Can You Really Trust ScamXPoser’s Reviews?

Scamxposer main website screenshotScamXPoser, created by David Harris is a website that provides reviews on many make money online (MMO) opportunities and tells you whether or not they are legitimate. While I like the overall site and agree with most of the verdicts given there, I found that there are a number of products on that website which are given a high rating, that I personally have rated VERY low and consider a scam. While I do like the site overall, I just don’t agree with some of it’s recommendations.

Before I go any further, I’d like to point out that there are MANY websites like ScamXposer which follow the same model of business:

A) They review products in the MMO niche.

B) They give it a score/rating and tell you if it’s a scam/legitimate.

C) Many of these websites also promote the products they rate as legitimate and make a commission in the process.

In fact, the very website you’re on right now pretty much does the same thing. However, I consider myself a much more stricter grader of products and recommend very few. My whole idea is that if I can’t make money honestly with it, I can’t recommend it to anyone.

However the last part (C) is where you may find a potential “conflict of interest”. You see many websites which rate MMO programs/companies may pick and choose ones which:

  • Pay them a lot.
  • Ones they have a personal connection with. 
  • Other reasons (financial most likely).

This brings up the issue of trust and whether or not you can believe the reviews you see. In ScamXposer’s case, I agree with pretty much 70%-80% of everything listed there and how the programs are rated. I’m also going to be perfectly honest, whenever I do research on MMO products, one of the places I check is with this site. 

But in spite of that, as I said in the beginning of this post, I absolutely do not agree with some of it’s recommendations. I’m going to explain this by a number of companies ScamXposer recommends and how I have personally rated these same companies on my site. Some of them are in the green light area (legitimate), but most are not. I’m also going to explain why I gave it the rating I did.

  • David rates companies on a 5 star scale, with 5 stars being the best score.
  • I rate companies on a 10 star scale, with 10 being the best score. Anything 4 and lower is not recommended in my book.

Reviews where I disagree with David:

Example 1:

Internet Income University (IIU): David rated it 5 stars. I rated it 3 stars out of 10, which is not recommended.

Why I rated it so: It’s a decent system, but pushes it’s own products for you to promote and it’s membership prices as well as what it offers can be attained for less money and even free. 

Example 2:

Empower Network (EN): David rated it 5 stars. The review he put up is from 2012. I rated it 1 out of 10 stars (worst score possible).

Why I rated it so: I consider EN to be an absolute pyramid scheme. It provides you with a blogging platform that once had high prestige in search engines and thus ranked high. Note, I did say ONCE.

It also “provides” VERY expensive training which can end up costing you $1,000’s, literally. While you can make A LOT of money through this program, in reality less than 1% of everyone who uses EN makes a profit. Furthermore, it’s my opinion that EN is one of the most unethical companies I have ever reviewed. Reasons why.

Example #3:

Work from No Home: David rates it 5 stars. I rated it 4 stars out of 10, which is BORDERLINE recommended in my book.

Why I rated it so: This is one of the few occasions where I somewhat agree with David.  The program is legitimate, but there are missing pieces to it and some of it’s recommendations are outdated and just won’t work anymore. 

Example #4:

Clickbank Pirate: David’s rating, 5 stars. My rating: 2 stars out of 10 which is a red light in my book.

Why I rated it so: Clickbank pirate basically uses a lot of very outdated training that can ruin your website’s success. I’m not sure when David wrote the review on this product, but it must have been years ago since at the time of it’s release, the program’s approach to making money did work. Not anymore.

Example #5: 

Site Build it (SBI): David gave it 5 stars, I gave it 3 out of 10 stars.

Why I rated it this way: SBI basically makes HTML sites and using an approach to SEO (ranking on search engines) that is very outdated. During it’s inception years ago, SBI worked very well, but nowadays WordPress is king and SBI just hasn’t “evolved” with the times. 

Reviews where I agree with David:

Example 1:

Chris Farrell Membership: David’s rating: 5 stars. My rating: 7 out of 10 stars. 

Why I rated it so: One of the few programs I agree should be recommended. It is an excellent website for newbies to online marketing. However, I could not give it my “full approval” because it stops after the beginner level basically. Never the less, I like this program.

Example 2:

Affilorama: David gave it 5 stars. I gave it 6 out of 10 stars.

Why I rated it this way: Another good program with excellent training. But I couldn’t give it more stars because the program can be very costly and the owner has you promote his products. However, in spite of that, the program is legitimate and I would recommend it. I just wouldn’t rate it as high as David did. 

Example #3:

Wealthy Affiliate (WA): David gave it 5 stars. I gave it 9 stars out of 10.

Why I rated it this way: WA is the #1 recommended program on this website. Frankly I think it’s as close to “perfect” as any MMO program and the main reason is that they are straight forward and don’t hype themselves up.

They simply teach you how to build an online business and they also cost nothing to join. The training there revolves around all forms of online marketing so you’re getting the best of everything and the support is amazing.

I’ve personally been a member there for many years and will continue to do so as long as they keep doing what they’re doing. I’d recommend checking out my full review on WA to see if this is something you should try. 

There are a number of other programs I’ve reviewed that I agree/disagree with David on, but I think you’re seeing my point here.

My final thoughts on ScamXposer:

For the most part David does a great job reviewing and explaining many of his programs. While many of ScamXposers reviews are what I would consider accurate, at least by my standards, there are still a number of them I just can’t agree with.

My #1 advice is when doing research for MMO products is to explore multiple places which review them and see what the overall score is. Don’t just look at ScamXposer. Don’t just look at this site. Get opinions from places, B, C, D, ect…, not just A.

One thing I can safely say however is that if you’re looking to make an honest buck online, I recommend WA above all. I’m almost certain you’ll find similar opinions on other sites for this program.

What do you think? Do you agree/disagree with my opinion of ScamXposer? 






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  1. Dominic Wells

    The irony is that where you agree with David is luck on his behalf. He recommends everything under the sun, so once or twice he will recommend something that is legitimate.

    Yes he has some “not recommended” products, but these are mostly survey scams and other programs that wouldn’t offer him a decent commission.

    Last night I got an email from him, pretending to be his writer (first I’ve heard that he has a writer) attacking me for calling him a scammer. None of it was backed up, just said I’m a liar. Brilliant.

    • Vitaliy

      Yeah I’m in agreement on a lot of things you said about the site Dom. You were a bit more blunt about it too and I can’t blame you. Hopefully the negative comments are nothing to worry about. You are after all just expressing your opinion.

  2. Anthony Stone

    Vitaly i really like your site although I noticed you dont have an about me section up there. How long has this site been up for? It seems like you really know what you are doing – it looks so professional. Well done

  3. Derek Waters

    Hi Vitaliy, I really enjoyed visiting your site, there is a lot of authoritative information here, I will be sure to visit again soon.

    Thanks Derek.

  4. mahhadi

    I joined Team Vinh after reading a review and strong recommendations by ScamExposer. Now I have my doubt especially after they decided to ditch their LML Affliate (Highways) and will go on their own which I believe TeamVinh has no experience on. Mr Vitaliy, can you please give an opinion?

    • Vitaliy

      Hey Mahhadi, sorry to hear about your bad experience. This is why I was saying you be careful as to who you get advice from online. But since we’re at this point, we have to find a way forward! I’ve never reviewed Team Vinh, but after reading your comment, I took a look at their website. Here are a few things that pop up + what you can do:

      1. From what I understand, this business is involved in MLM success. I am not a fan of MLM in general because I feel the business model is similar to a pyramid scheme.

      2. Unfortunately because a lot of MLM companies go broke or engage in “Shady” activities, they sooner or later shut down. This basically leaves all of their affiliates lost. Which brings me to my next point:

      What you can do:

      You recently commented on another blog post of mine and said you’re a member of Wealthy Affiliate. I recommend using that place to build a sustainable online business. This is what they teach you to do so even if some affiliate network shuts down, you will be able to continue to thrive through your website/niche. This is my best advice 🙂

  5. Sandy

    I really enjoyed your article! There are so many ways to “earn” money online with alot of them costing you alot of money! This has really helped see things clearer

  6. Alex Sol

    Great post, Vitaliy. I always look at review sites with a grain of salt.

    ScamXposer is not a site I personally trust simply because their most recommended programs are. how do I put it… pure junk?

    • Vitaliy

      Exactly Alex! I think the amount of recommended products you see on that site is just too big. Big because in MMO, VERY few products fit the legitimacy bill. I don’t think David has updated many of them and in my opinion too many positive reviews is questionable. In my opinion quality > quantity. This is why I only have about 5 recommendations and (at this point) 40+ negative reviews, a number that will only rise!

  7. Marianne

    Great post Vitaliy, with lots of great info. I have a question for you…have your tried all these programs or do you do mega amounts of research to come up with your review scores.

    I ask because I am a newbie at network marketing and I’m wondering if I need to spend the time and money to try all these different products/programs?


    • Vitaliy

      Hey Marianne, for the most part, with enough experience, you can stop which programs work/don’t work just by looking at them. I’ve developed a “Scamdar” if you want to call it that.

      Also research is always needed which I do tons of. I never start out negatively looking at a product, but with enough research and getting both sides of the story, I usually know what’s really up. As for buying them, rarely do I recommend it if research isn’t enough to help you make a decision.

      Hope this helps 🙂

  8. john

    Great review of their reviews!
    I am sure people’s own agendas come into play when they review products.
    I personally only recommend products that I have used and have been of a benefit for me and that I believe will help others! I certainly agree with you about Wealthy Affiliate!!!

    • Vitaliy

      I’m not going to lie John. Everyone has their own financial motives on sites like these. The same applies to me. The only difference is that I never steer people into a direction I wouldn’t go.

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