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    Got an email from one of my merchants. Apparently this site has applied for their program.
    http://www.saveabuckmall.com/
    What is wrong with this picture??

    Connie Berg
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    Wow

    Surely this cannot be legal???

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    Connie,

    I can't believe it. What a blatent clone of your site. If I was going to copy a site I would at least remove the logo of the original site. How stupid can these people be?

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    Wow what gall!!

    Do a search on Google for him and the number one listing is how to become an expert affiliate marketer overnight.
    Guess we see how.

    Game on!!!!

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    Dumbstuck Here! He even has the flamingo logo!
    Is it totally copied? I hope you get him good!
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    pph Expert! Gordon's Avatar
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    Here's the info from whois Connie

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    Brian Garvin searchandconquer.net POB 903 Oceanside, CA. 92049 United States Registered through: Go Daddy Software (http://www.godaddy.com) Domain Name: SAVEABUCKMALL.COM Created on: 09-Jul-01 Expires on: 09-Jul-11 Last Updated on: 05-Dec-02 Administrative Contact: Garvin, Brian info@garvinweb.com Garvinweb POB 903 Oceanside, CA. 92049 United States 760-439-0517 Technical Contact: Garvin, Brian info@garvinweb.com Garvinweb POB 903 Oceanside, CA. 92049 United States 760-439-0517 Domain servers in listed order: NS1.MACH10HOSTING.COM NS2.MACH10HOSTING.COM


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    A little confused with this. Your site is showing in his frame. He says his site is coming soon. Are the affiliate links yours?
    Cazzie

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    Pimp Duck popdawg's Avatar
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    He's just framed Flamingoworld under his banner and he even admits "his" site will be coming this spring and isn't built yet.
    Let's him sign up with all the merchants as "he" has a respectable site up I guess.
    At least he makes your job a bit easier Connie, what with listing his office address's, phone and fax numbers on his various pages.

    Game on!!!!

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    ABW Ambassador Ron Bechdolt's Avatar
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    I wonder if it is this Brian Garvin:

    http://eprofitnews.com/BrianGarvin/

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    Yep here is his source code [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    <!-- START LIGHTNING POP-UP FRAMESET CODE -->
    <HTML>
    <HEAD>
    <TITLE>Save a Buck Mall - Bargains, Closeouts, Free Notification</TITLE>
    <META NAME="DESCRIPTION" CONTENT="Save a Buck Mall - Bargains, Closeouts, Free Notification">
    <META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="closeouts, bargains, discount shopping">
    <META NAME="REVISIT-AFTER" CONTENT="5 days">
    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="index,follow">
    </HEAD>
    <FRAMESET BORDER=0 FRAMESPACING=0 FRAMEBORDER=0 rows="100,*">
    <frame NAME="top"SRC="http://www.saveabuckmall.com/index2.html" SCROLLING="no" MARGINWIDTH="0" MARGINHEIGHT="0" HEIGHT="105">
    <FRAME NAME="main" SRC="http://flamingoworld.com" SCROLLING="yes" MARGINWIDTH="0" MARGINHEIGHT="0">
    <NOFRAMES>
    <BODY>
    Your Browser Does Not Support Frames. <A HREF="http://flamingoworld.com">Click Here To Enter.</A>
    </BODY>
    </NOFRAMES>
    </FRAMESET>
    </HTML>
    <!-- FINISH LIGHTNING POP-UP FRAMESET CODE -->

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    Hmmm Could this be?

    Edited cause I don't know if I should post his picture


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    I have notified their hosting company, also the email address in the contact info, Linkshare and Befree so far.

    Blatant theft and riding on my name and business.

    Connie Berg
    www.flamingoworld.com


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    quote:
    In 1999 Brian Garvin earned $9,287.49
    In 2000 Brian earned $14,531.72
    In 2001 his income jumped to $226,493.98

    The figures above increase monthly. By the end of this year Brian will easily be a bona-fide Internet Millionaire and will make at least $1,000,000.00.

    Think you can live on that?

    In Internet Marketing circles, Brian is very well respected.

    He's known as a Brilliant Marketer to almost anyone you talk to.


    Buy framing successful sites? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img] Yeah OK!

    It appears that the URL should have been dumbF*ckmall.com [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]

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    Connie if I where you I would have nothing to do with Brian Garvin he is only an MLM scammer and whats people to sign up with all his MLM crap that are the worst products I have ever seen. Like for instance host4profit.com it will speak for itself need I say more.

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    Looks like the framed page is gone. All I see now is:
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    Coming This Spring - Brian Garvin's "Save A Buck Mall"
    To find out all the news and get special offers Click here


    If you like "Flamingo World' you will love our new 'Save A Buck" Mall
    We will be scouring the web to find the best deals on computers,
    software, DVD players,Stereo systems,home entertainment, Auto Sound
    Stereos, XM Satellite Radio,GPS navigation systems,Jewelry, gold diamonds,
    clothing for men women and children, toys, small appliances,china,corning ware
    corelle,black and decker,tools,Auto parts, performance accessories,swim wear
    lingerie,movies,music and anything you can think of that a good superstore should
    have. One stop shopping with great prices, factory direct.
    safe secure ordering you can shop here with confidence and peace of mind
    We will help you to source hard to find items
    Your Source for Free Coupons, Coupon Codes, Discounts, Outlets, Overstocks,
    Rebates and Special Offers for Online Shopping.
    Online Coupons, Coupon Codes, Printable Coupons, Grocery Coupons, Special Promotions,
    Restaurant and Fast Food Coupons, Free Samples, Free Shipping.



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    I just don't see the logic. That's your site and your links. How does he benefit from that? Who knows, I've seen stranger things.

    Whatever it is he's up to Connie, we'll keep an eye out for this domain in our programs and take care of him.

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    >>Looks like the framed page is gone.<<

    Not before I got a screenshot.

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    It appears that the URL should have been dumbF*ckmall.com
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    ROTFLM*O

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    Not before I got a screenshot.
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    hehe. Not much he can do about that now, can he???



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    [This message was edited by elbowcreek on December 12, 2002 at 04:34 PM.]

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    Is the google cache still there? Where did he show up under?

    "I want to make you more money with a professional and low cost web design. Let's chat."

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    Looks to me like he was trying to trade off of Connie’s good will. By that I mean: Either make it appear that his upcoming site is associated with FlamingoWorld in some way, or build traffic to his framed site and then one day remove the frame and debut his own (probably copied) site. I don’t see how either of these would work especially with a PR of 0. I just don’t get it. By the way, the text in my earlier post saying: “If you like ‘flamingoworld’ you’re going to love…” my non existent site, appeared below the frame before he changed it. Maybe he thought Google would pick up on the text and give him some results for “flamingoworld”, who knows?

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    He's obviously been tipped off to the flack. Changed his 1 page site to show only a e-mail address. Someone want to volunteer putting that e-mail into some of those Opt-out e-mail bargain sites. Hell sign him up for all the MLM get rich last week plans.

    I love the referral text....
    ""Brian Garvin has proven every Internet Guru wrong, that has ever said you can't make serious money online with someone else's product or program."

    ROLMAO where can I get the ebook??

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    Yep, he got the message somehow that he'd been nabbed.

    Pretty amazing that anyone would think they could get by with that kind of copying! Like no one that would ever come to that site would recognize the original? Right. Sounds like he's an Internet bottom feeder as well. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

    This will give him an idea for his next Internet scheme...err...book:

    "HOW TO SUCCEED ON THE INTERNET WITHOUT EVEN TRYING"

    Chapter One:

    "DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU"

    Then he can go on to explain how he was outed on ABW!

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    reads like the one .."you can dis me but not my Dream"

    WebMaster Mike

    "Anyone can make a dollar, it is when you make sense that it starts to add up."...does your eBiz plan make sense?


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    Note the part on the "new" page that says :
    Your Source for Free Coupons, Coupon Codes, Discounts, Outlets, Overstocks,
    "Rebates and Special Offers for Online Shopping.
    Online Coupons, Coupon Codes, Printable Coupons, Grocery Coupons, Special Promotions,
    Restaurant and Fast Food Coupons, Free Samples, Free Shipping."

    Copied word for word from my site, if you scroll down to the bottom, below my Better Business Bureau Button.

    Guess he still hasn't finished copying.

    I guess I will have to email them again.

    Connie Berg
    www.flamingoworld.com


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    Sorry to see this happen to you, Connie.

    I was under the impression that merchants did not allow their names in the metatags or as keywords.

    <* meta name="KeyWords" content="Saveabuck, savings,name brands,watches, fossil,coupons,coupon,toystore coupon,coupons for toys,discount toy,internet coupons,national brands,food coupons,grocery coupons,music coupons,pet supplies,restaurant coupons,automotive parts,web coupons,performance parts,computer geeks,free coupons,discounts,offers,savings,free,save money,supermarkets,groceries,gourmet food baskets,Free Stuff,Great Values,Free Offers,Rebates,Value,COUPONS,discounts,free savings,couponing,free discounts,free values,money saving,discount,coupon,free stuff,shopping,freebies,bargains,tiger direct,coupons,staples,office depot,discounts,shopping discount, online coupon ,closeout mall,off price,airfare,amazon.com,half.com,free,amazon,,office depot,mother nature,j crew,immortality,diaper,golf,manufacturer coupon,jc penney,rife,rental,eddie bauer,dvd,target,cures,wal mart,homeopathic,remedies,sears,herbs,cd now,shopping,shop,free shipping,promotional code,clearance,cheap dvd,cell phone,kids bedding,free cellular phone,overstock,special offer,rebates,cash back,dell online,pet,pet food,pet store,maternity,online codes,free samples,sample,closeout,deal alert,shop,internet shopping,shop online,baby bargains,bargain baby,discount baby,plus size,king size,big and tall,petite,large,wide width,flowers,flower,gift,mikasa,local stores,jewelry,diamond,diamonds,watch,bedding,stereo,auto parts,autopart,car,audio,computer,laptop,memory,digital camera,battery,babatteries,pc,prescription,pharmacy,diet,cookware,breast enhancement,sale,shipping discounts,internet specials,ink,ink jet,inkjet,half.com, bargains, discount shopping, name brands,secure ordering">

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