The Infinite Income newsletter last crossed our paths when they were promising “Trump Bonus Checks,” which was certainly silly, and the ad I’ve been looking at today takes a tack that sounds a little bit familiar — they now say you can “piggyback” on the Swiss social security system and get big ol’ monthly checks.
So is this the same deal as the spurious “Piggybacking Canadian Social Security” ad that we covered a couple years ago? It is from the same publisher, though it’s a different newsletter (that Canadian pitch was for Zach Scheidt’s Lifetime Income Report, this ad is for Mike Burnick’s Infinite Income… though I’d wager they used the same ad copywriter).
Dunno yet… let’s see what they’re selling, and find out if the Thinkolator can provide some answers for you.
Here’s the core of the pitch, from the order form:
“… dozens of folks around the country are already cashing their monthly checks for $3,204… $2,962… $1,279… and more.
“By clicking to this page, you’ve already taken the first step in helping to secure your own independent retirement.
“You’ll no longer have to worry about getting by on the poverty line with only small Social Security payouts…
“You have the chance to live out your ‘golden years’ like you’ve always wanted with your family.”
So what’s the story? Can you really get monthly checks from Switzerland?
Not so fast, buddy, we’re working on the details… the ad even includes a “what’s the catch” section, though the answer isn’t quite the same one I’d give. Here’s what they say:
“The truth is, there is no catch.
“I realize the discovery I’ve presented to you today about collecting from ‘Swiss Social Security’ sounds impossible.
“But the truth is dozens of folks like you across America are already using these checks to supplement a dream retirement.”
But that’s because readers gravitate to the “monthly checks” section of the ad, and the big income numbers… and they gloss over the parts that are more critical to the eventual income from this “piggyback” program. Here are the parts that jump out at me:
“Depending on how much you put in, these payouts are often double… even triple the average U.S. Social Security check.”
That is the biggest and most honest sentence fragment in the ad, I’d say… Depending on how much you put in.
And later, they get clearer still…
“In short, it’s all about investing small amounts of