Partner With Paul Review – Another Scam?
While browsing around this morning, I came across an offer by some guy named Paul Myers who claims that he will show you how he’s making over $100,000 per month using just one website or something to that effect.
He goes on to further claim that he will show you the website for free just like he showed his friend and you’ll be able to “quickly and easily make an extra $500 – $5000 per month.”
Paul then shows some video proof of his income and expenses to satisfy your curiosity and gain your trust. He is able to back up his income claims so I began to wonder what this was all about.
Of course though, he doesn’t come right out and tell you because that is the offer – you have to opt in to find out.
Paul’s button on the lead generation form says “Show Me the Website” so we expect Paul to show us the website he’s making all this money from as soon as you opt in.
Well, we know he’s no Mother Teresa (he says so himself), so we know he has to make money some how.
How is Paul making money from just showing you this website?
I wanted to investigate a little further but stopped myself short of opting in to see the website.
I guess intuitively, something didn’t seem right to me.
The outrageous though proven income claims. The generous nature of the offer which he was marketing through PPC.
So I did what any other savvy internet shopper would do…well you know me…I hit up Google to dig up what I could find on this Partner with Paul offer.
As I suspected, there was something wrong with this offer and one guy who had tried it dished the dirt.
…if he were TRULY ‘upfront and honest’ he would tell you right off the bat that this is HERBALIFE!!
Herbalife may be a good company, but it has definitely suffered from typical MLM associated problems, at least as far as IMAGE is concerned!
That’s why most MLM’s won’t even tell you their name until they feel they have your complete attention.
I got involved though, as far as getting the ‘work at home starter kit’ because, he offered to pay for the shipping. AND, he promised I’d be earning money within TWO WEEKS of receiving the ‘the work at home starter kit’.
Apparently he did pay for shipping.
I got the $9.95 shipping cost refunded to my PAYPAL account.
I see no way in hell that one can make a DIME with that ‘work at home starter kit’ though!
He also offers some free memberships in online opps that are supposed to make money for you.
Since you won’t make any money doing surveys or working an online dollar store either, you will have to pay to ship that ‘work at home starter kit’ BACK to where it came from – and where it BELONGS!
That’s the whole of the story basically but for details:
The $9.95 ‘work at home starter kit’ is no more than an advertisement package:
A 12 page booklet with one CD and one DVD in the inner folds.
The ENTIRE DVD is a presentation on the value of a home based business v. working for someone else.
(Does anyone already looking to do a home business really need this kind of reminder?
Seems like a waste of a DVD to me!)
The CD is an audio collection of success statements of those who got involved with OBS (online business systems – but really HERBALIFE).
The 12 page booklet partially describes this ‘opportunity’ in every way, except to tell you that it’s HERBALIFE!
And, you won’t find the word HERBALIFE mentioned in the DVD, CD, or booklet!
This 12 page booklet and CD/DVD will ‘cost’ you $39.95 if you don’t return it in a ‘resaleable condition’.
But I fail to see where a 12 page document (hardly even a booklet) and two discs are worth $39.95 in the first place!
I also fail to see where this is a ANY kind of ‘work at home starter kit’ either.
I know I can’t start work at home using this kit!
‘Paul’ said that within 2 weeks they will ask you for $39.95 but ‘you will have earned way more by that time’.
I guess this is supposed to refer to the programs he offers in conjunction with the ‘partner with paul’ package:
FREE ONLINE DOLLAR STORE
And some other program so equally useless, I am not even going to go through the trouble of trying to re-locate the name of.
You will finally find out you are previewing HERBALIFE when your ‘coach’ gives you the call.
My coach was polite and informative and also mentioned that ‘they’ weren’t taking a hard line on the return of the $39.95 ‘package’ as to deadline or condition – just be reasonable.
BUT THAT PACKAGE STILL AIN’T WORTH $39.95!!!
Doing HERBALIFE requires scheduling phone calls so I would reject their offer on that basis alone – which could have saved EVERYONE involved in this both time AND money, if they had simply told me that beforehand (I will have to pay to mail this package-thing back after all!).
I believe my coach was making money with HERBALIFE but, once I heard the name HERBALIFE associated with OBS – after doing some ‘googling’, I was turned off and hoping that I would discover something different when I received my package.
Mr. ‘Upfront and Honest’ says that the offer expires on ‘midnight or sooner’ of whatever day you click on to partnerwithpaul.com.
And apparently, this ‘offer’ hasn’t ‘expired’ yet!
Herbalife, eh? No, thank you!
Bless the guy who took time to detail his experience with the Partner for Paul offer.
And just in case you thought the above review was a sole case, here’s another experience for you to consider.
At the “Partner With Paul” (partnerwithpaul.com) website it stated they’d send me a “System For Wealth/Work-at-Home Kit” for $9.95, including refund instructions on the $9.95 should I choose to ask for it. I don’t have a mailing address for Paul. There’s a contact form on his website and that’s it.
To sign up, I was led to theonlinebusiness.com – a sales/signup page signed by Tanya Philips – Davis, and Warren Davis, that included the mailing address:
The Online Business
6 Linden Loop Minot AFB, ND. 58704
I received a video and audio CD in the mail from South Dakota, but the ONLY thing on the CD’s were GENERIC customer testimonials and benefits about running a business from home. I still had no idea as to the company, the product(s) or the specifics of the offer. This could in no way, shape or form be considered a “Work From Home System Kit.” In other words the CDs were totally worthless.
Several days later I received a phone call at which time I expressed my displeasure with the “Kit” materials. I did finally learn that the opportunity entailed becoming an Herbal-life dealer. Spoke with someone by the name of Justin.
I didn’t sign up at the time, explaining that I would need to look into it further, now that I knew who the company was, before making a decision.
After some additional research, and more emails from Justin Leleiwi, and after talking to him on the phone again, I decided to pass. I told him about the $9.95 refund and he said he didn’t know anything about it. He also said I had to return the CD’s or I’d be charged for them ($40), so I did return them to him.
Seriously, there’s absolutely no way I could justify using those CD’s to recruit people. Reputations are important, and making people pay out more than $10 for a bunch of (TOTAL) crap… well, you know.
Justin Leleiwi – Georgia 31312 – obsbiz.com
I also sent the refund request to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the refund offer as it was noted on the original sales page, sending a copy to Justin too – in case he might help get that straightened out. No response.
Well here it is mid-June and today Justin charged me for the CD’s anyway. I’m going to dispute the charge, on SEVERAL! counts.
This is no way for them to be running a business, and I expect a COMPLETE refund of all charges, immediately.
Apparently Partner for Paul dates back to 2008 from what I’ve seen and it is still going so people need to be informed about what they’re getting into before they find themselves in a situation they would rather not be in. The above experiences should serve as testimony that you do not, under any circumstances, want to partner with Paul.