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The AZ Code Review

Name: The AZ Code

Website: theazcode.com

Price: $37 + upsells

Owners: “Andrew Peterson”

Overall Score: 0 out of 10

Is the AZ Code a Scam?

The AZ Code Overview

Like all of these things that I tend to review there are no special skills, knowledge, or experience required. It also claims that making money on Amazon without a system (like this one) is almost impossible. This is a “secret” system, that just happens to be on YouTube. Does this sound fishy already?

During the video, which is posted below, it claims that you can make $10,000 every single week and make money on day 1. However, it does not show you specifics or even examples of how to do that. As far as I’m concerned, transparency is the key to every company out there. This doesn’t seem very transparent at all.

He makes it sound so simple, to become an Amazon Affiliate. I’ve tried. It’s a somewhat complicated process. He also says there’s nothing to worry about with this tool. You don’t have to worry about anything because with a wave of his magic mouse all your dreams will come true. I kind of doubt that.

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

The Good:

  • the video is only 15:12, roughly 10 minutes less than the previous review.
  • It tells you that it has to do with Amazon, mostly an Amazon Affiliate

The Bad:

  • Gives a backhanded insult right out of the starting gate by claiming that if you’re still watching this video that you are intelligent and competent, thereby implying that if you decided not to watch the video that you’re dumb and incompetent.
  • Claims that it’s a “secret system” which just happens to be available for viewing on YouTube
  • The is an earnings’ disclaimer
    • This is something that basically says you are not guaranteed to make money with this product and that they are not responsible if you don’t earn anything.

The Ugly:

  • Blatantly tells you not to worry about the logistics of making money online and to just “trust” the right method of making money as an Amazon Affiliate.
    • By logistics, I mean:
      • Do I have to have my own website?
      • Where am I going to get traffic from?
  • The testimonials are from Fiverr, which means that they are all lies.

The Story

The story is roughly 1/3 of the entire video. It is there to make you feel compassion and empathy for the person behind the mic, which we never see. It’s trying to make it personal so you become emotionally invested in the product.

Here is a summary:

  • His name is Andrew Peterson from Wisconsin
  • His father was a laborer and his mother a homemaker
  • Money was “tight”, but he never went hungry.
  • Married and 2 kids by 28
  • Was a manager in a factory that was overtaken by machines
  • Eventually pushed out by someone who had the skills to upkeep the machines
  • Had no qualifications or skills (I thought being able to manage people was a skill. Am I wrong?)
  • Didn’t want to leave his parents so finding work in a new town was “out of the question”
  • Turned to the internet
    • Didn’t know about blogging (I find this highly unlikely unless this was the early stages of the internet. Otherwise, there are tons of resources out there)
    • Wasn’t a photographer
    • Selling possessions on eBay was a short term solution
  • Just happened to stumble on a secret forum that held all the answers
  • And, poof! Instant success

The one thing that I can say is that there is no long time friend/coworker in this story. Other than that it has the same “feel” as all the others. I could be mistaken, but as far as I’m aware, there is no such thing as a free ride. Everything takes hard work and effort to see results.

Testimonials

There are 4 testimonials on this site. I’ve found 1 of them on Fiverr, so I’m fairly certain the other one is from them, too. Why do these types of products think we won’t find out. Do your homework if you’re looking at a product that says you can make money online, please.

fake testimonial

spokesperson video

Proof of Earnings

This is another standard proof of earnings thing that doesn’t show you much of anything. Like this random sales summary that comes up in the first 2 minutes of the video that just show you a bunch of numbers.

earningsThis one is at least more consistent with some other ones I’ve seen during my time looking at these. There are decimals in all of them and the dollar sign is on every one, so it makes it look more legit.
The math even look good. At the end of the 30 days, each order shelled out roughly $23. That’s not too bad.

He does show a screen shot of his bank information supposedly. It seems odd to me that he’s using Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation or HSBC for his banking, but I don’t know where he actually lives now. He says he’s from Wisconsin, so it just seems odd to me.

bank balance

It even has the correct name on it. I still have to point out that keeping 2 million dollars in a single bank seems like a stupid idea unless you plan on using it immediately. Why not diversify it into stocks and bonds? That’s my opinion though. At least he had the good sense to put it into savings and not checking like 60 Minute Profit Plan or eCom Profit Sniper.

On the Inside

I admit wholeheartedly that I did not buy this product. I suggest that you don’t buy it either. However, I know that people want to see what’s on the inside. One of my favorite review blogs, iPoop Cash, has a wonderful synopsis of what’s on the inside, so go check him out and give some love. His product review video is below.

From what I’ve read though, it’s a simple PDF document that’s not even 20 pages long. How is anyone supposed to get anything out of that?

My Final Opinion of The AZ Code

This is another one for a garbage heap. It may be more put together than a few of the other ones with their glaring mistakes, but it still follows the same narrative of all the others. As I said above, there isn’t a way I know of to make money that does not require effort and time.

I want to point out one thing to everyone. They do have a YouTube channel. This channel has 30 videos on it, of exactly the same thing. They are all 15:12 and they are the promotional video for this product. Who are they trying to fool exactly?

YouTube Channel

 

The AZ Code at a Glance…

Name: The AZ Code

Website: theazcode.com

Price: $37 + upsells

Owners: “Andrew Peterson”

Overall Score: 0 out of 10

VERDICT: I wouldn’t touch this with a 39 and a half foot pole.

Find out the legitimate way to make money online. It’s the correct way or nothing at all. There are no earnings’ disclaimer, no fake testimonials, and it has a free starter account that will never expire.

Legitimate

Did you have questions or comments that you would like to make? Then please put them down below. I will be more than happy to tell you what I know, and answer everything to the best of my ability.

Take care,

Anne

 

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Comments

Derek Marshall

Hi there,

Kudos on exposing a scam, I do wish there were much more folks out there dedicated to warning us about scams like that.

The HSBC, by the way is a global bank, one of the worlds biggest and best for businesses and rather well-off people to use. It does have a shady but interesting history though!.

I do find it kind of fake looking that a supposed bank has “Download a file” as one of the options…very questionable.

May 12.2018 | 04:59 pm

    Anne

    Hello, Derek, and thank you for reading my post.

    I’m glad you found it helpful and thank you for pointing out that HSBC is a global bank. I live in Nebraska and have never heard of it, so I did a quick Google search. 

    I didn’t notice that button on the bank page, so thanks again for catching it. I’ll continue to look at things like this and give my honest opinion of them.

    Take care,

    Anne

    May 12.2018 | 05:40 pm

John

Scams, scams everywhere. I found this article very useful, as there are scams in virtually everything and everywhere. Thanks for exposing them. This is a must read to my friends, I am so saving this page and sending it to them for a read up. We might not know who is next. I love this article.

May 18.2018 | 11:16 am

    Anne

    Hello, John, and thank you for reading my article. I’m glad you found it helpful and informative. Every time I turn around I see another scam. Working on them and exposing them has let me expand my critical thinking and observational skills.

    Take care,

    Anne

    May 18.2018 | 12:22 pm

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