Internet marketing superstar Frank Kern has been accused by Joseph Flatley, in an article on theverge.com, of being an online monster.
The accusations describe a man associating with internet mafia, supporting boiler rooms and scamming every person possible for all the money they have.
A boiler room is a call center where scams are sold, or as Flatley put it, “The basic objective of all boiler rooms is the same. Find out how much credit is available on the victim’s credit card [and] take all of it.”
Flatley begins the story by describing a lawyer named Richard Joseph who had an accident which caused him to become paralyzed. After this he was in a terrible spot where he needed money for his family but couldn’t work in an office and the economy was so bad that law firms couldn’t outsource to him in his home.
A man named Ron Martino, who supposedly had a great money making opportunity for this lawyer and knew how this Richard felt because his, Ron Martino’s, brother was paralyzed as well, offered him this business venture to make some extra money. Richard was desperate and feared he would die soon and the money he could make could be a final gift to his family.
Ron Martino scammed him and took every penny he could.
“What Joseph didn’t know was that Martino was part of a vast criminal organization run by Los Angeles resident John Paul Raygoza.
Raygoza is an Internet Marketer — a 21st century snake oil salesman,” said Flatley.
Flatley then displays a diagram purporting to show that Frank Kern is over Raygoza and Martino and the head of this huge scam.
Flately also included a video which shows Kern confessing his involvement with such tactics thus incriminating him as a scammer.
Frank Kern posted on his Facebook page a rebuttal to the accusations which he claims are false and the product of an ill informed author.
He touches on four points that Flatley made in his post.
“1. The info graphic which (through graphical representation states that I am invovled with the boiler room/sales call companies.
2. The graphic which states that the “launch model” is all about creating customer lists for sale to the boiler rooms.
3. The description of a “rumor” that I sold my customer names to Jeremy Johnson’s iWorks company which has been rightfully (-in my opinion-) hammered by the FTC.
4. The whole “syndicate” nonsense which implies the Syndicate banded together to deliberately harm consumers – and referencing the “confession” video created by Jason Jones as “proof”.”
Kern the goes on to address each of these statements and denies all affiliation with boiler rooms and denounces their existence and speaks openly about his detest for such practices.
He denies obtaining customer information to sell to other parties, especially to Jeremy Johnson with iWorks. He speaks boldly against the company and recounts the only experience he has ever had with them. His only experience with Johnson or the company was a “cease and desist” request as the company was using Kern’s name illegally.
And he addresses the video that was of him confessing his affiliation with Johnson and his support for Boiler Rooms.
His response was was that the “evidence” is a video that Flatley edited by taking two of my copyright protected videos from List Control (module 4 – videos 1 and 2) and editing them in a way which makes them appear to say the EXACT OPPOSITE of what the actual message is.
If you have List Control, watch them and you’ll see what I mean.
In fact, I specifically say “whatever you do, don’t try to control prices, divide up customers, or do anything shady.”
Funny how that was left out. Also interesting is the fact that the “confession” left out the entire segment on the purpose of a Syndicate – which is to help the customer have a great experience. (Andthus keep the customer as a happy return customer.)”