Today I'd like to briefly talk about why I deleted my Warrior Forum account.
Whereas most people join Warrior Forum when they first started working online. I joined after working on the web for over ten years. It had a terrible reputation but I went there with an open mind in order to learn more about selling information products and building my newsletter.
Firstly, I would like to say that despite its bad reputation, Warrior Forum has a lot of good members. There's a lot of honest hard working people there who actively help others out. It does have it's fair share of problems. Here's what I believe to be the main problems of the forum:
- Too Many Sellers Pushing Garbage Products – The offers forum is one of the most popular rooms on the forum. There are some good products being sold there but my guess is that 99% of the products being sold are garbage. Here's what usually happens. Someone makes a few hundred dollars online. They then create a product based on what they learned and sell it to others, making sure to use the word System, Formula or Cheat in the title. The problem is, the products are about making money on the web however the only way the people selling them know how to make money is by selling informational products to others…..about making money. See the problem there!
- A Lot of Con Artists Hang Around the Forum – If you sign up, you'll get approached frequently by private message by people with offers.
- Warrior Forum is Run by Assholes – I really can't sugar coat this fact. The forum moderators and owners are assholes. Any thread that criticises something or warns other members about scams are deleted immediately. Not what you should expect as a paying member.
A few months ago I spoke about The Dangers of Forum Owners Not Protecting Their Members. I had written the post in response to a thread of mine which warned others about their products being stolen. Warrior Forum deleted the thread immediately.
Last month I was testing out solo ads from a number of different buyers. I had never purchased solo ads before but I put a few hundred dollars to the side to try it out and see what kind of response I got.
Unfortunately, one member from Warrior Forum ripped me off. I don't want to go into too much detail. Essentially, they promised good traffic from native-English speaking countries but instead sent me a little traffic from countries such as Pakistan etc (clearly through a cheap PPC service such as 7Search). I cut my losses but I contacted Warrior Forum and told them about the issue. Their response was that because the seller hadn't posted an offer they wouldn't do anything.
A few Warrior Forum members contacted me about the seller. It turns out that after he stole money from me he added a fake testimonial from me. I warned them not to do business with them and they were appreciative of me saving them from losing cash. The seller makes money by sending messages to other members on the forum every day saying he has an email list and can sell traffic. He's an active member on the site, which is what dupes many people into buying from him.
I made a thread warning others not to do business with the seller. You won't be surprised to learn that Warrior Forum deleted my thread immediately. I spoke about the need for forum owners to protect members. Not only do the owners of Warrior Forum not protect their members, they seem to go to great lengths in order to allow scammers to operate there. As such, I requested my account to be deleted.
Here's the thread they deleted:
This is a warning to other Warrior Forum members. Do not ever do business with the member known as Barry Jenkins.
He also has the account jibril2400 on Warrior Forum but that was banned.
I lost hundreds of dollars from him. He promises to send good traffic from lists. In reality, he sends junk traffic from cheap ppc sites and uses Twitter as a redirect so that you can't see the source. For $250 I got 15 conversions from countries such as Pakistan, Egypt and Saudia Arabia…and not one person even downloaded the book they were supposedly signing up for.
Despite him ripping me off, he added a testimonial from me on his site www.soloking123.com. I do not endorse him in any shape or form. He's a scam artist and I advise you all to avoid doing business with him.
I contacted Warrior Forum at the time but they said there was nothing they can do as it wasn't an offer he posted. He seems to be getting around being banned again by contacting hundreds of members here directly. I've been emailed by a few members since he added my endorsement so he must be ripping off a lot of people.
Do not, I repeat, do not do business with his guy. All his whois information is fake so I am unable to pursue this issue legally. However, I have contacted GoDaddy so that my lawyer can get the real address and resolve this issue.
He goes by the name Gabriel Odinaka or Gabriel Jibril online. He uses these contact email address:
He uses this account on Twitter to redirect links: https://twitter.com/jibril2400
Here's the quote he added for me. For the record, I don't sell anything so there is nothing I can convert. Also, I never use i instead of I. If he's going to imitate me, he can at least take the time to use proper grammar.
“I am well over words man, can't believe how well your solo ads worked, i got so many conversions on this run, over 10 sales for a high ticket item from 1k clicks, Do you have slots for three orders per week? i got some more offers i wanna run man, great results!!”
If you need any further information, please send me a message.
To do this day the member continues to rip off people on Warrior Forum.
I'm a little embarrassed about being scammed. All businesses lost money to freelancers from time to time. Over the years I've paid bloggers in advance who didn't write the article for me. I've paid coders to design scripts for me and they provided me with junk that couldn't be used. It's a risk whenever you hire someone else. However, I was a little embarrassed by the nature of this as I paid the money and got zero in return (and PayPal offers you zero support after you send money). I've been working online for years so I'm very annoyed that I was. It just goes to show that you should always be vigilant about who you work with online.
I'm not going to preach to you about whether you should or shouldn't be a member on Warrior Forum. All I will say is that if you active there, be careful. Feel free to email me if you are unsure about anything.
If you want to learn more about the problems of using Warrior Forum, please check out Warrior Forum Sucks. The site list stories from others who have lost money there.
UPDATE 11 November 2013
The response to this article has been phenomenal. It is clear that there are a lot of disgruntled website owners and affiliate marketers out there who are not happy with what is happening on forums such as Warrior Forum.
This is one of the reasons why I developed Rise Forums: An internet marketing discussion forum for bloggers, developers, affiliate marketers and online entrepreneurs. It is a forum where members get support and feedback on their websites and online projects. Information is shared by members, not sold.
If you are looking for a place to connect with other internet marketers, I encourage you to check out Rise Forums.
Thanks for your time.