Last Updated: June 17, 2018
MOBE has been halt by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission).
Their owners were charged with bilking more than $125 million from thousands of consumers with their fraudulent program.
On Apr 02, 2015 I had informed my readers to avoid this company mentioning it’s a pyramid scheme selling overpriced marketing education. Now 3 years later, I wonder… are MOBE’s owners thinking if it was worth it? Was it really worth to deceive those people? Did not they know that it was only a matter of time until they got caught?
I have also reviewed other programs that were promoting Matt Lloyd’s products.
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The Federal Trade Commission has charged three individuals and nine businesses with bilking more than $125 million from thousands of consumers with a fraudulent business education program called MOBE (“My Online Business Education”). A federal court halted the scheme and froze the defendants’ assets at the FTC’s request.
According to the FTC, the defendants behind this international operation target U.S. consumers—including service members, veterans, and older adults—through online ads, social media, direct mailers, and live events held throughout the country. This action follows the agency’s recent action against Digital Altitude, LLC, a competing business opportunity scheme that was also halted by court order.
The FTC alleges that the defendants falsely claim that their business education program will enable people to start their own online businesses and earn substantial income. They claim to have a “proven” 21-step system for making substantial sums of money quickly and easily from internet marketing, which they promise to provide to those who join their program.
According to the complaint, consumers who pay the initial $49 entry fee for the 21-step program are bombarded with sales pitches for membership packages that cost thousands of dollars, which the defendants pressure them to buy in order to continue through the 21 steps. The defendants eventually reveal that their “proven system” for making money is for consumers to sell the same memberships to others in the hopes of earning commissions on those sales.
Most people who buy into the program and pay for the expensive memberships are unable to recoup their costs, and many experience crippling losses or mounting debts, including some who have lost more than $20,000, the FTC alleges.
The FTC also alleges that the defendants offer refund and money-back guarantees to further mislead people to believe the program is risk-free, but they often refuse to honor refund request, or they provide refunds only after buyers make persistent demands or threaten to complain to the Better Business Bureau or law enforcement agencies.
The defendants are Matthew Lloyd McPhee, also known as Matt Lloyd, an Australian living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Russell W. Whitney, Jr.; Susan Zanghi; MOBE Ltd., also doing business as MOBE, My Online Business Education, and My Own Business Empire; MOBEProcessing.com Inc.; Transaction Management USA Inc.; MOBETraining.com Inc.; 9336-0311 Quebec Inc., also d/b/a Business Education Training; MOBE Pro Limited; MOBE Inc.; MOBE Online Ltd.; and Matt Lloyd Publishing.com Pty Ltd., also d/b/a Matt Lloyd Publishing and Home Business Builders.
The Commission vote approving the complaint was 5-0. The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, entered a temporary restraining order against the defendants on June 5, 2018.
NOTE: The Commission files a complaint when it has “reason to believe” that the law has been or is being violated and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The case will be decided by the court.
Can you really build an Empire as they claim?…
A lot of discussions on the internet marketing field take place about the MLM schemes also known as Multi-Level-Marketing.For those that are not aware what MLM is, imagine a company that uses a clearly stated hierarchy for the members and people that work inside.
The general marketing strategy that these organizations utilize reports to a system where the members not only make a profit from the sales of the organization products but also granted for commissions when they refer new members into their company.Those referred members are likewise recognized as the “down-line” of the person who recruited them.Upon their arrival, new members have to pay an entry fee in order to be able to use company’s products and furthermore for recruiting new individuals under their new “down-line”.
Inside MOBE’s Empire
In the main page of MOBE (mobe.com) along with the presentation of the core products, there are some short video clips of people that work for MOBE. Videos that point out members of MOBE using luxury cars, being on vacation or participate in company’s trips and activities all around the world in the vaguest and exotic locations.
At the same time claim, they earn BIG CASH by almost doing nothing, just for being members of MOBE.In addition, there is a comparison video about the rich and poor population of the world.It says that the 85 richest people in earth hold the same value as the 3.5 billion of the poor ones.
And you are about to choose if you want to stay poor or become a member of this elite.Pretty impressive, don’t you think?
Then the founder Matt Lloyd gives us his background story.He states that he managed to become wealthy without any resources, business experience and without holding any secret invention in his hands.The video continues and alleges that anyone can leverage a MOBE business and make easily from $5000 to $10000 per month as extra income.
They assure that our success will take place just for being members of this giant.We won’t create any product, no experience is necessary, we are not dealing with customers and problems they occur, we are not building any website to promote MOBE’s products, nor selling via the phone or in person, with no computer skills and without leaving the comfort of our own house. And the most IMPORTANT – WITHOUT capital or investors.
So how the heck I am gonna promote MOBE by just staying at home?…
Business Plan – How It Works
Without even using my phone or computer, how am I gonna make sales? Should I open my window and start screaming to people passing by that they need to apply immediately for MOBE?
NO…MOBE has everything under control.They will make the sales for us.We just have to sign up for the membership.Then it is an auto-pilot business as they proclaim.
Are you skeptical or are you ready to sail with MOBE’s cruise boat?
“Partner with me and I will pay you a portion of my revenue”
There is a simple 2-step business plan in MOBE ..You bring in the leads (down-line)…You get paid when MOBE leadership sell things to those people.Just like that.Pretty easy, or it is NOT?
One of the most popular MOBE’s products is the MTTB (My Top Tier Business).
The author ensures that you will be receiving commissions of $1000,$3000 and $5000 without even lifting your fingers.Just by running the autopilot program and let MOBE do the sales FOR YOU.
Then the presentation continues with pictures of well-known members and partners of MOBE like John Chow and Shaqir Hussyin holding fancy super extra-sized million dollar checks.
Other members posing in front of their Mercedez that MOBE gifted them for being such successful participants.Everything is automated inside this company.Product fulfillment, payment processes, and customer service.There is added the 30-day “Traffic made easy” plan about cutting-edge strategies for generating traffic from YouTube, Facebook, and Google.
I think earlier they said no computer skills are required.
MOBE shows how generously can act at this point.They won’t sell MTTB product for $5000 to us although they should, not even for $1000.They will, however, sell it at only $49.
Now…hey…just a minute guys..!!..what is this $49 about?
“…Once you take care of this fee a personal coach will communicate with you for a few simple questions to make sure you are a GOOD FIT for MTTB..”
Well…I thought MTTB was for just about anyone. Instead, they claim that I have to pay $49 for an entrance fee and THEN … and only THEY … will examine my skills and let me know if I am capable of sharing MOBE’s model.
But hey … don’t rush to conclusions.MOBE can understand your skepticism and they can ASSURE YOU that if YOU decide that this program is not for you then they will REFUND you ON THE SPOT.I thought that THEY DECIDE if I am a suitable candidate.
Contradictions following more contradictions … Signs of MOBE acting as a Scam
Can you really TRUST MOBE so far…? Are you willing to pay $49 for an entrance fee when you were supposed to join the membership for FREE?
I am just sick of all that proclaims.I have seen this scheme thousand times.They all start by how wealthy you gonna be, then they present some really successful members enjoying luxury cars, properties, and vacations on their behalf.Then you have to pay a VERY SMALL FEE and then THEY will examine if you are suitable and then if it becomes essential they will REFUND
Going deeper into MOBE’s…Labyrinth Inner Circle
Then suddenly there is a surprise….NO RISK … $500 … cash back GUARANTEE …”IF YOU don’t make a sale in the next 30 days with the MTTB 21-step guide then MOBE will cash you back $500.But why?…I thought if I pay for my entrance those $49 then MOBE’s sales department would take care of my sales.
Now there is a possibility that I won’t make a sale in the next month but I should not get worried at all because the refund is so easy
and hey… they refund $500.So that means if I fail then I will be earning from this participation $500 – $49 = $451 PURE PROFIT.
Not bad for a 20 mins work.
Then comes an application form with our personal information and in the end the Credit Card details.Pretty soon for such personal information, don’t you think?
Well…let’s see what happens if you purchase the small $49 fee that they require for the MTTB program.
The famous 5-step Profit Machine. MOBE’s Licence
MOBE licenses = (feed the MACHINE from your pocket please) ..their cream of the top programs.They will show the easy way for us to bring traffic to those offers and to get … 90 % … commission of the sales.
But bringing traffic is not something that it takes place on the websites?
Don’t you want a Mercedez Benz just outside your doorway when you wake up?
If you decide to give your hard earned $49, that may be for some of us, it’s only a small amount of money that we won’t get hurt if we lose it.But there are people, as MOBE saying around 3.5 billion people that are poor.Those people might get excited about the fancy videos and photo-shopped presentations of MOBE elite design department and decide to pay the amount of $49 which they cannot lose.But there is a $500 guaranteed? …Remember?
You give the $49 after all and look what’s next.You will enter the company and then it will start a DANCE of upcoming sales of programs that you should buy if you want to get to the TOP.
Office UPSELLS – Pricing, Tools, Training
Although it’s not necessary only those who buy those extra bonus features of MOBE become successful.The more you buy from MOBE the higher the commissions you get for recruiting new members and for selling the over-overpriced packages.
1) Lifetime LICENSE RIGHTS – $10000.
2) 50 % – 90 % commissions on Front End Sales…and up to $1200 on Back-end.
3) Daily Training Webinars.(I thought I was just laying on my couch..!!!)
4) 4 of my Most Popular Programs … it costs only $1467.Not even $1500…
5) My Email Marketing EMPIRE …another EMPIRE.. $194…
6) How to build a Funded Proposal….$194
7) Affiliate Bonus Domination …who is gonna be dominated? only $291
Announcement...The amount of money you can MAKE with MOBE is almost limitless.Just 2 easy back-end sales in the coming 30 days bring you $2000 commission.And every customer you bring returns about $2000 – $3000 in the next years.You can potentially make $12.415,20 every single month with an average of LESS than ONE sale per day.
The Machine can move on … the question is Can You?… MOBE’s BONUS
— The OPT Formula...A comprehensive video training – $194
— BONUS #1 …DONE for you MOBE landing page + blah blah blah … $197
— BONUS #2...My complete O.T.O Funnel…$497 it TRIPLES our profits
— BONUS #3...Traffic Masters Academy – $297
— BONUS #4 ..MOBE Licensing KIT only $297
THE ULTIMATE “Business in a BOX” program.FULL License Rights to Matt Lloyd’s … $314,900.29/month…to market as you own (the stupid DOWN-LINE of yours) for up to 90% commissions.
The galore continues … Seminars
a) How-to Guide to licensing millions – $197
b) Video Vault Mastery – $197
c) PhD seminar – $197
d) Library Kit $497
plus a surprise Bonus Worth $997
SUPERCHARGE Summit attendees..only $997?It’s a common 3-days event.Usually, I charge $5000 to $10000 for all the EXCLUSIVE information you will be getting there from marketing MASTERMINDS but FOR YOU I will make it at $497
If you step in front and pay the $49 and you manage to avoid this UPSELLS hurricane then a big surprise is waiting for you.You will start the 21 step guide with your personal coach via emails, Skype and phone and when you reach the 6th-7th level …
drrrrrnn.….its my cell phone…drrrrrrrnnn…..oh it’s from MOBE…A message … to continue on the training please upgrade It’s only $1997…
—What?Are you kidding me?You said only $49 and $500 guarantee.
—“Well the MACHINE gets angry …it’s beyond MOBE now…sorry it got the control”
You will reach the support customer service like a madman…but where is this customer service?This is gonna be…If you are lucky and only lose $49 then I can only congratulate you.
But think of the people that lost $10000’s.Yes, they lost …why? Because the illegal pyramid COLLAPSES.The MACHINE cannot be feed forever.I hope you are not there to realize it.And remember what I told you about the refunds.A lot of people did not get any refund although they should.Because this is how they work.When YOU need them for a refund or something beyond MOBE’s hypnotic processes they are disappearing.
Don’t forget to contact your lawyer and the FTC immediately and ASK for a refund … but I suppose you won’t get anything after all
Please stay away from the membership program if you need your hard earned money.The funny part is that in their website’s page “income disclaimer” Matt Lloyd explains that the average annual income for members of MOBE is $500 – $2000.But that is something that is not announced up-front.But if you find the disclaimer you will find out they have their b..t covered
But hey. It can’t be so awful … It’s gotta be something…..
I will be telling you the whole truth ..Indeed there are more opportunities in MOBE if you don’t want to RIP people’s money, pockets, and hearts.
MOBE is looking for ” A ” players…YES … “A” players…
Like Messi, Ronaldo, Gates, Zuckerberg and … PONZI…
Do you remember PONZI?
For those that don’t recall Ponzi and/or what is a Ponzi scheme, I refer them to this article.
Jobs & Opportunities
Oh really now…MOBE is looking for professional designers, photo-shoppers, video animation makers, speakers, phone and sales personnel…If you want to qualify for the job you may apply by simply producing a homemade video presentation of YOURSELF describing why MOBE should include you in their back office, expose it by uploading on YouTube and link back to MOBE.
Wow…enough…let’s do some math now…
What exactly is MOBE?
MOBE is not a simple marketing opportunity.It is a Franchise Marketing product that is very expensive.And definitely, you will risk a lot in buying those licenses.I strongly recommend that you examine the full terms and conditions and then contact a lawyer specialized in such economic issues.Also, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission – a US agency protecting customers) can be of a great assistance.You can find more information here
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Final Opinion – Conclusion – Pros & Cons
For who stands for
a) For those that want to get a job in sales, design, video art, professional speaking and much more via application forms.Fair enough
b) Those that already got a successful online business and want to bypass newbies, people with low knowledge and get the advantage of that.If this is how you work then go ahead and don’t look back.But it’s gonna need hard work as any JOB …you won’t be staying at HOME ….the MACHINE needs money and efforts.Don’t forget the TRIPS ….you think the cost will be covered?
c) Those who wanna use top secret DARK marketing techniques via paid media funnels to boost their rankings over dead bodies.
A lot of wealthy entrepreneurs could benefit from that.It’s only about ethics now.
d) Those that don’t have any ethical hesitation in recruiting people that can or cannot afford MOBE’s galore DANCE products floor
by selling a DREAM that does not exist.EXISTS only for those standing on the TOP of this PYRAMID.
e) Those that wanna risk their $49 + $1997 + $197 x 8 + 4 x $297 + 3 x $1997 + 2 x $797 + 3.5 x $497 + $314/month x year
x MACHINE Bonus feeds and WAIT for the LOTTERY PYRAMID to COLLAPSE and PULL them UNDER the WATER.
For who DOES NOT Stand for
—Ethical entrepreneurs and people that wanna start any fair online business via genuine and helpful channels.
—Anyone that want to get a market share by working and communicating with regular people like YOU and ME.
—Anyone who does not SELL DREAM of THIN and DIAMOND AIR
Thank you for reading my review about this “My Online Business Education (or Empire.?)” network, one of the most dishonest schemes whose purpose is to build an EMPIRE for themselves no matter how many victims will be left alone and ripped-off.
That’s it, another review has finished, here on Web Market Support. Feel free to join my discussion…Have you any experience with MOBE? Till next time…
Tasos Perte Tzortzis
Marketing Consultant, Creator of the "7 Ideals" Methodology
Although doing traditional business offline since 1992, I fell in love with online marketing in late 2014 and have helped hundreds of brands sell more of their products and services. Founder of WebMarketSupport, Muvimag, SummerDream.
I enjoy reading, arts, science, chess, coffee, tea, swimming, Audi, and playing with my kids.
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Good information you are helping people to not fall in the dark. Thanks Tasos!
Thank you for being so kind Vomelo. Absolutely, this means a lot.!!
if anyone is offering to teach you to make money by doing nothing…that is SCAM…how on earth would you expect to get something without hard work? there is no such thing as free lunch.
Absolutely Ryan , no pain – no gain…But modern gurus offer automation magic tricks and shortcuts.The worst part is that many people believe that internet is different and they can become rich quickly.
Thank you for this interaction , good luck to whatever you do..!!
I am a part of MOBE I am only at the MLR level. I have not really promoted MOBE. I am glad I did not invest in the money to get position at the top. I started a business about online marketing.I am in it to help people understand how things like MOBE works to convince them it is not a good thing unless you got a lot of money to invest. I never saw the 500 dollars after 30 days and had a hard time getting a hold of support. My company is in it to help people with true MLM and consult people on the scams that are out there. It stinks how MOBE convince people to be positioned and a year later, they are in worse shape. Thanks for the post.
Thank you for sharing your experience with MOBE , Raymond.If I were you I would stop promoting MOBE as it will hurt your business in the long run.MOBE is focused on selling over priced products to newbies.There are way more better solutions in the market.Good luck…!!
Thank You Thank You!!!!!! I have been trying to decide for 2 weeks now if I really trusted this MOBE thingy and then I came across your blog. Thank You Bunches!!!!!!! not gonna do it!!!!
Absolutely Pearl , a lot of money , big risk….Great decision , thank you for the support…!!!!!
Thanks for the heads up. There have always been companies out there with some crazy up sells. These kinds of companies tend to pick at your pocket subtly but consistently until you find yourself in a position of disappointment with the company. Sites like these are very valuable to the public because the information can save people a lot of money. Keep up the good work!
Welcome JP , exactly as you analysed it.There are companies of this kind , unfortunately.And there are too many of them.People will continue to get frustrated and this is the biggest reason for keeping them away from online businesses.
Thank you for this visit , your kind words and support.
Ouch! MOBE hurts a lot of people.
I have not been able to find a positive review of this program, except from the owner. I looked into it briefly but then saw comments on his own promotion from customers paying thousands and not receiving the coaching and support that he guarantees.
If you read his backstory, it is hard to understand where he made the shift from ‘regular Aussie guy’ to the ponzi mogul…and why?
Is there real proof that he makes the dollars he claims? It is easy to sit in a new merc and take a selfie.
Dick Dastardly! Snicker snicker.
Thanks for the warning. J
Ouch , exactly Janelle.But there are some positive reviews , especially from affiliates that got started , or those that are trying to sell MOBE through other programs promotions.But they will get disappointed soon.Tons of complaints online for Matt Lloyd and his policies to sell over valued super expensive training programs that offer information that can be found for free.I bet he was attracted by this unethical model and switched.
No one can tell if he really makes that money or how many banks are after him.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your support.All my best.
Yes, this is a smoke and mirrors operation. I was told that I did not “think like an entrepreneur” when I wouldn’t fork over thirty grand. The alleged “coach”(really a thief) told me his character was “impeccable.” To whom I ask~ THE BIG BAD WOLF ??? Sorry I got MOBE’d but glad to tell about it. SUCK EGGS MOBE !#$%
You did not pay 30 grant Jay?…you missed the opportunity of your life , I guess.Oh my , what a behaviour from MOBE’s members.
Thank you for your input , would you imagine yourself paying that money?…You would spend the next 10 years in and out of the courts.
That’s quite an interesting article and it is certainly beneficial to us readers when seeking quality and
informative information on building online entrepreneurship based on proven methods and training and not some scheme or MLM.
Thanks for the review on MOBE; you’ve cautioned many of us.
One question, though, what are Upsells? Seems like I’ve read that word so many times in the recent weeks.
Wishing you a happy new year!
Welcome back Boniface , I am glad you found this article helpful and that you agree you have to stay away from this program.
The Upsells is the tactic that some companies use when you buy something from them.They offer you an additional product in terms of combining them together.They assume that you are interested in as you already bought a similar product.
The good will Upsells are not harmful or disturbing.For example when you buy an instrument the salesperson might ask you if you need a set of chords for your new guitar and that is OK.
But companies like MOBE are living by these Upsells , that we might have to rename them into UpBOMBsells.They offer you a cheap front end product to get you trapped into buying numerous additional products that are very expensive and exceed the value of the initial purchase.This is unethical and this is why you have to be cautious.
I hope this can answer your question.I wanna thank you for this visit and for your support.All my best for the New Year.
Hi, Thanks for this thorough review on MOBE. Initially I wanted to join MOBE, but lucky I came across your review which definitely helped me safe lots of time and most importantly money. This is like a daylight robbery, to spend so much money on something such as this is really not worth it.
Daylight Robbery , I really like that Kumar.And this is not what upset me the most.You want to sell expensive products?…OK , go on , but do not try to deceive me with money tricks.
Moreover don’t try to hide that this is an MLM company.Why would you want to hide that information?..Be straight forward with your customers I believe is top priority for any business out there.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I am glad you decided to slip by this opportunity.Good luck.
Lovely, Thank god I read this article before considering joining MOBE. Thank god for people like you exposing these scams. With so many scams out there, it so difficult to find something that really works.
please suggest other MLM that do work, and other ways to make money. Also suggest ways to make money online that do not require a hefty amount to pay, as I do not have a lot of start-up capital.
Welcome Uwais , I am glad I can help.Indeed MOBE is a total rip-off.Stay away.If you are looking for MLM that work I would suggest to join companies with high quality physical products.
I am not an expert in MLM as I have not tested many brands yet but I have read quite positive reviews on Jeuneusse and Monavie.Jeuneusse’s plan rewards those that build an active team and help their downline climb up the rankings.
I believe the initial costs won’t exceed $300.Make sure to test the products and promote only companies you are passionate about.
Another way to make money online is by promoting affiliate products.But in both ways you will need to build a website so that you will be able to attract an audience.Places to start even for free , especially for beginners is Affilorama and Wealthy Affiliate.
I wanna thank you for dropping by with this comment and good luck on your discoveries.
Thanks for this very thorough review on MOBE.
When I first started looking around online to make some money, this was actually one of the ones I fell for. I paid my $49 (money I could scarcely afford) in the naive hope that I would become an overnight millionaire as predicted by Matt Lloyd.
I pulled out as soon as I started getting the upsells. I don’t think I even bothered to ask for my money back as I was just glad to see the back of it!
That was in the days when I was very gullible with regard to these online scams and before I found Wealthy Affiliate.
I hope that your article will warn others who are desperate to make money and fall for these scams!
Hello Lucinda , you were very unlucky to get involved with MOBE at the beginning of your online journey.But at the same time you were lucky too.What I mean?…You gained high experience with the practices and methods of these online misleading opportunities.You knew what to avoid in the future.Now you are armoured with confidence and you know how to defend yourself against these companies.
I can understand your frustration when they begun trying to sell you all these unnecessary additional marketing tools promising you that the more you spend the quicker you will reach success.You did not even ask for a refund and from a point of view you did a smart move.Because as I read online there are hundreds of entrepreneurs that asked for refunds and they got involved with lawsuits and other painful and time consuming procedures.Matt Lloyd is not offering refunds easily , you could end up losing valuable time.Not to mention the psychological aspects of that problem.
I wanna thank you for visiting my blog and for stating your experience with MOBE here , this action can help a lot more people avoid this deceptive marketing opportunity.I am glad you found Wealthy Affiliate in your way , good luck with your future projects.
What a thoroughly detailed guide on MLM and the ins and outs of this type of program. I would always be very sceptical of any business who offer something for nothing. If it’s far too good to be true then it almost definitely will be. There are some really unscrupulous people and businesses out there and thanks to guys like you reviewing these opportunities it helps people make a more informed choice of what to spend their hard earned money on.
Hello Neil , you do a very good job in staying sceptical with all these “magic” online offers and traps.This is what MOBE is , something for nothing , or nothing for something?…Either way , no value at all , the only thing they care is how to create super priced products and rip-off beginners and starters.
They would do anything for the money , they just don’t care about ethics at all.
I wanna thank you for visiting my blog , your participation and your nice comments.
This was a very enlightening post on the pros and cons of MLM or MOBE to be more specific. And more cons than pros. I know there are a lot of marketing scams online that is why people should be very careful. What the heck? After $49, they now ask for more money up to $1000? where do they expect ppl to get such an amount? After all you’re looking for ways to make money over the internet and not give out the little you have. My heart goes out to those that have lost money thru these scams one way or the other. Thanks for the break down.
Many many cons on this opportunity Bisco.I hate such kind of dishonesty.And right from the beginning they promise that this is a totally free product.As you said , people are looking to work and make some money , they do not expect to get ripped off just in order to be able to participate.Numerous complaints over the internet from people lost thousands of dollars , complaints of very limited support and many problems with the refunds section as well.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing your thoughts here.
I was very impressed with the way your site looked and especially the graphics. I’m a little envious after seeing them wish I could do something like that. Anyway thought all the content was easy to follow and didn’t notice any grammatical errors. I do believe you really exposed Mobe very cleanly.
I am glad you enjoyed my site Mike.Thank you for your nice comments and your participation
I am very familiar with MOBE and what I have found after being in the online world for over 2 years is that most Internet Marketing Money Making systems out there are not scams per say, but their videos or sales pages can sometimes be misleading.
MOBE used to have a really “salesy” sales video but they recently as of like May 15, 2015 revamped some things changed their video and they now use more of a Education approach versus a “money making” approach.
I like the new way, tons better.
Also, sometimes “we” as a people have to be careful…I’m mean do we “really” believe that for a one time $49 dollar investment we can become millionaires overnight?
If so, then I have to question that type of thought process. Too many times we blame others, when we should be blaming ourselves, and I am speaking for me as well.
Last I will say is this. I don’t believe MOBE is a scam, but I don’t believe it is for the beginner marketer either. If you have no business experience whatsoever and no internet marketing experience then I think someone like that should look into Wealthy Affiliate.
It cost nothing, zero, zilch, to get started. There is no credit card even required! Then someone can invest some time (not money at this point) and see if this is an area that they really want to pursue.
Hello Jason , I am glad that they changed some things on their website as you say.But what I experienced with them was dishonesty and misdirection and no real information of what their system is.First of all I was bombarded with videos showing partners of MOBE enjoying vacation on expensive yachts , sports cars for just being members of that company.
Then they were promising that the participation was totally free just to see the initial price set on $49.Then they are promising that we are supposed to just sit at home and watching our bank accounts grow.No experience on our part , no websites , no internet , no computers are necessary , nothing.They do all the work , we just receive payments.Payments of $1000 , $3000 , $5000 without having to lift our fingers.Then if we pay the $49 they will examine if we are suitable candidates for the program.Additionally they promote a useless $500 guarantee that can only exist if we complete the 21 step of MTTB program.The MTTB can not be closed if you do not pay an extra fee of $1997.
Then begins a dance of Up-Sells of unknown quality programs that you have to buy to receive greater commissions.If someone can bypass that is a hero.Then they bombard your email with continuous up-sells.Then you are getting brainstorming lessons on to recruit more people into taking that same bait.
So please , tell me now Jason , is this the definition of SCAM or what?
And I do not blame innocent and novice people when they believe that with no cost they can become millionaires.They just watch their brainwashed videos , the luxury properties , the angelic voices of beautiful women promising the heaven on our hands.No , I blame only them.The producers of such shady and dark marketing techniques.Such techniques that have only one purpose , to rip off your pocket and destroy your inner peace.Because people paying for such promises are mostly people desperate to make some extra bucks online.They have no experience of what internet is hiding.They probably lost their jobs due to economic crises or other reasons.How can I blame them?…
But this is where MOBE stands , on that people’s desperation.
If they were honest they would have provided real education , they would have crystal cleared right from the beginning that online success is hard to happen and that it takes a lot of time and work to achieve that.This is a spider web.
I therefore agree that MOBE is not for beginners but I would not say it is for advanced either unless you are enjoying in ripping off novice people for their ignorance
I am glad we agree on Wealthy Affiliate , the top training program online so far I have met.It costs nothing to start and test it (for as long as you want).Then it is up to you to decide if that model is for you.This is an honest approach with no promises , lies or up-sells.
I wanna thank you for visiting my blog , for sharing your own experience and for your extensive comment.
Tasos thanks for this review of Mobe.
I found this company and was thinking about joining. Glad I found your review before joining!
I was very interested since he said people were making $1000 commissions that’s crazy!
I saw that you recommend Wealthy Affiliate.
I’ve done a bit of research in the past on them, but never really understood what the process was and how it was any different than other affiliate marketing programs.
Any information on why Wealthy Affiliate is better?
Hello there Brok and welcome to my blog.If you want to save your money and keep your peace of mind do not sign in with this MOBE program.They know exactly how to deceive people.If you pay them one hundred thousand dollars they may give you some thousands dollars back.The more you buy from them the more successful you become.And they continue on Up Selling you all the way , they just never stop.Promises and lies is their recipe for misdirecting innocent people into their funnel.
I recommend Wealthy Affiliate , an honest and human program that is not promising anything at all.What they do is to provide the tools , education , support and other services for you to build an online business.You have to put the work.They also offer a free option that something similar does not exist online as we speak.With that free membership someone can build 2 websites (hosting included).You have the option to build affiliate websites and to promote anything that you want.There are no restrictions on your choice and they will never ask you to promote their services.This is optional.No Up-Sells whatsoever.I can not compare MOBE with WA.
I wanna thank you for your visit and for sharing your thoughts here.
I was quite interested in this offer/service about a week ago until I arrived at your review and spotted ‘MLM’ in one of your subtitles – very disappointed!
I’m afraid I don’t want to waste my marketing efforts promoting an MLM product.
Well , it is indeed very difficult to achieve success with MLM products but it depends on the product too.When you have a high quality physical product that is offering to the people a solution that they can not find somewhere else easily … can turn to an important advantage for the promoter.But you will need appropriate training and support as well.If the company provides that basic tools then it is up to you to work and promote those products.
Have you any bad experience with an MLM product?…I believe that if someone is thinking to participate in MLM , should be searching for opportunities in new born networks.If you try to enter an MLM organisation that is established in the market for years would make your plan a lot more difficult.And it has to do with the quality , it must be a product with excellent standards and the price should be logical.
Thank you Chris for sharing your thoughts.
Thank you for a great review and for pointing it out! We need to alert people about pyramid schemes and that they will collapse eventually.I have been taken by a lot of the wrong scams before but luckily for me I managed to stay away from this MOBE!! What is one of the best programs you will recommend?
Nice to meet you here on my blog Henk.Pyramids are mostly worthy only for those standing on top and those who started out soon enough so they have a big down line to support them.There are bad mlm and good mlm networks , especially when selling physical top quality products .I have been part of a successful and decent mlm network but I left soon without support or education.But that was the fault of my team , not the company’s.
But MOBE is a dishonest company that promises free participation and then suddenly begins a hurricane of up sells and confusion.
You should check for marketing training in Affilorama or Wealthy Affiliate.Both are free to join and you will gain a complete understanding in marketing opportunities.I prefer the latter of them as my best option.
These are outrageous claims even for an MLM company. No computer, phone or face to face recruiting. I’m like you how are you supposed to sell anything? And the claim that just being a part of their program will bring you riches. It is so unfortunate that people fall for this over and over. Then along come the upsells, this is the only money really made and it all goes to the top. Thanks for the scoop on MOBE.
Welcome to my blog Randy.Outrageous claims you say.I agree.From the very first moment they bombard you with those fancy but “fake” claims.Is there any job in the world that could bring you money without doing nothing?.How can I make money just by participating in an organisation , without using any device and without lifting my fingers?
Especially in MLM companies it is very very hard to get into a higher level.Recruiting people is not an easy task , in fact I believe it is one of the hardest when it is done like MOBE wants.Unless there is a physical product in the middle , something to present.But MOBE has nothing to offer.Just internet marketing dreams.
Thanks for stopping by and share your opinion.It really does matter for the people.
Thanks so much for this detailed review. I am sure you will save many persons from making a terrible mistake in joining this scheme. There are too many of them out there ripping off poor people.
The truth be told many persons are not taking time out to do their research before they dive into these schemes. Reviews like this one will be a big help to those who take the trouble to research.
Thank you for your nice comments Oral.This scheme is a very dishonest one , one that makes promises and claiming that is Free to join.But it is not Free at all.In fact it can turn into a very expensive investment that will trap you inside and you risk not only your money , but your mental peace which is the most important.
Everyone should take some time to do some research before joining any system out there.I hope , too , that this review will help some people and prevent them from “falling”…
I’ve not heard of MOBE previously but then again, I’m not one who tries out a lot of things. Actually, I’m careful enough that I have never been scammed.
From what you’ve said, MOBE definitely sounds like a scam. Thanks for pointing out the false statements and upsells in that system.
One thing I need to say, however, is that your statements and some of the comments here tend to lump all MLMs together. I disagree with the stance that all MLMs are bad. I’ve been part of an honest MLM that represented a good opportunity for those who were interested and I personally know a good number of individuals who did very well in that MLM.
Where am I now? Affiliate marketing. Why? Changes in my life and my location made this a better opportunity for me personally. I did fairly well in the MLM but life changed for me.
Regardless, whatever type of system we think we want to engage in, we need to carefully examine the details. Thanks for sharing this one.
I am glad to get to know a person who is very careful and never been scammed Allyn.This is how everybody should proceed with their decisions , especially online.
I now have the opportunity to clarify some things , as your comment is the perfect chance.I am not putting all MLM companies into the same “Cauldron”.I have been part of an MLM in the past , one that had High Quality Physical Products to present.At that time there was no internet , at least in my country.But I was very young , still in college , and I had no support or education.But that was may be a fault of the team I was a member in.So the only way to sell those excellent products was through family , friends or door to door.Eventually I gave up, nobody was buying.
But there are people successful in MLMs , mostly on physical products.But MOBE has nothing to offer.Just illusions and unknown marketing software that promise Big Cash overnight.
May be it was my reference at the end of the post to those Wikipedia articles on MLM and Ponzi schemes.In order to be totally fair I am going to remove the MLM and leave the Ponzi reference.Definitely not all MLMs are Ponzi schemes.
And I agree that with every opportunity that comes in our way we have to fully examine all the details before we decide to participate.I think you made a right decision to get involved in Affiliate Marketing , this is a decent way to promote products and services online.
I wanna wish you success with your projects and wanna thank you for stating your personal experience here.
I haven’t heard of MOBE yet during my work at home career, but I’ve seen many websites that are similar. It’s kind of scary how enticing these websites can be, especially to those who are really needing the cash. Pretty awesome to see such an in-depth review to keep others from falling into the trap.
Exactly it is scary Steph.How many people with zero or low experience can resist in that videos and presentations?…Elegant women promising success overnight , marketing gurus holding checks and so on and on and on.Very expensive productions that have only one target.Those who are in need of some money , especially in such “tough” economic situations.
Thank you for letting the people know how many websites like this one exist out there.
..As I read this review I started getting flashbacks of all the wrong decisions I have made in the past and all the Scams I have made the mistake of joining. I am glad you are doing a review on scams and of helpful sites. It will be a nice addition to the internet. Everyone needs to be informed on sites before going in blindly. I like how you gave an extensive breakdown of this review.
…How many people have fallen in such traps Eric.!!..But that was happening mostly in the past when there were not a lot of reviews in making money programs.You said that right , people should take some time to invest in research before they join any of these systems.Because again the majority of them are scams one way or another.
Nice to meet you on my blog and thank you for taking the time to share your own experience.Let’s hope that a new innocent internet world is dawning.
What a great review! Fortunately, I managed to stay away from MOBE. However, I got sucked into plenty of other scams.
Hi there Jean
…So that means you probably know about MOBE and what system they use to attract potential victims.It is one company to avoid , you could have been in a lot of trouble with them.Sorry to hear though you’ve had your share with other systems.
I am not familiar with MOBE, but I have years of experience with Scams. You give good details in your Website and give good places for people to go in order to Succeed online. Nice Job!
Too bad to find another person with bad experiences with online scams.But that is happening every day.Let’s hope that internet will change to the better.
Thanks for dropping by
Absolutely love this review.
I do not have any experience with MOBE, at all, but over the years I have been sucked in by similar programs, and yes they are a total scam.
They use expensive videos, pay top copywriters to write the sales content, and then pray on newbies, who part with their cash – thats how they make their money.
MLM only works for the people right at the top of the pyramid, and usually fades out after a year or two.
In fact there are probably only a handful of companies that have been successful with Network Marketing over the years, and these tend to be for physical products.
In my opinion if you want to make money online, you need to either have a product to sell, or get involved in Affiliate Marketing, and your number one recommendation, also gets my vote – it really is the best Affiliate Marketing training available online today.
Keep up your excellent reviews!
Thank you Paul for sharing your thoughts on my blog
…and I really don’t feel surprised with your own experiences.It’s really sad that you have been an internet victim too.Almost every day I meet someone who does have a similar story to present.I think all of these ‘great internet masters’ use the power of modern technology along with those expensive fancy offerings and target , as you clearly stated , the newbies that have a dream and want to make money online and they pull them into their poisoned systems.
I wonder how many billions of dollars have been put in the “wrong hands” over the last years just only through these digital products.I hope that someday we have a peaceful internet network full of people that want to work in a decent and human way.
I strongly recommend that people who want a share of this “online pie” get started with Affiliate Marketing training and learn the ropes of web business.It needs hard work though but this is the only way.
Thank you for your nice comments , I will try to give my best with new reviews and updates.