Avoid Crap Like This!

In one of my previous blog posts, I talked about a certain scammy-looking site and how you most probably wouldn’t even want to touch it with a ten foot pole.

I didn’t reveal the URL but now in the best interests of my readers, it’s easyrichsg.com . Avoid that site at all costs! Read my previous post and you’ll know why.

==> Easy Rich?

Stuart did snooping of his own and he found a sister site of easyrichsg.com and wa la! This is it:

simplyrichsg.com or simplystupid.

Now let’s scroll down and break this baby apart!

This time the salescopy is from an “Aunty Irene” who’s a supposedly a housewive making big money on the internet while fast asleep. Stuart went to check the whois record for this site and the name that came up was Frank Seet. So it’s actually a guy who loves being in drag online.

So you scroll down and you see the “proof”:

Everything’s fine for this screenshot except for one thing.

The proportion of the rows. It’s all whacked. If you have a Clickbank account and you’re making sales, you’d know that the rows are all in proportion to each other.

But this screenshot is NOT. How is it that $733.90 and $345.14 can almost be the same length? Clickbank didn’t design a dumbass system. Even if it’s graphical, you’d bet your house Clickbank would have got it right.

So like I said before, either this guy has got a unique Clickbank account or he’s doing some awful cutting and pasting.

Next comes the cheque:

This cheque is perfect. There’s nothing wrong about it technically. But here’s something that gives it away.

Notice that this cheque is for the period ending 2006-11-16 and the dollar amount is $7495.79. Scroll up to the above “Clickbank” screenshot and notice that the dollar figure for 2006-11-16 is also $7495.79.

What’s special about that?

There is NO way, for the same pay period, that your sales figure and the cheque that arrives in your mailbox is the same!

Why?

Because you have refunds and allowances to deal with! Those two will deduct a portion of your sales revenue leaving you with the balance, and then that comes as your paycheck.

I’ve never ever heard of a product on Clickbank get zero refunds. There are bound to be refunds. I’ve had them the very first pay period. Are you telling this guy has a product that has zero refunds? Yea right…

OK. But let’s assume that by happen stance that there were indeed no refunds or allowances at all and that he was supposed to get his entire sales revenue as his paycheck. Would that mean this is legit?

NO.

Because Clickbank charges you $2.50 for every cheque they send out to you. And they automatically deduct this amount from whatever you have in your account. So you will never ever have your cheques equalling your sales for the same pay period even if assuming you have zero refunds/allowances.

So putting the “Clickbank” screenshot and “Clickbank” cheque together, you know that the whole thing’s FAKE!

And then you get to the end of the letter and you see the standard order button and you find out it’s another affiliate link. This guy in drag has no product to sell, he’s just scamming people, sending them to another site so he can get his commissions.

Yea and the stupid web counter’s there again. I just don’t get this bit. Why does anyone ever need this?

By the way, the affiliate link on simplyrichsg and easyrichsg are the same. It’s the same guy behind both sites. And since you already know easyrichsg is questionable enough, simplystupid gets the same vote.

Please note however that the product that they are affiliating for could very well be legitimate. But that’s another story. Having this bozo here doing up a scammy salesletter just to make an affiliate sale is way stupid and lacks integrity.

I don’t get it. Since this guy already has the creativity, balls and effort to put up something like this. Why doesn’t he just channel his energies to a REAL online business instead and make money the right way?

Either he’s just desperate or simplystupid.

  

42 Comments so far

  1. Nita on February 9th, 2007

    Qoute”I don’t get it. Since this guy already has the creativity, balls and effort to put up something like this. Why doesn’t he just channel his energies to a REAL online business instead and make money the right way?”

    Adam, this is just affiliate marketing. I am also doing the same, you can check out my site as well. makequickmoneysg.com

    I do not see why you are complaining about people who are affiliates of clickbank publishers when you yourself is into clickbank marketing.

    Adam says:
    Read the post again.

    I am NOT knocking affiliate marketing nor UWV. I’m knocking idiots who use fake screenshots to dupe people into buying products (direct or affiliated).

  2. Adwin on February 9th, 2007

    Hi Adam,

    Thank you for another post to bust those guy down. Newbie need to really educate themselves more before jumping on every new thing they see.

    Common scam tactics should be highlighted again and again.

    Cheers!

  3. Glenn on February 11th, 2007

    As i’m not really tech savvy ..haha but i was comment that that site really has creativity in a funny way..

    first..the funny font that is out of the ordinary and plus all the editing that person has to do to really pull in his customers..i mean its like creativity in the wrong way but still quite unique ..haha

    plus all your additional arrow and comments , you’re really making the site look lke a fool.:(
    however, you cannot deny that effort was put into that site but just that its the wrong direction.

    teehee..

  4. Nita on February 14th, 2007

    Hi Adam,

    I’m Nita. I don’t know who commented here earlier using my name but I’m sure its not me.
    I’ve been following your blog and I was supprise to see a reply using my name on it and mentioning my website. I certainly will not say I’m doing the same because I’m not. But I do agree with what you did.

    These guys never apply anything if they ever bother to learn about affiliate marketing. All they did is to use PPC to get people to get into their site and be taken in by what they claim easy wealth. Think about it, If they don’t know SEO, cookies, Marketing techniques, how to get traffic without having to pay, etc, how would they even know how to give basic guidance to newbies.

    Let me share with everyone why so. I make my living online not 100% relying on income from UWP but my main business comes from promoting other CB products like PSP downloads, Music, Movies downloads, as you can see in my online
    Mart.

    When I was a newbie, Uwp was the first guide that I come across. I learn so much reading the uwp secrets and strategy and the updated wealth book and most of the programs proves usefull for me.

    I bet most people failed is not because that they are stupid or even because the systems/program doesn’t work. Most importantly is the mindset on how badly you wants it, or how desperate are you and what you will do to get them.

    I bet these guys didn’t even read up to page 10 or never even see what the program is all about. Or even worst, never even purchase uwp for themself.

    What these guys did resulted in giving UWP a bad name. And I am certain its not affiliate marketing that they are doing. But rather in making false claims and cheating others into buying something even they don’t know what it is all about.

    But from my personnal experience, UWP is very usefull in providing over 150 free ebooks and programs for free to its members in the VIP members area. TO claim that one makes over a million on one check is a really dump claim that even an idiot would be smart enough not to make such claims.

    I learn alot using what UWP provides me with. I get reasonable alexa ranking at times better than those using PPC and I never use PPC (Pay Per Click). Using the free tools and guide I get good ranking in search engines.

    But please remember that I’m just as blank when I started and woman normaly don’t understand about things like this as easily as men does. But I learn also a great deal from ewealth.com many of the best in the industries and believe me if I tell you they are many big names and true Gurus in there.

    As every IMteers know there are many ways in doing this business and most important you’ll need to be a specialist in one way to make it but still not forgeting other ways of course.

    What I see, many of you guys who follow stuart and adams blogging methods. While I am more into forum marketing, free advertising and some other secret strategy. I work really hard in droping my links in forums and posting free ads for my site and my online mart to get my quality targeted traffic. Sales are mostly from products which are not money making related.

    Currently my CB id is being suspended and I am waiting for it to be reactivated. Reasons because I post pictures of my clickbank check at my site. Adam might have a part to be blame in this indirectly because I saw him puting his check in his blog and I thought its fine to do that. Learn the hard way because this happens to be against CB’s liking.

    For those who never seen a clickbank check, looks like you’ll have to get your own check in order to see one. The check has changed alot for year 2007 in format i meant. In the descriptions, fonts and style. There even is a black box around the signature making it looks more like the signature is being printed rather than signed.

    Also wanna share with everyone that I receive an email from Stuart Tan about last week the day my id got suspended. (wonder if he as got anything to do with this incident) I doubt so. I’ve been visiting his site and he seems like a nice guy to start with. But I got a little suprise as to what he emailed me.

    Messages: Hello Nita,

    I will create website let visitor step by step buy direct form
    clickbank have 75% discount of your ultimate wealth package. hope you don’t get
    sales anymore.
    Have Free time come to
    visit my site : http://www.internetmarketingsingapore.com

    join my new Class step by step kill affiliate website and spam.

    Happy chinese new year !!!

    Maybe he had a bad day or something, THis email got me a little confuse but I’lll just forget about it and still continue to think he is a nice guy. Mainly because he looks nice and friendly. It is good that he gives good knowledge to others.

    I guess it is difficult for many to accept success as it is. There will still others who will think that success should never happen and if it happens something must not be right somewhere. But it is even more difficult to differentiate the crystal and glass on the internet. A glass will cut you but a crystal will make look nise

    Sorry if this comment is too long. Like most ladies, onces I start chating my mouth, Its too dificult to stop.

    Nita

  5. […] But I’m not giving a judgement yet. In light of the transparent investigations done by Adam Wong & Stuart on a recent scam, I decided to give this fella fair treatment, hold back from my initial reaction and give him a fair chance. […]

  6. Nelson Tan on February 20th, 2007

    …And the guy is a patriotic Singaporean too? What a shame.

    best regards,
    Nelson

    Adam says:
    Hey Nelson! Nice meeting you on me blog

  7. alan ong on February 21st, 2007

    Hi,Adam

    I think the above posting long message Nita is the owner website simplyrichsg.com irene lim.
    Now they come out explain how good UWP and say our posting the scam website will affected their profit in cb.

    Alan ong

    Adam says:
    Now how did you come to that?

  8. andrew tan on February 21st, 2007

    Hi,

    ok!Now we know nita is nic ownwer(www.easyrichsg.com)also and now they unhappy cb suspended cb account because they show cb cheque.
    scam website must suspended.

    Andrew tan

    Adam says:
    How do you know Nita is Nic? I wouldn’t go around saying that unless you’re absolutely sure.

  9. andrew tan on February 21st, 2007

    Hi,

    I’m sure nita is easyrichsg owner ,previously is me complain to clickbank their show cheque on their site , after next day their site disappear.because of cb suspended their account.Now we can’t see this site anymore.i do this because i also victim from this site.i don’t want scam other newbie visitor again.

    i tell u more detail to prove it,this nita is nic, send me a email address..

    andrew tan

  10. Calvin on February 24th, 2007

    Hi adam,

    this is the 1st time i viewing your blog..I know you somewhere on the internet but did not really get to see your site..

    Is that simplyrichsg.com really a scam? Coz now somehow I add her, Irene Lim, in the msn messenger. Now this website is updated, you can check it out..now that easyrichsg.com is nowhere to find..

    I’m a very newbie in this internet marketing or affiliate marketing..I also would like to make money on the internet but do not know how to get started..

    Is there any way that doing this business not require any capital?

    Have you come across “Success University” or OnlineIncomeHub?

    Adam says:
    Hi Calvin!

    Yes I know simplystupid’s been updated. It now doesn’t have the telltale signs of it being a dishonest salesletter but anyway…

    If you do not know how to get started, go and learn how to get started, go and learn how to do internet marketing. Pick up a good course and then apply the strategies inside and you’ll see results.

    As starting a business without capital, well…. even with IM, you still need to invest in your domain names, hosting and autoresponder PLUS, most important of all, your education. Success comes with a price (not necessarily monetary). Are yoy willing to pay the price for success?

  11. frank on March 22nd, 2007

    I do not know anything about this… but whatever this scam thing is, as long as you are not happy and did not make the money from what it claimed after doing it, then by all means label it a scam.
    If you are not happy, just get yr refund after 2 mths. Whats the big deal?

    I only know many ppl complain and scared that is scam, but the bottom line is, have you really tried and did it and did not earn as it claim? If you did some soul searching and and truthfully did put in the effort in marketing the business and thouroughly failed, then the problem lies with the website.

    Whatever is online is definitely a risk… as long as i know the person is sincerely helping me on my online business, whats there to complain? Put it to the fact that none of you guys out there complaining have the guts to put in a small sum of investments to do what it takes for your future..

    In the end spend time working on labelling other ppl’s business a scam… might as well go and work la… seen so many of these.. might as well channel your energy and work for your boss… do not think of going e-business because business is all about risks and profits… if you peeps have no guts… dun do business… its for the rich not for the poor.

  12. Tay79 on May 14th, 2007

    Hi Adam,

    I am a newbie in internet business. But came across your blog and read all the scams you have disclose moreover by promoting Adam Khoo’s product. I guess you are trustworthy.

    I came across passivecashsg.com and it appears similar to the scam you disclosed simplyrichsg. I have sent passivecashsg a mail for clarification yet to receive anything.

    To my surprise when i am doing some search on Ultimate Wealth Package. I found this forum http://forum.channelnewsasia.com/viewtopic.php?t=43435&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=340 . The Real Irene is now doing personal meet ups and calls.

    So is this still a scam? Need your help as i see you have the sources of diclosing such scams.

  13. Adam Wong on May 14th, 2007

    I have no idea.

    Like I mentioned in the post, all I did was study the salesletter and I found serious integrity issues.

    I have no idea who runs the site.

  14. wan on July 13th, 2008

    Hi Adam, how i wished I bumped to ur site earlier. 2 wks ago, I signed up to Simplyrich’s site hosted by this ïrene Lim”. I paid S$69.95 & its all a scam!! Empty promises fm her after i’ve signed up. there’s no way i can get my money back. Just imagine if 100 ppl signed up per day, this “irene lim” will make more than $6000 per day!! Really disguisting! I dont know where ‘& how to report abt this Irene. Anyways Ive learned my lesson & pray he/she will be caught one day.

  15. Adam Wong on July 13th, 2008

    I’m sure you made your purchase via Clickbank. If you did, simply request a refund here:

    http://www.clickbank.com/csinquiry.html

    Regards

  16. wan on July 14th, 2008

    Hi Adam, yes I’d purchased via clickbank. After as advised by my credit card co, they have blocked my old card from future transaction from this Irene & had issued a new card. I’ve just recd my new card & I am not sure if I can asked for refund. Thank you so much for your reply & the link given. No matter what, I will try to request for a refund. Thank you.

  17. L on July 15th, 2008

    Do you have the IP address of this scammer?
    I will make him disappear for good on this earth.

  18. Adam Wong on July 15th, 2008

    No, I don’t.

    Besides, even if we don’t agree with what he’s doing, I don’t think it’s our ‘right’ to attack this person.

    You can always play your part by educating instead.

    My 2 cents 😉

  19. rs on September 1st, 2008

    this is the 1st time i viewing your blog..

    Is that simplyrichsg.com really a scam?

    I’m a very newbie in this internet marketing. is there anything u can do in internet marketing by making money out of it.

    if so I also would like to make money on the internet Is there any way that doing this business.

    pls, show me the right ways to do this business.

  20. james on September 1st, 2008

    hi there i understand that most of the im that you’ve mention are so called scams yeah. just wanna know if internet million dollars the same? thanks.

  21. Adam Wong on September 2nd, 2008

    Hey James,

    I’ve never purchased that product so I really can’t comment. But my opinion is that it looks highly, highly dubious and I wouldn’t buy it.

  22. Adam Wong on September 2nd, 2008

    Is is a scam?

    Here’s my update:
    http://www.adam-wong.com/160/is-this-really-a-scam

  23. Charles on September 11th, 2008

    Hey guys I found a video showing how to FAKE CLICKBANK EARNINGS!

    Check this out-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Hrbf5tRC8

  24. ax on October 3rd, 2008

    Hi Adam, I’m a starter to this entire IM and affiliate marketing thingy and have been trying to find some legit product to market. Problem is i went browsing through ClickBank but most of the products, after doing some research, i found that they appear to be fake. why i say appear is because, some results are in favour of the product while some others claim it to be a scam (and the question of jealousy comes in place).

    How do i find a legit product to market? Are there any tips or basic things to look out for when searching for a product in ClickBank? Really appreciate if you could give me a reply. Or if you do not want to flood your comments list, replying me through the email i gave u is fine too. Thanks :)

  25. Parag on December 24th, 2008

    Hi All,
    Let me tell you , its completely scam , avoid registering in any of these websites.I already lost the amount by paying and becoming stupid , its just to advise u all to become more proactive and not to indulge into these activities.

    Thanks

  26. Richard on January 11th, 2009

    Hi Adam,
    I was on the verge of committing to simplyrich till i chanced upon yr forum…it’d saved me frm the scam…thanks a zillion.

  27. James on February 5th, 2009

    Any scammer who uses Singapore flag as their network domain icon should be highlighted to our government for an appropriate legal action because such a serious matter can really affect the good Name of Singapore at large. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew may not like any scammer to spoil what he had built up for many decades to be destroyed by unscrupulous internet conmen in one day. I personally believe if you have highlighted such scams online worldwide, it will not necessary be a negative repercussion to all reliable internet marketers like you and moreover, it may improve the levels of your integrity and credibility worldwide instead. We should suggest that there should be an international organization like the “WHO” to control the legal activities of internet marketers and all reliable ones would be officially labelled as excellent just like “Halal” logo officially printed on a can containing genuine Muslim foods. This suggestion should deter more future scams from occurring worldwide. And a serious penalty should be tripled to show that all governments are serious about arresting conmen to prevent them from going way out to spread such possible pandemic all over the world just like Sars disease. Do you see the warning labels stated in every cigarette box to warn us about health hazards? If anyone needs to advertise online his own photo must show he is the legal owner of the website with official chop certified by an international authority and a warning note besides it should be clearly stated to warn us of internet scams and to report it to an appropriate authority to have the websites legally removed soonest possible. Presently, no one has come with that international solution yet. One of the future contributing factors for creating economic downturn worldwide could possibly be due to the increasing numbers of future internet scammers around the world. We all have got to stand united together to find a better solution to improve the levels of integrity & credibilty to maintain our genuine online business success for a long time worldwide indeed! The saying An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure is a total truth.

    With Best Regards,

    James

  28. Adam Wong on February 6th, 2009

    wow.. erm.. thanks for such a long comment. And ah thanks for the support too!

  29. jane on April 2nd, 2009

    I wish i saw ur blog earlier… i just purchased from asianhomebiz.com. if this is a scam, i felt so cheated…i don’t know if i could ever get a refund if this dosen’t work for me

  30. stanshi on April 2nd, 2009

    Hi there,
    I read the posts on this site and learned that this, Irene Lim is a scammer?. So which means the site I found which is http://www.asianhomebiz.com/ is a scam too?. Please correct and educate me with any necessary and valuable comments. Thanks.

    Regards,
    stanshi

  31. Adam Wong on April 6th, 2009

    Hi Stanshi,

    You can make your own judgments on the site. :)

  32. K on June 24th, 2009

    my family member was recently scammed by this person called irene lim from simplyrichsg. apparently there is so called money back guarantee but after using the product and not being satisfied, we are unable to get a refund. sent countless mails but no reply. i want to spread the word and warn users that irene lim simplyrichsg is a scam !!!

  33. Nor on September 17th, 2009

    I am actually thinking of joining simplyrich, but got worried after reading all these feedbacks, but who are those ppl who priase and thank her for changing their lives?

  34. Steve on September 21st, 2009

    Adam, i would like to confirm your claim. I have also been scammed by Irene Lim. I am in Malaysia and can’t do much but hope some brave Singaporean would report her for putting up this scam and cheating peoples hard earn money with all the bullshit promises.I feel so cheated and stupid and would definitely give her a damn tight slap if i ever come across her one of this day.

  35. Phil on September 29th, 2009

    Wow.. after reading so many negative comment, luckily i didnt sign up. I have been monitoring Irene website since beginning of the year! And been doing survey on clickbank and etc, thats why i keep on holding my credit card to sign up. =) Ah well, just have to come back to reality world now..

  36. John on October 16th, 2009

    I signed up with Simplyrichsg on Aug2009. I was not verified until about 2 weeks later. Few days later, she gave me a website to promote the same product I bought from her and was instructed to advertise on free ads and Adwords. I did so but encountered some difficulties here and there. I send many emails to her but never get a single reply. What about her promise of personal coaching? What’s more frustrating is I keep recieveing her promotional emails plastered with testimonials asking me to buy again. I even lost a hundred odd dollars on ads in Adwords. I let you all be the judge. I have done my judgement as a customer.

  37. Elihson on October 26th, 2009

    Dear bros and sis..

    Damn I have purchase this irene lim simplyrichsg stuff on 15 oct 2009, after that, no terutn yet after one week, then i found your site with all this comments and experiences of ohers. Please advise me how to getthe refund. They promised money back guarantee tho !!!!!!!!! Damn!!!!!!! please email me at or mobile please bro adam.thx

  38. Devilac on November 9th, 2009

    Dear all,

    I’m not sure whether this is a scam. I myself have bought a copy, but have already received 2 cheques of USD 200 from clickbank by being an affliate promoting “her” site. So far, no monetary lost yet, so I cannot comment.

  39. dizko.infrnoe on January 12th, 2010

    i got a 100 dollar platinum acc on whenyouhost.com as instructed by richestsg.com and than i came across the simplyrichsg.com which had the exact same content as richestsg.com.i just signed up a week ago.

  40. Esther on September 12th, 2010

    Hi Adam,

    There is also another website http://www.richestsg.com by Rosalind Tan i wonder if its also a scam? cause the contents are 99% similar to the one on simplyrichsingapore.com by Irene Lim, like what dizko.infrnoe commented earlier! I almost signed up for it but luckily i chanced upon your website and prevented me from being one of their victims! thanks a million!

  41. M on September 27th, 2010

    It appears that it has been a while since both the original posting and the last comment, but I have a question that I hope someone will be able to help me with.

    I have found a couple of postings like this one that mention websites that say you can make money by joining and so on, and they all seem to refer to “Irene Lim.”

    I have seen a website recently that is simply “irenelim.com”, and it (as opposed to the sites you have mentioned) just appears to be an online clothing store.

    I am curious as to whether this, too, is a scam? Or is it unrelated to the scam websites mentioned above?

    I have been trying to search for more information, because if it ISN’T a scam, I very much like the clothing…

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