Are “Dark Money Spikes” really the incredible investment opportunity that they are claimed to be? Or is this just some sort of scam teaser to get you to buy into something you don’t really want to buy into?
I’m guessing you probably came across the video presentation for this new opportunity that collect “massive” gains.
The reason I’m guessing you came across it is because it is pretty ridiculous… which is probably what what led you to believe it might be a scam and brought you to my review here today.
In this quick review I’ll be going over quite a few things that you NEED to know.
So the video teaser starts out with a guy named Jim Rickards (editor for Agora Financial) claiming that he has some urgent message. Above this video it states that you need to watch his “30-second clip before 12:15pm EDT tomorrow”.
Apparently something big is going down within the next 24 hours… or so you would think.
He talks about some “shocking video” released by a former Wall Street executive that is going to really impact the market.
Then the core of the video presentation begins… which is insanely long. If you were able to manage watching the entire thing you deserve some sort of prize or award.
It starts out with a woman spokesperson talking about some incredible system she has developed. We later find out that this woman is Nomi Prins, who is a journalist that regularly speaks out against Wall Street but used to develop high level analytic systems for Lehman Brothers in the 1990s
There is mention of some “mysterious pattern” that 99% of people don’t know about… a pattern that you could have collected up to 11,333% with…. (so she says)
And then we are told that this opportunity is taking place within 30 minutes of “tomorrow”… exactly between 12:45 and 1:15pm.
Is there any truth to this? Probably NOT… and I’ll explain why shortly.
Apparently there is going to be an event where “explosions unleash billions into the market”, which will blast certain stocks higher.
They call these financial explosions “30-Minute Dark Money Spikes” (made up name).
And of course you are told that “you’ve never heard anything like this before”. But it isn’t like I have never heard this sort of misleading statement before.
Throughout the presentation there are numerous examples shown of Dark Money Spikes that have sent stocks soaring in price. HOWEVER… I have a bit of a problem with these examples.
The problem is that there is no proof of them being real.
Take a look at the example below. She didn’t even state the stock’s name or the date that this happened for me to verify such. There are other examples where she did mention names but there was also information left out that just increases my suspicion.
Taking advantage of these Dark Money Spikes comes down to using Nomi’s “brand new investment strategy” that has “never been released to the public” called the Dark Money Monitor.
What this system supposedly does is identifies stocks that are going to be affected possessively from these Dark Money Spikes.
You are then given a bunch of historical examples where you could have supposedly made massive gains with this.
But the problem here is that it is easy to show past stock performance and talk about how much money you “could” have made. It really isn’t hard proof of anything.
Some more “proof” that you are shown of this working is the following chart of from the S&P 500. But does this really prove anything? It looks like the “Dark Money Spikes” are all over the place… leading to uprends and downtrends. I mean sure… the market has continually went up over the long-term but this isn’t really anything abnormal.
Judging from this chart it seems that Dark Money could lead you into a short downtrend.
Most people have heard of “dark money” before and it really seems to peak everyone’s curiosity. It is mysterious and no one really knows much about it… other than those who have inside information of course.
Some of what you are told makes sense and it’s something that a lot of people want ot believe is true. We know that the government pours money to help boost the economy and it makes perfect sense that this makes stocks go higher.
That said… you just can’t really trust what you are being told here.
First off… lets talk about this “12:15pm tomorrow” load of crap. This is NOT TRUE. There is not going to be some Dark Money Spike tomorrow at this time. It is all a ploy to get you to buy into what they are trying to sell to you as soon as possible, which I’ll talk about shortly.
How do I know this isn’t true?
Well… because you can leave the website and video presentation anytime, come back the next day or in a couple of days…. and it will be telling you the SAME DARN THING!
And you might also find this interesting…
Below the video there is a little disclaimer stating that “accuracy cannot be guaranteed”.
Are you kidding me? I just watched an insanely lengthy video about these Dark Money Spikes, you got my hopes up and now I’m reading that the information presented might not be accurate????!!
But hey… I guess we all knew deep down in our guts that this was misleading and sounded a little too good to be true, right?
Of course there is a hidden agenda here. The purpose of this teaser for “Dark Money Spikes” is to get you to buy into Nomi Prins’ newsletter called Dark Money Millionaires, which OF COURSE there are a limited number of spots opened for.
The teaser is just a way to lure people into it all.
How much does it cost?
Try not to faint…. because it costs $2,000 for a year subscription.
Now I’m not saying that it isn’t worth it (because I haven’t bought into it), but I don’t think anyone started out watching the video presentation thinking it would end with being pushed into a $2k newsletter subscription.
There is probably some truth to this all but it’s just too hard for me trust the information given. It’s much too “salesy” and the purpose is pretty obvious… not to mention all the unbacked claims made and obvious lies told.
And this is nothing new to me. This newsletter is published by the Agora Financial company which is the publishing agency behind many such misleading teasers. I’ve exposed others in the past and they really have a lot of complaints from people online due to their deceptive and unethical practices.
But anyways…. I hope you enjoyed this quick review and found it helpful. Be sure to share it in order to help spread the word!
Also leave any comments or questions below and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂
Daily Wealth… It’s a free newsletter service, but what’s the catch? They say “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”, so is this really the amazing free financial advisement service that it is claimed to be or is there some big downside to it? Could it possibly be a scam?
First off, if you are wondering if this is all a scam you certainly are not out of line for wondering such. After all, the company behind it all, Stansberry Research, has had a run in with the SEC back in 2003 and was found guilty of fraud. That said, it’s been a while since then and they have cleaned up their act a bit.
But anyways… Is this a scam or not? Daily Wealth is free to subscribe to and offers “wealth building advice”, but there is sort of a catch although I would not consider it a scam myself. In this quick review I’ll give you a good understanding of what you are looking at here so that you have a better idea of whether or not you should subscribe.
As mentioned, Daily Wealth, is a financial newsletter service from Stansberry Research, which is a privately owned American publishing company that is behind a number of other financial newsletters.
There are two versions of the newsletters… the free Daily Wealth newsletter and the paid premium version, or Daily Wealth Premium. So as you can imagine the free version is not quite as good and does not provide the insight that the premium version does. It gives you a taste of what’s going on and there is definitely some value in it, but as the subscriber reviews suggest… there is a noticable push to get subscribers to go premium.
The newsletter’s chief editor is a man named Dr. Steve Sjuggerud. He joined Stansberry Research in 2001 and is an editor of True Wealth as well, which is another newsletter focused on safe alternative investments, with a fair amount of focus on Chinese stocks and all the potential there. Generally speaking Steve does not believe in big risk investments. He looks for the low risk ones that have been “flying under the radar” so to speak.
*Steve is also behind the “MAGA Checks” teaser that I reviewed, which is pretty darn misleading.
What you will get is simple. You don’t get access to any back-office or anything like that. You simply receive “wealth building advice” via email that you can take in at your own leisure. Often times what you get is only half of the story. There will be a bit of advice provided but there will be information left out which will lure you into buying the premium version of the newsletter, which I think should be expected because of course this place has to make money somehow.
That said, there are some pretty good reviews of the newsletter service, which I will go for next, and it does provide some very good and useful information… All for free. So happy to get any better than that? I mean sure it would be nice if there were no ads or pushy suggestions, but that’s just the way things are.
Much of the focus of the free version is on trends and past performance of recommendations of the paid version.
When I look into financial newsletter services like this I always like to try to find as many subscriber reviews as possible. StockGumshoe is a good place to find such reviews. Basically this website is an investment service review site that allows anyone to review different services and often gets a lot of feedback.
Overall the feedback on Daily Wealth is actually pretty darn good… Better than I was expecting. The overall rating with around 70 votes is a 3.6 out of 5 stars. Now that could definitely be better but it is decent compared to many of the other similar subscription services out there that I have reviewed.
Many subscribers are happy with the value provided. They do reveal some of the information that they also give to their paid premium subscribers, although not as much of course. Although not every bit of advice is spot on, I have read reviews of subscribers making good amount of money based on the calls Steve has made and advice given.
But of course there are always going to complaints…
Apparently Steve does get a little carried away with some of his opinions and recommendations at times. For example, one subscriber pointed out that he was recommending high-yield Iceland bonds when the country was in a fragile state, right up to when the economy imploded and currency, stocks, and bonds lost 80% or more of their value.
But I would say the most common complaint is that of the newsletter service being filled with too many ads and promotions of premium services, mainly pushing people to upgrade to the paid premium Daily Wealth service. Much of the information provided just shows you how well the premium recommendations have been doing to try to get you to buy in. These subtle little sales pitch is can get annoying
In my opinion the Daily Wealth newsletter is not a scam. The only somewhat “scammy” aspects I see are how they promote other paid newsletter services, but as I’ve said I think this should be somewhat expected. It is a balancing act… They have to provide good information to subscribers to keep them subscribed but of course they don’t want to give away too much information because then what would the point of a premium membership be?
If you are just looking for a little bit of financial advice and not looking to spend any money then this may be worth subscribing to. What have you to lose? If you don’t like it you can always unsubscribe and walk away without losing any money.
But if you do, as always, be sure to do your own research and don’t always take one person’s advice as being the whole truth. While Dr Steve Sjuggerud provides very good recommendations and advice at times, he is not always right.
Comments or questions? Leave them below and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂
Seven Figure Publishing is a financial newsletter service that has somewhat of a bad reputation, and for good reason. This is probably why you are wondering if this place is a scam in the first place and I understand why.
So is this place a scam? Can they be trusted?
Lets find out..
In this quick review I’ll be going over some things that I’m sure you will want to know about this place, such as what they offer, complaints, ratings and my overall opinion.
Lets first talk about what exactly Seven Figure Publishing is in the first place…
In a nutshell this places is a financial newsletter publishing company that is a division of the larger company Agora Financial, which you may have heard a few complaints about in the past.
What they provide is a bunch of different financial newsletters that anyone can subscribe to in order to (hopefully) make some good money off of investements. They often take the approach of the mainstream media being pure evil and trying to hide things from the public and doing everything they can to keep you down… and of course they are here to look out for the little guys and know the “secrets” to getting rich.
They have a number of different newsletter services and a lineup of chief editors, some of which you have probably heard of if you have come across any of their services before, which I’m guessing you have since you are reading my review. Some of their newsletters and the editors of them include…
They differ slightly but the core of what they provide is all the same for the most part. Usually what you get when you buy into one of these services is a monthly newsetter along with weekly updates, trade alerts and so on. The point of these services is to provide people with investement recommendations so that they can follow along and grow their portfolio like the model portfolio most of these services allow you to look at in the members area.
For most of the services you can usually expect 1-3 moves per month. The monthly newsletter is the “meat” of what is provided here and usually gives a detailed look at stocks that they are looking at purchasing.
Sounds pretty good in theory, right?… you get to follow a mastermind’s advice… someone who has been involved in finance for years and knows what they are doing. Ya it sounds good.. but unfortunately there are quite a few complaints associated with this service.
Misleading Sales Pitches
Many of the complaints come from the incredibly misleading sales pitches this place seems to love so much. Since you are here reading my review there is a good chance you came across one of these and then got that feeling that it sounds way too good to be true.
The pitches, or ‘teasers’ as they are sometimes called, are often over-hyped talking about some secret formula or something along those lines. The income claims made are usually substancial and very alluring, which is what attracts so many people to them. However, they are always very carefully worded to avoid legal troubles.
Most people would consider these marketing tactics “sleazy” and misleading because they make the services seem much better than they really are.
For example, I reviewed Greg Guenthener’s Seven Figure Formula a while back, which was promoted as some “secret formula” to get rich off of penny stocks.
These teasers also usually tell you that you have to get in before some specific date in the near future… which is almost always complete BS. The purpose of this is just to create a sense of false urgency to get people to buy in quickly.
The company behind it all is Agora Financial. Seven Figure Publishing is just a division of them.
When it comes to complaints about Agora, there are tons. Complaints about being mislead, being billed for a service they didn’t subscribe to or didn’t even know they subscribed to, difficulty canceling subscriptions and more.
You can take a look at some of the many complaints with the BBB.
Many such complaints are from “problems with product/service”, which stem from the fact that the promotional material is misleading and people are buying in without really knowing what they are getting into.
Who really cares about the promotional material… if the newsletters are performing well, as in making you tons of money, then who cares, right?
Ya… well unfortunately the ratings I’ve come across aren’t too pretty. I wasn’t able to find many good sources of reviews and ratings for these different newsletter services but I did find the following ratings from StockGumshoe for two of their more popular newsletters…
As you can see the ratings are not good. And many of the people giving such bad ratings were doing so due to the misleading promotions and getting suckered into something that they thought would be different as well as being pushed to subsribe to more expensive memberships.
I have read over multiple complaints about the performance of different recommendations being very low. The model portfolios, which are portfolios in which all the suggested buys and sells are made, are often not what you might expect.
I have heard that they sometimes show very poor profits. Much of the teasers that lure people in only mention the money made, but not the money lost.
While I don’t care for how this places conducts business I’m still not going to call it a scam. Now if you want to call it a scam or not that is up to you. Now you have some more info on it all so hopefully you can form a better opinion based on what is going on here.
One thing is for sure though, I don’t care for how this place conducts business at all. They seem to be all about the money… that seems to be all they care about. Their newsletter promos lure people in with deceptive marketing trickery and then shake them for more and more money.
What are your thoughts on all of this? You can share them in the comment section below…
There is this new investment opportunity being promoted called Trump’s Seven-Figure Cheats, which is supposedly an opportunity where you can make a bunch of easy money in the stock market due to president Trump’s social media outbursts. Well… At least that is what you are told, but is this really true?
Should you believe what you hear or is this just another scam in one way or another?
Well… I’ll tell you one thing… This definitely is not what it seems to be and in this short review I’ll be going over what you should know.
You or told that the code for these “cheats” that Trump is tweeting out has been cracked. You are also told that some algorithm they developed has been back-tested and the results of his “cheats” have produced gains of 329%, 542%, 1,771% and even 3,458%.
The truth is that these “cheats” are not real. There are no cheats that Trump is secretly encoding into his social media messages.
This is all a marketing stunt to get you to buy into something, which I will go over shortly.
I’m sure you are well aware of at least some of the red flags present… After all you were suspicious enough of this whole thing to do a little bit of extra research and come across my website here. So something must have caught your attention and giving you the hint that this might not be as they tell you it is.
All in all, it just sounds too good to be true and as we all know, when something sounds a little bit too good to be true then it probably is.
The whole “Seven-Figure Cheats” thing is just a made up term.
As stated, president Trump is not secretly encoding any sort of investment cheats into his social media ramblings. They just tell you that he is to try to make this whole sales pitch sound a little bit more amazing than it really is.
Sure, the president’s tweets definitely do have an effect on the stock market, but this should be expected… After all, he is the president of the United States. If he praises a company that company’s stock may likely increase as a result, and vice versa. This is the type of stuff you would expect and there is definitely no proof of him secretly encoding any sorts of “cheats”.
The term “Seven-Figure Cheats” really just refers to the swings in the stock market that are sometimes at least partly the result of the president’s voice and opinion.
The sales pitch that they lure people in with is absolutely filled with misleading information. There is a lot of talk about all the massive gains that you could be making if you get in on these “cheats”, but the money you would have to invest in the first place is never mentioned.
They also seem to take extreme examples of different swings in the stock market that were influenced by Trump and make it seem like it is the greatest opportunity on earth.
You should also be aware that swings like these happen all the time. It is true that Pres. Trump has quite a lot of unpredictable outbursts, which may lead to more stock market swings than most presidents, but this is still not some brand-new opportunity like they lead you to believe it is.
Big news always affects the stock market… It doesn’t matter who is delivering it.
This whole sales pitch is luring in Trump supporters and taking advantage of them. And possibly worst of all is the fact that the people behind it all are Republicans themselves. This is the same sort of thing that went on with the whole “Freedom Checks” BS sales teaser that I reviewed a while back.
You are actually being lured into buying a pretty darn expensive financial newsletter as I will go over now…
This whole sales pitch is the making of a guy named Greg Guenthner, it was a editor of Seven-Figure Signals, which is a financial newsletter that provides the stock market recommendations.
He tells you that he is going to guide you through his three step Seven Figure Cheat system and that it requires no guesswork… All you do is follow his recommendations. He will tell you what to trade and when to do it.
But… Of course you have to buy into this newsletter. It is not free.
You will be provided with…
The whole purpose of the “Trump Seven-Figure Cheats” sales pitch was to lure people into signing up for this newsletter service.
The cost isn’t pretty… A whopping $2000 a year just to get access to the advice given by this guy and his team.
Besides the newsletter service and all that stuff, you also get a smartwatch. Now you are probably wondering, why the heck is the trying to send us a smartwatch?
Well… I’ve seen this type of thing before with other very similar financial newsletter services. My guess is because if they provide something physical, such as they watched like this, it makes it much more difficult for the customer to try to get a refund, which they very well might want.
Now I have no proof that that is the reason why they are sending you a smartwatch, but I do believe it to be the case because it often seems ridiculous that they do this kind of thing. I mean why not just lower the price and not give out smartwatch is? It’s not like anyone was expecting to get one in the first place.
Something else that is extremely misleading is the guarantee they give you. As you can see above, they give you a guarantee that seems like they are pretty much promising you that you will be able to make 10 times your money during the first year. HOWEVER, the wording they use is very tricky.
As you may notice, they don’t say you will actually make any money. They just say that they will “show you” how to make 10 times your money.
This type of wording really makes no guarantee at all. If you would try to get the $3000 bonus that they claim they will give if things don’t work out, my guess is that it would be pretty much impossible to get them to follow through on it.
I don’t call many things scams anymore, due to legal purposes, but I think you have a pretty good idea of what I am concluding here. What you consider a scam or not depends on what your definition of a scam is. Do you consider something that is incredibly misleading and deceptive a scam? Because that is what this whole sales pitch is.
You should also be aware that the man behind this all, Greg Guenthner, has also put out similar misleading sales pitch is in the past, such as his Seven-Figure Formula sales pitch that was focused on getting rich off of penny stocks and also used president Trump’s name as a marketing tactic.
The ultimate decision of whether or not to buy into this newsletter service is up to you. I hope I have provided some helpful insight into what is really going on here so that you can make a more informed and overall better decision. That said, personally I am definitely not going to be buying into this.
Comments or questions? Leave them below and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂
What the heck are "Insurance Return Checks"? Are these really a way to easily earn a second income? Or is this all one big scam?
Unfortunately the information that is out there about these "Insurance Return Checks", or IRCs as I will be referring to them, is incredibly misleading. You are led to believe that this is some incredible opportunity to make tons of easy money, when the reality is much different.
Fortunately for you, you fell upon my review here and I will be going over what this opportunity really is, which is a bit different than what you have been told.
So you probably landed on the video presentation, or maybe the written sales pitch, that starts off asking the question... "Haven't heard of Insurance Return Checks before?"
The answer to this is OF COURSE NOT!
The reason I know this is because "insurance return checks" is a made up name. It is all a little marketing trick and you will see what I mean in a second.
The video presentation goes on to say that these checks could help turn around America's retirement crisis, yet they are never advertised…
But again… Of course they aren't advertised because the entire name is completely made up.
The opportunity has existed for years. They tell you this and it actually is true. It is just that this opportunity is now being promoted as IRCs and again, you will see why shortly.
The opportunity is obviously about insurance. This is a clue you get right off the bat. The spokesman says that insurance premiums are expected to go up 8 to 65% depending on what state you live in and that these IRC's can help you beat the big insurance companies.
Then you are presented with a bunch of claims of people who are supposedly making tons of money with these IRC is… Such as "Lisa" who is said to be making over $37,000 a year…
And then there is Martin who is supposedly making $6,177.60 a month from his IRCs...
The spokesperson goes on and on about all these people that are making all of this money with this opportunity, yet he offers no proof of any of these claims actually being true. Half the darn presentation is about people making money but there is just no proof to back it up.
For all I know, he made up these numbers and the names of the people that he claims to be making money.
And of course you are told that you need to get on this right now because of the rising insurance costs… Which will force the insurance rates up in the coming year.
But what the heck are these IRCs really? You can listen to the entire video presentation and still not really have a very good idea of what the heck is going on here. And isn't your fault… It is because the spokesman never really tells you.
He mentions that these IRC's are regulated by the government and that big name insurance companies are part of this plan. He also goes on to say that it only takes as little as $50 to enroll in one of these plans.
What the heck is he talking about?
Well... I have reason to believe that what he is really talking about here are MLP's, or master limited partnerships. These are treated just like stocks and some make quarterly payments that are like dividends you can get if you are a shareholder in certain stocks.
So these checks that he is talking about people collecting are really just quarterly payments being made from people's investments in MLP's.
The reason I strongly believe this is what is going on here is because I have seen other teasers in the past that this company has promoted, such as "tobacco checks" and "gas pension checks", which have been the same sort of deal. They also remind me of other teasers I've exposed in the past like MAGA Checks and Federal Rent Checks.
So you may be wondering what the point of all of this is?
Why does this guy beat around the bush so much and never give you a good answer to what you are getting involved in here?
Well… The reason is because it is a teaser to lure people to subscribing to his newsletter subscription service.
You see, you can only get the free report of Insurance Return Checks: Your Second Source of Income, which includes information like...
... if you subscribe to his newsletter subscription service. You can see below that you have to subscribe to what he calls his "financial advisory" that goes by the name of Passive Monthly Income…
The guy behind this all is named Robert Baillieul, B.Comm and he is a senior income analyst at Lombardi Publishing Corporation, which is a financial newsletter publisher similar to Agora Financial.
When you subscribe to the Passive Monthly Income newsletter service you will get…
All you have to do to get the special report for collecting these IRC's is pay a seven dollar fee. This is a trial payment that gives you access to the subscription service for 30 days.
But guess what?
If you don't cancel within 30 days you will automatically be charged the discounted rate of $90. Supposedly the newsletter is normally priced at $295, but I have no idea how true this is.
In my opinion this is just all one big marketing stunt to get people to buy into the newsletter service. A lot of the information given is very misleading and is intended to lure people when with the hopes and dreams of making super easy money.
However, as stated, a lot of it is incredibly misleading.
The guy acts like this is some incredible opportunity that everyone is trying to hide from you in the rest of the general public, when in reality it isn't. The name is just completely made up and that is why no one has ever heard of these "IRCs" before.
He says that if you mention IRCs to your stockbroker or insurance agent they won't know what you are talking about in this means that they can't help you. But in reality, they won't know what you are talking about because the name is made up.
You should also be aware that in order to make large amounts of money like the people talked about in the video presentation, you will have to invest a fortune… A fortune that most people do not have just laying around ready to be invested wherever they wish.
These aren't some incredible opportunity that are going to be sending you 50% returns on a yearly basis… Not even close.
Of course the amount of returns you get is completely dependent on the amount you initially invest. And since we have no idea how much money these people invested that were supposedly making tons of money off of these IRCs, the numbers given mean absolutely nothing.
I don't know about you, but this is not the type of place I would want to get financial advice from.
Do you think it is a good idea to get investment advice from someone who just lure you into buying their newsletter based on misleading information and trickery? I don't.
While there may be some great opportunities out there to invest in "IRCs", as they call them, I think there are a lot better and more trustworthy investment advisory services that would be much more worth the money.
But anyways… I hope you enjoyed this honest review and found it helpful. I hope I gave you some clarity on this opportunity, which is obviously nothing like you are led to believe. Please give this post a share to help spread the word.
Any comments or questions can be left below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Can anyone follow the 10 Minute Millionaire strategy by DR Barton Jr. and become a millionaire? Is it really that simple? Or is this all just one massive scam that is going to be a waste of your time and money?
Now I would be completely okay with "12 minute millionaire" or even "11 minute millionaire", but "10 Minute Millionaire"??… This just seems a little bit too good to be true.
But seriously… All jokes aside… There is a heck of a lot of hype surrounding this and it is no wonder why you are wondering if it is a scam or not. You have to be cautious these days. There are way too many scams out there and if something sounds a little bit too good to be true, often times it is.
But anyways… In this review I will be going over what exactly 10 Minute Millionaire is, what you get if you buy into it, what real subscribers are saying about it, and ultimately whether or not it is a junk scam or worth the money.
Spoiler alert: This is not the amazing moneymaker that you are led to believe it is.
Product Type: Investment newsletter service
Editor: D.R. Barton Jr
Publisher: Money Map Press
Recommended?: Not really; you will see why
Okay… So what the heck is this to begin with?
Well… There is the book by DR Barton Jr called 10 Minute Millionaire and then there is his subscription newsletter service called 10 Minute Millionaire.
The book basically describes his strategy and is a lure to get people to buy into his subscription service. In the subscription service is one where he recommends different trades every month that you can follow along with and hopefully make money based on his expert investment advice.
I have seen promotions for his services where he claims that people can start using his strategy to bring in thousands of dollars per month, and it doesn't matter your age, gender, income, or even starting investment. Now I completely understand that it doesn't matter your age or gender… But it definitely matters what your starting investment is. When it comes to investing the potential returns you can receive are directly affected by your starting investment… Everyone knows that.
As I mentioned, this book is focused on the strategy that Mr. Barton created. The book got its name because he claims this strategy only takes 10 minutes of time per day and is the "most simple" and "most lucrative" trading strategy out there.
In fact, he even claims that it is the "secret anyone can use to turn $2500 into $1 million or more"
But most of the promotional material is a bunch of crap, and this book is nowhere nearly as amazing as you are led to believe. Just take a look at some of the many negative reviews from Amazon, where it is also sold...
And then there is the subscription service. With this service you get a monthly newsletter on new investment opportunities, you get weekly updates, alerts if there is anything Mr. Barton recommends doing immediately, and more.
Basically you get to follow along with Mr. Barton's current recommendations and this takes the guesswork out of investing.
His strategy is based around finding what he calls "extremes", which are anomalies in the market that have high potential to increase drastically in price, thus hopefully earning you a ton of money.
Besides the normal 10 Minute Millionaire subscription service, he also offers a higher tier service called the 10 Minute Millionaire Pro, which is an upsell that will be pushed upon you if you do subscribe to his normal service. I'm not sure exactly how much it costs, but I'm guessing it's pretty expensive.
As I mentioned, the promotional material out there that is being used to lure people into this subscription service is pretty darn misleading.
There is one teaser floating around called "Federal Rent Checks", which I actually wrote a review on, that basically leads people to believe that all they have to do is put their name on some list to begin collecting monthly checks due to some law passed by Congress.
The sales pitch is absolutely ridiculous and much of it is complete BS. The real opportunity that he is talking about is investing in companies that collect rent from federal agencies and pay out dividends to shareholders.
And of course the lure is that you can get your piece of the pie for free, all you have to do is sign up for his newsletter.
You might not have a very good opinion of Mr. Barton if you just watched one of his promotional videos. They are a bit over-the-top and ridiculous. However, he is someone who definitely knows what he is doing.
Apparently he first started dabbling in the stock markets when he was working as a chemical engineer at DuPoint and ended up doing pretty bad, realizing that the common trading strategies out there don't work very good.
This led him to create his own trading strategy based on his knowledge of physics rather than economics. In the story goes that this strategy works so well he quit his job and started working as a hedge fund manager.
Today he is featured on places like FOXBusiness and CNBC, as well as being a New York Times bestseller.
He seems like he knows what he is doing… But is his subscription service really worth it?
Let's first take a look at what you get is a subscriber…
In a nutshell what you get is advice. You are provided with the recommended picks from Mr. Barton and his team but you are still responsible for making the trade yourself.
The different components to this membership include…
Well it seems like you get a lot, but is what you are getting actually any good? In order to answer this question is always a good idea to look at real subscriber reviews.
Unfortunately things aren't too good based on what I found… It has a rating on Stock Gumshoe of 1.7 out of 5 stars... not too pretty...
One of the reviews worth mentioning that I found talks about how it all seems to be a money sucking scheme. Basically they lure you in with the one subscription and then promote a bunch of other ones to you trying to get you to buy in…
I also noticed that there are no refunds available for this subscription. Once you sign up, there's no getting that money back. I think this is something that I definitely need to warn you about because they are not very straightforward in telling you this.
You also have to be careful because once you sign up, which costs $299 by the way, you will automatically be charged another $299 the following year if you forget to cancel.
But this type of shady behavior comes as no surprise to me, after all… It is published by place called Money Map Press.
Money Map Press is the company that publishes the 10 Minute Millionaire newsletter service in unfortunately they're not exactly a place that many people would want to put their trust in.
This place offers a number of different financial subscription services with a number of different editors. DR Barton Jr is just one of them and 10 Minute Millionaire is just one of the many newsletter services. Fast Fortune Club and Money Map Report are two other services that I've reviewed here which receive a lot of complaints.
However.... They all are very similar. Of course they all have the common theme of being investment focused newsletters, and they also all get a lot of complaints about them.
Complaints like false advertising, no refunds offered, being charged without knowing it, the services being a waste of money, recommended trades seem to be given late, and so on.
I took a screenshot of a couple complaints about this place from the popular complaint board called Pissed Consumer that you can take a look at…
The company has over 30 reviews and an average rating of around 1.5 out of 5 stars... also not very pretty.
I do not think I would go as far to call this a scam, but this isn't really a place I would recommend getting involved with. Based on what I see, you just really can't trust this place all that much.
The incredibly misleading advertising tactics that they employ need to be stopped. They lead people to believe that they're going to be able to make super easy money when the reality is much different. And unfortunately we have no idea how well this investment advisement service really performs because, like many similar services out there, they only seem to publicize the trades that have made a lot of money while sweeping all of the bad recommendations under the rug.
I don't think I found one positive review out there that actually seems to be legitimate. Sure, you will find some positive reviews but often times the people writing them are getting paid to write them.
While I don't disagree with the fact that you can probably make money with this advisement service, there is no way I'm going to be recommending it to my readers. There are much better services out there in my opinion… Ones that are much more trustworthy and that do not lure people in with the hopes and dreams of making tons of easy money.
But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. If you have any comments about the 10 Minute Millionaire would love to hear them in the comment section below. Please also leave any questions down there and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Keith Fitz-Gerald's Money Map Report is often advertised/promoted as one heck of an incredible investment opportunity, but is it really? Or should we be calling this the Money Map Report scam?
There isn't much wonder why you are questioning the legitimacy of this investment newsletter. After all, he promotions out there are incredibly hyped up and seem a bit too good to be true, or at least I think so. You are often shown all these amazing investments that Keith has recommended which have turned out to be very profitable, but is this really the whole story? Is this guy just some mad genius that can predict the stock market with such precision that he almost never loses?
The fact of the matter is that many of the promotions out there for Money Map Report are very misleading, which is the point of me writing this review here now. There is a lot of misinformation out there and the last thing you want to do is get involved in an investment opportunity that leads to a loss of money rather than a gain.
Is it a scam? Can you make money following his advice? What you should you believe? Well… The truth is, while there definitely is value to this newsletter, it is not all that it is cracked up to be.
Money Map Report
In a nutshell, the Money Map Report is a financial newsletter that is headed by the chief editor Keith Fitz-Gerald, it was fairly well known in the financial/investment world in definitely does have the credentials to be chief editor of such a publishing.
Basically what you get as a subscriber to this newsletter is the ability to follow along with Keith's recommendations. Each month you make some recommendations and this essentially takes the guesswork out of investing, if you do want to simply follow what he recommends to a T. In addition you are also kept in the loop and receive alerts/notifications when certain trades need to be made.
Sounds great and all, but what is the track record of this service? Well… I'll get into that in a bit, but first I want to go over some of the misleading promotional material that is out there and more…
What I'm talking about here is the promotional material that is trying to get you on the hook. There are lures put in place, pretty darn misleading ones, and they are meant to real you in as a subscriber.
There are probably many different sales pitches that exist, but one of the ones that I personally came across was called "Supercharge Your Social Security", which was basically presented as a way to earn a "lump sum check within 5 days", which supposedly was going to come from the underpayment of Social Security.
Now I'm not going to get to in-depth with this ridiculous promotion, but basically it is an incredibly misleading sales pitch in you are then told by Keith Fitz-Gerald (which is the editor of Money Map Report of course) that he wants to give you a free copy of his book Supercharge Your Social Security as well as another on How to Claim Your $23,441…
But of course there is a catch… There is always a catch… The catch in this case is that you have to subscribe to the Money Map Report newsletter in order to get these free e-books.
It is all a ploy to get more subscribers, and a very misleading one at that.
It's always important to look into the person(s) behind something like this. After all, the last thing you want to be doing is taking advice from someone who shouldn't be giving in the first place.
Keith started out investing at a very young age and was supposedly taught by his grandmother. To date, he has over 35 years of global experience and is well known in the industry, having been featured in all sorts of financial magazines such as Forbes, WIRED, Street Journal, and others. But you can read more about this on FoxNews.com if you want to.
One of the more notable claims to fame that he has had over the years is when he somewhat predicted the dot.com crisis in was able to navigate it along with the aftermath.
As I already explained, in a nutshell basically you are getting access to Keith's recommended investments so that you can follow along and simply do as he says.
But of course it is all about the ratings… What are people saying about this newsletter you have actually been subscribers and have followed the recommendations made? Are they praising as the greatest opportunity ever? Are they making thousands upon thousands of dollars from the advice given?
Unfortunately… As I told you in the beginning… This advisement service is not nearly as good as it may seem, which is the reason that it only has a rating of 2.2 out of 5 with over 300 votes on Stock Gumshoe...
Also there are plenty of complaints that you can find on this service, definitely no shortage.
As I was scrolling through and scanning over the many complaints, I found one's such as that pictured below, complaining about the ridiculous advertisements that are pushed on you and the constant bombardment of other scam services…
I found some complaints talking about the unfair advertising and even stating that the Attorney General should be getting involved to put an end to this type of false advertisement…
And plenty more negative reviews…
And the list goes on and on and on, but I'm not going to get into everything.
So there are obviously a lot of people complaining about this service, but a lot of the complaints are more about the pushy advertising tactics used, rather than the actual results of the advice given.
So what is the track record like? Is this guy really recommending all these incredible trades like those shown in the promotional material?
Well… Unfortunately this is not a question I can answer because there is reason to believe that they cover-up bad recommendations and only show the good ones. So there's really no way of knowing what percent of recommendations have been winners in which have been losers based on the information that I find.
And yes... People have tried to get them to share this information, but they keep it hidden, which really makes you question what the track record is really like…
The amount of complaints that this newsletter service receives is pretty crazy and after reading through bunch, it is hard to trust this place at all. The ridiculous advertising tactics need to stop. The ads are incredibly misleading, as I went over in the beginning, and no one likes to get bombarded with other promotions after becoming a subscriber.
It really makes you wonder if they actually want to help people make money or if they are just here to make money off of you? With the overly salesy nature of the business, it definitely seems like they are just trying to suck every penny out of you.
But I guess this comes as no surprise. After all, this newsletter is the publishing of a company called Money Map Press, which also publishes a range of other investment newsletters that all get some pretty darn bad reviews and they all seem to be engaged in deceptive marketing tactics that are filled with lies and misleading information.
Money Map Press has around 200 complaints with the BBB and it is no wonder.
I actually reviewed another one of Money Map Press' newsletters called Fast Fortune Club and it was the same type of deal.
It it's hard to conclude whether or not this is a scam, because we all sort of have our own definitions of what a scam consists of. That said, I would not call it a scam but I also definitely do not recommend this investment advisement service.
Unfortunately I can't get access to the track record to see how well all of the recommendations for service provided have fared, but this tells you something… It tells you that they have something to hide, which is losing trades.
Can you really trust a place that hides the truth? The only shows you the good sides of things but leaves out all the bad?
I think not and that is why I am not going to be recommending it to any of my readers. This is just not the type of place I would want to get involved with.
But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my short review and found it somewhat helpful. There are a lot better investment advisement services out there than this.
Please leave any questions or comments down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Can you really start collecting “MAGA Checks” on a regular basis for thousands of dollars, or even tens of thousands of dollars? Is it really that simple? Did Donald Trump really passed some new law to allow you to start collecting these checks, regardless of your age, political affiliation, etc.? Or is this all a bunch of bunk… Is it possible that MAGA Checks are a scam?
As you are probably somewhat aware, or at least I assume you are, these MAGA Checks are not what they seem to be… Or at least not what you are led to believe they are. I’m guessing that you probably heard or saw an advertisement for these checks and thought it sounded a little bit too good to be true, which lead to you doing some research on your own and eventually you came across my review here.
In this review I will be exposing this scam for what it really is. While I guess some may argue with me on whether it is a scam or not, there is no doubt that the opportunity is incredibly misleading and that many people feel scammed who get sucked into it.
The sales pitch is put on by a guy named Dr. Steve Sjuggerud. He talks all about how you can start collecting these “big cash payments” from the MAGA Checks that Trump has something to do with.
Right off the bat you are probably thinking that these are some sort of government approved checks and are something like Social Security, but then he tells you that this has absolutely nothing to do with the government and Social Security.
Throughout the pitch there are a bunch of statement shown about people who are supposedly collecting tons of money on a regular basis with these checks. However, there is absolutely no proof that any of this is true or that you these people even exist for that matter.
Is “Jim G” really on pace to collect $5295? Is “Neil W” really going to collect $24,000 this year at the age of 79 from these checks?…
I would say that nearly half of the sales pitch is just a bunch of talk about people collecting all this money from these checks but there is no proof offered at any point that these claims are real.
But anyways, what the heck are these checks that he is talking about anyhow? They sound pretty darn amazing but throughout the sales pitch he only gives you small hints at what they are and never actually provides any good details. This is all the work of a salesman… He keeps you wanting more and of course you have to take action and subscribe to the newsletter, that I’ll talk about in a bit, in order to find out what you are really getting into.
So what the heck are MAGA Checks?
Well, I can tell you one thing… These checks do not exist in the sense that you are led to believe. There aren’t any checks that are actually called “MAGA Checks”. This is just a stupid name that Dr Steve Stuggerud my stuff came up with.
There are some hints at what these checks actually are throughout the sales page, such as how you will need money to invest and how companies are distributing these checks, but there is no clear picture given. You are also told that it is all about real estate and have something to do with companies renting other companies large amounts of land.
What it all comes down to is some law that “helps revitalize an obscure government real estate program from the 1960’s” which Trump has something to do with.
What Are They Really?
But anyways, was get to the point here… These checks are really just dividend payments that anyone can get after investing in certain companies, and in this Casey is specifically talking about real estate companies that rent mass amounts of land to other large companies.
He claims to have selected 225 “Trump approved institutions” that he wants to share with you. Apparently these companies pay out “3 times more than other MAGA check companies”.
So you may be wondering, what is the point of all of this? If this guy is willing to go to quite ridiculous lengths to put together this incredibly misleading sales pitch, there has to be a reason for. In the reason probably has to do something with money, right?
Well… You would be right to assume this. The point of this entire deceptive sales pitch is to lure people into subscribing to a newsletter called “True Wealth“, which is similar to other investment newsletters I have reviewed in the past like True Momentum and Real Wealth Strategist. This is a newsletter edited by Steve Staggerud in which he basically makes recommendations for assets that he thinks have profit potential.
The cost of a subscription is $49 for one year, but of course it was normally priced at $199 and you are getting some type of a “special discount”..
The company behind this all is Stansberry Research, which I also have reviewed in the past. Misleading promotions and advertisements for their latest newsletters like this is nothing new… It is something this place is very good at and often participates in. In fact, in the past their founder, Mr. Porter Stansberry himself, was forced by the SEC to pay back 1.5 million to subscribers after they determined that he had defrauded them by making misleading statements that he knew were false in order to lure in new customers. You can read more about this in this US News article.
If you do a little bit of research on this company you will find plenty of negative reviews. On the BBB’s website they have an overall rating of 1 out of 5 stars, which is pretty darn horrible if you ask me. Most of the complaints made seem to be from people who have made a one time purchase, or thought it was supposed to be a one time purchase, of a $49 investment book (also in $19 investment book) and then were charged for additional subscriptions without them knowing. Pretty much all the reviews are about this sort of thing.
Okay… So there isn’t anything actually called “MAGA Checks”. The opportunity is way overhyped and made to seem like some fairytale investment opportunity. The company behind it all is incredibly shady and has had run-ins with the law in the past.
Oh yeah, how about the fact that he completely leaves out and forgets to mention how you will have to have a significant amount of money to invest in order to make profits like those mentioned in the sales pitch. Remember, these checks are really just the dividend payments and if you want to collect thousands of dollars regularly then having just a couple thousand to invest isn’t going to cut it.
It may seem that this guy is doing some great American deed by helping out “hard-working Americans”, but in reality he is doing the opposite. He is preying on people that are desperate to secure a good retirement, mainly targeting the older conservative Republican population.
Subscribe to this newsletter if you want to, I mean there are some people that have left good reviews about it, but I am certainly not going to recommend getting involved. This is just not the type of business I think is worth getting involved with in there are for more negative complaints out there than positive ones.
But anyways, I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any questions or comments down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Tom Gentile claims that his Fast Fortune Club can make you rich, very rich… all with very little work required. But is this the truth? Should you take him at his word? Or is Fast Fortune Club a scam that is just going to suck the money out of you and provide you with little to nothing in return?
This investment newsletter subscription is often promoted as a way to "set up a serious of take-it-to-the-bank payouts of $605... $822... $1,190... $2,830 every single week" and I have even seen advertisements, like the picture shown above, of "Watch America's #1 Trader Become $1,050 Richer in 15 Seconds", as well as other things like this.
It definitely seems a little bit too good to be true right off the bat, but this doesn't necessarily mean is a scam. That said, I'm guessing that you are a bit suspicious of this investment newsletter service and your suspicion is what led you to my review here, which is good.
You have to beware of the many fake reviews out there. While doing my research on Fast Fortune Club (FCC as I will call it at times) I came across a number of fake reviews that work claiming that FFC is the greatest thing ever, but basically they were just another sales pitch and you can't really trust them all too much.
But anyways, in this review I will be going over what exactly Fast Fortune Club it is, the man behind it, some concerns I have, what you actually get if you subscribe, complaints and more. If you are thinking about possibly subscribing to this place you are definitely going to want to read this over first.
Fast Fortune Club Review
Newsletter Name: Fast Fortune Club
Editor: Tom Gentile
Publisher: Map Money Press
Recommended?: No and you will see why
Fast Fortune Club is an investment newsletter created by Tom Gentile, it was said to be "America's #1 trader" although it seems that this nickname does not hold to be true.
I'm guessing that you probably came across some promotional material for this newsletter and heard all about how it supposedly allows you to collect a series of profit each week, requires no guess work and all you have to do is follow along, and of course only takes about 10 minutes of your time a day. But there's a lot more to it than that.
Basically what a subscription to this newsletter gives you is investment advice from Tom and his team. He makes predictions as to what are good investments and you are alerted on what you should do… That is basically it in a nutshell, but I will go over what you get in more detail below.
First let's talk about who this Tom Gentile is though..
Well... He is a millionaire that has over 30 years experience in securities and it dabbles in trading stocks, futures and options. He is also the author of several different educational books such as The Options Course, the Index Course and others.
However, his real "claim to fame" dates back to 1993 when he and a group of other people started a company called Optionetics, which is an options trading education company that was sold to Charles Schwab in 2009.
But is this guy really that great? Is he really some guru that is going to help you make a ton of money like him? Critics would say otherwise… Making the point that he really hasn't done anything all that great since founding Optionetics and selling it for a ton of money, besides authoring books and selling subscription services.
I'll get into what you get if you actually subscribe to this newsletter in a second, but first I want to go over some of the concerns that should be mentioned.
First off, the sales pitch for FFC it's pretty ridiculous and I think most people would agree with me that it is over-the-top. It sounds like a "get-rich-quick" type of deal and is somewhat deceptive. Typically don't want to fall for this type of foolery in the way in which this is marketed is definitely a concern.
It should also be noted that the company behind this newsletter, Map Money Press, doesn't exactly have the best reputation. In fact, it has a pretty darn bad reputation. This company does have an A+ rating with the BBB, but has an average of just over a 1 out of 5 star rating with over 50 customer reviews… Pretty horrible. Based on the number of complaints and bad customer reviews alone, this play should have a F rating, but the rating system that the BBB uses doesn't make all that much sense.
And if you read some of the complaints that people leave you will probably get an uneasy feeling in your stomach. There are a lot of complaints about the deceptive marketing tactics used by this place to promote their various subscription newsletters, such as talking about all the big winners and all the money that you can make, while totally leaving out the losers and money that has been lost because of bad advice.
There also a fair number of complaints about how they bombard you with emails for their many subscription services. Many people agree that they are only in it for the money and just want to suck you dry… Not really caring whether you make money or not. These sort of complaints remind me a lot of the somewhat infamous Agora Financial publication company, which also publishes financial newsletters like this.
The Money Calendar, which is a system Tom uses to predict good investment opportunities, is that the main part of this subscription service. This is the meat of it… This is what is either going to make you money, or cause you to lose money.
So is it any good?
Well of course Tom lead you to believe that his investment advice is going to make you rich, superrich, but the big concern is that he is lying and you can't really trust what you hear from the promotional content.
One thing I always like to do when I'm writing reviews like this is to try to find as many independent individual reviews as possible. You know, reviews left from people who have actually been subscribed to the particular service in question and have no monetary incentive to leave a biased review.
Luckily I was able to find many such independent reviews from the investment education site Stock Gumshoe and what I found is not pretty. With a total of around 500 votes, Tom Gentile's Money Calendar service has an average rating of 2.1 out of 5...
Now I don't know about you but a 2.1 rating just isn't going to cut it for me. When it comes to trusting someone's advice with my hard-earned money, anything below a 4 rating on a 5 star scale is just too low… 2.1 being a way too low.
And as you can imagine with an incredibly low rating like this, there are plenty of complaints… Which brings me to my next section, which is probably the most interesting and telling of them all…
There are a lot of complaints… Where to begin, where to begin?
Well, I guess I'll begin by showing this complaint, which I came across a lot of similar variations of, from someone being upset about losing most of the trades that Tom recommended…
There are a lot of complaints I read over from people claiming that he has been making a lot of losing recommendations lately. The big question is, has always been this way or is the market now just heading in a direction that is unpredictable based on his Money Calendar system?
But anyways, the bottom line is that there are a heck of a lot of people claiming that he has been recommending losing trades… Which of course he seems to do his best to cover up.
And now let's get to the more bold and ruthless complaints that really attack Tom and what he is doing, such as these ones that call him a scammer and state that the SEC should ban him from providing financial advice…
And then there is this rather detailed review left by a subscriber of Fast Fortune Club that goes over one of his losing recommendations…
And this is just a small piece of a much larger pie. There are tons of complaints about Tom and his newsletter service, but I don't want to bore you with them all.
When it comes to an investment service like this it is all about the results. We don't really care about how fancy or innovative the system is that he has come up with… We want to see results. Our his recommendations making people money? This is the big question.
Unfortunately it seems that the answer to this is that No they aren't making people money, or at least definitely not to the extent that you are led to believe. I've read comments from people claiming that out of a handful of recommendations only a few turn out to be winners.
The comment above said it best… Maybe this strategy used to work in the past, but it isn't now, yet Tom is still promoting it as this incredible newsletter service that is going to make you rich.
I think this all is a pretty good example of deceptive marketing. You are misled by these ridiculous promotions that are over-hyped, leaving out all the negative and only telling you about the best of situations.
It is a good example of the sleazy online marketing that has become all too common on the Internet.
Based on the research that I have done it definitely appears that this investment newsletter subscription is not nearly as good as it is claimed to be. But does this equate to a being a scam? Well… You can be the judge of this.
However, it is somewhat difficult to write a review like this when I have not been a subscriber myself since there is a lack of verified results from the recommendations made by Tom Gentile.... You know since he only talks about his winning picks and seems to cover up his failures.
But anyways… This is not an investment service that I'm going to be recommending to my readers. I just don't support this kind of misleading marketing and it doesn't seem that this service is going to be making anyone rich.
I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
There is a new teaser being advertised all over about being able to receive these "Federal Rent Checks" for $1795 or more every month. But is this really true? Can you really receive free checks like this each and every month? Or is it possible that this whole thing about Federal Rent Checks is a scam that you should be avoiding?
You are led to believe that all you have to do is get your name on some "distribution list" in order to start receiving tons of money via these checks, all on autopilot. But unfortunately what you are told and what is the truth are two different stories.
While what you are told is based upon the truth, there is so much misleading information given that many people who get involved here are just going to end up disappointed, discouraged, and many will probably just end up losing money rather than making any notable profit.
Now I wouldn't call this a complete scam, but there is no doubt that marketing trickery used is of "shady" business practices… Luring unsuspecting people into in investment opportunity that they might not be suited for.
But anyways… If you're looking for more information on this opportunity then you're in the right place. I've done a fair amount of research looking into this and in this review I'll be exposing the truth. If you are possibly thinking about getting involved, you're definitely going to want to read this first.
"Federal Rent Checks" Review
Name: Federal Rent Checks
Type: Investment opportunity
Rating: Not very good
Opinion: Overall a very misleading investment opportunity being marketed in a deceptive fashion
Since you are wondering whether or not this whole thing is a scam, I'm guessing you came across the ridiculous video presentation that was put on by D.R. Barton Jr. This video presentation is so over-the-top that is enough to make anyone assume it very well might be a scam right off the bat. It kinda reminds me of the "Alpha Contracts" teaser that I've exposed recently, but that is a different story.
The video starts off with Mr. Barton talking about how federal agencies are required to pay rent for the land that they occupy and that this money is flooding the treasury, where it is being stockpiled. This year, according to what he says, there will be a massive money pool of $11.1 billion.
However, contrary to what you may think at first, this is not a government program and has nothing to do with Social Security or anything like that. Instead, it is a "little-known IRS directive".
Several times throughout the presentation you are told about some "distribution list", where supposedly all you have to do is get your name on this list to start receiving these monthly "Federal Rent Checks".
At one point in the video he references "Public Law 92-313", which is a law that requires federal agencies to pay for space assigned to them, kind of like commercial rent. In it is said that there are about 9600 buildings in which the government is legally required to pay rent for.
The steps that need to be taken, according to what you are told, or listed as follows. And I know, they aren't really actionable steps that should be taken, but this is how they are explained in the video presentation…
Step 1: Over 100 government agencies pay rent for their buildings.
Step 2: All the money is sent to the Federal Buildings Fund.
Step 3: About 1,500 of the buildings are owned by the US government so the Federal Buildings Fund deposits their rent payments into the treasury.
Step 4: Private agencies oversee the remaining 8,000 or so buildings, so the Federal Buildings Fund sends money directly to these companies as rent payment.
Step 5: These private agencies distribute these rent checks to their shareholders
You are also told that all you have to do is invest $11 to get started in get your name on the distribution list, which is a very misleading piece of BS, as I will explain more later.
The first hint you get to what these Federal Rent Checks really are is in step 4 and 5, when it is mentioned that private agencies are involved and that these private agencies distribute rent checks to their shareholders. However, I will go into much more detail on what is really going on here in a bit.
Before I do this though, I first want to expose some of the lies that you are told throughout the video presentation.
When it comes to making investment decisions, there is a a lot of emphasis placed on trust. If you cannot trust the place that is going to be providing investment advice then you definitely should not take their advice… Or at least I think most people would agree with that, wouldn't you?
Well… Should you trust this D.R. Barton guy? Don't answer this just yet… Read over the rest of this section and then answer it… After you see all the lies that have been spewing out of his mouth.
Nearly half of the video presentation is filled with a bunch of images of people who have supposedly been collecting tons of money via these rent checks, such as "Pauline Hassett" who is making $4189 a month… Or at least that is what you are told…
But is Pauline really making $4189 per month via these rent checks? I highly doubt this and for good reason. The reason is because this picture of "Pauline" is a fake.
I was suspicious of all of these images of people appearing in the video presentation so I decided to do a little investigating. I ran some reverse Google image search is and found that some of them, including this one, are actually stock photos that are available for purchase online… Meaning that this is not "Pauline" and the entire story is likely a fake and just as the image is.
You are also shown a bunch of other people who are supposedly making a ton of money with these checks. Take a "Peter Moreno" (shown below) for example, he was supposedly making a whopping $10,591 per month…
Can this story possibly be real? Can Peter really be making over $10,000 per month like this?
Well... I ran a reverse Google image search of this image as well and could not find whether it was a stock photo or not, but of course this does not mean that it is legitimate.
I am hesitant to believe that any of these success stories are actually real. "Simon Callahan" is another character that I found is a proven fake, who was said to be making $3742 per month. This photo actually comes from the stock photo site Shutterstock…
Now it may seem a bit weird that I even thought of running image searches for these people that were shown in the video presentation, but this is nothing new to me. In fact, it reminds me a lot of the Freedom Checks teaser as well as "Congressional Checks" that I reviewed in the past, both of which were filled with fake stories and fake photos.
But anyways… What do you make of this all? Obviously you cannot trust this Mr. Barton guy as much as you might have thought in the beginning. Why would he be lying to us like this? If he is presenting us with such an amazing investment opportunity and really wants is to make tons of easy money than what is the point of making up fake stories like this?
You will see the answer to this question in a bit.
At this point you may be wondering if there is any truth to what you are told in the video presentation. Is any of it true? Can you even collect checks on a monthly basis as you are told?
The surprising answer is that Yes, a lot of what you are told is actually true, it is just presented in an extremely misleading fashion that gives you the wrong view of what this opportunity actually is.
So what are Federal Rent Checks?
They are nothing more than a made up name for the dividends that are paid out if you are a shareholder in Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs.
These REITs do pay out very high dividends as you are told… At least 90% of their profits must be paid out in dividends. The reason for these extremely high payouts is because these investment trusts have a way around taxes… They do not pay corporate taxes.
And about the whole "transfer your rights" thing. He talks about how you can transfer your rights to receive these Federal Rent Checks and making a lot of money doing so. What he is actually referring to here is selling your stock. Sure… When you sell your stock you can make a big profit, potentially. This is just some other misleading marketing trickery being used here.
So no… It is not like you just sign up for some list and start receiving these checks. You first need to invest in REITs in the amount of money that you can potentially make is dependent on the amount that you invest.
It is a bunch of BS when he tells you that you only need $11 to invest in get started. Sure… I guess you can get started with this amount, but the dividends that you will get paid off of a small investment like this will not even be pocket change. All of the people that he claims that have been making thousands of dollars per month would have had to invest large sums of money and bought lots of shares in order to receive such amounts. This is some very important information that he leaves out, because of course he wants to lure in as many people as he can.
At some point you are probably wondering why this guy is revealing this amazing, or at least what he leads you to believe this amazing, investment opportunity to the public.
He claims that he is going to send you a copy of his ebook on how you can collect these Federal Rent Checks for free, but why would he be doing this?…
There has got to be a catch, right? After all… There is always a catch. Nothing like this can possibly be free.
And sure enough… If you made it through the agonizingly long video presentation all the way to the end, you would have realized that there is a catch. The catch is that in order to get this free e-book you first have to subscribe to The 10 Minute Millionaire Insider, which is the point of this entire ridiculous teaser.
The purpose of this whole "Federal Rent Checks" teaser is to lure people in with some amazing free offer and then get them to subscribe to the investment newsletter The 10 Minute Millionaire Insider.
This is he an investment newsletter edited by D.R. Barton Jr., it was a New York Times best-selling author. The newsletter is published by Money Map Press, which is also the publisher of several other rather "shady" investment newsletters, being similar to financial investment publishers like Agora Financial.
The reason is called The "10 Minute" Millionaire Insider is because you can supposedly make tons of money within just 10 minutes of your time, potentially millions of dollars.
This investment newsletter is based on a methodical system that Mr. Barton created around a set of algorithms that screens thousands of stocks every day, stocks from all market sectors. What it does is looks for "extremes" that are rare investment opportunities. Or at least this is what is stated on the official website.
Basically this provides you with good trades that he and his system have identified and all you have to do is execute the proposed trades. As an insider you will also receive alerts specific to any recommendations made, not only when you buy, but also when you sell if you were recommended to buy a particular stock in the past.
The price of this all is either $39 or $79 depending on what subscription package you choose to purchase.
But is it worth the price? Is the investment advice provided really that great? Well… I did a lot of digging around trying to find real reviews from real subscribers of this newsletter, but really couldn't find all that much information.
One source of reviews that I found was on the investment website Stock Gumshoe, which doesn't paint a pretty picture. Based on 36 votes, this newsletter has an overall rating of 1.9 out of 5 stars… Which is pretty crappy…
There are obviously a lot of shady business practices going on here. The sales pitch is very misleading and a lot of people are lured into this opportunity that really should not be getting involved in the first place… But of course it is all about selling subscriptions so the people behind it that really care about your financial situation.
What I mean by this is that many people out there do not have enough funds for investment to really make this worthwhile but the people behind this teaser do not make this information known.
And besides the ridiculous teaser, it comes as no surprise that this place seems to suck every penny out of their subscribers. One review that I found, which I think it's worth showing, is from a guy claiming that the use the old "bait and switch" tactic to keep you paying more money…
Another big red flag is that there are no refunds. Why would there be no refunds for a simple newsletter like this? After all, the only thing being sold here is information. It is not like they are sending you a car which would make it refunds very difficult.
But anyways… There are not any refunds and the reason for this, although unknown, is likely because if there were refunds this place would be out of business because too many people would be trying to get their money back.
Okay... This was quite a lengthy review so I think it deserves a quick recap to help bring everything into perspective and sum everything up.
Federal Rent Checks is presented as an easy way to collect monthly checks, just by signing up to some "distribution list" and that's pretty much all. However, the somewhat hidden truth is that these "Federal Rent Checks" are really just dividends being paid out by REITs.
Much of the information given is extremely misleading and some of it is even a complete lie, such as the many pictures shown from people who have supposedly been making tons of money collecting these checks. And these lies, of course, really make me question whether or not you can trust the people behind this opportunity.
Later we find out that this whole "Federal Rent Checks" teaser is just to lure people in the end get them to subscribe to D.R. Barton's The 10 Minute Millionaire Insider investment newsletter. Looking into this there wasn't all that much information to be found, but based on the limited reviews I was able to find it seems that many subscribers are not too happy with what they have been getting.
Whether or not you want to call this a scam is up to you, but I am not going to call it one. I understand that the people behind this really like to deceive people and trick them into subscribing to the newsletter, but there is still some value being provided here. So maybe I should say that, while it could be called a scam, it is not a complete scam.
That said, this is definitely not something that I'm going to be recommending and I am sure you are probably of the same opinion at this point. Why would you want to subscribe to an investment newsletter that is marketed in such a misleading way and that have such a poor reputation? There are much better options out there if you have money to invest.
Anyways… That is all I have for you here today. I hope you enjoyed my honest review and found it helpful. There are a lot of people that are probably subscribing to this newsletter right now that really do not know what they're getting themselves into. The purpose of this review is to help spread the truth and keep people from subscribing to this that shouldn't be subscribing.
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