You have to hand it to the spammers pushing the Juice MLM scheme we first discussed last week
; at least they're creative in a reckless, no regard for ethics sort of way. With the company promising to pay affiliates to spam the vaporware technology, the MLM campaign has exploded across the internet thanks to eager affiliates - some of whom go so far as to offer free bars of silver
to lure customers.
As we've covered, the miracle Juice software (though we tried at length - and failed - to find a copy of the supposed beta) promises
users that a simple download will provide them with speeds in excess of 2Mbps (with a 100% uptime guarantee) via ordinary phone lines - for free - for life.
Wait - it gets better.
The service FAQ says they'll pay users of their product: $914 for every 404 they encounter after installation, $182 for every spam that evades their filters, $914 if their connection doesn't see 100% uptime, and $365 for every instance of your child bumping into unwanted pornography or rabid sexual predators.
Wait - it gets better.
Affiliates suckered into spamming for the operation are being promised
$50 for every user they sign up before the product's October 1 "launch" which is "limited to only 80 million slots,"
claims the website. Affiliates will also be paid $3 for every user their referrals sign up, the site proclaims.
The result has been a stampede of pseudo-entrepreneurs and spammers, hoping to get in on the massive October 1 payout, and doing everything in their power to get noticed. "What have I got to lose?"
one affiliate informs us. "the risk to profit ratio is simply too good to pass up!"
Since our original report, Juice Boosted spam has simply exploded: we've heard radio ads, seen countless forum posts in countries all over the world, watched ebay get flooded with auctions
, and have watched official sounding press releases
flash over the news-wires. This Cox user
goes so far as to promise he'll send users 100 ounces of silver if they can't get the "free 2Mbps broadband" the scheme offers.
With the insane of capital the company would need to pay up and the ridiculous technical claims alone, you'd assume people would steer clear. Apparently not; we've been watching users of the UK scam hunting website scam.com
discuss the product viability for days, with many affiliates still defending the as yet non-existent product.
How about if they knew the company ripped off the site design of a legitimate dial-up compression company known as OnSpeed
, who is currently considering legal action? Perhaps the lack of contact info, phony business address, no evidence of the "23 patents" the company claims it holds, or no evidence of incorporation would clue them in?
At best the operation is a joke; at worst it's an MLM scam designed to harvest e-mail addresses and financial information from users temporarily lobotomized by the promise of a quick buck. We've contacted the authorities in both the US and UK, and are eagerly awaiting the October 1 product launch.