The Best Internet Marketing Scam EVER! Netted Over $50 Million!

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Roswell Slides Debacle: "The Public Deserves a Financial Accounting"

In case you guys missed it, the most successful internet marketing scam EVER was pulled off earlier this month and the haul was over $50 million dollars.

It all began when a couple of Kodak Kodachrome slides were found in a collection of slides from a deceased elderly couple. The couple were professionals in law and geology and traveled extensively. They took great pics of vacation spots, celebrities and odd artifacts. In this case, they took two pictures of a strange, small body in a glass case.

The slides were dated to between the late 1930s and 1940s. The slides then came into the possession of a few chaps who decided the body in the picture was that of a space alien from the Roswell UFO Incident of 1947. There was not one shred of evidence that the body was alien, nor that it was connected to that event, but the slides were promoted as such.

Now here's how the guys made a killing using the internet and internet marketing.

They got a television producer from Mexico. A very famous producer, a genius at putting together documentaries and public events. They then called in a bunch of UFO experts and other scientists to state that the body was alien. They took this info and put together a promotional package using websites, social media, Facebook, Twitter, television, radio, to promote that they would hold a LIVE event on May 5 in Mexico City, and that event would be streamed over the web for a price of $20 a pop. The event was held in an auditorium in Mexico City that holds 7,000 people and they charged them like $350 a head.

The UFO community never got a chance to see hi-res images of the slides to do further analysis, so everyone was curious, (except yours truly here who smelled a rat from the beginning), and the event and streaming went on. An estimated 2.5 to 3 million people around the world paid to watch this 5 hour event. That's well over $50 million!!!

Now for the kicker.

The next day, the group released a hi-res image of the slides and we went to work examining them. Lo and behold, a placard in the bottom right of the image was blurry so I and others used de-blurring software to decipher it.

Turns out the body in the case is the mummy of a 3 year old boy.

Well, the sh*tstorm hit. For some reason these promoters and scientists didn't take the time to use de-blurring software, which is FREE, mind you during their 2 year investigation. The whole thing came apart and two of the participants issued apologies.

No refunds!

Because the event took place in Mexico City, no refunds are available! Nobody in that country is going to obey any form of ethical conduct, so these guys got away scott free, using bs hype, social media, and streaming technology.

The scam was so slick, now other marketers are running around trying to find mysterious stuff to stream at pay-per-view prices.

You've got to hand it to these guys. They knew their routine down to the last digit. Skirted law enforcement and can take that money and 10x it in a matter of months.

Now THAT'S internet marketing for ya.
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  • Profile picture of the author Houlian
    You wouldn't believe how much money some of the best cons can get out of people. It happens a lot more often than you would think. Interesting story! Thank god I'm not into UFOs -- so I wouldn't have had to worry anyway! You are a great copywriter!
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolasmd2112
    I honestly don't know what drives people these days to knowingly scam the sh*t out of people. It makes me pretty mad. But, in all truthfulness, you have to hand it to these fakers.

    They were able to pull off one of the most profitable scams ever AND get away without any consequences.
    It's a crap load of money that only cost them years of bullsh*t and some top notch endorsements & publishers, so good job i guess.
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    • Profile picture of the author taxtorpedo
      EvolBaby:

      Interesting story, but I have strong objection to your title:
      The Best Internet Marketing Scam EVER! Netted Over $50 Million!

      If you titled it
      The WORST Internet Marketing Scam EVER! Netted Over $50 Million!

      . . .that would be more appropriate.
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      • Profile picture of the author EvolBaby
        Originally Posted by taxtorpedo View Post

        EvolBaby:

        Interesting story, but I have strong objection to your title:
        The Best Internet Marketing Scam EVER! Netted Over $50 Million!

        If you titled it
        The WORST Internet Marketing Scam EVER! Netted Over $50 Million!

        . . .that would be more appropriate.
        I get you, but I still say 'best' because they got away with it and bypassed every safeguard to prevent it.

        I know the chief promoter, Jaime Maussan. He's one of the biggest media men in the entire Hispanic world. He's been investigating UFOs for 20 years or more now. These guys knew that those slides wouldn't pass muster and didn't reveal them until after the event, which we then quickly uncovered the truth.

        This is why so many top UFOlogists didn't take part in the event. They knew something fishy was going on. The UFOlogy field is rife with fighting like no other field of study. You can't have a discussion without a fight breaking out.

        These guys bypassed safeguards from the UFOlogy community, government, law enforcement, trade. It's sheer slickness calls for scrutiny by internet marketers who can see how profitable it became and might be tooled for other venues, more honest ones though.
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    • Profile picture of the author EvolBaby
      Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

      I honestly don't know what drives people these days to knowingly scam the sh*t out of people. It makes me pretty mad. But, in all truthfulness, you have to hand it to these fakers.

      They were able to pull off one of the most profitable scams ever AND get away without any consequences.
      It's a crap load of money that only cost them years of bullsh*t and some top notch endorsements & publishers, so good job i guess.
      You hit the nail right on the head!

      We in internet marketing know the game.

      These guys brought in that much money from the live streaming feed alone. That money went to Mexico, outside of U.S. jurisdiction. Because this venue wasn't a tangible object, nor a service, refunds are next to impossible. People who tried to cancel their credit card purchase after the event couldn't because they partook of the event.

      These dudes planned this out better than the Luftansa heist of the 1970s. Just think of how this now works. They put the money in an account or several accounts outside of the U.S.. That much money appears as solid collateral. With $50 million in collateral earning anywhere from 4-10% if lucky, credit lines of 100-150% could be issued from a dozen or so financial institutions. That's a wild guess of a potential $500 million in available capital. Re-invested in a high yield or even low yield, and you're looking at profit turning over and over again. Since it's Mexico, invested in crime like dope and you're looking at massive profits in hard cash. No one is going to ask questions. There's enough money to grease the palms of every official from the President of Mexico to the mayor of Munchkin Land.

      This model of marketing is going to expand. I work in the paranormal investigation field. I've seen it all. Know all the players. This subject matter is HUGE and only a rare few in the field make any significant money. They don't know how to market online. If they had read just a few days of posts on Warrior Forum, they would have seen the light of day.

      Now we're in the age where internet marketing and the paranormal have met head to head and paid off HUGE.

      If these guys got away with this much money using two old slides, just think of how much others, who do have far better solid evidence can make with the same venue? It will be tougher, but believe you me, right now there are people in government and in the public who have tons of great evidence and proof regarding UFOs, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, and anything else spooky you can dream up, and they're chomping at the bit to see if they can haul in this much cash for only 5 hours of work.

      I'm betting intelligence community people who are under secrecy oaths are thinking twice considering how much they could haul in by spilling the beans.

      This is going to be good to watch and follow.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by EvolBaby View Post

        People who tried to cancel their credit card purchase after the event couldn't because they partook of the event.
        Y'know, it really comes down to this one point. Was the scam unethical? Sure. But illegal? I'm not so sure. People paid $20 to see five hours of video about an Unidentified Object. It sounds like they received five hours of video about an Unidentified Object. Then it was Identified. Sounds to me like they got exactly what they paid for.
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        • Profile picture of the author EvolBaby
          Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

          Y'know, it really comes down to this one point. Was the scam unethical? Sure. But illegal? I'm not so sure. People paid $20 to see five hours of video about an Unidentified Object. It sounds like they received five hours of video about an Unidentified Object. Then it was Identified. Sounds to me like they got exactly what they paid for.
          Exactly! Glad someone else sees how this works.

          That's why the streaming venue couldn't offer a refund EXCEPT for technical problems on their end.

          btw, your plugin looks good!
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          • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
            Originally Posted by EvolBaby View Post

            btw, your plugin looks good!
            Thank you, Greg. I just sent you an email with more details. Looking forward to seeing you join soon!
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    What goes around comes around. They will be abducted soon.
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      Originally Posted by im1217 View Post

      What goes around comes around. They will be abducted soon.
      LOL! Thanks for the laugh. That's a good one.

      And I'll add that they just have themselves to blame for the abduction.

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    • Profile picture of the author EvolBaby
      Originally Posted by im1217 View Post

      What goes around comes around. They will be abducted soon.
      Knowing these guys, if they ever got abducted, they'd bring along a camera, charge admission.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by im1217 View Post

      What goes around comes around. They will be abducted soon.
      And anally probed.

      Cheers. - Frank
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by im1217 View Post

      What goes around comes around. They will be abducted soon.
      It's Mexico so that's a real possibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    There's a sucker...I mean 2.5 to 3 million suckers born every minute.

    Some people really have no life at all, beyond their tiny, little minds.
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    • Profile picture of the author EvolBaby
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      There's a sucker...I mean 2.5 to 3 million suckers born every minute.

      Some people really have no life at all, beyond their tiny, little minds.
      What it shows is that the old ways still work.

      Find what people are fascinated with that has a mystery attached to it and feed them info on it. You'll have them eating out of your hands.

      It's like many WSOs. You look at what people are interested in, need information about it, and then put together a package and sell it to them.

      Knowing what people want and don't/can't have, is half the battle. Going into action on it is the other half.
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      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      There's a sucker...I mean 2.5 to 3 million suckers born every minute.

      Some people really have no life at all, beyond their tiny, little minds.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Really it's just entertainment, not much different than paying $20 for a 1.5 hour movie at the local movie theater.

    Freak shows aren't exactly new. People have always paid money to see BS.
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  • Profile picture of the author MktrChic
    Oh wow. Damn so reading this these guys just made that much and got away with it?
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