Second Income Center – Scam or Legit? [Review]

I came across the Second Income Center website today while surfing the web.

The site claims that a “new and shocking simple video reveals exactly how anyone can make $500 – $1,500 per day online”.

Sounds cool… but with so many scams online it pays to do your homework before believing stuff like that.  So it’s a good thing you’re here, because I decided to take a closer look into this.

Here’s what you need to know…

Second Income Center Review

The Second Income Center website (secondincomecenter.com/optin) appears to be offering you an exciting way to make money online.

Apparently, you are going to receive a free “cheat sheet and video” on how to make $500 to $1,500 per day online. The preview image of the video shows a couple of well known news anchors, suggesting that this opportunity has been featured on the news.

Fake News Endorsement

This was the first major red flag for me.

Because I’ve seen this same news video used on MANY scam sites over the years. Such as My Home Success Plan, Home Income System and Computer Experts Online.

The news clip itself is real, and they are discussing ‘work from home jobs’ within that segment. However, the video is not about this program, it’s literally just a generic news clip about working from home!

This is really just a marketing tactic to gain your trust, nothing more.

It’s certainly not a ‘new video’ as the site suggests, it’s years old.

Anyways, here’s what happened when I tried to exit the page…

Exit Popup Featuring Melissa Johnson

This is where you see a ‘testimonial’ from Melissa Johnson, saying how she went from zero to $10k in 7 short weeks.

But I know this is BS and I’ll prove it to you…

First of all, I recognise this name from other known scam sites like Career Journal Online and The Lifestyle Tribune.

Both of these are fake news sites that use similar tactics to promote a scam known as link posting.

Here’s ‘Melissa Johnson’ on those two sites:

Melissa Johnson on Career Journal Online
Melissa Johnson on The Lifestyle Tribune

As you can see, she’s really just a fictional character these people made up.

The other point I want to make is that she’s really just a stock photo (like the others):

Melissa Johnson on Second Income Center
Stock Photo Melissa Johnson
Source: shutterstock.com

So to sum it up… Melissa Johnson is a known alias and can be found on multiple scam websites. Her entire story is fake and she’s really just a stock photo.

And as you may have guessed, the ‘system’ you are shown on the next page is not legit…

How Does Second Income Center Work?

The way Second Income Center works is by first of all sending out SPAM emails and posting fake job listings to lure you in.

Once you are on the site, you see all the hype about making $500 to $1,500 per day online. Many people who visit the page would find this potential opportunity exciting, so they put their name and email into the form to “get the video and cheat sheet”.

From here, your name and email goes into a database, which means you will be receiving even more SPAM emails down the road.

Anyways, once you submit this information, you are taken to a new site with a video. Which starts out as a generic news clip about ‘working from home’ as I explained earlier…

Sales Page Personal Computer

The video then switches to talking about making lots of money on autopilot. Basically your typical “get rich quick” hype that every other scam uses to lure unsuspecting newbies into buying.

Oh, and I almost forgot, the video uses fake testimonials too…

Fake Testimonial
Paid Actor Fiverr

This guy claims to have gone from newbie to absolutely crushing it, thanks to the system. But as you can see, he’s really just a paid actor from a site called Fiverr.

Scammers use fake testimonials all the time because, well… real people aren’t making real money with the program.

Anyway, if you click on the link below the video you land on the order page…

Order Screen Personal Computer

This is where you learn that you need to pay $97 to access a program called ‘Personal Computer’. However, in reality, the real underlying program is all about ‘link posting’. Which is a long running scam.

One that uses MANY names and variations to confuse people and to keep the scam running. So there are countless ‘versions’ of this same scam all over the web, this is just one of them.

In any case, link posting is not a real job or business.

It is something these people made up, to make money off of newbies who do not understand how online marketing works. It is really just a way to get your money.

Before you do anything else, I recommend you read this post about link posting.

This article makes it clear what this scam is all about, how it works and why it’s not legit. So if you want to learn more, then I highly recommend you read the above article.

Verdict – Is Second Income Center a Scam?

Yes, Second Income Center is a scam in my opinion.

I say this because of the hype within the sales material. There is no ‘new video’ or ‘cheatsheet’- the entire thing is a lie. What you really get is unrealistic income claims, fake news endorsements and fake testimonials.

I also say this because this is part of the long running ‘link posting’ scam. A vicious scam that is responsible for defrauding a lot of people. And one that is certainly not going to help you make money at all. Rather, this is a good way to lose money.

And not just $97 either…

If you do buy into this scam, you will be repeatedly contacted by pushy phone sales people. Who’s sole focus is getting you to spend a LOT more money on much higher ticket ‘coaching programs’ and so forth.

Clearly, this is not something I’m going to recommend to you. It’s up to you what you decide, but either way I hope this review has been helpful.

Tim McKinlay
Hope you enjoyed the article! My name is Tim and I’m the creator of Affiliate UNguru. I started this site out of a passion to help others avoid scams and to share how I’ve been able to create a successful business online. You can see how I did it in this free training.

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