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I would like to know if automation riches is a scam,

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I would like to know if automation riches is a scam

Lawyer's Assistant: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Alabama

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I don't know

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I just want to make sure i don't get ripped off looking for some kind of income til i get my diability

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Hi,

I'm Zoey.

I've reviewed your post. Do you have a website or a snail mail location for this company?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Www.Automationriches.com the company is in franklin, tn
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No i don't need you to call me i just want to know if this company is legitimate or not
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Never mind. I just found the site.

All of these get rich quick work at home sites that promise you that you can make a great living at home are at best examples of deceptive and misleading advertising, and at worst, are outright scams. Automation Riches is no exception.

In fact, since they are only in the business of attracting new investors into the business, that makes them an illegal pyramid scheme. The new investors on the bottom pay off the ones at the top. The business model can't possibly sustain itself and typically they run out of investors in about 2 years, if the government doesn't find them first and shut them down. The ones who get in at the beginning get money (and frequently also get indicted). The ones at the bottom mostly lose their investments.

The Federal Trade Commission, which is trying to close as many of these sites down as they can get to, recommends looking for a job that pays you. The ones you have to pay into to join, all too often won't even earn you enough to cover the cost of the program, regardless of what the pitchman says on his video.

The real brains behind these sorts of outfits make out very, very well because you and others like you would pay him a great deal of money to learn how to get rich quickly while doing nothing. Meanwhile, you get nothing for the privilege.

What these get rich quick hucksters don't tell you is that unless you have 24/7 commitment to grow a successful business, you won't get one. And despite what these companies promise, they don't deliver and they enrich only the founder of the company. Then, once your investment proves to be a bad one, when you look at the contract you signed, you generally discover that none of the results these companies seemed to promise were ever actually guaranteed at all.

The Federal Trade Commission, this country's chief consumer regulatory agency, has done a lot of work in this area going after work at home companies that prey on the elderly, the disabled, and the unemployed by offering expensive do-nothing programs that enrich only the company and defraud the consumer. They offer you some advice as to how to evaluate a program or an online job that you see.

www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/work-home-job-going-pay

Finally, because of the fact that businesses such as this one are largely predators, the Federal Trade Commission has mandated that these work at homes put a disclaimer on their site, telling prospective customers in accurate terms what they can expect this business to bring in for them. Look for a link to a disclaimer in the fine print at the bottom of the site's home page. Sometimes it's called Earnings disclaimer and other times it's hidden in the Terms of Service link. Here, it's hidden in the terms of service and makes it clear you can lose money.

The best jobs to get are the ones you apply for that hire you based on your qualifications, experience and aptitude for the job. The ones who take anyone who signs up and pays the investment fee will end up costing you far more than you will earn from them. Each and every time.

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Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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