I received an email about something called “Congressional Checks” today.
The email led me to a sales page written by Zachary Sheidt, who says that the US Government is giving away $1.17 Trillion to everyday taxpayers.
And as long as you “act now”, you can pocket over $21k per month in extra income, for doing practically nothing.
To be honest, the whole thing sounds too good to be true.
But I like to give these things the benefit of the doubt, so I decided to take a closer look…
Congressional Checks Review
According to Zachary Sheidt, everyday Americans are now eligible to receive checks of up to $939, $6,235 and even $21,538. And it’s all thanks to IRS code section 199A.
He claims that a “handful of congressmen have already been collecting this easy cash”. Yet “99.9% of everyday Americans are in the dark”.
Apparently, he wants to reveal this “secret” to you, so that you can start cashing in.
The sales page uses many examples of everyday people that are supposedly making money this way. Like “David M” from San Diego, who is apparently set to make over $250k per year with Congressional Checks…
As always, I like to do my research when I see testimonials like this. Especially when they look completely fake like these ones. And it turns out my suspicions were correct- because these are doctored stock photos…
Now if that’s not misleading then I don’t know what is!
This is exactly the sort of BS marketing I’ve seen from Agora Financial before. Not to mention similar companies like Banyan Hill, who ran a similar stunt with something they called “Freedom Checks” a while ago.
Anyways, let’s take a closer look to see what these “Congressional Checks” really are…
What Is a Congressional Check?
A Congressional Check is something Zachary Sheidt (and the company he works for Agora Financial) made up. He claims it’s a “secret” and that it is based on the IRS Section 199A, which is all about tax cuts.
I’m no accountant, but after reading the sales letter, it’s literally nothing like what is on the official US Government website (linked to above).
Yet Zach makes out like you can just “sign up” and start making “easy money”.
Folks, this is complete and utter nonsense, and the reason they made it up it to sell you something as I will soon explain.
This is no surprise to me either…
As I said earlier, I’ve come across other Agora Financial sales letters before. And every time it’s the same old thing, just packaged differently.
You can read my other Agora Financial reviews here:
In short, they take about 1% truth and wrap it in 99% bullshit to sell you something.
Which is exactly what is happening here. The entire agenda is not about helping you make money with Congressional Checks, it’s about selling you into their paid subscriptions.
Here’s what I mean…
A Clever Hidden Agenda Exposed
Throughout all of the fluff in the sales material, there is ONE agenda here- selling you a subscription to Lifetime Income Report.
This is what all of this is really about.
Most people would naturally assume that by clicking through to the next page, they are simply “reserving” their FREE copy of ‘Congress’ Secret $1.17 Trillion Give Away’. The book Zach supposedly wrote that will help you make money with Congressional Checks.
But this is not the real agenda here.
First of all, they are charging you a $4.95 “processing fee”. Which seems fair considering the book is free and all the amazing value you are going to receive.
However, this is actually an e-book. So if it really is “free” then there is no need to charge people a “processing fee” at all.
As someone who makes a living on the internet, I KNOW how easy it is to deliver an e-book. It’s as simple as setting up a download page so that people can download it, at the click of a button.
There is no processing required. Period.
As far as I’m concerned, this clearly shows that the book is NOT free at all. It’s $4.95.
In any case, the real point of this is to get people to buy a $99 subscription to Lifetime Income Report.
In fact, you don’t even need to buy. You just need to “do nothing” and your credit card is charged after 30 days.
And once they have your details, Agora Financial will pitch you other subscription products they offer too. Which is all good and well, but it pays to know that these people are in this to make as much money from you as possible.
And from what I’ve seen, they’ll tell you anything to make that happen.
Verdict – Is Congressional Checks a Scam?
In my opinion, Congressional Checks is a scam because it’s fake.
There is ZERO merit to the claims that people will make “easy money” with some “secret” that only Zachary Sheidt knows about. This is nothing more than a clever marketing ‘hook’ which they are using to make money off of you.
And it’s exactly the same tactic I’ve seen used by Agora Financial several times before.
On the bright side, the material itself may contain some value. And they are giving you a 30 day trial of LIR which means that for $4.95 this is arguably not a scam.
Although there are a lot of Agora Financial complaints online, some people do say they find value in the training.
So I guess if you can look past the mountain of BS and lies coming from their sales material- good and well. You may find some good information within the material itself.
Either way, I personally don’t like being misled. So I would never take investment advice from people who operate in what I believe is an unethical manner. Plain and simple.
Anyways, what you decide to do is up to you, but hopefully you found this review helpful.
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