Welcome to my review of Federal Rent Checks.
I came across this site today, which claims you can start collecting checks. Apparently it is all thanks to a “little known IRS directive”, which D.R. Barton, Jr. says could help you make over 6 figures per year.
To be honest this reminds me of something called Freedom Checks that I reviewed a while back. Which turned out to be complete and utter nonsense.
In any case, I decided to take a closer look to see what this was all about. And in this review I’ll show you what I found so you can decide for yourself.
Federal Rent Checks Review
The Federal Rent Checks website consists of a 51 minute video featuring D.R. Barton, Jr. Who basically says that millions of Americans can now collect $1,795 or more per month.
The whole thing sounds as if you will just follow his instructions and start collecting what is essentially ‘free money’. And while it sounds good, it also sounds very vague and almost too good to be true in my opinion.
Anyway, the video is actually located on the Money Map Press website (pro.moneymappress.com/p/TMPRC2/PTMPU780).
Which is a site that claims to provide subscribers with “analysis and actionable investing ideas” through their various investment newsletters. And D.R. Barton, Jr. (the guy in the sales video) is part of the team who run this site.
According to his Money Map Press profile page, D.R. Barton is “one of the most widely read financial coaches and a world-renowned authority on technical trading with 30 years’ experience”. He’s also a regular analyst on Fox Business, CNBC and Bloomberg Radio.
So it sounds like he knows his stuff.
In any case, D.R Barton published a book called “The 10-Minute Millionaire”, and he’s the creator of a newsletter called “The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider”. I mention this because this is really what this whole “Federal Rent Checks” thing is about.
What Is “Federal Rent Checks” All About?
Federal Rent Checks are literally something D.R. Barton literally made up.
According to the video, you can “get on the distribution list” and begin receiving monthly checks to the tune of $1,795 or more. He says there’s an $11.1 billion pool of money, sitting in the Federal Building Fund, just waiting for Americans over the age of 18 to start cashing in on.
He claims all of this has to do with public law 92-313. Which it does, but as with most things that sound too good to be true, it’s not that simple.
In reality, this is about collecting dividends from shares you buy in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
These are companies on the stock exchange that do not pay corporate taxes, so they pass on at least 90% of the profits to investors. And more specifically, this is about investing in REITs that own government buildings.
This is definitely a legitimate way to invest. And like any legitimate investment, it can be highly lucrative and at the same time, risky.
However, one thing’s for sure- this is NOT as simple as “signing up to get on the distribution list so you can start receiving checks”. This is pure hype and unfortunately, I see this sort of thing a lot within the investment world.
How Does This Really Work?
The way this works is by first of all taking a legitimate means of investing, and creating a ‘marketing hook’ to make it sound a LOT better and simpler than it really is.
In this case, the site makes the investment appear as though it is literally a way to start receiving checks to your door. As if it is THAT simple, and that the longer you are on the distribution list the more money you’ll make.
This is the marketing hook.
Of course there is testimonial after testimonial from ‘regular people’ who are cashing in…
It really does look as if regular people are making easy money with this so it’s very exciting.
Anyways, by the time you get to the end of the video, there’s a pitch to buy something. Which in this case is a yearly subscription to The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider.
Which costs either $39 for one year or $79 for two years. And after that 1-2 year period is up, you are automatically billed again.
This is what the whole song and dance is about- convincing you to buy this subscription.
Don’t get me wrong, D.R. Barton seems like a very knowledgeable investor. And no doubt there’s a lot of solid value within this newsletter subscription.
The problem I see is in the way it is marketed to people. In my opinion, it is very misleading and absolutely doesn’t set you up for what to really expect.
Like any form of investing, there are significant risks involved. And to see anywhere NEAR the level of income the people in the video are supposedly making, requires a significant amount of capital, which most people simply do not have.
So I was not surprised one bit when I discovered that the DOZENS of ‘real people’ who are supposedly ‘receiving Federal Rent Checks’ are really just stock photos…
As I said earlier, I’ve seen this sort of thing before. Most notably was ‘Freedom Checks’ which I linked to earlier. And more recently, Congressional Checks which is run by a similar company called Agora Financial.
Verdict – Is Federal Rent Checks a Scam?
Federal Rent Checks is not exactly a scam because it doesn’t exist. It’s a marketing gimmick.
One that was created for the sole purpose of selling people a yearly subscription to The 10-Minute Millionaire Insider. Which I do not believe is a scam all things considered.
D.R Barton and the team that produce this, do appear to be very knowledgable so no doubt you could learn a lot from these guys. So in this respect this is not an outright scam.
However, I personally find this sort of marketing to be extremely unethical.
Rather than helping people understand what they are buying, they resort to gimmicks to make the whole thing seem push button simple. Which it clearly is not.
They also leave out the part about how you need significant capital to invest if you want to make anywhere near what all of the people in the ‘testimonials’ are making.
What you decide to do is up to you, but I have a hard time recommending ANYTHING that resorts to this sort of thing just to make a sale. If the subscription really is that good, then why not promote it ethically and in a transparent manner?
That’s my take anyway, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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