You just lost $10.00
Or $39.95 if you signed up as a full time Data Entry Clerk.
Real Data Entry claims to be the “the first real, legitimate Data Entry work at home opportunity to hit the web” that provides you “legitimate Data Entry work everyday.”
“”We will provide you with legitimate Data Entry work everyday.
You will be able to spend more time with your family.”
“Part-time Data Entry clerks will make around $300 per month, while Full-time Data Entry clerks will make around $900 per month” states Real Data Entry.
Clearly they are marketing to struggling families – those most in need.
Tragically, from personal experience, I can write of this cruel exploitative hoax.
I had bypassed this company at first however I joined when a very trusted friend mentioned it to me.
She had heard of it from a friend who claimed to have work for them for about a year.
Well, I thought, if there still there after a year maybe it’s not so bad after all.
Trust your friends, but not your friends friend
If it was not for the apparent good news story I would not have joined.
There are all the scam warning signs.
A job almost too good to be true:
“You will be able to choose when you want to complete your data entry assignments. There are no deadlines. You will never be fired or laid off” states Real Data Entry” claims RDE.
“ and that you will never have to advertise, place advertisements, or spend money to join a site to review it, or for that matter own a website.”
So what does Real Data Entry claim to deliver?
RDE sends you sends you daily website links which you review, recommend additional information, suggest what information be removed and point out spelling and grammar errors. You can join part time and receive 1 job daily or full time and receive 3 -5 a day. In practice it is 3 a day.
I began to have disquietening thoughts after I looked around.
There was the story of a person who was paid – there was a few glitches in receipt of the cheque which they received. Then there was a post from the company on this blog admitting they had paid this lady to tell her story.
A statement that there was payment followed and no further blog posts followed.
Similar complaints were found on work from Home forums but none were recent.
How to tell if a service is a scam?
1. Is Real Data Entry contactable?
Legitimate sites allow you to contact their staff easily. It’s in the company’s interest to appear above board. A scam has something to hide and does not want to reveal too much of its operation. If the contact information is not readily available then it may be a scam. If you are not put off at this stage then you need to research the company further.
My experience with Real Data entry was mixed. I received some generalized answers to queries and no reply to others. The ones not replied to were unimportant and from the website contact form. As I had been experiencing a few browser issues, I initially assumed the problem was at my end.
2. Research the Experience of Others
What has been the experience of other/ A few wingers does not a scam make – after all some people simply don’t follow instructions and then criticize others for their own failures.
However, how many legitimate success stories does Real Data entry have? I found none who will defend the company.
I did find one story that mirrored my own experience.
When Will You Get Paid?
Real Data Entry’s sell is very simple.
They criticize scams so as to earn your trust and you can join for a free seven day trial. You receive 1 job a day paying $10 each.
“We have spent the past 3 years to come up with a program that anyone who wants to work from home can enjoy. We know firsthand about all of the scams out there, so we wanted to be one of the first opportunities to come out that is legitimate, and offers a REAL Data Entry position” claims RDE.
The jobs redirect you to a website to review in a second php form page.
Of course all these offers redirect through RDE’s affiliate links which they hope to earn from.
At the end of the week you find that to get paid you are told you need to have earned $1000.
I took the position seriously, often evaluating the offers from other source outside of RDE’s scope. If any food comes from RDE it is that I have analyzed a huge number of offers that you will hear about on The Rippoff Report.
One of RDE’s critics alleged that they were told their work was not good enough and told to do assignments again.
However, there is no training or explanations of what may constitute poor workmanship. No one is told what style the material should be in. for example you are asked to not spelling or grammatical errors. The php form inserts / before some punctuation marks (which you discover if you need to press enter again if you miss one of the tick boxes out). So should I write ‘herd’ should be spelled ‘heard’ or ignore the marks and possibly confuse the sentence?
Getting Un-Paid with RDE
After a month I applied for payment and received the following automated web message:
“We have received your request for payout. We now have to verify each assignment to make sure that you have followed all of our terms on each assignment. Please allow us 2-4 weeks to verify all of your assignments before we are able to process any payment. We will notify you as soon as your payment has been processed. DO NOT REQUEST PAYOUT AGAIN! If you do it will delay your payout request longer.”
In the meantime I worked on the next months jobs. After four weeks I contacted the company expressing the wish for a prompt reply.
Suddenly the jobs stopped coming and although I can still access my ‘account’ the work has instantly dried up. This mirrors the story of some other complainants.
Are There Legitimate Data Entry Sites Out There?
Yes, there are. A number of companies offer freelance work for telecommuters, medical and legal transcriptionists and telecommuters. In today’s mobile workforce there are many who use secure networks to offer information technology services.
Trying to do background companies can be a real pain. You should be careful about paying money upfront for programs.
Many companies offer a free job listing service. However many of the links then go to pay for services from companies not hosted on the site which probably earning affiliate income. Or you may find you email folder full of MLM ‘opportunities’ because the company handed over your email. The work@home website was accused of owning and operating many of the opportunities that it recommends it’s members pay to join.
Many companies are simply pilfering links from established companies and redirecting them through their own domain. Many complain that within minutes of paying their sign up fee they discover that many of the sites they are directed too neither work or exist. Even if they work there is no – or little – ongoing support.
In the world of transcription, many services require a fee to enable companies to obtain details to bid for a contract. However, this does not guarantee you will be accepted by the hiring company.
Even the most legitimate companies can present frustrations to people outside the USA. For example, www.sohojobs.org offers an excellent data base of jobs where you must prove your qualifications or undertake a test by a potential employer. However, the service proved useless for a dear friend who does medical transcription in India.
A good source of information can be found at http://www.homeworkersnet.com.
The same is true of e-books and training course that promise insider secrets. It’s a good idea to wade through unbiased reviews. Sadly a keyword search for PRODUCT NAME SCAM often results in the affiliate link to the product or a review made to sell the product.
Often the missing part of the puzzle requires being shown and guided through a process before it gel’s in the mind. A procedures may in itself is simple but as individuals we all interpret instructions differently. A simple step may be all that is the difference between success and failure yet if I have only an ebooks guidance, I may not be totally sure I fullu understand the implications of what is required. This is why successful training systems offer feedback to test your progress.
Please, when you hear of a good service please let us know!
The following extensive list of scams to stay away from sourced from http://www.squidoo.com/typeathomescams
10×25 E-gold – http://10x25eg.envy.nu/
250% Plus – http://i2u2me.hihome.com/ImportedFiles/250plus.html
5% * 30 – http://www.101h.com/qdmz2003/index.html
80% each day for 3 Days – http://gold-eagle.vze.com/
Ace Gold – http://www.acegold.funurl.com/
Adarbitrage – http://www.adarbitrage.com/
Advanced Gold Programs – http://www.advancedgoldprograms.org
Alfa Invetsment – http://www.alfainvestment.com/
Ally Gold – http://www.allygold.com/
Amiscue – http://www.amiscue.com
Anchor Investment – http://www.geocities.com/anchorinvestments…nvestments.html
Atlantic Invest – http://www.atlantic-invest.com
Atom Gold Investment – http://www.atom-gold-investment.filetap.com/
Aurora Holdings – http://www.auroraholdings.com/
Beta Gold – http://www.betagold.bravehost.com/
BigOnDating Real Investment – http://www.bigondating.com/invest.htm
Bisnis Online – http://www.bisnis-online.com/
Brideby – http://www.Brideby.com
Business HYIP – http://www.businesshyip.com/
Business Invest – http://www33.brinkster.com/businessinvest/
Cash Creation – http://www.cashcreation.com
Cash Flow – http://cashflow.netfirms.com/
Cash Investment – http://www.cashinvestment.net/
Cash Paradise – http://www.cashparadise.org/
Century Investment Group – http://www.centuryinvestmentgroup.cc/
Cheap Investment – http://www.cheapinvestment.vze.com/
Christmas Day Gold – http://www.geocities.com/christmas_day_gold/
CIDA Fund – http://www.cidafund.tk/
Classic Gold Game – http://www.101h.com/classicgoldgame/
Club 300 – http://www.club300.no-frills.net/
Club Prosperity – http://clubprosperity.com/
Crystal Gold – http://crystalgold.250x.com/
CT Gold – http://www.ctgold.tk/
Daily FX Trading – http://www.dailyfxtrading.com/
Data Entry Made Easy-http://www.dataentrymadeeasy.com/
DexiGold – http://www.dexigold.com
Digital Pixel – http://www.digitalpixel.net/
Digit-Gold – http://www.digitgold.com
Direct Money Connection – http://www.directmoneyconnection.com/
Dollar Baster – http://www.dollarsblaster.com
Double e-gold – http://egoldx2.free-host.com/
Double Gold – http://www.101h.com/doublegold/80×3
Double in 5 Days – http://www.101h.com/doublein5days/doublein5days
Dream HYIP – http://www.dreamhyi
Eazygold – http://www.eazygold.com/
E-Bank – http://www.e-bank.tv/
EfoxBridge.com – http://www.efoxbridge.com/
E-Forex-Gold – http://e-forex-gold.envy.nu/
E-Global International – http://www.e-globalinternational.com/
E-Gold 400 – http://members.lycos.co.uk/egold400/egold4…d400/index.html
E-goldInvestClub – http://www.egoldinvestclub.tk/
E-Gold Luck – http://egoldluck.com/
E-Gold Mall – http://www.e-goldmall.com/
E-Gold Master – http://egoldmaster.net/
E-gold Savings – http://egoldsavings.com/
E-Gold Solution – http://www.freewebs.com/egoldsolution/
EIDC 10% Daily – http://10pd.eidcweb.com/
Energy Investment – http://energy-invest.envy.nu/index.htm
Equitas Fund – http://www.geocities.com/equitasfund
E-Share – http://www.e-share.org
Equitas Fund – http://www.geocities.com/equitasfund/
Euro Profit Club – http://www.europrofit-club.com/
EWallet – http://ewallet.cjb.net/
Express Earnings – http://www.expressearnings.com/
Fair Gold Investment – http://www.fair-gold.com/
Fantasia – http://www.damn2002.com/fantasia
FAST SPEND-RESPEND! – http://fsr.vze.com/
F-Gold – http://www.fgold.virtue.nu/
Financial Work – http://www.financial-work.com/
Fit Investment – http://www.fit-investment.com/
Five Gold – http://www.fgold.virtue.nu/
Fredman’s Invest – http://asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/fredmansinvest
Forex Golden – http://www.forexgoldenfund.tk/
Forex Pool – https://www.forexpool.com/
Forex Zero – http://www.forexzero.com
Fredman Invest – http://asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/fredmansinvest/
Future HYIP – http://www.futurehyip.com/
Future Invest – http://www.futureinvest.tk/
Future Invest 2003 – http://www.geocities.com/futureinvest2003/home.html
Fx Investment – http://www.fx-investment.com/
G3Traders – http://www.g3traders.com/
GeaGold – http://www.geagold.com/
Get Profit – http://www.get-profit.net/
Global Profit Club – http://globalprofitclub.freewebsitehosting…profitclub.h tml
Glow Gold – http://www23.brinkster.com/glowgold/index.htm
God Father Gold – http://www.godfathergold.com/
Gold4Life – http://www.gold4life.com/
Gold Asia – http://gold-asia.envy.nu/
Gold Autumn – http://www.101h.com/goldaut/index118
Gold Carbone – http://www.goldcarcone.com ?
Gold Cool – http://www.gold-cool.mm.to/
Gold Doctor – http://golddoctor.netfirms.com/
Gold Doors – http://www.goldcreator.com/golddoors
Gold Equilibrium – http://www.goldequilibrium.com/
Gold Forus – http://www.goldforus.com/
Gold Generation – http://goldgeneration.com/
Gold Giant – http://goldgiant.itgo.com/
Gold HYIP – http://www.goldhyip.com/
Gold Income – http://www.goldincome.org
Gold Invest – http://gold-invest.biz/
Gold Leader – http://www.goldleader.biz/
Gold Profit – http://www.101h.com/goldprofit/
Gold Purpose – http://www.goldpurpose.com/
Gold Race – http://www.goldrace.biz/
Gold Service Investments – http://www.gold-service-investments.com/
Gold Spare – http://www.goldspare.com ?
Gold System – http://www.goldsystem.org/
Gold Vest – http://www.gold-vest.com/
Gold Wire Investment – http://www.goldwireinvestments.com/
Golden Buck – http://www.goldenbuck.com/
Golden Deposit – http://www.101h.com/goldendeposit/_default.htm
Golden Forex – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/goldenforex/
Goldenhyiper – http://www.goldenhyiper.com/
Golden River 2004 – http://golden-river-2004.com/
Golden Street – http://www.101h.com/intergold/streetgold
Golden Stairway To Heaven – http://gsth.game.vg/
Golden Sunday 2002 – http://members.lycos.co.uk/goldensunday2002/
Golden Way – http://golden-way.biz/
Golden Week! – http://www.101h.com/goldenweek
Goldin-Vest – http://www.goldin-vest.envy.nu/
Gold Mine #9 – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/goldmine9
GoldShooting – http://www.goldshooting.tk/
Gold Storage – http://www.gold-storage-int.com/
HB Investment – http://hbinvestment.com/
Hedge Syn – http://www.hedgesyn.com/
Hidden Traders – http://hiddentraders.tk/
Hi Gold – http://www.higold.tk/
Honesty Egold Ins – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Honesty_Egold_Ins
Home profits data entry
Honest Game 2003 – http://www.geocities.com/honestgame2003/
HourGold – http://www.hourgold.com
HYIP Finance – http://www.hyipfinance.com
HYIP-Invest – http://www.hyip-invest.com
HyipforYou – http://www.hyipforyou.com
I2u2Me – http://i2u2me.hihome.com/
Imperial Gold – http://imperialgold.isthe1.com/
Imperial IClub – http://imperialiclub.com/
Income Builder – http://www.income-builder.com/
Industry-Gold – http://www.industry-gold.com/
Inter Bank Investment – http://www.interbank-investment.com/
Inter Gold – http://www.101h.com/intergold/intergold
INVES-SPEND – http://www.investspend.envy.nu/
Invest 99 – http://www.invest99.com/
Invest Metal – http://www.investmetal.alqird.net/
Invest Planet – http://www.invest-planet.com/
Iprior – http://www.Iprior.com
King Midas Gold – http://www.kingmidasgold.com/index.html
Lasting Gold – http://mysterygold.freewebsitehosting.com/…lastinggold.htm
Leading Fund – http://www.leadingfund.com ?
Love Gold – http://www32.brinkster.com/lovegold132/
MaestroGold – http://www.maestrogold.com/
MaMa Gold – http://www.mamagold.envy.nu/
Matrix Gold – http://www.matrix-gold.com
Max Bux – http://www.maxbux.net/
Max to Gold – http://max-to-gold.com/
MaxxGold4all – http://www.maxxgold4all.com/
Mega Service – http://magservice.t35.com/
Mix Gold – http://www.mixgold.com/
MoGold – http://www.mogold.net/
Money-Online – http://moneyonline.chip.ms/
Monster Profit – http://www24.brinkster.com/monsterpf
Multi Bonus – http://www.multibonus.true.ws/
Neoig – http://www.neoig.net/
NetGold – http://goldcreator.com/netgold/?ref=509611
New Year Gold – http://www.newyeargold.com/
Nitro Power – http://www.damn2002.com/nitropower/
Nuta Club – http://www.nutaclub.com/
OffShore Venture – http://offshore-ventures.com/
Omega Investment – http://www.omega-investment.org/
Omni Double – http://omnidouble.vze.com/
One Day Gold – http://www.101h.com/onedaygold/
OTR Investments – http://www.otr-investments.com/
Paying Club – http://paying.cjb.net/
Pay U Gold – http://fire.prohosting.com/payugold/
Pioneer Trading – http://www.pioneertrading.now.nu/
Planet Egold – http://www.planet-egold.net/
Premium Gold – http://www.premiumgold.net/
Primagold – http://www.primagold.bravehost.com/
Prime Star – http://www.prime-star.com/
Private Gold – http://www.privategold2002.tk/
Process At Home – http://www.processathome.com
Profit Egold – http://www.profitegold.com/
Quick Bucks Profit – http://www.geocities.com/quickbucksprofit/
Quick Shuttle – http://www.quickshuttle.mini.to/
Rama Gold – http://www.ramagold.com/
Rate4Gold – http://www.101h.com/rate4gold
Ratingold – http://www.ratingold.filetap.com/
Real Data Entry – http://www.realdataentry.net
Real Earnings – http://www.real-earnings.com/
Real Webmaster.com – http://www.real-webmaster.com/
Risa Investments – http://www.risainvestments.com/
Rotex Investments – http://www.rotexinvestments.com/
Royal Invest – http://www.royalinvest.tk/
Royal Lexus – http://www.royalexus.com/
Safe HYIP – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/safehyip
Save Share – http://www.saveshare.com/
Season Investment – http://www.seasoninvestment.tk/
S-G-I – http://www.s-g-i.vze.com/
Silver Forest – http://mysterygold.freewebsitehosting.com/…lverforest.html
Smart Investments – http://www.smart-investments.org/
Spacegold – http://www.spacegold.mail333.com/
SportsArbitrageInvestor – http://www.SportsArbitrageInvestor.com
Sports Trader – http://sportstrader.ws/
Stable Profit 2004 – http://stableprofit2004.com/
Steady Fund – http://www.steadyfund.org
STIPGOLD.COM – http://www.stipgold.com/
Striders Arrow Fund – http://www.stridersarrowfund.com/
Super Affiliate Website
Super Earn – http://www.superearn.com
Super Gold – http://supergold.freewebsitehosting.com/supergold.html
Super Platinum – http://www.101h.com/edward/superplatinum.html
Surprise Gold – http://www.surprisegold.vze.com/
Surreal HYIP – http://www.surrealhyip.com/
Teco Invest – http://www.tecoinvest.com/
Terma Gold – http://www.termagold.com/
THD Investment – http://www.thd-investment.com/
The Fun – http://www.101h.com/thefun/index.html
The Goldenbatch 8 – http://www.freewebs.com/goldenbatch
The Gold Explorer – http://www.thegoldexplorer.co.nr/
The Quest Investment – http://www.freewebs.com/thequest
Three Days Profit – http://www.threedaysprofit.qc.tc/
Time4ataco – http://time4ataco.com/
Trade For Gold – http://www33.brinkster.com/tradeforgold/
Tremble of Gold – http://www.trembleofgold.com/
Trust Investing – http://www.trust-investing.com/
Trust Uniion – http://www.trust-union.com/
Try and Get – http://www.tryandget-online.com/
Twenty Gold – http://www.geocities.com/twenty_gold/
Up Gold – http://www.freewebs.com/upgold/index.htm
ULife Fund – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ulifefund/
UTI – http://www.uti.mirrorz.com/
Vertical Gold – http://verticalgold.netfirms.com/
VHyip – http://www.vhyip.com/
Virtual Shares – http://www.virtualshares.com/
Vision Investment Group – http://www.visioninvestmentgroup.com/
V-Mart – http://www.vmart.6x.to/
Web Money Investor – https://www.webmoneyinvestor.com
Web Trade Club – http://webtradeclub.com/
Web Trade Investment – htp://www.webtradeinvestments.com ?
Weekly 25 – http://www.weekly25.com/
Weekly GWP – http://www.weeklygwp.com/
Weekly E-Gold – http://www.weeklyegold.com/
World of Gold – http://www.world-of-gold.com/
World Wide Invest – http://www.worldwide-invest.com/
XAP 200 – http://www.xap200.spyw.com/
Zadollars – http://www.zadollars.com/
Zerogold1015 – http://www.zerogold1015.envy.nu/
Z-Fund – http://www.z-fund.com/