Is Share The Number a Scam or Legit? [Review]

Dale

Have you received a phone call telling you about a so-called amazing opportunity named Share The Number? If you have then you wouldn’t be alone – thousands of people are getting these calls…

Share The Number HomepageBasically the website ShareTheNumber.com claims that it can enable you to generate up to $1,300 just by sharing a number – but is it actually legit or is Share The Number a scam?

I’ve done some research & in this review, I’m going to be sharing what I’ve found.

What Is Share The Number?   |   How Does Share The Number Work?   |   The Problem   |   Is Share The Number a Scam?   |   A Better Alternative

What Is Share The Number?

Share The Number claims to provide people with a stupidly easy way to make money (their words not mine), apparently all you need to do is share 1 phone number & you can begin making up to $1,300 through their “done-for-you” system.

According to the creator, John Valley, you don’t website & you don’t need experience – you just need to share the number with people, have them listen to an automated message & you can start making money right away…

How Does Share This Number Work?

The website for this system really doesn’t give much away – instead you’re just presented with a pretty bare page that tells you to enter your name, email, phone number & “promo code”…

Share The Number Homepage

You really can’t find anything out about it without entering those details, which if you haven’t done already I don’t recommend you do (and you’ll see why when I explain how it actually works).

Basically the Share The Number system is a sales funnel for something called the Automated Income Systems which consists of 5 products – these products are all lead generation & traffic packages.

Here is a quick run through of the products:

  • Starter – $97 – 10,000 biz-opp leads
  • Silver – $297 – 50,000 biz-opp leads
  • Gold – $597 – 100,00 biz-opp leads
  • Platinum – $997 – 250,000 biz-opp leads
  • Diamond – $1,497 – 500,000 biz-opp leads

Basically these “leads” are contact details of people who are supposedly interested in business opportunities…

However if you know anything about marketing you’ll know that these leads are very cheap, and cheap leads usually means extremely low quality leads. Quite often when it comes to these types of leads the contact details you’re given no longer even work.

Also you have no idea as to where these leads have come from & whether they have actually requested to be sent information (if they haven’t & you contact them you could see yourself in a lot of trouble due to the CAN-SPAM act).

Anyway the idea is that you go into the Share The Number system, purchase one of these packages & then share the phone number that you’re given to them – to as many of them as you can.

If any of them happen to call the number then they’ll be presented with a pre-recorded message which instructs them to visit the Share The Number website & enter a promo code which is unique to you.

If the person happens to do this & then signs up to Share The Number they will be assigned to you & then you’ll earn a commission if they also decide to purchase a biz-opp lead package & promote the number too.

So in reality it’s quite simple – you buy into the system then you promote the system onto other people but rather than promoting the system directly you promote it via a phone number instead.

The Problems With This…

Whilst you may think this sounds like an easy way to make a bit of money, in reality it’s not – there are a lot of obvious problems with this & I suspect 99% of people who join won’t earn so much as a single penny.

Firstly I can almost guarantee that the leads sold through this system will be extremely low quality. If the contact details do still actually work (which I highly doubt) the chances are is that they will already be getting heavily bombarded by other make-money offers meaning there’s probably next to no chance of them even seeing yours letting alone being interested in it.

Secondly you can’t be sure where these leads are coming from & if they haven’t opted in to be contacted then essentially if you did contact them you would be classed as “spamming” them which could (and most likely will) result in you being landed with a heavy fine.

On top of that people are going to be very reluctant to call an unknown number – and if they actually do then the chances of them sitting through a minute long automated message are even slimmer.

So let’s say you actually get somebody to call the number & listen to the message… Do you really think they are going to then load up a random website on their computer, a website that was pitched to them by an anonymous caller, and hand money over?

I highly doubt it!

So whilst this method might sound good in theory in reality it has a lot of flaws and as a result it will be unlikely to enable you to earn any money, at least not without a LOT of work “promoting” this number.

Plus the money is gifted member to member so when you sign up you will have to add your PayPal account to get paid directly from anyone who signs up under you – this cash gifting method of payment is completely against PayPal’s TOS and you will see your account getting shutdown quicker than you can even connect it.

Basically the Share The Number is bad news.

Is Share The Number a Scam?

Well it’s more of a scheme than a scam but nevertheless it’s still not something you’d want to get involved with as it will see you spending a whole lot of money & will leave you unlikely to make any back.

Not to mention the fact that it could potentially see you getting yourself on the wrong side of the law as it encourages you to contact “leads” who may not have even opted in to be contacted (which totally goes against the CAN-SPAM act).

But on top of that even if you connect your PayPal account & “try” to make money through the Share The Number system the chances are your PayPal account will be shut down before you even get the ball rolling because PayPal are totally against these types of schemes.

There are many legitimate ways that you can make money online but this is certainly not one of them & for that reason I won’t be recommending it to you. My advice is to stay away from it & don’t even enter your details because if they’re selling details in their packages then what does that mean they are going to do with yours?

A Better Alternative

The sad truth is that unfortunately most of the programs promising to help you make money online are scams. I can say that confidently after exposing over 500+ of them here on this blog.

But the good news is that even though most of them are indeed scams, there are actually some very good programs in amongst them - some programs that can truly help you to earn money.

And out of all of the legit programs I've seen, the one I would recommend the most to anybody looking to get started online is Wealthy Affiliate. In my own opinion, that's the best place to start.

At Wealthy Affiliate, you'll be provided with everything you need (including the training & tools) to begin earning real money by promoting products or services for companies like Amazon online.

The best part is that there's literally no limit on the amount you can earn with it & the process is pretty simple which means that it's absolutely perfect for people that don't have much experience.

Some wealthy affiliates even earn as much as 5-figures per month... Or more!

Amazon Earnings Example

I mean don't get me wrong, that kind of money won't just fall into your lap without doing any work... But the harder you're willing to work at it, the more you stand to earn with it.

So if you're looking to get started but don't know which route you should go down or which program you should join (and don't want to waste money on bogus things that don't actually work), then I'd highly recommend checking out Wealthy Affiliate first. You can learn more about it here.

Dale
About the Author:
Born & raised in England, Dale is the founder of Living More Working Less & he has been making a living from his laptop ever since leaving his job as an electrician back in 2012. Now he shares what he's learned to help others do the same... [read more]

12 thoughts on “Is Share The Number a Scam or Legit? [Review]”

  1. This is the response from John Valley when I questioned about the quality of leads they are offering…”John J Valley Ray Lamirand we have had tremendous success with these leads but to be honest with you, unless you know how to work leads and follow up, it doesn’t matter how good the leads are, they won’t do you know good. I have purchased $10 leads, $1 leads, 1 penny leads, real time leads, double optin leads, and every other leads you can think of and the response rate is all exactly the same. No real difference because again it always comes down to follow up. Bottom line, we have over 50 million leads and another 30 million at our disposal when and if we need them plus we have software that can generate all the leads we and you can possible ever use with just a few click of a mouse. So the bottom line is this…if I gave you 1 million fresh hot leads what would you do with them? The freshest and hottest leads will ALWAYS be the leads YOU generate for yourself and all others are someone elses THEY generated.”… So I take it as his leads suck and the ones I generate are much better. Hmm. What say You ?

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    • Stick to generating your own leads, either through free means or through the likes of paid advertising – but don’t buy leads unless you know for sure EXACTLY where they are coming from & how they are being generated.

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  2. Thank you for sharing the above information concerning Share The Number that John valley has started. People have provided him thousands of dollars on their credit cards for they think they are going to get rich on his on line business that he has created. If you can post the information on all the websites, more people would read the information .

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  3. Really, this review is the lowest form of marketing. “Here’s why EVERYTHING by MY thing is terrible”.

    I have done very well with AIS, and people who have followed my direction have too – both using the leads from the back office AND ones I generated myself. Your “review” is just from the outside, so you are flat out WRONG with some of your conjecture.

    Just stick to what’s great about your thing, and stop with the BOTTOM-FEEDING “everything is a scam” tactics- they really make the online world worse. I expect that you won’t keep this comment up, but I had to tell you.

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    • I appreciate your comment & clearly you feel strongly about the AIS / Share The Number program so I’d like to ask you a couple of questions about it…

      Firstly you mention that the “people who have followed my direction have done well too” – so does this mean as a stand-alone program the training inside of AIS isn’t enough? Is a member’s success reliant on finding a good sponsor?

      And secondly you mention you are generating leads yourself – so does this mean that as per my suspicion the leads you are provided with are very low quality?

      I’m not saying you can’t make money with it, I’m certain it’s possible – but you’re led to believe it’s all going to be really easy & frankly that’s not the case. Industry figures show that overall most people who join such schemes end up losing more money than they ever make.

      Plus if you read my review through you’ll actually see that I mentioned “it’s more of a scheme than a scam”, and that holds true. If a program is good then I will give it good credit – if I feel a program doesn’t deliver, then it gets downvoted & people get told to act with caution.

      You might call it bottom-feeding, but I call it helping protect people who already likely have limited funds from signing up to a scheme that will likely see them losing more money.

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  4. I am concerned about this review. I call it your view.

    A review is based on something you actually have done and seen / experienced the results.

    I have a few questions for you:
    – How extensive was your research?
    – Did you actually join and applied Share the Number?
    – If not, how can you call your comments a review?
    – Also, isn’t gifting giving money for nothing?
    – And, is it not the trend nowadays to claim making money online without a website and without experience – the so-called “Newbie-friendly”
    – Based on your comments you only went as far as calling the number, opting in, maybe signed up as a free member and read the member’s page. But, did you actually apply the program? I believe not.

    Every business online has a flaw. And using another’s flaws to promote your own is also flawed.

    why do you not give a review on what you are recommending, so we can see the good and the bad in your program.

    As not everyone drives a Mercedes, as some of us might drive a Hyundai. So it is with all the programs online. Not all are suited to our needs and wants, our capabilities be it financial or to complicated or overwhelming to apply.

    In this society all want done-for-you systems, simplistic systems, systems that i can add on to our simple way of life. Thats why the mass majority have jobs and not businesses.

    You want to be fair in your reviews?

    Then why don’t you do a side-by-side review of the program you are knocking down with the program you are recommending?

    Don’t just give your opinion on something you haven’t tried. Show us alternatives. Give us options. Show a way out.

    Be honest. Be transparent.

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    • Hi Nathan – thanks for your comment. You’re right – it is my view, it is my opinion of the Share The Number system & I have published it to give those who are less experienced with these types of programs an idea of what to actually expect.

      In answer to your questions;

      • How extensive was your research? Very extensive
      • Did you actually join and applied Share the Number? Yes I joined, but no I was not prepared to waste my time on the program after the discoveries I found during my extensive research.
      • Also, isn’t gifting giving money for nothing? Yes, it is – I call it the payments gifting payments because in my opinion the “products” sold via Share The Number do not provide true value.

      I have missed a couple of your questions out but that’s because the answers are covered by the ones I have answered above.

      Furthermore, if you want to see a review of the program that I DO recommend then simply click here. After reading that you’ll easily be able to see side-by-side why I feel it is a much better program.

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  5. I didn’t see that you had answered until now when I got a crazy weird person telling me how they read AIS is a scam, etc.

    This form of “Bash everything else in sight” marketing BLOWS, and it’s actually what is TAUGHT here in “the wealthy affiliate” which eats its young and preys on the fears of people looking for answers.

    Honestly- it’s shameful.

    I already know that no matter what I say you will twist it into some scary reason to say it’s a scam (or scheme), and further why ONLY “your” thing is legit.

    But you are simply lying.

    For a few bucks.

    It really is awful, and all you’re doing is making it hard for people to get out of their comfort zones and get started with anything- even your opportunity.

    If AIS is really so terrible, than I challenge your readers to look it up on YouTube also, where there are many, many people showing how simple it can be to profit with it.

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    • Hi Bones, thanks for your comment. You may call it “bashing”, but I call it protecting people from falling victim to scams/schemes that’ll ultimately just see them losing money.

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  6. LOL, see what I mean?

    You’re not honest in ANY of your “everything is a scam” reviews, and whereas I realize that I am giving you even MORE SEO, I want people to know that you aren’t interested in “protecting” anyone from anything other than your own bottom-feeder tactics.

    No, “Fear-Based Blogging” isn’t the only legitimate way to make money online, there are literally thousands of ways.

    Your entire business model preys on the weak with the facade of being their champion- you’re the worst kind of scammer there is.

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    • You mention “everything is a scam” reviews, but only the scams are outed as scams. The good & legit programs featured on this blog are reflected as exactly that. Just because it’s “possible” to make money with something, doesn’t make it legit. You must step back & take a proper look at the model, the sustainability, etc.

      You’re right with regards to blogging though, blogging isn’t the only way to make money online – there are actually many other legitimate ways you can make money which you can read about right here. Whatever avenue you decide to pursue I wish you the best of success.

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