I don’t usually review a lot of scam products on my blog because most of them follow the same ‘boring’ profile pattern – lots of crappy stuff that don’t offer any benefits for the users. But recently, I discovered one and felt I just need to speak out for the sake of the people who are thinking of joining it to start an online business.
Is Digital Profit Course fake or real? You’ll soon find out in this review.
Scam Alert #1 – Copycat Homepage
When visiting the main homepage of this site, you’ll see a very professional layout; an optin form on the right hand side, a sliding timeline that shows the member’s recent activities in the center and an overview of how the course works.
Pretty nice and dandy EXCEPT that, it resembles the (2016) homepage of Wealthy Affiliate, all the way from top to bottom.
I am very sure about this because firstly, I’ve been a WA member since 2014 and have witnessed the platform’s transformation over the years. Secondly, I log in through this interface on a daily basis so I am positively sure how it looks like.
The level of copying is so precise – they almost use the same text font, background color, images and funneling strategy to get people to sign up. The consequences of duplicated content certainly don’t resound with the individuals who created this homepage.
Scam Alert #2 – Phone Numbers Required
One of the information required on the DPC registration form is your mobile number. Now I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t give out my contact details (especially personal phone number) to sites that I know nothing about.
You’ll run the risk of getting spam calls like the one from Binary Option Trading and often times, these people will pester until you give in your financial information which is their ultimate goal.
In fact, after the first opt-in, you’ll be asked to provide a physical address before proceeding with the payment. Another sneaky tactic there.
As far as subscribing to membership sites is concerned, a name and an email address are more than sufficient to get any correspondence going these days. I never had to provide any phone contact/personal address and neither should you.
Scam Alert #3 – The Shiny Object Temptation
It’s not difficult to contact DPC because they do provide some phone numbers which is visible on the registration form and the chat box at the right hand corner. I tried to call the number, but no one picked up (maybe because I am calling from a different timezone) so I decided to write in through the live chat instead.
Two days later, what looks like an automated reply, arrived in my email with the following message;
My original inquiry was simple – I just wanted to know what the course is all about. I wasn’t asking about how to make money online fast, but clearly, these people are trying to lure me into that direction.
Scam Alert #4 – Anonymous Background
Trying to figure out the background of the creators of the site is a tricky one. First of all, the About Us page doesn’t tell you much other than the fact that it is ‘made by some leading internet marketing experts’ – there’s no name OR face to who these people are.
I actually had to look up at WhoIs and found that the site was launched on October 2014 (pretty young for a membership site) and registered with an address based in Delhi, India under the name of Jyoti Ludhwani.
Will Jyoti be the one conducting the course? We don’t know for sure.
Scam Alert #5 – No Free Trial
I was really curious to know what the course is all about, but their emails couldn’t provide me an answer AND on top of that, there’s no free trial either. After giving out your phone number and physical address, DPC expects you to pay Rs 4980 (about USD 76) before granting access to the membership area.
As with most scam sites, my worst fear is that after you pay the amount, you’ll never hear from them ever again. This is super red flag, people!
Scam Alert #6 – Obscure Learning Module
DPC claims that their training is practical, interactive and by the end of the 3 months course, you’ll become a Certified Digital Marketer (in their definition, anyways). But what happens after that period is over? Are there any advanced training? Do you need to pay more to stay as a member?
Again, this information can’t be found anywhere on the site and they don’t seem interested in giving me the answer via email either.
Scam Alert #7 – Dubious Testimonials/Credentials
The member testimonials at the bottom of the home page have many positive things to say about the course. However, I feel that they lack authenticity because;
- All these people seem to be coming from the same region.
- If you read through the lines, their comments are somewhat similar.
- Without a link to the member’s profile, anyone can actually fake a name and write a positive comment (If you want to read what true testimonials are like, take a look at my Wealthy Affiliate review here).
- DPC is actually the first online training program I encountered that boast to have accreditation from Australia and New Zealand. I don’t trust this so I took a step further to contact JAS ANZ to see if this organization is for real. Here’s my email to them;
And their reply to me;
That email is quite self explanatory, right?
What DPC Truly Is
The way I see it, DPC isn’t only a scam, it’s a copycat machine. The fact that they literally replicate someone else’s website as their own and went all the way to get some ‘accreditation logos’ just to make themselves look legitimate, is downright disgusting.
Fortunately, I don’t think they can ever compete with the features that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.
As an established organization that grow their platform based on honest marketing techniques, WA will never ask for your phone number or make promises about the internet riches.
The site isn’t just about education; it also comes with a year long of good quality web hosting and community support that can help to grow any business niche.
Online business marketing isn’t a hocus pocus subject, but the over saturation (and exaggeration) of information on the internet makes it appear so. There’s a valid technique that you can follow to make it work and if you start with my recommended training platform, you’ll soon understand how to implement the system and make your investment, both time and money, worthwhile.
I hope this review has helped answer whether Digital Profit Course is fake or real. If you have any thoughts or questions about this topic, please feel free to leave them in the comment area below. I’ll definitely get back to you.
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