Product Name: The Secret dot Co
Product Owner: Darren Ward
Advertised Price: Free
Real Price: $200+
What Is It?
Trade binary options with a special app to become a millionaire.
We've seen 1,000,001 “ultra secret” binary options apps this year, and this one is no different. Trading binary options is a real thing that people do, but there is no software to tell you how to make guaranteed trades, and you have to invest a lot of money to learn how to actually profit.
Before You Buy
As usual, we are spun a grand story of how a happy guy was down on his luck, then some mysterious person popped out of the woodworks to share his secret software. There's really nothing new to this story, except that this guy is trying to cash in on those that follow “The Secret”.
Personally, I'm not a fan of The Secret, and I think that all the buzz about how awesome this book is came from Oprah and other daytime TV pushers like Dr. Oz. They've been wrong before, like how Oprah shot Robert Kiyosaki to fame with Rich Dad Poor Dad, only to find out later that his was a big time scammer.
Also, notice how it doesn't really make sense that the video uses British English, calling his buddies “mate” but is read in a Southern American accent. Poor product in my opinion – doesn't this guy have a million dollars?
Many of these scams originate in places where fraud is not regulated very well, places like Cyprus, China, and other places in Eastern Europe/Asia. Not only that, this product is featured at Clicksure, one of the scammiest internet sites in the world of internet marketing.
Some Proof It's A Scam
While we weren't subject to fake testimonial videos or fake screenshots which are pretty easy to debunk, there are still many things to pick out that prove this is a scam.
1. Fake Timer and Limitations
Go ahead, let the timer run out. See how the number fluctuate for how many spots are left. It doesn't make sense at all because they never run out. Click away and try again. This is not a limited opportunity and these graphics are there to make you anxious (to get you to buy).
2. Not Free
The whole time we are told that this is a free way to make money at home. It's not. You have to deposit $200 into a binary options account, and that money can be gone in a matter of minutes.
3. Prewritten Ads
You probably found this product because someone sent you an email telling you it was awesome and you could make X amount of money per day/week/month. These are pre-written emails provided to all affiliates and have no grounds in reality. They are spammed out to millions of people.
4. Fake Support Email
I noticed that their email address was not clickable, a suspect sign that something was wrong. So I sent support an email and in just a few minutes I received a notification from Google that this email address does not exist.
There's absolutely no reason to invest your money into The Secret Co's binary options app. I would go so far as to say that you should stay away from binary options in general.
Learning how to make money online doesn't have to be expensive, and it doesn't mean you have to take a leap of faith into some program that you don't really understand. The personal support and step by step training at Wealthy Affiliate is what got my first business off the ground, and it's why I recommend it as my #1 resource for newbies trying to get a legitimate start in online business.
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