ED Protocol is one of the nastiest Internet rip-offs around. It cleverly plays on male fears, as it exploits ‘performance’ anxiety and erectile dysfunction. As you’ll read below, you are all getting played by clever, but greedy, marketers. Touted by some guy named Jason Long, this fraud touts special “enzymes” and “amino acids” that you can buy at a supermarket, but you have to pay him $39.95 to find out the names of the supplements. Here’s the deal: you are getting ripped-off.
ED Protocol is one of a number of Net offerings promising to “fix” male impotence. Their slick websites ask for the “low price” of $37-39.95 for what appears to be an ebook or a “program” that “guarantees” improved sexual performance. This is a textbook version of the numerous other $39.95 infoscams that have infected the Web over the last three years. They almost all charge the mysteriously-set price of $37-39. (We’ve reviewed some of these scams and they are laughably bad) Here’s how it works: you are treated to a videomercial that touts the “proven way to lose weight; many of them are targeted specifically at women. Is it a scam? Is it a rip-off? Does it work? You’ll never find out, largely because of an increasingly pernicious Internet industry that uses fake product review sites to hide customer reactions. You’ll also never be able to find out about the credentials of the authors — none apparently exist on the Internet, nor are they provided at his own alleged web site. So, should you spend the $39.95? We recommend not, for the following reasons:
1. There’s a reason this sales pitch is slick — they spend a lot of marketing money to get it to you. Who is paying for that? You are. And, like many scammers, they are using Clickbank to sell their ebook so don’t assume you’ll get a refund. “Rock solid guarantee”…..don’t bet on it. The scammers bet on the fact that most consumers won’t seek refunds until after the 60-day period expires. In fact, they count on it.
2. If you look for a review of the product, you are deluged with lots of fake review or “scam” sites that simply direct you to the main sales site or offer some officious pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended. The marketers for this service pay 75% commission for any referrals they generate. So these “affiliate marketers” create create fake review sites which effectively thwart any customer who is looking for real reviews. It is also a tactic to obscure any customers who have posted complaints or alerts about fraudulent claims. This affiliate marketing trick makes it very difficult for consumers to detect this and other such scams, As one persevering blogger has noted, scam artists rely upon these fraudulent reviewers to be using tags like: “does it work?”, “is it a scam?” or “verified review” to suck unsuspecting consumers into this fraud.
3. In the case of the ED Protocol, the alleged author of this plan is Jason Long. The site offers no credentials for this guy — who probably doesn’t exist. If the website fails to feature the credentials of the author and/or if a Google search turns up nothing about this person, you can bet this is a marketer driven product. Most of these sites feature unknown “experts” who are largely fictional creations by the scammers.
Our bottom line: you don’t have to spend $39.95 to get information about how to improve sexual performance And beware ANY Net-based sales pitch that has uncredentialed, slick video presentations with no independent reviews. It may not be a scam, but it is probably a rip-off because it is overpriced for what it is offering. In this case, there’s lots of good diet information in the marketplace offered at a fraction of the cost of most weight loss schemes. Save your hard-earned money. If you are serious about wanting to address sexual dysfunction, you can find lots of free and credible information at a number of reputable websites including the Mayo Clinic and Livestrong. This information is FREE. And it is scientifically valid. The ED Protocol is overpriced and scientifically unproven.
One additional warning: once you give them your money, you’ll be tagged as “meat”. Once they know that you’ll fall for this pitch, the same marketers will be coming back to you over and over and over for other such pitches. So understand that if you pay these marketers anything….let alone $40…..they’ll continue to hound you with more slick schemes designed to prey on your fears and concerns. Don’t open your door or wallet to them.