Fake "Scam" Alert
This is indicative of sites that usually use a title to their page that says something like, “[Product Name] review: Another SCAM!?!” or “[Product Name] Consumer review: “SCAM EXPOSED!!!!, ALERT!” or something of that nature.
In other words, when you search for “[Product Name]” in Google or another search engine, these sites show up with those types of titles in the listings.
Sometimes these sites will also use what I call the “Fear Factor” in their headlines which is something like, “[Product Name] review: SCAM!!! DON’T BUY UNTIL YOU READ THIS!!!”.
This is often nothing more than an attempt to draw you into their site by making you think they used the product and had a really bad experience with it.
How do I know these are fake and not real scam alerts or legitimate complaints? Because the title cries SCAM!!!!!
or a really horrible experience, but then you go to the page and read the review and it’s always an extremely positive, glowing review about how great Meticore Supplement is, how much they love it, how it completely helped them, etc. etc.
In these instances, they only use the word SCAM to try and draw you into their site because they know if they say something is a scam or a terrible book, you’ll probably click on their link to find out more about it, right?
A legitimate bad experience or a real scam alert to help protect consumers is one thing,
but don’t fall for this type of trickery and trust your gut when the headline/page title and review don’t match.
No real product review will cry SCAM or claim it’s a terrible Product in the title only to offer up a review that says the complete opposite.
Extra bonus Alert
With this nonsense, people who have no knowledge of Product offer up some sort of extra special bonus package if you purchase the product through their site.
Usually they mark it as something super valuable like $1324 or $497 or something like that, but in reality it’s just a bunch of useless ebooks or Private Label Rights (PLR) that you can find online for free if you search for them.
Usually they aren’t even related to the actual product.
For example, they’ll be something like “Buy The weight loss Supplement” through the link below and I’ll send you “How To manifest weight loss” and these 10 other useless, unrelated, and free books that I’ve put a fake value of $1324 on.” Really? What does Manifestation have to do with a Supplement? That’s right, NOTHING!
To claim your bonus, they usually want you to email your purchase receipt to them so they can verify you bought from their site.
But then, guess what? Now they have your email (not to mention your order details), and can start sending you a bunch of spam or even access the product using your information! Stay away.
The Fake Review:
This one is pretty common. Anytime a product that gets popular online and people start to buy it, the fake reviews start coming out of the woodwork. Here are some good ways to spot fake reviews.
*Poorly Written Content:
This is usually the result of people using software and “spinning tools” which auto-generate content or take previously written content and “spin it” by replacing some words with related synonyms.
Luckily for us, auto-generated content is pretty easy to spot so if you find yourself reading something that has really horrible grammar or makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, then don’t click on any links, hit your back button, and get out of there.
If you find yourself saying, “WTF did I just read?”, then it’s probably fake.
*Very Generic Content:
Fake reviews usually have very generic content and rarely provide any real details beyond what might be found on the product’s sales page.
Obviously, it’s hard to write any review without some generic statements, but if you’re getting the gut feeling they are being very vague and seem to be “skirting around the bush”, it’s probably because they have no idea what really feels after consuming the product.
Other things to look for are an over-reliance on or excessively large buy now, download, and other types of buttons.
Sure, 1 or 2 buttons may be necessary to direct you where to get the Product, but when they become the focal point of the page instead of the content and review itself, then it raises a red flag with me and I know that person doesn’t have my best interest at heart.
If you’re trying to be helpful by telling me about the product instead of just wanting my money, do I really need a huge red arrow from every corner of the page pointing at the download or buy button? I’m not blind. I see it! Really, I do.
I also always look to see if a review provides any specifics about the product. Does it mention the actual price or no of day they used ?
Does it list a table of contents or discuss what’s they felf after 30 days?
Small details like this can be a big indicator of whether or not the reviewer has intimate inside knowledge of the product or if they are just making general statements based on what they may have seen on the sales page.
My thoughts on Product testimonials, and personally I never try to let them influence me one way or another. It’s kind of a love/hate relationship. I love hearing other people’s success stories. Some of them are truly inspiring.
But at the same time, testimonials online (Specifically) are easy to fake, almost impossible to verify, and I personally don’t like basing my decisions on the results someone else may or may not have achieved with a given Supplement.
So I guess what I’m saying is always take testimonials with a grain of salt and realize that with any product, there’s going to be people who like it and who are successful and people who don’t like it or who aren’t successful for one reason or another.
I’m a big believer in trying something for myself if I want to determine whether it works or not.
The only testimonials I tend to put a little more trust in are those that come from WITHIN a particular Product.
The Fake Discount Alert
Another version of this same thing is the fake discount. “Buy through this link for 50% off”. Guess what, when you click the link, you go to the website where it’s $59.00, just like it normally is.
I actually first noticed this one on YouTube where people were making 12-15 min videos claiming they found discount links to Product. However, every time I checked one out, it was a huge disappointment and offered no discount at all.
I’ve never claimed to be a super genius when it comes to math, but something about the numbers just stinks…let’s see…$59.00 minus 50% discount through your link = $59.00! Don’t fall for these fake discount claims.
One last thing I’ve seen in regards to this is that sometimes people will try to inflate the value of the product on their own site to make it appear like they are giving you a discount. For example, they’ll say something like “The Meticore supplement is normally $1324, but buy through my link for $59.00, a savings of 75%!”
Just another lie you should watch out for. The price will always be $59.00