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Fast Fortune Club – Scam by Tom Gentile or Easy Money? [Review]

Fast Fortune Club Scam


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

Type: Investment 

Editor: Tom Gentile

Publisher: Map Money Press

Recommended?: No and you will see why

Fast Fortune Club

What Is Fast Fortune Club?

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..

Who Is Tom Gentile?

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.

What You Get If When You Subscribe

  • Personal Money Calendar
    • Allows you to make predictions for options trades based on the pattern recognition protocol created by Tom Gentile. Details on how to use this protocol are explained in a simple manner. 
  • Payday Appointments and Alerts
    • Going along with the predictions made in the Personal Money Calendar, these appointments and alerts tell you when to do what you need to do to make trades.
  • Million Dollar Masterclass
    • You get a masterclass available to you on a monthly basis. These masterclasses deal with some aspect of trading, whether it be some new strategy, some "secret" that he has never revealed before, or something along these lines. With these classes you get a virtual walk-through with live trading demos.
  • Quick Start Cash Course
    • This is basically a beginners course that takes you through all the different types of trading, such as trading stocks, ETF's and options. It is divided up into 7 parts and gives you all the basics, even things like setting up your trading account and such.
  • Text Message Notifications
    • These are pretty self-explanatory... you can get alerted by text message when there is something you need to know, such as an immediate stock you should sell and so on. Things like this allow you to stay "in the know" much more easily without having to hop on your computer all the time.
  • The Network
    • This is a pretty nice feature of the club because it allows you to interact with other members. You can join chat groups, share strategies, and learn a lot from these other like-minded people.
  • Progress Reports
    • Progress reports are send out on a weekly basis and give you an overview for how everything is going. You will be able to see how the recommendations are performing and how much you are profiting.
  • Podcast
    • Every Friday Tom does a podcast that outlines the upcoming week and what his plans are. This isn't all that important but if you want to stay on top of things it can be worth listening to.
  • Roundtable
    • I've reviewed a fair amount of investment subscription services over the years and I have to say that this is something no one else is really doing, and it is refreshing to see. The roundtable is a basically a live Q&A session with Tom Gentile. You can ask him questions in real time and hopefully get answers... although not guaranteed.
  • Annual Summit
    • Every year they hold a live summit where you can actually meet everyone in real life. You will be able to meet Tom and the team behind it all as well as meet up with other subscribers who make it out to the event. There are live training sessions held as well as other educational lessons. 

Is His "Money Calendar" Really That Good?

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.

It's All About Results...

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.

A Good Example of Deceptive Marketing

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.

I've reviewed quite a few investment newsletters over the years, unfortunately many of them being marketed in a similar manner, such as Real Wealth Strategist and Lifetime Income Report.

Conclusion - Scam or Not?

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 🙂

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  1. Hi Kyle, thank you for the insightful information you’ve provided. You did mention that this review amongst others such as Real Wealth Strategist and Lifetime Income Report you wont be recommending. Have you reviewed similar services/subscriptions that led you to review contrary?

  2. Tom Gentile is a scam artist. His recommendations suck and are losers. He exagerrates about his winners. I have yet to make $2000 for the subscription that I paid for and another $2000 in losses. It’s no fuckin wonder he doesn’t provide refunds. Stay away from him he just steals hard working people’s money and doesn’t care.

  3. Kyle thanks for your honest review. Any amateur trading options without sufficient experience will get fleeced by the big boys. I do subscribe to Matt McMAlls Investment Opportunities and I am making money with his “Cannabis Cash Calendar”

  4. Hi Kyle.
    Thanks for sharing. My personal opinion on these sorts of recruitment videos, are that they are a modern day tool to promote the “get rich quick” dream everyone has, that lures people watching these videos into spending money to join a club or a school that is guaranteed to show you how to be rich. There are many red flags that are noticeable while you view many of these 50 minute or more recruitment videos. Circular talking, when the presenter repeats themself again and again, wasting time because they paid for 50 minutes of air time and need to use it all. When they mention, “here’s what you’ll get with my package,” and talk about the special website that allows you to be a member of the “club’s community, so you can network with others. They don’t tell you that third party vendors operate these sites and often charge $100 or more per month to join. In Gentile’s Fast Fortune Club, now called “Flipping Stocks Club”… as the name has changed from one venture to the next, tells me that it’s the same info from his last venture. Changing the name is an attempt to recruit new people, all in the name of sending your dollars to his pocket. Another red flag is that he doesn’t mention anything about a broker, who also gets paid per each transaction you make. Brokers are very costly and this is a separate cost outside of his club package. What about the taxes you‘ll have to pay on every cent you collect as profit? After taxes, what are you really gaining? He doesn’t discuss that. Most of these recruitment videos, including Tom Gentile’s, promise you thousands monthly and present you with an offer that’s always low. You won’t pay the retail price of $599.00, click the “I am Ready” tab and see my offer. When you click the tab the offer is $300 to join, but then there’s additional costs for a variety of things you’ll need to get all the training, such as, fees and high costs to attend lavish meetings with other club members held in big cities in a holiday getaway atmosphere. Cost to attend is out of your pocket and usually $6000 or more. Fees for a variety of other additional products, dues, or whatever else he can sell you. The more people who join the more money he is taking in from the initial cost for a member to join. The timing to get your money back is often very short, so most people will lose whatever they invested. It’s a sunk cost. Also, what about the SEC rules? Is what he’s selling you in line with regulations? My advice is to always review these recruitment videos before joining and do your fact checking and look for red flags. There are plenty of people who live lavishly on the dollars they get from people they can suck in. Beware before you spend, think about the hidden costs first and decide what you’re really gaining. You might be upset months after you joined to see what you’ve spent has not brought you the profit you assumed.

  5. Hi Kyle,

    Is there a service that you would recommend that would really help and teach me to trade options. Buying and selling. Maybe even some strategies that can be really used to generate a good income?
    Strategies on trading stocks would also be extremely valuable to me.

    Thank you,


  6. I am one of Tom’s Suckers. Yes I fell for the BS. Do not waste your hard earned cash on his sales pitches. All of his subscriptions are always the best ever. I joined in July of 2019 and have seen one trade that didn’t go completely sour. I didn’t make anything but I didn’t lose anything. All of the rest that I decided to play turned out to be duds. We are preserving capitol for the next trade, that’s his saying after you’ve loss your money on yet another losing trade. Slot of the time I ignore his recommendation because I can see that it’s a bad trade. FFC is nothing more than the customer paying you to send them a bunch of useless information. The subscription that I bought is supposed to be the one that he is now trying to sell me the best thing out for making money and making it fast. Relentless emails for new subscriptions that are all the next best traders tool. It has probably worked for some, but for me it’s been a traders nightmare. I wish I had something good to say about any of these services but they’re all based on deception. I could’ve went on a nice vacation with the money that I wasted on this clown.

  7. I have to ask, are you reviews possibly biased because you have a money group as well? I would think you should expect a question like that under the circumstances. Now lets go on

    Where do you find the bad reviews I’ve been thinking of joining a group but h\onestly all the sales pitches sound a lot like snake oil and I got tired of
    listening to reteric over and over again or wasting 45 min to over a hour of my time. before they get to the ‘discounted cost.

    I can comment on your statement about tom Gentile trying to make money. Since I’ve been searching for a group, I have been inundated with emails
    that have almost taken over my computer by the groups Ive listened to. The results of my last two comments I really resent. Plus, most of them don’t have an unsubscribe or if they do, it’s not until the bottom of the last page.

    You are welcome to use this in your comments but do not use my name or email. I’m trying to find someone who actuallyknows what they are talking about when they talk about short term investments. I want out of deb and I’m sick and tired of living from month to month.

    1. Hi.

      Well I try to keep my reviews as unbiased as possible, but sometimes it’s hard to do. That said, I don’t know if an investment opportunity would be the best route for you to take if you are living from month to month. It depends on how much you have to invest as to whether or not it would be worth it.

  8. So of the myriad of “opportunities” being hawked on-line, have you ever found a winner? Is this really the Barnam & Baily synic’s reality of a sucker born every minute? My question is: “Who/What is the best guide to help someone who wants to invest and have some expertise and guidance behind them?” I recently went into the financial planning field with Security Lic 6,7,63 and a pile of insurance licenses. All of that is good, but it is not experience.

    Who would you suggest I look at for good experienced advice at a fair price?

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