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Scam - FollowLiker Lifetime license now has monthly subscription

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by colorme, Aug 4, 2017.

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  1. colorme

    colorme Senior Member

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    As you've all heard by now, FollowLiker will start charging $5.99 per month starting on September 1, 2017 to all previous lifetime license holders.

    Their lifetime license will no longer be good after the first update from Instagram, or Twitter; if you don't pay $5.99 per month to FollowLiker.

    This is a scarm. There are thousands of lifetime license holders and we will be required to now pay a monthly fee.
     
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  2. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    followliker is going aginst all rules even blackhat rules.

    followliker sell there apps in the market place of this forum and have done for years and made good money from sales .

    but recently followliker has come to it conclusion to include a monthly subscrition for there applications .

    this includes charging old users and new users a monthly fee .

    i want this to stop .

    we all buy followliker app becouse there no monthly payment lifetime lic

    i want my money back if you can not keep up with your life time guarentee

    ill go else where .

    blackhatworld got a jrvip policy and your suppose to keep buy it and your breaking all the rules, lifetime means lifetime.

    you have said that if you dont charge a monthly fee your go bust like others , dont try and make your buyers guilty over your own problams we are all customers and deserve respect.

    keep to your word ^ lifetime.^
    or refund those that leave....
     
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  3. Noel Tan

    Noel Tan Newbie

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    I signed up for a unlimited lifetime licence for Followliker Instagram 2 months ago. Which includes upgrades, support.

    When I just started, I faced some issues and my questions were left answered. They have a very poor quality of service. But that's alright.

    2 days ago, they imposed a subscription fee. Not only on new subscribers, but also on existing ones. In the context of giving better support. Yes, you haven't heard wrong, Existing subscribers. And the impression given is if you dont pay for the subscription, you cannot use FL anymore.

    My view is that, the support us so poor that all questions then answer they use a no reply email. And if you want to log another ticket to reply them, you have to close your precious ticket. All they want to do is making your giving of feedback. This disgust me even more to think that I have to pay pore for such service or support.

    This is a class action scam on all FL users. I have read good reviews in BHW and trusted the recommendations here, to be treated like this, is unacceptable. I demand a reasonable explanation.
     
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  4. gdotcom

    gdotcom Newbie

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    They're not doing the ethical thing and grandfathering we the original "lifetime license" holders in.

    What they're doing is sending out emails which say the equivalent of "yeah we said 'lifetime license' but we changed our minds and now want more of your money." I'm going for a full refund if they choose to charge monthly fees to anybody other than new customers.

    A monthly fee is and would've been a deal breaking element of the transaction. This is fraud.
     
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  5. Mehdi :3

    Mehdi :3 Registered Member

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    Yesterday I received an email from FollowLiker saying that they are changing their payment policy. Now they want me to pay $6.9/month for a functionally outdated software with no support behind it. I bought the lifetime license, changing it to a monthly subscription is a scam. I see this as an illegal action against me and all the people who bought the FollowLiker lifetime license.

    @weblues Please process a refund.
     
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  6. Karan16

    Karan16 Junior Member

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    I bought followliker around $117 (after vat and taxes) a month ago after reading their advertisements about free for lifetime and unlimited access and after 1 month they are saying that i have to pay $6 monthly and in my country after tax and everything its $7.07.
    I want a full refund of my money or at least 1 years access like other bot makers giving gramdominator guys giving it in cheap prices so why would i pay $117 extra??
    if i can use same services in less prices.
     
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  7. Fragmaster

    Fragmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm calling out @weblues and his followliker software for breaching their TOS:

    Their TOS claims

    3. Refund Policy

    There is no refund for all orders, all sales are final.


    They are adding monthly fee to lifetime licenses without consent, under threat of denying agreed regular updates if we do not comply. "All sales are final" should work both ways, to protect both sides.

    Terms of amicable resolution for my case, @weblues has right to pick any of them :

    1) full refund , in the amount of original cost of unlimited account instagram FL
    2) grandfather policy, letting me use regular updates with no additional fees. I want what i paid for, working program, for price agreed in the moment of purchase.
     
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  8. superher0

    superher0 Newbie

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    Like many people on here who bought the ONE TIME LIFETIME FEE for the Follow Liker Software, they are now wanting to charge $5.99 a month.
    Complete Fraud and illegal.
    I'm doing my part and submitting a S***List thread.
     
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  9. Peterelgrillo

    Peterelgrillo Newbie

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    Just bought this software a month ago after finding it in the BHW Marketplace, and the overall reasonably good reputation it had over here. Also it seemed a good replacement for Instagress and it being a one-time payment convinced me over other similar products that charge monthly.
    This morning though, I just received an email from them (as many other users) with the news that they were applying a 6$ monthly payment from September 1 as a "Support Subscription".

    So I won't be able to use my 97$+taxes Lifetime License + upgrades I bought anymore unless I pay this new monthly fee. A Lifetime License that lasted less than 2 months, what a deal.
     
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  10. savax

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    I bought Lifetime licence 1 time payment ( Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 )
    Here is my Licence Email: License Username: [email protected]
    And now they say I have to pay 6$ (+ TAX) each month to continue using my licence , 6$ is not big money BUT I'm not gonna Accept this business behavior, which is definitely illegal and has scam traits
    I want FULL REFUND,
    Also Another reason for Refund is there are some bugs in the app and they not gonna fix it.
     
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    I was sold a "LIFETIME" license for software called followliker. 2 years later i get an email stating i will now have to pay $5.99 + tax in order to carry on using the software! This is being held to ransom. If i dont pay, the software will not update and my accounts will get banned or not work properly.

    And if this is allowed to happen by the BHW mods then this will turn into an epidemic. Others will follow suit and it will destroy this community and its reputation.

    I would like a full refund from @weblues if hes going to charge me monthly fees to continue using the software. I would rather have a JNR VIP membership with the refunded money.
     
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  13. Aurace

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    I've paid for 6 lifetime access FL licenses ($97 each), as they stated in their TOS at the time.

    This new "support" fee is said to be on a per license basis, meaning that I'll have to pay this new "support" fee enough for 6 people, even though I'm one person.

    I'd like them to stay true to their original TOS by giving me the lifetime access I paid for, or to get a full refund on all my licenses so I can pay for another bot.
     
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  14. EncodeKing

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    Hello,

    I recently bought this Followliker software which was a Lifetime subscription and no monthly charges of any service attached to it. But now they have started charging monthly to the Lifetime subscribers of their software.


    This is not a good thing. I'm completely disappointed with their step. Please look into it ASAP.

    Thank you.
     
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  15. SH-M

    SH-M Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This is my first time posting a ShitList thread. BTB encouraged me to do this and I will go till the end now.

    I am including a simple screenshot of the purchase, but no other detail so that they won't have the chance to screw around and ban my acc or anything. However, I can provide all the necessary details and other screenshots (e.g. bank statement) to BTB or whomever would deal with this case.

    As it is widely known by now, there is a total fiasco caused by FL and their fishy strategies of making the customers pay a $5 monthly fee on top of the 'lifetime access' or the 'one time payment' that they charged earlier.

    This is totally unacceptable and as I mentioned in the previous posts regarding FL's monthly charge, this kind of thing would create a dangerous precedent that others can follow and it will harm the BHW community as a whole. If for nothing, I am taking a step forward to protecting the community from this kind of behavior, and should I receive the 100% refund, I will donate it to BHW for another year of jrVIP membership.

    I can also go the route of charging back through my bank since the payment is made through PayPal with an attached credit card. However, that would take a bit longer and look messy in the eyes of FL's merchant so I would ask them to kindly comply and provide the full refund here publicly, before the other routes are used.


    Thank you,

    SHM

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  16. DonnieBrasco

    DonnieBrasco Regular Member

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    I purchased a lifetime followliker licence (focus on the term lifetime) for 180$.
    Today i got an email which told me i need to pay 6$ fee a month starting from next month.

    I checked their BST and there are already some other clients complaining -> https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/t...pinterest-bot-tumblr-bot-follow-liker.616736/

    Im not interested in a refund since i already invested countless hours in configuring and setting up the bot, either weblues have to remove the monthly fee or change it so that existing clients with lifetime licences dont apply to it.

    @Team: thank you in advance for your help.

    Kind Regards
     
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  17. SirJackneeOff

    SirJackneeOff Registered Member

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    Scammed into thinking Follow-liker had lifetime license with no other payments. Now they want me to pay a monthly subscription as seen by image. I would like my money sent back to my paypal, unless they grandfather me in.
     

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  18. SOWEIRD

    SOWEIRD Newbie

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    I purchased a one license Instagram version of the FollowLiker software in May 7th for $57.99. Not even 3 months later, the company sent an email requiring me to pay a monthly fee of $5.99 in order to continue using the software I already paid for. I have requested a refund for this software purchase, which was denied. I am following up with Paypal as I am within their refund period, and this is clearly fraud.

    Most buyers weighed the up front cost as compared to competitors charging ongoing fees, with the upfront cost being the primary reason of going with Follow Liker.

    The company should offer a refund, grandfather existing users, or find another option to make money, like charging monthly fees only for users who need support or who are running multiple accounts and using FL in their business. I purchased a single account license, and played around with an Instagram account that does not generate money. I'm just getting the hang of Instagram and this service. I could be turned into a "premium" member at some point as I begin to monetize if they at least offered to honor the terms of their original agreement with me, but what they are doing now is illegal and immoral, and I will have no dealings with such an immoral company.


    EMAIL FROM COMPANY BELOW (5 AUG 2017):

    For many years, we have offered FollowLiker with unlimited support and we constantly add great features and updates. None of those things are changing! We are committed to providing an integrated social media automation solution at a price everyone can afford.

    So what is changing? FollowLiker has grown to be a must-have tool for all categories of social media marketers. Over time, the usage of FollowLiker has grown significantly to the point where we now have several millions of accounts being managed with the program. Also, the social networks have began to change the rate at which they update their systems and the rate at which new features are added.

    While we are excited by the exponential growth in the industry, we also want to ensure that we can maintain our commitment to offering unlimited access to the key and upcoming features to all users. To keep this commitment and to ensure the survival of the FollowLiker program, we are introducing a $5.99 monthly subscription.

    This subscription plan will do two things:

    - Allow the FollowLiker team to employ more hands in handling the frequent changes being made by the social networks.
    - Increase the number of FollowLiker license servers distributed around the world.

    Monthly subscription is on per-license basis. Payment will occur only once a month regardless of the number modules under a license. If two licenses are merged, monthly subscription for one of the licenses will be canceled.

    You will be required to key into the subscription program on or before September 1, 2017. You can do that by clicking the "Help->Renew Subscription" menu in the software. If you don't see the menu, update your FollowLiker installation to version 9.6.4 and check again.

    Thanks for your patronage, support and understanding.



    Regards,
    The Follow Liker Team
     
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  19. Oliver Bromby

    Oliver Bromby Newbie

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    After the whole monthly 5.99 subscription I decided i wanted to get a refund, so I did the whole PayPal chargeback. Paddle/Followliker then contacted me saying they want to resolve the problem which i was curious about so i let them say what they had to. I tried opening my followliker application this morning to be greeted by a nice message saying your licence is no longer active. I tried reinstalling just to be given the same message. I then rang up PayPal and they've basically said that Paddle/Followliker have until the 18th to refund me, if they don't PayPal will be giving me my money on the 19th.
     
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  20. I know SEO

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    Shit List approved

    @weblues has been notified he has 48 hours to respond.

    PS. Reminder to all who have current issues, keep it PROFESSIONAL. No name calling or other insults.

    Reminder to everyone else:

    Shit list rule #4:

    If you are not directly related to the situation, or are not offering information directly related to the situation: do not post in the thread.

    There is a lot of people involved with this and it may take time, I'm asking you all to be patient.

    Because it's 17 Vs 1 I'm going to ask you all to respect these further points to make this as painless as possible for me to moderate.
    • Read the entire thread before commenting.
    • If you are not one of the people who have bought a follow liker license, respect rule 4 of the shit list.
    • If you are not offering new information or your point has been covered before, please don't comment.
    • Any claims have to backed up with evidence, this is a process where facts matter. Not personal feelings or opinions.
    We have had a couple of threads on this issue and @weblues has spoke in their sales thread about this:

    @weblues has 48 hours to respond to this, I ask during this time that no one else responds.

    Additional people joining in with "I also have a license and I'm not happy" would not help at this point. I think it's fairly obvious what peoples position is on this issue currently is.

    Thanks
     
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