1) Warrior A (with significant post count - someone "we can trust"!) launches WSO with great sales letter - but a sharp-eyed Warrior notes that those income bars on the Clickbank screen shot don't match up - yup - income has been falsified!
2) Another sharp eyed Warrior spots the site/product from above WSO being sold in the Marketplace at another well known forum......
3) Warriors post here and at the other Marketplace - PMs Warrior A at both locations. Posts and PMs are ignored....WSO is DELETED by Warrior A....posts at Marketplace DELETED by Warrior A.....there goes the possibility that 'something happened' and Warrior A just hasn't had time to come back and respond and clear up the mess.....he is NOT lying in a ditch somewhere.
I have received PMs that there were 'issues' with his last WSO - and refund requests were ignored then, just as now.
And here is the point I want to make: I am 54 years old. I have been in sales since I was 16 years old - started out as the sales manager for my high school newsletter. I have been in a very tough competitive niche - payment processing - for more than 20 years, and I am EXTREMELY successful. I made the transition in the industry from offline to online and not many of my generation were able to do that.
I have clients that have been with me for more than 15 years and in this business - that just doesn't happen. I have had processors go out of business overnight, owing clients HUGE amounts of money - but I was able to salvage my relationships with my clients, in spite of some very ugly situations, because I always try my best to do the right thing for my clients. ALWAYS!
I have always believed that I really have only ONE product - my personal integrity. Everything else, as far as I am concerned, is an 'add-on'. My clients know this. They know that I put their well being at the top of my priority list, and in turn - my business is well cared for as well.
The world is a very small place these days. I have clients in virtually every major city in the world - and your reputation follows you everywhere. Yesterday, for example, a new client called from Australia - referred by a client from South Africa that he met at a conference in Amsterdam......now THAT is a global reach, folks.
Deleting a few posts, getting rid of a WSO means nothing. It's still out there somewhere - waiting to pop up when you least expect it.
Once you lose your integrity - you lose everything. That $20 you made today is nothing compared to the time it takes to rebuild your reputation - if you ever can.
I don't know what is going on in this person's life - perhaps something so desperate that he has had to resort to such measures, but to me - this is simply sad. Yes, I know it's dishonest, but it's also heartbreaking to see someone that apparently has some good knowledge (based on past posts, thanks you's etc) throw it all away for a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars - small change compared to the long-term value of a good reputation.
My honest hope is that he will see this post - and make an attempt to get back on the right path again.