Bogus claims, fake testimonials, fictitious conferences, lies about exclusiveness, misinformation about potential earnings and contradictions all over the place within the sales content in comparison to the disclosure page and what they tell their affiliates on JV invitation pages, it is a wonder more people don’t catch the multitude of lies found in some of the worst online digital product offers, here are a few deceptive advertising examples I have captured in my reviews!
One of the first things you will see (and a sure sign of trouble) is the dazzle and jingle of flaunting of wealth purported authors and owners put on the sales video or images on text-based pages. In many of the examples I have in my reviews right on this website you see this. Sometimes the story begins with a rags-to-riches scenario but then you get it. The owner comes home and the wife is conveniently coming down the elegant stairway after you’ve joined the owner down the strip in his Lamborghini.
Once inside the mansion, you see the gameroom, the elegant living room, well-equipped kitchen, and outside, the private tennis courts, pool, gardens and other expensive fixtures around the place. In some cases it’s home in a private jet with a conference of a handful of people randomly selected to partake in the greatest breakthrough or loophole ever discovered, and the owner has made all the money he would ever use in his lifetime and those of the next five generations thereafter.
And now the owner has selected YOU to join the elete.
There are at least three elements to a scam offer to look for. These likely (but not always) take up the lion’s share of the sales media. They are:
- A rags-to-riches story. (This isn’t always present but more times than not, it is.)
- There is a flaunting of wealth. You see mansions, expensive cars, piles of money and a lot of glitter and glamour.
- Big figures, dollar signs and piles of currency, coins or gold bars flashed in front of you almost constantly. The usual hype in carnival array in worst cases.
Lies! Lies! Lies!
If the owner is actually wealthy, it certainly didn’t come from the rubbish he’s pushing.
One must ask themselves when they see such luxury – Do they actually own this? Or did they rent it for video production? Why do they have all this on the video, yet not a word about the product? That’s right – in many of the sales videos I have reviewed that come from some of these pirate marketplaces, very little is said about the product at all!
Here’s what some of them turned out to be:
- Auto Money Machines – One of many, many foreign binary trading platforms out there
- 12-Minute PayDay – A rogue affiliate marketing scheme chuck full of expensive upsells
- Auto Mobile Code – Autoresponder service targeting mobile devices. Hand-picked elite yet an army of affiliates. Lies!!
- Affiliate Millionaire Club – Affiliate marketing that’s all done for you. A Classic Big Red Easy Button!
- Simple Cash Code – After Spending $49 for nothing… you must purchase two additional upsells to access this thing!
- I encourage you to explore around and read more reviews. [My apology for formatting errors in some of these]
Already Have Testimonials BEFORE Official Launch!
The above came from three different places as you can see in the captions. These are all right here on this website in different products, therefore in two different product reviews. The third image (to the right) shows the true story. The testimonials on these product offers (and others as well) are FAKE! This is common practice committed by unscrupulous marketers and is extremely unethical.
Further, note the money falling from the sky (or from the ceiling in the first image. This is just one example of how these sales videos enter in the subconscious minds of the unwary. If this didn’t work, they would not bother putting in those graphics. Now I ask you, Do you think this individual would be continuing to be selling himself as an actor for a measly $5 all these months if he made such purported windfalls of money in January 2014? This is not the only clown we see more than once throughout the reviews on this website. To clarify the third image, first of all, this is a screenshot of him on a video (stilled) right on his fiverr.com account! The headline reads, “I will give a REAL looking testimonial for $5” Hmmm. How sad.
If you have gone through and read the reviews above and perhaps additional ones not included in the list, you may have noticed fake testimonials on many of these. On some testamonials we find the same individual featured in more than one product.
>For those of you who are not familiar with fiverr.com, it is the famous marketplace where freelance artists and performers meet up with folks needing their services. These are not real testimonials but actors that have been hired by ClickSure or the owner of the product to create a testimonial for the campaign. Also note that prices on this Israel-based marketplace start at $5, which tells me this guy is probably desperate and needs the money.
To get the information for most of my reviews, I have resorted to a method called launch jacking, a practice of going to a JV Invitation site (where affiliate marketers go to find products to promote before they are officially launched.) The object is to go there, find these upcoming products and guess their domain name. As you can see, I have successfully figured many of them out, though this isn’t always possible.
All of the ones featured on this website with the exception of a couple have been launch jacked. Upon getting into the already-created sales pages on the unpublished websites, found these testimonials already in place. This is in lieu of having found some of these characters’ fiverr.com accounts!
Lies! Lies! Lies!
Just How Exclusive a Club Is This?
Consider the following images, the first taken from the sales video, or what I call the front door, and the second, from the perspective of the affiliate marketers, or what I call the back door…
In one or more examples within the reviews on this website, an extremely tiny “inner circle” is produced in which members of this circle, very few in number, receive a randomly-sent invitation email to receive a special code or some other private, top secret data which they would use, upon following specific instructions. In one of these examples, there is an hour-long video prepared especially for these lucky few, namely the Auto Mobile Code. In the rather poor acting performed in the video, three randomly-chosen people have responded and are then picked up by helicopter to be taken to an undisclosed location where they are each given a code with which they were to keep to themselves and quietly rake in the dough.
Something was verily out of place here. It immediately occurred to me that I found this through a JV Invitation website. I went back and sure enough – found a growing army of affiliate marketers (3011 already signed up to promote this product) lining up, many super affiliates to pull in large windfalls of money from the “few” hand-picked folks lucky enough to join the original three in the conference room. Note that an army of 3011+ can easily pull in a half a million invites, if not more, considering there were named super affiliates promoting this product!
If anything, this is the worst aspect of that offer – and I just happened to enter through the back door. On one end, you have recipients of that email thinking they’re in for an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, held behind closed doors, and in their case, a tiny inner circle – and on the other end, THOUSANDS of affiliate marketers with incentives like generous money gifts, a paid expense trip to Las Vegas, not to mention other prizes for the top performing affiliates.
To top it all off, the top secret code? Would you ever guess that it was nothing more than a glorified autoresponder service that allows users to send advertisements to mobile and other devices? What’s more, there was an apparent one-time maintenance fee of $50 tacked onto the bill once the so-called code stops making money for you. If not mentioned one time, it was mentioned at least two times what the support team is, the Diamond Support Team Available 24/7.
To have a vast army of affiliates and awards like has been indicated, they must have expected a massive windfall of revenue from this product. It may or it may not have worked. Even if it did, I marked this a scam because of the…
Lies! Lies! Lies!
Outlandish Earnings at a Few Clicks of the Mouse
What’s the one thing all of these offers have in common?
Expect massive windfalls of money in three steps! Usually it goes like this:
- Purchase the program
- Install it, or whatever simple task they have you do.
- Start making $$$ every day! (many sales videos say “immediate results.”
This is what we call a silver bullet or the Big Red Easy Button. In the glitter and glamour they are usually dressed in, you can also say they are shiny objects. They are meant to get your attention like bait on a fish hook brings unwary fish out of their environments and into frying pans!
When you find anything like this in a sales video or text, you know you are looking at a fantasy. However, this continuse to fool multitudes every day! It works and continues to work. It worked in the 19th century and it still works today!
If you have not take a look at the examples above, I encourage you to do so. You will be doing a favour for yourself and your loved ones who may not be aware of this stuff and that now you can show them why these are bad things to get into! At the end of this series, I will be showing you an example of legitimate offers. There are some excellent ones on the Internet but they remain in the vast minority and are not easy to find if you don’t know what to look for.
There are entire affiliate networks out there that have literally been created by pirates – for pirates – made to entrap the unwary. They look like reputable, legitimate operations but they’re not! They don’t care about reputation. Two of these operations I know of are ClickSure and another, ClickBetter. I know less about the latter than I do the former. Legiitmate affiliate networks (marketplaces) care about what kind of products are being let into the house. As I said earlier, in 2011, ClickBank expelled the pirates from their platforms and thus, ClickSure came into being out of China and a small Asian island country (I forget which one it is at this point.) How they get into the hearts and souls of the people they ensnare? It is through their emotion. This is such a serious issue I have dedicated an entire lesson on it.