There is a new teaser being advertised all over about being able to receive these "Federal Rent Checks" for $1795 or more every month. But is this really true? Can you really receive free checks like this each and every month? Or is it possible that this whole thing about Federal Rent Checks is a scam that you should be avoiding?
You are led to believe that all you have to do is get your name on some "distribution list" in order to start receiving tons of money via these checks, all on autopilot. But unfortunately what you are told and what is the truth are two different stories.
While what you are told is based upon the truth, there is so much misleading information given that many people who get involved here are just going to end up disappointed, discouraged, and many will probably just end up losing money rather than making any notable profit.
Now I wouldn't call this a complete scam, but there is no doubt that marketing trickery used is of "shady" business practices… Luring unsuspecting people into in investment opportunity that they might not be suited for.
But anyways… If you're looking for more information on this opportunity then you're in the right place. I've done a fair amount of research looking into this and in this review I'll be exposing the truth. If you are possibly thinking about getting involved, you're definitely going to want to read this first.
"Federal Rent Checks" Review
Name: Federal Rent Checks
Type: Investment opportunity
Rating: Not very good
Opinion: Overall a very misleading investment opportunity being marketed in a deceptive fashion
The Sales Pitch
Since you are wondering whether or not this whole thing is a scam, I'm guessing you came across the ridiculous video presentation that was put on by D.R. Barton Jr. This video presentation is so over-the-top that is enough to make anyone assume it very well might be a scam right off the bat. It kinda reminds me of the "Alpha Contracts" teaser that I've exposed recently, but that is a different story.
The video starts off with Mr. Barton talking about how federal agencies are required to pay rent for the land that they occupy and that this money is flooding the treasury, where it is being stockpiled. This year, according to what he says, there will be a massive money pool of $11.1 billion.
However, contrary to what you may think at first, this is not a government program and has nothing to do with Social Security or anything like that. Instead, it is a "little-known IRS directive".
Several times throughout the presentation you are told about some "distribution list", where supposedly all you have to do is get your name on this list to start receiving these monthly "Federal Rent Checks".
At one point in the video he references "Public Law 92-313", which is a law that requires federal agencies to pay for space assigned to them, kind of like commercial rent. In it is said that there are about 9600 buildings in which the government is legally required to pay rent for.
But how can you collect these checks?
The steps that need to be taken, according to what you are told, or listed as follows. And I know, they aren't really actionable steps that should be taken, but this is how they are explained in the video presentation…
Step 1: Over 100 government agencies pay rent for their buildings.
Step 2: All the money is sent to the Federal Buildings Fund.
Step 3: About 1,500 of the buildings are owned by the US government so the Federal Buildings Fund deposits their rent payments into the treasury.
Step 4: Private agencies oversee the remaining 8,000 or so buildings, so the Federal Buildings Fund sends money directly to these companies as rent payment.
Step 5: These private agencies distribute these rent checks to their shareholders
You are also told that all you have to do is invest $11 to get started in get your name on the distribution list, which is a very misleading piece of BS, as I will explain more later.
The first hint you get to what these Federal Rent Checks really are is in step 4 and 5, when it is mentioned that private agencies are involved and that these private agencies distribute rent checks to their shareholders. However, I will go into much more detail on what is really going on here in a bit.
Before I do this though, I first want to expose some of the lies that you are told throughout the video presentation.
Why So Many Lies?
When it comes to making investment decisions, there is a a lot of emphasis placed on trust. If you cannot trust the place that is going to be providing investment advice then you definitely should not take their advice… Or at least I think most people would agree with that, wouldn't you?
Well… Should you trust this D.R. Barton guy? Don't answer this just yet… Read over the rest of this section and then answer it… After you see all the lies that have been spewing out of his mouth.
Nearly half of the video presentation is filled with a bunch of images of people who have supposedly been collecting tons of money via these rent checks, such as "Pauline Hassett" who is making $4189 a month… Or at least that is what you are told…
But is Pauline really making $4189 per month via these rent checks? I highly doubt this and for good reason. The reason is because this picture of "Pauline" is a fake.
I was suspicious of all of these images of people appearing in the video presentation so I decided to do a little investigating. I ran some reverse Google image search is and found that some of them, including this one, are actually stock photos that are available for purchase online… Meaning that this is not "Pauline" and the entire story is likely a fake and just as the image is.
You are also shown a bunch of other people who are supposedly making a ton of money with these checks. Take a "Peter Moreno" (shown below) for example, he was supposedly making a whopping $10,591 per month…
Can this story possibly be real? Can Peter really be making over $10,000 per month like this?
Well... I ran a reverse Google image search of this image as well and could not find whether it was a stock photo or not, but of course this does not mean that it is legitimate.
I am hesitant to believe that any of these success stories are actually real. "Simon Callahan" is another character that I found is a proven fake, who was said to be making $3742 per month. This photo actually comes from the stock photo site Shutterstock…
Now it may seem a bit weird that I even thought of running image searches for these people that were shown in the video presentation, but this is nothing new to me. In fact, it reminds me a lot of the Freedom Checks teaser as well as "Congressional Checks" that I reviewed in the past, both of which were filled with fake stories and fake photos.
But anyways… What do you make of this all? Obviously you cannot trust this Mr. Barton guy as much as you might have thought in the beginning. Why would he be lying to us like this? If he is presenting us with such an amazing investment opportunity and really wants is to make tons of easy money than what is the point of making up fake stories like this?
You will see the answer to this question in a bit.
What Are Federal Rent Checks Really?
At this point you may be wondering if there is any truth to what you are told in the video presentation. Is any of it true? Can you even collect checks on a monthly basis as you are told?
The surprising answer is that Yes, a lot of what you are told is actually true, it is just presented in an extremely misleading fashion that gives you the wrong view of what this opportunity actually is.
So what are Federal Rent Checks?
They are nothing more than a made up name for the dividends that are paid out if you are a shareholder in Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs.
These REITs do pay out very high dividends as you are told… At least 90% of their profits must be paid out in dividends. The reason for these extremely high payouts is because these investment trusts have a way around taxes… They do not pay corporate taxes.
And about the whole "transfer your rights" thing. He talks about how you can transfer your rights to receive these Federal Rent Checks and making a lot of money doing so. What he is actually referring to here is selling your stock. Sure… When you sell your stock you can make a big profit, potentially. This is just some other misleading marketing trickery being used here.
So no… It is not like you just sign up for some list and start receiving these checks. You first need to invest in REITs in the amount of money that you can potentially make is dependent on the amount that you invest.
It is a bunch of BS when he tells you that you only need $11 to invest in get started. Sure… I guess you can get started with this amount, but the dividends that you will get paid off of a small investment like this will not even be pocket change. All of the people that he claims that have been making thousands of dollars per month would have had to invest large sums of money and bought lots of shares in order to receive such amounts. This is some very important information that he leaves out, because of course he wants to lure in as many people as he can.
What You Are Really Getting Into Here
At some point you are probably wondering why this guy is revealing this amazing, or at least what he leads you to believe this amazing, investment opportunity to the public.
He claims that he is going to send you a copy of his ebook on how you can collect these Federal Rent Checks for free, but why would he be doing this?…
There has got to be a catch, right? After all… There is always a catch. Nothing like this can possibly be free.
And sure enough… If you made it through the agonizingly long video presentation all the way to the end, you would have realized that there is a catch. The catch is that in order to get this free e-book you first have to subscribe to The 10 Minute Millionaire Insider, which is the point of this entire ridiculous teaser.
The purpose of this whole "Federal Rent Checks" teaser is to lure people in with some amazing free offer and then get them to subscribe to the investment newsletter The 10 Minute Millionaire Insider.
What Is The 10 Minute Millionaire Insider?
This is he an investment newsletter edited by D.R. Barton Jr., it was a New York Times best-selling author. The newsletter is published by Money Map Press, which is also the publisher of several other rather "shady" investment newsletters, being similar to financial investment publishers like Agora Financial.
The reason is called The "10 Minute" Millionaire Insider is because you can supposedly make tons of money within just 10 minutes of your time, potentially millions of dollars.
This investment newsletter is based on a methodical system that Mr. Barton created around a set of algorithms that screens thousands of stocks every day, stocks from all market sectors. What it does is looks for "extremes" that are rare investment opportunities. Or at least this is what is stated on the official website.
Basically this provides you with good trades that he and his system have identified and all you have to do is execute the proposed trades. As an insider you will also receive alerts specific to any recommendations made, not only when you buy, but also when you sell if you were recommended to buy a particular stock in the past.
The price of this all is either $39 or $79 depending on what subscription package you choose to purchase.
But is it worth the price? Is the investment advice provided really that great? Well… I did a lot of digging around trying to find real reviews from real subscribers of this newsletter, but really couldn't find all that much information.
One source of reviews that I found was on the investment website Stock Gumshoe, which doesn't paint a pretty picture. Based on 36 votes, this newsletter has an overall rating of 1.9 out of 5 stars… Which is pretty crappy…
Shady Business Practices
There are obviously a lot of shady business practices going on here. The sales pitch is very misleading and a lot of people are lured into this opportunity that really should not be getting involved in the first place… But of course it is all about selling subscriptions so the people behind it that really care about your financial situation.
What I mean by this is that many people out there do not have enough funds for investment to really make this worthwhile but the people behind this teaser do not make this information known.
And besides the ridiculous teaser, it comes as no surprise that this place seems to suck every penny out of their subscribers. One review that I found, which I think it's worth showing, is from a guy claiming that the use the old "bait and switch" tactic to keep you paying more money…
Also... NO REFUNDS!
Another big red flag is that there are no refunds. Why would there be no refunds for a simple newsletter like this? After all, the only thing being sold here is information. It is not like they are sending you a car which would make it refunds very difficult.
But anyways… There are not any refunds and the reason for this, although unknown, is likely because if there were refunds this place would be out of business because too many people would be trying to get their money back.
Okay... This was quite a lengthy review so I think it deserves a quick recap to help bring everything into perspective and sum everything up.
Federal Rent Checks is presented as an easy way to collect monthly checks, just by signing up to some "distribution list" and that's pretty much all. However, the somewhat hidden truth is that these "Federal Rent Checks" are really just dividends being paid out by REITs.
Much of the information given is extremely misleading and some of it is even a complete lie, such as the many pictures shown from people who have supposedly been making tons of money collecting these checks. And these lies, of course, really make me question whether or not you can trust the people behind this opportunity.
Later we find out that this whole "Federal Rent Checks" teaser is just to lure people in the end get them to subscribe to D.R. Barton's The 10 Minute Millionaire Insider investment newsletter. Looking into this there wasn't all that much information to be found, but based on the limited reviews I was able to find it seems that many subscribers are not too happy with what they have been getting.
Conclusion - Scam or Not?
Whether or not you want to call this a scam is up to you, but I am not going to call it one. I understand that the people behind this really like to deceive people and trick them into subscribing to the newsletter, but there is still some value being provided here. So maybe I should say that, while it could be called a scam, it is not a complete scam.
That said, this is definitely not something that I'm going to be recommending and I am sure you are probably of the same opinion at this point. Why would you want to subscribe to an investment newsletter that is marketed in such a misleading way and that have such a poor reputation? There are much better options out there if you have money to invest.
Anyways… That is all I have for you here today. I hope you enjoyed my honest review and found it helpful. There are a lot of people that are probably subscribing to this newsletter right now that really do not know what they're getting themselves into. The purpose of this review is to help spread the truth and keep people from subscribing to this that shouldn't be subscribing.
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