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.

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Suspicious Sites

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:


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

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.

Benjamin A. Smith
Vice President, Customer Success ~ 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:

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

best regards

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,


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

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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An example how a wrong marketing can be a self-shot

by Rudolf Faix 30. July 2015 13:21

Xalient - Advertising & MarketingTwo days ago I got an email with an offer for optimzing my websites. The problem is only that this one, which likes to optimze it, does even not know that his own website is a big secret in the World Wide Web. This example shows the difference between promotion and reality. If someone cannot bring his own website up, how he will be able to bring up a customer website?

Even the statement that he has been looking at my website is nothing than a big lie because uf he has been really looking at my website then he would have seen that I'm selling nothing and he would not promise a "better sales of my services"!

Some people only think that they need to make a simle website, say that the website is good and they can start earning money without doing something. In such a case they are wrong and with such a behavior they are only destroying their own reputation.

The email from - "Digital Marketing Manager" Javis Murya: 

From: Gyanendra <>
Date: 2015-07-28 15:20 GMT+02:00
Subject: We are offering special services Some time

Hope you are doing well.
My name is Jaivis Murya, and I work as a Digital Marketing Manager, I would like to discuss a business opportunity with you.
I gone through your website and found its design is not eye-catching. However, your website needs re-designing or needful
modification to look fascinating and business oriented. So, would you be interested in a possible re-designing service of
your site or additional features that might benefit the overall usability and user experience which usually leads to better
sales of your services?
We have a three tier quality check system so No compromise on quality!
We are offering special services as given below:-
Software Development
      Offshore Software Development
        VB .NET Development
        DOT NET Application Development
        Sharepoint Migration Development
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        Microsoft Azure Development
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        Microsoft Small Business Solution
        SQL Programming Development
        C# Development
    Website Development
        PHP Website Development
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        ASP.NET Website Development
        CakePHP Development
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    Mobile Application Development
        ibeacon Implementation
        iPhone Application Development
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        Swift Development
        iPad Application Development
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        Window 8 Mobile App Development
    Ecommerce Solutions
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        ECommerce Cart Development
        Ecommerce Website Design
        Rainworx Customization
        Magento Enterprise
        Open Cart Development
        Shopify Development
This calls for an Action!
Our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) service provides you with up-to-date and ethical techniques based on recent algorithm
changes done by Google.
You need OUR high-standard SEO for your business because:
. Our approach to content syndication as per Google websites
. Websites are audited and filtered for duplicate contents
. One way link for client through quality websites
. Serviced 6000+ client across various domains through a team of qualified and dedicated professionals
. All SEO professionals are Google Ad words certified.
 Kindly revert back if you are interested. I would be happy to share our Work Portfolio, Client testimonials and Service Packages.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Warm Regards,
Jaivis Murya
Digital Marketing Manager

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If you scroll at the Alexa site a little bit down then you'll see that even no visitor is coming from Google or another search engine to the xalient site:

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Affiliates & MLM Marketing

iPas 2 - in a lot of countries nothing else than an illegal pyramid system

by Rudolf Faix 27. July 2015 11:12

iPas2iPas 2 is a sales management and funnel system. For this it cannot generate itself any income for you. Everything depends on the product you have to sell. A typical non-seller will not sell better if you are using the system. For this are all promotions where you can earn from this system are nothing else than misleading. The only possibility of earning is by selling the system to others and getting a commission for it. With other words is it nothing else than a pyramid system without any real product value and for this is in a lot of countries illegal.

The system got developed for the Prosperty Team of the Empower Network and Empower Network members can use it for collecting additional affiliates. Anyway there are cheaper alternatives available.

The costs for the iPas 2 system are found at their site

What Are The Costs Of Joining iPas 2?
Good question! The best question in this iPas Marketing System review! Look iPas has a high ticket business model that spits out high commissions. The best scenario is to be at the Black Member level. At this level you have the PBA’s (personal business assistants) working for you. By the way, all the products and names you see, are Empower Network Products. The viral blogging system is a must have to be online with a professional blog website. You can use this to blog about your business or any other topic you like. The rest are high level Marketing training products. You can seriously compare this to a Masters degree in online marketing when you have studied them all. Let’s put it all in one simple overview:

So your total one time investment to be at the iPas Black Membership level is US$ 5125.00. if you immediately go all in and qualify for all possible commissions.
You can also enter at much lower levels… $100 – $500 or $1000, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Your monthly costs are US$47.00 for the iPas2 system.
And $19.95 affiliate fee to be paid 100% commissions

The makers of the item guarantee that you'll have the capacity to make a huge number of dollars every month with these components. I have doubtlessly on the off chance that you utilize this framework and buckle down then you'll have the capacity to create a better than average wage. Be that as it may, it'll take a long while to acquire back what you spent in any case. Also the way does not make it better that regardless you'll be 100% depending on the Empower Network for making money.

You can find what you can really earn at their income disclaimer found at

The ‘average’ person who participates in iPAS earns $0-$200 per month, while the exceptional ones earn upwards of $20,000+ per month.

It doesn't generally show you how to make an online business. It chiefly shows you how to market Empower Network and gain cash as a member. Your fundamental wellspring of wage will be from the referrals that you gather. I know functioning as a partner advertiser can be very gainful. In any case, I think we can all concur that it's vastly improved to have your own site and after that advance offshoot offers through your site.

You should be in control. Else, it can all vanish overnight. Keep in mind what happened when Google began getting serious about spam with the new calculation redesigns? A huge number of sites were hit hard and online groups were overflowed with individuals griping about the new changes. The fact of the matter is that on the off chance that you rely on upon one showcasing method for the greater part of your needs, and that advertising system is demolished, then your whole business will run down with it. That is what it's inconceivably vital to concentrate on a few distinctive promoting systems.

Did you know Google doesn't support Empower Network blogs? Empower Network sites are staggeringly hard to rank on Google.

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Fraud & Scam

WOT - Web Of Trust - a good tool, but you need to use your own brain

by Rudolf Faix 26. July 2015 07:41

WOT - Web Of TrustWOT - Web Of Trust is nothing else than a free browser add-on which combines different warning sources like Malwarebytes, PhishTank, etc. with a community of users which are sharing their experience with websites, online stores, scams, untrustworthy links, etc. With other words it is rating system for websites which cannot get easily influenced or cheated.

Everybody, which likes to find some good sites for business - especially in the MLM and affiliate marketing sector, should use this browser add-on in combination with the other tools I described already at "Tools helping in evaluating the promotion and reality of affiliate networks".

WOT shows a colored traffic light next to website links to tell you which sites people trust for safe searching, surfing and shopping online: green for good, red for bad, and yellow as a warning to be cautious. The icons are shown in popular search engine results, social media, online email, shortened URL’s, and lots of other sites.

An example is shown at the following screenshot:

Sample browsing with WOT - Web of Trust

If you are accidentally opening a site which has a bad reputation you get immediately a warning like shown at the following screenshot:

Site with a bad reputation

From the toolbar you are able to take a look at the rating of a site:

WOT - Web of Trust - Ratings with comments

Following the link "View details and comments", which opens in a new browser-tab, gives you some background information about the reason for the ranking. Not all user are commenting their voting. You should read in any case the positive and negative comments and make your own decision.

Don't forget: Such tools can only help you in making your decision - they cannot hindrance you making a wrong decision.

At least can save this tool a lot of your time, which you spend normally by watching the time-waster videos of the illiterates. You'll get more information about the system and/or offered products from the comments than from the time-waster videos.


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