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    IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    This is the latest hype being pimped by David Sherman


    The IQKonnect Rewards Report: [BE SMART] - SIGN UP NOW And Make Money When People Do Social Media Stuff!

    Hello Teammates,

    LOCK IN YOUR SPOT AS A 'FIRST INVITER' AND 'BRANDED PARTNER' TO BE PAID ON FREE MEMBERS

    Reserve your place in the biggest launch in Internet history!!!

    Change your life & make a fortune... Even if you are new to the internet!

    Millionaire$ Will Be Created... Just like it happened on 'Facebook' or 'Twitter' but NOW the Branded Partners GET THE CASH!

    ~Build a network and get paid from any referrals (paid or Free), it couldn’t be easier!
    ~When YOU or anyone in your network does something, you earn a commission or reward!
    ~We’re already launched so get your 'Branded Partner' account and start building your team!
    ~Don’t delay. Grab your top tier position and start sharing before it’s too late!

    Millions of people will be joining... SO 'WHY' NOT GET PAID TO DO WHAT MILLIONS ARE ALREADY DOING!

    Get a top position with our Team... Level 9 App or Level 9 App and Click on 'Subscribe Now' button.


    Our time as a FIRST INVITER is getting shorter. Only a matter of weeks before we introduce the Whole World to FREE Social Media with REWARDS for Inviting, Konnecting and Sharing...
    You can get a good idea from this conference call:
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    The Social Media Trend Could Fund Your Retirement

    Get Konnected as a 'FIRST INVITER' To Build Until JUNE 15th
    Or You Will Have To Wait For Launch!

    I have had many of you respond back w/ your goals from my email on yesterday, and I have also had many to ask the same 2 questions..."What exactly does it mean to be a First Inviter"? And "Won't people be able to join after June 15th and receive the same payout"?
    For more information, call schedules and support go here: Gateway To Success

    To our mutual success,

    David M Sherman, PhD
    Brand Partner ID # 1333
    Clinical Christian Counselor

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    Re: IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    They're in full social media hype mode now. The copy reads/sounds almost exactly like Rippln.

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    Re: IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    Yesterday's call: https://www.freeconferencecallhd.com...?n=aEhma/jtfEO

    I find it telling that they don't talk about the software at all, they just push the GET IN NOW! button and talk about how much money social media makes.

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    Re: IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    From a comment by Keith Reid here: IQKonnect Invitation | IQ Life A Scam

    Hi Pam. Glad to see you are excited about iQLife. I have some things I would like to share with you so we are displaying the correct information to everyone. My name is Keith Reid, which I have been involved with the company since day one. I work directly with corporate and have for a year. So here we go.

    On this comment you have above:
    You must subscribe through a 1st inviter (or distributor), but that is only because the entire premise of this new social site is that people have the opportunity t make money, so buy subscribing through a paid member (1st inviter) it ensures their idea of social sharing remains profit sharing for us.

    I separated the words profit sharing as we are not profit sharing. We are sharing in revenues generated through this social sharing site. Very important.

    On the comment above:
    (IQKonnect) prepare to launch June 15th.

    We are not launching on June 15th. Very important to know. We are moving into our next phases to get things in place to then go live. We do not have a specific date for LIVE, I can only tell you very soon.

    Here is the script I use on our daily conference calls. Should provide you much as it is approved by corporate.

    Hi Everybody. Keith Reid here. Thank you for taking the time to get on this call. Today is June 10th. I do these calls every day, and I try to keep the message brief. But my goal is to give you some very important information about something that is absolutely about to take place— which will be life-changing for so many people.

    In the next few minutes I really hope I will be able to convey to you what is going on here—and why it is such a big deal. And to impress upon you the fact that we’re in a very short period of time right now before our platform goes live, and why you definitely want to be in front of this before that happens.
    Our company, iQLife, has signed an exclusive agreement with a brand new Social Sharing Platform—which is going to be released VERY, very soon.

    What is unique, and why this creates an amazing opportunity for all of us, is that the owners of iQLife have decided that all active first inviters are to be the sole source of introduction to this new Social Sharing platform. And these same First Inviters, which are all of us positioned at the front of this movement, will share in all revenues generated by this new social sharing site. This is huge!

    When this ‘living organism’ goes live, all of the growth that occurs around the world will come through all of us who are the First Inviters. No one will be able to join without an Invitation. And for those of us who understand this, take it seriously, and reach out to as many people as possible, as fast as possible, the potential is massive. The more First Inviters, the more earning potential ~ it’s that simple!

    See, you have the fortunate opportunity to be part of this movement from the very beginning. If you are already on other social media sites, that’s great. You don’t have to give them up, or change anything that you’re doing. But now you have the opportunity to be linked to one that is going to reward you for just what you are already doing on your other sites that you get absolutely nothing for.

    Most of us are familiar with what Social media is about, so we don’t have to train anyone on what to do. Once our platform is released, you will create your profile to start inviting, connecting, and sharing. That’s it. After the platform goes live, you will simply invite everyone to use it for FREE.

    Once someone accepts your invitation, they are forever linked to you—and everyone that they invite is linked to them, and so on. I need you to understand that all these connections will trace back to you because you were positioned as one of the FIRST INVITER.

    Those who join the platform through you, or though any of your lines of connections, as free users, will earn rewards just for using the platform in the same way they use other social media. They will accumulate points that they can redeem for things like gift cards and products. At any time they can purchase any service through their platform and then they too can start earning income—money—instead of just the rewarded points that they are getting. It will be a very natural thing for people to engage this way. You won’t have to go after them to do that. It’s just going to happen on its own.

    Do you understand why it is so important to be one of the first inviters? It is because the release of this platform will only happen once. We can never turn back time to do it again. Sure, you can wait, but there is a catch! You will have to wait until someone sends you an invite because you cannot just go to the join page and sign up without an invitation, it will not allow you. As I explained, this network system is unique in that you must join through connections. So if you are not already connected with someone and on board as one of the First Inviters and ready to invite others when this living organism goes live, then you will have to wait until someone sends you an invite.

    Or you can get with the person that shared this with you and got you on this call today, go to their site right now and Click on Subscribe Now. On the next page click on Premium Subscription – and join for $9.95, that’s it folks, $9.95. What it would cost you to buy 2 cups of your favorite coffee at Starbucks this month to position yourself in front of this movement before this living organism goes live. It is important to know not to click on FREE Subscription as it will not put you into the system. We are only signing up Premium Subscribers right now so that you are positioned as one of the First Inviters.

    After you fill out all the information you’ll receive your own website link, so that your friends and contacts can join your first inviter team from your site—and they can start building their first inviter team.

    The more First Inviters you have on your team before this Living Organism goes live means the greater market share and income that you will have in the future. Understand right before we go live which is very, very soon we will not be able to bring on any more First Inviters, so that day can happen any moment. It is imperative to share this information with as many people that we can right now. When that time comes that we cannot bring on anymore First Inviters, this site we have now will go away, then we will all go to the same site and log in just like we do with all of the other social media sites.
    When this living organism goes live, people will join—just as they have joined every social media site that has come down the pike.

    Just how big is social media?? Let’s take a quick look at the history of its amazing growth over the past 10 years.

    Facebook started in 2004, and it took them 852 days to break 10 million users. Then Twitter arrived in 2006, and it took 780 days to get to 10 million users. Then comes Google Plus in 2011—they did it in 16 days. And not only did it in 16 days, but they limited their invites to only 5 a day. That’s right, you could only invite 5 people a day to connect with you and guess what, not one person that made that happen received anything for it. Yes, we built it and all social media platorms and we receive nothing from any of them.

    Social sharing sites such as Instagram grew to 1 million in 3 months, and within 1 year they grew over 10 million. Then in April 2012, Facebook acquired them for US 1 Billion in cash and stock.

    Facebook agreed to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock. Why, because it grew to 419 million in 4 years. The transaction ranks as the largest-ever purchase of a company backed by venture capital.

    Then there is Snapchat, launched mid-2011. Launched out of the living room of the co-founder, Spiegel’s father’s apartment, Snapchat picked up slowly but steadily. The company recently rejected Facebook’s offer of $3 billion in cash for acquisition.

    Spiegel then went on to decline a $4 billion offer from the search engine giant, Google. Yes, 23 years old and turned down a 3 and 4 billion offer in cash. Think he might know social media is going to be a lot bigger in the future??

    The big difference with ALL social media business apps and Our Social Media Platform is…

    The rewards will not be in the hand of one founder, but shared among ALL of us responsible for growing this platform, for bringing in all the users. Yes, this is something you can be proud of because you are ownership here and everything you do, you will reap the benefits…. Isn’t it About TIME!!!

    And as we have seen, social media grows extremely fast, and extremely large. And this trend is only increasing. The numbers involved are mind-boggling.

    So, yes, people will JOIN our Platform! Our Social Sharing Platform will be a beautiful, fun, and first-class platform. People will be attracted to it, for sure. And then they will enjoy engaging with it, and see all the things that they will be rewarded for and they will all very naturally share it with their friends. It’s just the way it is.

    The connections that all of us start will quickly wrap around the world. And IQLife is ready for all the growth that will rapidly take place, and is prepared, right now, to do business around the globe.

    The company has already put in place iQPayment—a global payment system for both taking in payments, as well as paying out commissions around the world. GPG is the global payment provider that enables our International affiliates the ability to receive commissions several ways: Direct Payroll Deposit to your bank account in your country, Deposit to a Visa, MasterCard or American Express reloadable paycard that you already have or a card available at many stores.

    See, The Company is ready and open for business in every country around the world (except for those countries listed on the U.S. Patriot Act of banned countries)

    A little further down the line, as connections expand and wrap around the globe, there will be many more avenues opened up to continually generate revenues from this platform as it grows. More revenue means more earnings for all of us within our compensation structure.

    Those who really do it big will have the opportunity to expand their earnings in a Social Grid which has over 21 million positions available for you to earn from! You will start earning income right out of the gate when you start today. Yes, as we continue to move forward in time, you will earn from all positions in your social grid, whether they are a free user or they are a paying affiliate.

    NOW, do you understand why you want to become one of the FIRST INVITERS?

    Hopefully you do, and you are ready! Because you are being given a valuable opportunity to get in place now, before everything takes off. Position yourself at the beginning of this living organism, and start building your market share in front of the millions who are going to start coming.. very soon…

    Regards,
    Keith Reid
    Field General
    He talks a bit about generating revenue, but... Not one word about where the revenue is coming from, other than 1st subscriber fees. No partners, no products...

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    Re: IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    In a nutshell, here's why Rippln, IQKonnect, LeafIt and whatever the next MLM foray into the world of apps and tech is called will fail to achieve the viral success they promise: Their culture is all wrong.

    In MLM it's common to make up numbers in order to fuel a frenzy of recruiting. Recruiting is, after all, the lifeblood of MLM. Once you get that big list of people, your model is a sure success! Unfortunately, in the tech world you can't just make numbers up. Having a big list of users doesn't mean anything, you have to have a large number of engaged users to drive real buzz.

    Rippln learned this the hard way: in spite of corporate's insistence that their much-lauded first app, the game Photo Guessaroo was a "huge viral success" (It wasn't actually their app, but that's another story) it had less than 138 total ratings in the store and peaked at #38 in its category for revenue (which put it in the $29/day range) for a few days then dropped into obscurity, with less than a thousand total downloads when I stopped tracking it.

    None of the MLM apps do very well in the market compared to top-tier apps in their category. You can't fake design and utility. Apps become wildly popular because they have genuine merit. Advertising companies have tried to create viral hits, with little to no success. A bunch of glorified salesmen aren't going to manage what a real engineering team can.

    Which brings me to the next cultural difference: MLM is all about quantity of connections and growing the downline. You don't go outside your network for anything. Which is how we wind up with buddies of the owner donating app projects to pass off as their big killer game, and sons of moustachioed MLM pimps to work on a doomed project to recreate Facebook for the stupid and greedy.
    In the tech world, anyone who wanted to crowdfund a project or seek VC angel $$$ would hire top talent with credentials and a reputation. That's how you get funded. There's a lot of competition so you have to pad your portfolio with as many stars as possible.

    Then again, I don't really think those guys with the next big opportunity are trying to build the next Facebook. I think it's about making a few people at the top as much $$$ as possible, while spending as little money/effort as possible to maintaining enough plausibility to keep them out of jail and in suckers.

    You cannot build the next Facebook with a few thousand people. You need several hundred times that many engaged users, and that's something nobody with any amount of money or employees has managed to recreate at-will.

    Incentized social networks aren't going to happen. Stop trying to make incentivized social networks happen!

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    Re: IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    Ethan Vanderbilt put out a good article on IQKonnect iQLife iQKonnect scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion! | Ethan Vanderbuilt

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    Re: IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    Dalton Dooly, IQKonnect's developer and Mlmhelpdesk.com owner Troy Dooly's son may have used Dolphin Connectivity Builder by Boonex to create IQKonnect's software.
    This is important because contrary to the claimed "millions of dollars" spent out of Ivy Johnson's pocket, it is a very low-cost option.


    You will note some interesting names in this image, which is from iQKonnect. (Will probably be taken down so I'll change to a web archive url)

    So, we have proof of my assertion that Dalton Dooly is the guy developing IQKonnect, and that it's quite likely they used a cheap software package. So much for a Facebook competitor.
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    Re: IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    Dalton has removed the dev site, but it can still be accessed at the webcache link: iQKonnect

    You can even have a look at the live site "beta testers" are accessing right now: Dalton Dooly: Admin
    Last edited by felgercarb; 08-28-2014 at 04:30 PM.

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    Re: IQKonnect - another David Sherman scam

    Months later... History has been rewritten. They were never supposed to launch June 15th, or any of the other dates you can still find mentioned on the affiliate videos littering YouTube. The name has been changed but the game is still the same. This scam is a cult of personality around Ivy Johnson IV; a blatant pyramid scheme with a smattering of worthless "digital services" as a fig leaf.

    Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not you believe the "X factor", Ivy Johnson. Savvy people will know Mr. Johnson's claim for what it is: he is promising viral growth and exponential income with an untested business model. Nobody making those kinds of claims is ever anything but crazy or lying. The disclaimers on the website gives corporate license to lie to you wholesale about the potential of this program. This program has no potential. Google Trends

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