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Is it legal to lie in a CB sales pitch video?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by wyattjozwowski, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. wyattjozwowski

    wyattjozwowski Regular Member

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    I've just been wondering and can't really find an answer online. Is it legal to lie in a marketing sales pitch video?
    For example, in the google sniper 2.0 video, the guy "george brown" says 3 years ago his bank account was negative 8k and he was a furniture mover... and now he's rich; I just have a very hard time believing that's true.

    Idk, for all I know, maybe you are allowed to lie as long as its in the terms & conditions.

    Please let me know what you guys think about this.
     
  2. mrorzio

    mrorzio Regular Member

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    What can you or what should you do?

    Obviously lying about items that people don't take the time to check will not get you "locked up" or kicked out...
     
  3. healzer

    healzer Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    who cares lol....
    whole commercial world is one big lie
     
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  4. Alonzx

    Alonzx Junior Member

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    The whole point of business is to fool someone to buy your product, whether with lies or not.
     
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    flc735 Regular Member

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    Everyone lies about their products and services, even on TV commercials. I think the only thing you can't do is lie about medicine or claim a natural supplement will cure yada yada yada... because then we are getting into causing actual harm to other people.
     
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    not all business is email submits and free trial rebills
     
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    Paco De Lucía Junior Member Premium Member

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    Not illegal or a problem at all to lie. No one will "kick you out." However, if you tell a lie that is too easy to spot, you won't get good sales/conversions. That said, many of CB's programs themselves are one big fat lie.... no one is planning on cracking down on that any time soon unless they are about to pass a law in the U.S. legislative branch that I'm unaware of.
     
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    It's false advertisement and illegal in US.
     
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    If that was the case whole Cosmetic industry would have been shutdown by now ..They claim to do wonders with your skin , face ..etc which is very visible ..and still nobody can do anything about it ..
     
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    I've met some girls who can do AMAZING makeup jobs on themselves... The next morning is the true test if you still think she's hot or not :gift:
     
  11. netmoney1

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    Do some Google searching....the FTC has gone after plenty of companies that made false claims. Best bet - be honest in all of your business doings then you never have to worry. Simple as that.

    Always protect yourself with proper disclaimers, etc and you will be fine.
     
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  12. efwebs

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    Someone would have to show that the lying caused them damages. So you would have to buy the course, and then prove it didn't work by no fault of your own.
     
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    Not at all.
     
  14. Affiliate Mgr Dave

    Affiliate Mgr Dave Registered Member

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    Sounds like a testimonial, and the FTC has laws against falsified testimonials and it's against CB policy to have fake testimonials on your site. I'm not saying this example is FAKE, but if it is then there are possible legals issues.

    From Clickbank:

     
  15. Shane1

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    This. Not that people don't do it because they do, but there are risks involved that could mean you get in trouble both with the government and Clickbank. Over the past couple years, Clickbank has emphasized this with language in its client contract, which references the FTC in 3 sections.
     
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    Mate if i was you i wouldnt worry about that.Just promote the damn offer and get the $$!
     
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  17. Qokaine

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    well just look at warrior forum, LOL.
     
  18. bertbaby

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    Lie is such an ugly word; most marketers prefer to use the term alternative universe.
     
  19. santhu

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    99% Of WSO Are Lies And Bullshit.....
    Yesterday I Saw Someone Faked Their Adsense Accounts In There WSO Salespage
    Get Caught And Banned From WF.......
    But Still People Are Buying Them.......
    Because They Want A Solution To Their Problem.........

    So Don't Worry....
    All Bigdogs Over There Are Doing This Kind Of Marketing.....
    For Example Email Submits-
    Are They Giving Free Ipads Or Gift Cards For Everyone Who Fills Them???
    No,Right......
    But People are Still Filling Them.

    We Call It Has A Lie And They Call It Has
    Marketing Tactic To Attract The Customers.......:)
     
  20. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Have fun settling with the FTC if you build all your sales pitches on lies. It's not a sustainable business.

    You won't hear about most of these settlements as it's not the kind of thing you boast about but they do happen and lots of MMO merchants have got nailed for a lot of cash.
     
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