Money Moves To Blogs

Business 2.0 is running an interesting article on the handful of men and women currently milking the bloatosphere for all its worth.

Boing Boing, a four-person operation that bills itself as a directory of wonderful things, is on track to gross an estimated $1 million in ad revenue this year. The digital-media news site PaidContent.org, headquartered in the second bedroom of a Santa Monica apartment, is set to post even more than that. And Fark.com, a site packed with sophomoric humor run by a lone guy in Lexington, Ky., is on pace to become a multimillion-dollar property. In short, some of the most popular blogs, long the bane of the mainstream media, are themselves becoming mainstream.

Web ad agency Organic puts ad spending on blogs at $40 million this year, double what is was last year.
[UPDATE] This post used to be titled, “Typing for Dollars.” Hence, the reactions below.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • suzanne goodnow

    I was billed for the Typing for Dollars and I never approved for them to do so. I demand my money back but each time I call the number if busy. Again I demand my money back. I NEVER authorized for this to be billed. I will take further action if this is not handled and if someone does not contact me.

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    Huh?

  • Barbara

    How do you get these charges that are taken out of my checking account stopped. Every time I phone the phone number, I get a busy signal. I’m really tired of the $29.95 taken out of my checking every month for something that I have no interest in. Writing this just adds to the frustration becaue I’m talking to no one. Now I have another company or person taking out $39.95 and I don’t even know what or where it came from. Money isn’t everything in my life but I still need it to pay my bills not fund some company or person that has no interest in me except for taking my money.

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    Huh?

  • Carl LaFong

    Nancy’s starting to look pretty good right about now, isn’t she, David?

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    Very funny, Carl.
    I’ve actually been thinking I need to make a post about this phenomenon. Thanks to Google, we have scores of people asking for various things in our comments that have nothing to do with AdPulp, nor advertising. For instance, Danny G’s headline, “Act Now And Receive A Free MRE. Operators Are Standing By!” has brought several people to the site looking for a free MRE.
    It seems context means nothing to many web surfers. Once Google delivers, that’s it. There’s no need to determine where they’ve landed. There’s no need to read the post. It’s simply send me a Free MRE time.
    In this post, I’m without a clue. I guess there’s a swindler out there doing business as “Typing for Dollars.” Strange.

  • http://www.adpulp.com Danny G.

    And don’t forget to check out our new website http://www.TypingForFreeMREs.com.

  • erin

    I’m also being charged monthly by this so called “Typing For Dollars”. I looked for the website but it doesn’t exist… Please let me know if anyone finds out how to stop this! (I didn’t authorize anything either)

  • Clista Bartle

    i okayed on payment for the information for the data entry stuff but i have been billed $29.95 for an additional 2 months which i didn’t approve of.
    how do you get a hold of the people that run this site? how do you stop it too?

  • nancy

    Carl,
    What in the world has Nancy got to do with his? Nancy would like to know before she finally loses it.

  • Michael Singley

    I purchased the Typing for Dollars as well. I paid $47.00 for it and they made no mention of furthur costs, in fact if you go to zoofers home page and hit the join button it actually atates that there are no hidden charges.
    Well there is something called Offerlab who wants to charge me an additional $29.97 a month. For What! I will tell you. He created Zoofer. He goes by the name of Gavin Stone. His real name is Joshua Blount. He is a web designer and get this also a pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle in Dona Vista, Fl.
    Isn’t that a joke…a pastor ripping off people by fraud advertizing. Typing for dollars is supposed to be a place with eazy forms to work online creating ads. NOT! He is ripping everyone who joins and is taking our money!
    You can find his resume’ online….yes I said online. in your search area of your browser type in Offerlab.com and it will find 4 items. 2 of which are his resume’ and the other 2 are his company. My next step is to try and contact his church and let them know what he is up to and that he is hurting people. I don’t know what else to do! If anyone wants to get together and fight this guy let me know, I am up for this one!

  • Clista Bartle

    i contacted my banking institution and told them about the unauthorized charges. they have placed a block on typing4dollars for me.
    hopefully this will be the end of it.

  • MATT

    I CAN EXPLAIN TYPING FOR DOLLARS RECURRING CHARGES TO A DEGREE. I WAS BILLED AS WELL FOR $29.97 AS SOME RECURRING CHARGE. YOU PROBABLY WAS AT SOME WEBSITE AND APPLIED FOR INFORMATION ON DOING WORK ON LINE. THERE WAS A PACKAGE YOU COULD BUY FOR $47 WHICH GAVE YOU SIX PDF FILES TO READ OVER. YOU PAID THE $47 FOR THE SIX PDF’S AND THAT IS WHERE THE RECURRING CHARGE STEMS FROM. GRANTED, IT WASN’T PART OF THE DEAL. YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AN EMAIL TELLING YOU TO GO TO A SITE CALLED http://WWW.MEMBERS.TODAYILEARN.COM. THE USER NAME WOULD BE “WORK” AND PASSWORD OF “ATHOME”. AT THAT SITE YOU WERE TO GO BEGIN AT http://WWW.BEGIN.ZOOFER.COM. AT ZOOFER.COM IT WAS TO DESIGN YOUR WEBSITE FOR YOU. SOMEWHERE IN THIS PROCESS YOU ARE BEING CHARGED THE RECURRING FEE AND PROBABLY FOR THE GENERATING WEBSITE PART IS MY GUESS. TRY GOING TO http://WWW.MEMBERS.TODAYILEARN.COM WEBSITE AND SEE IF YOU CAN GET YOUR REFUND OR RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. LAST RESORT, TELL THEM YOU ARE REPORTING THEM TO THE FBI FOR INVESTIGATION AND SEE IF THAT GETS THEIR ATTENTION BETTER.

  • MATT

    MORE INFO ON TYPING FOR DOLLARS. TO SEE HOW YOU GO THAT RECURRING CHARGE, GO TO http://WWW.TYPING4DOLLARS.COM. ON THE ORDER FORM, DID YOU CLICK YES FOR “TODAYILEARN”? IF SO, THAT IS WHERE THE $29.95 CHARGE COMES FROM. I DIDN’T CLICK YES BUT I GOT BILLED REGARDLESS, I ONLY PAID THE $47 FOR THE INFORMATION TO REVIEW. THEY ALSO DIDN’T BILL ME FOR $29.95, INSTEAD THEY BILLED ME FOR $29.97 WHICH WOULD BE BREACH OF CONTRACT AS WELL AS MAIL FRAUD. IF YOU PRINT OUT THE PRIVACY POLICY, LOOK AT ITEM 5.7. YOU CAN REQUEST REFUND UP TO 60 DAYS AFTER PURCHASE. THEN YOU CAN CLICK ON THEIR SIGHT TO INITIATE A TYPED RESPONSE FOR REFUND.

  • robyn

    I too was billed and did not approve of it. I was working with someone a small business. I ended up loosing close to 5 thousand dollars and I put my husband and I in debt. We were about to loose our house. Any way straigtened it out and the day before making the forbearance payment to keep our house these people took 275.oo out of my account. We did not have enough to make the payment and almost lost the house. Any way my point is if u did not authorize the payment go to ur bank they can rewithdrawl the money back from them with bank info and redposit it back into ur account. It may take a few day though, and fill out a fraudulent affidavit with ur bank. Then have them block ur account from this company or they will do it again. Good luck

  • Jayne

    I too was a victim of the “Typing for Dollars” scheme. I have been getting charges of $29.95 for the past three months in addition to the original charge of $49.95. The website is gone so I called and got an out of order signal and get this—my credit card statement had two different phone #’s (one of which was an entirely different company)! I called my credit card company, they took ALL the charges off, and will charge back this phoney company (if they can find them)! My suggestion is to call your bank (if it’s a checking account) or your credit card company and dispute the changes.

  • Joe M

    Well thanks for letting me know.. I was thinking aboute it.. thank to all you guys and gale out thier I can do something better with my money…
    Joe M

  • http://offerlabsupport.com Joshua Blount

    For reference, my name is Joshua Blount. I am not (and have never claimed to be) Gavin Stone, he is actually another employee of our company, Offerlab, LLC.
    For help with any of Offerlab’s products, please visit our support website: Offerlab Support. Our group of talented CSR’s will be happy to assist you, or advise you about any and all of our products.
    Also, David and Danny, please accept my apologies that some of our customers found your website before they found our support site. While your articles are certainly well written I’m not sure this is exactly the sort of thing you wanted your users to read about! Thanks for your patience.

  • http://www.adpulp.com David Burn

    Thanks Joshua! I appreciate you joining this string, and your willingness to help steer people toward the answers they seek.

  • Lydia A

    Thank You Everyone!
    I was also thinking of joining this work at home program called typing4dollars.com. As a single parent I thought this would finally help me save up for a home and health insurance but after reading some of the comments I see that it is all a scam, fraud etc. This so-called Gavin Stone(real name Joshua Blount) has tried numerous times to get me to sign up and start earning money working from home, typing ads for different companies. Asking only $47.00 with a weeks free trial where I would get my full refund if dissatified. Well now I know the truth. Yes I believe something should be done with no mercy. Pastor or no Pastor HELL IS WHERE HE BELONGES.
    Sincerely,
    Lydia

  • LISA

    I HAVE ALSO BEEN TRYING TO STOP THE PAYMENT FROM COMMING OUT OF MY CHECKING ACCOUNT. I WAS TOLD TWICE I WOULD RECEIVE A FULL REFUND AND HAVE SEEN NOTHING. I TRY TO CONTACT THE COMPANY EVERY OTHER DAY AND ALWAYS GET THE SAME THING, A BUSY SIGNAL OR THE RUN AROUND. IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING TO BE LIED TO AND HAVE MONEY STOLEN FROM ME EVERY MONTH. HAS ANYONE FOUND A WAY TO STOP THIS?

  • David Dellinger

    deliringer@hotmail.com for comments thanks !
    hello my name is david and i am always getting emails from this typing for dollars gavin stone and i just about joined but ive ran into alot of these scam’ watchers and these blog article comment pages and i thank god’ for you folk that are here helping everyone with this. because if it werent for you i wld have thrown my money away on this fraudulent scam scum of the earth supposed to be paster of a church” but he will get whats coming to him dont worry though he will feel the rath of god”come down on him soon enough in time! but i hate to hear about the ones that have lost$$$ but it will come back to you seven foll! god bless you David D.2/15/07-1;00pm

  • William Brock

    I too was scammed by this company. I have reported it to my credit card company and am now reporting it to the Attorney General of FL.
    William D. Brock
    I would encourage everyone to report it the Attorney General–they WILL get to the bottom of it.

  • Deborah M

    I accidentally came across this (blog?). I can’t believe I’m running across these comments! I purchased the Typing4Dollars, too on Jan. 1. Took the whole month trying to download these PDF Adobe Files – I never could find them – – Same thing happened to me every time I called, the line was busy, busy, busy. Finally, one day I actually got hold of a live person 1-866-813-9025. I was told the best time to call is between 11a-2p EST. I noticed an email for “recurring billing of $29.95″ which I also did not approve. I was irrate (sp?) – furious. They said they cancelled my membership. About a week-two weeks ago, I called again, told them about the whole thing, the customer service rep said she waived my membership fee for one month while I downloaded and got the system set-up. I am still trying to figure out how to get this system set-up. Thanks to everyone who placed a comment re this. I will probably end up going to my bank, too, if I don’t get this thing figured out w/i the next two weeks.

  • James Harper

    Looks like they got me too; I am soo sick of this crap all I want to do is make some xtra money Why are there so meany ****holes out here? How do we stop this, How do we get our money back?

  • Keitra

    I have been a victim of this awful crime too. They actually charged me $47 in December under the name Bomdigitty LLC and in January and Feburary they started charging me under the name offerlab.com. I tried to get those transactions stopped on my credit card. The credit card company gave me my credit back in January but I had to write a letter of dispute to my credit card company so that they will open an investigation on the company so that they will stop charging me.

  • http://http virginia martin

    is there anyone out there that this typing for dollars did work for cause i really was interested in becoming a member cause as we all do i really need the money and the job,and i’ve had this link in my favorites for like 2 mths. now, while thinking about joining, or is there another typ of lagitamate online work thats not costly, easy to learn and easy get started.

  • Keitra

    I was called today by one of the informational representatives. The way I got that done was by going to the member.todayilearn website and asked to open a ticket. She told me that above the payment information that there is a box that say we would pay 29.95 for 12 months. I didnt see it did anybody else. I signed up for typing for dollars in December anybody else?

  • backwoodsman

    I, too, have icurred recurring charges, for the same $29.97, which is for the TodayILearn junk that I never received. You have 30 days free trial, but you never get anything, and by the time you figure out that something is wrong, the 30 days is up and the charges start.
    I called my credit card company and “disputed” the charges, and they placed the charges etc. in a “disputed charges” file, and then I was no longer liable, and the charges could not be automatically put on my card; or that is what my bank told me. I will have to fill out forms and make statments to the effect that I am disputing the charges and why.
    The only last resort you may have is to cancel your card if the credit card company does not prevent further charges or makes you liable for them. I made it quite clear that if I am charged again, my account is done and over, closed!

  • http://home.earthlink.net/~auntdebba/auntiedebbastreasuresfromtheattic debba

    I paid 47.00 for typing4dollars, and realized it was a big scam within minutes. You were supposed to be on your way to “typing for dollars” within minutes, and I got ripped off instead. I called immediately and requested my money back. A not so good English speaking woman put me on hold for 10 minutes so she could “find my info” i finally hung up and tried again. the same thing happened.
    A woman called the next evening and she said she would send it over to customer service. I haven’t received any confirmation of this. But I will go to member.todayilearn.com and WARN them before they start taking Money. I DID NOT authorize any thing like that.,,,What can we do about this? FOX 13 NEWS???

  • james jaycocks

    i too just got scammed, they promise the sky if you apply yourself… what a joke…29.95 is what they charged me. how gullible can one person be.
    2 20 2007…im calling tomorrow to put a stop on my credit card.. im going to call cnn to see if they can investigate. mayby bill riley can do somthing?

  • Joe

    I never gave these guys the information they would need to bill me, but while I was reviewing the material I filled out my phone number. When it came time to fill out my billing information I got a bit jumpy because I wasn’t clear on what I was actually going to get. I understood the kind of job he was talking about, but WHAT I was getting for the money I was paying for was not at all clear.
    Anyway, I got three calls from these guys on the same day trying to get me to buy this program. The first time I just hung up, then I had to tell them no, and then I had to get rude. on top of that, I kept getting Emails, pretty much every week. I finally went to the remove link, despite my better judgement (this is often a good way to wind up on someone else’s list. If you reply with a remove request, you’ve also admitted you still look at the account, which means your email account is active and might generate profit for someone else….so they resell your name. Not everyone does this, but I know some companies that buy lists can get discounts for returning feedback on the ones that showed activity). When I was done I got redirected to Offerlab.com, trying to sell me yet something else. I saw no connection between offerlab and what they were offering and typing for dollars at all, except maybe that offerlab was doing typing for dollars advertising? The other connection I wondered about was maybe they were the same company. So I did a google for the words “offerlab.com scam” and got this site.
    It is always a good idea before buying something to look at a second opinion. I got this from a friend who introduced me to computers. If you aren’t sure where to go to, you can always search engine the company and the word Scam, ripoff, cheated, litigation, fraud and see what you come up with.
    Just remember to take that with a grain of salt too. Back when I was in high school there was this huge deal about Proctor and Gamble being infovled in some satanic practice, it was all over the school, and anyone you talk to over the age of 24 likely remembers hearing about it. It was of course silly and a fraud, and from what I have heard it was started by someone in the Amway business as part of thier sales pitch. (anyone want a $10 box of toilet paper for $20?)
    Never give out your billing information to look at the product, this is like handing a salesman money to continue his presentation. It is just silly to even ask for your information until the sale is made, and it is how they got alot of the people who got ripped off on this. It doesn’t seem that way on the web, because we are so used to “how do I get to the next page” thinking we just assume we aren’t going to get billed until we make some kind of agreement. While this is legally true, I still wouldn’t let a Kirby salesman (who works for a legitimate company) “just take a look at my credit card” until I was buying something. Don’t do this online either. Sure, they can’t LEGALLY bill you until you authorize it, but that doesn’t mean they won’t bill you. Don’t ever give out payment information until you are buying.
    ANYTHING that has worth is going to be sold by more than one person. Never feel like you are getting an opportunity you can’t get anywhere else. If it has worth, someone else is selling it, and you don’t have to give out your information just to find out more. If you don’t find anyone else selling it, or can’t find anyone else selling it that aren’t trying to get your payment information before they show you what you are getting…then walk away. No idea is worth paying for. Ideas are great, but never “Buy” an idea. Too many people try to protect ideas, but here is the thing…If they don’t have anything REAL to sell, something other than the idea, then they aren’t offering you anything. Don’t ever buy ideas, if they have such a great idea, then they can offer a service based on that idea and actually sell something real and tangible. That at the very least will prove if the idea works.

  • connie

    i hope this is not true.i just sign up. i hope i did not lose my money.

  • Amanda Lackey

    I’ve to signed up for this data entry scammed i to need my money back and just like everyone else i have gotten a busy signal. There has got to be a way to stopp them call channel 10 news

  • Alice Assaly

    I ordered this thing on January 21st, got my E book, all it was was some useless reading about a lady and her shoe eating cat. No hidden charges, make money right away, hah. I stumbled on one thing that was $1.00 for a week, then if you liked it, it would be another $97.00. Then I get an E mail saying that I instructed them to charge me $29.97 every month. When do I start making money???? I too am sick of all these people scamming innocent people who are just looking for a way to make an extra dollar. I wish there was someway to report them.

  • Elly Camps

    Guess what, they got me to! I get a busy also. I’m calling the bank right now – Darn anyway, we have got to stop them!

  • Roberto

    Wow! If I didn’t Google “dollars for typing” BEFORE I GAVE OUT MY CHARGE CARD INFO, (DUH!), I too would have been a VICTIM! Thank you to all the test rats out there cuz there is always someone watching you who has it in Their own best interest….NOT YOURS. Sometimes wisdom comes in painful spoonfuls.

  • Linda

    thanks everybody for your comments , I was about to fall for scam too! I have been getting emails from this Gavin person too . I feel bad for everybody that got scammed on this , remember what goes around comes around, these scammers are going to get theirs. take care

  • Jolene

    GUESS WHAT?….THEY DIDN’T GET ME AT ALL HAHA
    BECAUSE I CAME HERE FIRST….THANKS EVERYBODY.
    WOO HOO!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/loveable26 Angel

    hello my name is Angel 26 years old in ohio and I myself was also scammed by gavin stone ( typing 4 dollars ) it was a rip off and they wont give me my money back either when I called to get my money back they told me to buy this so called blogging kit to help me make money for a additional $250.00 and thats with 40 % off they said after I tried that they would give me my money back … lol I know i was stupid enough to give them my money the first time but not again …All i wanted was to be able to be a be at home mom for my 2 kids …if anyone want’s to help put a stop to this thing im in just send an e-mail and any ideas you may have ….
    cute_loveable26@yahoo.com
    I have my own blogging site if anyone would like to visit it for any advice , just leave a question in my comments or send an e-mail …
    Angel Gibson from Ohio
    website : http://www.freewebs.com/loveable26

  • Norman Stegen

    I, too, was scammed by TypingForDollars. I just got my cc bill and found two charges from them for $29.95. I called the number on my bill (1-866-813-9025) and, on the second try spoke to a young lady who assured me she would remove the latest charge and all future charges. Maybe I’ll call the cc bank just to make sure.

  • Mary

    My name is Marybeth and I stumbled onto this trying
    to download the book that I paid 39.85 for and I am
    glad to know that this is a scam so thank you to all of you.

  • http://typing4dollars.com Rav

    Hi, I’m so happy I’ve come accross this… reading other peoples comments regarding this scam work from home data entry work helped me so much to make the right decision. I did not committ to buy. I’m thinking of doing affiliate marketing and I need your response on this business venture. It’s basically signing up with clickbank.com as an affiliate member and promoting/marketing the top five websites… it’s free to sign up but you will need to buy targeted traffic to send to the website which normally costs $30.00 for 10,000 traffic. clickbank.com pays 70% commission on sales. (the following I’ve copied and pasted from the ebook which has this information) If 1 in 50 visits is a sale of $35, and lets assume that 10% of 10,000 people that view the website actually reads it (1000 real visits) that’s 20 sales in 1000 visits
    20(sales) x $35(commission) = $700(total commissions)
    $700(total commissions) – $30(cost of 10000 visits) = $670(total profit)
    What do you reckon? will it work?
    I will send you this info. for free if you want upon request because you have been a victim of fraud/scam and I care about that and I know how it feels when that happens. Please email me rav88_@hotmail.com
    I bought this info. from ebay.com for US$1.99

  • mandy

    Wow, I thought it was just me. I am disputing the charges with my cc company. Hopefully, that will work. I cannot get an answer, or I get a recording saying how important my call is and never get a response. I was on hold for 41 minutes just Friday morning. What a bunch of crap. Whoever you are, you should be jailed for this!!

  • Jackie

    Wow, sounds like Gavin got rich off all everyone on this blog. I was thinking about this business, but thought to check the interenet or the better business bureau before I sent any money. Thank you for the comments everyone shared. I think we all are looking for the simpliest, most easiest way to make money without leaving our home. I suggest to everyone to look deep inside yourselves and you can create your own business. What are you passionate about? What is it that you would do for free? Remember when you were little, what did you like to do? If money was not an object, what would you do? I really believe we all may have million dollar legal ideas within in us, if we would only take the time to look inside. For those who believe in God, pray and ask God to reveal it to you.
    That is what I did. Now, I am on my way to success.

  • linda

    Sorry to hear that so many other people were scammed too. I was hoping it was just me. My prayers go out to everyone else who were put in this financial bind.
    I too signed up for typing for dollars. And realized within minutes after receiving all the adobe readers that something was probably wrong. But I pursued on. I was right. Something was wrong. Gavin Stone pursued to send me follow up e-mails asking me “have you forgotten” and things like that. I emailed him back telling him that the purchase was not as promised and I want my money back rather demandingly.
    I payed for this on Feb. 28th. There has only been one charge so far. But I am calling my bank and filling charges as soon as I’m done typing this. I live in a common wealth state so once I file charges they take over.
    I have not received any response from Gavin Stone. (real surprise there huh), but I can assure him this … I am in an abusive marriage and was trying to earn some money from home because I am not allowed to leave the house. I need the money to save to be able to leave. I am very aware of the legal system and have friends in some pretty high place. I promise you I WILL HAVE YOU HUNTED DOWN AND THROWN IN PRISION. Any one who pretends to be a voice for the word of God and scams this many people — God will take care of us and you will be punished until you make thing right.
    Watch your back.
    Thanks for making me stay with an abusive husband.
    If anyone wants to get in touch with me my e-mail is lgo79@yahoo.com
    Just type in that its in reference to Gavin Stone, because if I don’t recognize it, I won’t open it.
    Linda

  • Dr. Thunder

    Well, as I read all of the peoples comments, I ask myself one question:
    Did anyone actually utalize the information found in the e-book?
    All I am hearing is bitching about money taken out. Does anyone even bother to read the terms and conditions on anything? I do! And it clearly states the $29.99 or whatever charge per month to continue with the members website. If you dont want it just cancell……how hard is that?
    I actually do not believe that I was scammed or robbed or anything of the nature. I invested into knowledge. A millionaire can give you the tools but it is up to you to make it happen.
    As to the poster above me…….it sucks that you trapped yourself into a situation of abuse. The fact alone that you are using “Gavin” as a scapegoat shows you have very low self esteem. I would reccomend going to http://www.joelosteen.com and get right!
    Also it is wrong to go after someone who is of the church….when was the last time you did something for your community rather than letting someone else do it for you? Spend time with the source at least 3 times a day and you will feel better about your situation!
    I do not make millions of dollars with this program but I have seen a steady stream on the amount that comes in…..this amount has gotten larger not smaller…….content is key! Also apply yourself……affiliate marketing is awesome if you learn to do it the right way. The blog itself is only one forum to market yourself.
    In conclusion if you dont have the brass to step up to the plate and commit yourself, you will make nothing and continue to sit around watch oprah and bitch about why you dont have any extra money. That is why 90% of the money is controlled by 10% of the people. If you continue to bitch continue to be in the 90% while I will go twoards the 10%!

  • Gary Burden

    Do not buy into this they got my 47.00 but I never got my web site, nor can I reach them by phone. Lesson learned

  • Thomas Savona

    Please discontinue any billing to my account!
    I did not sign for your service.
    Thomas Savona

  • russell tiner

    you billed my account twice for 97.00 dollars and i didnt not authorize this!!!! i want you to return the money you took from my account or i will seek legal action on your company!!!this is a rip off and i am very perturbed with your company!!! russell tiner bandare, texas you better get ahold of me asap so we can resolve this matter!!! 830-456-5627 or 830-796-7149

  • Linda

    Well, looks like someone has personal interest to this man.
    I’ll start from the beginning of your worship to Gavin.
    Your response was, “Did anyone actually utalize the information found in the e-book?
    Obviously you did not take the time to actually read the responses here before you decided to sit on your high horse and make acusations.
    Yes, some of us actually tried to utilize the information found in all the e-books as a matter of fact.
    Debra M. commented above that, “Took the whole month trying to download these PDF Adobe Files – I never could find them – -,” and,”the customer service rep said she waived my membership fee for one month while I downloaded and got the system set-up. I am still trying to figure out how to get this system set-up.”
    debba commented on February 21, 2007 8:18 PM:
    I paid 47.00 for typing4dollars, and realized it was a big scam within minutes. You were supposed to be on your way to “typing for dollars” within minutes, and I got ripped off instead.
    Alice Assaly commented on February 23, 2007 5:53 PM:
    I ordered this thing on January 21st, got my E book, all it was was some useless reading about a lady and her shoe eating cat. No hidden charges, make money right away, hah. I stumbled on one thing that was $1.00 for a week, then if you liked it, it would be another $97.00.
    Then you remarked about getting a refund …
    “If you dont want it just cancell……how hard is that?”
    Well, let see, when I asked for my money back, I received no response ad suddenly gavin stone no longer was trying to sell me more. Odd. Don’t you think. Did he lose my e-mail address?? Didn’t receive my e-mail?? No wait. I know what it is … HE IS A SCAM ARTIST AND IS AVOIDING MY REQUEST TO A REFUND I AM SUPPOSED TO BE ENTITLED TO WITHIN AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME!!!
    And you didn’t seem to catch anyone elses “difficulties” of receiving a refund. Let me remind you since you only obviously retain what you want when you read …….
    suzanne goodnow commented on January 19, 2007 10:23 AM:
    I was billed for the Typing for Dollars and I never approved for them to do so. I demand my money back but each time I call the number if busy. Again I demand my money back. I NEVER authorized for this to be billed. I will take further action if this is not handled and if someone does not contact me.
    Barbara commented on January 19, 2007 12:33 PM:
    How do you get these charges that are taken out of my checking account stopped. Every time I phone the phone number, I get a busy signal. I’m really tired of the $29.95 taken out of my checking every month for something that I have no interest in. Writing this just adds to the frustration becaue I’m talking to no one. Now I have another company or person taking out $39.95 and I don’t even know what or where it came from. Money isn’t everything in my life but I still need it to pay my bills not fund some company or person that has no interest in me except for taking my money.
    MATT commented on February 6, 2007 6:17 AM:
    MORE INFO ON TYPING FOR DOLLARS. TO SEE HOW YOU GO THAT RECURRING CHARGE, GO TO http://WWW.TYPING4DOLLARS.COM. ON THE ORDER FORM, DID YOU CLICK YES FOR “TODAYILEARN”? IF SO, THAT IS WHERE THE $29.95 CHARGE COMES FROM. I DIDN’T CLICK YES BUT I GOT BILLED REGARDLESS, I ONLY PAID THE $47 FOR THE INFORMATION TO REVIEW. THEY ALSO DIDN’T BILL ME FOR $29.95, INSTEAD THEY BILLED ME FOR $29.97 WHICH WOULD BE BREACH OF CONTRACT AS WELL AS MAIL FRAUD. IF YOU PRINT OUT THE PRIVACY POLICY, LOOK AT ITEM 5.7. YOU CAN REQUEST REFUND UP TO 60 DAYS AFTER PURCHASE. THEN YOU CAN CLICK ON THEIR SIGHT TO INITIATE A TYPED RESPONSE FOR REFUND.
    Jayne commented on February 6, 2007 5:56 PM:
    I too was a victim of the “Typing for Dollars” scheme. I have been getting charges of $29.95 for the past three months in addition to the original charge of $49.95. The website is gone so I called and got an out of order signal and get this—my credit card statement had two different phone #’s (one of which was an entirely different company)! I called my credit card company, they took ALL the charges off, and will charge back this phoney company (if they can find them)!
    I’d keep going, but you are really not worth the time. I believe I made my point.
    As for your “observation” that my “using Gavin” as a scape goat proves that I have low self esteme ???? Well, you are obviously a man very similar to my husband that is on a power trip of being a better quality person. I have a wonderful self esteem. I have a plan to better my life and to make changes. I am doing it right. Instead of going out there unable to take care of myself. Because, due to you premature assumptions, I am disabled. I can’t just run away, live on the street till I find a job. I HAVE to be able to take care of myself. I am wiser, and have much better “self esteem” than you know anything about.
    And as far as this next comment … let me know if you would like some salt and ketchup for that foot of your so it will taste better …I’ll fed ex it to ya….
    “Also it is wrong to go after someone who is of the church….when was the last time you did something for your community rather than letting someone else do it for you? Spend time with the source at least 3 times a day and you will feel better about your situation!”
    Shall we start with the eighth commandment? Do you know what that is?
    THOU SHALL NOT STEAL
    I believe I showed my christian side straight from the get go. When I said that I hoped that I was the only one and that my prayers were with the others.
    I also said …
    “Any one who pretends to be a voice for the word of God and scams this many people — God will take care of us and you will be punished until you make thing right.”
    Again I believe showing my faith. God will be my vindicator.
    John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
    Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
    Isa 35:4
    Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
    Isa 47:3
    Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
    And one that personal attains to you and gavin from all of us who have been stolen from …
    Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
    I could go on and on and on. And would you like to know why??? Because God IS on our side.
    To your last couple of comments(see, I read everything you wrote)
    “Also it is wrong to go after someone who is of the church….when was the last time you did something for your community rather than letting someone else do it for you? Spend time with the source at least 3 times a day and you will feel better about your situation!
    In conclusion if you dont have the brass to step up to the plate and commit yourself, you will make nothing and continue to sit around watch oprah and bitch about why you dont have any extra money. That is why 90% of the money is controlled by 10% of the people. If you continue to bitch continue to be in the 90% while I will go twoards the 10%!
    Well here’s my response 2 that. In case you didn’t figure it out yet … I spend way more than just three time a day with the word of God. He is apart of all my days 24-7. I spend at least a couple of hours a day with my bibles. You know why … because even though I am trapped in a bad situation I did step up to the plate! The only one that really matters between the Lord and myself. Even though I can’t leave, I got the resources to do bible studies at home. I am currently devoting to three different ones and have accomplished my ordination to ministries. In short … I’m a minister!!!
    The reason why your so called 90% of people control all the money … because most of that 90% are greedy. And all the money in the world will not get you into heaven. All I ask for is only what I need. I know God will provide. I’ll be okay. He always takes care of me. But you enjoy your shallow road to that 90% and I’ll pray for you.
    I didn’t feel the need to share that I was a minister because it was not relevant until you attacked my faith. You want to debate what’s in the “source” as you call it. I’d be more than happy to help minister you. My prayers are with you. Just ask.
    If you need that salt and ketchup … just let me know. And next time make sure you have some facts to back up what you say.
    Again … my prayers are with all that have been taken by this scheme. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
    That is if your still awake at the end of this.
    John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
    May the Lord be with you in your time of troubles.
    Minister Linda Orange

  • Minister Orange

    Well Dr. Thunder …. what do you say. Did you also read everything people wrote after you before I got to respond to you?
    Minister Orange

  • minister orange

    GUESS WHAT!? I do have the brass to step up to the plate and I have some information for all those who have been taken by these frauds.
    ALL THOSE LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO GET HELP!!!!!
    As I said, I have some friends. Here is a place through the us government to start. Everyone go to this government sight and file this complaint. It is not very long, but gets all the info.
    https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
    I will have more for you soon. Here something to start with.
    Please feel free to contact my e-mail if you want.
    Good luck. I already sent my form in.
    lgo79@yahoo.com

  • minister orange

    forgot to tell you the complaint form is
    FTC Consumer Complaint form. That’s the direct site though.
    https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
    here it is again. use it!!!!

  • Minister Orange

    EVERYONE LOOK. HERE IS ONE FOR THE FBI. GAVIN CANNOT HIDE FROM EITHER OF THESE GUYS.
    THIS IS A FBI FRAUD SITE.
    http://www.fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/fraudschemes.htm
    GO THERE. LOOK TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN. THERE YOU WILL SEE AN OPTION FOR INTERNET SCAMS.
    THIS IS THE INFO THERE ….
    Internet Scams
    1- Internet Auction Fraud
    2- Non-Delivery of Merchandise
    3- Credit Card Fraud
    4- Investment Fraud
    5- Business Fraud
    6- Nigerian Letter Scam
    I THINK THAT WE CAN ALL FILL OUT 1,2,3,4, AND 5.
    LETS HIT HIM WITH EVERYTHING YOU CAN.
    I AM NOT A FUNDED MINISTRY SO I ONLY MINISTER THOSE LOCALLY TO ME. TOMORROW I’LL SCROUNGE UP SOME GAS MONEY AND WHEN MY HUSBAND GOES TO WORK TOMORROW AFTERNOON I HAVE SOME PEOPLE THAT SHOULD REALLY BE ABLE TO HELP ME COMPILE A LIST OF ALL OUR OPTIONS. JUST BARE WITH ME AND THE LORD WILL GUIDE ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
    HE ALREADY IS. DON’T WORRY EVERYONE. GOD IS A JUST GOD. WE HAVE LEARNED A LEASON, A VERY VERY HURTFUL ONE FOR SOME OF US, BUT AS LONG AS YOU HANG IN THERE AND FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE … GOD WILL PROVIDE. HE’LL UP US ALL THROUGH THIS.
    I WILL BE BACK HERE HOPEFULLY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. IF NOT DON’T WORRY. I WILL BE ON FOR CERTAIN ON FRIDAY.
    HAVE FAITH EVERYONE.
    MINISTER LINDA

  • Becky

    I am so glad that I decides to do some research concerning typing4dollars before I signed up for it. I just don’t understand how someone can be so heartless and greedy to take hard earned people’s money like he does. Well if it is any consolation to those of you who got scammed your information has opened at least my eyes and I thank you.

  • Minister Linda Orange

    I’m glad to hear that. It’s nice to know some people can be saved from this man.
    Looks like a cat got Dr. Thunder’s tongue. See what happens when you can’t back up your words. Especially when they are not nice ones.
    For every one else still looking to get this guy … I am compiling a few more things that you can do. I’ll probably be back on on wednesday. i have to go out of town for a few days.
    I would like to know if anyone visited the previous places that I gave them. I hoped that they helped.
    Good luck.
    Minister Linda

  • Jim and Thea

    we thought we had did our homework and chose this TYPING4DOLLARS thinking we would make some $$$! NOT I did find out thru my cc company i had to close that acct and re-open another to stop them from charging the $29.95 and they are letting me dispute the 3x’s they put this on my card.I PRAY THAT THIS PERSON WHO IS SUPPOSE TO BE A MAN OF THE CLOTH BELIEVES WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND AND FROM READING ALL OF THIS LOOKS LIKE HE WILL GO ROUND MANY

  • peter

    I think that all of you are full of crap!

  • daveednyc

    Or fools. And you know the adage about fools and their money… Let’s face it, most of these people were probably looking for a short cut to some quick cash. I wonder how many other times they got “burned” in the past.

  • Brian Banks

    Well I found http://www.typeyourselfrich.net/getpaid.php and it looked like an interesting way for internet money making, but 1 main thing got me looking:
    The credit card form says I AGREE to OfferLLC’s business terms. HA
    I have looked for these so called terms and finally found this blog, and guess what?
    Dollars for Typing is part of the package.
    I am so glad that this post was there, and thanks to those that bothered to comment in the first place.
    I had paid for paidsurveysetc.com’s service of online surveys and have actually been happy so far. I haven’t made much money from the surveys yet, but at least the refund is supposedly processing, got 2 weeks free use I think. I singed up with numerous survey companies to do surveys for them, but soo many want to reward with drawings instead of cash.
    At any rate, review before you buy.
    P.S. the links are informative only, not advertising.

  • Backwoods

    This is for Dr. Thunder;
    Screw you! You are most likely one of those scam-artists in Florida doing a little “Spin Doctor” ing, not Thunder. You can’t set something up that isn’t real, doesn’t work, and you can’t get an answer to your call for help!
    I am not computer-illiterate! I know when a software application has a problem, and when the problem is elsewhere, and this “problem” has its source right there in Gavin Stone’s little computer!
    As for your armchair Dr. Phil bullshit, you owe all of the “whiners” on this website an apology! Who do you think you are anyway? Dr. Peckerwood!

  • beth morter

    so,typing for dollars is run by a pastor!!!! why doesn,t that surprise me??? in this day and age,anything is possible. like may god strike you dead,buddy!!!! don,t mess with me. you got the wrong person!!! i already got in touch with the better bussiness bureau and department of cusomers affairs. i better get my money back or else. don,t mess with my credit or bank. you will be sorry!!! give me my 47.00 back now!!! and,no hidden costs,buddy!!!!

  • beth morter

    hi,remember me??? you have been reported to the better bussiness bureau,department of consumers affairs,direct marketing association,national fraud association. you have better wise up now,or else!!!! i told you,don,t mess with me!!!

  • steve

    I would like to report that Offerlab LLC or Bomdigitty LLC as they are now known will soon be shut down. They currently are 150k in the hole and have all but lost their merchant account. As of Monday March 19, 2007 they let 75% of their staff go as their attempts to find more investment cash has gone to shit. Their opperation at best is crap. They had a WORK AT HOME SUPER CONFRENCE this past weekend in which only 3 people outside of their own staff showed up. That should go to show the faith that their customer base has in the scam that has been going on for over 9 months.
    There will be more to come soon!

  • Joshua

    Hello everyone, i also was scammed. Except they have been taking 97 dollars out of my account for 4 months now. I eventually had to turn my debit card off. Is there going to be any type of refund or are we all just out of luck? There has to be some type of database that has all the people they scammed, so they or their insurance is liable for the unauthorized charges, hidden charges, false advertisement, and many other illegal acts.

  • daveednyc

    People, PEOPLE. This blog post doesn’t have a thing to do with the “Typing for Dollars” company, fraudulent ministers or whatever scam(s) you’re talking about. It’s about AD SPENDING ON BLOGS. “Typing for Dollars” was just the HEADLINE used.
    Please take your rants elsewhere.
    David: do you think it makes sense to close down this particular circus?

  • http://www.adpulp.com David Burn

    Thanks daveednyc. As you probably realize, we have this issue in more than one place on the site, thanks to the power of search.
    Shawn and I have been discussing closing all comments after a week, since that time frame will give our core users a chance to participate. At this point, I’m basically for anything that cuts down on the number of emails I receive, so we’ll likely move to this solution in the near future.

  • Michael Burnett

    In regards to Offerlab and Bomdiggity, the owners of those companies are neither Joshua nor Gavin. From the research I have done that they are both just people that work for the company. The owners are too cowardly to use there own names so they allow there employees to do it for them. I did a search in regards to Offerlab and the information I found is the following: By going to http://www.sunbiz.org/corpweb/inquiry/corinam.html and typing in offerlab you will be able to see who the real owners of that are, the same goes for Bomdiggity. You will see that it is owned by Offerlab.

  • linda

    Guess I’m another sucker. I just signed up and spent a couple of hours pouring my heart into writing for the fictional blog… and I can’t even get a copy of it now!!! Can you spell LOSER???? Wish I’d read these first. Hope some of you will. For the rest of us poor suckers, let’s all write the attorney general to try to stop these crooks!!! Thanks for your comments…

  • LMcG

    Thanks so much for alerting me. I ALMOST fell for it, but thanks to you all I am keeping my money. Good luck in getting this a-hole put in jail.

  • daveednyc

    David, or you could change the title to “Typing for $$$” or somesuch to thwart the Google trolls. Just a thought.

  • linda

    Sorry we all landed on your site guys. We didn’t mean to intrude, but obviously we were glad for the opportunity to network with all the other losers…Changing the healine might be a good move….

  • Thom

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU……FOR THIS BLOG. I AM VERY SORRY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE, HOPEFULLY, TEMPORARILY LOST MONEY TO “gavin”, “joshua blount” OR “dr. thunder”. I WAS JUST READY TO CLICK SUBMIT WHEN I DECIDED TO CHECK INTO “BOMDIGITTY LLC”. IT JUST DIDN’T SOUND RIGHT TO ME. MINISTER LINDA, I HOPE AND PRAY THAT GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, AND SHOW YOU THE WAY OUT. HANG IN THERE AND CONTINUE YOUR PURSUIT TOWARD TAKING DOWN THIS “gavin–joshua–dr. thunder person”. OH YEA, I THINK dr. thunder is gavin.
    HOPE AND PRAY FOR THE BEST FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN TAKEN.
    THOM

  • joe

    Just check out http://offerlabsupport.com/support-center/
    Read the top ten support questions.
    At least they are honest in what support they actually have to offer…

  • Blake Best

    yah, I got scammed with typing 4 dollars too. I feel dumb that I fell for this scam. I went to the bank and closed my checking account and opened another. Maybe I’ll get a call from the company and find some resolution to the problem or maybe they’ll just be dumb and not even call me about the entire thing. who knows, I just don’t want to pay them any more money.

  • Phil Gaffney

    I am trying to find out how to get ahold of this offerlab.com. They took funds out of my credit card account for a typeyourselfrich program that I have never gotten or anything close to it. Does anyone know a phone number or address to this place. All I could get out of the credit people was a web site that does not respond or work. I want to sue this company for taking funds without permission and then say the have a business relationship with the customer. This is what they told the credit card people and they won’t tell me what bank they money went to.

  • Gillian

    My gratitude to the hosts and participants in this discussion, who have done an invaluable service in sharing/allowing this information to collect. A quick google of the suspicious typeyourselfrich/offerlab site brought this right up, so that I was not scammed. Some sixth sense led me to put in an old, closed email account and cell number on the opening page, so hopefully I’ll be in the clear. Do you all know you can do that? With legit offers/biz you can always correct information later.
    Anyway — some were asking for phone numbers, addresses, etc. so I copied the bottom of the order page I still had open; the address should assist your bank when you ask them to stop charges and/or the BBB or govt in pursuing these creeps. Best luck to everybody here — there really is community online, even though it houses all kinds, just like any neighborhood.
    Peace — Gillian
    typeyourselfrich.net_offer027 $1.00
    $
    Product Total
    $
    Grand Total
    $
    Please note:
    Our address is
    Bomdigitty, LLC
    P.O.Box 422833
    Kissimmee, FL 34742
    Our telephone number is
    (866) 813-9025
    Our customer support page is:
    http://www.offerlabsupport.com
    I authorize Bomdigitty LLC to charge me for the above total.
    I further affirm that the name and personal information provided on this form are true and correct.
    I further declare that I have read, understand and accept Bomdigitty LLC’s business terms as published on their web site.
    By pressing the Submit Order button below, I agree to pay Bomdigitty LLC.

  • Sherry

    I was taken in by this Typing For Dollars SCAM as well. I’ve contacted my credit card company and all they said they could do is reverse the charges for one month, but if it is charged again, they can’t stop it. They told me I would have to have the merchant (Typingfordollars.com)verify with them that the charges were cancelled. Like everyone else who has tried to contact this company…NO RESPONSE…BUSY SIGNAL…NO WEBSITE.
    Basically, I had to cancel my credit card. I pray that no one else will get sucked in to this scam and these scam artists will pay.

  • Phill

    Is there anyone out there that would like to file a class action suit against this offerlab.com. I would. The more the merrier. It would be the least cost effect to us all and in the end, we would get our funds back.

  • Kaiser Sousay

    Wow, I had no idea such a long post existed about this TypingForDollars thing. I have found out some information that may clarify a lot of what’s going on here.
    I understand that Gavin Stone is just a fictitious name. He doesn’t exist. Whoever the owners are must be dictating this stuff. They probably have a bunch of writers sitting around making this stuff up as they go. I understand their testimonials are also fake.
    Oh, and be careful, now they advertise similar things under other names like Kelly Princeton. From what I understand, she doesn’t exist either.
    I also know that Steve’s post earlier is accurate information, as I heard the same from someone else who has been researching the matter and trying to file a complaint.
    Luckily, I didn’t buy the product, but I have a buddy who did and he’s pissed. Hope they get what they deserve.
    K

  • dick blome

    Sounds like there are a lot of pissed off people here.
    I to was scammed. Scammed out of $97.00 over and over and over.. month after month. I couldn’t get it to stop.
    I called customer support and got a ring ring ring.. nobody answered..
    So it seems to me as if this is a 1 man circus of an operation as a scam.
    I finally contacted my credit card company and canceled my CC and got a new one.
    Now, I’m still out of several months being charged of $97.00, but you know what? They cannot get another dime out of me.
    So screw you offerlab.com aka bomdigity…. You people are going to burn in hell for stealing peoples monies…

  • Kiss my Tulips

    After visiting the sunbiz.org site from an above post from Michael Burnett, I wanted to share my investigative finding with EVERYONE..
    Here are addresses for the company owners should you seek legal arbitration. You’ll need these addresses to file papers.
    Offerlab is registered to:
    WILLIAMS, MATTHEW
    3700 COMMERCE BLVD
    KISSIMMEE FL 34741
    Now other partners with this company are:
    BELL, HEATHER
    9352 RAVENS WILLOW DRIVE
    ORLANDO FL 34741 US
    WILLIAMS, MATTHEW
    3700 COMMERCE BLVD
    KISSIMMEE FL 34741 US
    HAYES, CHERYLE
    3700 COMMERCE BLVD
    KISSIMMEE FL 34741 US

  • Phil

    Sounds like this site of many people are people from offerlab.com itself. No one wants to join into a lawsuit, yet they have all the addresses and names of the alledged owners. Amazing.

  • Kathie Hamm

    Well, as I have read through all of these postings, I have realized that I am not the only one who has been scammed by this JERK! (for lack of a better word.) This Offerlab.com place has been taking $29.97 out of my bank account for so long, I can hardly remember when it started. I actually think it atarted somewhere around last October or November. I have also seen at least one charge on my bank statement from Bomdigitty as well. Well, yesterday, I called my bank to see how I could get the charges to stop and guess what? I was told that all they could do was issue a stop payment (at the cost of $32) which I did. But thanks to everyone for all of your comments. My husband will just love being able to say “I told you so!” And yes, all I wanted to do was make some money here at home. I haven’t been able to work in “Corporate America” for 6 1/2 years because of medical reasons–which is why I wanted to work at home!And Linda, thanks for the websites you gave. I haven’t used them yet, but I will. I hope that it will eventually help to put people like this guy away for a long long time for stealing what isn’t his to take!
    Thanks,
    Kathie Hamm
    Garland, Texas

  • Wayne

    THERE IS A CUSTOMER SERVICE EMAIL FOR OFFERLAB.COM. EMAIL THEM BY CLICKING HERE SERVICE@OFFERLAB.COM WITH ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE, SOUNDS AS IF THERE ARE QUITE A FEW. THEY ALSO OPERATE UNDER THE NAME OF “WEB CONTENT WRITER’S GUILD” IF THAT IS OF ANY HELP. GOOD LUCK!!!

  • Phil2

    well no one has asked yet phil….so let’s ask…how many of ya’ll would be interested in joining into a class action lawsuit against offerlab aka bomdigity?

  • http://stores.homestead.com/stillwatervalleygifts.com TERRI

    Hi I came across this Blod today as I was trying to figure out Zoofer. I tested to see how long a Blod would last on the home page and it lasted less then 11 minutes and it was GONE – so how is anyone to see your Blogs? Everyone says they have been scammed have we ? Is Gavin Stone real? TERRI

  • http://www.socom.com Jason Riley

    HI GUYS… I KNOW ALOT OF YOU GUYS ARE EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED WITH ALL THE CHARGES THAT ARE COMING OUT MONTHLY… I TOO WERE GETTING THESE FEE DRAWN FROM MY CREDIT CARD… WITH IN ABOUT A MONTH, I FOUND 4 COMPANIES TO WORK FOR. I STARTED DOING ABOUT 3 OR 4 ADS A DAY, SOMETIMES MORE, i WAS MAKING ABOUT 700 DOLLARS A WEEK… JUST STICK WITH IT, THE FEES SUCK FOR A LITTLE WHILE, BUT IT IS WORTH IT…

  • lagdog

    Go to http://offerlabsupport.com/support-center/
    This is the support website.. I asked for a refund and was given one, no questions asked.

  • John Gage

    Hey Phil,
    Sign me up as well. I do not feel that scam artists like these guys should be able to continue. It is a shame how they pray on those down on their luck and take them for money.
    What can I do to get someone to help me? I send emails over and over call and call……hell if I knew where the place was I would go there myself…..but they probably hiding out in a garage somewhere in B.F.E.
    Will a lawyer step up and help us out and we can all get our hard earned money out and put these jerks where they belong!!!!

  • http://typing4dollars.com Tom

    Ok, I am a little confused…
    There are damn near 100 responses to this post, most by people who claim to not have earned any money with this program.
    a few questions:
    of the ones who diddnt make any money have any of you actually read the book? (my guess is no, it has 3 different ways to earn money, any one of which would earn an honest living for someone who put in an effort, all you disgruntled complainers give it a try.
    I have been to Offerlabs office and SEEN their customer service department, giving refunds and helping customers, no one is hiding, I know it makes for better reading but (because I know the product and service for this company) I also know that people will blame ANYONE but themselves for failing to take action in ones own home business.
    If anyone wishes a refund, or has a question use this address, its been live and operational since the beginning: http://www.offerlabsupport.com
    As for Gavin stone, he did write the sales letter for typing4dollars, his real name is Gavin Smith and was fired from offerlab for non performance of his job, nothing more, nothing less. He knows good and well that when people are taught to type real live content they can earn money on the internet (thats essentially what the typing4dollars product teaches) if you want a working example of this business model, you need only look at this very page (the google ads up top)
    The product was written by a full time staff of people, it is updated by these same people its a valid and well tested business model being tought to people who want to earn money from home
    the member websites (there is one for $29.95 a month and one for $97 a month) provide thousands of pages of follow on content for people who want to learn more and build stronger businesses.
    It comes down to this: of all the people (who should be writing for their OWN blogs and earning money) who are complaining, why not actually read the book, take the steps to start your own income, then come back and lets have an INTELLIGENT conversation about whether this product works or not. Fair enough?
    For the people who cant be bothered with their own success and would rather blame someone else, hey this isnt fairy tale land, I know a public lynching is more fun, so here we are. Offerlab has over 20 employees most dedicated to customer service and a product that cost well over 20k to produce and maintain.
    Why not actually try it? :-)
    Peace
    Tom
    p.s. for the people reading this and standing by to see what happens next, if your among the admirable minority who actually read and have used the book, please speak up, for “blogging for pay” to succeed as a business model to survive, it needs to be balanced. frankly the people making money from this very page couldent care less whether the topic is positive or negative, as long as people view and click.
    but this isnt the internet that helps people, its like a friken payday loan company, capatalizing on fear and the misery of a small but loud people who refuse to take responsibility for their own success.

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    but this isnt the internet that helps people, its like a friken payday loan company, capatalizing on fear and the misery of a small but loud people who refuse to take responsibility for their own success.
    Bad timing, Typing for Tom. I was just about to help end this riddle (thanks to gentle prompting from OfferLab), but your claim that AdPulp is somehow benefitting from the tiny trickle of Google ad revenue, and that we’re no better than a Payday Loan shark, has soured my mood.
    Take your own advice, Tom. While your product may be legitimate, there’s a serious flaw somewhere in your product and/or service. Blaming this website or the internet for not helping you is poor form.

  • http://typing4dollars.com Tom

    David, I couldn’t agree more. I wrote that post first thing in the morning (pre coffee) and, yes, people who spit venom about an info product or business opportunity prior to reading it or trying it drive me up a wall, putting your site in league with the payday loan folks was a mistake and I apologize.
    My intent was to show that adding content (negative or positive) in exchange for adsense clicks (as the course teaches) is a relevant and effective online business model.
    David, your right, I was wrong, the part of the previous post I really want to stand behind is that people need to take responsibility for their success and that adsense (and some competent writing) is a fine way to make a living online.
    Tom
    P.S. I have been reading some of your other posts and adpulp is a great site! (I have been guilty the last few weeks of only looking at this thread, but will be reading more of your site one way or the other.
    p.s.s. Happy birthday :-)

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    Thanks Tom. Apology accepted.
    What drives me nuts is the conclusions people too quickly jump to online. The net is often heralded as a great communications tool. But is it? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
    We’re seeing both sides of that coin in this thread.
    p.s. Never type before coffee!

  • Betty

    I to am one of those people who got taken,Type4
    dollars and type at home.These are two diffrent
    places that took me.Type 4 dollars was advertised
    yea you got it by the preacher.The other one was
    well I know the name. Names are not important if
    we can’t do something about it.Maybe if enough of
    us get together and make a big enough fuss.It is sure a shame that their are people out there that
    have no feeling for others.I am on social security
    and ever penny counts.

  • http://hhtp://marypiper@squarespace.com Mary

    a few months ago I decided that it was time I tried to earn a little extra money to help ease my bill load. I was told that for a one time fee I would get some dics to download to my computer and all I received was one. Then I was having trouble with my computer and couldn’t go to the site, I then got a new computer and still no access. They had all kinds of answers but I could never make any money and like everyone else they still took out of my account money for something never used. How rotten these people are. I stand with all of you on this matter.

  • marilyn j levesque

    he need’s to be stop now i had to close my credit card because of him.

  • ONE UP

    SIMPLE CURE FOR THESE DOUCHE BAGS AT OFFERLAB…
    ITS CALLED A “CHARGE BACK”… CALL YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY AND NOTIFY THEM. THEY WILL TAKE ALL CHARGES OFF YOUR CREDIT CARD..
    BUSINESSES LOVE SEEING CHARGE BACKS.. LOL

  • rotflmao

    rotflmfao @ “SERIOUS FLAW”

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    I’m closing this string. It was never about Typing for Dollars. Both sides have had their say. Time to move on.