Avoid the scams, find out which Business Opportunities actually work
30th May 2008
Filed under: HYIPs,Warning — Ben @ 12:48 pm

After listening to another of Julie and Paul’s recruitment calls, it has been revealed that the so-called “Number One Success System” runs from at least two different domain names and is based in Hawaii.

The first domain name – noss123.com – was already widely known but they recently announced a second site which is “tlc2003.com”.

If you go to either of these sites you will see that both are advertising pages for the cash gifting scheme and, tellingly, both constantly refer to the need for privacy and invite only participation.

Privacy is paramount“, the websites repeat.

And, indeed, privacy is paramount – whoever registered these domains is trying to hide their identity.

Noss123.com has its WHOIS details protected by 000domains and has been protected since it was registered in June 2007.

However, this second domain was only registered in January 2008 and, until around the 27th of that month the registrant’s details were available for everyone to see.

So, who originally registered “tlc2003.com”?

I won’t reveal his name just yet but he is from Haleiwa, Hawaii, US.

Both websites seem to resolve to the exact same IP address in Montreal, Canada.

And you can check this for yourself.

To bypass the need for a password on either site, just type in the site address and then add “/main/” to the end i.e. noss123.com/main/ or tlc2003.com/main/

Then click on “Join” and it will ask you for an invitation code.

I managed to guess one after a few tries – see if you can do the same!

When you click on Submit, one of two things will happen.

Either you will have guessed a correct code and the site will show you an “Inviter Confirmation” page including the person’s name and qualification status.

Or you will have failed to correctly identify a valid code and it will return you to the “Join” page after 5 seconds.

Now, in both cases, on both sites, the IP address displayed in the browser address bar is the same and gives a location in Canada.

What this suggests is that both Noss123.com and tlc2003.com are run by the same person – Mr Hxxxxxxx of Haleiwa, Hawaii.

I wonder if cash gifting schemes are illegal in Hawaii? Might be worth looking into…

Can you find a valid Invitation Code? If so, please feel free to let readers know what it is by leaving a comment below.

27th May 2008
Filed under: HYIPs,Warning — Ben @ 3:23 pm

During 2006 Julie Wilson placed a number of classified adverts in the business opportunity sections of the Sunday papers.

The adverts pointed to a website – passivemoneyplan.com.

She was attempting to promote what American officials called an “ongoing pyramid-scheme fraud” – a 1-Up system called the Prosperity Automated System (PAS).

In September 2006 the Securities and Exchange Commission worked to close PAS, instantly stopping Julie from introducing anyone else into the scheme.

In short, the pyramid scheme collapsed and thousands of people lost their money.

Fast forward a couple of years and this week I received an (unsolicited) email advertising Julie’s latest promotional effort – a “Cash Gifting” scheme which she calls “passivemoneyplan.info”.

Intrigued, I tuned in to listen to one of Julie’s promotional teleseminars.

“We don’t make sales. There are no sales. We don’t have any products so we don’t make any sales,” she told those listening in via the internet or by dialling up a special number. “How much have I received? Well what I will tell you is there are members that are making over £5000 per week and I am one of those.”

Julie, along with a partner, point people to a site with the address passivemoneyplan.info where they promise to share more information about this magical “program” they are using to allegedly make £5,000 per week with “no sales”.

Details are sketchy on the site but the way it has been setup means that the pages are stored on another site with the address “ukmentor.net”.

Until recently, this website was registered to Paul Stevenson of Brighton but earlier this month this was changed to “Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc”

If you read their site and decide you want to know more you must go back to your “inviter”.

So, I went back to the person who emailed me and asked for the website and password, as instructed by Julie during the teleseminar.

I was provided with a link to the “Number One Success System” at noss123.com. You can reach this directly, no need for a password by going to:


(Just copy and paste into the Address Bar on your internet browser. I have purposely not linked directly to the site.)

Go to that site and there is a link which reads “Guidelines”. You will see that participants in this scheme must be very careful what language they use to promote their cash gifting program.

Probably because they do not want to attract the attention of the authorities.

Yep, they have to try and stay under the radar because this is very, very similar to the Prosperity Automated System. Money is being passed around but there is no product.

On top of that, participants must pass the first money they receive to the person who introduced them – making this a 1-Up program, just like PAS.

I’m very concerned that this is an illegal chain-gifting scheme. And I am looking further into it with the correct authorities.

If you were looking to signup with Julie Wilson, Paul Stevenson or the Number One Success System I would hold back until you can determine your legal position. Don’t just take their word for it, check whether it is legal or not.

More to follow…

As always, comments are welcome below and if I have made any errors I am happy to correct them. Just let me know by leaving a comment below.

22nd May 2008
Filed under: Direct Mail,General Opportunities,Internet Marketing — Ben @ 2:51 pm

Question time…

What do these 5 alleged millionaire marketers have in common?

Edmund Baker
Jeremy Gardener
Jeremy Taylor
Michael Milligan
Raymond Whittaker

No need for answers on a postcard but I’d be interested to hear your answers in the comments section below.

7th May 2008
Filed under: Domain Names,Internet Marketing — Ben @ 7:36 pm

Today I want to talk to you about 4,000% returns.

Not make believe or “possible” returns but genuine profits I have made over the past year.

In fact, these are returns I have made since I had breakfast with two smart young guys at a seminar last April.

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve become a little jaded with the business opportunity world and this is one of the reasons why.

Another is that I’ve come to realise that I’ve no real interest in copywriting or product creation or information marketing.

Which is what the vast majority of biz opps are about at the moment.

No doubt that info marketing is highly lucrative for the right person, but I don’t have enough enthusiasm for it.

What I have been getting into, more and more, is domain trading – domain name speculation.

Which is what has given me up to 4,000% profit in one transaction.

It’s also given me many smaller percentage profits such as 150% per domain over and over again.


Easy – grabbing expired domain names that the original registrant doesn’t want and then selling them on to others who do want them.

Or buying domains in auctions and then selling them on for big profits.

Best of all, whilst I am waiting to sell the domains I “rent” out the space for ongoing revenue.

Trading on the domain name aftermarket is a relatively untapped opportunity which I have been using successfully since I met Andy and Paul last year.

Why am I telling you all this now?

The answer is because they have just relaunched their book – The Domain Profit Guide and it’s better than ever.

It’s been very, very lucrative for me and I owe it to them to spread the word after they introduced me to domain investing.

You can check it out here:


Let me know if you have any questions.