When you see expensive cars in a video thumbnail, understand that it’s a scammer. That’s because a legit business doesn’t need to rely on such marketing techniques for promoting its products.
Scammers use this technique to prey on innocent people. By using this technique, they are able to make people buy their products without showing any credibility. Even when their product lacks any value, people buy them because of the illusion created by the scammer.
Kevin David (who uses two first names?) is a guy who posts videos and pictures of him driving expensive cars and living a rich life. In the captions of those pictures you’ll notice him saying that you can get this rich too if you buy one of his courses. If you don’t have any experience with online scammers, you can easily fall for his gimmicks.
I know that because I fell for his gimmicks too. And I ended up spending $4,000 on a piece of trash. My entire experience with Kevin and his company was horrific and I hated every minute of it. The course didn’t share anything new. And when I talked to Kevin, he acted like a jerk.
How he gets his targets
Every scammer has his ways of attracting victims. Kevin has his ways too. He focuses on social media and promotes his content accordingly. He boasts about his rich life and tells you that you can start living his life too. While some online scammers fail in expanding their business, Kevin is an exception. He has multiple methods of attracting people to his website. He has focused on building a big online presence to seem trustworthy to those who don’t know him. I have discussed every method he uses to attract scapegoats for his scam.
His blog is his most powerful promotion channel for his useless courses. He publishes content on his blog regularly to make sure that his website remains properly optimized. The thing is, when you publish regular content on your website, it’s SEO improves automatically.
When the website has good SEO, it ranks well in search engine results pages. So, to ensure that people find his website easily when they look up ‘Amazon courses’ or ‘Facebook courses’, he writes so much on his blog.
For beginners, his blog might seem like a great place to start. But after reading a few articles you will notice that he keeps repeating the same stuff over and over again. You will also notice that he is regurgitating his content in his blog. He only cares about increasing the number of keywords on his website so he can rank better. He doesn’t care about his audience, no. He just focuses on creating crappy content with clickbait titles that can get his website high traffic.
A high rank on search results pages can be very beneficial to a website. It creates an illusion of trustworthiness and people think that the site they are visiting is reliable. This way Kevin doesn’t have to put much effort into convincing people that his courses are legit, which is a total lie.
Kevin has more than 700,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. I don’t know how many of those subscribers are real people and how many are bots. I personally believe that more than half of those subscribers are bots. And I have a great reason why is that so. First, Kevin uses a lot of clickbait in his youtube videos. He shows off his cars, his wealth, and everything else related to his high net worth. The kind of knowledge you receive from these videos is trashy. The videos are nothing more than a group of generic pieces of advice glued together. Because the videos are clickbait, the videos get more than average views even when they are filled with nonsensical advice.
What’s clickbait you may ask. Well, a clickbait title is a misleading title as the subject mentioned in the title is nowhere present in the actual content. His blog articles as well as his youtube videos, they all are clickbait.
Just like his blog, he has created a ton of useless content for his channel too. The videos give you generic advice which doesn’t help you in any sense. On the other hand, Kevin gets more watchtime and views for his videos which helps him in strengthening his fake reputation of being a ‘Guru’. The high number of subscribers on his channel makes people believe that he is a trustworthy guy.
He also uses youtube to run multiple ads for his business. If you ever click on one of his website links, be ready to get spammed by his ads. And like in his videos, he shows expensive cars and hotels in his videos too. He wants to make you feel guilty that you don’t earn as much as him so you’ll be compelled to buy a course from him.
Other Social Media:
Kevin is present on multiple other social media platforms too. Like any other scammer, his aim is to get as many victims as possible. Plus, because he sells a product that has universal appeal, he makes sure that he reaches whenever possible.
On Instagram, Kevin has around 170,000 followers. Again, this number is also misleading because most of them are bots. I can easily say that because the kind of posts he publishes on his Instagram don’t give any helpful content. I’ve been active in the digital marketing industry for some time. And I know what kind of content attracts customers and what drives them away. Evidently, Kevin falls in the latter. All he does is promote is useless and pricey courses.
He is also present on SnapChat and Facebook. His different Facebook pages have more than 50,000 followers each, which is an impressive number to attract more victims. He has created Facebook pages for his every course. Kevin knows a lot about social media and how to leverage it. On his Facebook account, he shares the same crappy he shares everywhere else. Those who don’t know much about online scams fall prey to those misleading visuals and end up paying this bastard.
How do I know that Kevin is in fact, the true scum of the Earth? Because I’ve seen too many paid reviews for his products. When you look up ‘Kevin David courses reviews’, you’ll see a bunch of different websites and blogs, each with a review of his courses. And all of these websites have one thing in common. They lie.
They lie to you about the course and its quality. The paid reviews don’t end here. You also have Kevin’s website where he has shared paid testimonials and reviews on his products. I know all of those reviews are fake and paid, because when I took one of his courses I was surprised. It is one of the worst mistakes I have ever made.
You’ll see the reviews of Kevin’s courses on multiple blogs where each blogger claims that he/she is being honest and is giving their personal opinion. But the truth is, those bloggers aren’t sharing the truth with you. They are saying only what Kevin has told them to say. It is one of the most depraved marketing strategies but it works so Kevin doesn’t care.
My review of Amazon FBA Course
I had the opportunity to experience the nonsense of Kevin David personally when I bought one of his courses. I was foolish at the time and I was looking for a way to set up an online business. I work at a traditional 9-5 job (which I have started loving now because a job can be great too) and for some reason, I saw one of the videos of Kevin. He was explaining how great one’s life is when he/she is running an online business and I got lured into his world. To be honest, I didn’t think much about the authenticity of Kevin at that time. I thought he was a legit guru because of the jargon he was using constantly in his video and the wealth he was showing off showed me that he had ‘earned’ money through his businesses. Now I’m aware that the cars must’ve been rented and the courses are full of crap but at that point i was stupid.
Initially, I wasn’t interested in his courses but after I had watched just one of his videos, I was spammed by his video ads. After watching his ads a couple of times I thought of giving him another try. This was a major mistake on my part. I should have just walked away from the guy and his misleading advertisements. If I hadn’t made that mistake, I wouldn’t have wasted my precious money and time on that garbage.
I was facing problems with the course since the first step. They were supposed to charge me only $2,000 but ended up charging me the whole amount of $4,000 for the course. I didn’t want to pay this much for a course like this. So I contacted the support for a refund. They told me that the offer had ended so there was nothing they could do. This was the first bad experience I had with the course. Then things got worse when I started taking the course. The videos were crappy and filled with useless advice. He was pointing out the obvious and saying the same stuff he says in his YouTube videos and blogs. I kept going through the course while hoping that there would be something that could help me but there wasn’t anything. The entire course was filled with the same crappy nonsense he shares on his social media accounts. I didn’t buy a $4,000 course to get the same advice I was getting for free. If I wanted to do that, I would’ve flushed my money down the toilet. Kevin’s course taught me nothing except the fact that he is scamming people.
Kevin claims that you get access to get one-on-one mentorship with the course. So I tried to contact Kevin as well. Guess what? I didn’t get to talk to him for at least 2 weeks. When I finally got a response from him, I asked him about the course and he told me that he can’t do anything if I didn’t like the course. He said a person’s liking is subjective and if I implement the knowledge he has shared in the course then I won’t feel so bad about the same. I told him that my problem with the course was about its quality. I asked him if there was something missing in my course but the content I had received was of really terrible quality, and he just hung up on me. I never got a reply from him again.
Then I tried contacting the customer support and I only got negative responses from them. They kept telling me that they can’t do anything about the course and I realized that I had just been scammed.
The course wasn’t anything like what Kevin markets. He markets it as if it will give you some shortcut to success or it will share some secrets that Kevin uses with his own businesses. But the truth is, there aren’t any secrets or exclusive advice present in the course. It says the same things you read on numerous blogs, watch on YouTube videos, and listen to podcasts. THERE IS NOT ANYTHING NEW.
Summarizing my thoughts
You never know when you might encounter a scammer like this. Kevin isn’t the only scammer in the industry but he has risen in prominence in the past few years. By using fake followers, misleading titles, and paid promotions, he is constantly expanding his business. I don’t want others to fall prey to this scam. I remember how frustrated I was when I realized that I had been conned by this guy. Thanks to Kevin David, I no longer trust online businesses anymore. I double-check everything now because I don’t want to lose $4,000 again.