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Flippa Scammer InvestBeacon

Some of you know that I created and owned NicheBloggingTreasure.com. I sold the site to a very nice guy named Mark. He has sole ownership and is the only person who has the rights to sell NicheBloggingTreasure.com blogs.

Well, there’s this Flippa Seller, InvestBeacon (Flippa profile here: https://flippa.com/users/427164) that is re-selling sites he purchased from NicheBloggingTreasure.com and some from SuiteJ, all purchased with private rights only … NOT RESELL RIGHTS.

Not only is he reselling blogs that he has no right to resell, he is calling them EXCLUSIVE in his listings. Of course, there’s NOTHING exclusive since he is reselling them over and over and over again on Flippa and on Ebay.

The new owner of NicheBloggingTreasure.com, SuiteJ, and myself have reported this auction and it is still running, with some poor sucker who will inevitably win the auction of stolen blogs. Below is the email I sent to Flippa.

InvestBeacon is his profile on Flippa, Ebay and the Warrior Forum
investbeacon@gmail.com is his email in Paypal
From Bulgaria

From: Username: sbucciarel
Reported Auction: http://flippa.com/auctions/2629073

Customer’s message follows:
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I am very surprised this auction is still running and you have not banned this scammer. He is reselling blogs that he purchased with NO RESELL RIGHTS from Mark Alves of Niche Blogging Treasure and from Suite J. Not only is he a thief, but he is claiming in his sales copy “A Network Of 40 EXCLUSIVE AUTOBLOGS”. There is nothing EXCLUSIVE about blogs that he stole from someone else and is reselling over and over and over again on Flippa. Look at his profile and see the EXCLUSIVE blogs he resells over and over.

The poor buyers who end up shelling out dough to this scammer run the risk of getting their sites taken down with DMCAs.

I am the former owner of Niche Blogging Treasure and I sold the exclusive rights to the blogs that he is reselling to Mark Alves. Only he has the rights to resell them.

Specifically, the sites that he is reselling on this auction that he has no resell rights to are below and they can all be seen on NicheBloggingTreasure.com with NO RESELL RIGHTS specifically stated:

SAVE MONEY

http://MoneyBootcamp.org

PREGNANCY HEALTH

http://HealthyPregnancies.net

TRAFFIC MACHINE

http://TrafficBomb.org

BABY NUTRITION

http://BabyNourish.net

WEDDING PLANNING

http://WeddingAdvisory.net

TWITTER MARKETING

http://TweetRevenue.org

POKER GUIDE

http://CoachPoker.net

PPC MARKETING

http://PPCBomber.net

PUPPY CARE

http://PuppyCaring.net

TEETH WHITENING

http://SmilingTeeth.net

SKIN CARE

http://SkinCareBliss.net

BLOGGING MOMS

http://BloggingMommies.net

BABY SHOWER

http://BabyShowering.net

ECO WEDDING

http://EcoBride.net

GARDEN VEGETABLES

http://GardeningCourse.org

IDENTITY THEFT

http://IdentityReport.net

BREAD MAKING

http://BakingBreads.net

YOGA GUIDE

http://YogaAdvisor.org

ECO FAMILY

http://EcoFamilyFun.net

NICHE MARKETING

http://NichePower.net

FLOWER GARDENS

http://LushGarden.org

FITNESS GUIDE

http://AdrenalinePump.net

DIET TIPS

http://DietExpertise.net

GADGETS & TECHNOLOGY

http://NerdReviews.org

BLOGGING DADS

http://BloggingDads.net

STRESS RELIEF

http://StressHealing.org

CAR CARE

http://CatCaring.net

VAPING GUIDE

http://VapingGuide.net

Suzanne

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How About a Little Snake Oil … Any Takers?

elixirI’m writing this because probably a lot of my readers are newbies who buy sites and may be buying from Sitepoint and other forums/auction sites.  I use Sitepoint to sell my sites and occasionally buy some sites from Sitepoint.

If you buy sites on Sitepoint, you really need to do some homework. There are a lot of sellers who are purchasing MMR products that cost $10 or less, setting it up on a domain, and selling it for $167 more or less.  When I say a lot, I mean a lot.

Some of them even try to pass these MMR sites off as unique.  They advertise them as unique, but they are far from unique.  I saw yet another one of them two days ago that advertised the site as unique.  I found it for $49 by Googling and this scammer was charging $797 for this site.  I pm’d him and gave him the $49 link to the exact same site.  His response?  He gave me a link to the exact product that costs $5.99.   What can you say to that kind of arrogance and pure rip-off mentality?

Apparently this type of thing is not against TOS, so it is up to YOU to research the site before investing your hard-earned cash.

How to Flush Out the Rip-Off Artists

Use Copyscape.com for starters.  It will tell you if a site has duplicate content.  In addition, you can use Google.

Take a headline or paragraph and do this

“place headline here or paragraph or sentences” in Google with the quotes.  It will return any content within the quotes.  When you look at the results, look for Master Resale Sites listed and check it out.  You may find that there’s a Master Resale Rights product for a couple of bucks identical to what is being sold as a unique product on Sitepoint for over $100 or you may find that the site being sold is using PLR articles that are already all over the Internet.

Here’s another tip on how to spot the scammers.  Click on their profile and check all the sites they’ve been selling.  Click on each of them to see if they keep selling the same sites over and over.  Right now there’s a little scammer on Sitepoint who is selling the exact same “traffic selling” site over and over, just changing the template and domain name, but it’s the same site and he’s listed well over 20 of them so far.  And people keep buying them.  Not only is the market completely oversaturated with this BS site he’s selling, but Sitepoint is now overrun with people trying to sell “traffic” from these clone sites.

Take the time to do the research.

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