Website: Max Profits Now
Owner: Max Aria
The biggest red flag for me is the kind of misleading marketing these guys use to get people in. Pretty much everything you see is either totally fake or grossly misleading at best. Take for example the way they try and associate themselves with reputable news networks by kicking the video off with an old news clip, along with news logos above and beneath it.
Here’s the thing: they have absolutely NO affiliation or endorsement in any way from these networks. They never have and they never will. These have just been ripped off the net and pasted into this website to gain your trust. Look closer at the statement…
“work from home opportunities have been featured on… the news”
Awesome, glad we cleared that up Mr. Aria, I always wondered if “stuff” had been featured on the news at some point! Sounds silly I know, but that is exactly the merit in what they are saying. It is just an attempt to lower your level of ‘perceived risk’ and build trust. Nothing more.
Another thing they do is claim there are only ‘limited’ spots available in your area which is just another marketing trick. They use a special ‘geo targeting’ tool along with other elements to make people believe they need to “hurry up” and “buy now” given the limited spots in their particular area. They want you to buy quickly so you don’t read real reviews and potentially second guess your decision. All of these things actually do work on people to some extent so it makes them money. I think it goes without saying they are very misleading tactics though.
There’s many more tricks they use and this particular website is closely linked to hundreds of other known scam websites that I, and others are constantly exposing. Here’s a list of some of the websites I’ve recently reviewed that are very similar to Max Aria’s website:
- My Millionaire Mentor
- My AE Success
- My Success Plan Online
- Miley’s Money Method
Hitting The JackPot? Not Quite!
Here’s the main thing you see on the sales page right after you put your email and phone number in:
Certainly sounds pretty nice! We’re being personally guaranteed a solid income starting out or we get $500 for our troubles. Win win right? But hang on a second…
I love how they are ‘being upfront’ in the fine print where hardly anyone looks! If they were in fact genuinely trying to be ‘upfront’ and not make misleading claims, they failed miserably. Turns out to get your $500 guarantee you actually need to spend an additional $2,497 to obtain the MOBE licence. This license allows you to recruit others under you.
Even after doing all 21 steps and buying the license there are many people claiming they have not been able to obtain a refund. This really is my biggest problem with this program, the absolute insane amount of deceptive hype they use to promote it. There really is no need to trick people to buy anything for you to make money online I can assure you.
You might be starting to see what kind of training you’ll be buying into with this. Ask yourself how comfortable you’d be convincing a family member, close friend or anyone to buy a $97 program that they could really buy for $47 while also leaving out the fact that it really costs $10,000’s to make the kind of income shown in the video.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with promoting high ticket products and multi level marketing within itself. Yes. However, when it is promoted in this manner, I think it is pretty unethical and lame.
How The System Works
The idea is to sign up and purchase an array of different ‘products’ that unlock higher levels of earning within the company. The more you buy the more you can make. For example: if you only buy in at the basic ‘MLR level’ and sign up someone who buys in at the ‘Platinum level’ then you make zero dollars! All that hard work and money down the drain unless you ‘upgrade’ to a higher membership level.
There definitely is some pretty serious money to be made with this program though, I won’t deny that. If you have the money to invest and don’t have an issue with the kind of marketing tactics being used then (with enough time and effort) you’d probably do alright for yourself.
SafeGuard Your Personal Info
Now this is taken from the same website under the ‘purchase agreement’ tab:
It seems these guys like to say one thing and then turn around and say something completely different depending on where you look. These promo websites (not MOBE itself) are notorious for employing telemarketers to harass people to buy anything and everything on a daily basis. That gets pretty annoying after a while and unfortunately lots of people are being scammed pretty bad this way.
Most people would be signing up to this thinking they’ll pay their $97 and get access to some awesome training and mentoring and start making money in a relatively short amount of time. Unfortunately that is no where near what actually happens.
The majority of people sign up and spend… then spend some more… then keep spending. They try and recruit every living thing into their downline to recover these costs and eventually end up frustrated, lost and worse off financially. If you understand Internet marketing well and have a good amount of money to put into this you will probably do quite well over time. If you’re a newbie and don’t have $10,000’s lying around then this may not the way to go.