If you’ve been in business for a while you probably realize the importance of good marketing. As a business owner I’m always on the lookout for new marketing information that may give me new ideas on how to market and promote my existing products. So to that end I subscribed to a monthly marketing newsletter named Marketing Dot Com by Mike Filsaime. If you’re short on time and you don’t have any to read my Mike Filsaime review/ Marketing dot Com review let me put it to you bluntly…
Mike Filsaime is a cheat and a scam and the Marketing Dot Com monthly newsletter is a waste of money and you’ll have to literally cancel your credit card to stop them from billing you.
First off I thought long and hard about making this post because I don’t like speaking negatively about people but in hindsight I gave this scam artist and snake oil salesman way too much credit. Here’s the nuts and bolts of my problems with Mike Filsaime and his Marketing Dot Com monthly newsletter:
Most reputable businessmen are easy to get a hold of but when you sell a crappy product and you’re afraid that people are going to burn up you phone lines calling to cancel their subscriptions or ask for their money back then you make it so that’s it impossible to get a hold of you… this way people can’t cancel their subscriptions you know. Mike Filsaime should write an eBook about that… how to hide behind help desks and voice mail to keep people from unsubscribing or asking for their money back.
First off when I received my first charge from Mike Filsaime for Marketing Dot Com on my credit card statement I thought it kinda shady that out of the 30+ vendors on my credit card statement he was the only one that didn’t have a phone number listed for customer service. What kind of business doesn’t list a phone number for customer service? Oh that’s right one that’s trying to hide and make it as hard as possible for folks to get a hold of them because they know they are selling and pushing crap products that people will want to return.
Mind you that charge appeared on my statement after I had already canceled Marketing Dot Com!
Now supposedly Mike Filsaime has a full staff working on the Marketing Dot Com newsletter or at least he has pictures of folks all over his poorly printed newsletter who have titles like VIP Relations, Executive Assistant to Mike Filsaime, VP of this and VP of that but some how Mike Filsaime can’t afford to have someone answer his phone?
When you call Mike Filsaime you get an answering machine.
If you want customer service you get directed to a help desk online.
If you want to cancel your subscription to Marketing Dot Com (it’s sad that so many people are canceling their subscription that you have to set up an option for it on your answering machine…) you’ll also get directed to a website and after you unsubscribe Mike Filsaime will even send you an email saying “sorry to see you go” and “we’ll never bill you again…”
And then you get this warm fuzzy and you think maybe Mike Filsaime isn’t such a bad guy after all even though he writes probably the worst marketing newsletter ever written.
And then Mike Filsaime just keeps billing you and billing you for his crappy Marketing Dot com newsletter.
So finally I did what Mike Filsaime advocates and I took action. I called the credit card company and I did a charge back. And you know what?
Mike Filsaime continues to bill me for Marketing Dot Com…
So again I called the ‘ol credit card company and I asked what can I do about this scam artist that won’t let me unsubscribe from his BS newsletter?
Long story short I have to cancel my credit card and get a new one to keep Mike Filsaime from billing me anymore. You wanna have yourself a good time? Try getting a hold of Mike Filsaime or anyone in his office.
And supposedly Mike Filsaime makes millions? PUH LEEZE!
Sorry Mike but I don’t make millions and I still have someone answering my phones all day… it’s called customer service and it’s what legitimate businesses that sell legitimate products do. Legitimate businesses don’t hide behind help desks and voice mail.
So there you have it. You wanna become an online millionaire? Start a monthly newsletter and force people to cancel their credit cards in order to unsubscribe. That’s how Mike Filsaime did it with Marketing Dot Com.
Guys I’m not even going to waste my time doing the Marketing Dot Com review becasue the information I found in it was pathetic. It’s rudimentary at best and made for someone who probably just logged on to the internet for the first time. Like I’ve said about Mike Filsaime and other internet marketing gurus before, these guys make their money doing nothing but selling how to make money online information to noobs that’s either worthless, outdated or both.