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Tai Lopez – Just Another Self-Help Scammer

We’ve all seen the ads on YouTube, and most of us have suspected something fishy is going on. Is Tai Lopez’s 67 Steps program legitimate, or just another self-help scam?

 

The internet abounds with charlatans, frauds, hucksters, and scam artists. Among them is Tai Lopez, the man you’ve probably seen plastered all over YouTube, bragging about driving his Lamborghini in the Hollywood hills and his brand-new bookshelves, curiously located inside his garage. He promises you too can achieve wealth, happiness, and success by following his “67 Steps” program, for the nominal fee of $67.00 a month. If you’re penniless and sleeping on a couch, as Tai claims he did “not that long ago”, you are subtly coerced into spending an exorbitant amount of money on a product that not only falls flat, but is almost entirely plagiarized from a book that costs about seventeen dollars.

 

In one of his video advertorials, he slyly encourages viewers to drop out of school, implying his program is all the instruction you need to be successful (and drive fast cars whenever you want). Don’t let the double-speak fool you. Notice how he immediately reiterates his comments after claiming he was “just kidding”, before launching into a full-blown sales pitch about his program. The manipulative sales technique will be familiar to anyone who has studied psychology, or fortified themselves against the ploys of pushy used car salesmen.

 

 

Before we delve into the specifics of  the 67 Steps program, let’s learn a little bit more about Tai Lopez, how he actually earned his wealth, and what other projects he’s overseen during his sketchy career in entrepreneurship.

 

A Brief History of Tai Lopez

 

Tai Lopez

 

In his most infamous YouTube ad, which begins with some bragging about his new Lamborghini, Lopez claims he was broke “with only $47.00 in my bank account, sleeping on a couch in a mobile home.” A quick glance at his website’s About page elucidates on his supposed destitute situation. He dropped out of college and moved back in with his mother, something a little less dramatic than the vague statement in his video. It’s not an outright lie—you’ll find Mr. Lopez tells very few of those. But it is a somewhat deceitful exaggeration, just one in a never-ending series of sales techniques he employs to sell his program.

 

Lopez claims he convinced five multi-millionaire entrepreneurs to mentor him which, along with his propensity to read “a book a day”, led to his success. But before he shared his secrets to wealth and happiness with the world, Tai was busy running a number of nefarious dating websites.

 

In 2007 , he became the new owner of Elite Global Dating, LLC, which already had numerous dating websites under its belt. By 2015, the company owned almost a dozen of them. A quick Google search reveals a plethora of complaints about Elite Global Dating, indicating Lopez is either a very poor businessman or knowingly engaged in outright unethical practices.

Here are just a few complaints about the websites Mr. Lopez owns:

 

“Hi. There is a dating site currently named EliteMeeting.com It was formerly called MeetingMillionaires.com (had to change it because of their bad reputation. They’ll probably be changing it again bcz people like me are on too them and telling everyone). Please be aware of this site. It employs the old dating site trick: putting up a lot of beautiful women/men or successful men to lure you to pay the large fee to be able to contact them or read their email. PROBABLY 95% OF THE MEMBERS ARE FAKE.

I JUST signed up and got 1 or 2 emails a day from very attractive people. Their cheapest memership is $60 for 1 month! Can you believe this? The owner is trying to become a millionaire/billionaire off this. This is the most expensive dating site membership ever.

I HAVE NOT been scammed by them. Because I did not fall for all these members emailing me (I have a very high scam-o-meter : ) I was too smart and suspicious. But I am posting this to WARN anyone of this dating site.” — Brittney, Complaints Board.

 

 

“When you sign up for this site – the general free check it out part – you start to receive well timed out emails that are set up to look as though they are coming from people who are generally interested in you. Not an overload but a reasonable number of emails that make you think people who are already paying and sharing the same desire to date are actually interested in you. YOU ARE INDUCED TO SIGN UP.

Once you are signed up – and you respond to someone who initiated contact with you. They NEVER write back. NOT ONE of the people who originally emailed you. In short order you realize that they have a system in place that sends out these type of emails and that it is all FAKED.

I immediately asked for my money back. The owner TLo (profile name) (real name Tai Lopez) emailed me and said that he would but never gave back the money.” — Ripoff Report

 

If this is Tai Lopez’s idea of success, do you really want him as a mentor?

 

A Successful Salesman

 

 

If there’s anything positive to be said about Mr. Lopez, it’s his ability to sell a product. That, and the endless platitudes his videos offer are relatively harmless, if unoriginal (his disparaging of higher-education notwithstanding).

 

In the two-hour ordeal that is his introductory sales pitch for 69 Steps, Lopez successfully employs all six “universal principles” from Dr. Robert B. Cialdini’s bestselling book “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion“. Take, for example, the Principle of Reciprocity, which he employs in the opening lines of his lengthy monologue. By offering to give the viewer something worth $100.00 just to watch the video, he dangles a reward in front of his marks like a carrot on a stick. It’s only at the end of the presentation that he makes himself clear: his vague offer turns into a “free gift” with the purchase of his program.

 

By flattering the viewer constantly (“If you’ve watched this much, you’re obviously pretty smart!”) and name-dropping successful entrepreneurs like Warren Buffet, he uses an age-old manipulation technique of letting the mark in on some ‘grand secret’, one he has merely discovered and wishes to share with YOU, of all people. He’s likable, he seems trustworthy, maybe he’s worth listening to. Maybe the $67.00 is worth it.

 

It isn’t. In fact, his best material can be found for free on YouTube. “Best” is used lightly, as he offers little in the way of original ideas and mostly apes content that’s more common sense than insightful advice. To conclude, let’s examine the 67 Steps program, and determine if it’s really worth the money.

 

67 Steps to Nowhere

 

TaiLopez Scam

 

Let’s clear the air: reviews for Tai Lopez’s program have been mixed. Few reviewers seem ready to call 67 Steps an outright scam, and that’s fair for a few reasons. Foremost, you do get what you pay for. That is to say, Lopez isn’t dishonest about what your $67.00 goes toward, he only exaggerates about the results you’ll achieve, and isn’t exactly upfront about some of the supposed features of the program.

 

And what do you get for your purchase? Sixty seven lengthy videos of Mr. Lopez offering advice on business, growth, and “wellness”. They’re full of rambling anecdotes and take a while to get to the point, but if you’re really enamored with his millionaire playboy persona, you might actually enjoy them.

 

The problem? Almost none of it is original. In fact, his 67 Step program seems to be plagiarized from the far superior self-help work “The Success Principals” by Jack Canfield, which contains a list of 64 steps nearly identical to Lopez’s. It costs $17.09 on Amazon.

 

The website Lucrative Online points out some additional problems with 67 Steps:

 

“There is definitely no community, and the 1-on-1 help from Tai comes in the form of an email which directs you to an information gathering survey. Thanks Tai! Oh, there is also a once a month conference call, but I have yet to experience that.”

 

You have to pay extra for those conference calls, by the way.

 

In conclusion, purchasing the 67 Steps program simply isn’t worth it. It’s like buying a $15.00 hot dog when the stand just across the street sells them for fifty cents. Actually, this whole street is full of hot dog carts, and they’re all cheaper (and probably tastier) than anything “Hollywood Hot Dogs by Tai” has to offer.

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    joltzipper
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    joltzipper

    Please forgive the strong language that I use here. YES. Absolute scam. I bought the “Accelerator” program, and it turned out to be absolute ass. It’s crap. Just rehashed old crap from Tai’s live calls that you get on YouTube. His live videos are also bullshit, I’ve seen the same ones reply many times. The paid content is shittier than the free content. It’s all just bad reviews of books, and then affiliate marketing he does with other companies in which they share no useful information. There is like ONLY 3 Videos on Tai’s behind the scenes business stuff. All… Read more »

    Shaun
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    Shaun

    The business refuses to honor money back guarantee. I contacted the business to request a full refund as per their money back guarantee, which states: Credit Mentor Program You have 60 days from the date of purchase to request a 100% money back guarantee. After 60 days, your request for a refund is no longer valid. https://www.tailopez.com/terms_of_use.php#refund-policy I have not received any response from the business.

    merreborn
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    merreborn

    He’s a lot like many out there right now, he is talking and talking and talking but not really saying anything useful. It’s quite a maddening marketing strategy. They always lead with “I’m going to tell you the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything”, and the video’s 52 minutes long. And of course if you dare waste time watching the first 90%, all you’ve heard is how wonderful your life will be once you’ve heard the answer, and what color shoes the marketer was wearing when they learned the answer, but not a hint of… Read more »

    Chang
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    Chang

    The company doesn’t answer calls and mails to get a refund of a mentoring prog and 67 steps program and VIP subscription I want to cancel the services On date 01/15/2018 I signed up and paid on line for the entrepreneur Academy 99 dls. and The 67 Steps + Twice-A-Month VIP Live Coaching Calls. I signed to these programs because I joined to a webinar where this company offer personalized coaching and when I went through the website I only found a bunch of videos and that’s not what I signed up for. Their sales practices are very pushy and… Read more »

    Caroline
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    Caroline

    I still havent got a full refund of my purchase. I subscribe the 67 Steps Program. I have not received a refund or responses to attempts to communicate. I have sent e-mails. I subscribe for FREE Trial for 3 days then it the program was Charging me $9.99 per month. On August i have receive an email saying you have charge $199 for The Entrepreneur Academy so I have Request for Refund immediately because as per there Terms I followed the guidelines specified on the https://www.tailopez.com/terms_of_use.php website. On August 5th I open a 24/7 chat and they replied that someone… Read more »

    David
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    David

    “Tai Lopez”, by Tai Lopez and found at tailopez.com, is an internet marketing system from a man with a dubious reputation. Taking advice from someone who obsesses on a love for Lamborghini cars may be foolish, but taking it from someone who really does not offer anything but borrowed quotes is even more. It’s highly likely you may have seen his ads on YouTube before your video comes up. He laughingly calls his act Lamborghini marketing, and many unfortunate people have fallen for it. His shtick is basically a bunch of rhetoric surrounding his love of his luxury cars and… Read more »

    jarrah
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    jarrah

    It only a scam if you pay for it. Torrent it and the information you get is free. i completed the course and feel great as i slowly move up the pyramid. this does gain results but i will agree it is not worth 67$ its a total rip off when you can get the information for free from libraries, books and of course the internet. but if you have it for free its totally worth watching. And just so everyone is aware, 47$ in his bank is nothing compared to my financial situation at the moment, i live in… Read more »

    aaron
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    aaron

    Are there any reliable people who provide good insights and things to learn from?

    Tyler
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    Tyler

    *** ***** SMMA program was falsely advertised as a “30 day return policy”. I tried to return it but They refuse to give my money back. On April 12, I purchased the social media marketing for $497 with my Chase debut card. Order number is ********. Before purchase they advertised that there was a 30 day return policy. That’s it. I decided to stop doing the social media marketing and get my refund so I sent a few emails on May 9. A a sales rep named **** replied May 10 that I’m not allowed to because they want me… Read more »

    Alex
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    Alex

    SCAM!!!

    I bought 1 month of subscription.

    They removed my access 14 days later, trying to charge for another month?

    Marshall
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    Marshall

    The primary product that Tai Lopez sells is 67 steps to getting anything you want out of life: wealth, health, love, and happiness. It costs $67 per month. The program includes 67 steps, videos of Lopez, life-coaching calls from Lopez, book-of-the-day recommendations, and other bonus content. I want to be very clear with you there are no 67 steps, 100 steps or 1000 steps that will give you anything you want out of this life. There are things you can’t have in life like living forever or being someone else. Tai Lopez fails to mention on his Linkedin profile that… Read more »

    TaiTheScammer
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    TaiTheScammer

    According to LinkedIn, Tai Lopez started out in wealth management in the early 2000s with GE (he definitely seems to be chasing after the “good life” as he puts it). From there, he started his own wealth management company for about 4 years until 2007. After that, he now appears to be doing a fraudulent internet business… In 2008, he became the owner of Elite Global Dating, LLC (which has many dating websites). And that is where the shit hits the fan. Google “Tai Lopez is a fraud” or “Elite Global Dating, LLC,” and you’ll come across these kind of… Read more »

    IhateTaiLopez
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    IhateTaiLopez

    By not asking for a refund is how you get a refund from our Dear Tai Lopez!

    Ring a bell yet ? how this guy is making money ..sounding like the ‘knowledge sharing success inspiring young wizard’ who charges a ‘small’ amount of money and promises full refund for a step by step program.. Yes it’s all a gimmick, Tai’s infamous offers are now neing understood by the masses as what they actually are ‘a load of BS’.

    You are welcome.

    Michelle
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    Michelle

    Look, I have never bought Tai’s program before but, recently Tai has been working more on his customer service. “You can contact us at 800-604-2587.”- Tai Lopez website. (Tailopez.com) They also have a chat on the website but, most likely it is a bot. Tai has a “60 Day Money Back” also, so try these tips. If they do not work then, some say to call your bank. From my understanding Tai isn’t a scam. He literally talks and hangs out with successful people. Wouldn’t they find out that he is a scam by now? Thanks for reading.

    Bryan
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    Bryan

    I myself don’t see Tai Lopez as a scam. His 67 steps have helped me so, so much in increasing my financial freedom you really just have to learn how to apply it. As for the cancel not working for you, that does seem odd. Maybe there was a problem with the server or the rep you were dealing with. YOU CAN ACTUALLY PURCHASE HIS 67 STEPS HERE -> lINK His steps are genuine and real, but if you don’t want to spend money on them, some good books to checkout are 1. How to Win Friends and Influence People… Read more »

    Lara
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    Lara

    Tai Lopez is a scam and he can show you how to get rich quick. But his program doesn’t work – it will make you poorer not richer.How can that be? Well, I discovered Tai’s secret and I’ll share it with you for only $49.99.Bargain right?Just joking, I’ll actually share it with you for free! If you like my answer, an upvote will be payment enough!The Tai Method to get rich quick!Step 1Build a self-help program. To do this you can copy parts from other successful self-help books and talks. Just Google “best self help books”. Try to make your… Read more »

    Karin
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    Karin

    Tai Lopez simply run an “Oprah TV talk show” version not in TV but in the internet (with a big villa /beautiful models/sports cars as the prop background. It’s typical Hollywood guys….any small time tv production can rent a big villa to shoot a small tv talk show).It’s very likely his production team use the villa as an office and employee accommodation, 2 in 1, thus cut down all the cost drastically. That’s why you see it’s always seems a lots of people around his villa thinking that he is social dude.And what’s more , clever Tai, turns his internet… Read more »

    Darren
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    Darren

    Everything about Tai Lopez seems a little off. He forgets how many rooms his mansions has, forgets the names of the people he is interviewing, stumbles over the explanation of simple practices/customs in the industry. i wouldn’t trust him as far as I could kick him. That being said, we all know who he is. so in one way he has proved successful. He appears to live in a holiday rental ‘mansion’. Probably hires or rents the Supercars he has and looks unwashed. BY FAR the biggest turn off for me was the people he surrounds himself with. I think… Read more »

    Ross
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    Ross

    He doesn’t have that much money. It is well known he rents and borrows things to convince others he accumulated a lot of wealth. And boy does he look wealthy! In return – you get sucked into his story – keep watching an additional ad he made on YouTube. And before you know it you spend money on his program…. He is a typical bottom feeder. He feeds from the folks who have enough money to survive but not enough to live his lifestyle. He makes money because he lets others believe in dreams. And then obviously crushes them. Only… Read more »

    Spencer
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    Spencer

    With the appearances that he had money. He still doesn’t have much money. He honestly made a lot of mobey off sponsoring in advertisements after paying his way to become YouTube famous with such an annoying and memorable ad. everyone knows he rented that lambo.

    CONMAN Tai
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    CONMAN Tai

    Financially? No one knows because its covered up. Intellectually? He’s in debt

    Matt
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    Matt

    Tai Lopez cannot be unmasked because he’s not wearing a mask.

    He’s a grade A douche-bag who scams people for money and he doesn’t mask it. He intentionally tries to make himself seem that way in his videos to put off people who aren’t gullible enough to fall for his scam. That way he only gets the gullible ones. There’s no mask involved; he’s out in the open.

    ScamExposer
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    ScamExposer

    As an internet marketer and an ex-con, I have asked myself this a number of times – that why hasnt Tai Lopez gone to prison??? I was (un)fortunate enough to have had contact with Mr. Lopez early on in his career while he was still living in a trailer and had aspirations of becoming a mult-millionaire. It was evident early on that this man was willing to do anything it took to make the fortune he so desperately craved. I recall once, years back writing a hypothetical method on a spam forum about how one could use an advanced botting… Read more »

    BoycottTAI
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    BoycottTAI

    The answer to that important yet tricky question would be ‘no, you can’t’ in my opinion. There will be a tirade of hired, experienced bloggers and propaganda artists designated to plaster the whole world wide web with Tai’s rubbish ad videos on websites from religious affiliations to soft porn to the depths of youtube. Tai must have a very big very competent team to maintain his online presence across so many platforms and to keep the whole ‘Paid ‘Ads’ capaign going on he needs strong finance professionals in the back ground. Paying for the ads and making sure the money… Read more »

    ScamExposer
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    ScamExposer

    It certainly is an achievement to get your money back from the ovn artists like Tai but I guess he knows PR and does refund the money from time to time. What that has done is given Tai a strong presence online and a rare few people to vouch for him (who got refunds) and create a social nuisance online so innocent hopefuls who are undecided can hop right onto the Money Boat that Tai is floating. Take nothing away, its a working business that he has, spending money on advertisements online, get the clicks rolling in to his website,… Read more »

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    Next time don’t follow scam artists like Tai Lopez. Anyone trying to sell you their “ideas” is almost certainly a scam artist. There are so many of them out there. Keep fighting for your money back, avoid scam artists, and learn from this mistake. Instead of just taking ideas from this guy who claims he reads a book a day (more like skimming through a book and pulling out random, out of context quotes), start reading on your own. Get well reviewed books on whatever you want to learn about.

    Kelly
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    Kelly

    Tai Lopez will probably never run out of money. He has a well marketed campaign for what he is selling, scam or not, it is perfectly legal and his online success course is estimated to be making a few million a year. He owns Elite Global Dating LLC and has over a dozens domains. He has a growing following of people to support him in what he decides to do or sell them in the future.

    ScamExposer
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    ScamExposer

    Mr Lopez (I doubt if that’s the scammer’s real name) :O .. Anyway, so he does not seem to be practicing what he preaches, there is no hard work in any of the ’67 steps’. No tangible ‘real’ life experience just a lot of ; ‘If you read this/that your mind will start making popcorn and your eyes will see through the vaults standing at the corner of the street then you walk past the security waving your magical tongue which will hypnotize him/her and once you walk out if the bank you won’t have stolen anything, your brain would… Read more »

    Jake
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    Jake

    Many people say Tai Lopez is a scam, whatever reasons they have to say his cars and houses and stuff are fake, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt since we’re looking at his courses and not at his house. I’ve followed a few courses of him and there are a few issues which do indeed drain the quality of the overall course. The filler. As with most self-help books, the core ideas could be written in 10 pages, but the writer knows that such a book wouldn’t sell, so he adds 150 pages of stuff that could’ve been… Read more »

    Peter
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    Peter

    I’ve taken some of Tai’s courses. The downside most people describe, the information being a scam and not working, is most likely because they haven’t applied the information.

    That being said, his courses don’t get into the nitty gritty technical details of things, so you’ll definitely need to learn a lot from other sources.

    Good luck!

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    Tai Lopez is a scam. He states he’s not; but he is. There is a reason he poses in front on his cars or walks through his house during his videos. He is showing you the life you could have if you join his online course that costs $900. Also, his cars and house are all leased through his company Mase Group, LLC.

    Martin
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    Martin

    I’m not sure I’d call him a scammer. I believe he’s “gimmicky”. Here’s an example. Remember the Bitcoin craze? It was shooting up the chart. Folks were taking out second mortgages to invest. MLM’s exploded with copycat platforms claiming to mine it. Tai Lopez had several e-currency experts come in and explain the wonders of Bitcoin and why you should get involve. He even had a video called “The Case for $1 Million Bitcoin”. Fast forward two months later. E-currency is in a relative recession. Bitcoin has tumbled to less than half its value. Relevant MLM’s have toppled, as they… Read more »

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    You see Bernie Sanders has a lot of solid truth up his sleeve that he waves at the innocent general public but the devout republicans (interestingly some democrats too) hate him. Julian Assange, Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore and even Chelsea Manning spoke bucket loads of truth but look how you all treated them. Someone telling the truth is not a measure of how much respect they will get in the society be it whatever topic. Interestingly though the gimmick we have to contemplate before we think that Tai knows a lot of business secrets and he is revealing them all… Read more »

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    Haters will always hate. Don’t pay attention to that. Many people don’t hate him, they just don’t like the fact of SOME false sales techniques he uses. That’s it.

    Jackie
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    Jackie

    The truth is that a lot of stuff he “owns” is rented on his company. He admitted it in interviews. That includes his mansion, cars and some other assets. It also seems that people from his company work at his mansion. So he basically lives in his office building. It is a clever way to save costs and taxes, but also shows that he has nowhere near the wealth he would like to be associated with. There is no doubt that he earned a decent amount of money by clever marketing. He is similar to other “gurus” like Eben Pagan… Read more »

    Sara
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    Sara

    I think that Tai Lopez is annoying because he talks too much. He is the sort of man that needs to shut up once in a while and just listen to others who are more intelligent and educated than he is. I don’t care that he reads that many books. He is just an annoying dude that never shuts up in my opinion.

    TaiHater
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    TaiHater

    Tai lopez has many glossy toys in his life, but the question is, none of those toys are for you, then why should one listen and view his gambling lectures? Just think a bit, if a person watch hundreds of videos of Tai, then who is going to be rich? Sorry for being rude, but you are wasting the precious time of your one and only life, where the view, hence the money is going in the pocket of that illusionist. Check these Millionaire Illusions & verify yourself: Does lots of showoff about his wealth Broke in the early life… Read more »

    Anonymous
    Guest
    Anonymous

    Tai Lopez scam exposed FAKE SCAMMMER!!!!!! Real life story from someone who got scammed Please forgive the strong language that I use here. YES. Absolute scam. I bought the “Accelerator” program, and it turned out to be absolute ass. It’s crap. Just rehashed old crap from Tai’s live calls that you get on YouTube. His live videos are also bullshit, I’ve seen the same ones reply many times. The paid content is shittier than the free content. It’s all just bad reviews of books, and then affiliate marketing he does with other companies in which they share no useful information.… Read more »

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    Is Tai Lopez a scammer? Well… yes and no. I feel a little late to the party with my opinion on Tai Lopez, I mean everyone’s had one of his vids pop up on Youtube, and surely heard of him by now? Unless you’ve got an ad blocker installed and Tai is reason enough to do that in and of himself. But, ole Tai’s not gone away, and in fact has gone from strength to strength since I recall his first appearance as an “insta-guru” back in 2014. I call him an insta-guru because who the heck had heard of… Read more »

    Jarred
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    Jarred

    Surely, if you’ve searched for a means to make money online you’ve probably come across the Tai Lopez scam. This guy is everywhere. A motivational speaker that has a great way with words, and a great way to rob people of their money. Though much of what he says is true and really inspiring, the fact that in the end his business is revolved around having people pay for his sweet words and little real knowledge and success is enough for me to pull the scam card. Unfortunately, few have seen themselves successful with his 67 Steps. Product Name: Tai… Read more »

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    SCAM ALERT! CON ARTISTS! (TAI LOPEZ, ALEX BECKER, SAM OVENS :: What these guys teach is not only the tools to scam other people into buying the student’s lessons in the future (the students all become ‘masters’ basically and start their own scam operations) you can see the ‘testimonials’ make up a bulk of his channel so I’m 100% sure it’s a step in one of his higher up courses, you have to make a video that’s a ‘fake it till you make it’ where you role play yourself in the future talking about your success and you visualize it… Read more »

    thomas
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    thomas

    I’ve seen his ad before; I’m quite positive he’s just some cheap person looking to make a few bucks by fooling people into thinking he’s some business-savvy millionare

    ScamReport
    Guest
    ScamReport

    It doesn’t stop with “Here in my garage” or even “nawlege”.

    Even the method Tai uses to grow his email list is pretty scammy (and in fact, illegal)

    He lists his email address quite publicly on places like his twitter bio

    You send him an email

    As soon as you send him an email, he adds you to his email list

    Yes, that’s right: just by contacting Tai, you get added to his email funnel.

    This grossly violates both the CAN-SPAM Act as well as the oft-spoken-of GDPR regulations.

    Watch out 😉

    Anonymous
    Admin
    Anonymous

    Tai Lopez is a con-artist. He offers nothing but the same thing everyone else already knows. In fact he didn’t come on the scene until long after Bitcoin started skyrocketing and saw that was the way to make his mark. His wealth comes from offering courses – not from anything he’s done on his own. So the charm is “Look at me, I’m rich I have cars and two big mansions and you can be this way too if you get my courses.” The thing is, he ONLY got that because of the courses offered. It’s the oldest con game… Read more »

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    I saw a ‘selfie video’ ad he made wandering aimlessly around a casino in Las Vegas. (Pretending to be a high roller I’m guessing.) Made all the douchebag, con-artist, scammer hairs on my head stand up. Sadly, nature or nurture has not blessed everyone with those wonderfully useful hairs and terrified by the hot flames of FOMO, they run like buffalo off the cliff. The guy’s using what for filming, a selfie stick? Does he keep it in the Lambo’s glovebox? He’s got his nerd glasses on and his hipster beard yet he misses the irony that nerds & hipsters… Read more »

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    He’s not educating people. There is no content in the course it’s just more word salad and affiliate marketing bs.

    There are legitimate courses for free by Princeton University on bitcoin which starts at the beginning.

    Tai’s is $600 initially but they later go up to $5000 with promises of having Tai personally become your business mentor etc. It’s a scam. The cryto communities are sick of this shit as the media loves bad press. Lending platform scams, cloud mining scams, “training” scams need to be purged to allow market confidence and enable long term stable growth.

    Bitcoin Guru
    Guest
    Bitcoin Guru

    If you’re dumb enough to take it then tough shit. You know how many dumb self help seminars exist? Taking one guy out isn’t accomplishing anything in the world of endless and equally useless seminars.

    CryptoGod
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    CryptoGod

    The YouTube is a front for the scam. Tai is just the face and does not own any of the cars/houses he claims to. The products he sells are not what people expect and is just more YouTube garbage. Read this review: “YES. Absolute scam. I bought the “Accelerator” program, and it turned out to be absolute ass. It’s crap. Just rehashed old crap from Tai’s live calls that you get on YouTube. His live videos are also bullshit, I’ve seen the same ones reply many times. The paid content is shittier than the free content. It’s all just bad… Read more »

    Ashley
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    Ashley

    Nothing he says is wrong, but it’s really just a bunch of fluff to inspire you. Nothing is truly actionable. Now, he may argue that his paid “courses” provide more actionable advice, but a lot of people would disagree. You’ll learn the most from actually starting and doing things yourself.

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    He’s a shill that preys on gullible people by constantly flaunting his supposed wealth and social circle. A lot of Lopez’s fans (along with him) claim that he’s not a scam because “a scammer won’t encourage kids to read!” After all, reading is a very good habit, and if someone is encouraging people to engage in a healthy habit, how could they be doing anything but looking out for someone’s best interests? Tai does this as a hedge. He knows people look at his services and products with skepticism, so he uses his promotion of reading to soften those skeptical… Read more »

    ExposeTai
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    ExposeTai

    Step 1: Rent/borrow a fancy car so you look successful
    Step 2: Research basic flipping principles online
    Step 3: Sell gullible people on the idea that they “too” can become “successful” if they pay you hundreds of dollars for your “process”
    Step 4: Profit

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    Don’t forget starting a dozen online dating sites filled with chat bots, then ignoring customers that demand a refund. Tai had a bunch of dating sites in the early days that generated revenue while he was developing his “courses” and guru online personality. They had horrible BBB ratings and I’m guessing he shut them down when he got successful with his online courses and information products (though some were still online as of a few years ago). So Tai did have a level of success in business, it was just due to unethical and scammy business practices. I know, you’re… Read more »

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    He’s rich but he’s not as rich as he makes himself appear out to be once you dig a little deeper (e.g. he rents out a lot of his sports cars, and rents out his house). When I first saw his ads, my bullshit meters were going through the roof but I figured “well, you can’t judge a book by its cover” and decided to check him out some more. I’ve seen some of his other Youtube videos as well as other content he puts out on his website and in collaboration with other popular “entrepreneur gurus”, let’s call them,… Read more »

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    He targets the college dropout crowd by selling the idea that they need a mentor (e.g. him) and can get rich just like him. What’s frustrating is there is truths to what he says in that colleges are exploiting us and high school dropouts can become millionaires too, but the notion that he gives a real shit about any of them kids is false. He offers no real practical advice just a fluffy self help course to exploit their situation.

    TaiVicitim
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    TaiVicitim

    Tai Lopez is a well documented con artist and charlatan, he’s still around because retards keep giving him money. Anyone who puts any money into his products or 124011083 step program deserves to lose money, being stupid should hurt financially, or else you will never learn.

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    Not surprised! Crazy how he’s trying to pull the classic sales gimmicks of 90’s infomercials. I regrettably did sales for a while (hated it, so glad I’m out of that line of work now) and I recognize so much of what he’s doing from my sales training and the shitty tactics employed in the commercials for the worst products: -Sense of urgency/exclusivity with “act within 8 hours” or “just 300 people” when these ads will play over and over again many times and accept anybody’s money to sign up (as many as possible, in fact) -Using sales language that sways… Read more »

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    You’re going to pay for things that thousands of other sites provide for you free. Managing social media for companies is an extremely low IQ business, so if you can’t figure out how to bring value via social media than you might not be cut out for business in any form. I suggest utilizing online guides about content marketing & social media management. He isn’t a scammer, he is just overcharging you by 1000000 %. Plus consider how many people are entering the social media management trope lately. Thousands. Prices across that sector are getting crushed as people are realizing… Read more »

    TruthAboutTai
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    TruthAboutTai

    He over promises and under delivers. Not sure on the scammer part. Just another look at me, I make money online bum who sells people basically just re-packaged information with a ton of useless bells and whistles just like all the others. Like others have said all of the information you need is already online and probably free. Dont waste your time or money. Some general advice no one ever in the history of human kind created a life long sustainable business that they were happy with because of a program or book they bought. Those things may help, but… Read more »

    TaiExposed
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    TaiExposed

    Tai’s product is you, you are the product.

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    I wasn’t sure what to make of him either. But you’ve actually convinced me he’s a fraud. At the minimum he’s using a pyramid scheme. He’s selling you insights? This knowledge he’s selling you, if it works so well, why doesn’t everyone do it? Why does anyone charge? He gives you a “best of” compilation? So he’s cherry picking quotes to justify his own ‘insights’ to make them seem more legitimate, and then he’s selling them to you? Why doesn’t he just tell you to read the books and teach you to speed read? The YouTube video I saw said… Read more »

    IHateTai
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    IHateTai

    I almost signed up for one of Tai’s programs until I found out he has a lot of bad history with his other company.

    If you google it, Elite Global Dating LLC, you’ll see he has a ton of complaints. There is something off about Tai. But, he is a good con artist…I mean salesman.

    Reece
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    Reece

    I dated a girl who was big into photography, very pretty, had a decent internet presence. The reason she and I didn’t work out was she was pretty anti-social and had bad breath, idk, it just didn’t work for me. So anyway, shortly after I broke things off with her I saw on her snapchat some pictures of a place I vaguely recognized. I realized she was at Tai Lopez’s place when I saw a picture of his backyard with the pool, you know the pool Ethan talked about like Tai rented the place or whatever. I had to know… Read more »

    RealTai
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    RealTai

    I sexually Identify as Tai Lopez. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of driving my Lamborghini up the Hollywood hills. People say to me that a person being Tai Lope is Impossible and I’m fucking retarded but I don’t care, I’m beautiful. I’m having a plastic surgeon install 47 fuel units, a Lamborghini and a bookshelf on my body. From now on I want you guys to call me “Tai Lopez” and respect my right to drive my Lamborghini up the Hollywood hills. If you can’t accept me you’re a entrepreneurphobe and need to check your entrepreneur privilege.… Read more »

    Richie
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    Richie

    Google it, but don’t read from entrepreneur websites. Basically, I’ve heard that he is/was a nightclub club owner and indeed lives somewhere in the “hollywood hills”. However, not every place there is incredibly expensive. What’s important to understand is that once you are a business owner , you’ll easily rake up some serious money. Doesn’t mean you’re actually capable of being a tutor for somebody else. So yeah, he might have a lot of money but he’s selling this actual real success with bullshit “steps” books and payments for “inner discussion circles”. We all know that most people are lazy… Read more »

    Anoymous
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    Anoymous

    “Here in My Garage” appears to have been filmed at 8425 Hillside Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069. This is the same address where a journalist from VICE interviewed Mr. Lopez in September 2015 and was told that Lopez was the “owner” of the home. However, records suggest that the home is owned by Colecrest LLC whose owner is Craig Walton, a Los Angeles building contractor (who also owns other homes). The home was last purchased in 1997 for $117,045, according to records online. In other words, Mr. Lopez seems to be caught in another lie.

    TheEndofTai
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    TheEndofTai

    Tai Lopez is a complete and total fraud taking advantage or hustling online users who are desperately searching for ways to make money online. Tai Lopez is using get-rich-quick schemes or marketing scams that are popular on the internet to trick online users into buying his books or videos. If Tai Lopez is so successful, why would he need to hustle on YouTube when he claims to be a “billionaire”? If so, why chase petty cash on YouTube? This is because this intelligent man is a fraudster who knows how to make millions tricking people into believing in his get-rich-quick… Read more »

    StayAwayFromTai
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    StayAwayFromTai

    Some of you may not know who Tai Lopez is but if you been surfing around on YouTube I bet you have seen his advertisements pop up before you viewed the video you desired. See the thing about Tai Lopez he is a sinister genius. He plays on the desires of the masses with his visuals of a rich boy lifestyle. His first video sparks your interest with his (rented) lambo’s in the background. He also has a book case full of different types of books, he says the key to what he has is knowledge. Well Tai Lopez is… Read more »

    EvilTai
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    EvilTai

    This guy is an evil genius, one thing I do give him is his marketing skills. He know how to go into the mind of people and pull out there desires, but dudes like this don’t last long trust me. They go about things the wrong way.

    Surfer777
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    Surfer777

    To me it’s mostly entertainment. His audience are the guys that want to watch hour long videos and talks about “getting rich” while he keeps your attention with flashy cars and houses etc. You can just sit there and pretend you’re actually spending your time wisely and that you’re on your way to the promise land. Like any “let me teach you how to be rich” concept, it’s 95% marketing. Meanwhile if you actually step back and analyse the content, it’s 95% filler BS and 5% quality but unoriginal advice. Why not cut to the chase, get off youtube, read… Read more »

    TruthPrevails
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    TruthPrevails

    Lets all answer a serious question –

    given the fact that you have the chance to read his extra ordinarily written book and 67 steps stuff for free etc., have you implemented any of what he said honestly into your own life to where its helped and impacted you to be well on your way to your goals? since the information you’ve gathered from him in 2015, honestly has it? please answer this honestly before getting fascinated by anything he says, shows or writes.

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    he’s like that one friend who’s really into self-help and improvement, except he also rents mansions and luxury cars to fake it until he makes it. i dont think theres anything wrong in that in general, but yes if youre fooling poeple and swindling their money on the basis of that, then yes this is illegal and unethical and needs to stop.

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    Those who are smart will always live off those who are not, it’s how things have always been and its how things will always be. Harsh reality of life.

    Michigan23
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    Michigan23

    Do people hate him because he rents condos and expensive cars and claims they are his and lies and shows off a lifestyle that isnt his?

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    LOL? I barely watched 5 minutes and quit because all he said in that time was “it’s better to be nice than to be an *******”. Is he drunk in that video or is it just me who think so?

    Anonymous
    Guest
    Anonymous

    These people have gotta be sociopaths man…

    No matter how much i hate the 9-5 routine and life but I could never willfully scam people on this level, selling fake dreams, that crosses a line for me. Karma is a bitch Tai. Watch out.

    TaiFraud
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    TaiFraud

    Tai Lopez is a fraud and one of the most popular ones infact. He once created a video ad of himself in his “house”. The “house” had been listed for sale and he rented it for the shoot. He’s a good scammer. Ignore and beware of him.

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    A scammer has always scammers around 😉

    Always asking on social media specially twitter that which other scammers want to join him to talk about legit cryptos hahhahahah.

    MysteryofTai
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    MysteryofTai

    Is this guy really a fraud? How and why has he not been arrest or investigated?!

    bantailopez
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    bantailopez

    Tai Lopez is the most annoying thing about using youtube! and not to forget his irritating and idiotic social media ads!

    ihatetai
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    ihatetai

    Who do I wished died in a fire more, Trump or Tai Lopez… its pretty close.

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    Isnt there a limit on how many adds one can run??!!??! all i see is TAI TAI TAI its so unfair and annoying!!!!

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    He has these attractive women around him (who presumably work for the modelling agency he owns). And he’s preaching all of these rules to live by if you want to be successful while they are walking around behind him in yoga pants. It just screams of over marketing yourself. He’s trying to portray this perfect business man that never makes mistakes and things always go to plan. In a nutshell he wants you to believe he has this perfect life. This is a fabricated reality that doesn’t really exist. I’m sure he is very successful in his own right and… Read more »

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    My honest opinion without hurting any centiments or feelings – Tai Lopez is a fucking scumbag to be honest, he’s one of those shady marketers who all he does is show off all his money and expensive cars but doesn’t provide any good to society

    markjacob
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    markjacob

    Well the only things he knows how to do right is how to target people and that is what he is doing. I simply don’t see him providing any other value than trying to rip somebody off and it simply feels like he is going in for the money. He don’t care if he tagged you “pay it forward” which is lame as some people might see Tai as how they should behave that’s the scariest part. I don’t know if many people like him or not but this is really shady thing to do and play around with his… Read more »

    retardlopez
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    retardlopez

    Tai Lopez is one of the biggest retards on this earth.

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    a very interesting fact – “Tai Lopez made his money by selling guides on how to make money, it’s quite ironic really. Definitely not someone to be trusted.”

    anonymous
    Guest
    anonymous

    probably took the phrase – “fake it till you make it” way toooo seriously. LOL

    anonymous
    Guest
    anonymous

    That’s so scummy. I still can’t believe he managed to bullshit his way into a TEDX talk. It’s not a TED talk, but STILL.

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    Only Tai Lopez?

    Umm, What do you think of Alex Becker, Samir Chibane, Sebastian Esqueda and Thaddeus Stickland? 🙂

    tailopezthefraud
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    tailopezthefraud

    I don’t know about this guy. Claiming to be able to help people learn as you say, ‘health, wealth, love and happiness’ then parading around with a mansion and a bunch of fancy cars. I’m not sure that it sends the right message about what it takes to be happy and the fact that he uses these things to attract a following seems a bit scammy to me. $67 per month is not exactly cheap either, how many months does one have to be signed up to get a mansion and a Ferrari?

    FRAUDSTERTAI
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    FRAUDSTERTAI

    He fraduated with honors at trump university. LOL. and now that is known as Fraud University.

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    He’s the type of guy to sell you a seminar on how to sell a seminar. Hahhahahha. He is making a legacy and living out of conning and fooling people.

    JerkTaiLopez
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    JerkTaiLopez

    the jerk store called – they’re running out of tai lopez! Any idea where they can get more of him? He is the biggest jerk i know or have heard of!

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    this is what i dont understand, this is what is called capitalism. He’s found a need/want in the economy, and he’s exploiting it, I’m not defending him but nothing that he’s doing is illegal

    Knawledge
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    Knawledge

    Wrapped in a Lambourghini to protect my “Knawledge”.

    Reading a book to get “Knawledge”. Surrounded by lawyers with Ethan Klein to defend my “Knawledge”. Story of my life.

    – Tai Lopez

    Anonymous
    Guest
    Anonymous

    This is hilarious, why should i spend $600 on some YouTube course? why not just spend that 600 on bitcoin lol

    Anonymous
    Guest
    Anonymous

    He’s a terrible person because he scams, but honestly he seems pretty chill to be around, he’s nice and all. But obviously I hate him because people are convinced that they will.make money thanks to him.

    CryptoKing1
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    CryptoKing1

    During the gold rush the people that made the most money were the stores selling supplies like wheel barrows, pickaxes, clothing etc. Not the actual miners, only a few of the lucky ones got rich. Do you think he doesn’t understand that?

    anonymous777
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    anonymous777

    This dude is a clown. A while back my dad said he was looking into Bitcoin/crypto due to my investments and that I should check out this guy “Tai Lopez” because he “really knew his stuff”. I had to shut that down real quick, lol.

    ExposeTai
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    ExposeTai

    HE IS A KNOWN SCAMMER.

    His Millionaire Dating site was a scam.. With allegations of credit cards fraud and was using fake profiles to send people pick-up lines.

    Elite Global Dating was the original name before they changed it to Millionaire Dating.

    Zeus
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    Zeus

    you should definitely read his reviews. The YouTube channel is a front for this big scam. Tai Lopez is just the face and does not own any of the cars/houses he claims to ironically. The products he sells are not what people expect and is just more of YouTube garbage.

    TaiLopezScam
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    TaiLopezScam

    Why would anyone rent a mansion, a car etc and claim that it would be theirs? If he is a millionaire, how hard is it afford these? its sad to see someone stoop down to this level with the sole objective to lure people and even worse to see people falling prey to his gimmicks and tactics to con them. Hopefully one day, there will be an end to Tai Lopez. Waiting desperately.

    Sayayin
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    Sayayin

    That guy tai freaks me out, I’d like some law thing to stop those kind of polution ads that really sicks me out, and I’ve found out it’s not only me who feels like this. His face popping out at every web page I use, is really causing me nervous wreck… right now writing about this is making me feel nausea… aughhhhh…. please, stop that sycho!!!!

    TANG
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    TANG

    Tai’s social media marketing agency program is complete garbage. Anyone can use social media and be good at it. You don’t need to pay $497 dollars to be good at social media. That information can be accessed for free on the internet. Businesses would just pay someone with less money that would get the same result than someone who is trained in the Tai’s social media agency program. Why? Because being good at social media require little skill and anyone can do it. PLEASE DO NOT BUY HIS PROGRAMS. I brought them and they offer nothing in value. Wasted my… Read more »

    chlywly
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    chlywly

    How does any of this come as a surprise to OP? Tai’s over-the-top greasy paid media tactics weren’t enough of a give-away. How about the fact that none of his videos actually have anything of value online either, barely anything he says makes any sense. He just name drops and try’s to quote famous people to make himself sound uber knowledgeable. The guy actually has practically no quality, real world advise that isn’t a direct re-hash from someone else, even then he is unable to use metaphor to extrapolate. Tai is not a guru. He is not a great entrepreneur.… Read more »