Just a short post for today about the company known as Universal Media Consultants LLC. I got an email from someone saying that they had been contacted by phone by this company, and though I haven’t personally been contacted by them, what they were offering was very similar to other places I’ve done full reviews of.
Universal Media Consultants LLC will call with an offer to work from home. They will attempt to sell you a website with advertising on it, most likely for around $100-$500. The price of the site is often dependent on how much credit you have. They will probably require you to have at least one credit card to ‘qualify” for their services.
The same pitch has been done with several companies, most notably Web Knowledge LLC (full review + phone call experience), to which Universal Media Consultants seems to have close ties to.
If the person on the phone claims to be from Amazon, they are not. Amazon does not call people to recruit affiliates as explain in my post about Amazon Associates phone call scams. Yes, it’s true that you can create a website and sell products from Amazon on it (called affiliate marketing, and this is what I do for a living), but the services offered by these companies are low quality and very deceptive.
$200 for a pre-made website is actually not bad, but that is only where the scam begins. Follow up phone calls to sell you traffic packages, advertising packages, and other “upgrades” can cost thousands of dollars. One lady wrote and email to me stating that she paid a similar company over $10,000 for a traffic package and made no return on her investment.
Proof of Complaints
All signs point to Universal Media Consultants LLC being pretty much the same setup.
Note: This is about the company that exists in Florida and has ties to Web Knowledge LLC in Arizona. There is another company in Alabama (run by Philip Cardwell) that offers services completely unrelated to web hosting or affiliate marketing.