TrafficMonsoon - seems got programmed from absolutely beginners - even the captcha is not working correctly

by Rudolf Faix 22. August 2015 07:18

TrafficmonsoonTrafficMonsoon is tinkering permanently around in their program structure. It seems that they even don’t have a test system for keeping their amateur coders busy. For this they are using their regular users as guinea pigs.

For this you’ll get from time to time messages like:

Conducting a Small Maintenance.

We're improving your Traffic Monsoon experience, and will be back in a couple of minutes.
Sorry for this inconvenience

Further errors are:

  • You’ll end up unexpected at the login page during completing some cash links – this failure is browser independent.

  • You login to TrafficMonsoon and get the message at the Dashboard: “Cashlinks are available for you”. You follow the link and get the message “No Cashlinks are available for you”

  • You’ll get a new cash link, click on it immediately, see the advertisement, fill out the captcha and get as result the message “Sorry, Ad Expired!”. In some cases you’ll get the same advertisement shown at the next cash link and there is the advertisement not expired. The stupidity of their coders is endless in this case!

  • I have never experienced so many captcha errors like at TrafficMonsoon. It seems that they are even using manual built captchas, which got solved from a drunken one. Here is an example:

Screenshot Trafficmonsoon

You can enlarge the above screen shot to see that in the captcha field got entered 878. As result you'll get the error message shown below:

Screenshot Trafficmonsoon Error Message

The amount of failures and errors in the user interface shows that they are not testing their program properly before they put it online. In such a case are their users used as guinea pigs. Usually gets this kind of programming carried out by backyard companies without any capital or people which are overestimating themselves.

Such a company - for the case that TrafficMonsoon is a real company - is not trustful. Ordering paid services from such a "company" is a big risk - their billing would have the same or more worse logic failures than their user interface. Maybe this is the reason why they need to hide their identity by using a privacy protection service for their domain registration:

Domain Name: TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1873436151_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
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Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-08-30T16:11:00.00Z
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:
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Registrant Organization: WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICE, INC.
Registrant Street: PO BOX 639
Registrant Street: C/O TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Registrant City: KIRKLAND
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: 98083
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4252740657
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4259744730
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
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If you are thinking logical then you'll get it that TrafficMonsoon.com is only a time-wasting and/or money-wasting system. Each advertiser or advertising agency likes to get clicks because the user is interested into the product. Such user will get easier to be a customer then someone, which clicks only for the reason for getting paid or to get some clicks on his own advertisement. Such one will even not read the content of the site. You see the result already in the advertisements which they are showing you for keeping your earnings upright and in the Cashlinks. You'll get only adverisements shown from other Paid-To-Click offers and from some affiliate/mlm scammers which are hoping to get one more victim by using these systems.

The offer at their website is nothing else than a Ponzi scheme and in the most countries illegal:

As long as you are qualified, each sharing position you receive with your AdPack Combo purchase will continue to share in revenues up to $55.00. Reaching this maximum is not guaranteed, or affixed to any time frame. It's completely reliant upon sales of services, and you being qualified.

 

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Scammer: ShoeMoney - Jeremy Shoemaker - cheats already for US$1, what will happen with higher sums?

by Rudolf Faix 20. August 2015 10:29

ShowMoneyShoeMoney needed 10 days for answering a complaint that their software has a bug and their Facebook share detection and their promised payout is not working. Their answer shows that they are not interested in it. We know that scammer are lazy for this they are inventing some advertisements with promises of high earnings for selling you something useless. They are even not interested in fulfilling their misleading promotions. For this they lie all the time.

I can only recommend to everybody: Don't trust any advertisement. If someone promises you something than don't continue to spend some money before you got the promises fulfilled.

The fraud of the advertisement is already planned in the system. I don't know any other reason why they lie already in their support answer. I have no reason to sign-up many times at their system. I have seen already enough by the one time I signed up for writing my report found at "ShoeMoney - Jeremy Shoemaker: misleading promotion for getting access to Paypal accounts?". The answer from Amanda Hutch from shoemoney.com confirms only the fraud in their system. If I would have more accounts at their site, then they needed to have paid at least the first time, but my Paypal account received during the last 3 years only the payments from Uento!

This shows the poor situation of the affiliate/MLM marketing. This market is already down and some people are trying with unbelievable advertisings to find a few stupid people, which are believing into their promotion. The same gets found here at ShoeMoney. To promote their own system they are promising you the heaven on earth but they are even not able to fulfill their US$1 promise for a Facebook and/or Twittershare. I think that the Facebook share detection is working, but they even like to get more promotion for their US$1. I'll recomment everybody to delete the sharing from ShoeMoney from your timeline and Twitter pages.

The misleading promotion from the ShoeMoney website:

Screenshot of the misleading promotion from the ShoeMoney website


They like to sell you only some hosting and systems as we can read at my previous report about ShoeMoney. With this action they have destroyed the little bit of their reputation they had until now. My opinion is that they are nothing else than fraudster and scammer. I don't believe them anything what is coming from their site!

The email from ShoeMoney:

ShoeMoney Network <amanda@shoemoney.com>

20:35 (vor 10 Stunden)
 
an mich
 
 
Rudolf,

Good afternoon.

The reason you have not received your rewards in your account is because I show you have multiple accounts with the network.

This is against our Terms of Service to have two accounts.

Thanks!

--
Amanda Hutch
Client Specialist
amanda@shoemoney.com

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:33 PM CDT, Rudolf Faix <rudolffaix@gmail.com> wrote:

The announced $1 did not arrive at my Paypal account until now. Are you only collecting Paypal addresses?


On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:03 PM CDT, Rudolf Faix <rudolffaix@gmail.com> wrote:

The Facebook share detection is not working


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ShoeMoney - Jeremy Shoemaker: misleading promotion for getting access to Paypal accounts?

by Rudolf Faix 12. August 2015 14:07

ShoeMoneyMisleading promotion is well-known from the affiliate and MLM marketing companies. By promoting large income opportunities they try to pull out your hard earned money from your pocket. ShoeMoney is not different in this case. I think ShoeMoney is even more worse than others.

Jeremy Shoemaker promises in his videos after signing up to shoemoney.net for sharing a link on Facebook $1 as payment. The problem is already that his program is not able verifying the link. The alternate way is to share it on Twitter. This seems to work for his program. Verifying the Paypal account works too. His transfer of $1 to your Paypal account is already not working. A rogue who thinks is the evil of it.

I'll reccommend everybody, which made the same experience than me to delete the Tweet and the Facebook posting with the Shoemoney link because you have done it in believing the misleading promotion of Jeremy Shoemaker. Even the verification access to your Paypal account should get removed (found at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/auth/identity/myactivity?execution=e1s2). It does not matter how much the value is you got promised. The behavior of Jeremy Shoemaker itself shows that he is not a trustful business partner. His words are nothing else than hot air or with other words who lies once cannot get trusted any more. If someone lies already for a small amount, what he will do if the amount is big?

It is not a big loss if ShoeMoney is not trustful. They only like to sell you a website for promoting their own services. You get a few percents of their sales. That means if ShoeMoney is not successful they are saving at least the hosting costs of their website, because you have to pay it in any case. That is the business model of ShoeMoney: You have in any case the costs and if they like than they let you earn a little bit. You'll not be able to have any controll about your sales and Jeremy Shoemaker is cheating you already for US$1!

Here we can see that the link shoemoney.net is public shared at my wall at Facebook: 

Facebook timeline Rudolf Faix

The site ShoeMoney.net does not recognize it and offers for this sharing it on Twitter. As we know from before it can be a trick for getting more attention too. I think more about the second possibility:

ShoeMoney - tricks you for publishing their ads on Twitter too

You can see here where you need to spend money and what you get by participating at the program of ShoeMoney. I have stopped at the moment as I needed to buy space for a website from a provider, which has less bandwith available than my own company in Europe. As you cannot continue to the next step without buying you can guess who will earn money: Jeremy Shoemaker. You can even expect that you have to pay for services, which you can get from other sites for free:

Instead off earning you have to spend money

ShoeMoney - instead of earn you have to spend money

ShoeMoney - spending instead of earning

 

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Registrant Name: Jeremy Schoemaker
Registrant Organization: ShoeMoney Media INC
Registrant Street: 6235 Black Forest Drive
Registrant City: Lincoln
Registrant State/Province: NE
Registrant Postal Code: 68516
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4023065750
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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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4life.com - 4Life Research USA, LLC - very unserious

by Rudolf Faix 21. July 2015 16:54

4life Food SupplementI got at my last article about losing money by participating in the USANA system a comment on Facebook about 4Life Research USA, LLC (4life.com). The comment contained phrases like "how about 4life? have you heard about them? they had a very good system.4ways to earn and very unique! they are a research company", "if you dig on their complan, quite reasonable than any mlm and binary system out there." and "4life is different, very humble and yet generous. Actually you can be a member of without taking out money from your pocket.".

Exact this case shows the difference between promotion and reality. It is true that you can sign-up without paying something but only as a customer without any benefits. For this it does not make any sense to sign-up if you don't like to support them with your personal data. As soon as you like to be more than a normal customer you have to buy from them. It does not matter if you can use their products or not. In this case is already no difference to the other MLM companies which only like to pull money out of your pocket for paying the people on top of the pyramid. Don't forget that you need a lot of people from the base paying for the toys, fun and happiness of the people on the top.

What makes them very unserious?

Take a look at the different prices and packaging from the different parts of the world. You can say now that these are different parts of the world - one is Europe and the other one is an Asian Country and the transport is higher in price. That is not really true the container price is in Asia even cheaper than in Europe. Normally is in Asia everything cheaper than in Europe or USA otherwise are the products nothing else than non-seller. Compare the prices in the table below:

Austria/Europe Philippines

enummi Diamond Kit

  • 1 Entrepreneurial Kit w/D4L bag (English/German)
  • 2 Transfer Factor Tri-Factor (single)
  • 1 4Life Transfer Factor® BCV (120 Kapseln)
  • 1 4Life Transfer Factor® Belle Vie (60 Kapseln)
  • 3 4Life Transfer Factor® Plus Tri-Factor (90 Kapseln)
  • 1 4Life Transfer Factor® Riovida Burst (15 Päckchen)
  • 1 enummi Gentle Facial Cleanser (4 oz)
  • 1 enummi Refreshing Toner (4 oz)
  • 1 enummi Protective Day Moisturizer (1.7 oz)
  • 1 enummi Eye Cream (single)
  • 1 enummi Night Recovery Cream (1 oz)
  • 1 enummi Life C Energizing Serum (single)
  • 1 Transfer Factor ReCall (90 capsules)
  • 1 enummi Intensive Body Lotion NFR (8.5 oz)

400 LP, €460.00 = PHP 22,555.88 = US$ 498.51

Diamond Success Pack 2

  • 6 4Life Transfer Factor Tri-Factor Formula (60 capsules)
  • 6 4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor Formula (90 capsules)
  • 1 Compass 2.0
  • 1 Diamond Bag

400 LP, Php35,800.00 = € 727.68 = US$ 788.72

4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri Factor Formula EU4Life Transfer Factor® Plus™ Tri-Factor™ Formula

4Life Transfer Factor® Plus Tri-Factor (90 Kapseln)

50LP
€ 47.95
PHP 2,351.21
US$ 51.96

4Life Transfer Factor TFPlus USTransfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor

4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor Formula (90 capsules)

50LP
PHP 4,584.00
€ 93.18
US$ 100.99

For the case that you'll say now that the compared products are not the same, then take a look at the name at the packaging. There you see that the same product has only another packaging for the same content - only the price is at the Philippines nearly the double from Europe. The funny thing is that the price in the United States - the home country of 4Life Research USA, LLC - is higher than in Europe: $ 61.45! The exchange rate between Euro and US$ got down during the last year. That means the Euro has been coming cheaper, but even this difference does not explain such a price difference. It shows only that the products of 4Life Research USA, LLC are simple overpriced not to mention pure usury.

The national statistics offices tell us the average monthly income. In Austria is the average monthly income € 1,979 (US$ 2,144.68 / PHP 97,039.30) and at the Philippines depending of the region between PHP 19,000 and PHP 20,000 (€ 406.53 / US$ 440.63). You pay in Austria for renting a flat normally more than € 800 (US$ 866.98 / PHP 39,227.61). I have rented at the Philippines a house for PHP 7,500 (€ 152.45 / US$ 165.23).

Can you see now why in the Philippines the product from 4Life Research USA, LLC are non-seller?
While the average European needs to work one week for buying the most expensive starter pack a Philippian needs to work more than seven weeks for it. As there is no possibility to promote the products international (different product names for the same product, different prices for a lot of countries and not all products are in each country available) does it even not make any sense to sign up with 4Life Research USA, LLC from the Philippines or any other country with a similar price-income ratio. The people have in such a case simple not enough money to buying such high priced products.

The same way you get from your first level down-line only 2% but your sponsor gets 25%. This system let you pay a long time before you are able to earn something. That you don't trick the system 50% of the new distributors you enroll have to be in your direct down-line (first level) - there where you earn only 2% from their sales. Such a system is designed for growing fast and financing the upstream people. As soon no more people get enrolled the complete system will crash like each pyramid construction.

The owner of 4Life Research USA, LLC should try their own product "4Life Transfer Factor® ReCall® - Targeted brain support for optimal mental functioning" and revise afterwards their offer. Hopefully they have not used this product already before they have invented their offers.

The domain registration data from 4life.com:

Domain Name: 4life.com
Registry Domain ID: 98224525_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar URL: http://www.markmonitor.com
Updated Date: 2014-10-14T10:03:29-0700
Creation Date: 2003-05-22T00:00:00-0700
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-05-22T11:16:00-0700
Registrar: MarkMonitor, Inc.
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Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.2083895740
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Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Tyler Rasch
Registrant Organization: 4Life Research USA, LLC
Registrant Street: 9850 S. 300 W.,
Registrant City: Sandy
Registrant State/Province: Utah
Registrant Postal Code: 84070
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.8015623600
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.8015623611
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Registrant Email: systems@4life.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Tyler Rasch
Admin Organization: 4Life Research USA, LLC
Admin Street: 9850 S. 300 W.,
Admin City: Sandy
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Admin Email: systems@4life.com
Registry Tech ID:
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Tech Phone: +1.8015623600
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 The Alexa global traffic ranking of the domain 4life.com:

Alexa ranking 4life.com

 

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