Recently I've been reviewing a lot of products and services online in order to better help my site visitors. I know not everyone will end up using my own services, but I want to make sure that if you do go elsewhere, you're not going to your doom. The process of reviewing these products has led me time and time again to the same scam review site, Scamxposer.com, and I've come to the incredible conclusion that Scam Xposer is itself in fact a scam. It reviews products, concludes that they are legit, and gives you a referral link.
By lying to you, they're making money from you.
Why Is Scam Xposer A Scam?
I first noticed that there could be an issue with ScamXposer when I was researching for my Team Vinh review. I had already come to the conclusion that Team Vinh was a scam, and was gathering more evidence. So when I saw that David Harris of ScamXposer had given it 5 stars, calling it a “one of a kind business opportunity”, I was confused.
There were plenty of comments from others saying thanks for the great review, but no comments on the actual product experience.
I was starting to think these were fake comments, designed to add some gravitas to the original review. I left my own comment, questioning the legitimacy of the program, and of course, it didn't get published. Even the “user rating” is fake, as there's no way for any users to add their own product rating.
The whole review was poor as well. Only a brief attempt at explaining the product was made, and it was mostly along the lines of “this is a great, legit product that will make you money, sign up here.”
There's nothing wrong with reviewing a product and using your affiliate link to send people to sign up. If you've written a fair, thorough review, you deserve a commission. The problem with ScamXposer is, he doesn't do fair reviews, he doesn't even really check out the products. He just chooses the popular/high paying products, and gives them 5 stars.
After my suspicions were aroused, I decided to check out the other top rated programs on this “Scam review” website. I was pretty shocked with what I found.
What's Wrong With This Picture?
Simply put, David Harris is promoting products that are not worthy of real promotion. Empower Network is the biggest scam on the Internet right now and deserves ZERO stars, Project Payday is another known scam, as is Work From No Home. I've not yet investigated Freebie Money Printer, but the name doesn't exactly sound promising. Of these products, only Internet Income University is NOT a scam, but even then it's not worthy of 5 stars.
What ScamXposer does is, review these products, give them favorable scores, and make a commission when people sign up via the affiliate link included in the review.
Again, there's nothing wrong with making a commission off your reviews, but when you lie about it, there's a big problem.
Unmasking The Charade
ScamXposer does a pretty good job of pretending to be legitimate. A lot of work has gone into the charade, but by doing a little bit of investigating, it's easy to see through the lies.
- Promotes Scams – I've already mentioned how scams get 5 star ratings here, which is the biggest sign something fishy is going on.
- Rarely Gives Details – Most positive reviews don't go into much detail about products, just saying that they are great.
- Gives Negative Reviews – In order to seem legitimate, David does give many negative reviews. These are all Paid Survey, Research and Testing products though, anything else gets a thumbs up, despite it being a scam.
- Money Saved Banner – The banner on the homepage (see below) states how much money people have saved thanks to the website. This is an arbitrary number though, picked at random. It doesn't update, and is just a JPG image. There's no way to back up that statement.
Who Is David Harris?
The good thing about Google Authorship is it's pretty easy to track down the website owner. David Harris (if that's who he really is), has a Google plus account that isn't very active. In fact, only about 150 people are following him. Now, in no way am I saying that the number of followers you have is a sign of your quality. No way is the Internet a popularity contest.
But…when you yourself are following over 1k people, and only 150 people follow you back, despite you operating a HUGE scam review website, you have to wonder why. Is it because everyone knows your reviews aren't accurate?
I really don't want to speculate too much on this, but it did raise a few eyebrows.
I also found many other sites with reviews and complaints of ScamXposer, and there's no doubt in my mind that it's a scam. Be very wary.
So Now What?
In future, when checking for product reviews online, be wary of anything from ScamXposer. I'd recommend you check out IveTriedThat.com or OneMoreCupOf-Coffee.com instead. Both of these guys work hard to fully investigate products and scams as much as they can, and really have saved a lot of people a lot of money.
Also, if you've come here because you are looking to earn money online without getting bitten by scams, then check out how I make money here.