Warrior Forum (WF) is a thriving community of dedicated online entrepreneurs who make a honest living off the Internet. However, we are not going to talk about those smart people in this article. We are going to look at the dishonest lot who try to make some quick buck through deceit on Warrior Forum and other online marketplaces such as Flippa.
It all started with a guy contacting me on Skype about his Warrior Special Offer (WSO, or products/online income strategies/guides being offered to members, generally for a price). He wanted me to post a comment on his WSO thread pretending that I had paid for his product via PayPal. He wanted to create the false image of his WSO was attracting buyers. This was an eye opener. People were using fake comments and testimonials for promoting their WSO products.
After buying a few useless products from the WSO section, I had realised that even great testimonials was no guarantee of quality of the WSO. I don’t frequent that section of the forum now. However, I did not suspect of fake comments and buyers. So I started a thread on the forum: Can you trust testimonials posted in WSOs? It has turned into a big debate. I firmly believe that the WSO section is attracting a lot of dishonest characters. I will analyse one WSO that I accidentally came across today to introduce you to a warrior practising the art of deception (or maybe, he is ignorant). (Please note that this is the first time I ever came across this warrior. I do not know him personally and have no connection or personal grudge with this guy.)
Today, we look into how a person tries to pick your pockets through a WSO titled “ultimate website flipping NINJA blueprint for struggling online marketers“. Our ninja is from Bangladesh. He has joined Warrior Forum in February 2012 and has 103 posts to his credit.
The guy projects himself as a veteran at flipping websites. He wants you to pay $9.90 to get access to the guide book that will teach you how to earn passive income flipping websites on Flippa. He claims to have earned $7,566.43 flipping websites. His WSO thread on WF also has a testimonial from a warrior (that’s what WF members call themselves) who has been on the forum since 2007.
Our ninja has just started his WSO. Unfortunately, I found it interesting enough to dig deep, thanks to his limited understanding of the website flipping market.
Problem #1: Unsubstantiated income claim
Our warrior claims to have made $7,566.43 flipping sites when his Flippa account shows only $4.51K. The guy did not provide any information on his Flippa account, but he did include a screenshot showing feedback given by his buyers. Google helped me locate his Flippa profile: ZAMANTECH. The screenshot is correct, but does not reveal the truth.
Problem #2: Poor reputation on Flippa
Our guy does not look like the ideal Flippa seller. His account has possible links to suspended account along with two other account. The bidding pattern is very suspicious. In at least two auctions, the winning bidder raised the bid from $100 or so to $1,000. In one auction, the whole bidding history is marked with suspected fraudulent bids by the seller.
Problem #3: Wrong role models
Our guy doesn’t really understand the Flippa market. Why does he cite suspended Flippa users as examples of success? A lot of people make money on Flippa selling sites with fake income claims. We cannot emulate them.
Problem #4: Chronic reviewer?
The WSO thread as well as the sales letter has one testimonial from another warrior who has been on WF for years. However, I suspect he read and understood the guide. Why would someone praise a big noob? In reality, the WSO creator is a failed website flipper.
No OTO! EVERYTHING you need in the WSO – a “breath of fresh air!” And there is NO fluff in the 64 page PDF. This is one of the top flipping WSO‘s I have read.
It’s A to Z for the beginner and loaded with good actionable ideas for the more advanced flipper. My view is that just one good idea is worth ten bucks — this one has many! It’s easy to tell that he actually IS involved in flipping and it’s not just another regurgitation of old material.
The reviewer’s past several posts on the forum are testimonials. I am not sure why he “reviews” so many WSOs. Does he buy them?
Open Challenge for WSO Creators
Why do you sell million-dollar strategies for pennies with money-back guarantee? If you are so confident about the strategy or product, why not charge the buyer a more respectable amount after she earns money using your strategies? I would be happy to pay you $1,000 or even more if you help me set up a $1,000 per month online business. Why go after dimes when you have make thousands? Are you game for it?
Update: I have been banned from Warrior Forum for a few days due to this article. I had left a comment on the WSO thread, had added link to this post in another thread and my signature. So that could be the trigger.
WF Rule #1: If you have a problem with another Warrior, a Guru, or God, take it up with them directly. Not here. No exceptions.
I guess this blanket rule which prohibits you from speaking the harsh truth is one reason why scamsters love this forum.
Update: The WSO in question has been closed. I hope the warrior mends his ways and tries to make money online through more transparent and honest methods. I will give him the benefit of being young (claims to be 18). My best wishes for his journey ahead.
Thanks to all who supported me & who don’t. I’m closing this offer now. Thanks to all buyers. I hope you enjoyed it. I’ve got several mail with questions & advice requests. I’m happy to give you suggestion & advice. Now I’m not a guru or something like that but If you need help with anything, at least I’m the person who will do his best to help you out.