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Beware of Money-Sucking Ads and Secret Software Promises

We have all seen money-sucking ads, such as, “make $26,345 in 24 hours” and “amazing secret software” and so on. Then we get taken to a site that urges us to hurry because the offer will close any minute because only 19 products are left of the secret method for sending piles of easy cash to our bank account.

You know, don’t you, that the reason such offers close quickly has nothing to do with being sold out.  The offer is gone probably because the vendor needs to control the refund rate to protect its payment network account.

When the refund rate reaches red alert level, the offer is suddenly pulled.

Beware, because in no time, such seedy vendors are usually back, with a different domain, a different product name, and maybe even a different payment network, but it is the same old product with a new cover and title, and it is the same old money-sucking ad cycle, and they will tell you there are only 200 copies so get it now before you miss out.

Chances are there will be a professional video and you will see an actor, not the vendor, delivering the sales pitch. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with employing an actor to present advertising, if that is made clear upfront.  But if as a potential consumer you are misled into thinking or believing that the actor is the owner of the product, or has actually used the product to make tons of money, then that is false and misleading advertising.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to buy a product or service that is so restricted only a chosen few can get it.  I admit, I’ve fallen for that line and it has not worked out.  And if you are told you are getting a bargain price, before buying do some due diligence and verify that it is a genuine sale.  If you are told the product used to sell for $297 but is now $47…that’s fishy,  especially when the product has been around only for a short time.

To your continued success,

~Jude

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