REFRESH to rotate MAAMAW'S CLICKY NOTES thru this space..... Timely Tips, Best of the Boards & More

You'll find great information in this "Read Only" Archive, but remember..... things change.
Be sure to visit the Current Message Board when you're finished here.

We're very friendly, so don't be shy... just jump right in and post your question.
Scams outnumber legitimate biz ops about a bzillion to one, so it's well worth your time.

| View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg |

FIB - Scams 101 - Ye Olde Archives

Not a scam, but...

Posted By: Bloooooooooooooto
Friday, 7 April 2006, at 2:41 a.m.

In Response To: Is therichjerk a scam?? (RCL)

The problem is that it all depends who you are and what you know. I agree that they way the jerk and MANY others market their stuff is less-than-ethical IMHO. I hear you that they should be more up front, but the thing is that the rich jerk does say (or at least said) that the book isn't for anyone who already knows it all. But he does make it seem like everything is so easy such that you could make money tomorrow. Fact is, none of it is really like that (especially if you are a newbie - which is the main target market for these types if internet marketers like the rich jerk.

Personally, I have read the ebook and I did find 2 sort of new things in it that I didn't ever really even remotely try or check out in the past. However, I heard of everything in the ebook. But I can see how it might help others who know nothing at all about any of the techniques He mentioned. Everything he suggest CAN in fact be used to make money (and a lot of it, too) if you know what you are doing. He gives no instructions. He just tells you what he does. Well, he might give some instructions (been a while since I read the ebook) but nothing to get excited over. I would never touch one of the "marketing/SEO" techniques he suggests, but I know for a fact that it is done by many and many are successful at it. Nothing new, but definitely not used by all and it's not for everyone.

The only part I have issue with is at the end. He suggests getting into HYIPs (or whatever you call them). I don't know anything about HYIPs but I can tell you that they are not very safe (and from what I hear, that is an understatement). Funny, because every other suggestion is definitely legit (even if some of it may be black hat). But to suggest HYIPs? That's insane, I think.

He definitely knows who his main target market is - the Sucker. As many IMer do. Suckers is the market with the money in this "business".

Would I suggest buying it? Only through my affiliate link. LOL. Just kidding. Well, I would say yes if you realize before you even buy it that these IMers are all hypers. He hypes everything up but that doesn't mean that the info is bad. In fact, I would say that it is actually one of the top 10 most useful ebooks out there today. I have read many and there are many more I have not read. There are a lot. Top 10 is very good.

But if you think you are going to buy an ebook that is going to tell you of a system or a technique that is going to make you money yesterday with little effort and extensive instructions, forget it, you will be disappointed.

So is ti a scam? Nope.

Are you going to have a good shot at becoming a "rich jerk" after you read the ebook? Not likely. It;s not even guaranteed if you actually implement the suggestions. in fact, one thing is for sure, you will lose money as everything suggested requires at least some money to start it up. But just because you do what needs to be done and just because others make money on it, that is no guarantee that you will, ever. And that is the harsh reality IMers will never tell you, except in their legal statements - which don;t do much because people are conditioned to just shrug those off as a 'necessary evil' that means nothing.


> While it might not be a scam. However, It's garbage. I tell you when it
> comes to hyped overpriced over worked ebooks with a losing MLM concept. I
> garrantee you that you'll end up being soaked in the process.

> It may have some information useful. The thing they won't tell you that
> they got the information for free elsewhere and they're trying to fast
> talk you into making an impulse purchase.

> William

Internet Marketing Guide - free & online

Messages in This Thread

Have you read MAAMAW'S CLICKY NOTES today?
Excuse me... You MISSED them??
At the top o' the page in the blue bars (sheesh!).

| View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg |

FIB - Scams 101 - Ye Olde Archives is maintained with WebBBS 3.11.

You'll find great information in this "Read Only" Archive, but remember..... things change.
Be sure to visit the Current Message Board when you're finished here.

We're very friendly, so don't be shy... just jump right in and post your question.
Scams outnumber legitimate biz ops about a bzillion to one, so it's well worth your time.

(you know who you are... you scream "Foul!" when the truth comes out)
        PLEASE READ THIS LEGAL NOTICE CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU FILE A LAWSUIT OR EVEN WASTE TIME THINKING ABOUT IT.  It has been done before, but never successfully.  In fact, the last dodobird who tried it ended up being ordered to pay more than $77,000 in attorney fees ($65,000+ to my attorneys and $12,000+ to my co-defendant's legal advisor).
        If your attorney is worth his salt, he's going to tell you that the expense of filing a lawsuit you can't win is a whole lot worse than any "damages" resulting from messages posted on this insignificant little chunk of cyberspace.
        NEWS FLASH:  I didn't just climb down off that ol' turnip truck yesterday.  I'm well aware that expressing a negative opinion, relating one's personal experience, and restating provable facts are all legal in this country and do not constitute libel, slander, or defamation -- so you don't want to play games with me, and you sure don't want to start something you aren't prepared to finish.  I don't take threats lightly, and I don't accept bribes (or did you call it a "mutually-beneficial arrangement"?).  I'll turn you in faster than you can yell, "ARREST ME, I'M SCUM!!" 
        Do yourself a favor and turn your legal team loose in greener pastures.

        Although we may, from time to time, monitor or review discussions, postings and the like on the Friends In Business (Scams 101) Message Board, we are under no obligation to do so.  We are not responsible or liable for any claim arising from the content of any such discussions or postings or for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information contained within such locations on the Site.
        You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane materials or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.  You are likewise prohibited from posting any false claims against any company or individual.  We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.
        By posting messages and/or content on the Friends In Business (Scams 101) Message Board, you give permission for Lesley Fountain/Friends In Business/Shoestring Success Publications to display, distribute and use the posting and content for publication, advertising, promotion, excerption or example. You grant Lesley Fountain/Friends In Business/Shoestring Success Publications complete, perpetual, but non-exclusive rights to use, archive, reproduce, adapt, modify, distribute, sub-license, repurpose, rework, compile, or offer for sale or resale the messages, postings or content appearing on this site in whole or in part, throughout the world and universe, on a royalty-free basis without remuneration.  If you cannot accept or agree with the terms of service for this website and discussion board, you are advised not to post on this board.
        In closing, I would like to remind you once again that it is still legal, in this great country of ours, to express a PERSONAL OPINION, as long as it is presented as opinion and not as fact.
        And finally, all you scammers out there will do well to remember that TRUTH IS AN ABSOLUTE DEFENSE against charges of libel, defamation, and slander... so if you're operating just a hop, skip, and jump ahead of the law, you might want to think twice before doing anything stupid... (AND SHAME ON YOU!!).