Forex Enterprise – Where is Your Conscience?

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One of the aspects of the Internet that drives me mad is the fact that people can pretty much say anything and generally get away with it.

But do not fear, Detective Dean is here.

Recently I was skimming the net and I came across a site that is one of the biggest selling Forex sites on the net. This site claims to show you how to make money online and from home.

The sales page/main site is at forexenterprise.com and at first it just looks like every other sales page, but I want to show you something that may offend you, may amuse you, or may shock you…

I want you to look at this “newspaper clipping” about his website.

Impressive hey?

This newspaper clipping is currently being shown at ForexEnterprise.com go and have a look and see for yourself.

Well check this out My Spoof Newspaper Article

Can you see the similarities?

You should be able to detect that they are exactly the same templates. That is because I ALSO used the fake newspaper clipping generator here

Shame on you Forex Enterprise! Tricking people like that. If the newspaper ad is fake, then what about his earnings video? Or his testimonials?

I have enough knowledge of the Forex industry to know that this guy is making a LOT of money from this product, and frankly, that leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

I am not claiming marketing people on the net are all whiter than white, far from it! But it is this sort of trickery that gives everyone else a bad name.

So ForexEnterprise.com are officially this weeks winners of my “Marketers without a conscience award

Dean Hunt… changing the world, one fake newspaper article at a time.

PS: It would of course be wrong of me to keep mentioning Forex Enterprise, because if I say “Forex Enterprise” too often, I may start to rank in the search engines for ForexEnterprise.com and that would show potential customers that the owner of Forex Enterprise.com has used fake material to gain their trust. ;-)

  • Chuck

    Gosh Dean. You are pretty hard on this ol’ guy. In his ad he says
    “I left my morals on the wayside for this one…”

    So this guy is totally upfront about the whole thing. hahhhahahhaahaha

    “Within months I was almost earning too much money. I was averaging $256 per day in income.”
    If that was almost too much money why is he wanting to make more?

    The house he is standing in front of looks like it would cost less then the 2 vehicles although houses in Southern California are quite expensive.

    Don’t know what he is selling since I scanned the ad but I give the guy credit for being honest(not!)

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  • http://www.realtruthhere.com/secrets/20secrets.html Martin

    Shocking!!

    Why resort to this? I thought he was already making some good money.

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  • http://bloggingbits.com Mohsin

    Haha.. nice find. That is definitely fake.

    Looks like Mr. forexenterprise.com hired an 8th grader to write the article for him :P

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  • http://maryspad.com mary

    This is unbelievable that forexenterprise.com would do this. These kind of stunts by websites like Forex Enterprise hurt not just themselves and their credibility, but the credibility of other websites that are trying hard to make a valid contribution on the net. Forex Enterprise should be ashamed of themselves for doing this! Hopefully the owner of forexenterprise.com will have the conscience to come forward and answer and either clear his name and that of Forex Enterprise, or admit to his readers that he and Forex Enterprise made a bad decision.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    Chuck, Where does it say that? I don’t see it on his site.

    Here is what is around the fake ad:

    “Have you ever seen proof like that before?

    Or how about this. My story was featured in the local Newspaper Business Magazine; check out this cutting promoting the article:”

    Sounds like he is quite clearly trying to make you see this as ACTUAL proof.

    Martin – he clearly is making money, but if he is happy to do this to deceive people, what else is he happy to do?

    Moshin – Yes, I agree, the copywriting is poor!

    Mary – I couldn’t agree more!

    For the record, I knew this was fake because I have used the newspaper tool before, but I used it for a spoof joke.

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  • http://www.stepbystepphp.com Kieran Cranley

    Well spotted Dean,
    That was nasty. Thanks for that link. I’m gonna have some mad fun with that as some of my friends are scarily gullible.

    Kieran

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  • Chuck

    The comment about morals is up near the beginning. If you look at the subheadline “Stealing” it’s a few lines above that.

    Looks like you got Mary’s blood pressure to rise a few points. Take a deep breath Mary. There are many ads out there a lot worse than this one.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    Chuck,

    I always look forward to your comments, but you are well off the mark on this one!ç

    He is saying that his Forex trading technique is so effective that it is like stealing. He is NOT saying that he stole a newspaper ad, nor has it anything to do with the ad.

    The fact of the matter is that he is deceiving people by trying to make them trust his product, and he is doing this with a fake advert designed to appear real.

    Sorry Chuck, I am with Mary on this one.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    He also says “the point is to show you that I am not a fake or a phony”

    LOL

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  • http://maryspad.com mary

    Chuck,
    This kind of stuff just pisses me off. But my comment was also loaded with the Forex Enterprise words because like Dean said, and it would be wrong to keep saying Forex Enterprise and ForexEnterprise.com because then this page might start to rank for ForexEnterprise.com. I have a lot of friends who are not as web savvy as we are, and they would easily easily spend their hard earned money on a product like that one, and that really does make my blood pressure rise.

    I went ahead and made my own fake clipping, and wrote a post about this on my blog.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    http://maryspad.com/index.php?cat=25

    That is Mary’s blog post.

    Nice article Mary!

    PS: Forex Enterprise ;-)

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  • Tom

    Forex Enterprise is not only about forex trading I think, from reviews I’ve read on the net. His “multiple streams of incomes” include ebay, affiliate marketing,…

    Anyway Dean, I think you’re inspiring too much people, few days ago I read your post about the guy who used your article to get on digg :http://deanhunt.com/i-am-on-the-diggcom-main-page-again/

    Maybe we’re all going to move to Madrid soon.

    The newspaper clipping generator is cool actually but I would not be surprised this will be used again by dishonest people.

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  • http://www.byronrode.co.za Byron Rode

    I like Carrots… man alive you make me laugh!!

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  • http://www.falcon-games.com Dmitry

    Hi Dean and all friends!

    Here is my newspaper article:
    http://www.falcon-games.com/newspaper.jpg
    :)

    Thanks Dean,

    Dmitry

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  • http://www.correctmindforweightloss.com/ David Maleney

    Loved the spoof article.

    So you’re hung like a rhino?

    Better go back on the carrot diet! :-)

    Toodle pip,

    Dave

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  • http://beta.nafurai.com maurizio

    Well, the jpg isn’t that bad, if you just see it. But if you see inserted on the site it’s hilariously stupid.

    Show me a real newspaper that start with “psss”..

    :-)

    I think that the photo in front of the two cars is fake too. He just put his sign there then he took the photo and run away.
    :D

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    Maurizio,

    I agree, on the actual site it looks even worse!

    Yes, I don’t think the car photo is real either:

    a) he just put the card on someone else’s car
    b) it is photo shopped

    Also, the car prob costs more than the house, it makes no sense.

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  • http://www.theunstitution.com Irene Duma

    I agree with the others, this is deliberate deception and misinformation – and the sad part is he is not alone. Some Internet marketers are starting to use a formula when it comes to selling their “opportunities,” and it’s a slimy one full of false and unsubstantiated promises. The ol’ snake oil salesman is still alive and kicking.

    I wrote a satirical article on my blog a few weeks ago “The three secrets behind the success of the secret” http://www.theunstitution.com/phooey/45/three-secrets-behind-the-success-of-the-secret/

    But thanks for the newspaper link – lots of fun to be had there.

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  • Ban Tha Sucka!!!

    Yeah, i got his Forex ebook right off the net cause he didn’t secure his dl page hehe lol what a professional

    Btw, he is a total fake for me. Let’s ban the sucka

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  • http://www.iwp.net William

    Sheesh a person would need to be pretty dumb to take something like that forex newspaper clipping seriously.

    Emmm, what was it like to be touched by Aliens?

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    William – In the context of my blog post it seems so absurd that it must be tongue in cheek, but in the context of his sales page, it is deadly serious!

    He is using it to trick certain people into believing he has been in the newspapers.

    You would have to be pretty dumb to not see that in the context of his sales page ;-)

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  • http://www.cheaphostingreferral.com Scott Sheen

    Ok, Maybe I see your point about this being deceptive. But I have also noticed that alot of trends are starting and they are not all clean.

    1. XXX amount of days until the special price ends, but the days never really end.

    2. False reviews of products, some coming from affiliates and some are simply just paid for.

    3. Articles written to inform but end up really being nothing more than a sales page.

    Your right about the deception of this graphic, but there is a lot out there that is becoming excepted as great marketing. I think I will go read Irene’s blog for awhile. Take care, all.

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  • Chuck

    Yeehaw 22 comments and growing.

    Sorry Dean I was being a little sarcastic.

    I read Irene’s blog about the 3 secrets. She has a lot of potential and I really like that she filed it under phooey hahahahahahaa.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    Scott,

    Yes, those are some of the many tricks they use.

    That is partly why I have no adverts on my blog, not even adsense, I also don’t accept paid reviews. Even $500k wouldn’t get you a review on here.

    Chuck – sorry pal, sometimes your wit is too sharp for me at that time in the morning. Looking back at your comments I can now see the sarcasm. We could do with a sarcasm tag ;-)

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  • http://www.theunstitution.com Irene Duma

    Hi gang,

    Thanks for the nice comments. I was just so irked by “the Secret” that I went on a rampage researching this phenomenon, and others like it.

    The part that bugs me is that people are really “buying” this stuff. They want to latch on to something that gives them big bucks. And they are being had.

    All these marketers use the same tricks: long landing pages that go on forever; sign up to get something free (and land on their mailing list); the supposed expiry date; the big deal – you pay $200 and get $3000 worth of stuff in return that you can’t get anywhere else; and the guarantee by scientists, geniuses and soon to be deities, that this stuff really works.

    Whoa!

    Which brings us back to Dean’s original question – “where is the conscience?”

    I don’t see it.

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  • http://maryspad.com mary

    Irene, that’s because there is none! There is no conscience in these types of strategies. It’s all about money – fooling as many people as possible into parting with their hard-earned cash! And what really sucks, like you say, is that people buy into it. I’m sure every person that has left a comment on this thread knows someone that has spent, or at least thought of spending money on some product that some “guru” stated was the big secret to unending riches!

    I think people are just so desperate for a quick buck that a flashy ad with lots of “testimonials” and pressure – buy now, never to be offered again… ad infinitum, ad nauseum – sucks them right in!

    The whole concept of actually “working” for money seems to have walked out the door!

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    hi guys.

    I agree with what you are saying… and it is something that has driven me crazy over the years.

    Recently I co-wrote a book on buzz marketing, so now I am on the other side of the fence.

    I have a great product, I want as many people to enjoy it and benefit from it as possible, but at the same time, I am aware that if I break all the rules in terms of sales pages etc… only a handful of people will read the book, and that would be a huge shame.

    I am in a catch22 to be honest.

    So what I have done is tried to keep the sales pages as short as possible, I have ensured that every word is the truth, and can be proven, and I have spoken with passion.

    It was tempting to make a statement to the industry, and I have done that previously, but I would just be shooting myself in the foot.

    Just giving you a view from the other side.

    Dean

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  • Mer

    hey guys, not only that the newspaper clipping is fake but the date is also fake. It says Sunday March 30, 2007 but when you go back and check March 30, 2007 it was a Friday.

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  • http://projectpayday.vze.com Max

    I demanded a refund 2 weeks ago and still waiting… even emailed them a couple times with no reply. I don’t recommend it. It’s just trouble.

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  • Sam in Philly

    Well, this guy Nick Marks got me for fifty dollars and I haven’t earned anything like what he’s claiming he has. In fact, when I check my clickbank account it’s all a bunch of zeros, which is what I think Forex Enterprises amounts to for most.

    It’s a scam and it’s making Nick Marks VERY RICH.

    I am currently trying my best to cancel my account but, as expected, I cannot get any cooperation with the Forex representative I spoke to on the phone and all my e mails bounce back to me because they are sent to a third party automated server which cannot receive replies.

    So? What do I do now?

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  • Sam in Philly

    Just an update to let you know I received a cancellation notice from Clickbank regarding my account with Forex Enterprises. At least Clickbank knows how to do business correctly with people even if Forex Enterprises does not.

    Postscript: Even though my account is now cancelled, I am still receiving phone calls from the office of Nick Marks and they are still attempting to sell me on the ‘Platinum’ membership. These phone calls are becoming VERY ANNOYING and I’m trying to figure out a way to get them to stop. Problem is, each time it’s a completely different person calling.

    I’ll deal with it.

    atb,

    Sam in Philly

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  • GazzaG

    Ever notice these scams are for just enough money for you to think it not worth worrying about and write it off to experience?.

    Google everything before you risk your hard earned money folks.

    The old maxim :

    If it seems too good to be true;

    It probably is !!!

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  • GazzaG

    PS

    I nearly fell for it!

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  • GazzaG

    PPS

    I just noticed that at the very bottom of the ad page, he adds John 3:16.

    “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life”

    Go figure!.

    Also the IP address from his email 207.210.89.78, traces to Atlanta Georgia.
    Same place many scams I have been sent originate.

    http://www.utrace.de

    Keep up the exposés Dean.

    Keep the net clean!.

    regards from New Zealand

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  • GazzaG

    Sorry, me again, lol

    Click on the disclaimer at the bottom of the page, in case you thought of litigating for false advertising.

    This guy has covered his “burro”

    I quote:

    Read the following before purchasing or using any information on our site.
    Earnings and Income Disclaimers

    Any earnings or income statements, or earnings or income examples, are only estimates of what we think you could earn. There is no assurance that you will do as well. If you rely upon these figures, you agree to accept the risk that you may not do as well.

    Where specific income figures are used, and attributed to a specific individual, those persons or businesses have earned that amount. There is no assurance that you’ll do as well. If you rely upon these figures, you agree to accept the risk that you may not do as well.

    And any all claims or representations, as to income earnings on this web site are not to be considered as average earnings.

    Monetary and income results are based on many factors. We have no way of knowing how well you will do, as we do not know you, your background, your work ethic, or your business skills and/or practices. Therefore we do not imply that you will get rich, or that you will do as well as well, or make any money at all. There is no assurance that you will do as well.

    You agree that our company is not responsible for the success or failure of your business decisions relating to any information presented by our company, or our company products or services.

    Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

    end quote.

    Sums it up really.

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  • Colton

    So there are about a million opporutnities to make millions on the net and I am just in research phase now…and seems just about everyone I have looked into has a blog saying it’s a scam…then you find folks who claim they review sites and also sound very convincing but they promote guys like Nick Marks…so what’s the deal…are there any LEGITIMATE ways to earn the kinda $$$ all these testimonials and sell sites claim??? Trying to do ‘do it yourself’ using Google adsense and Clickbank seems confusing….any recommendations?

    Colt (Canada)

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  • QR Miller

    I am a corporate accountant with years of experience and hating life! If, as are most of the companies I’ve checked into, are corrupt, what business can one set up on-line, with minimal to moderate start up cost ($50-$1,000), minimal to moderate time commitment (25-40 hours per week), and quick cash flow (within 10-20 days)?

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