DataEntryBucks.com claims to offer a data entry job in the comfort of your own home. ‘Enter data online and earn $200 – $500 every day working from your home computer. Data entry workers needed immediately!' DataEntryBucks.com goes on to state that ‘This is not a get-rich-quick scheme but a legitimate way to earn money from home'. Now why would we think it's a ‘get-rich-quick' scheme when they are presenting a job offer? Makes you wonder why they're being so defensive. Hmmm… In any event, allegedly you'll get paid to fill out forms for companies. In theory that sounds pretty simple. But it begs the question, Why isn't everyone else working for them? Well if you believe their site, it's because there are only 4 positions available! Really Data Entry Bucks? Really? I don't know about you but this is starting to smell like a typical scarcity marketing tactic to me.
The Truth about DataEntryBucks.com
Well, wouldn't you know it, I'm right. Apparently in order to work for DataEntryBucks.com, I need pay $39.95 to secure this position. Excuse you! I knew I smelled B.S.! Why do I have to pay for a job? Last I checked it was the other way around. In an offline job search I wouldn't pay a company to work for them, so I'm definitely not paying DataEntryBucks.com. That being said, I did some research and have listed some common complaints against this company.
1. As stated above, You're paying for a so called "job". It's one thing to pay for education, training, resume writing services, a newspaper or internet service to help you land a job. But paying a company to work for them is nonsense. That's also fine if you're investing in a home based business but it's never cool to pay someone to work for them. So that's a huge strike. Most scams exhibit this people. Don't let desperation cloud your judgment. You wouldn't put up with that crap offline so don't do it online either!
2. The job isn't really a job. This is yet another example of a work at home company that is misrepresenting affiliate marketing. Just like the Google profit/ money nonsense out there, they aren't being honest and letting you know that they're actually selling you is training and not a real job. It's this type of crap that makes me have a better appreciation for a company like Wealthy Affiliate. Affiliate marketing isn't a freaking dirty word but these companies sure make it feel that way. In fact, I'm getting the heebie geebies just talking about them. Hold up, I have to go get me some hand sanitizer. Oh screw it, I'm getting the soap and water. …… Okay I'm back. Sorry about that.
3. The other compliant I found was that DataEntryBucks.com may not necessarily honor their refund policies consistently. Allegedly a former 'employee' paid his fee. Later he decided it wasn't for him when he couldn't get into the members area. After emailing the company repeatedly requesting a refund, he finally got a response stating they didn't know who he was. Therefore they couldn't refund him any money! So he sent them his receipt from click bank and they still denied him. Now ain't that about a B? Imagine if our court system worked like that. A lawyer would present the evidence proving someone's innocence and a judge was like: ‘Nah, You're guilty!' What a scary world that would be. (Oh wait that does happen sometimes. lol) Apparently that's what you're dealing with DataEntryBucks.com. Not surprisingly, DataEntryBucks.com no longer uses clickbank.com for their payment processing. My guess is that Clickbank.com had received massive refund request and complaints so they dropped them like its hot.
Fight The Power!
You know I don't like leaving you without solutions. So if you feel like you've been scammed by these guys, Call them, write them, email them and fax them. Do what ever it takes to get your money back. I would contact my credit card company first and get that charge reversed. Explain to your credit card company there was a fraudulent charge on your account. In any event when I tried to look up DataEntryBuck.com's contact information using a whois search, it yielded the following:
Registration Service Provided By: NameCheap.com Contact: Visit: http://www.namecheap.com/
Domain name: dataentrybucks.com 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #110 – 732 Westchester, CA 90045 US
Administrative Contact: WhoisGuard WhoisGuard Protected ( ) +1.6613102107 Fax: +1.6613102107 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #110 – 732 Westchester, CA 90045 US
Name Servers: ns.inmotionhosting.com ns2.inmotionhosting.com
What this means in plain English is that they hide some of their important contact information using a guard service. Some companies use this for privacy reasons because you can easily get spammed. However it wouldn't surprise me if they're using it to hide from their "employees" not the spammers. Whatever the reason may be, It doesn't matter. Because you can just holla at your credit card company and they should be able to help you.
At the end of the day I would stay away from DataEntryBucks.com. The fact of the matter is no job is going to charge you to work for them. So that's the first red flag. Secondly, what they are really selling is a crash course in affiliate marketing. I don't know about you, but I don't want to learn this from someone trying to trick me into it. Next you should ask yourself, when have you known a REAL data entry job to pay you anywhere near ‘several hundred dollars per day'? NOT NEVER! The final thing for me that is a dead give away is Dataentrybucks.com's claims that they only have 4 spots available. The truth is they always have 4 spots available. It's a stupid script programed to trick you into feeling pressured into buying their nonsense right away. This way you avoid doing your research and stumbling on an article like the one you're reading. At the end of the day, this is why doing your homework is so important and why you're on this page. But even if I didn't write this article, all you need to do is follow the easy steps in my scams video. Trust me it'll be worth the 5 minutes. I promise!
Look, I know times are rough and you're frustrated from searching for a data entry job. But the fact of the matter is these jobs aren't in great demand and scam artist know that. Being successful at working at home means being able to be real with yourself and make the appropriate adjustments. The folks that I know who have made money at home relatively quickly are the ones that left their comfort zone and ventured into work at home jobs that were in demand or non-traditional work at home opportunities. I'm not saying it's impossible to find a data entry job, I'm just saying it's like winning the lotto. Some folks have had success with companies like Amazon and using my work at home companies page. So you can give those a shot. But I would encourage you explore ALL your possibilities while trying to land that elusive traditional data entry job. After all, wouldn't you want to make some money than what you're making now spending countless hours searching for data entry? What's the worst that can happen if you try something a little different?
Before I sign off, I just want to make it clear that although many of these shady companies try to misrepresent affiliate marketing for something it's not, please don't let that taint your view of it. People twist things that were meant for good all the time (Religion, Politics, Nuclear Power, etc). So keep that in mind as you run into so called job opportunities or magic systems claiming you'll be making a lot of easy money. Chances are it's usually a ploy to get you into their shady affiliate marketing course. Don't invest a dime in anyone trying to trick you. If it's something that does spark your interest, be sure it's a company that is honest and doesn't exaggerate claims of income or success. Anything online that will make you decent money will require time, energy, effort, persistence and guidance. It's definitely not a matter of slapping down some money and your financial woes will be solved.
By the way as I have said many times over, these scams repeat themselves. So if the company you're looking at has the name of data entry, typing, easy money, instant, Google something or another in the address, then chances are it's a company that should probably be avoided. If you're questioning it's legitimacy, then that's called your instincts. That's God's little gift to you that helps you out of bad situations. Don't ignore it because you're desperate or frustrated. I promise you, you'll pay more if you don't listen to it,.
Take care & Good luck.
14 thoughts on “Is DataEntryBucks.com A Scam?”
Thank you Eddy, sounds reasonable. I just started looking into “work from home” option and surprised with how many scam pop ups I already saw. Looks like it is very easy to follow in to the wrong direction. Can you please (looks like you are for a while in this market and know what is happening there) recommend me couple of the companies that is safe to work for and still paid Ok? By the way, can you please give me an idea about what is realistic earnings for a part time involvement in the “home from work” ?
Thank you so much,
I can’t answer your question because that will vary depending on the job and industry. But I can tell you this. The work at home jobs that pay you the most tend to require a lot more specialized skills and training.
I’ve listed them here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/01/01/work-at-home-outlook-for-2009/
You should also visit the following pages for your work at home needs:
In general just start reading through this blog, everything you need is here. Spend enough time going through the material and you’ll learn a lot. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Can anybody recommend legitimate “work from home” company that offers Health Insurance? Am I looking for too much?
Most companies that offer work at home jobs are doing so because it saves them money. That means lower cost in payroll management because benefits aren’t part of the equation. So its unlikely you’re going to find a company that offers that. You can probably work for an non work at home company, then convince them to allow you to work at home. Then you may still be able to keep your benefits. But that might be a long shot. Sadly this shouldn’t have to be an issue if there was actually a national health care plan like there are in many other nations. People only see the value in such a plan unless you’re self employed or in a work at home job situation.
I’m not a big fan of data entry sites. They’ve been around for awhile and are usually quite misleading. One issue I do have with your review, however, is that you claim customers are paying the company to work for them, but this is infact not so and I had trouble finding any such information on their site. The company specifically states it is not a traditional data entry job, refers to the program as a ‘system’ and mentions multiple times members will be doing work for other companies. They also claim to provide tutorials. Here is the first question at the very top of the FAQ page as well:
Q. Is this a job offer?
A. No. We are not an employer. We provide you with a database of hundreds of listings of companies who will pay you to do certain tasks or will hire you and pay you a salary. Other types of listings in our database allow you to make money on your own carrying out the instructions provided.
I’m not trying to condone the product in any way as there are a number of other questionnable practices on the site. I just think that if you write a review on the product, it should be totally honest.
Thanks for chiming in. I really appreciate it. I hear what you’re saying. However most people reading the sale page will see many of the other statements listed as a perceived job offer especially because most people scan pages and don’t read FAQs. (Not that I’m condoning such behavior as it’s very costly. ) So it’s not that I’m being dishonest. If I were in the business of doing so, the news would spread fast & wouldn’t receive the accolades and references I have: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/about. The fact of the matter is there are elements of the page that would make you believe that this opportunity is a job. Clearly if that wasn’t the case, the company wouldn’t have the numerous complaints. At the end of the day, they’re not being upfront about what the so-called system is. (Or they weren’t at the time of this review. It wouldn’t surprise me if they switch the language up.) But just reading the site’s name you’re under the false assumption this may be a data entry job.
That being said, it is our responsibility as the user to read these things very carefully for the elements of truth that you were able to dig up. Most of the time when this is done and due diligence is practiced, you avoid these products and many of the shady other products out there.
But thanks for sharing your opinion. I think we can both agree that these type of products should be avoided. That was pretty much the gist of the article which I think most people get and appreciate that I’ve saved them some hard earned bucks.
Eddy, you’re top notch! I’ve found your blogs and suggestions quite helpful. Keep up the good work!
I’ll keep at it. I hope to see you here again soon.
It all boils down to doing your research, doesn’t it? This is just another one of the hundreds of online “get rich quick!” scams. Any company that says “Make Thousands on Autopilot!” “Make Money While You Sleep!” “It’s So Easy, It’s Ridiculous!” (It literally is ridiculous.) is to be put on ignore. Usually these types of scams feature expensive cars, large mansions / homes and of course, wads of dollar bills floating around their page. Oh, and by the way, just give us your $19, $29 or $39.00’s for the privilege of joining this once in a lifetime opportunity! And did I forget to mention that “No Experience Is Needed — Anyone Can Do This!” And do you know, they’re right! You don’t need experience to be scammed, and anyone can be scammed.
Anyone that does PTC / PTR programs should be aware of this. Many (but not all) of the ads that you see are outright scams. If you see something that interest you, NEVER click on the links in the ad — instead, write it down and DO YOUR RESEARCH. Do a Google search, read forums and use sites like http://www.scam.com. You will save yourself a lot of grief — and money! It always pays to check things out first, and if a company is legitimate, you will generally find quality testimonials stating that it is so. There are more places that you can go to, such as the BBB, but this is a great start. And, as Eddy has stated above, his scams video will guide you in the right direction.
What do you think about the Arise work at home company? you have to pay for your own background check and then you also have to pay for your classes to learn how to service a certain company. Seems like alot of out of pocket money. What do you think??
Arise is actually a legitimate company. Paying for training is common. After all that’s why folks pay for college, medical, or law school. I know a lot of people aren’t fans of the background check fee but from what I understand they are a legitimate company. That being said if any of that stuff is an issue, you can try some of the other companies listed on my companies page:
You’re welcome. It’s good to hear when people like yourself are actively doing their research but more importantly taking action on ALL available options. I’m just happy to do my part in helping people avoid nonsense.
You’re welcome as well. As a successful internet / affiliate marketer companies that misrepresent this opportunity really piss me off because they soil the industry with these tactics. So any chance I get to shed light on the truth, I take it. By the way I wish I had a site like this when I was coming up too. lol As many of my subscribers know, I’ve been scammed my share of times as well. But I’m glad it happened because it was those experiences that lead me to creating my sites and getting into this industry. It goes to show that you can turn lemons into lemonade if you have the right mindset. 😉
Hey, just wanted to say thanks for all the fine information you’ve put on your site. It has helped when I wasn’t quite sure if an opportunity was a scam or not, and introduced me to legit resources like Mechanical Turk. I appreciate the work you’ve put into filtering out the BS and thanks for looking out for us. 🙂
Thank you for clearing the air about affiliate marketing. I’m an internet marketer and before I made my first dollar online I got scammed out of hundreds. Wish I had someone out there like you giving the real deal about “working from home”