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Thread: Easy Empire Profits - Scam Or Legit?

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    Easy Empire Profits - Scam Or Legit?

    Mike Porter's Easy Empire Profits is a product being sold through ClickSure. The sales pitch is a video of the alleged product creator walking around a luxurious house and then talking to some some of his "customers" on Skype. Or so it would seem until you scroll WAY down the page and find this mysterious block of text:



    Update: I went back to the page and the text was black and white (I also noticed that the text is an image - which makes it difficult to copy and paste if you want to read it more easily). But more importantly, look how far down the page the disclaimer is from the sales video:



    In the video the main character says "My lawyer told me not to do this" - which is completely understandable after watching the video with testimonials that potentially the FTC No Safe Harbor Guidelines and a nearly impossible to find (and on the Chrome Browser - unreadable) disclaimer about about actors used in the video. He also claims that he's made over 3 million dollars in profits by working only 1 hour per week - which seems highly unlikely.

    Here's a couple of screenshots of the "customers" earnings from the video that might very well violate the FTC "no safe harbor" rule published in their 2009 Final Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials in their 2009 revision which say:


    "Under the revised Guides, advertisements that feature a consumer and convey his or her experience with a product or service as typical when that is not the case will be required to clearly disclose the results that consumers can generally expect. In contrast to the 1980 version of the Guides – which allowed advertisers to describe unusual results in a testimonial as long as they included a disclaimer such as “results not typical” – the revised Guides no longer contain this safe harbor."





    I exited from the page and was offered to get a trial of the Easy Empire Profits, but when I clicked on the link I got in my email I got this instead:


    I went back to the page and exited again and was offered Easy Empire Profits for $7.

    Obviously, I exited the page again to see what would happen and "Mike Porter" was kind enough to offer Easy Empire Profits in exchange for my email address (I assume so that he can send me more broken links):


    The email I received when I tried to take the trial I mentioned earlier whos an address for Elish Holdings Limited in Belize:


    ...which is only of concern if you're concerned about pretty much not being able to find out anything about the company behind Easy Empire Profits:
    http://www.secrecyjurisdictions.com/PDF/Belize.pdf
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    Re: Easy Empire Profits - Scam Or Legit?

    While I find the opportunity as questionable as any, I give it a B-- for location shoot. A seven foot table with a clean break sends a message, in this case a message of grift, but better than a web cam in mom's basement any day.
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    Easy Empire Profits Affiliate Spamming IBM Forum

    Looks like an Easy Empire Profits affiliates decided to spam IBM:



    At first I thought an Affiliate had made his username SystemAdmin, but it looks like either an existing account with the username SystemAdmin was hacked - or whoever was using that account posted over a thousand messages and then decided to spam the forum with an Easy Empire Profits promotion.

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/c...00D4XK&lang=en

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    Re: Easy Empire Profits - Scam Or Legit?

    Is it possible this guy actually works for IBM and is moonlighting? It appears he is posting several "opportunities" under the guise of a XML/JAVA discussion board.

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    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/c...0000262&ps=100
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    Re: Easy Empire Profits - Scam Or Legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    Is it possible this guy actually works for IBM and is moonlighting? It appears he is posting several "opportunities" under the guise of a XML/JAVA discussion board.


    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/c...0000262&ps=100

    Probably not. Anybody can get registered on that forum and take whatever username you want.

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