Thursday, October 28, 2010

WMF Simon Crack

Hey wanna learn magic tricks. Go to Magic Tricks Exposed

Again one of those websites that is all about bullshitting and trying to make money from other people's creations.

"Who Else Wants To Learn Easy, Amazing, Magic Tricks Exposed. Effects & Illusions That Will Turn You Into A Magic Mogul With Your Friends & Family,
Almost Overnight?"

Really? Come on, it's not possible. Becoming a Magic Mogul (buzz word) almost overnight (misleading promise) is not part of any serious magician.

Also the whole website has the common "Affiliate Commission"-scam going, which is a really cheap way to get at least one more buyer and one who does free advertisement.

The one in charge is a guy who calls himself Simon Crack, apparently a "Fellow Magic Enthusiast". And aside from the usual unethical stuff, here is another interesting way to cheat you to throw out your money. One the Private Policy page it says:

We also have several affiliate advertisers and sponsors that include, but are not limited to:

• eBay
• SiteBuildIt!

Some sponsors pay a monthly fee for the advertising. For others, if you click on their ad or text link and buy something, we get a little commission. Unless we’ve reviewed the product, none of these companies pays us in any other way.

I certainly doubt that Jay Sankey would pay any money to Simon Crack to keep his website running. Same is true for the Trickery, Ellusionist and Ebay. So Simon Crack uses other's names to makes his filthy business seems legit.

Tim Ellis researched this more than two years ago. That means Simon Crack is still doing it.

Of course Simon Crack doesn't show you his face. Which is natural for any scammer.
Also none of the material he teaches is his. He steals, lacking creativity and originality. This video shows him doing magic. Well done right?

You can sign up and get a free trick. This is what you get, when you sign up for the free trick. And since all the books are ebooks you can download them for free from your favourite torrent site.

I actually did and took a look. Weak routines, which will not turn you into a Magic Guru over night.

I particularly like this bit from the long, long blurb:

1. Magic is easy to learn and doesn't take years of practice to master. (It's true, but professional magicians don't want you to know this!)

2. The best magic secrets are closely guarded by the professionals, so they can look better than you when they perform. (Until now that is! :-)

3. You can start learning magic at any age young or old.

1. Yes it does.
2. No they are not.
3. True.

Two lies and one bit of information which is irrelevant. Call that honest business conduct? Nope.

That is why Simon Crack from Ipswich in the UK is Weekly Magic Failure.

PS: Does this Money Back Guarantee actually work?

1 comment:

Laurence said...

Hmmmm .... I smell a steaming pile.

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