Need Advice on Possible Scammer

by EndGame 22 replies
Hi,

Just got this private message:

Hi,

I am thinking of releasing a new wso, but before releasing it, I think it will be better if i give 10 review copies of it for just $1, you have nothing to loose here, If you don't like the method, I will give you refund.

My WSO is about getting traffic, I am sure you are gonna to like it, I have discussed many methods which you can put into action to get avalanche of traffic to your site, plus I am also giving the audio course, so if you dont want to read the 60 pages long ebook, then you can listen to the audio course.

To buy, please go here:

(Url deleted for obvious reasons. But it was a free blogspot website and domain)

After payment, you will be redirected to the download page.

Thanks


Is this idiot for real? He wants me to pay a dollar to review his product? He sent this message to a bunch of other people with the first letter of their name being "E". I suspect he is just going through the alphabet of the members list and trying this trick with everyone.

Is this worth reporting, and if so, who to? Just seems a bit shady to me. Not to mention cheeky.


Cheers

Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author David McGimpsey
    I just got this one too.

    Not sure how to report it though.
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    • Profile picture of the author EndGame
      That confirms my suspicions. What a jerk. I am going to give the helpdesk a try.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Report it to Allen and have him nuked.

        Having to pay to review his product?

        I would have laughed in the a$$ hole's face.

        Oh how I wish he would have sent ME that PM. I would have so enjoyed
        giving it to him but good.

        Some people have nerve but THIS takes the cake.
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        • Profile picture of the author EndGame
          I know Steven.

          I messaged him back telling him he must be joking. A read a little riot act to him, but decided it was best just to crack on and find some one with some admin abilities to sort him out.

          The help desk isn't loading for me, so I have just pmed allen.

          I really can't get over the nerve of this guy.
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      • Profile picture of the author Eswar
        I got the same PM. He may be a innocent newbie.(Don't think i am supporting him).

        If at he wants to give a review copy why can't post openly and give to us for free?

        Eswar
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        • Profile picture of the author EndGame
          I know. And if he only wants to get 10 reviews, why would he be messaging so many people? On top of that, if he can't afford a better salespage, how is he planning to spend the 20 bucks on listing a WSO? My thinking is, there is no WSO. Furthermore, I would challenge the veracity of his statement that I will receive an "avalanche of traffic" from using the techniques in his product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    might be a scam, the part with the blog looks suspicious and also from what i know you give the product for free to people, when you want reviews
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    lol

    And i think i was being nice when i replied to him and said this when i got his PM.

    Hi ikurai,

    No thanks but thanks for asking.

    I just want to inform you that is considered unsolicited PM, and while i might not be against it, many others might be peeved against this and might report you out.

    You are actually selling, when a PM is supposed to be used for only personal means. I am just advising as i thgink you are a new member here

    Hope you have a great WSO.

    Suthan

    p/s- Review copies does better if you give it out free of charge. If thats the real intention anyway.

    Have a nice day
    Told him that people wont like it :-P
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Raj
    I got it too, and I did not even visit his blogspot url. Possible scammer, he cant even get his own domain!
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by EndGame View Post

      I know. And if he only wants to get 10 reviews, why would he be messaging so many people? On top of that, if he can't afford a better salespage, how is he planning to spend the 20 bucks on listing a WSO? My thinking is, there is no WSO. Furthermore, I would challenge the veracity of his statement that I will receive an "avalanche of traffic" from using the techniques in his product.
      He hasn't reached the "M"s yet, so I haven't looked at the copy. But I'm willing to take a guess I can save everybody a dollar...

      1. Put up a sales page on a free blog host.
      2. Join a forum that has Private Messaging.
      3. PM every member, offering a review copy of product for $1. Actual product is optional.
      4. Repeat until kicked off the forum.
      5. Find a new forum and repeat.

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      • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
        Yup, I got it too....

        It looked to me like he was mass PMing in the hope of getting people to pay $1 each.
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        • Profile picture of the author braver55b
          Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

          Yup, I got it too....

          It looked to me like he was mass PMing in the hope of getting people to pay $1 each.
          I haven't received anything like that yet but I do agree with Karl, this is probably an under the radar way to raise a little cash by charging only $1.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    I got it too. I just ignored it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    Originally Posted by EndGame View Post

    Hi,

    Just got this private message:

    Hi,

    I am thinking of releasing a new wso, but before releasing it, I think it will be better if i give 10 review copies of it for just $1, you have nothing to loose here, If you don't like the method, I will give you refund.

    My WSO is about getting traffic, I am sure you are gonna to like it, I have discussed many methods which you can put into action to get avalanche of traffic to your site, plus I am also giving the audio course, so if you dont want to read the 60 pages long ebook, then you can listen to the audio course.

    To buy, please go here:

    (Url deleted for obvious reasons. But it was a free blogspot website and domain)

    After payment, you will be redirected to the download page.

    Thanks


    Is this idiot for real? He wants me to pay a dollar to review his product? He sent this message to a bunch of other people with the first letter of their name being "E". I suspect he is just going through the alphabet of the members list and trying this trick with everyone.

    Is this worth reporting, and if so, who to? Just seems a bit shady to me. Not to mention cheeky.


    Cheers

    Alex

    Hey Alex,

    I wouldn't go as far as calling him a scammer.

    Spammer - Yes! But he hasn't ripped you off has he?

    Given the fact that he seems to be spamming the PM boxes, I'd definitely report him to Allen or the Super Mods!

    That's what I do with the spam messages I get.

    The funny thing is, after I report them, I never see them or hear from them again.

    If this guy picked ten people to send a free review copy to, it might be different.


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  • Profile picture of the author peteinoz
    Guys you are talking as if its a person

    its a bot

    do not waste your time replying to a bot

    more than likely coming from a bunch of different usernames and Ip's

    cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    You beat me to it! I was just going to come on here and complain about that. That's the most pathetic idea I've seen in a while. Seriously, when you ask someone to review a copy of your work you are asking them for A BIG FAVOR because you are asking a busy person to take time away from their work or their family.

    And I also don't want to review stuff by brand new people to the forum who I know nothing about - what if they stole it from somewhere? My reputation means a lot to me and I don't want my endorsement on a questionable product.


    But asking someone to do you a huge favor and THEN asking them to pay for the privilege of doing a favor - is incredibly offensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
    I replied to him and told him I only sell and don't buy.

    But, if he wanted to learn how to get cash spending traffic,
    he could check out my ecourse, Justin Michie's report and John Reese's course and then I gave him the links.

    Lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Big Mike, PM sent. I also looked at the top of the message and saw that it listed who he sent the message to - and there were four other names that began with "DA" so I assume he is going through the list of Warriors and sending it to everybody.
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    • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
      Yeah, there were four names in the contacts of mine too.

      So that makes sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author JazzOscar
      Originally Posted by peteinoz View Post

      Guys you are talking as if its a person

      its a bot

      do not waste your time replying to a bot

      more than likely coming from a bunch of different usernames and Ip's

      cheers

      pete
      If you follow the link in my post a little further up in this thread, to the thread I started before I saw this one, you'll see that he's at least partly a human. Bots don't join the forum, then making 13 not totally meaningless 1 line replies in 7 minutes.

      Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

      Big Mike, PM sent. I also looked at the top of the message and saw that it listed who he sent the message to - and there were four other names that began with "DA" so I assume he is going through the list of Warriors and sending it to everybody.
      Just like the PM I got. Three other receivers with a username starting with the letter j. Not adjacent to each other in the member list though.
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  • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
    Just got it this morning. Here's what it read (with a bcc to the Monkey God):

    Please do NOT send me IM's again asking me for money. Thanks.

    Instead, you might consider posting message like this in the main forum and NOT putting a price tag on it.

    If what you want is an honest review of your ebook, this is the best way to go. If what you're doing is an attempt to collect lots of "ones" in your PayPal account, you WILL NOT be a member here very long.

    Grant
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