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UK Conservative party chairman used to be an IMer - selling get rich products!

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  1. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    In breaking news today it has been revealed that Grant Shapps, Chairman of the Tory Party in the UK, used to be an IMer - he was described as a "multimillion-dollar web marketer".

    He was selling products named 'Stinking Rich' and was up to Stinking Rich version 3.

    He also sold a scraping product called TrafficPaymaster.

    "How To Corp was dissolved last year after it marketed "scraping" software TrafficPaymaster - the sale of which, the police said, may have been an "offence of fraud". How to Corp's websites have now disappeared from the internet and TrafficPaymaster, which claimed to produce web pages by "spinning and scraping" content and sought to attract advertising in contravention of Google's code of conduct, is no longer on sale."

    Apparently his IM pseudonym was Michael Green.

    If IM is good enough for one of the top political figures in the UK that's got to be a seal of approval!

    What I want to know though, is was he a member of BHW?

    Here's a link to the news story:

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics...cond-job-as-millioniare-web-marketer-while-mp
     
  2. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I remember when the story first broke, I took a look at his sites and they were seriously bad. I think you can still find them on Way Back Machine.
     
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  3. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    Not surprising. I wonder if he earns more with the influence he gained as an mp. I bet he still has websites going on :D
     
  4. Wiseman05

    Wiseman05 Newbie

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    I don't even know what to make of this really. On the hand, kind of cool that a politician made some good money selling the sort of tools that are sold and used here. But if what W130SN said is true and his tools and sites were really bad, was he just using his influence as a politician to sell those? I mean, it's not like anyone is doing anything illegal here, just marketing.
     
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    Google search for "Michael Green Stinking Rich"

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    Wonder if they've removed all traces by now?
     
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    Looks like he had all the old sites taken down AND removed from Web Archive. He did the same with his Wikipedia entry and deleted embarrassing info:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Shapps



    I did find his old WF account lol:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/members/howtocorp.html

    One of his old sites:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20110718090001/http://trafficpaymaster.wordpress.com/

    A YT Channel with somebody following one of his systems:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL289775D1A923E18E

    Worth a read:
    https://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/20...rmer-website-still-registered-to-his-fake-id/

    Parody Accounts?
    https://www.facebook.com/Howtocorp
    https://www.facebook.com/MichaelGreenHowToCorp
    https://twitter.com/MGreenHowToCorp
    http://www.howtocorp.org/
     
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  7. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

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    I did he had something called "Profit Diary" too. Not sure what that is though.
     
  8. fatboy

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    Anything to do with MPs in this country is dodgy - they are shite so its not surprising his old sites were of the same standard :)
     
  9. phracktl

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    W130 - nice find: you always find the truffles

    He put it all in his wifes name around the time of the last election.

    Probably moved onto to his own/Tory party/Westiminster scandal ORM

    (The a reason the EU brought in "Right to be forgotten")
     
  10. Bionaire

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    Hah, yes. This is quite amusing. I'm not surprised though to be honest, although he seems to have shot from being an IMer to a high position in one of the two biggest UK politial parties fairly quickly.
     
  11. Hawkster

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    wow if he was a member of WF then its likely he was a member here too.
     
  12. dandan594594

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    It's an interesting read! Just goes to show that IM skills are transferable.

    First selling [email protected]#ty products to naive people online and now "trying" to sell unattainable policies off line.
     
  13. islandman1010

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