Process Rebates Scam

Process Rebates Scam

Processing Rebates – have you heard of it? It’s the latest trend in “opportunity” based websites that try to sell the idea or processing rebates as a real way to make money online. Before we explain what rebate processing is (or isn’t) you’ll be intrigued to know the back story of these two websites: &

Process Affiliate Rebates ( is the reincarnation of a site that many feel is one of the biggest scams of all-time: Process At Home (

Over a year ago, hit the web and instantly gained a lot of buzz. It was the brain child of a certain Angel Stevens (the “name” of the person who owned the site) and she was the self described “top home business consultant in America.”

Supposedly, Miss Stevens (who also went by the alias of Anglea Penbrook on other copy cat websites of the same product) had spent over 25 years being a “home business consultant” and had helped countless thousands of people earn a lot of money from home based businesses. She went on to explain that there was an emerging avenue for people from across the world to make money by simply processing rebates online.

The opportunity was presented in a way that the potential customer (you) would think that by forking over $197 – the cost of their “training” – you would be given the material and instructions on how to start your own rebate processing position right away. In reality, processing rebates is the latest twist on data entry opportunities which is the latest twist on old-fashioned affiliate marketing.

Products like Process At Home & Process Affiliate Rebates are promoted through what are known as affiliate networks, and affiliate networks are simply a resource for affiliate marketers to find offers to promote that they in turn receive a commission for selling.

Process At Home cost the end user $197 to purchase, and the referring affiliate – the person who’s link you clicked from any number of websites that took you to – would receive $70+ per sale.

Since affiliate marketers (the guys/gals who are promoting programs like Process Affiliate Rebates & Process At Home) are looking to make as much money as possible, they typically promote the products that have the highest payouts, and in the world of business opportunities, $70+ per sale is up there.

Many times, marketers can expect to earn anywhere from $15-$40 per sale for the typical business opportunity offer you purchase through their affiliate link. But when a $70+ offer comes along, many times THAT product will get the highest “rating” or “recommendation” on websites telling you they’ve done a review of the top work at home products on the web simply because it has the highest payout.

Shameful, I know, but regretfully it’s why most of the products you see “reviewed” on different websites are Number 1…they pay the most.

The End Of

In any event, had been online for over a year now, and since I’m in the affiliate marketing industry, I’ve known about this site for quite sometime. While doing some research tonight, I stumbled across a site ( – more on them in a minute) that has been promoting Process At Home for a long time. I saw they still had it as their Number 1 choice for work at home programs, so I clicked the link and was taken to the website where this was posted on their homepage:

An Open Letter to Our Clients and Prospective Clients:

ProcessAtHome was created with one goal in mind – to empower people to take charge of their lives, and to take advantage of the latest trends in marketing and advertising. No-one doubts that the world of advertising has changed – “affiliate” marketing is the new buzz, the new way of getting your product properly positioned in the marketplace. was a pioneer in this industry, and has been helping its customers achieve success as affiliate marketers.

And yes, because our message was a good one, because our materials and training enabled people to succeed, our system was a success! We helped thousands of people learn the in’s and out’s of affiliate marketing – how to make money from home – how to take steps toward achieving financial independence.

In fact, our efforts were so effective – we attracted the attention of unscrupulous people who sought to take advantage of our success by creating “copy cat” websites. The problem is – ProcessAtHome is MORE than just a website – it’s training, it’s support, it’s a comprehensive understanding of affiliate marketing. But these unscrupulous other companies simply created websites that had the look and feel of ProcessAtHome, but none of its world-class products or services – and in the process, defrauded hundreds, if not thousands of people.

ProcessAtHome has been fighting this battle for a long time now – in an attempt to keep the copy cat sites from ruining our brand. We’ve hired attorneys, sent Cease and Desist letters, and we’ve spent countless hours trying to track down sources of consumer confusion.

We’ve come to the conclusion, however, that we simply can not win. There are too many copy cat sites out there, and we lack the resources to keep working against them. In addition, because of the fraud committed by these other sites, ProcessAtHome has lost its ability to successfully market itself.

Accordingly, ProcessAtHome will no longer be accepting new members. We will, of course, continue servicing our current members for the complete duration of their membership.


The Process At Home Team


In their attempt to keep these “copy cat” websites from “ruining their brand” they simply decide to shut down their site? Admitedly, it’s not very likely, but let’s just assume for a moment it’s the truth.

So ProcessAtHome is a victim of scammers ruining their name, and they decide to call it a day and move on. O.K. No big deal.

Enter Process Affiliate Rebates (

Almost at the same time Process At Home “shut down” a new site: Process Affiliate Rebates ( came to life.

With a virtually identical sales letter, only with a different “home business consultant,” now her name is Diana DeAngelo, there is no doubt that is owned, operated, and run by the very same people behind

Still touting the riches to be made in “processing rebates,” Process Affiliate Rebates tries to make at least one small tweak to make it sound more legitimate by adding the word “affiliate” between process and rebates.

At least affiliate is in their somewhere, because there is no doubt that the program they are selling as rebate processing is none other than affiliate marketing. Another minor difference is the prcing. ProcessAtHome cost $197 and ProcessAffiliateRebates is a steal (pun intended) at $157.

Your Debts Can Make You Rich - Over 1 Million People Prove It!What Is Rebate Processing?

The rebate processing opportunity goes like this. For a fee, these companies pledge to train you how to become a rebate processor. Your job, they say, will be to process rebates all day. They TELL you that processing rebates involves you logging into an account, entering someone’s name, the amount of the refund, and then hitting send.

It sounds nice and easy, but as we all know, something that sounds too good to be true almost always is. The TRUTH about processing rebates at home is that you must first sell something. Once you make a sale, you take part of the earned commission and offer it BACK to that person as a form of a “rebate” for buying the product from you.

It’s ludicrous, I know. The thought that you can train someone to become a “certified rebate processor” like it’s some sort of job is completely misleading. The truth is that processing rebates in the form they present to you the visitor – DOES NOT EXIST! Try to show me one person who can prove they are using the rebate processing opportunity to make any real, consistent money online. You won’t find it.

If you ever see anything with the words “process” or “rebate” anywhere in the opportunity description, run like the wind, because it is certainly NOT what it seems.


There’s actually quite a bit more to this story, and if you’ve got the time it makes for an interesting read. In researching these two websites, we found a tangled mess of impersonations and misleading information all centered around these rebate processing scams. Here’s what we found:

The Same Terms Of Service – Both ProcessAtHome and ProcessAffiliateRebates have identical terms of service…word for word. They both say they are based out of Nicosia, Cyprus, an island country in the eastern Mediterranean. Their terms basically state that all complaints will be governed by the rules and regulations of Cyprus. Translation: their not based in the United Stats so stateside laws do not apply. Obviously, this is a BIG red flag. Is Also Run By Them – This website has long been singing the praises of (it’s been their Number 1 pick for quite a while), however when using the Way Back Machine I noticed that used to have the exact same layout, font size, color, and unusually similar wording as Here’s a picture of what used to look like followed by a screencapture of

Old Home Page

Old Home Page

Every bit of me believes these are owned/operated by the same people. Furthermore, that address that Dr. Richard Andrew Stera lists: 1250 24th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20037 is this building below:

SiteReviewAuthority Headquarters

As you can tell by the businesses at that address, not one of them resembles anything related to (in full disclosure, it is not a complete list of businesses, but let’s just say the chances of this actually being a real address are slim to none). Update: now recommends as their number 1 choice. Yesterday it was still Do we need any more proof that they are all the same individual/company?

The moral of the story? Don’t join ANY rebate processing website. This includes and other popular ones like or

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June 13, 2009 Update: The guys over at I’ve Tried That posted a link to a video 20/20 did regarding the very people behind Process At Home (and now Process Affiliate Rebates). It’s fascinating to watch, and you can check it out here.


It’s possible that you’ve stumbled across this page and are not a student, however you were simply looking for a review about Process At Home ( or Process Affiliate Rebates ( If so, we hope this information has helped you. If you have any questions or comments regarding these or any other rebate processing programs, feel free to use our comment box below.


120 Responses to “Process Rebates Scam”

  1. Kim H.

    Feb. 26, 2009

    Thank you for the information. I have been reviewing the rebate for about a week. I told a girlfriend of mine about this and we thought it could be a scam. Thank for the info.
    Keep up the good work..

  2. Jonathan

    Feb. 26, 2009

    When I saw this site I was interested and skeptical so hence my research has been done
    Thanks for your information it was enlightening and informative.
    Thus closing the website a pop up occured with a live rep asking me to rethink closing the site because they are offering a discount.
    I type in a response and the answer didn’t match the question I asked. They kept replying with offers and discounts.

    Again thanks for your information

  3. Admin

    Feb. 26, 2009

    Jonathan, those exit popups are being used by a lot of websites nowadays, and it is completely automated (there is no person at the other end).

    It’s actually kind of funny to try to have a “conversation” with them. They are programmed to respond to questions like, “Is this a real person?”

  4. Elise F.

    Feb. 27, 2009

    Hmm I just noticed all these responses are just happening today. I was just checking the same information, and when I decided to close the window I got the same last minute consultation rep with a discount, but I just closed the window.

    This is so frustrating because if it were real it would solve the in-between looking for work phase! Oh well. If it’s too good to be true–stop being a sucker right?

  5. Jim Macintyre

    Feb. 28, 2009

    it is a scam. they got me. im pissed

  6. Elizabeth H.

    Feb. 28, 2009

    It seems logical that companies would want to outsource this type of work, since they can avoid the overhead cost of a full-tie employee (including health insurance,withholding, SS etc).

    That said, does anybody know how to
    find legitimate ways to enter this type of business from home?

  7. Admin

    Feb. 28, 2009

    Elizabeth, to address the first part of your question it’s important that you understand what they mean by rebate processing.

    You won’t be working for Blockbuster, Home Depot, and others they list doing refunds for them. Instead you’ll be “affiliated” with those companies and will earn commissions for sales you make. So for instance, say you were an affiliate for Home Depot. Let’s say they pay 3% for all sales you refer to, and you send 10 people who each spend $100. You would have generated $1000 in revenue, and 3% of that would be $30. In this example, your take would be $30.

    With rebate processing, they are saying that you would incentivize those 10 people who bought from you by offering them a rebate (out of the commissions you earned for them purchasing something). At the end of the day, you are not doing rebates for these companies, rather you are having to first sell something and then give customers who bought through you money back in the form of a “rebate.”

    The relationship between merchants (like Home Depot) and affiliates (people like you and me) is definitely a viable and real business model that we explain in our affiliate marketing section, but the idea that you will be sitting around all day issuing rebates for these companies is nothing short of misleading.

    If you’re looking for a simple, free opportunity to make a little money online, your 18 or over, and live in the United States, I suggest checking out our paid surveys review.

    If you’re looking for a way to earn a little extra cash, prizes, and gift cards starting now, paid surveys are a good place to start. In the future, we’ll also be releasing new content about how to start a real online business

    Hope that helps clarify a little better.

  8. Nick

    Feb. 28, 2009

    Highly doubtful but has anyone actually gotten a refund for not ‘being satisfied?”


  9. Admin

    Feb. 28, 2009

    Nick, from what I can tell it’s extremely difficult to actually get them to give a refund, if at all. There’s story after story of this if you Google something like “process at home refund.”

  10. Cassandra

    Mar. 01, 2009

    Thank you so much for saving me headaches. I googled “” and only three things came up. I almost went back to the page to sign up, but I clicked on this link. I’m so happy that I did. Thanks again!

  11. Jean

    Mar. 01, 2009

    I got sucked into thison 02/27/09. They debited the $157 immediately. I emailed them and told them I could not download or print their instructions. Never heard back from them. After reading your review, I called the 800 number and talked to a Susie Smith, who spoke broken english. Had a middle eastern accent. After trying to convince me to stay with the program, making offers, etc, she gave me a cancellation number and said my refund will be processed in 3-5 days. We’ll see if it happens. If not I plan on having my bank charge the amount back to them, and hopefully that will work.

  12. Monique

    Mar. 01, 2009

    yea thanks for the info i have to admit i’m a day late and $157 short… they don’t even have a real contact link so i should have known better. THESE guys want you to pay them so in turn they can teach you how to play ppl the same way. The Great American way. ha.

  13. Jim M

    Mar. 01, 2009

    the same thig happend to me. They hung up on me seversl times. you could hardly understand them. Ill find out first thing in the morn if they refunded me. Call them yourself and have a laugh 1800 818 7155. Ill bet there having “technical problems” and hang up on you

  14. Jim M

    Mar. 01, 2009

    i actually got very upset when they offered me travel vouchers instead of my refund…. we’ll see

  15. Lisa

    Mar. 02, 2009

    I just got done talking to customer service and they said they will void my order but I will need to call back in an hour because their computers are down. HaHa. We’ll see when I call back

  16. Stephanie

    Mar. 04, 2009

    I have to tell you, I’m a single mom and struggling with finances. I have a legitimate at home business, but things are slow. When I found this site, I thought this has to be too good to be true, but couldn’t find anything except that BBB had them listed as going out of business 2 years ago. I continued to search for results on this Process Affiliate Rebates and I found your site. I checked what you said about where they are located and sure enough it’s listed under Miscellaneous at the bottom of the Terms of Service. Thank you so very much for saving my $157. To those of you that lost your money, I wish you good luck in getting it back.

  17. Sarah

    Mar. 06, 2009

    All above is true. If it looks to good to be true, it probably is… and yet in these tough economic times (I hate that phrase) one can be easily duped into believing that a money back guaranty is a money back guaranty. So what do I have to lose? Well, apparently $157! Please do not sign up for this. Find reputable paid survey sites instead that offer actual money or points per survey, don’t fall for the ones asking you to sign up for things. One site actually asks you to watch movie trailers, and quizes you on the TV shows you watched the night before. It adds up. I know it’s rough out there for everyone, I am a sick profile of what we see on the news…. A single mother of two, layed-off twice in less then 15 months. Have exhausted my unemployment benefits, and am now competing against high school students to become underemployed at retail stores and the like. I have even clean houses to make rent money as I sold my home last year. Yes, it is hard out there but PLEASE, do not fall for this one. (BTW, I’ve been listening to horrid hold music on the 800 number for 30 minutes now after being hung up twice)

  18. Sandra

    Mar. 06, 2009

    How is it that they are allowed to use legitimate, credible sources such as CNN, Forbes, etc. on their website to make it seem like they are endorsed by them?

    Fortunately I work from home doing something legitimate, but when I saw this ad for processing rebates and clicked it, I did get curious.

    • Admin

      Mar. 06, 2009

      Sandra, they are only using those sources to add a sense of “credibility” to their product. NONE of those places endorse their website or product. Typically they consider that if an ad for their product showed up on CNN, Forbes, etc then they can technically say that their product was “featured” on one of these sites. It is only meant to make it look more legitimate.

  19. Sarah

    Mar. 06, 2009

    P.S. Thanks for posting the 800 #, I tried my grandmother’s approach of “killing with kindness,” and they said they have cancelled my account and I should see my money debited within 3-5 business days. Not holding my breath… but will let you all know. Fingers crossed.

  20. Lauren

    Mar. 06, 2009

    how do you find your order # or confirmation # bought product early this morning. want to try to get a refund but don’t have this info

    thank you,

  21. Admin

    Mar. 06, 2009

    Lauren, I’m guessing they would have sent you a confirmation email once you made the purchase, so I would scour that first. If you can’t find anything, I would suspect they could look it up by the email address you used for the purchase.

  22. Sarah

    Mar. 06, 2009

    you won’t be able to find it… call the 800 number. Or, look at your banking or CC statement and call the payment processor directly.

  23. Mike

    Mar. 06, 2009

    I voiced my skepticism directly with the “live rep” for who responded with the scripted responses you mentioned above (Student Payouts post in response to Jonathan dated 26 Feb). Ironically, when I asked the question why they weren’t registered with the BBB, the “live rep’s” response led me to your website. When I did a “copy/paste” message with your site’s advice to not join any rebate processing site, the “live rep’s response was to contact them at the following Email address: support [at] (I am almost inclined to email them just to see what their response is to all that has been shared on this site). Thanks again for giving me the “sanity check” I was looking for!

  24. Admin

    Mar. 07, 2009

    Mike, the “live” support person at directed you to OUR site?

  25. Phyllis

    Mar. 07, 2009

    Thanks for your site. Trying to navigate through the “reviews” was sad and discouraging.

  26. Todd

    Mar. 07, 2009

    Glad I found this site. Wife ordered this the other day out of desperation to get herself out of the trucking industry. She asked me to check it out and I immediately noticed that on the sales page Diana says she was struggling to pay the bills because she never got a degree or any qualifications. Then in the first section of her e-book, she says she’s a retired doctor. Hmm. Wife got hung up on after she got badgered for 10 minutes. I called back and was told computers were “upgrading” and they would call us back within 24 hours. We have called our credit card company to charge them back. Holding our breathe and crossing all our appendages.

  27. Rebecca

    Mar. 09, 2009

    Call your credit card processor Immediately and have them reverse the transaction!!

  28. Jimmy

    Mar. 09, 2009

    I was taken for my money also! Trying to reverse the transaction now..

  29. Susan

    Mar. 10, 2009

    Hey guys I got all the same respones you did.
    My credit card company is going to help me dispute this charge and hopefully get my money back.
    So much for honest people in this world.

  30. Lauren

    Mar. 10, 2009

    I don’t even believe myself right now – how could I have been so stupid???

    I read through every word of their “promises” and it kept seeming more and more believable as I went. WOW, only $157? I’d make that back in just a few minutes of work….GEEZ!

    I entered my credit card information to buy this bogus kit, hit “submit” and it cleared my information and asked me to re-submit. So I did! And it did it again!

    Did I just pay for this scam TWICE? I should have checked the web for this scam first – I’m kicking my own butt right now as I’m on hold with my credit card company trying to refuse this payment before it actually goes through. Please wish me luck!

  31. Destinee

    Mar. 11, 2009

    Thanks they almost got me!

  32. Arlene

    Mar. 11, 2009

    Thanks for your site, I’m a M.A. student and I want to help my husband with our problems, and the page almost got me! and I’m just looking for extra money to pay my college.
    thanks again.

  33. Jessika

    Mar. 11, 2009

    OMG…….I really thought that site was honest and true only because it was picked as the number one on SRA, which I told my husband we should look the address up but before we got a chance I found your site!!!!! Thank the lord!!! I was unable to get anything off of the BBB and that should be a red flag for anyone. Thank you so much! God bless all of you who lost your money. Live and learn right?

  34. Chris Orcutt

    Mar. 12, 2009

    I am so glad i accidently hit on this site. yesterday I fell for the rebate scam.After reading your comments, and not recieving info from diane idecided to call my credit company and cancel payment. Its a shame there are such evil people who would take advantage of folks in need. I am a construction worker whome has been warned by doctors that I have to find easier work, and I am also a grandparent supporting grandchildren.

  35. Mattie

    Mar. 12, 2009

    I’m so glad that you are there, I’ve learn to click email addresses and scam before I bite. Thanks for saving the bite on my credit card.

  36. Timothy Estepo

    Mar. 12, 2009

    I just made the biggest mistake. Now i have to get my money back from them – it was the last $170 I had and it took me four days to make it. I have daughter with special needs. I thank God i fell into your sight but now the challenge will be to get back my money…Thanks timothy estep

  37. Cathy

    Mar. 12, 2009

    What a rip off! I was on hold for 30 minutes and then “Marie Jackson’ in customer service? tried to talk me into travel vouchers also…..I declined and she finally, grudgingly, gave me a confirmation code for a credit to my account. We’ll see……if I don’t get it, I will dispute the charge with my credit card company. Too bad I didn’t do my due dilligence on this one.

  38. Stephanie

    Mar. 13, 2009

    I just spoke with a customer service rep and she gave me a confirmation number to refund my money. I was just curious, has anyone received their money back in the 3 to 5 business days that they said? Just wondering if I should hold my breath or not!

  39. Anastasia

    Mar. 13, 2009

    thanks, they almost got me

  40. Courtney

    Mar. 18, 2009

    I was hit twice by them. Wish I had found this site first. Hopefully all of us together could find someone out there to get our money back. When I called customer service they began to tell me I signed up so I had to wait 90 days but when I told them they were a fraud and I was recording the conversation they immediatly hung up.

  41. Todd

    Mar. 18, 2009

    Thought I’d give you all an update. I too got a cancellation number but was doubtful. Credit card company told me to wait 4 days to see if they refunded the money. YEA! Turns out, the scammers were only holding my money and issued a reverse charge to my account. So they didn’t get my $157 after all. WOO-HOO!! Sorry, don’t mean to gloat but I was really expecting to kiss that money goodbye. Maybe it helped that I threatened to go on every website and blog to expose them. I still may though… the crooks.

  42. Todd

    Mar. 18, 2009

    By the way, since they had my credit card number, I had my cards cancelled and re-issued under a different number. So now they couldn’t get my money if they tried.

  43. Virgil

    Mar. 23, 2009

    I really am glad I read your info, I have been scammed a few times by different types of at home businesses but since then everytime I see a new one I always research it first, which led me to this website. thanks for the info.

  44. Herminia

    Mar. 24, 2009

    I just got caught in this mess. My husband kept asking me if this was a scam, and I told him I didn’t know. Now that i arrived on this page I don’t know what to tell him. He’s the only one working right now and times are getting harder on me to find a job, in a town i don’t know (just relocated).

  45. kathy v

    Mar. 25, 2009

    Well it just happened to me. I thought it was okay but got scammed. I called a few of the numbers I was given and did talk to one person, however the number he gave me to call is bogus. when it answers all you can hear is hammering like some one is buildind or fixing something. I wish I had looked into it a bit more. I did call my bank within 15 minutes of doing this but all I can do is wait then dispute the charge as fraudulent

  46. Bernard

    Mar. 25, 2009

    Almost got me.

    The live rep does reply to your questions. I almost got caught up in that mess. Thanks

  47. Will

    Mar. 25, 2009

    I too tried to submit my info twice and got some type of reason …… something error code. So Mr. desperate “me” tried again and got the same thing. So I went to there contact page and sent them a e-mail explaining what happened. A couple days went by and they sent a response saying,


    We regret to inform you that your application could not be processed or approved. You can place your order using given link :[order link removed by Student Payouts]
    Please call us at 1-800-818-7155 and we’ll help you get signed up right away. You can call right now, we’re open 24/7.

    Shirley (Process Affiliate Rebates Customer Care)

  48. Luke

    Mar. 26, 2009

    This is funny!!! If you call this number 800-860-8068 ext 3452. This guy will feed you all kinds of crap and is dumbfounded on how you got his number lol!

  49. Luke

    Mar. 26, 2009

    Please everyone call this number so we can piss them off for all the people they have pissed off throughout there time of operation! lol

  50. Nick

    Mar. 26, 2009

    Number one suggestion when buying ANYTHING from the internet. Use your CREDIT CARD. I was suckered into this BUT I GOT MY MONEY BACK.

    Here is How:

    I called my credit card company and told them exactly this,
    “I made a good faith purchase towards fraudlant merchandise on the internet. Can we please initiate a reverse transaction?”

    I answered some simple questions about the purchase and my money has been refunded. Good luck to you all.

  51. Nick

    Mar. 26, 2009

    Hey admin just an FYI…surveyspot is nice and inbox dollars is great too. You should check it out and consider adding them to your legitimate lists.

  52. Admin

    Mar. 26, 2009

    @Nick – That’s great advice for a message to read to your credit card companies. I’ve gone ahead and bolded it so others can try it out when trying to get a refund/reversal of the order.

    Also, InboxDollars is definitely on our list. Here is the complete list of recommended survey companies (all free to join). Thanks again for the tips, Nick!

  53. Risa

    Mar. 27, 2009

    This is REALLY great information!!! I stumbled across your page and I’m so glad I did. As I was searching for something else I came across that and I read about the Processing Rebates etc, but then I went to look them up and it gave me another person with similar information hahahaha….that’s when I knew something wasn’t quite right. I typed in “What is the” And presto, I found this page. Thing is I was about to send my friend the link about Processing Rebates because she’s looking for something like that…Oh my gosh, I’m so glad I didn’t…Thank you so much for all the pertinent and well informed information you’ve put together.


  54. Pat

    Mar. 31, 2009

    I’ve read through most of the comments, and I can’t help but wonder why the names affiliated with this scam website (Home DePot, Blockbuster, etc.) aren’t doing something to warn consumers of this fraud? Maybe we should stop patronizing them and they would get the hint!

  55. Sonny

    Mar. 31, 2009

    I’ve been suckered by a different company before, and was able to have the charge reversed by my cc company. I decided after that, I would research anything else I find to be appealing, just to be safe…

  56. Dale

    Apr. 01, 2009

    I just bought the program tried the contact and was directed here!!! It just cleared my bank account!

    • Admin

      Apr. 01, 2009

      @Dale – The ProcessAffiliateRebates site directed you here??? You’re the second person to say that and I’d love to know more about what happened. I can’t make any sense of why they would direct you here.

  57. Dale

    Apr. 01, 2009

    Has anyone used their “bank checking card” like me or was it all through “credit cards”?. Also will I be able to reverse the charge through the bank?

  58. Jonathan

    Apr. 02, 2009

    Thank you SO SO SO much, I too like many others thought the was for real. SO glad I found this site before I got suckered. Thanks again!!!!!!

  59. Terry W. Clark

    Apr. 03, 2009

    I bought into this program and spent $157.00 on it…where can I find a legit rebate processing program for free…Thank you for the info.

  60. N/A

    Apr. 03, 2009

    I too was scammed by processaffiliaterebates. I called them after reading this site and they sent me to a “secure member site” to which she told me I would go to the processing rebates part of the program. Well low and behold the site she sent me to was a survey taking site, again no rebate processing. So I am calling back and asking for a refund again. I used my bank card and will file a complaint and my credit union is very good and getting the funds back. Ill let all know.
    Thanks I hope this saves others from lossing their hard earned $$ I know it has made me think twice about EVERYTHING!!

  61. Admin

    Apr. 03, 2009

    @Terry – Regretfully there is no such thing as “rebate processing.” What they call rebate processing is actually affiliate marketing (with “rebates” passed on to customers for purchasing from you). Let’s say you sell Customer A something and you receive a $30 commission. You would then give them a percentage back as a rebate for purchasing something through you.

  62. Kristy

    Apr. 05, 2009

    Hello, I too have been googling rebate processing jobs I came across a site that said Diana DeAngelo was a scam but to go to another site. They say it is $47 to join but if you click out they offer it at $17 calling it a friends and family discount. I was thinking about trying it just to see if it was legit does anyone know if it is or not. It is My Online Income System. If no one knows about it I may just check it out since it is cheap, also they reccomend Google Pay Day? I know there not rebate processing but they were listed on a site, if anyone knows I would appreciate a response. Thanks

  63. Admin

    Apr. 07, 2009

    @Kristy – While I don’t have any first hand experience with it does appear to be the same rehashed information found on nearly every work at home website on the net today. They are using Clickbank as their payment processor, so you can rest assured that you can get 100% of your money back by contacting Clickbank directly if your unhappy with it (phone number found on the website). The $17 “discount” is a script that pops up when someone tries to leave and basically is a last ditch effort to get you to purchase, so If you want to save $30, take advantage of it. But again, I can’t say I would recommend purchasing it. Nothing about it seems original.

  64. Anthony

    Apr. 07, 2009

    Please tell me where I can get a real rebate processor job! Thanx

  65. N/A

    Apr. 07, 2009

    Has anyone gotten any money back that used a debit card?

  66. Admin

    Apr. 07, 2009

    @Anthony – Read my response to Kristy right above

  67. Kevin

    Apr. 08, 2009

    You know, I have always thought these types of things were scams, but I am in dire need of a job. So I decided to check it out, after reading it it seems too good to be true, so I googled their name + Scam and got this website. Thanks for not letting me and some other people here waste some money!

  68. N/A

    Apr. 10, 2009

    They have assured me via phone and e-mail that I will have a full refund posted to my account. We will see. I cant believe what they do is Legal. They flat out lie to people.

  69. Mindy

    Apr. 11, 2009

    I tried the process at home site too. I paid the money then got nervous and got my money refunded. I did get the money back, and am very happy I chickened out.

  70. Paul

    Apr. 11, 2009

    A friend of mine approached me about splitting the $ 157.00 – I told him it was a scam. He said it cant be…….well , 1 month later I’m 78.50 richer and he’s 157.00 poorer. For once in my life I made the right decision when it came to money.

  71. N/A

    Apr. 11, 2009

    I sent a copy of the email to my local news agency. They have a reporter who does stories on scams like this…hopefully it will get the word out about this..It’s unforutnate because I, like everyone else, really could use the extra money…

  72. Kyle

    Apr. 12, 2009

    You just saved me $157!! Thank you so much.

  73. Caroline

    Apr. 13, 2009

    I found your site, after google (ing) the process rebates site and have read through all the comments here I did have doubts, did seem to good to be true, and of course it is, and have avoided the trap. There are a lot of replies here from people who bought the software. Kuddo’s to you who have been brave enough to come forth. What keeps creeping into my mind are all the other people who have sent them money and are just to horrified that they could have been bamboozled. I have an idea for us all to make money, class action fraud- mail fraud truth in advertising, there has to be a bunch of laws being broken here. We could work from home filing suit against this woman and her software and her promise of $300 + per hour. Even though I didn’t buy it, I’m so BS about it, I will volunteer 10 hours of my time to put her behind bars. This is preying on people with devastating financial issues (people who have been laid off) loosing income, (I have an eBay business for antique collectibles) no one has any extra $$ to buy antique fishing equipment! Hence, I was drawn in. We need an “out of work” consumer rights lawyer – :) Lets get the woman!!!

    ps what about mail fraud??

  74. Dale

    Apr. 13, 2009

    For N/A above. I used a debit card. (my checking card). The bank reviewed the transaction on my account and they determined an error did occur and my account was assessed $157.00. Anyone that does buy into this and want your money back, you have to call your bank right away. Good Luck People!


  75. Gina

    Apr. 14, 2009

    I have been reading about Process Affiliates Rebates for so long. I immediately went to the BBB website to get more information before I did anything else , only to find out that the BBB has them listed as “out of business”. Then I went to and looked it up under the web tab and lo and behold I was directed to you. That’s all I needed to know. Thanks!!!!

  76. Mark

    Apr. 14, 2009

    With all the deceipt out there why cant there be a site that is truly win/ win for all those involved? Its easy to justify how hb can work are there any companies you can contact directly w.o going through a 3rd party scammer? Thanks

  77. Liz B

    Apr. 15, 2009

    I almost fell for it. Thank you for all your information. I was looking for a way to get out of some college debt so I thought I would give this a try because it sounded so good. Well it just goes to show you that scams are everywhere. Someone should sue this women for taking advantage of so many people.

  78. K

    Apr. 16, 2009

    Thanks for that 1-800#. After signing in, I got a message back saying:
    “The authorization was successful but the transaction was aborted, probably AVS failure.”

    Not sure what AVS is but the sign in page regenerated itself as if to have me re-enter information. I immediately emailed them; no response yet. I don’t think the transaction went through for it hasn’t shown up at all on my account, but if anyone can shed some light on AVS, or if they believe my transaction went through, I’d appreciate the dialogue. Didn’t find this forum in time, hopefully, I lucked out.

  79. Barbie

    Apr. 16, 2009

    I really wish that I would have done research on this. They scammed me too for 157.00 This is rediculous. Is even legal to do this? Shouldnt the BBB shut them down or something? That was all the money I had. I am struggling now and dont know what to do. I called for my refund after staying on hold for 45 min, I got connected with someone. Asked for my refund. Oh by the way this was after many emails with support first. The lady says can I help you, I said I want my refund. She tried to make me schedule phone session with a trainer, and I said no. She said well try this first to make sure you understand. I said what part of no dont you understand. I want my refund and I want it now! So once again I got put on hold after verifying my account. When she came back she tried to offer me a 500.00 travel voucher…. I said I want nothing but my money BACK. She then put me on hold again. She came back with a confirmation number. Said it would be 2-5 days and I will see the refund posted. I better get my refund! I need it! Please has anyone ever just gotten thier refund back like this?

  80. Dawn

    Apr. 18, 2009

    Just another scam!!!!

    Its too bad that there are so many miss leading and money hungry people in this world today!!!

    Thank you for all the advise and thankfully I knew to goggle the website.

  81. Spcopps

    Apr. 19, 2009

    OK I just had to reply to the “live support” when trying to close the window after reading it was automated. Look at the response I got LMAO…

    You:would you waste your money and join??

    Lauren Says:Joining couldn’t be easier!
    I just had to show you all this….This site saved me my money!!

  82. Jason

    Apr. 19, 2009

    Thanks for the heads up. I was considering it but definately not now. They are good at what they do. [scamming] Sorry to everyone who lost money. best of luck getting it back,,

  83. Miss Suckered

    Apr. 19, 2009

    So I was looking for a way to not break my back and make some extra money on the side. I don’t know what i could have been thinking. I actually got suckered into this!! I was skeptical after they took my money out of my account immediately, –I used my debit card– and then i never recieved any instructions, or even a confirmation e-mail that they promised to send. So after a couple hours I returned to the computer to do some research. After reading all of these comments here, I called the 800# and spoke with some foreign woman (after waiting for a rep for 10min) who argued with me when I told her I wanted my money back. She fianlly gave up and put me on hold while she said she was getting her supervisor. She then hung up on me.
    I called back and waited another ten minutes, and then got the same rep. I let her know I knew it was she who I had just spoke with and I wasn’t happy.
    she gave me a confirmation nmber and said it should be back in my account in 2-5 business days.
    It better be.
    Oh and by the way, I called the number that Luke above had supplied. They said the ext was no longer in service :-)

  84. Joe

    Apr. 20, 2009

    Thanks for the info. Research does pay!

  85. Sonia

    Apr. 21, 2009

    Hello, I am a teacher and this part time work at home popped-out of my computer. I read all the information and believe me, I got motivated to try it. Before starting and entering my credit card, I search information about the company and HERE I AM! I had my mouth open and so surprised when I found out that this is a scam. OMG who we are going to trust on?

  86. johnny2main

    Apr. 21, 2009

    How much do you make when we all sign up to do paid surveys?

  87. Scarlett

    Apr. 22, 2009

    Hi, my name is Cheryl and I was taken for my $157 and charged $4.75 on top from my bank because it was an international transaction. After 2-3 weeks of trying to figure the science of processing rebates by screwing other people, I gave up. And just for fun I looked up DiAngelo’s name and found nothing. Come, started to see other links to other scaming programs. Then I came on yours. . .I called @ 2AM so I didn’t get a long wait time but like everyone stated, you get the offer for help, the offer to have a trained pro help, the offer to have get a travel voucher. Then they put you on hold then the confirmation number began and now I wait for my money back with my debit card. With being in debt and the promise of money in a few hrs/days. . . .I believed in the lady. .

  88. Steve

    Apr. 24, 2009

    I paid for a similar program (Process Rebates at Home) I should have known better. It was crap. I disputed the charge with my cc company & GOT MY $ BACK

  89. Donna Barnard

    Apr. 25, 2009

    Another disappointed sucker! I fell for it big time so desperate to get out of debt– then when searching for the website found this– I just got off the phone for a refund and was told it would be two to three days. I told them I would cancel it on my credit card because it was not a legitimate business. I, like others will wait to see the outcome. I have learned a lesson about researching these types of methods to earn money.

  90. John

    Apr. 25, 2009

    Thank you. I have been laid off for a while and getting desperate. Your information on this firm is the best I’ve seen on the net. Many thanks Again. I made money by saving my money. John

  91. Admin

    Apr. 25, 2009

    John, glad to help and thanks for the kind words. Best of luck on the job hunt; I know you’re not alone.

  92. Megan

    Apr. 27, 2009

    Is this Student Payout site for real or is it another scam just like everything else?? Anyone??

  93. Joyce

    Apr. 27, 2009

    I am soooooo….. glad that I looked before I leaped. I was talking to my husband about this and he said “This has got to be a scam.”

    Good looking out!

  94. Richard

    Apr. 29, 2009

    Unbelievable how we can be duped.
    I’m glad I found and read your site first.
    I wonder what CNN’s Clark Howard would say??

  95. Joe

    Apr. 29, 2009

    157 out the window…..joined site last night….and still not able to access the members area at process affiliate rebates..these people are full of crap, there in a country called Cypris..can hardly understand them, I’ve allready requested my refund but they are giving me the run around….I did research this site before throwing my money away but I only found one negative comment on the ripp off report…

  96. Phil

    Apr. 30, 2009

    Hey, I was wondering if there are any online jobs associated with the age of 17? I’ve been on my own in an apartment now for a few months, but I could really use some extra money to make ends meet. Are there any online jobs that are LEGIT directed toward the ages of 17?

  97. Angela

    May. 06, 2009

    Hello everyone,

    I have also came across both process at home and process affiliate rebates. I also came across my online income system. I have been doing research for an at home business for the last 2 months. Here is what I found out:
    Before you enter any type of account information do the research for a scam.

    If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.

    If in the URL has (for example), the 89776 is the person that will get the profit from what YOU pay for the program, and more than likely it is the website that you are looking at, is what you will be promoting. In the payment section you will see the affiliate # as the same in the URL. This is a huge indicator that it is a scam. So if you see this info when you go to pay, exit immidiatly!!

    Question for Student Payouts:
    I am a single mother trying to get my degree in EE and need some extra cash, like everyone here, can the paid surveys really help?

    Thank you,

  98. Raul

    May. 11, 2009

    Like most here, I was curious about I am recently unemployed and was looking for a different opportunity. Why not make good money from home, right? Well I was almost suckered into their promises of easy money. I was all set to make the payment with my debit but it said “Authorization Denied”. Hmm, I thought. Then a few minutes later I get a call from my bank saying that someone might be trying to make a fraud transaction. I spoke to a live rep and he told me the transaction was being denied because it was going to Cypro, Egypt. As I tried to leave the website I did get a supposed live agent but it was obvious she was automated. Frustrated I left the sight. If it wasn’t for my bank’s warning I would have been out $157. It is a scam and good luck to everyone out there trying to get their money back.

  99. Robert W

    May. 12, 2009

    Thanks for this. I was bout to do this but then I decided to read a site like this and im glad I didn’t do it…
    thing is I’m out of work and trying to go to college to be a game designer and need money to pay for college and books and bills so this almost had me, but since this is fake is there anything you would recommend for me to do :/ Idon’t have the time to do work like a normal person…I get home from school, do my homework and go to bed to get back up again to repeat. I only have around 3 to 5 hours a day to work and I’m down to my last $200 :/

  100. Tom

    May. 14, 2009

    Thanks for the info! Finally an intelligent debunking of this “rebate affiliate processing” buzz.

  101. Bill C

    May. 14, 2009

    Wish I had seen this sooner, I’m going to try and get my money back.

  102. Stephen

    May. 15, 2009

    Got me too! Having come opon this site I called to cancel after a few hours. I was told my cc would not be charged. I called my cc company to tell them I bought into a scam. Because the transaction was pending I have to wait to see if the cancellation takes place. I canceled my cc and asked for a new card number. Man! Man! Man! What is this world come to. Thanks for the infomation.

  103. Admin

    May. 19, 2009

    @Angela – Yes, paid surveys can help make a little extra money each month, and we explain in greater detail how they work here – so definitely check that out.

    We’re also going to be releasing a series of posts over the summer explaining step-by-step how students (or anyone for that matter) can start their very own online business. It will cover things like: buying a domain, settting up a website, how to monetize the site, etc. So for anyone interested be sure to sign up for our newsletter and blog feed, and you’ll be notified when the material (it will be free) is released.

  104. Jeff

    May. 25, 2009

    GOOD LORD!!!!!!!!!!!
    I was this close to falling for this “biz” but after asking the “online cutey”…. “don’t you have to sell something in order to get a rebate?” “she,/it” sent me to support@pro…aff….reba…

  105. Sherri

    May. 26, 2009

    I, like several of you were also taken by this company. It took me 6 or 7 calls before I got someone live on their 800 #’s, the one’s they gave me were 800-381-7820 & 800-818-7155.
    Finally got someone live May 25th about 6:30pm, had me set up a time with a learing coach for 11:00am today, I told them they falisfied info, and wanted my money back, they gave me an another# 1-866-291-3127 said I could talk to someone at that #, of course you sit on hold, plus she gave me another link to go to, whick is— After all this I called my cc co. and reported them as a fradulent co., their looking into it and should know something in a few days.

    I feel really stupid.


  106. Kim

    May. 27, 2009

    I have read the information on the Affilate rebate processor. Actually i have read it every day for 2 weeks now. I kept racking my brain trying to come up with the money. $200 came my way that was unexpected today. First thing when i got home i jumped on the internet and went to the website. I read thru it all again and something told me to try to find some kind of proof. then i stumbled on to this site . Thank you for your words of wisdom. I am unemployed and there are no jobs out there. I would like to work from on the computer but am so scared to try anything now

  107. Tera

    May. 29, 2009

    Yeah it’s a scam try calling customers service line you will never get through so they can process your refund 1-800-818-7155

  108. Lawyer A

    Jun. 05, 2009

    Thankx guys for the info!

  109. Joe

    Jun. 16, 2009

    Ya, it hit me at first…is this for real? I read on. It sure sounded good, it was luring me in, slowly becoming more enticing. But thanks to the “internet” and all its info, the truth has been exposed just by doing a simple search of this site. So thanks for exposing the truth about this site. Believe me, in my mind I was ready to pull out my wallet and sign up.

  110. Todd

    Jul. 12, 2009


    Well they now have a new web address. And to think I was directed towards the ‘opportunity’ via ArcaMax.

    The new address is Per the whois it appears this site was registed very recently.

    Geez, these folks don’t give up do they?

  111. Larry

    Aug. 27, 2009

    I just want to mention that it is always a good idea to do searches on ANY sites like these to see if they are legitimate or not. You can type in a search phrase like- is a scam-, or- reports on ; look for all unbiased web or blog sites (like this one), and read what is said about the business. If you have a hard time finding negative reports (with the exception of a few personal blog comments), I would say the site may be worth the money to join. On the other hand, if there are a number of negative search results and comments, STAY AWAY and don’t join up. Too many negative comments on a business tells me that a large number of people have run into massive problems with the company, whether on training, support, refunding, or not answering a direct question. That many people who complain about a business like that can’t be all wrong! These are people who are trying to keep you from going through what they have obviously already went through. I’m glad I happened across this particular site about rebate processing jobs, because I get a LOT of emails from seemingly different companies wanting me to join up with them, but all their web sites seem to be oddly similar, so I have been leary just on that point alone. No matter how compelling their text content may be, ALWAYS CHECK FIRST!

  112. Ken

    Aug. 29, 2009

    Wow! Close call. That rebate idea was so convincing, but a little voice urged me to Google it. Thank you so much for hosting this information because I don’t have any money to lose.

  113. Forget Diane Diangelo

    Nov. 17, 2009

    I was refunded my 157 shortly after purchasing the program…i have learned my lesson about purchasing any thing online with out due dilligence…this company is in another country for a specific reason…So that our laws do not pertain to them..they scam people all day with a smile on there face…im now doing my banking online , and researching all of my debit card charges….since last december i have been fraudulently charged about $70. per month from various companies…i only caught on to this recently from the forien transaction fees…i recommend opening new accounts to all who have giving these shameful people there card #

  114. Annie B.

    Nov. 17, 2009

    Well this sucks…. I got trapped into this thing… signed up about a year ago and I am just now finding out they are a scam…
    Are there any legitimate online business out there?

  115. Francesco Sattlefield

    Aug. 18, 2010

    saw this page bookmarked and very much liked it. will surely bookmark it as well and read the other posts tonight.

  116. Malcolm Escobeo

    Sep. 13, 2010

    I wish more people would write blogs like this that are actually fun to read. With all the fluff floating around on the internet, it is rare to read a blog like yours instead.

  117. Thanks for your insight on affiliate marketing. I have a few tips of my own to offer. First, realize this is not an overnight business. It might take a few months after you start for the real income to start flowing in, especially when using whitehat methods such as SEO to bring in traffic. Second, resist the urge to promote every single cool looking offer or brand new product you find. It is better to focus on one product or service at a time, researching and finding everything you can about thet product or service, and throwing everything you can at the promotion of that product. Once promotion of a particular product or service is bringing in steady income for you, then you can consider promoting another product. Third, it is very important that you research and create a business plan before you start, and then always stick with that plan while you work. Affiliate marketing takes work, but if done correctly, everyone can make some money.

  118. James Tucker

    Nov. 24, 2010

    I really enjoyed your site. It’s always nice when you find something that is not only informative but entertaining. Outstanding.