In order to not get scammed online, one of the things I recommend people do is to always do their research and look for genuine reviews of the product they’re thinking of purchasing.
The last things you’d expect is that you’d still get scammed after reading a supposedly “honest” review. But it happens.
This is actually a huge problem in the “make money online” industry where some affiliate marketers will say anything, even lie, just to earn a commission. Fake reviews accompany each new product launch and sometimes it’s tough for people to find genuinely honest reviews that tell the truth about some of these scams.
One of the sites you’ll see pop up from time to time when researching these “make money online” products is NancyReviews.com which is authored by Nancy Fox from Santa Clara, California. I’m not sure if the name and location are real but that’s what it says in her bio on the site.
In this article, I’ll be talking about whether or not you can trust NancyReviews.com with it’s recommendations. After all, I do see some searches coming in that seem to show how much people are skeptical of her write-ups.
Evaluating the Writer of Nancy Reviews
My first encounter with Nancy Fox didn’t go so well. I was responding to a comment on a forum regarding a product that was just released and the person was recommending that people try the product.
I responded and said something like “stay away from this product, it’s a scam. I’ve put it on blast here.” The writer of Nancy Reviews then responded with a link pointing readers to her site to read her review. I then responded to her post asking people to avoid the review because it was full of lies.
Nancy didn’t take that too well and let me know in the harshest way and even accused me of posting stupid reviews so I could recommend my scam program.
The program that she was recommending and defending was Get Auto Commissions which I had also written about and concluded that it was a scam. A reader also wrote in to share his experience and he also confirmed that the product was a scam. Nancy encouraged users of her website to get this software and gave it a personal rating of 9 out of 10.
There are lots of other reviews on Nancy Reviews.com of products that I have asked people to avoid while Nancy recommends them without shame. She’s just as bad as the scammers she supports.
There’s one thing I commend her for though – she buys the products that she recommends which is always a good thing.
Why You Should Avoid Nancy Reviews
Here are some of the things about Nancy Reviews that I’m not happy about and the reasons why you should definitely stay away from taking Nancy’s word when researching a product.
(1) Lies – In one review, she talks about signing a non-disclosure agreement so that she cannot tell readers what the method being used.
I’ve purchased products before and never had to sign one of these. It’s a lie to avoid telling people what’s involved. Same tactic used by the scammers themselves.
(3) Uses force – Tonight, for example, I tried to exit NancyReviews.com by using the back button. I didn’t want to click the link to visit her latest recommendation but she had some script installed that forced your browser to redirect to the product site anyway. This is an annoying tactic that is best left to sellers, not affiliate marketers.
(4) Bad attitude towards readers – On some older comments, readers will ask questions only to be given a rude response or be called stupid. I’ve written about her bad attitude towards readers here and I’ve noticed that she has improved on this type of behavior since.
(5) Pretends to care – I think all scammers use this one. She purchases the product but then lies about the value and how useful it would be to a newbie. She’s also sure to mention now and again that people like myself are to be avoided because we only write fake reviews so that people can join our scam MLM programs. (I’ve never recommended a scam or an MLM before).
(6) Misleading screenshots – One of the tactics used on NancyReviews is that the writer in her evaluation of the product posts screenshots of her Clicksure account that are supposedly of earnings she made from whatever product she’s reviewing.
These screenshots showing hundreds of dollars per day are misleading because they’re more than likely earnings from whatever scams she’s successfully recommended to readers. They do not prove that the product works however users who do not have much experience and are dreaming of being a millionaire by next week are going to be persuaded by these screenshots because Nancy says she made the money using that particular product.
The scammers use this same tactic as well and it’s one of the reasons why they cannot get their products on networks like Clickbank where there are much tighter restrictions.
(7) Deletes ratings – The reviews on NancyReviews.com are rated using a star rating system. She would also give a manual rating out of 10. Some of the star ratings for products that should have a very low rating will get no less than an 8 out of 10.
On her latest review, which as of this writing currently holds a rating of 9.3 out of 10. It’s the latest scam from the creators of Mobile Money Code called Auto Mobile Code.
To prove that she deletes ratings, last night I rated the product a 1 out of 10 to bring the score down to about 5.8 out of 10 from 5 votes. I took a screenshot but forgot to save it. However, today when I checked back, my rating seemed to have been deleted and the overall rating had gone back up to 9.3 out of 10 from 4 votes.
Having a high star rating only further influences people’s decision to buy but it’s dishonest to manipulate the rating if you want people to trust you.
(8) Deletes comments – It seems that all the comments on these reviews are either questions from people or people praising Nancy for her reviews. There are no comments though that seem to call out the writer.
I’ve commented on there before but just as I expected, my comment never saw the light of day. Of course, she reserves the right to do what she feels is best for her site but part of making a fair assessment is seeing the experience of other uses whether it’s good or bad.
Also I can’t prove this but some of the comments look weird, as though they were constructed by the writer herself in an effort to further mislead readers.
The Ugly Truth about Nancy Reviews
The ugly truth about Nancy Reviews is that people are having bad experiences just by using her site for research. But you won’t know it from reading the site because as I’ve mentioned before comments get deleted.
However, if you go to the Google Plus page owned by Nancy and her site, this is one place where you will witness the true feelings of people who have used Nancy Reviews to research products.
I’m guessing that you cannot control the discussions on your own page in Google Plus and you cannot delete comments. Whatever is said on the social networking site will remain for all to see.
In the screenshot to the side, you’ll see one of the type of comments being posted and this one is on her review of Ronnie Montano’s Mobile Money Code – a product that she highly recommends but which has been proven to be useless by people who bought it.
You won’t find any signs of backlash on NancyReviews.com but they’re definitely there on her social pages.
Nancy Reviews is a site that will pop up if you’re researching “make money online” products but the reviews made by the writer of the site aren’t very trustworthy.
The writer uses many nasty tactics to sway her readers towards buying into her recommendations so that she can earn commissions the dirty way.
Nearly all of the stuff that is recommended on Nancy Reviews are scams so if you do use that site then you’re going to end up very disappointed in the end.
This review is just one of the reviews I have to do to ensure that readers do not get mislead while trying to get into the highly profitable but sometimes dodgy (if you encounter the wrong people) world of affiliate marketing.