So it seems like every big blogger out there (including myself) has posted an earnings screen shot. Recently, Derek Salyers from Click Consultants made a post saying “I make $200k/month”. He posted what he said was one of his checks from Clickbank that was like 5-6 months old. Here’s a picture of the check :
As you can see, he’s blacked out everything, the name, the date…everything. I did a simple Google Images search for “clickbank check”, and found the following :
It’s the exact same check, only with some more information…including the name that is Brad Callen. So the check was listed at 50k, and he provided another 20k screenshot, and then said the remaining 130k was dispersed between other affiliate networks and he didn’t feel like posting them. But I thought the 50k check was from 6 months ago, so that wouldn’t even factor in would it? The whole thing just screams fake to me, he edited the post a few times saying he has another way to prove it, so we’ll see I guess.
We have to expect that most people will fake it until they make it I guess, I just didn’t think someone would just search “clickbank check” and rip it straight from Google images and think that nobody would notice. Ah well.
Update : It seems like he added a snippet to the bottom of his post that says this :
The ClickBank check posted above isn’t actually one of my ClickBank checks. I haven’t gotten an affiliate check since I first started affiliate marketing, I’ve always signed up for direct deposits or wires.
Yet above in the original post, he says :
My last check that I received, before I went to wires 5 months ago, was for the amount of approx $51,000 dollars.
Doesn’t exactly match…