This in-depth review gives you a plethora of reasons to NOT join Countdown to Profits. It is a scam.
**I must warn you that this is going to be a long and detailed review. If you want to skip to the end, click here.
I will be telling you how I knew this was a scam even before finding out exactly what this program was about and why I now know for sure that it is a scam after finding out what Countdown to Profits really is.
Scam Elements Right Off the Bat
Even before you find out what exactly is inside the program, there are already clear signs on the homepage that give this program away as a scam.
Here are some of the signs:
(1) Their claim of $500 profit guaranteed for new members
The sales video is about 500 seconds long and they lie that you’ll earn $1 for each second you watch the video.
They said this is guaranteed right?
Well, this is in stark contrast to what I found on their earnings disclaimer page..
And their Terms of Service page…
You cannot get this $500 because you will definitely be caught in a loop.
The sales video says you will get $500 if you buy the program, contact your coach and completely follow the lessons and you still remain unsatisfied after 30 days. Some of these lessons are up-sells of thousands of dollars.
Then there is the refund policy:
Products offered are sold with a 30 day money back guarantee. At anytime within 30-days of being charged, you may request a refund of your purchase price and it will be honored no questions asked. After 30-days there are no refunds. Subscription payments may be cancelled at anytime prior to the next billing period (but no less than 3-days prior to give our support staff a chance to look up your account and terminate the subscription) and you will not be billed again. Once a subscription has past its rebill period (ie. been charged), that payment becomes non-refundable. It is up to you, the buyer, to cancel your subscription BEFORE it rebills since you have the whole billing period (less the final 3 days) to cancel it if needed.
Would you take the risk of waiting till after 30 days in order to get $500 or call it quits within 30 days to hopefully get a refund?
(2) The Owner
Richard Paul does not have an identity in the internet marketing space. He does not have a LinkedIn profile. He does not have a Facebook page. No online presence whatsoever.
From all indications, he is just an actor playing a role of tricking people into spending their hard-earned money.
(3) The Testimonials
In all the scam programs I have reviewed, I think this has to be the worst blunder I have seen.
Most people would not see this but because I review programs with skeptical eyes, I see a lot of things.
One picture, two different names and two BS testimonials.
This is enough reason for you to keep your $97 or better yet, invest it somewhere else that is legit.
(4) The Sales Video
It has everything you would find in a typical scam video: Cars, mansions, a sob story, unverified income reports, talk of an automated software, lies…everything. It even starts off looking like a news report, which is typical of classic scams.
When a program has no value to offer you, they try to play on your emotions by showing you dream mansions, vacations and all that. This might seem like the oldest trick in the book and you would expect that most people would be over this by now but if all the scams are still doing it, it must still be working.
(5) The “Discount”
This should normally be a good thing, right? Well, our friend Richard Paul says this program used to go for $2000 in the past but because he has made enough and wants to share, he has brought the price down to $97.
LOL. You will soon find out that this “program” is still going to cost you well over the $2000 Richard claims it used to go for.
Now What Exactly is Countdown to Profits?
If you stuck around till now, it’s probably due to one (or more) of the following reasons: (1) You are still not convinced Countdown to Profits is a scam. (2) You love the way I write my reviews. (3) You now know it’s a scam but still want to know what the program is about.
If you are in the second category, thank you 🙂 . If you are in the third category, that’s fair. It’s always good to know stuff.
If you are in the first category, you need to turn on your BS detector and bump it up to a whole new level. If you still don’t think this is a scam, you will probably not only get scammed by this program but by other programs as well.
Never get turned on by an “opportunity” that has so many red flags.
Back to the review
Countdown to Profits is nothing but one of the landing pages leading up to real bosses: My Top Tier Business (MTTB) and then, My Online Business Empire (MOBE).
How This Works
As soon as you pay the $97, you are immediately greeted by up-sells and a short questionnaire asking you how much you would be willing to spend to improve the quality of your life. Remember that you still have no idea what you have just paid for, but they are already trying to get you to spend on more stuff!
They claim this questionnaire is supposed to help your coach assist you better but the reality is they want to know how much more they can squeeze out of you.
Another thing you have to know is: Do NOT fill in your phone number anywhere on this site. The devastation will not go away easily, I’m telling you.
After getting past the up-sells and the questionnaire, you will finally land on what you paid for: The Automatic Edge members area. Yes, you read that right.
Even though you paid $97 on the Countdown to Profits page, you will be redirected to Automatic Edge (AE).
In Automatic Edge, there will only be one video accessible to you at this stage and that is an Overview video of the program they are leading you to, MTTB. There are 21 other step videos which you can only access after you have contacted your coach.
You really do not want to contact your coach because he is not going to teach you anything. All you will be getting are more forceful pitches to spend thousands on MTTB. It is in their best interest to get you to buy the program because they will earn thousands in commission as well.
Remember at this point, you have already paid $97 and you have gotten zero value from the program. All you have gotten is an overview video and a lot of up-sells. Some programs even offer great value for free.
I was reliably informed by someone who signed up to Automatic Edge that they will try to force you to buy the $2,000 MTTB resellers license package at step 5. You have to purchase this license to go forward.
If you are currently at this stage and want to back out now, I will be telling you how to get a refund near the end of this review, provided you are still within the 30-day refund window.
If you go ahead and spend $2,000 on the MTTB license package, you will still have to sign up to the program itself. It costs $87 to join MTTB. It is only after buying the license and joining that you can sell the MTTB program and earn thousands in commissions.
Remember you thought you would only have to spend $97 and start earning thousands in commissions.
The same sequence that occurred from AE to MTTB will now happen from MTTB to a more expensive scam program, MOBE.
In MOBE, there are a lot of redundant low-quality products that are stupidly expensive. We are talking about $30,000 kind of expensive. You make commissions by reselling these redundant products. To resell these redundant products, you need to purchase a MOBE resellers license package for $2,500.
The Whole Cycle in a Nutshell
There are 4 stakeholders in this fraud:
Countdown to Profits –> Automatic Edge –> My Top Tier Business –> My Online Business Empire
At the end of this cycle, you would have spent at least $35,000 plus some recurring monthly charges.
Why Do They Need a Landing Page?
MTTB and MOBE are very famous scam programs with lots of negative reviews.
It is so much easier for the promoters of these programs to come up with a funnel program that pushes unsuspecting people up to these famous scams.
It is so much easier to hype people up with a program that does not yet have a lot of negative reviews than it is to promote MTTB or MOBE that have way too many negative reviews.
As soon as Countdown to Profits starts getting a lot of attention and consequently negative reviews, the promoters will move on and create the next alias funnel program.
My Advice on Getting A Refund
If you are still within the 30-day window, I suggest you contact the Automatic Edge support. I know a few people that were able to get their money back from Automatic Edge. MTTB and MOBE have a terrible reputation with processing refunds.
If you are living in your own dream world where you can just sit down and earn $100,000 a month, maybe you should join Countdown to Profits and find out the hard way that it’s all a dream. You are not paying for any real training and the only thing they will be telling you to do is to scam others the same way you were scammed.
Notice how I said “telling you” and not “teaching you”. If you are still tempted by this series of scams, you need to realize that there is still a 99% chance you will not make a dime after spending all that money.
If you are serious about wanting to make money online, you will want to do it the right way at a much lower cost. I am not going to stay here and tell you that you will be a millionaire next month because you will not.
But if you are willing to build an online business that will blow your expectations out of the water, check out this system that even lets you get started for free.
Countdown to Profits Review
PRODUCT NAME: Countdown to Profits by Richard Paul
Price: $97 first, then $87 to another program and up-sells heading into $10,000’s
Overall Ranking: 0/100
Summary: Countdown to Profits is not even a real program. It is basically a piece of the puzzle leading you to a bunch of other scam programs. If you are really interested in making money online, I recommend you build your own successful online business.