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Online hosting network (ohn) / Scam?

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they will ask you for hundreds of dollars to set up your site etc, ring you within a week wondering why you have not promoted your site. Ask you for thousands of dollars to take care of it all for you, and promise you training. then you will get a call from another dpt to transfer your debt to their credit card for a couple of thousand dollars, this includes registering your site as a US business and they will also protect your privacy. They do not tell you that your site will not progress, unless you hand over thousands of dollars and even then i cannot see any way of making money.

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  • Pa
      2nd of Mar, 2010

    Online hosting network is a scam...they have hundreds of complaints lodged against them and have changed their name countless times over the years so they can keep ripping honest people off. Don't fall for their lies. They say things about a guarantee you'll make money, but won't give you that guarantee in writing...then they expect that you'll happily hand over your credit card details over the phone and trust them not to scam you of more money in the future. they have 2 websites which both show different phone numbers, and you can't get through to anyone you first spoke to...they mysteriously have left their job or moved office. WATCH OUT!!!

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  • Fr
      7th of Mar, 2010

    My experience with OHN is not pretty, virtually the same high pressure BS as described above. I think it's clear they are scammers and probably ###.

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  • Ma
      22nd of Mar, 2010

    has anyone actually made money from entering into online hosting, , ????

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  • Ma
      22nd of Mar, 2010

    has anyone actually made money by being in the clutches of online hosting, , , ???

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  • Ma
      25th of Mar, 2010

    They are high pressure salesemen selling a very poor website - having spent too much to start with they are now asking for a few extra thousand to promote their own search engines. I shall use my website not to promote sales but to show the people who browse how to avoid losing money - try www.mallprods.com during the comoing days. I doubt if their lawyers can get much out of a retired 82 year old. I hope they fail to enjoy their ill-gotten gains. And furthermore it is disgraceful that companies like Amazon are party to their involvement.

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  • Mu
      29th of Mar, 2010

    been trying to get my refund from this dodgy company for 6 months, doubt i will get it

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  • Mu
      29th of Mar, 2010

    Ripped me off, wont refund, very dodgy

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  • Ma
      29th of Mar, 2010

    Hi I, m Grace, first of all i would like to make complaint with this company name online hosting network, they first thing they let you listen video voice and after that mention the base cost $ 161.00 Us Dollars, Standard cost $ 377.00 US dollars for know company associated for your own wedsite advertising.They ask you do you have VISA CARD .What account held, account number, and three number at back of your card after they get your personal bank account will they mention it will cost this much that much with 1000 thousand know company in internet. If was not fixed cost. This company promises you will make commension on every sale you have in your account with them and no shipping cost to you once your buyer buy goods from your ad. Please don't let this scammers take your hardworking money. they're scammer . They took 528.73 Australia dollars in my account and lift message in my mobile and they said we can not make trasaction through your VISA a/c because declined, on that time i make trasaction from store to buy food for amount $ 30.00 not able to pay my food, already took money in my account they just lying to everyone. I checked my account no money show.Don't hand over Card to the buster people.

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  • Fr
      30th of Mar, 2010

    I found OHN terms and conditions in my back office under the help section.

    Terms and Conditions
    For as long as you remain in the Online Hosting Network™ online business system, your account will receive credit from Online Hosting Network™ for every client you refer. Referral fees become payable 30 days after any bona fide client that you refer joins the Online Hosting Network™ online business system. Online Hosting Network™ issues referral checks after the first of every month for all fees earned and payable. All you have to do is advertise as much or as little as you want each month and Online Hosting Network™ guarantees that you will start making money in your first 90-days or less, or you can call our office after your 90th day and we’ll refund your entire set up fee. (Printed proof of advertising is required).

    I hope that this helps!

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  • La
      22nd of Apr, 2010

    Hi there
    I did receive a call from ramon in Arizona on behalf of ohn regarding an application i made on line and obviously they are trying to get some money out of me for some marketing package linked to yahoo or amazon. WHAT A LOT OF CRAP. I said to Ramon that i wanted to discuss the matter with my husband he was not very happy so he gave me a discount on this associate's bullocks and my answer was still negative. So the conversation ended up on ramon phoning me later on tonight regarding my decision. So could i have please many suggestion on how tell them to shot themselves.
    NEVER GIVE YOUR BANK DETAILS TO ANYBODY ON THE PHONE THEY all ARE SCAMS


    latedesca

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  • De
      22nd of Apr, 2010

    Yes, I am involved with them right now. I can't believe my own stupidity. One week ago, I got the phone call from Jim. Very friendly man with the gift of the gab. I allowed him to take me for $210 AUD. I got my website, have made some changes to it, added pages and all sorts of affiliate links. Today I got the call from Warren Marsh. He was doing the hard sell on the advertising campaign which will get me making money. That's ok, it wll only cost me $2500USD. Are you kidding me? Where the hell am I going to get that from? I wish I had more sense in the first place and did some research. I'll be getting another call from them this weekend, and I'll be asking for a refund. Will keep you posted on the outcome...
    Dee Boyee

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  • Tu
      28th of Apr, 2010

    So what can we do guyes, any wahy to getback money

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  • Tu
      28th of Apr, 2010

    any news about thim any one called the police or did somthing

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  • Su
      30th of Apr, 2010

    I was smoothtalked into paying $99 for a replicated website through OHN over 3 weeks ago, have advertised it online and not made 1 cent back thus far and when I mentioned refund they stated their 90 day guarantee wouldn't allow a refund this soon. I also submited my site to an HTML verification report genrator and the results cameback showing 313 errors/96warnings which complained to them about and was told that report had no bearingon the functionality of the site and offered a free email blast. Soundslike a scam to me. What do you think?

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  • Tu
      30th of Apr, 2010

    yes its scam they took thousands of me and nothing return.
    what we can do

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  • Au
      1st of May, 2010

    http://www.ohnvictims.com/

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  • At
      4th of May, 2010

    Warning...they are advertising as a legitimate at home business on reputable job websites in Australia. I clicked on the ad and registered my interest. Got a call from United states number, guy called Tom. Fortunately for me I was on my way out the door and had no time to listen to the audio call. He gave me the 1800 number to call and listen when I got a chance, fortunately I googled first and read all the negative feedback. Now they are calling almost daily but I'm ignoring the calls. Lets see how long it takes them to give up!

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  • Tu
      5th of May, 2010

    any one called the federal trade section in australia

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  • Tu
      5th of May, 2010

    people from australia call ACCC or 1300 300 630 and complain about thim
    i called thim and give all information about thim

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  • Pr
      10th of May, 2010

    yes thanks for the comments i got a phone call from [protected]@online hosting network and do i have a credit card !!! ALARM BELLS, I said i would check out the website but that told me nothing then i did my due diligence and up popped all you guys and your experiences my phone has rang every morning at 7.00 am but i just ignore it, If he continues calling then i will report him to ACCC have a good day guys.
    Jim in Australia

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  • Pu
      12th of May, 2010

    I signed up with ohn hosting 2 months ago, started with the basic package and then was told I would have to advertise "my business" which I get BUT that was going to cost me another $2000 aus to have them show me how. Today I got another call from them stating that if I wanted the business to be advertised in the USA I needed to pay another $2300 aus to do so. This is without having had the website up and running as yet... very sus!!! am taking down the phone numbers for ACC to call tomorrow!!

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  • On
      25th of May, 2010

    This is a real, genuine, good faith attempt to rectify a series of oversights by OHN; this email is being written by an employee of OHN, Mike Palms, and can be contacted at [protected]@onlinehostingnetwork.com

    On behalf of OnlineHostingNetwork we want to apologize to any customer that has felt unwanted, no listened to or otherwise feel we have misled them. Between Oct 09 and May '10 there have been many that may feel this way that have taken it out on this webboard. It is our sincerest goal to work with everyone that has made a complaint and resolve any open issues you may have. As with any business venture there are bound to be risks involved. We understand that sometimes things just don't work out and if you want to complain directly to us we can discuss things together.

    If you want to email us please do so at [protected]@onlinehostingnetwork.com and we will strive to get these issues resolved. We hope that the "complaintsboard" will accept our show of good faith to reach out and solve these issues with our customers and not delete this message for any random reason. All emails will be returned quickly.

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  • Ca
      14th of Jun, 2010

    Ooh no, now you have me worried, I spoke with a guy Douglas Mullins, and he got $758 for OHN, this is suppose to be using a host of Search Engines. They have given me a telephone number for Australia & other Countries. I hope I haven't been had again. This one is customer [protected]@onlinehostinnetwork.com. Is it the same as the one you are talking about. All I have to do is think of a Domain Name and I have no idea. Hope someone can help me.

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  • Ca
      14th of Jun, 2010

    Thank you Mike for putting your details up, I have just been to your web page and I sighed a big sigh of relief to know it is the same company I signed up with. So maybe I haven't been duped.

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  • Ss
      23rd of Jun, 2010

    ohn is a scam don't waste you money here, they have taken my money and can't even log in to my back office,

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  • Wa
      1st of Jul, 2010

    Hi, I had a very nice lady name Ernestine Avcejo. She has been calling me since.
    But reading all the reviews I certainly wont give any information cerdit cards, banking etc.
    They can call me cell I won't pick up. Yes they are very smooth.

    Like the old saying says: If it's too good to be true, it probably is.

    Cheers,
    Richie

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  • Lu
      9th of Jul, 2010

    God, and they are putting you under soo much pressure to make your decision there and then! even the fact that they are so persistent makes them stand out as a bunch of desperate scammers DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR TRICKS!!!

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  • Ju
      11th of Jul, 2010

    It is a scam. Just got conned US188 today. I was able to log into the Back Office for a brief moment before it was totally disconnected. Tried to log in a couple of times but to no avail. This is dodgy for a company that is going to send you money.

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  • Ju
      11th of Jul, 2010

    Any advise on how to get back my US188? Check with credit card company and said that they cannot cancel the transaction. I have to wait 30 days.

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  • Ro
      11th of Jul, 2010

    I have been with them for 8mths. I found them rude but I stood up to them I purchased the training package and website only. I DID NOT SPEND ANY OTHER MONEY WITH THEM ON ADVERTISING OR SETTING UP A BUSINESS. In the training they will show you how to do marketing for free but it does take time. There trainers are really good. I don't know if I will need to set a business in the states for tax purpases but will deal with that once I need to.
    Any business takes time to set up its the same with this and you have to be incharge of how you want to market and sell. They can't do it for you...so if you don't have a business brain this is not for you!!! I am from australia.

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  • Th
      13th of Jul, 2010

    contact the fraud department at your bank, if your in australia the commenwealth have a fruad and scam department, they got my money back after about 2 and half months, it was over it was nearly 5000 aus so i am very relived to have got it back

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  • Ra
      14th of Jul, 2010

    Hi I have unfortunately fallen victime to these scammers myself...something i thought I would never have to deal with. Can someone please give me advice on the best way to get my money back if that is even possible. I'm still within my 90day money back guarantee period...please help they have all my card detail, I feel so stupid!!! hope to hear from someone soon, I will be really greatful

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  • Ma
      14th of Jul, 2010

    Is there anyone who can speak favourably about Online Hosting Network? I have been sucked in and am working hard at it. Is it worthwhile or had I better try to get a refund after 90 days?

    Margrethe

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  • Ra
      18th of Jul, 2010

    Hi Margrethe,
    I am very disapponted with them...I am 3 weeks or so into the program and have paid 1700 US dollars and have earned 9 dollars so far...I don't want to be negative but it's a bit hard when you have these people calling and harassing you for more money and false promises, I am giving them till the end of the 90 day trial and I think I will be asking for my money back by the looks of things...it would be great if you keep me posted on how you're program is going too, good luck

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  • Dy
      18th of Jul, 2010

    Well there you go hay.
    I was about to send them money but this was 3 weeks ago since then i have been on the net looking at other ways to do the same thing as they do.
    They told me that they would set up my own web site, told me that i don't have to do a thing as they will do it for me, so i understood that for them to do this they would be making money from the web site they have made up for me as well as me making money of it, i have to be making money of the the new web site for them to be able to make money of it, or is it the other way round, then i realised that if i don't have to do anything and they are doing all the work then i would expect them to be making a lot more money of it than i could, at the end of the day this is how they make there money.
    I have not joined up as yet because i wanted to see how hard it is to do what they are doing.
    They told me that they set my web site up with affiliate programs and that amazon, eBay, and other's are paying out big bucks. I f this is the case then what is stopping me from doing the same.
    I looked on the net for other get quick scheme every thing from people selling DVDs on how to make money to affiliate programs like amazon and eBay and then i came across a site that had a whole list of affiliate sites that are the most popular that bring in the most money. All i needed then was to get my own web site instead of (ohn) doing it for me. That was then the hard part.
    How do i where do i start, i guess one would need a domain name so over 2 days i came up with one and i was able to claim it for just under 10 dollars a month it starts with a www. and ends in a .com so when i googled it there was a lot of sites with the same name but with the www. they were all under a different www.domain name.com hhhmmm interesting i thought why is this so and i am still not to sure about it.
    To Own something one needs a copy right on it so then i looked on the net and discovered that the site i went on to see if the name i had did have a copyright on it may not be registered with them and to really find out i may have to employ a barrister to do it for me.
    If i was to presume that i did own the domain name that i came up with, was available then i may be up for court because i failed to check if there was a copy right on it and the company that does would sue me and claim what money i have made as there's.
    And this is where i am at once i jump this hurdle then its just a matter of getting it on the net for people to see and all it will be is what (ohn) was going to do in the first place and that is where i would not mind spending the money paying for someone to either help me or what ever to get the web site up.
    I claimed the domain name a week ago but i dont have to pay for it until 30 days so this will give me more time to find out if i can really own it or not.
    Regards Chris

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  • Be
      19th of Jul, 2010

    I'm so glad I just found this website, got a call from Andrew Amuso from OHN, doing the hard sell, I listened to the audio call and was told it was $149US for the basic package, $288US for the standard and $477US for the Elite package. I wanted to check one of their 'associates' websites so asked for one so I could see it and he wouldn't give me one to look at. He just wanted to know which package I wanted to pick. I said none as at this stage, I had found this website as I was talking to him. Keep posting everyone that comes into contact with these people!! It helps others make their decision.

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  • Ba
      20th of Jul, 2010

    Thank you Bencam!! Have just experienced exactly what you have written. Apparently the "affiliate" websites are Amazon.com, Yahoo.com, Realnetworker.com and Unbeatablesale.com (the last two of whom I've just visited and can honestly say I'm NOT impressed). Having done my "due diligence" and thanks to all the comments here, I shall not be signing my hard-earned cash over to these guys!!

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  • Ra
      20th of Jul, 2010

    How i Wish I would have found this website before I handed over my money to them...Does anyone here think I can get my money back? Or if there is a way I can handle so I can get my money back from them

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  • Re
      29th of Jul, 2010

    I signed up with these guys back in April and I too have had dramas. They keep telling me I have to wait for the 9o days to be up before I get my refund PFFFT!!! It spend 2 straight weeks working on my site (www.blissweddingsandparties) and I feel I gave it a damn good go, I set up a page on face book for my site (withover 200 joined) and did flyers...in the 90 days do you know how much money I have made???? ZILCH, ZERO, NADA...I have NOTHING to show for my hard work that I had so much faitgh in. Im so angry. Evrytime I ring I keep getting put off saying "give it time, give it time" or "it doesnt take a day for a business to be built" BUT when I spoke to the cheesy american man the day I signed up he said I could be making money by that afternoon...WHATEVER!!! Im in the process of trying to get my money back...whenever that will be!

    Has anyone actually got their money back?
    Im in Australia by the way.

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  • Go
      29th of Jul, 2010

    I gave my email and mobile number to find out more about OHN when their advertising popped on the internet. I received an email from OHN immediately asking to call a US number. I did not call as I did not want to deal with a business that does not have an office in Australia so I never called. But long and behold a lady called Heidi rang me on my mobile and ask me first if I had a Visa card (Doddgy!!!) and then smooth talked me into listening to their add (Doddgy!!!). There was no concrete evidence in the add or Heidi that this business is anyway legitimate. Heidi is full of persuasive mambo jumbo about how easy it was to make money and how thousands of customers around the world including Australia are making money. Thank goodness I did not give any credit card details and my instincts proved me right. So, readers BEWARE about OHN.

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