Report: #1277041

Complaint Review: Wealthy Affiliate

  • Submitted: Wed, December 30, 2015
  • Updated: Fri, July 22, 2016
  • Reported By: John — WashingtonDC Texas United States of America
  • Wealthy Affiliate

    Internet
    USA

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Wealthy Affiliate is the biggest con on Earth right now, and I just got wind that the FTC, FBI are now investigating this massive fraud.

The way Wealthy Affiliate works is this:

 

>>You signup for a "free" training center to learn internet marketing.  You MUST setup a website and create a fake review directing people to your Wealthy Affiliate - affiliate link.

Right from the start, there is fraud on Day #1 for everyone involved.  When you create a fake blog post with the sole purpose of getting people to click your affiliate link, you've committed fraud from the start.

 

>>Then to take it further, you create FAKE reviews of every program out there using our SEO template.  That way - you steal the s****.. [continued below]....

.....

Continueing the fraud, you now have everyone creating FAKE reviews (because newbies and beginners have no clue about each program but they can easily copy/paste and fill in the blanks on each program).  They create a FAKE review leading people to Wealthy Affiliate link.

 

So the scam works like this:

Steal the SEO of legit companies and legit programs by saying that they are scams.  Company Name Scam - example.

 

Right?

The newbies and beginners will screenshot members area and use logos illegally ... and make up the review.  Most of it's made up on the spot because they spend a whole four minutes checking out the company.   

LOL

 

So naturally, if you spend four minutes grabbing logos and screenshots, then you must be an expert on that company and their service.   

Here's where they cross the line and probably will be going to jail or paying hefty fines:

 

>>>The terms on most of these membership sites say that they CANNOT republish the inside without their permission.  So ANYONE who signs and shares logos and screenshots is already in violation of their terms.

 

BUT they defend that by saying that they have fair use because of the review.

 

That's where they are mistaken again because these are FAKE reviews.  You can't give an honest review of a program by spending four minutes stealing graphics and logos and creating the same review for each program FOR THE SOLO PURPOSE of stealing the SEO and visitors to click on your affiliate link.

That's fraud.


ANY WEALTHY AFFILIATE WHO IS DOING THIS WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW!  THE FTC AND FBI ARE INVESTIGATING THIS - PLEASE GO BACK AND REVIEW ANY PAST INFO!

 

>>>Let me review:

 

Wealthy Affiliate is the number one scam out there and the owners will be go to jail for this.

When you create a fake review for stealing SEO traffic for the sole purpose of making money through your affiliate link, then you have committed a series of crimes:

SEO FRAUD

INTERNET FRAUD

EMBEZZLEMENT

MONEY LAUNDERING

These all fall into the category of what wealthy affiliate is doing...

 

Creating fake review sites...

Fraudulent SEO traffic...

Deceive users...

to make money...

 

That's the truth!  It's out there... may you rot in jail, Kyle and Wealthy Affiliate affiliates. 

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#1 Consumer Comment

Regarding Complaint about Wealthy Affiliate

AUTHOR: Wendy - (USA)

I disagree with the person who wrote this complaint about Wealthy Affiliate and Kyle. I was a member of Wealthy Affiliate for over a year and we were never told to write fake reviews. We were encouraged to find our niche and build our own websites so that we could make money or write blogs on things that we were interested in or had a passion for . I made some very good friends through Wealthy Affiliates some of whom I am still friends with today. The only reason I did not continue on was because I became ill and I could not dedicate the time I needed to continue with my website. Wealthy Affiliate is an honest company so whoever you are, you are wrong.

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#2 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: captdennis - (USA)

I am amazed at this complaint. For one thing no one is required to do anything in particular at Wealthy Affiliate. Especially write a fake review. If you had done more than what you are accusing the memebers of WA doing like take some of the training you would see that you are encouraged to do more than just steal images and write a fake review of other companies. Members are free to review indepently whatever site they want and many write favorable reviews of many other programs. Members are encouraged to try out other programs before writing reviews. Members are schooled in copyright laws pertaining to images and such also, so those claims are off the wall. It seems the writer of this complaint is just a whiner! Wealthy Affiliate members are encouraged to create websites in a NICHE that is a passion of theirs and pursue an internet career. It is NOT a scam by any means!

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#3 Author of original report

Evelyn Baz from Begin at Zero is Apart of This Scam

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Evelyn Baz from Begin at Zero is apart of this scam right now.  She has a "FLOG" which stands for fake blog.  This is the exact scam that she runs from there.  I hope the FBI gets here as well.  

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#4 Author of original report

Tasos Perte Tzortzis Creates Fake Review Site to Sell Wealthy Affiliate

AUTHOR: - ()

Wealthy Affiliate is the biggest con on Earth right now, and I just got wind that the FTC, FBI are now investigating this massive fraud.

 

Tasos Perte Tzortzis created a fake review site at:


http://webmarketsupport.com/tag/scams/

The way http://truthaboutonlinemarketing.com/ and Tasos Perte Tzortzis http://webmarketsupport.com/tag/scams/ scam works is this: 

>>You signup for a "free" training center to learn internet marketing. You MUST setup a website and create a fake review directing people to your Wealthy Affiliate - affiliate link.

Right from the start, there is fraud on Day #1 for everyone involved. When you create a fake blog post with the sole purpose of getting people to click your affiliate link, you've committed fraud from the start.

 

>>Then to take it further, you create FAKE reviews of every program out there using our SEO template. That way - you steal the s****.>

Continueing the fraud, you now have everyone creating FAKE reviews (because newbies and beginners have no clue about each program but they can easily copy/paste and fill in the blanks on each program). They create a FAKE review leading people to Wealthy Affiliate link.

 

So the scam works like this:

Steal the SEO of legit companies and legit programs by saying that they are scams. Company Name Scam - example.

 

Right?

The newbies and beginners will screenshot members area and use logos illegally ... and make up the review. Most of it's made up on the spot because they spend a whole four minutes checking out the company.

LOL

 

So naturally, if you spend four minutes grabbing logos and screenshots, then you must be an expert on that company and their service.

Here's where they cross the line and probably will be going to jail or paying hefty fines:

 

>>>The terms on most of these membership sites say that they CANNOT republish the inside without their permission. So ANYONE who signs and shares logos and screenshots is already in violation of their terms.

 

BUT they defend that by saying that they have fair use because of the review.

 

That's where they are mistaken again because these are FAKE reviews. You can't give an honest review of a program by spending four minutes stealing graphics and logos and creating the same review for each program FOR THE SOLO PURPOSE of stealing the SEO and visitors to click on your affiliate link.

That's fraud.


ANY WEALTHY AFFILIATE WHO IS DOING THIS WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW! THE FTC AND FBI ARE INVESTIGATING THIS - PLEASE GO BACK AND REVIEW ANY PAST INFO!

 

>>>Let me review:

 

Wealthy Affiliate is the number one scam out there and the owners will be go to jail for this.

When you create a fake review for stealing SEO traffic for the sole purpose of making money through your affiliate link, then you have committed a series of crimes:

SEO FRAUD

INTERNET FRAUD

EMBEZZLEMENT

MONEY LAUNDERING

These all fall into the category of what wealthy affiliate is doing...

 

Creating fake review sites...

Fraudulent SEO traffic...

Deceive users...

to make money...

 

That's the truth! It's out there... may you rot in jail, Kyle and Wealthy Affiliate affiliates.

Now MOBE is suing Wealthy Affiliate for creating these fake reviews & if you have been a victim (which means that anyone who has created a fake review site for the purpose of pimping an affiliate link has been defrauded) - then please let me know.  I'm putting a class action lawsuit together against every single Wealthy Affiliate affiliate.

 

EVERY SINGLE ONE! 

 

Thanks!
John Dupont

 

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