Based on the hits Iâ€™ve been getting on Dannyâ€™s Scam Review and comments and questions regarding the Ultimate Wealth Package I finally decided to review the product. Interesting, when I do a Google search on â€œultimate wealth packageâ€ I find result after result of websites telling me how wonderful the product is. Of course none of them actually reviewed the product properly which of course led me to believe that they were essentially doing the same thing as Dannyâ€™s Scam Review â€“ trying to make money of the affiliate links they had at the bottom of their web pages. Therefore, I decided to pay Ultimate Wealth Package a visit, however, when I got to the website I saw this box floating towards the middle of the page telling me about receiving a free money making website.
Knowing off the bat that this was a bunch of baloney, I decided to try it out. Notice in the screenshot above that it tells me to enter my name and email address to receive my free website â€“ â€œYou will receive your website in the next five minutesâ€.
If I am not mistaken, this means that they will email me the link to my free website. I am not sure how they could do this since all they have is my email address and name. How could they possible give me a website based on that information alone? Well, after clicking on the â€œYes Give Me the Freeâ€¦â€ button this came up:
The first box told me that I would receive my website in five minutes. Now after entering my information it tells me that I will â€œinstantly receive access to claimâ€ my free website. I know I am nitpicking but it did say that they would send me my website and now it says that I should click on the confirmation link to receive access to claim my website. Sounds exactly like one of those â€œYouâ€™ve won a free Ipod â€“ click here to claim your prizeâ€ banner ad that when clicked on takes you to some sort of subscription page or something that never really gives you an Ipod in the end. This is the same idea. Here is the email I received from them with the â€œconfirmationâ€ link:
Notice how the confirmation link is just a link to markwarrenwebsites.com. I had to enter my name and email address just to get a link to another website. What a sham!! Whereâ€™s the confirmation link? You could go to this website without the stupid email sign up.
Just in case people donâ€™t realize this from the beginning, if anyone lies to you in the process of â€œhelpingâ€ you make money they are not to be trusted. Its that simple!
So I follow the link and I end up back at the beginning of the process.
“Get A Free Turn-key Money Making Website”
Do you want a money making website but don’t know how to build one or where to start… I have a solution. My team of professional website designers will build and upload a cash pulling website worth $1097 – for free – and you can start making money in the next 3 hours …
Didnâ€™t I just sign up for this â€œfreeâ€ website? Yet later at the bottom of the page it again asks for my name and email address. Obviously there’s some serious scamming going on here.
As I scroll down the page I see this right away:
Notice: This is a very limited offer, I will have to pull this offer very soon as demand is very high for these websites. Please act fast if you want to get your free money making website. Let’s get started…
Special Notice: We will be ending this promotion very soon and once all the free websites are gone they’re gone for good…
This is a classic and unfortunately successful marketing tactic. Telling people that if they donâ€™t order now they will miss out almost always gets people to make a quick decision. These special offer tactics are used by all dishonest companies when they want to sell a product faster. Robert Cialdini, in his phenomenal book titled â€œInfluence: The Psychology of Persuasionâ€ refers to this marketing technique as the â€œScarcity Scamâ€.
â€œSomething that, on its own merits, held little appeal for me had become decidedly more attractive merely because it would soon become unavailable.[page 238]
â€œProbably the most straightforward use of the scarcity principle occurs in the â€œlimited-numberâ€ tactic, when the customer is informed that a certain product is in short supply that cannot be guaranteed to last longâ€ [page 239]
â€œCustomers are often told that unless they make an immediate decision to buy, they will have to purchase the item at a higher price or they will be unable to purchase at all.[page 243] It is to keep the prospects from taking the time to think the deal over by scaring them into believing they canâ€™t have it later, which makes them want it now.â€[page 244] (1)
It is this exact tactic that markwarrenwebsites.com uses to get people to sign up for these packages. Unfortunately, people are biting.
(1) Cialdini, Robert B. “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” (New York: William Morrow, 1993) 238-244