“ QuickPenny / Earn £25 or more for doing nothing! All you have to do is forward some letters. „
I am writing this review purely to warn people to stay as far away as possible from this website. It may seem like a quick way of making money for not doing very much but read this review and I bet you wont want to anymore. I was recommended to this website by a friend a few months ago, she told me it was easy to sign up, easy to work and you got 30 quid for doing practically nothing. So I joined up straight away, Im sure most people would. Stupidly I didnt do any research into the site before I filled in my details and everything else, I usually do research these websites because I know a lot of them are scams. I should have done it with this one really, Oh well thats a lesson learned.
Anyway signing up to the site is very simple you just fill in your usual details. Name, email address, home address etc and then thats it you have joined. I think they do send you an email which you have to then confirm. Signing up is simple but it is after that that the problems begin.
What you have to do to recieve your money is this. The site sends you a pre paid envelope and then a few weeks later they send you a letter for one of their "clients" then you pop that letter into the pre paid envelope and send it to the Quickpenny office. When they receive the letter you will get paid around £25 straight into your bank account or via paypal. It can be more or less than £25 depends on how much you end up paying for the P&P on the letter if you dont use their pre paid envelope.
About 3 weeks after I joined I got an email from Quickpenny saying that they had sent me a letter for a european client and I was to send it back. I didnt receive the letter until a few weeks ago and for some reason when I got the letter it suddenly started to look really dodgy. So I started researching and I was actually quite shocked at what I found out.
What you are actually doing is sending Sky viewing cards to people who live abroad and cannot subscribe to Sky or have been blacklisted. Now what can happen if you are found out is you can have your Sky cut off and your house blacklisted (if you have Sky) or you can be prosecuted as this is actually illegal. I do have Sky in my house and even though it is very unlikely that I would have got caught I decided not to risk it. Sure enough after doing this research I opened the letter (maybe I shouldnt have but whatever LOL) and guess what was in it? A Sky viewing card and a big letter explaining how the card had been sent to this man and how to use it. They say on the website that this is a 100% legal site but Im guessing that isnt true because if you can be prosecuted this must be illegal?
I dont pretend Ive never broken the law Ive smoked and drank underage and a few other things but I didnt want to get caught up in this scam. Plus my mom would have battered me if her Sky got cut off PMSL!! If you want to use this site then do but I am just writing to warn you of the risks. Maybe that is why they wont let Sky customers join, god knows why they let me sign up! I cancelled my account the minute I found out about this scam and I cut up the Sky card that was in the letter.
I dont recommend you join, but if you do you know the risks.
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
Easy Money. But At What Cost?
If you do a search for QuickPenny on the internet you can find several forums where people are discussing this service and many people claiming it's a scam even though they've never actually used it themselves.
This is what QuickPenny says about itself on its homepage:
"Our company has been operating since 1996. We offer a service to U.K., or R.O.I. citizens who live abroad and need a U.K. or R.O.I. mailing address for various correspondences that we collect and forward to them throughout Europe."
The website also states that it's a "100% legal operation".
The basic idea is that they send you a pre-paid envelope and a few weeks later a letter will arrive for one of their clients. You simply send it directly to QuickPenny using this pre-paid envelope and when it's received you get paid £25. You can sometimes be paid a bit more if you didn't use the pre-paid envelope as they're happy to reimburse your postage and packaging fees.
I'm one of the satisfied people who have actually been paid by this scheme and therefore I can clearly state that it's NOT a scam.
There are two ways you can join QuickPenny: you can either sign-up directly through their website or you can be invited by a current member. The member will pass on your full name, e-mail, address and phone number to QuickPenny and in return they receive a £5 referral fee. QuickPenny doesn't give out any referral links like other money-making sites so earning money through referrals can be difficult as many people are wary of giving out this sort of personal information.
Once you've signed up or your information has been passed on then you will receive a phone call from QuickPenny within a week. This is just to confirm your details and to ensure you're actually serious about joining.
Then you just have to wait. When they have something to send you'll get one e-mail telling you the pre-paid envelope is on its way and a few weeks later a second e-mail will tell you that the letter is on its way and who it'll be addressed to. For me, the whole process takes about two months (so not that 'quick'!) and QuickPenny keep regular contact by e-mail to check the status e.g. have you received the letter and forwarded it on yet?
You can receive payment either through PayPal or by direct bank transfer but QuickPenny does warn that some banks may charge a £10 international transfer fee so you'd only be left with £15 of your payment. I opted for PayPal and it was credited to my account the very next day.
One drawback to the service is QuickPenny often turn down people who are have an account with any Sky services as some of the letters that get sent out are from Sky.
Overall, I've never had any problems with this site, I've received promised payments and when I've been contacted by representatives (by e-mail or phone) they've always been polite and professional. If you'd like to earn some extra cash a couple of times a year then I recommend you give it a try. And if you decide it's not for you then it's very easy to cancel your account, you just need to give 14 days notice.
Go on, visit www.quickpenny.net and earn yourself some dosh!