Report: #1166794

Complaint Review: Affiliate Traffic Jam / Facebook Traffic Jam

  • Submitted: Fri, August 01, 2014
  • Updated: Fri, August 01, 2014
  • Reported By: Alert Alert !!!!! — Alabama
  • Affiliate Traffic Jam / Facebook Traffic Jam


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Making money through Facebook may seem like a smart idea in the world for internet marketers and online business owners. Through advertising, entrepreneurs are taking their product or service to the top social media, banking on its popularity and incredibly wide audience reach.

Facebook Traffic Jam, a program that leverages paid Facebook Traffic claims to explode the profits of any business using this technique. FBTJ, also known as Trail Blazer Marketing, Bad a*s Media and Affiliate Traffic Jam teaches members how to advertise on Facebook and run those profitable ads with others in the group.

According to former members, "We believe that if given the choice of continuing with a partial refund of their money or continuing with the program of the 100+ members in the group, 80% of them would leave. The campaigns were not only ineffective; it also yielded zero usable Facebook Advertising account for many of its members."

Based on the technical aspects of the program, student who are unaware of what a proxy server is or even what virtual private servers are, will have to learn about these technologies. Through these technologies users can create new Facebook accounts using different IP addresses, something that is required because without an ad account, there is no chance of running any campaigns.

One student, who uses the name "Liam", joined the FBTJ program in early 2014, and waited until the release of the second ad campaign. He had paid the first of three payments amounting to $3,000 that he signed up for, having been promised to run "proven profitable Facebook ads" with others in the group. The ad spend paid to Facebook is reimbursed by the company and the profit was supposed to be split 50/50.

"I was told I would probably be making $300-500/day after maybe a few weeks," said Liam. "Their sales guy is a good talker by saying, 'we all know of people who are making good money running ads on Facebook'. I felt that this was a chance to learn how it's done."

When asked about the results, Liam said, "Months later, there were absolutely none of those benefits promised for my investment; instead, I, as well as others in the group, were stunned to learn that the campaign shut down their Facebook ad manager accounts."

"The tactics and strategies used by this group are questionable to put it very moderately," he said. "Their advertising technique is staunchly against Facebook's advertising policy. The result of using these tactics will result in Facebook permanently disabling an ads account - and it is impossible to run paid traffic with an account that is shut down by Facebook."

The FBTJ package also said members will be getting 8 training calls, but Mr. Liam never had any one-on-one training. Strangely enough, despite the problems, FBTJ continued to sign up new members and recruited people in the groups to become coaches.

Liam had made his sentiments known to the FBTJ team, but to no avail. With further research, he later found out that the company in question also has FTC complaints filed against them by people who are trying to protect others.

"I am not sure if this has reached a level that I would call a "scam" but I would certainly label this as a good idea gone bad," he said. "I have no confidence in their ability to help me make money if I continued (I would have to be paid in full additional $6K payment to proceed with them). It would be just a bigger loss" said Liam.

According to other sources within the group, the latest idea since many of the campaigns brought to the table were paused within days is for its current students to start promoting this course to unsuspecting people within the Facebook community.

However in light of the disappointing results of the program, Liam does agree that entire training will teach students how to run traffic, learn how to setup campaigns the right way and how to optimize and expand. But that is not what most of the current members signed up for.

"Students were promised profitable campaigns, and only a small number of students, like 3 or 5 out of 100 members, most likely made money before the campaigns were finally shut down by Facebook or by the principals of this group," said Liam. "If facebook training is what you're looking for, there are many other courses available that are being released weekly. These courses will also teach you what you need. We hope that other will learn from the mistakes we experienced," said Liam.

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#1 Author of original report


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You still have the same attitude and I hope that we are able to save some people money.  Dont get me wrong, you understand how to drive traffic, but teaching people how is something that didnt work.  Can you honestly say that ok 70% of the students in your course made more money than they put in?  Can you answer that?  You may have needed to have a talk with your sales guy, but he sure as hell told many of us in the group that we would at least make our money back. 

This will be my last post, whoever wants to invest your hard earned money with Jon thats on you, I have informed you off all I can at this time.  Dont say you weren't warned when he starts to blame the lander or that your doing something wrong.


HAPPY 2016

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Ok, show me the proof

AUTHOR: Jon - (United States of America)



Again, this looks like a generic press release or something similar, but if you actually had an experience with me, then post that experience with your name, what you paid and more importantly what you DID to implement the strategies taught to you.


I would love to see the "Proof" of you "losing big".  


I think that my reputation speaks for itself with regards to the many people I have helped.


Stand up and show your results and all the money lost implementing what I taught you.


Also, I would love information on the FTC "compliants" you have.  There are none.


So, your next rebuttel, if you are legit will have links to your records of losing money specifically with my teachings and an additional link showing your false claim of FTC complaints.



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#3 Author of original report

Still the Same Ole Jon

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This report wasnt filed by your competitors.  I was filed by a couple of your students who lost big on you.  Even up to this day you have students who lost thousands on what you thought.  We all know that not all things work out, but to this day you refuse to take ownership that you made money on your students and when they started to complain you kicked them out of the group.  We remember a situation where one student voiced his opinion and asked a simple question "Has anyone made money doing what is being taught?"  you guys kicked him out of the group for asking that one questions.

Do you really want to post reviews on your linkedIN profile.  Maybe we should get all that entire group together and post on here.  Better yet here is an update of other students you ripped off

Now this is recent.  Now you can continue to believe its your competitors who posted this.  Trust us in the near future you will meet everyone who lost major money with you.  

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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Ghost Attack

AUTHOR: Jon - (United States of America)

This seems to be an article written by a competitor to slander myself and business partner Kyle Bell.  There is no name attached and no proof as to the acqusations in the report.

Here is my linkden profile with testimonials

These are great marketers and my reputation for teaching and consulting with some of the top individuals in the industry continues to thrive.

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