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Career Journal UK Review – Is It A Scam?

What is Career Journal UK

Career Journal UK is a site that claimed to be a “Work From Home Program in UK”.

Is it a legitimate site for anybody that would like to work from home in the UK?

I did some investigation and I let you be the judge.

Modus Operandi – Email Spamming

Some of you may not heard about Career Journal UK before this.

And I am not surprised at all.

This is because Career Journal UK usually only goes through your personal email. How do I Know?

Because I was spammed by them from my old company email.

It uses my ex-colleague’s name, and that was how it managed to make me clicked on their sent email.

Upon clicking, the email was really simply providing one simple link.

Spam Email from Career Journal UK

Snapshot of the email

 

Based on my experience, I immediately knew that it was a link to bring me to another scam page.

Nevertheless, my scambuster inside me, make me want to click and investigate hehe…

And true enough, the webpage looked too eerily similar to the online scam that I was trapped into last year called the Career Journal Online.

Career Journal UK Scam Home Page

 

What does Career Journal UK Offer?

Same like the Career Journal Online site, this site offer an “opportunity” or “work from home business”.

The course that they offer though, are filled with big claims and make it looks as if it is very easy to make money through their program.

The course that they offer for now is called Searching Profits.

So is there any profits to be found in this program? Let us see.

What Is Searching Profits?

Searching Profits in essence are claimed to be a “unique technology which analyses real-time financial data for binary options trading”.

They said that they provide you with accurate trading signals that are statistically proven to allow consecutive winning trades.

Searching profits also boldly mentioned that they will help you to “accurately predict” the market trends based on the history and rates’ statistics.

Anonymous Developer? – Sounds Fishy

This is where things get very interesting.

After all those bold claims on Searching Profits, the developers of this tool are said to be currently “anonymous”…. like what the heck?

Anonymous Developer of Searching Profits

What do they mean by anonymous?!

It is either the Career Journal UK reporter couldn’t find the identity of the Searching Profits developers, or more likely than not, they do NOT want to reveal the real developers of this suspicious-looking binary options trading program.

Now, if this program is as good as the developers claimed to be, why must the developers want to remain anonymous? What do they have to hide?

For me, this only means one thing. The developers want to remain anonymous so that if anything happens or the customers could not get the results or profits that they expected, they would not be able to find the creators/developers of the Searching Profits program.

Obviously the developers do not want to responsible after all those bold claims.

So let me ask you, do you really want to trust such program? I let you decide.  

Scam Signs Are Everywhere

As I have mentioned earlier, this site is so similar to the online scam online that I was trapped into last year. From the website look to the modus operandi, it was so similar that I believe probably the same people are behind this scammy website.

Let me show you what I mean and show you signs of their scam ways on this website.

Big Title Showing Big Money

Big Fake Claims By Career Journal UK

This is a common scam tactic, where a huge title showing huge sum of money to entice potential victims.

Website Page is Littered With Many Headlines of “Money Making” Opportunity

Why does this page is filled many so many headlines of the “money making” opportunities?

Don’t you think it is a bit overwhelming and on the verge of over pushy?

Page such as this is best avoided.

Littered With Fake Money Making Opportunity Headlines

Littered With Fake Money Making Opportunity Headlines

Showing Printscreen of His/Her Bank Account

Another must-have for any scams is to show printscreen of somebody’s bank accounts to increase the greediness of a desperate victim.

Be careful to anybody who you don’t know showing their bank account so freely, especially if the money looks good. It may not even be real.  

Fake Bank Account Lisa White

Showed Bank Account Purposely (It’s more likely fake)

Beware of Fake Testimonials

Please be aware that a scam site may put in some fake “testimonials” from a few unknown people. They are either being paid to collaborate, or more often than not, are made-up characters.

Fake Testimonials on Searching Profits

Fake Testimonials on Searching Profits

Too Many “How Can I Start” Sections & External Links to Landing Page

One sure sign of scam homepage is too many “How Can I Start” Sections that are followed by an external link or more that lead to a landing page.

You can see the examples from Career Journal UK Page as below:

How Can I Start 1aHow Can I Start 2a

If you click on any of the external links, it will lead to Search Profits landing page as below.

Searching Profit Landing Page

The External Link leads to this Searching Profits Landing Page

They want to entice you to register your details which includes your full name, email, and even your PHONE NUMBER.

This is done by stating there that “YOU CAN NOW REGISTER BELOW FOR A FREE LIFETIME LICENSE!”.

I am sure you have heard before the saying “There’s no such thing as free lunch”  and this is especially true in this case.

The “Free Lifetime License” is probably just a gimmick. After you have ‘registered’ your details to them, brace yourself with constant spam email and worst still, constant upselling call to your phone number!

I have been in this situation before and it was really a bad and unpleasant experience.

Do Not Trust People Online Easily

As a rule of thumb, to spare yourself from this kind of scam, here are some tips for you

  • Never give out your name and email easily in the online world
  • Do not trust people in the online world, especially if you never met or do not know those people before.
  • Do your own diligence and investigate yourself first if a program can be trusted or any legit at all.
  • Even if you think certain programs can be trusted, I suggest that you don’t commit right away. Soak it in first, give some time to consider and think. Do more self research if you need to and also find other better alternatives if possible.

My Conclusion?

Well, after I have gone through all this information, what do you think I would say?

For me, the website home page of Career Journal UK screams SCAM to me from miles away due to the reasons that I have elaborated above.

The same goes as well to the landing page of Searching Profits. I have never heard of a legitimate “Free Lifetime License” before.  

As far as I am concerned, any legitimate license is subject to renewal and maybe even payment tenure.

What makes it even worse is that, the developers themselves are anonymous. So they certainly are not authorized in giving any kind of license in the first place. What a farce indeed.

Therefore, I can definitely conclude that Searching Profits are a SCAM as well.

FINAL VERDICT: BIG TIME SCAM!

Scam symbol

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Dlansing

I decided to start my own online business so that I can escape the rat race that I am in. Things are really progressing well and it is just a matter of time before I can be finally free from my 9-5 job. With ratracebuster.com, I hope I can help other people to escape or avoid the rat race through learning the online business and other legitimate opportunity in the online world. I will be reviewing products, sharing discussions, and blog about my online business ventures as well.

26 Comments

  1. It is a noble journey busting scams for those out there who really want to start an online business. It is far too easy to get caught up in these things and I have nearly been caught myself. I like this comprehensive review picking out the tell tale signs so that people can see why and maybe even pick out these tell tale signs themselves in other websites.

    • Thanks acknowledging Matt. Yeah, busting scams can be tiring sometimes for me, but if I see a bad one, I have no qualm on invedtigsting further and reveal the truth 🙂 It is at least my way contributing to the folks online.

  2. Hey Dlansing.
    Great article and thank you for taking the time to expose Career Journal UK.
    I’ve also had lots of emails sent to me that only have a link in them. I always delete them without opening or clicking no matter who they are from.
    Yes big time scam alerts with all those points you brought up!

  3. Hello,

    I like the picture at the top and the direction you have taken your website, however there are a few grammar errors. For example “Some of you may not heard” should be “Some of you may not have heard”

    Other than some grammar issues, I learned a lot about this scam in the UK and the pictures really help you understand. I have never heard of it, but I am glad you are letting people know about it!

    Keep warning people about these crazy SCAMS!

    • Hello there Karissa,

      Thanks a lot for pinpointing my grammatical mistakes lol! Well, English is not my first language, so I hope you can excuse me for that.

      At the very least, my message and warning of scam get to be conveyed right? 😉

      That is what matters to me at the end of the day 🙂

  4. Hey DLansing, thanks for making this review, from the moment I saw the picture that said “spots remaining: 48” I knew it was a scam. I admire your efforts in revealing scams and I hope that you keep doing it in order to inform people.
    There’s one thing I would suggest though, if one of these scam sites asks you to register with an Email, use a fake one with fakeemailgenerator so that you can get inside and give us a closer look.

    Yerko

    • Hi Yerko, yeah, there are always a few spots remaining LOL! I can’t believe I was dupe by that last time *sigh*

      Anyway, I really like your idea to do a fake email and probe more into their activites. I will probably do that hehe.

      Thanks a lot Yerko for ideas!

  5. I have seen a trillion sites that state whether an online business is a scam or not and usually they have a poorly written paragraph explaining the site, this is not one of those site! You explain everything that wrong with this site, what they do wrong, how they scam us. I wish there was a video that went with the article. Keep up the awesome work!

    • Hi Anthony, thanks for dropping by. Yeah, this site looks very legit indeed but at the end of the day, it promotes a binary program that looks so fishy and suspicious. Not exactly a place you are looking for a genuine place to find jobs or side business. A site that I know that really shows and teach how to legitimately earn money online is Wealthy Affiliate. You should give it a try and it has Free Program with no obligation at all 🙂

  6. Nice work!
    These scumbags steal the email addresses of your colleagues and friends and SPAM those people, pretending to be you.
    They should be hunted down and exterminated.
    Any tips on who and where they are would be gratefully received.

    • Hey there Scampolice, thanks a lot for dropping by!
      Yeah, the scammers are indeed a scumbag, using my colleague’s email to persuade me to join their scammy program. I hope they don’t use my email info as well. That would be very embarrassing for me, for goodness sake. Anyway, if it happens, I will definitely inform that I never condone such a thing. Unless it is about my No.1 Rated Online Business Training Program, Wealthy Affiliate of course 🙂

  7. Well, you did an extensive research on this issue. I wish I had such information some years ago when I started learning something about business online.
    Now it seems like many people have understood what is going on with sites of dubious reputation, however out there, are many persons still looking desperately for a quick-rich scheme, and those are who get easily trapped in this kind of campaign. Go forwards with your efforts!

    • Hi Tommy, thanks for your comment. No worries, I will continue my effort in revealing more scams around the online world 🙂

  8. I love it when they start with a giant attention grabbing headline like SHOCKING WAYS A JANITOR MADE $50,000 ONLINE IN JUST 1 MONTH – YOU WONT BELIEVE IT!!
    It makes me laugh: but it’s not so funny for the millions of people online who get ripped off by scams every day.
    It’s easy to see through them for the people who are experienced in how online businesses really work, but for your average punter out there they can fall into the trap very easily.
    Great work in exposing these scam companies!

    • Hi Luke, yeah it’s not funny at all to be on the side of being scammed. I was scammed very badly before and it left a bad scar financially and emotionally. Luckily, I have recovered from it. Now, I try my best to expose this kind of scam whenever I can, so that they wouldn’t get the same faith that I got last time 🙂

  9. Hi There,

    Brilliant site. I love the logo and the slogan! every eye catching and memorable

    Great investigative work and must have looked odd getting an email from yourself. Spamming in order to get traffic is so old like internet marketing techniques cerca 1990! naff illegal and can actually get your IP banned from accessing the internet!

    • Hi Derek, the spamming emails to get traffic may be out of date, but mind you, it is still happening until now because email spamming still works. Of course, it can be easily banned with a click of a button. However, for every 1000 banned button, there will be at least 1 unfortunate soul that will clicked and got tricked into their scam. Therefore, awareness and knowledge is really important in this kind of situation.

  10. Great review. I am so glad you are exposing this company. My mum almost wasted her money on this due to their good marketing.
    Thank you for spreading the word of this sketchy binary options company.
    Anyway as for wealthy affiliate it has to be one of the most beneficial sites i have ever used.
    I would recommend everyone to check your recommendation out!
    Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks Matthew, really appreciate that. This so call career journal is really good at convincing people to register into their scummy program indeed. I was once a victim and paid dearly for it. Therefore, it is only right that reach out and help to expose their activity in this blog. Hopefully, many will benefit and get spared from their scam.

      As for Wealthy Affiliate, what more can I say. It is the real deal indeed if you are looking to learn online marketing the proper way. The training program and facilities are simply top notch. The best of all, they have an online community that is super supportive with each other!

  11. It really gets me upset to see how many of these types of scams are out there stealing people’s hard earned money by giving false promises. I have seen hundreds of scams just like this one myself and have been sucked into a few of them as well and lost money.

    I really enjoyed reading your review and I look forward to seeing what other scams that you can find! Is it possible to make a full-time income working online from home?

    • Hi Nate, yeah we in the same boat. I was scam quite badly too way in 2014. I lost quite a bit of money I have to admit but I managed to pick myself up, and keep on searching. I feel so lucky that I found Wealthy Affiliate and now I’m starting to see the results of what I have learned 🙂

  12. So many of us have been scammed on the internet before. Which is sad because there ARE ways to legitimately make money online. There are many business’s you can start to earn a little extra dough and supplement your income, or work hard enough and replace your current income entirely.

    I have never tried a binary options platform and don’t know much about stocks in general but I have tried different freelance platforms and MLM’s always to my final disappointment.

    I think a company that tries to sell something but remains anonymous is probably the biggest red flag I’ve seen. If you are truly trying to help your customer then you should be proud of what you are doing.

    It truly is sad that people like this would scare other people from trying out an online business. It can be very rewarding in both a lifestyle way and a financial way.

    Are there any binary options programs that are legit? and would you recommend anyone spending the time to learn about them and invest in them?

    Thanks for such a detailed review and the time you put into the research. I’m sure everyone who reads this will appreciate it. I hope they DO read this before they sign up and lose any money.

    I’m gonna check out your #1 rated program Wealthy affiliate.

    Thanks again,
    Ryan Sims

    • Hi Ryan, thank you so much for providing your honest opinion over here.

      Freelance platforms are a good way to earn income, but they can very competitive. You might open up your own website and offer your service both online and offline (locally). MLM? Well, good luck to whoever who wants to delve into it.

      As for binary options, I definitely wouldn’t want to recommend it. Too much hype, but no proper tangible results or testimonials. Any testimonials are mostly fake anyway.

      However, there are many online marketing true success stories in Wealthy Affiliate.

      You can read them from the link below,

      https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/krazykat/blog/wealthy-affiliate-success-stories

  13. I have heard of Career Journal UK before and discovered many different reviews too.

    Reading through your review has made me feel ill! LOL. I really do hate online scams, and you have outlined plenty of points here to suggest that Career Journal UK is a scam!

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, and I’m about to check out Wealthy Affiliate.

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