Clickbank Scammer Caught Red Handed

By Mark / August 20, 2012

If you’ve spent any time reading my blog you’ll know that I hate crap products and scammers. People who spend ages creating an enticing sales page full of lies and rubbish when they could spend the time making a decent product make me want to vomit.

Today I got an email promotion for a product, now I don’t for a moment think that the guy who sent the email had any knowledge of this being a scam. He really isn’t that type of person

Maybe a scam is the wrong word it’s definitely someone who has made a very poor decision.

Anyway lets look at the video and lets see how you can spot a scammer;

 

 

I must point out that Bobby Walker who originally released the product is in no way connected to the current owners.

Here are the steps to take if you are ever in any doubt.

Check out http://archive.org and see if there are earlier versions.

Look for anything unusual in the screenshots, Wednesday 28 July and the GB £ paypal account were enough to raise a red flag.

Think twice before buying products from people who you have never heard of, unless they come highly recommended.

I’ve done my bit now it’s up to you to do your bit, please spread the word and make sure as many people as possible not only know about this but what to look for.

If you are on facebook please go to my account and share this among your friends and other marketers http://www.facebook.com/MarkThompsonIM/posts/377609375645396

Lets get stuff like this stopped… If you know of any others like this let me know

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Ben Brooks

Good catch Mark!

I remember when Adeel and Bobby first launched that product lol

Obviously they’ve sold it off to someone else who is now trying to profit from it.

Chat soon,
Ben
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Sam

NOW this is what I am so worried of. I am trying to start as a affiliate marketer but I just get so
nervous of what I am promoting. I am not sure what to look for exactly. But anyways THANK YOU
for the heads up!

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Angie

Great video, Mark!
You pointed out the newspaper article that read in 2010 with 500M Facebook users it meant that 8% of the population was using FB. However, since they changed that for 2012 to 1B users it means that the earth’s population has doubled to 12B!! They thought by only changing the dates they were covering their butts, but for people such as you and myself who check even closer, they’re just showing quite evidently they are scammers!! It’s sickening and sad that people will still fall for this garbage and hand over their money. 🙁
Thanks for showing us and reporting to Clickbank. Hopefully this scam will be shut down ASAP!

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Mike From Maine

Mark,

Nice catch! The sad thing is that there are so many other offers just like this coming up on Clickbank and the Warrior forum every day. It’s people like this that make it hard for honest marketers to make a living online.
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Great work for the catch within the video and show the evidence. I don’t ever think Clickbank will ever look at the visuals of their vendor’s offers.
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Tim Goodwin

Frustrating isn’t it… This kinda crap gives IM an ugly name.

Especially for people who do produce genuine content, brilliant products and provide great services.

Outing this rubbish is the only way

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Kent Brown (KBrown)

Thanks Mark for the heads up. You have given us all somethings to look for in sales pages from marketers. I have caught one guy on the Warrior Forum that was tring to sale “his” product at a specail price. It had just happened that I had been looking at plr on another site and noticed a product for sale @ 3.40 and he was saling the samething @ his specail price of 6.95. Well I busted him out.

People will try anything. Thanks again and I will see you around!

Kent Brown

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Kieran McDonogh

Amazing this sales page slipped through Clickbanks grasp when I’ve heard how hard it is to get approval these days. Love your sleuth work Mark – top notch at spotting detail like this. Good reminder about how useful “WaybackMachine” is.

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I Gave clickbank the details and told them i hope they know how to check.. lets see whats happens.. The guy who promoted it has contacted the vendors for their comments

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Andy Beveridge

Great post Mark. I know I am not as vigilante as this and I obviously need to be. I bet tons of people just skip through these long sales letters after all they are designed for you not to read all of it.
Thanks for pointing it out.

Andy

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Alex

Excellent Mark. This kind of thing will only stop when the police get involved. This looks like fraud so where are the FTC / cops?
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I agree the FTC should be all over this

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Andrew Peacock

Well done Sherlock. Let’s get these shysters shut down!

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Mike

I just don’t promote IM or money making products anymore. End of story. I sleep well at night.

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Mark
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I do think that there are a lot of good IM products out there… but I am biased!! 😉

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Frank

Great Catch Mark! Thanks for taking the time to show us!

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Giles Daniel

Could you go into more detail as to how you were able to bring up the sales page from 2010?

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Mark
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Giles if you go to google and type in Wayback machine it has cached lots of sites pages at various times.

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Johnny

Right on Mark. We all need to join the IM Police and expose the frauds. What a great way to ruin your reputation quickly. This link will go out to 200,000 Twitter followers.
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johnnykowal and maximummarketer are two different accounts on twitter.
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Debbie

Exactly the sort of thing that needs to be highlighted, and bought to the attention of the unsuspecting public.

Keep ’em coming Mark.

Quality blogging at it’s best.
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Kim

Great insight Mark. Thanks for sharing. I figure with a sales letter that long, they are trying really hard to convince you. The way back machine is a great idea. I have to admit, IM has made a cynical person. I don`t like being that way. Unless they are a proven IMer, I seem to always doubt first until proven otherwise. If we all were on alert as you were with this product and “if” it was “proven” a scam and we reported it, then maybe Clickbank would pay more attention to them.

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Dave E Wilkes

Thanks for the insight Mark!
I’ve passed it on – the more people who know what is happening and what to be aware of the better!
Good detective work
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Chetz Togom

Hi Mark,

Thanks for sharing this. I think a lot of people won’t really look at the dates or currency or refresh the page especially if there’s video on the sales page.

Like me, I’m kinda lazy to read word by word so I for sure would miss stuff like this.

Gonna be more careful next time.

Thanks!

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Patrick Batty

Nice catch Mark..
Lot’s of junk and scams out there despite Clickbanks recent cleanup.
Getting better though, IMHO.
Keep it coming.
Cheers
Patrick

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S. Morgan

Interesting. I was curious, so I checked out the current sales page on Clickbank and it looks like he changed the screenshots back to the 2010 dates.

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Mark
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Just noticed that, Probably the report I filed with Cb last night had an effect and also the emails the promoters might

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Craig

What a CLANGER!!!

Nice one Mark. You are right we will have to spread the word infact I got an email off OZ telling me about this so your post is working.

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Darryl Smith

Well done on getting the culprits. I wish more people had the guts to take a stance like you and out the people who give IM a bad name as mentioned by Tim Goodwin above.
Good shot!

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Larry Mekus

That is funny. In the real world if someone scams someone they go to jail. In the Internet world it is a whole different story.

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Cindy

Hey Mark,

I was also sent this offer and I also saw all of the errors that proved they are scammers, but unlike you I do not have an audience to reveal them to… I’m sooo glad that you did! 🙂

Thanks!
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Annetta Powell

Hi Mark,

That was a good catch! Well, I have bought several products through clickbank when I started my career as an Internet Marketer and these days I am bit scared to buy any products through them. I can’t really differentiate the good-ones from the bad.
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Ray

Hi Mark,

What’s the difference between what this guy did and people who sell plr products on Clickbank? If he bought the product does he not have a right to sell it?

Not being a wise guy just curious to know what’s the difference, honestly?
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Mark
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Of course he has the right to sell it.. he doesn’t have the right to change the dates on the screenshots to make it look like it’s up to date

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Johnny
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It’s called honesty Ray. Let this happen here and all advertisers see you as open season.

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Mike

Hi Mark.
If you really want to get these guys “taken to task” why not report them to the FTC? What they are doing with their sales pitch is not just misleading advertising – it’s totally “False Advertising” & I suspect the FTC would want to have “words” with these two.

Good sleuthing, Mark.

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I do think that the FTC have too much to do already, I read somewhere that most of the staff were focusing on looking at google

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I think we (ALL) need to get involved Mike. I don’t know if you have realised this but, Government agencies just don’t have the time for this. It’s up to us..That means getting proactive .
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claire

Lol, now I am wondering how many of those I purchased in my addiction to spending which i am putting a lid on currently. I appreciate the tip on using the way back machine I actually came across that just snooping around alexa. I need to be more diligent in my travels. Thank you for doing that. It really opened up a huge door of light for us.
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John Reed

Thanks Mark,
It’s good to know someone is watching our backs – even if it’s not Clickbank!!
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Josh

I am totally and completely appauled!! Thanks for the great informational post. I also noticed that people you are not selling legit products and services tend to have a lot of exit pop ups with the price going town everytime by mostly 10 dollars.

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Leo

Mark you did a good job by sharing this with us. At least people out there looking for genuine product would be able to do a bit of checking before buying stuff.

The archive.org was new to me. So Thanks. Good post.
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