is universal marketing and training legitimate or a scam?
Hello Jacustomer,Almost all of the work at home industry is crooked. Even if a business is actual, all of these work at home, get rich quick programs are great examples of false advertising and deceptive marketing. While the companies may not be out-and out scammers, in that you may get something for your money, there is no such thing as a quick road to success and the only person who gets rich from programs like this are the who thought it up and put it on the internet. The odds are very very high that you will end up paying more for one of these programs than you will ever make from it. The Federal Trade Commission has targeted this industry because it preys on the elderly, the disabled, the single parent, and other people who for one reason or another have to work at home. At best they are sources of mere pin money. At worse you will pay and pay and pay more to keep buying more programs to try to recoup your investment. They are closing sites like this down, though new ones spring up as quickly as others are shut down. They call their incentive Operation Bottom Dollar, and you can read about work at home frauds like this one here. Universal Marketing is practically brand new. It's website went up at the end of March. (see link) The newer the site, the higher the possibility of scam, because many of these sites set themselves up only for a quick killing and then shut down and go underground until they can resurface again under a new name. The registrant of the website has opted not to reveal his corporate identity and address. Legitimate businesses welcome inquiries and don't try to hide from the customers they serve. If they make it too hard for you to find out who and where they really are, they are likely up to no good. Despite it's short existence, this company is already well known to the Better Business Bureau. On their rating scale from A to F, they give it an F, their lowest rating (see link). It is registered with the Arizona Secretary of State, which is required, but as they are very new, that's meaningless. It's too soon to see their records and their tax filiings.Finally, because of the fraud in this area, the Federal trade Commission has changed the law to require that all of these work at home businesses provide an earnings disclaimer. That is, the business must specify exactly what they guarantee and what sort of earnings you can realistically expect to make. Universal Marketing is without the required disclaimer which is a very bad sign.I would avoid getting involved here. The best kind of jobs pay you. They don't require you to pay them. At best you'll get something you could have learned about for free at the library. At worst you'll get nothing at all.FranL41073.9656708681
18+ years experience in criminal fraud matters
thank you for the information. This is the sixth request that I participate all from different but similar type at home jobs involving merchant services (credit card processing for Visa/Mastercard.
thank you again
Hi Paul, and thank you,The rule of thumb is that if you have to pay in, avoid it. There are legitimate work at home opportunities on the web. They are not flashy, and they won't make you rich but you'll have flexible hours and make a living. One such company that really hires is Live Ops. They would train you to do customer service telephone work, and you get contracted out to major companies. Here are some other suggestions.Good luck!