One of the most blatant false advertisement emails

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As a newbie I spent the last month or so downloading pretty much anything I could get for free. I'm still a newbie but at least now I can recognize the same or recycled stuff I receive from a zillion different mailing lists I joined. Slowly unsubscribing from the junk and staying with people who actually send out helpful information instead of yet another "Buy This" email. A lot of the time if they just want your email address the funnel just ends up being circular and you never actually get to the download page. Other times you end up at a 404 error. Today I received one of the most blatant attempts. Obviously I can't post the specific information but maybe you will recognize it.

Got an email about a really good plugin for WordPress that helps you create product content buy pulling information from different sources, about 10 I think. One of the best features is the ability to create comparison charts. And I started seriously thinking about buying it. Then there is this link, like hey if you buy it through this link it's $12 cheaper. I happily click on it and soon notice the plugin name is not the same. Well I think maybe it's being marketed separately but has the same capabilities. But no, it's a different plugin which pulls info from only 1 source and does not create comparison tables.

I went back and re-read the email several times trying to see if I had skipped some information that points out that this is a the "economical" version with a few less features. Nope, it's specifically trying to sell B while advertising A.

I've seen some pretty sneaky funnels but this is a first for me. I imagine it's not the first time, but who knows. In cases like these I really think we should be allowed to post the offending emails. Maybe even with personal information blanked out just to be able to warn people.
#advertisement #blatant #emails #false
  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Yep, they target newbies who are seeking lots of free stuff, and set up dozens of these scams and put them on autopilot.


    Word of advice: You get what you pay for. Never be afraid to invest in yourself and your busines.


    ...and of course, start with a War Room membership... That way you can read the best IM information available (and it costs nothing but your time.... Oh, and a bunch of light bulbs, because that one above your head will keep exploding with ideas)
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  • Profile picture of the author Haydn
    Hey Tyrone,

    I'm going through a similar process as I'm a beginner as well. Can you tell me which free downloads have been the most worthwhile.

    I've really enjoyed reading Tiffany Dow and Brian E Rose. I trust them both because they tell you to think about stuff and not to be everything that's a advertised.

    Who've you found that's really worthwhile?

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Tiffany and Brian are awesome have both put out some terrific stuff... You should join the War Room and look at some of the things they have given away for free in there...


    ...But if that's all it takes to gain, your trust? Be careful of the silver tongues out there. (Or would it be silver finger-tips?)
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    • Profile picture of the author Scrambler
      Another vote here for the War Room, just pace yourself and dont download more than you can take in. It's easy to start downloading so many things that you can spend more time looking for the next great thing when you should be jumping in and focusing on one thing.

      If you can't afford the War Room just yet look for some of the hot or large threads on the main board and see what others are saying about some of the WSOs offered up. It takes some looking but there are some WSOs that are fantastic. It sure beats blindly giving out your email for every offer that looks good on the surface.
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  • Profile picture of the author elvisA
    i like how everyone is plugging in the war room! lol

    yea OP if you want to succeed, instead of filling your hard drive with a lot of useless stuff i suggest you invest in the VIP section here or at any other forum that you frequent.

    there is a lot of gifted people in this "special" rooms that will help farther then the next WSOD!

    elvis
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Rule number one in this business.

    Dont chase BSO (bright shiny objects)
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    • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Rule number one in this business.

      Dont chase BSO (bright shiny objects)
      Well, you can leave the "O" out and would make sense as well.
      Just sayin..
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