The Flat Belly Fix is one of a series of highly problematic Spark Health Media offerings. By our definition, it is not only a scam but a disturbing examples of how Internet marketers are trying to wrest money from unsuspecting consumers. They claim to rid you of ALL of your belly fat in 30 days. The story is similar to most other scam stories: a ex-cop comes up with yet another weight-loss program to “help his crippled wife”. Unlike many other questionable scams, the “creator” of this program may actually exist. There is a website called Alpha Nation that may be connected to this weight loss program.
There are two things about Flat Belly Fix that cause us concern. First, it resorts to a marketing strategy in which it enlists an army of “marketing affiliates” who create the fake review websites that use terms like “scam” “does it work” and “review” to rope in unsuspecting consumers who think they are actually getting objective information. Instead, they are getting fake info for which the affiliates will receive very lucrative commissions through Clickbank. And guess who is paying for those commissions?
This posting at Clickbank is telling affiliate marketers that they will pay out $40.82 from every consumer who purchases this plan. Given that they only charge $37 for people who sign up, this confirms that they use upselling to squeeze more money from the unsuspecting consumers. This is a red-flashing light that a scam is afoot.
The second red flashing light is that the science behind the weight loss is highly questionable. He relies upon the properties of capsaicin…..the key element in spicy peppers. If you shell out your $37, you’ll essentially receive basic weight loss information (which you can find online for free), a few diet recommendations, a recipe for spicy tea and a set of exercise videos.
Mr. Lamb’s marketing scheme mirrors other health scams like The 3-Week Diet, ED Miracle, Red Smoothie Detox Factor, Heartburn No More, Yeast Infection No More and Pregnancy Miracle. All these scams are exposed here.
Our greatest concern — and one that you should share — is that these marketers are less interested in selling you this book and its information. They are laser focused on upselling you are much as possible and making as much money from you as possible. Their e-books are the bait to ensnare you. If you must take that bait, so be it. But attempt to avoid the other traps that lay await for you by unscrupulous marketers who apparently will bombard you with offers once you enter their realm.
If you’ve made the mistake of signing up for this scheme, you can get a refund within 60-days of purchase from Clickbank. Do it! Once you sign up for these kinds of scams, you’ll be targeted for even more of them.