The Tale of a WISE Scammer

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I just wanted to warn you of a scammer scamming people in the internet marketing industry. He may very well be shut down soon, but still, I thought it prudent to warn my subscribers so that they can be more alert the next time! You can read the whole tale here. I also suggest reading all the comments therein because some of them contain a lot of insight! :D

Thanks to Eric for bringing this up. Notice the arrogance of the scammer, and his "honest confession" made me laugh.  Reminds me of how even the Nigerian scammers use an alibi for scamming people (scroll down below until you find paragraphs in ALL CAPS).

Anyway I digress. I am far from doing JVs/ad swaps with strangers, not to mention that doing JVs is not really my cup of tea! :P I am also far from buying anything from WF (I used to buy but that was a long time ago). However, a scammer can appear before us in various disguises so it is important to keep our eyes open before paying any stranger with our hard-earned money. :)

Again a lot thanks to Eric for bringing this up to everyone's notice.

Well for once you got something from me that is not so boring! :P (kidding). So, do I still deserve a nice comment? Thanks :D





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Comments on The Tale of a WISE Scammer

March 25, 2011

Kate Anderson @ 4:56 pm

Thanks for posting about this, it's important that people are aware of the situation and sadly, just how common this sort of thing is.

Great blog.. keep up the great work!

;)

Kate

Arindam @ 4:59 pm

Thanks Kate. :D

Bruce @ 5:46 pm

Arindam,
You're losing your touch - this was anything but boring!
Thank you for alerting us. I'm not in this type of market myself, but it is just another reminder to keep your eyes wide open.

Bogging Master @ 5:50 pm

Thanks for the information.

These sort of people make my blood boil - they give all the honest marketers a question mark over their offers.

I hope this Andy person soon gets what he deserves.

Pat @ 7:04 pm

Hey Arindam,
Thanks for working with this great blog! I really enjoy your updates!

One thing I miss: you should really release more plr stuff, they are super great!

Cheers mate,
Pat

Arindam @ 7:11 pm

Thanks Pat. I hope to release plr more frequently. Ever since coming home from the vacation, I have got backlogged by a lot of work. Even this blog does not get updated as often as it used to. :|

Did you get my latest plr product email? Just checking in:

http://fatlossplr.com/totalweightloss-pack2

This kind of thing is going to increase exponentially. There will always be marketers scamming. The question is, what is the next scam and who to market to.

IM scammers are quite common. It's open game on noobs.

My position has always been if it sounds too good to be true it is a scam.

My favorites are scammers who sell their software to other marketers.

I stay away from anything that ends in a 7.

If was $247 and is now $47 for the next 20 takers, run away!

Or I have sold thousands for $97 now I'm making it available for only $27 to the next 500 subscribers, run away!

Arindam @ 7:54 pm

Hey Scott,

There are actually more.

1. You visit a sale page and when you don't like it, you browse away, but a JavaScript popup blocks your way, and promises to offer you a "better" deal if you click the Cancel button. The better offer could be a reduced price of the same product. :D

Now let us say you click OK the first time, but you did not like the reduced price offer either, and think about browsing away when again you are blocked by another similar popup!

I could go on and on. It is laughable. OF course I always click Cancel but it is ridiculous when they paste 5 such popups on a single sales page. I have often wondered if it at all helps or hurts their sales. ;)

2. And of course who can forget those 5-6 OTOs (One Time Offers) that are as irritating as those popups, if not more. If you manage to skip ALL the OTOs then only you get the "promised" freebie.

Okay, rant over now. :P

If I lose money by not employing these cheesy strategies so be it. I prefer a little more "hygiene" on my websites. ;)

Pat @ 8:03 pm

I am puzzled.
Actually I bought a competitor product yesterday just to see their quality.
What a crap!
Sometimes I feel ashamed on the behalf of other marketers...
-Pat

March 26, 2011

Kathlene @ 1:42 am

Me three, I just love those pop-ups offering a ten or twenty dollar discount on an already discounted product of about 200 bucks.

I am getting to where I do not even look at any offers any longer. Is there nothing new under the sun any more.

My buddy Arindam offers more value than any twenty other marketers out there. Good going and keep it up. You are truly a marketers marketer.

Arindam @ 11:27 am

Thanks for your kind words, Kathlene. :)

April 1, 2011

Elizabeth Zettler @ 12:54 pm

Arindam, I agree with your post. I am now learning to read between the lines and look for offers that appear to be too good. I can still my mother telling me "if it seems to be to good to be true ..." Thanks

June 11, 2011

ManieE @ 8:06 pm

Ihate these people with their ridiculous offers and claims, whenever I land on such a page I don't even read, i just leave a soon as possible.

I read the posts on the link, that guy should be locked up for fraud and theft! His behaviour is criminal.