Work at Home University Scam

Product: The Work at Home University
Creator: “Michelle Withrow” (Not sure if she’s even a real person)
Rank: 0/100 (yes, ZERO)
Website: wahuniversity.com

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Introduction, what is Work at Home University?

Work at Home University, also referred to as WAH University is nothing even remotely close to being a “university”, it’s a complete crock. The program was developed by a so called Michelle Withrow who went from a hard working mother to millionaire by posting links on the internet. There’s little talk about what actually the system entails, you have to pay $97 just to find out! It uses high pressure sales tactics to try and suck you in, but beware. Many people have fallen victim to the Work at Home University scam, and I don’t want you to be one of them.

Scam alert #1 – There are 3 positions in every city — even non-existent ones

When you land on the website, you need to enter in your name, zip code and e-mail address so they can find if there are any jobs in your area.

I did a quick test and pounded in random combinations of numbers for the zip code field, and each and every time I got the same message:

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The zip codes I entered were not real, so apparently they have positions in made up cities. And there’s always 3 openings, no matter what!

Scam Alert #2 — The creator, Michelle Withrow, and all the testimonials are stock photos

Michelle Withrow tells her personal rags to riches story, claiming she became a millionaire by posting links around the internet. She works 4 hours a day because she loves the work, but really, you only need to work 1 hour a day to make tons of cash with her strategy.

Here’s Michelle Withrow’s photo:

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Here’s a stock photo – oh look, it’s Michelle!

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Okay, so it does claim on the page (in tiny print) that all testimonial images have been replaced with stock photos (apparently that means Michelle too!) But my question is, why? If she were running a legitimate business, she wouldn’t need to hide her nor the testimonial’s identities behind fake pictures.

 

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Scam Alert #3 – The program hides behind multiple aliases

Work at Home University is not the only name this program goes by, it appears to be hiding behind multiple identities:

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There was a third one which appears to have been taken down, Profit From Home University.  I Googled and just got an “oops!” message saying the page no longer existed–however I found a cached copy and it looked very similar to the previous two header displays.

Even with the Stay at Home Revenue system, I wasn’t able to enter their website. It appears you have to already be a member to access it.

No legitimate program is going to disguise itself behind multiple systems like this.

Scam Alert # 4 – Promises you’ll make hundreds per day doing virtually no work

Promises riches for only an hour of your time every day. There’s even a calculator so you can “calculate” how much you have to work to get the income you want. According to the calculator, I would only have to work one hour, five days a week, to earn nearly $80,000 per year. Wow!

It doesn’t even really tell you any information about what the program is or what you’ll be doing other than you’re posting links. The reality is, you can’t simply take 2 minutes to post a link and earn 20 bucks every time someone clicks it. While you can theoretically post links online and get paid, the system is a lot more complex than that, and you’d have to work a lot more than an hour a day if you wanted to see any money from it.

The fact that you have to pay money to find out any real information about what exactly you’ll be doing is a giant red flag.

If a program claims you can earn an incredibly high salary and doesn’t even tell you much information about what you’ll be doing unless you pay to find out, it’s probably a scam.

Scam alert #5 – They use the down-sell marketing tactic

I was down sold upon trying to leave the offer. Their first sales offer was telling me I could purchase the program for only $97, but it was such a great deal because it was originally $197! Once I clicked the back button, however, they hit me with a pop-up saying WAIT! Now they’re trying to sell me their friends and family discount, and I’d only have to purchase the program for $77. I clicked the back button on my browser once more, and now they’re offering me $150 dollars off– I’d only have to spend $47!

Wow, I worked my way from $97 down to $47 with just a few clicks! And suddenly, there’s only 1 position left and I have 5 minutes to accept or they’ll give the position to the “thousands of others” that want it.

What’s the urgency?

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So now, you tell me, if this is a such a great opportunity with limited positions available, why are they so desperate for me to sign up that they’re constantly down grading the price–doesn’t make a lot of sense does it?

After all the high pressure sales tactics, you’re going to be hit with immediate up-sells upon joining!

Now I didn’t pay the $47 to see what the program was about, but upon further investigation I came across customer complaints about the WAH University, saying they were immediately hit with more several hundred dollar up-sells upon joining, claiming that you couldn’t make any money with the program unless you were able to shell out the additional cash. This doesn’t surprise me as their original sales page offers a “free one on one consultation with an internet expert!” That really means they are going to put you on the phone with someone who wants to sell you a lot of stuff that you don’t need.

While they claim to offer a full money back guarantee, there’s many complaints on the internet from people saying they never got any money back.

 

My Final Opinion

scam!

While I may not have purchased the “product” myself,  I can tell you it’s not what it claims to be. You’re promised to be able to easily make tons of money with no effort, and you’re not told the details of what you’re doing other than posting links. The “link-posting” she’s referring to is a real thing, but it’s not that simple. It takes more than 2 minutes of posting a link here and there to earn you revenue!

Take it from me, someone who DOES make a living online–it’s not that effortless or simple. However, it is totally possible and can be accomplished if you’re willing to give it an honest attempt. Want to hear about the program that I used to help make money online?

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No, they don’t promise you’ll get rich quick, but they do provide you basic training FOR FREE, no credit card required. Would you rather be scammed out of hundreds of dollars, or learn the system in an honest, free way?

 

If you want, you can even skip my review and sign up right here.

 

Have you been scammed with WAH University or a similar product? I’d love to hear your story down below!

-Wendy
Owner, SurvivingAfterCollege.com

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    Comments

    1. Tyquanna says

      Hello,

      I’m so happy that I came across your article, because I have exactly $144 to my name and I was just about to spend $97 on that scam site, thinking that I was going to make some cash. I would have been so heart broken.
      Something similar happened to me (twice) before and I was so hurt. I’m a fulltime Cosmetology student and a part-time “Asst.” Cashier at a tool store. So an online job will be excellent for me but you have so many sites like WAH University that makes it easy for you to miss LEGITIMATE, good paying online opportunities. When I came across the site yesterday, I actually got on my knees and prayed for the job to be a great opportunity and now, the very next day, I stumble across YOU.

      Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

      This article was greatly appreciated…

      • Wendy says

        I’m glad I could help you decide to stay away from this program Tyquanna. There are lots of programs out there like this promising you’ll get rich super easy with very little work.. but that isn’t reality. You can definitely make a living online, and there are good programs out there… you just need to be careful what you choose and realize it is going to take time and hard work to achieve succcess online.

    2. steve says

      Ur right! I put in 7 7 7 93 11 u know from Prince’s song and yup 3 positions available. They are some rear holes and I hope catches up with them. God don’t like ugly. But thank u our angel. Thanks alot

    3. Rea Forbes says

      Hi Thanks for your article. it helped me to not be scammed lol & i went back and placed a phone number inside of the zipcode spot and got 3 available positions. I think its safe to say its a very bad scam lol

      • Wendy says

        No problem. LOl, yeah for real… which is funny because it isn’t even the type of work where there are “positions” lol. Better off not wasting your money!

    4. Shumail says

      Hi Wendy,

      THanks for the insight into that scamming website. I had my doubts about it and now I am in the habbit of searching everything that comes across being too good to be true on google under scams. Please tell us how good that Wealth referral website of yours is working for you and if it has paid off in your case? I do not need to see 1000 testinmonials either ;)

      Thanks for your time..

      • Wendy says

        It has definitely paid off and I am doing it full time. Wealthy Affiliate isn’t so much a money making program but rather an online community and training center for newbies and experieinced online business owners. I do highly recommend it if you’re looking for a genuine place to learn. You can join for free too, which makes it a no brainer to at the very least test it out. :)

    5. Tony says

      I am so glad that I read your posting on this so called WAH. I’m very behind on bills and was looking for a quick fix. Before signing up I decided to google this Michelle Withrow and you popped up. Thanks for saving me money that I don’t have to spare.

    6. Dan Ellis says

      Hey Wendy,
      Although I wasn’t scammed by WAH University (Thank you for your insight), I was scammed by a “payment specialist” scam through Craft Central. All I had to do, was process payments sent to me in money orders. I would deposit the checks in my bank, deduct my 10% commission, and wire the remaining balance to “vendors” who we all in the Philippines with american names. Each transaction was for the amount of approx. $1,667. It was during my 3rd transaction (which was now double the amouth of the previous 2) that my banker questioned me about my new “job”. I was so thankful that she questioned this. She found that all the postal money orders were fake. Of course, now I owe my bank about $3,000, but it could have been a lot worse.
      Please, please don’t fall for “get rich quick” scemes, because they are just that. Now I check online for any kind of “job” offers, to see what people are saying about them, and what kind of scams they are.

      • Wendy says

        Yeah I have definitely heard of scams like that before, one must really be careful. I’m sorry that happened to you but thanks for sharing your experience!

      • Wendy says

        Sorry to hear that, but chalk it up as a learning experience? You need to keep in mind any program that claims you’ll make significant amounts of money doing very little work is lying to you. If you do not find any value within their program I do hope you’ll be able to get a refund.

        Making money online certianly isn’t easy and it’s a lot of hard work, but there are great places willing to help you out (just check out my recommendation here). If you need any help going forward don’t hesitate to ask. :)

    7. Curious says

      Be careful regardless guys! Most of the time there are companies bashing other companies for scam and claiming to have the better product. Well guess what???? They are just another company trying to get your business using different tactics. Nothing in life comes easy unless you inherit it. Good Luck with your quests. I would love to actually see comments on this #1 ranked product that Wendy uses.

      • Wendy says

        Hey, yes you are totally right – that is a common tactic used online and many people use it to push bad/scummy programs. Everyone needs to ultimately decide for themselves what’s worth it and what isn’t. Here I am providing a free option for people to try and see if it’s worth it for them. I never said it was easy, it’s definitly hard work. But the product I’m recommending, in my opinion, a fantastic place to get started. Having the help and support you need can make all the difference in the world when it comes to success. I’m not scamming anyone here since it’s 100% free. Why don’t you try it out? :) Good luck in all you do.

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