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I haven’t visited this website but it doesn’t stop them from sending me multiple spam emails. These emails are asking me verify my credit card and it looks like scam. Avoid them.

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  • Da
      16th of May, 2013

    You haven't been to their website. You're expecting them to know this? In the first place, I highly suspect the emails you are getting. Now you had to have joined their starter membership to be getting any emails at all from Wealthy Affiliate. It is their policy NOT to email people under any circumstances without their permission. Wealthy Affiliate does not engage in any sort of email marketing campaigns at all, though it does teach it. Not only does Wealthy Affiliate discourages email spam, it teaches that to do so is unethical and should never be done. At that, you would only get a welcome message from them and NEVER anything concerning credit cards from them contingent upon your joining or inquiring at all. Credit cards are not required for the free membership.

    You will, no doubt, get a payment failure email if you are a paid member and ONLY if you are a paid member. If, for some reason your submitted CC information is in error or you don't have sufficient funds in your bank account, you will get these warning emails. Wealthy Affiliate never, under any circumstances ask you to verify your CC details. It does advise that you need to provide alternate payment terms and directs you to correct any issues with billing. Wealthy Affiliate will try to bill you three times before your paid account with them gets canceled. This never applies to the free account they offer. The emails you are getting do sound like scam, but they are NOT from WA.

    Stated in fact: this entails you are already a paying member and that there is an error of some sort in your billing details. If you are in a trial/starter membership, your CC information would not have been requested at all in the first place.

    I've been a member of WA for four years and out of all online business communities found on the Internet, I know how Wealthy Affiliate works and next to personally know the owners.

    Wealthy Affiliate does NOT send out emails asking you to "verify" your credit card anymore than any other reputable company (i.e. Amazon, eBay, etc) would, I urge you to dig in a little deeper to see where those emails are coming from. I guarantee, they are NOT coming from Wealthy Affiliate. So, before you bash an innocent party, it behooves you to get your aim before shooting off your gun.

    There must be very good reason why your complaint is the only one of its kind found. It has had no follow-ups except for mine right here. How would you like it if you found out someone you accused of a heinous crime was served the death penalty and executed ... later to find out that this person was not guilty? Not good, would you? I know we are dealing with a company and not an individual, but the same moral principles apply. My personal experience with Wealthy Affiliate in this regard is that it has done nothing whatsoever to have warranted a complaint like this. If any billing issue have occurred (and they occasionally do as anywhere else) I assure anyone reading that such errors are promptly and very quickly resolved.

    This one little complaint surely would not put WA out of existence by a long shot, but it could take away the potentially successful future of someone who would have benefited greatly by having been educated by Wealthy Affiliate, having read your complaint and turned a prospective member away. This is where your unfounded statement above can, and may already have, done its damage.

    There are such things as spoofs. A spoof is anything representing a real entity of sorts. These can appear dangerously authentic, which do ensnare thousands of unsuspecting folks every year and destroys reputations. It is a 100% accurate statement that I, (and I speak for thousands of fellow members) to say that what you are dealing with are scammers sending you emails who are disguising themselves as Wealthy Affiliate, The emails you are getting are fakes, which, in fact, defy and misrepresent something Wealthy Affiliate would never do in the first place.

    I really wish I had seen this a year ago. We might have just a few more members today enjoying the benefits of very low-cost yet very high quality online business education. Unfortunately, since people do search the Internet to make purchasing decisions, invariably, someone or two, or more have found this complaint and were deterred. Shame on you!

    Daniel Euergetes,
    Proud Member of Wealthy Affiliate

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