TrafficAuthority - INFINITE LEVERAGE: the scam is hidden in the videos

by Rudolf Faix 12. August 2015 12:20

TrafficAuthorityAffiliate marketers how stupid are you really? I have seen that there need only someone publish a few time waster videos and promise a unbelievable income and nobody takes a look at the conditions, which are getting found at different places insde the videos.

In the case of TrafficAuthority have a lot of people signed-up during the prelaunch time and started to make promotions for them. I like to know how many of these stupid ones will pay the US$20 license fee per month (found at the marketing plan video at position 4 min 52 sec) and at least a traffic package for US$ 220? I think that 98% from them even don't know the conditions to get paid

Take a look at the conditions, which I have collected from the videos. You'll see that you have to qualify for selling the products and you have to pay a license fee. After launch you have exactly 72 hours time to qualify or your referrals are getting another sponsor. Are you really so stupid that you pay into a system where you even don't know which kind of traffic and/or clicks you'll get? You only know that the traffic is coming from USA and Canada, but you'll not know the kind of the traffic. If it is the same quality like from TrafficMonsoon and similar offers then you are only trashing money. Such a traffic will not increase your sales!

Video Company Lauch Plan:

Time Content
02:01 Our pre-launch system has been designed to give your new Traffic Authority business a Fast Start with serious upfront money on launch day
04:27 You'll be able to get traffic for your business for FREE... Apply some of your Traffic Authority earnings to your personal traffic packages.
07:04 Your cost for all of the Traffic Optimizer tools is just $27 per month.../ $20 commission
08:55 Traffic Academy $97/month $50 commission
14:25 If you haven't upgraded within the 72 hour period... Any sales and commissions that would have gone to you will unfortunately be paid out to the next qualified sponsor permanently.

Video Compensation Plan:

Time Content
06:53 you get paid as long as you are an active Traffic Authority member
07:15 The first 6 sales on each product type are split 50/50 between you and your sponsor
07:37 After your first 6 sales on each product, the split changes from 50/50 to 80/20
08:03 If you are not qualified to earn on a product, but still make the sale, That sale will be sent to your sponsor until you're qualified to earn commissions on that product.

You can get qualified to earn commissions in 2 different ways:
  1. First, you can purchase the product you want to earn commissions on
    As soon as you make the purchase, you'll be instantly qualified to sell that product and earn commissions on it

  2. Or you can sell 3 of the products you want to earn commissions on.
    When you do that, you'll be passing up 3 commissions to your sponsor, which are sales you will lose forever, but then you'll earn commissions on that product after that.
14:50 The total commission that's paid on the $1,097 Gold package is $500
15:40 The total commission that's paid out on the $4,297 Titanium package is $2,000
17:00 The total commission that's paid out on the $8,397 Diamond package is $4,000
21:03 When they're buying traffic packages to qualify to earn commissions...

 

Video Marketing Plan:

Time Content
03:47 If you miss out on that, if that 72 hour door closes without you securing your position
The members you signed up during the Pre-Launch are going to pass on the next qualified sponsor
and you WON'T getting any commissions from their purchases OR their downlines' purchases.
04:52 You'll need to purchase the official Reseller License for $20 per month
05:59 The cheapest traffic package is $220 pays $100 commissions
07:02 Bonuses that will qualify you to sell our highest paying traffic packages without having to pay full price!

My opinion is that you'll get traffic with a higher quality for a lower price if you are using Google adwords.

Domain registration data from trafficauthority.net:

Domain Name: TRAFFICAUTHORITY.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1941319566_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-06-23T16:22:49.00Z
Creation Date: 2015-06-23T16:22:48.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-23T16:22:48.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Domain Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: INFINITE LEVERAGE
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 113 S. MONROE ST
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: TALLAHASSEE
Registrant State/Province: FL
Registrant Postal Code: 32301
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.8505835385
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: INFINITE LEVERAGE
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 113 S. MONROE ST
Admin Street:
Admin City: TALLAHASSEE
Admin State/Province: FL
Admin Postal Code: 32301
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.8505835385
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: INFINITE LEVERAGE
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 113 S. MONROE ST
Tech Street:
Tech City: TALLAHASSEE
Tech State/Province: FL
Tech Postal Code: 32301
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.8505835385
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
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DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
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TrafficMonsoon: the way how to earn without spending money

by Rudolf Faix 11. August 2015 03:42

not recommendedIf you signing up at TrafficMonsoon and take a look at the dashboard you see a lot of links where you need to spend money. You even not see that there is a way how you can earn without spending money. You see the buy menu entries at the following screen shot - don't let yourself get impressed from this - the reality is even worse, because they are betraying you with their program. So for example you'll get after watching an advertisement and after entering the captcha the message "Sorry Ad Expired" only for the reason to show you the same advertisement a second time. You can also get logged out automatically from the system after entering the captcha and in this case all your remaining advertisements disappeared after your login. This happens only during high paying advertisements ($0.01 advertisements). Additional are they from time to time using wrong captchas. You enter the right captcha but the system says you have entered it wrong. These errors are not done by a failure of the programmer - these errors are done by command of the owner from trafficmonsoon. So stupid is even not one programmer, which makes his first job!

Let us take first a look at the membership area:

TrafficMonsoon membership site

For getting qualified to earn from referrals and cash-links for the next 24 hours you have to follow the link provided in the middle of the page where it is written:

To Receive Referral Click ********From Cash Links & Share In Site Revenues You Must Be Qualified
You're Qualified For Clicking 10 Ads Until : xx yyy zzzz aa:bb cc Start Surfing

If you are viewing 10 advertisings within 24 hours you keep qualified to get your referral bonus and cash links. For viewing the 10 advertisements as a free member you'll get 5 views for your own advertisements. For the case you need such a traffic. It is not mandatory to enter an own site link into your profile.

As soon cash links are available for you, they are shown in a separate link:

TrafficMonsson Cash Links

You'll get every day some cash-links where you can earn around $0.10. That is not much, but if you have a few referrals, which are doing the same you can earn a little bit every day. At the promotion from TrafficMonsoon is written that you'll get $0.10 from your active referrals every day (https://trafficmonsoon.com/faq):

More referrals will be more money for you.

10 referrals X $0.10 earnings from cash links X 30 days = $30 from your referral clicks
10 referrals X $0.10 earnings from cash links X 365 days = $365 from your referral clicks
500 referrals X $0.10 earnings from cash links X 30 days = $1,500 from your referral clicks
500 referrals X $0.10 earnings from cash links X 365 days = $18,250 from your referral clicks
1000 referrals X $0.10 earnings from cash links X 30 days = $3,000 from your referral clicks
1000 referrals X $0.10 earnings from cash links X 365 days = $36,500 from your referral clicks

Make a more realistic calculation: 100 referrals * $0.10 earnings from cash links = $10 per day * 30 days = $300 per month for around 20 minutes daily work and a heap of troubles with errors at their website. The work is to confirm the captchas for the 10 advertisements to keep yourself qualified and to confirm with captcha around 15 - 20 advertisements (cash links). Each advertisement gets displayed between 10 and 30 seconds before the captcha can get entered. If you are lucky then the captcha is working. The most time you'll get the error message that the adversisement has expired. All these troubles will lead that you'll lose all your friends and referrals. The next time you'll invite them for some earnings they will not follow for signing up with you.

Share Up To 110 % - 10% Affiliate Program

There is no need to buy something to earn with TrafficMonsoon. Would this possibility not be available then would be the whole business model nothing else than an illegal Ponzi scheme.

 

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uento - you need a lot of patience until you are able to earn a small amount

by Rudolf Faix 10. August 2015 10:52

uentoThe promotion from Uento is very misleading. You can earn money and you get paid, but you need a lot of patience. Their description in the Google Playstore:

Uento is the best way to get rewarded by collecting android apps and it also helps to keep them organized. It's simple and easy to find new exiting apps and the best thing: UNLIMITED FREE POINTS EVERY DAY!

Very misleading is the sentence: "UNLIMITED FREE POINTS EVERY DAY!". I have not seen in the last 2 months that you can get there unlimited free points. The possibilities have been very limited.

The idea behind Uento is not so bad. App developers can bring up their installation count by paying small fees and get on this way a better ranking in the Google playstore. Depending on the wishes of the app developer the users are getting 3 points just for installing the app, 5 points for installing and run the app one time or 8 points for installing the app, run it one time and keep it on the device for 3 days.

Update January 29, 2016: I have now uninstalled Uento as the app told me that I'm locked for two days because I have changed my country. Sorry, but I think that is only an excuse for them for not having some apps to install. I have even not left my house and I did not restart my phone. This bug happened already a few times to me, but now the idiotic programmer from Uento can tease himself in future. He is even too stupid to show you the apps which are in your area available and running on your device. With other words is the the programmer from Uento nothing else than a script kiddie without any global knowledge. A technical knowledge about Android is completely missing and he tries to limit down the users until his scripts are crashing and resulting in reboots of the phone. It seems that he is even not able to secure his collected data because otherwise how it would come that the message "You have changed your country" can appear?

The idiot does even not know that the world has airplanes which are going from country to country and you can carry a mobile phone with you.

End of the update.

If you like to try the app by yourself then you need a Paypal account. Payment is only done to a Paypal account. In such a case follow the steps:

  1. not recommendedDownload and install the Uento App from the Google playstore (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.uento&hl=en) FREE OF CHARGE
  2. Sign-up with your name, email and password
  3. You get an email from waypedia with a validation code
    Copy the validation copy code into uento -> menu -> myprofile and press verify email with code 
  4. Start installing apps from the Uento program

Each time you reach 250 points you transfer $2.50 to your Paypal account. A payment proof gets found at the end of this article. The payment gets done within seconds.

If you reach level 20 you'll get your own referral code. You'll get 2 points for each installation from referral level 1 and 1 point for each installation from referral level 2.

uento offers

The problem is only that not all apps are with all versions of Android compatible. Uento likes to force the installation of all the apps. You are as user not able to mark an app as not compatible with your device. You see in the following screenshot that the app Buzzapp is not compatible with my Samsung Note II (GT-7100N). The same is valid for the apps Global Classifieds and Global Business Directory! You can see it at the following screenshots:

App not compatibledevice status Samsung GT-7100N - Galaxy Note II

I signed up at Uento on June 22, 2015. It needed until July 19, 2015 until I collected enough points (250 points) for a $2.50 payment and I got my referral code as soon as I reached the level 20 - that has been on August 8, 2015.

The problems I have described in my article from July 15 "Time-Waster: uento.com - Nicholas Thompson - Apogaeis Technologies - apogaeis.com" are mostly gone. The last weeks a few updates of the Uento software happened. It seems that the installation recognition got improved because the last "FAILED" has happened to me on July 4, 2015.

Here you'll find my full installation history:

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uento billing listuento billing list

 

Here is the payment proof of the first payment of US$2.50:

uento payment proofuento payment proof

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uento payment proof Paypal

 

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Survey site: MarketAgent.com - legal but in truth a waste of time to promote their services

by Rudolf Faix 4. August 2015 06:52

MarketagentMarketAgent is an official company with the location in Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland. That alone does not make them trustful. It shows only in which market they are active and which law they have to respect and where they are responsible in front of the law court.

If you are taking a look at their locations then you'll see that the English speaking market is not really their market. Austria, Germany and their location in Switzerland is German speaking. So it does not really make any sense to promote their services if you read their conditions at their website:

Registration as a survey participant: 150 Points

In principle, the invitation to participate in surveys is done by random selection. Which means, that our system uses randomly our address pool and selects the number of participants automatically - this is methodologically necessary. Often, participants must also meet certain characteristics (e.g.: male and living in Berlin or Vienna). Because of this, there can be greater distances between the surveys from time to time and then it can go back quite quickly.

Friend invited by the survey participant : 100 Points
You will receive the points for recommending new member only, when the referred person has completed his/her first survey.

Updating your personal information (1x per year): 50 Points
Please note that the points for updating your personal information will only be credited, if we have asked you to do so via email.

Participation in the online survey: 20 - 250 points

Conversion: 1.2 dollar = 120 cents = 100 bonus points

Bonus points will be awarded to your account immediately after completing each survey. Anytime you can convert Exchange Area the survey points into cash or rather products or services of our cooperation partners. Each time after you collect 200 number of points you can exchange them.

Bank transfer, Paypal, Skrill

From the above statements is ony "Conversion: 1.2 dollar = 120 cents = 100 bonus points" against the European Consumer law, because the U.S. members are getting a better conversation as the European members - actually is € 1.00 ~ US$ 1.09829.

In any case are their conditions only for their own benefit. If you invite someone to their system, then you'll get only paid if he is usefull for them. As you don't know it in front which kind of people they are searching is it nothing else than mass collection of data.

The result of this system can get seen in the comments from Web Of Trust. There has written Rayven_redeye on 04/21/2011 (translated to English):

A little extra income, as I said, you can do so about 30 € per year, to be made depending on the amount of surveys.
You get the surveys sent by mail, if you do not want to participate in the survey, the mail can get ignored because there is no "minimum" that must be met. The transfer works without problems, however, can take up to 3 weeks.

The user azereus has written on 03/28/2011 at WOT (translated to English):

you get around 1x survey per month sent. if make the survey until the end you get up to 2.5 €. adds up to € 30 / year. the money can be transferred on their own account.
Yes it works !!

The user ZLazarow has commented on 04/16/2012 at WOT:

I have completed few surveys and get 600 points(6€), at ask to payout to my paypal acount, onthe web page shows transfer succesful, but money I never get to my Paypal account, I wrote many times to marketagent.com, but not answered to any my mail sent...

I thik this is SCAM

Summary: If we take a look at the above comments then we see that they have not enough surveys that their members can get a higher income. I received never an invitation for a survey from them. It did not make any difference if I have been living in Vienna or at country side near to Vienna and I have been every time a typical consumer (living in a family with kids).

The European consumer data protection law keeps you save that your data are not getting traded.

Only people, which are not able to read and think, will promote marketagent.com at the English speaking part of the world. In any case such people are only wasting their time because they have even not enough surveys for their German speaking members and the referrer gets only paid if the refferal participates on his first survey.

This case shows even that all these other survey sites, which are offering you a high monthly income are only SCAM and they willnot pay you. The worst ones are these, which are asking for a membership fee from you.

The domain registration data from marketagent.com: 

Domain Name: marketagent.com
Registry Domain ID: 3176618_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
Registrar URL: http://www.domainname.at
Updated Date: 2015-02-27T07:15:49.0Z
Creation Date: 1999-01-23T05:00:00.0Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-01-23T05:00:00.0Z
Registrar: Key-Systems GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 269
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@key-systems.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68949396850
Domain Status: ok http://www.icann.org/epp#ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name:
Registrant Organization: Marketagent.com Online Research GmbH
Registrant Street: Muehlgasse 59
Registrant City: Baden
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code: 2500
Registrant Country: AT
Registrant Phone: +43.2252909009
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +43.225290900999
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: t.schwabl@marketagent.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Thomas Schwabl
Admin Organization: Marketagent.com Online Research GmbH
Admin Street: Muehlgasse 59
Admin City: Baden
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code: 2500
Admin Country: AT
Admin Phone: +43.2522909009
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: t.schwabl@marketagent.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Florian Folkmann
Tech Organization: Marketagent.com Online Research GmbH
Tech Street: Muehlgasse 59
Tech City: Baden
Tech Postal Code: 2500
Tech State/Province:
Tech Country: AT
Tech Phone: +43.225290900950
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: f.folkmann@marketagent.com
Name Server: ns1.sil.at
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DNSSEC: unsigned
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BitGold confirms that they are offering services which they are not able to fulfill

by Rudolf Faix 1. August 2015 06:52

gold barsBitGold support is confirming in their email that not one of their team is speaking German, but on their own site they are offering a German speaking support and they have a website in German too. Already this is a misleading promotion. How will they answer such a call? I think it will not take a long time if they are getting fined from the competition bureau of the European Union for their misleading marketing practice.

Lets start from the beginning. I have sent them a request for canceling my membership:

Hello

Please delete my account. The German translation is not understandable - it
is nothing than plain shit what is written there. Changing to English
resulted in the for me not understandable language Svenska. As your
business seems to be in reality from Eastern Europe or India, which is
hosting their services at the Amazon cloud and even have no own servers and
security systems is your company not trustful. Not one bank in Europe is
using a public hosting provider for their own services.

Additional I signed up by a misleading promotion, which did not get
fulfilled!

best regards
Rudolf Faix

Instead of disabling my account immeditely I got the following response:

JUL 24, 2015  |  04:30PM EDT
Ben replied:

We regret to hear of your intentions to cancel your account. We can certainly fulfill your request, but before we do so, can you please answer the following three questions:

1. Did you find BitGold’s TOS policy to be fair and equitable?

2. What are your views on BitGold’s gold prices?

3. Why are you closing your BitGold Act.?

We hope you reconsider using the platform in the future.

Regards,
Benjamin A. Smith
Vice President, Customer Success
www.bitgold.com

support@bitgold.com ~ 1-800-854-7418

My answer has been a link to my previous article about BitGold:

JUL 24, 2015  |  07:11PM EDT
Rudolf replied:

Hi Ben

There are a lot of reasons why I cancel my account directly after signing
up. You can find a few of them at:
http://affiliates.wwpa.com/post/2015/07/24/BitGold-Inc-very-suspicious-will-they-burst-like-a-bubble.aspx

That has been only the first impression. What will I find all if I'm
starting making a real background check?

best regards
Rudolf

In their following answer we see that they know about the problems of the translation from their own site. The question is only why they not solve this problems? They are only writing that they are working on it - until now they even did not change something and it takes only a few hours to fix the translation. Do they not have enough money? It is their own reputation which gets destroyed if they let the content online. We find the same money saving action in their referral program confirmed in their email:

Type your response ABOVE THIS LINE to reply
Rudolf Faix
Subject: Re: Email Verification

JUL 27, 2015  |  09:19AM EDT
Melanie Tyler replied:

Hi Rudolf,

We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I’d like to address some of the concerns you brought up in your article to provide better clarification. Firstly, we are very sorry about the translation issue. We are based in Toronto, Canada, and no one on our team speaks German. I will be completely honest – we had contracted the translation out to a translation company in Europe and have since heard (especially for the German version of the site) that a lot of it does not make sense. We are currently in the process of having this corrected and apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.

Our Golden Heart referral program and affiliate program are not lotteries, as your article suggested. The amounts are different in each region based on the usage we are seeing from each country, so that is why we advise users that their reward may vary. We cannot control how users advertise the program on social media, but the affiliates Facebook page (“BitGold Affiliate Program”) and your personal Golden Heart referral page are the best sources on information about each promotion.

If we can provide more information for you, we would be happy to do so. If you would still like to delete your account, we can also do that for you.

Kind regards,

Melanie

VP of Customer Success
BitGold Inc.
Phone: (647) 977 9004 | Fax: (647) 499 4435 | Toll-free 1800 854 7418
melanie@bitgold.com | www.bitgold.com 

The above email shows that BitGold even does not understand their self-induced problems. It shows that they are working according to the motto: "We're saving - cost what it may". My answer to this email has been accordingly:

How you can say that your referral program is not a lottery?
In my case is it already a lottery at which place I'm at the moment or which address I use for signing up. I have a company in New York, Vienna/Austria and in Manila/Philippines. Depending on which place I'm or signing up I get a different handling.
 
I even cannot promote your system because of your different promises. My market is the German and English speaking part of the world. I'm not able to offer something from your company without getting called to be scammer or liar from one or more parts of the world.
Do you see now the problem?
 
As your company is not able to understand international marketing you are proving that you even not understand something from your own business. Who shall trust you in this case if you fail already during your marketing process?
 
Sorry, but my own reputation is more important than your first steps in learning how an international marketing is working.
 
Don't forget if you are reaching the wrong people like me and there are a lot of them available at the world, than a handful of these people can be your ruin. In such a case the best promotion will not help you.
 
That you cannot control how people are advertising your system in the social media is true, but it has been your decision to let people advertise your service and you have to accept the result. It is your reputation which is going down together with the advertisers reputation. With other words is it for you not an excuse because you have started it and this without thinking about the consequences. Even this shows that you have no experienced people in your company. Maybe all of your staff is coming directly from the school or you are saving money by hiring under graduated ones.
 
As you have confirmed that not one at your company is speaking German, how do you handle callers at your support hotline if I'm calling the German support with the number +49-69-204575283, which is only an extension?

Summary: As I have decribed at the article "BitGold Inc. - very suspicious - will they burst like a bubble?" confirms the email from BitGold that everything at their systems is quick, cheap and dirty. The same methods we find in their support as they are offering something which they are not able to fulfill. Not one of their systems, which is visible from outsiders, is working on a serious way. What are you expecting in this case how they are handling your money? Maybe if you are customer from them you'll get an email once which tells you that during a programming mistake all your funds got lost, but BitGold is not guilty. Guilty is the external programming company.

My opinion is that a company, which is offering payment and investment services needs to make in each case a very serious impression otherwise they will not survive. Some people are so modest - they even don't accept reason.

It looks for me that they are struggeling with money because they are even not fixing their small problems. How long will it take in such a case that they would use customer funds for solving their problems? We have in German language a proverb which is translated into Enlish: "Opportunity makes the thief."

 

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