I was recently surfing the net, checking out some new opportunities when I received a very interestin e-mail. The subject was ‘(¯`*•.(¯`*•Get 50,000 FREE Visitors to a URL of YOUR CHOICE’
Naturally I was intrigued…50,000 targeted visitors to my website plus additional income stream!! I wanted to find out more. After reading the sales pitch and all the usual hype, I decided I still wanted to know more, so I input all the contact details that were required. This involved my telephone number which with hindsight, I wish I had put in a false number.
Anyway, I was soon re-directed to another website, where I was greeted, in person by a Dr Jeffrey Lant and one of his associates Stephen Whittle. They both greeted me and before I knew it, I was asked to view a 20 minute video. Still intrigued I watched. I was told how Dr Lant was a Harvard Graduate and how his business WorldProfit.com had been around since 1994 and was a member of the Edmonton Better Business Bureau.
I was told how for only $99.95 I could trial their system and that all I had to do was deliver prospects to their website. They would then close my sales and do all the hard work, paying me 80% commission for my efforts.
After spending 20 minutes watching the video I was then sent back to the discussion room where Dr Jeffrey and his associates instantly welcomed me and hit me with some more offers. I was told that 10 people would be added to my downline, 50,000 instant visitors to my website, a $99.95 trial fee that had no contract and could be cancelled at any time.
Whilst I was getting all these offers, more and more people were joining the room and being welcomed by Dr Lant and his associates.
I was told that I had 2 minutes to accept the offer or it would be gone. I was also told that I would have to attend a live webinar in 10 hours to enrol in my Millionaires Bootcamp.
I was constantly reminded how they would do all the work, all I had to do was send them prospects and collect 80% commission – what could be simpler?
Something didn’t feel right. You know that gut feeling you get when you know something is too good to be true? I decided that I would not spend anything at that time. Instead, I researched Dr Jeffrey Lant and his amazing WorldProfit outfit. I visited the Edmonton Better Business Bureau, and sure enough, there it was. An accredited company with more complaints than usual, but was still accredited and on the register for the Better Business Bureau. Then I looked for WorldProfit and found that they had been around since 1994 and that they had been making money.
A search for Dr Jeffrey Lant proved a lot more interesting. My search engine had predicted my search terms and as I put in Dr Jeffrey Lant, it added Scam to the search phrase.
Now I was on to something. Why would such a reputable company, with such an esteemed founder and CEO have an automated search term of ‘Jeffrey Lant Scam’?
I read the articles, the posts and the forums on our good friend and was shocked to the core.
What I found was that WorldProfit was nothing more than a scam. Admittedly a very good scam, but a scam none the less. You see, the $99.95 monthly fee, with no contracts and no cancellation fee was a lie. These guys sell their ‘Silver Package’ (that is the only package they have) for around $1,200. When unsuspecting victims join, they are actually agreeing to finance this by 12 instalments of $99.95 – try to cancel and they want 30% of the balance, stop paying them and they will hit you with a legal notice and threat of legal action.
Expect to get 50,000 and you are in for a surprise. You have to pay them to advertise your business, they then deliver customers to you, until you have had 50,000 visitors. Not exactly free is it?
Then there is the hard sell. For those unfortunate enough to have joined WorldProfit, they are now in a desperate race to get more people to join in order that they can recoup their losses. Oh, and another thing, don’t expect to get paid on time or in some cases ever. WorldProfit have some very sneaky ways to avoid paying you a dime.
Whilst I was doing my research, my phone started ringing. I ignored it as I was engrossed in my research. I checked my voicemail and had a message from a rather anxious sounding guy who was inviting me to a WorldProfit Webinar that day! Now you see why I wish I had used a false number. The calls were relentless and I got about 4 calls from 4 different people all inviting me this damn Webinar.
Let me just say, that there were some positive posts and articles. For instance their was the guy praising Dr Lant for all his hard work and fantastic results. As expected however, this was a WorldProfit distributor, not exactly impartial.
Then there was a guy who had made a post on a forum complaining about appalling service, poor systems and the fact that he had been scammed.
A rather positive reply was left, stating how wonderful the company was, how it acknowledged the mistakes it had made but none the less, it was making millionaires out of ordinary people. By the way, that reply was made by Sandi Hunter, the president of the company.
I copied all of the URLs that I had found on the WorldProfit Scam and on the Dr Jeffrey Lant Scam and returned to their sales centre. Again, I was greeted by Dr Lant and he immediately asked me why I had not signed up. Then his associate was quick to call me a time waster and a loser.
Never one to lose my cool, I simply said I had been researching the opportunity and that it all seemed very interesting. They were soon telling me how fantastic their business was and how I was going to be their top producer. Then I hit them with it. I said, ‘Jeff, I have been doing some research and whilst I am interested in your program, there are a claims that I would like you to anwer’. Wll, the good Dr, hate being called Jeff, so I immediately annoyed him. Then I posted the URL links to the page. He read them and after 10 minutes started shouting abuse at me, telling everyone in the forum how I was a pain in his ass, how I was a loser and how I would never make it in life. He was rude, obnoxious and could not answer defend any of the claims against him. Instead, he acted like a child and barred me from his website.
Needless to say, I was also taken of the invite list for his webinar.
So what did I learn?
WorldProfit is a scam and Jeffrey Lant is nothing more than a scam artist. He has made millions over the years and does not hide that, but he has done it by robbing people of their hard earned cash and by giving false promises. I don’t even think Sandi Hunter, the CEO could offer any defence for the disturbing behaviour of her company.
I was lucky. I did not get involved with WorldProfit. However, I do feel for those that have been sucked in to the scam. These people were looking for a way to make money on line and Dr Lant has robbed them and now these people are desperately trying to recoup their losses.
My advice to those people is cut your losses, look for a genuine opportunity and forget about Jeffrey Lant. If these people are trying to build a presence on line, their reputation will be tarnished as a result of the association with WorldProfit and Dr Lant.
For those of you that are unlucky enough to receive unsolicited emails from WorldProfit distributors or Dr Lant, my advice is simple – RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!
Andrew McLachlan has been in business for the past 5 years, recently entering into the home business arena. Now a top earner and mentor in the home business industry with a passion for helping other achieve success. You can find out more about him at http://www.MIBProsperity.com as well as http://www.No-More-Scams.org