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Complaint Review: Evelyn Baz from Begin at Zero Has Created a Fake Blog -

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  • Reported By: Jamie — Kansas City Missouri USA
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Begin at Zero, Evelyn Baz posts lies about other successful marketers and companies hoping to gain attention to her program Wealthy Affiliate.  She is apart of the "ring of fake bloggers" who share each others fake reviews to dominate the search engines for those company names.   When people search for those company names, they show up on the first page of Google.   That traffic then sees a fake blog post and a portion of them signup for the program called Wealthy Affiliate.  When you write a fake blog post to steal the SEO for the other companies, that's fraud my dear. 

 

If you have been a victim of this, please contact the FBI and the FTC.  We would like to get these scammers off the internet ASAP.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/29/2016 08:51 PM and is a permanent record located here: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/evelyn-baz-from-begin-at-zero-has-created-a-fake-blog/evelyn-baz-from-begin-at-zero-has-created-a-fake-blog-evelyn-baz-wealthy-affiliate-evely-1302734. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year. Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content

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#8 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Wealthy Affiliate Evelyn Baz Runs a Fake Review Site

AUTHOR: Kevin - (United States)

POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Evelyn Baz just posted another fake review.  If you're following the Wealthy Affiliate scammer - you will see that she goes after the little guys - the smaller entrepreneurs who are trying to run their business.   She ranks for their keyword & then she writes flaming reviews pretending that she is doing business with them.

>>She pretends that she tried out the program.

>>She pretends to have business with them.

>>Sometimes she will even pay and get a refund just to steal their propiertary info.

WHEN her only purpose is to slander them & trick the search engines so she siphons off the traffic so they hit her affiliate link for a bogus blogging scam.

She will try to devalue what they are doing... try to demean them and say they are charging too much while diverting them to a monthly fee that goes on forever.    

She will tear others down - put a value on others - and then trick the search engines to get their traffic.

THAT IS THE LOWESET FORM OF MARKETING ONLINE TODAY!  It's not a real business and she is positioning as starting your own biz.... it's NOT.  You are lying to your readers - deceiving the search engines for a referral commmission from Wealthy Affiliate.

ALL HAVE LOST IN COURT!  

Keep that in mind. They have lost in court.

Digital snake oil. What a load of lies and garbage, disparaging people you've never met so you can make a dishonest buck. I despise so-called experts who prey on small business owners and entrepreneurs by offering "secrets" to performing any business task. I get especially annoyed when they play the card of "don't listen to industry professionals, because they don't know what they are doing. Only I know all the good secrets." 

It's a scam, con-artistry in a bottle, and anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows to reject this crass and predatory style of self-help treachery.

It's unfortunate that people feel it necessary to ma rket their business by insulting and demeaning others.

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#7 Author of original report

Evelyn Baz Creates Fake Wealthy Affiliate Review Blog to Get Kickbacks

AUTHOR: Jamie - (United States)

POSTED: Monday, July 02, 2018

Evelyn Baz is a rep for Wealthy Affiliate.  I just did a simple google search and found her scam after signing up with her last year.  

I went back to see if the scam was real and here's how she got me:

1.  She posted a review for stuffing envelopes.  I actually had a little side job stuffing envelopes which would pay me $2 per envelope.  I was making about $100 per day and working 2 hours per day.  No big deal.

When I searched her out - she came up saying that the stuffing envelopes was a scam.  

 

2.  She said to try her program out so I did.  I paid a monthly fee to Wealthy Affiliate which I later found out that she got a monthly residual kickback from my original signup.     I did not know this at the time.

3.  Then, they told me to set up a blog and buy hosting and buy a theme and buy plugins to trick the search engines.  

4.  Then, they told me to comment on other wealthy affiliate blogs so we lift each other up. That was a red flag because what was happening is that they wanted us all to write negative info on other companies and then trick the search engines to pass off our info as real.  That's probably illegal.

5.  Then, we all work together to lift each other up and get commissions from wealthy affiliate.

 

So she posted a negative review which got me to click on her site and then she directed me to click on her affiliate link without telling me and then she told me to get the same website going so I could do the same.

Wait? What?

I have to post negative information - trick the search engines - give out the link to the team so I can bump in the search engines for every marketing company out there that I have not tried or had experience with... what? Wait?

That is a real scam and if you  Google Begin at Zero Evelyn Baz or Evelyn Baz Ripoff Report you will see other victims .. many victims who know about this scam.    Report it to the FTC because they just lost in court for doing this and you can get your money back plus damages.

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#6 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Evelyn Tried to SEO Her Response and Failed

AUTHOR: Audrey - (United States)

POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Another example of her SEO tactics is to respond to her ripoff reports on her blog?

WHY?

Because she has stuffed it with keywords and images and tried to make it a cornerstone post to push the Ripoff Report down to cover up anyone searching her name.  Since I paid $7200 for the training, I can easily see what she did.

She is trying again to cover up / push down her ripoff report by posting images & tagging the images for her and her fake blog.

But the reality is that all her scheme has been detailed out step by step by people who have fallen for this con.

 

Evelyn has conned everyone.  While she seems genuine - most con men come across as caring - until you dig a little deeper and realize that she's harming others businesses & tricking the search engines to rank for the smaller companies and the smaller people working from home.  I just saw a post where she specifically attacks a company WHILE also claiming that she never was a customer or didn't know anything about that company.  

 

It is truly bizaar how anyone could still fall for this scheme.  

A fake blog post to trick search engines to redirect THEIR traffic to your affiliate link is illegal.  That's why I deleted my blog & apologized profusely.

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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Evelyn Baz scammed me too with her wealthy affiliate scam.

AUTHOR: Jeffrey - (Afghanistan)

POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Five years ago I fell for Evelyn Baz and her scheme.  It really does work exactly as you state.  They told me to read other reviews & then take excerpts from them to create my own review.  I realized that after a few that I was being very dishonest.

Because I didn't try out the service & was passing off a review like I had.  I was passing off the review like I had done business or knew what the other company was doing when I had given less than 30 minutes of my time and spent zero dollars there. So I really did have zero experience with the company.  

For example one person is a facebook advertiser and manages people's facebook accounts.  She took screenshots and graphics from that company and claimed that the traffic was bogus and her way is the only way which is trick the search engines and work for five years for free search engine traffic which became a lot of work for me.  Then, she proceeded to tell others not to do business with the company.  Then, she gave her affiliate link to wealthy affiliate.

The problem was - she just messed up some person's business and actually caused people to shy away from that company for what reason?  To get an affiliate commission from that traffic.  

Can you believe that?  She actually steered clients away from doing business with another business because she wanted the affiliate commission... wow.  

They told me that it was easy traffic because most individuals who work from home have low competition for their own name and you can easily be number one or two for that term by stuffing keywords on your post and image.

Easy come, easy go.

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#4 Author of original report

Evelyn Baz with Begin at Zero - Investigated for Fraud

AUTHOR: Jamie - (United States)

POSTED: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Evelyn Baz is an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate which just lost in court for defrauding people by creating fake reviews.  

 

Evelyn is the ring leader behind these fake reviews and the scam works like this:

 

1.  Let's say there's a company or service like "building websites" or "blog training".

 

2.  She will take a few companies and create bogus reviews saying that she "tried" out the company or the company scammed her when she really has given that site about 7 minutes of her time.

 

3.  She also copies other people's reviews and passes them off as her own (another illegal tactic)

 

Then, she tricks the search engines to thinking that her post is a real experience with the company to steal that company's traffic.

 

That is also illegal.

 

Then, she says go through her affiliate link (which she doesn't disclose) and she gets a small kickback from Wealthy Affiliate who just lose in court and have to pay damages to one company who just won.

If you're a victim of this scam, please contact an attorney - it's an easy shut and close case since all the work as been done for this win.

 

Then, she claims that it's her opinion but guess what darling, your opinion written down that hurts another company is called LIBEL...  

When you write down false comments that hurts another business you are libel for damages... I hope they lock you up too!

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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Please Report to FTC and FBI

AUTHOR: Jeffrey - (Afghanistan)

POSTED: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

If you are a victim of this fraud, please report it immediately to the FTC and the FBI.

Now that Congress is going after fake blogs and fake news sites who influenced the election in 2016, they are no longer being lenient on these fake blogs.  

If you are a victim where there is even one false information on a review for your company or yourself, then you have rights.  Fake news sites should not be able to get away with this scam.

When someone writes a fake article which means that they claim to try out a service or they are giving an honest review of a product or company but instead they fill it up with false info & insinuations that aren't true... while also teaching others how to trick the search engines into ranking your article and your website for that keyword, then this is illegal.

Please report YOUR article to the FBI

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#2 Author of original report

Owner's Rebuttal is Not Proof

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POSTED: Saturday, September 23, 2017

I see the owner has tried to rebuttal this and failed miserably.

 

1.  What she is claiming is that she is entitled to "her opinion" and that's simply not true when you look at her scam.

 

For example, if someone is breaking the law, they are entitled to their opinion BUT also still going to jail for breaking the law.  In my opinion, I wasn't speeding - well, tell it to the judge.  You can have an opinion, but if you're making up fake info or false info to get ranked by search engines to divert traffic to your blog to get a commission - that's fraud!

 

2. Second - 

The scam is easy to spot.  If she is stealing the SEO for other companies (by claiming that she was a victim or she was a customer - that's false info).   She is using those companies images, logos and copyrighted info.

>>> She may have fair use claim.

 

3. However, the fair use claim falls apart when you are doing it to deceive your readers & collect a kickback commission.

The scam works like this:

Stuff the blog post with as many keywords as you can with as much bs as you can to deceive the SEO.  The majority of the time she IS not a customer of the reviews.  She has NOT tried out the product or service she is reviewing.  She is SOLELY using this to deceive the search engines.

When that traffic is diverted from the search engines - and a portion will buy through her Wealthy Affilaite kickback link. She gets paid 40% if you signup.  

AKA FRAUD SCHEME!  

 

It's a fraudulent scheme because the info that she puts down is fake info (I went through and found at least one false statement on each review) and can clearly see that she's using other people's logos and she hides behind Sucuri.net's firewall so they protect her IP  and ISP and hosting provider for the FTC and lawyers who are trying to serve her papers.

So once again, the scam works like this:

See what company or service is getting traffic.. write a complete bogus review on how that company scammed her out of her hard working money... use their logos and pictures and trick the search engines to rank her articles for that company.  Voila' - direct traffic for that company to her article and get paid the kickback. AKA fraudulent scheme

If you are a victim please write your attorney general, report it to the FTC and FBI because we have to get these ring of fake bloggers off the internet.  Now that our elections are being influenced by a similar ring of fake info - these scammers are no different.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

My Rebuttal

AUTHOR: Evelyn - (USA)

POSTED: Sunday, May 29, 2016
This is Evelyn From Begin At Zero

 

I tried to place my rebuttal in here. Apparently, Ripoff Report makes it a little difficult to add images. 

 

No, I don't want to email Ripoff Report to add the images, I feel more comfortable knowing that I myself  implemented my full rebuttal properly.

 

For anyone who wants to read my rebuttal, you can go to my website and read it there. I do apologise for that.

 

Evelyn owner of Begin At Zero
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