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[WARNING] FTC Going after Acai berry CPA promoters!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by IamNRE, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Acai berries...against the law...funny and necessary. Now they can stop lying to obese people.
     
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    Very very old. Vaughn got some TV coverage and now he's scamming people for his cloaker. Move on...nothing new here.
     
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    Might be old news for you.... but not everyone is on Wicked F. and other forums....
     
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    Greed is blind and has no boundaries, you'd be surprised at the dumb and ballsy things people will do if they can walk away with a cool $1m for 12 months work. Of course nobody walks away, because if you've made $1m you want $5m and $10m. Nothing is ever enough.
     
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    I'm confused, is this legit or not? Apparently everyone's just given away how profitable Acai berries are so..I'm a beanpole so weight loss isn't my thing.
     
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    I promote Acai berry enemas. Does this count? :p
     
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    Of course it's profitable - extremely profitable, this isn't a secret. Just look at the number of weight loss offers on CPA networks and the amount of media buying for these offers where the minimum spend is sometimes $50K. There was one guy on his way to making close to $1 billion with it.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/02/24/edmonton-willms-internet-fraud.html

    Just think about it, all the ballers who owned all the cars like Ryan. You think Ryan Eagle got rich from people promoting email submits through EWA? Lol, I don't think so...

    Criminals unite, and Ryan runs off with all their ill-gotten gains.

    I mean unless you're completely stupid, anybody of average intelligence could of connected the dots of where the real money is being made in online marketing a long long time ago, this stuff has been going on for a very long time now. People making a crap load of money with these types of offers are not genius's by any means.
     
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  11. IamNRE

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    African Mango :p ?

    ketone raspberry :p

    All those things are scams.....
     
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    lol rebill has been going on for a long long time, it wasnt fostered from the internet. Its actually pretty rampant in retail. But you dont see the police knocking on books a millions doors. At least diet products are sending actual products, not baiting folks into discount cards theyll never use and leading them to believe its free cause they paid with their debit cards. Most of the time the associates dont even realize whats happening. I grill them every time they push one on me at a book store, music or clothes store, they never realize what theyre doing. I worked somewhere where we had to push a rebill offer. EVERY SINGLE one I sold, I showed the customer the small print, and showed them where to cancel before that got slammed. I broke the corporate sales record on the day it came out. Then rebroke it the next day. fuck them.
     
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    Bogus weight loss and sex life bs has been a cash cow for ages. The real question should be how these guys got caught.

    Surely everybody in that business uses anonymous offshore hosting + banking, various stealth wallets and let all programs run under fake names. No?

    How would you be stupid enough to connect your real name in anyway with scam businesses like Cashburners or this Acai berry nonsense.

    You lure desperate people into buying worthless and eventual dangerous products with a bunch of lies and fake testimonials. That is textbook scamming.
     
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    this is very old news mate. Almost a year old. Its been shared on here months ago.
     
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    Too many fake stuff going on to target information/solution seekers. No idea whats going to be targeted next...
     
  16. chriswick

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    That's because negative option billing isn't inherently a fraudulent way of billing people. There are loads and loads of companies that do hundreds of millions a year, heck even billions who adopt this business model. The problems start when you're creating fake products, and using deceptive marketing methods as a means of promotion.

    You can legally use flogs to market products, but the testimonials MUST be real (paid or otherwise, and back up with affidavits so you can show the FTC) and the fictitious story MUST be disclosed, you MUST have written consent from the people's pictures you use on your flog (not some random sexy French journalist). You also have to clearly disclose people are viewing an advertisement. Like with TV advertising, they get away with creating fictitious stories because people know they are viewing an advertisement and the story isn't real.

    There are real weight loss pills out there, you can work with companies to create real formulas back up with hard science and promote legitimate product with a long term future. But hardly anybody wants to do that, because it's expensive and people have a short term mindset within the direct marketing space. Weight loss pills are a churn and burn business, you make a mill or two close it down and start a new site with a new name and a fresh set of sticky labels.

    I think, Tim Ferriss's BodyQuick and BrainQuicken products was one of the very few products at its time which was actually legitimate. He might of just white labeled an existing product that does the same thing, but the point is he product (as far as I know) was legit. He (or so he claims) sold BodyQuick and BrainQuicken to a private equity firm.