Man Who Misplaced $70K to ‘Mr. 50K A Day' Advertising and marketing Coach Says He's Been Repaid – NBC4 Washington

A person who mentioned he spent $70,000 to rent a Maryland-based internet online affiliate marketing coach, solely to return up empty-handed, has been repaid following a News4 I-Workforce investigation.
Mark King mentioned he employed Greg Davis, whose nickname is “Mr. 50K A Day,” in early 2020, believing Davis would construct and educate him how you can run a web-based enterprise that makes cash by selling different folks’s merchandise.
King mentioned Davis instructed him he might design a advertising “marketing campaign” for him that would generate as a lot as $10,000 a day inside six months. The fee for his teaching providers wasn’t low-cost — nearly $70,000 — and got here with a one-year a reimbursement assure.
“He was the internet online affiliate marketing guru,” King mentioned, including, “His assurances have been: ‘We’re going to start out being profitable shortly.’”

However after hiring Davis, whose firm known as the Legin Group and is also called Tremendous Affiliate Rockstar, King mentioned issues went south.
He mentioned not solely did he not make a revenue, however greater than a 12 months and a half later, Davis hadn’t returned his almost $70,000 funding as their contract requires.
“I really feel prefer it shouldn’t have occurred,” King mentioned. “I’ve made no cash throughout this entire course of. This was a complete failure.”
After the I-Workforce aired its story on Oct. 19, nevertheless, King mentioned Davis did return his cash.
Nonetheless, the I-Workforce discovered King isn’t the one one who employed “Mr. 50K A Day” to assist launch an internet online affiliate marketing profession however who made no cash consequently. By way of court docket data, on-line critiques and interviews, the I-Workforce discovered a number of individuals who mentioned they paid Davis hundreds of {dollars} for teaching and to assist arrange an internet online affiliate marketing enterprise however acquired little or nothing in return.
In an interview with the I-Workforce, the person behind the “Mr. 50K A Day” moniker acknowledged owing King and “fairly a number of” different folks cash, however insisted he plans on repaying them.
“I really feel dangerous. I do not, you already know, need folks to not have their cash … I do not be ok with that in any respect,” Davis mentioned.
The Prince George’s County man blamed his monetary issues on the pandemic, saying his enterprise tanked final 12 months as a result of his “major marketing campaign” was centered on selling auto insurance coverage, which he mentioned suffered as People went into lockdown. He mentioned he’s nonetheless digging out of the backlog. 
“If the pandemic hadn’t occurred, none of this might’ve occurred. We wouldn’t be speaking,” he mentioned.
However the I-Workforce discovered a number of individuals who say they misplaced cash to Davis previous to the pandemic, together with Floyd Garner, of Maryland, who employed Davis in late 2017.
Requested what he anticipated to study from Davis’ teaching, Garner mentioned, “What I used to be speculated to be studying was the enterprise, however as an alternative, I obtained the enterprise.”
Information present Garner initially paid Davis $15,000 for a three-month on-line coaching course in internet online affiliate marketing and later paid greater than $6,000 in further fees associated to promoting campaigns. However Garner mentioned Davis by no means offered teaching providers or proof of a advertising marketing campaign.
“There have been income promised, and this was nothing however a loss,” Garner instructed News4.
Garner sued Davis for breach of contract, intentional misrepresentation and fraud in 2019 and gained his case, however data present it took additional authorized filings earlier than he was repaid.
Jon Petreeko, of Florida, instructed the I-Workforce he employed Davis for $20,000 in March 2019 to launch an internet online affiliate marketing enterprise that Petreeko would ultimately take over.
As a substitute, Petreeko mentioned he was bought a “pipe dream.”
“He by no means obtained the enterprise to the purpose the place I can truly take it over,” Petreeko mentioned. “He by no means had a bodily product and even digital product that I might even see or go, ‘Alright, I can get on board with this.’ He simply put excuses after excuses.”
Petreeko mentioned Davis has repaid greater than $15,000 of his funding, together with in cryptocurrency, however he’s nonetheless awaiting the remaining.
Although Davis acknowledges he owes many individuals cash, he mentioned he’s had “a whole bunch” of shoppers and that many have benefited from his teaching.
He despatched the I-Workforce quite a lot of video testimonials from former shoppers he mentioned have made as a lot as six and 7 figures. News4 tried to achieve a lot of them.
Lamont Value, of Baltimore, wrote in a message to News4 that “Greg’s program labored very effectively” for him and was “well worth the funding.”
Reached by the I-Workforce, John Grey mentioned he spent round $2,000 a number of years in the past to take one among Davis’ programs on cost-per-acquisition advertising – one thing he mentioned helped launch his present profession in e-mail advertising.
However requested if he’s earned “seven figures” consequently, as Davis instructed the I-Workforce, Grey laughed and mentioned, “No, no, no, and my tax returns would show that.” 
Earlier than getting into into any kind of teaching settlement, client regulation lawyer Michael Ostroff suggested folks to find out whether or not the service is a client, private or enterprise transaction, as that stipulates the kind of protections obtainable ought to the deal go sideways.
Ostroff, who represented Garner in his case towards Davis, additionally mentioned would-be shoppers ought to ask myriad questions on what they’re buying and ensure to not pay for all providers upfront.
“The extra you ask questions earlier than you get into it, the extra you have got a written contract, the extra you perceive what’s anticipated of not solely you however the different celebration, the higher off you are going to be,” he mentioned.
The Federal Commerce Fee, which tracks on-line teaching packages gone fallacious, declined to touch upon this story.
However Andrew Smith, the FTC’s former director of the Bureau of Shopper Safety, instructed the I-Workforce he “isn’t stunned” by the extent of losses folks like King have reported.
Smith wouldn’t remark particularly about Davis’ enterprise however mentioned, with regards to investigating wrongdoing, “From the FTC or the regulation enforcement perspective, what makes the distinction is fake or unsubstantiated earnings or life-style claims.”
Although former shoppers together with King and Garner mentioned Davis gave them assurances they’d flip income by hiring him as their coach, Davis refuted that and mentioned he discloses to his shoppers that not everybody will make huge bucks.
“I didn’t essentially assure that they’d earn a living. I simply mentioned that, like, in the event that they hadn’t made their a reimbursement inside 12 months, then I might, you already know, refund them,” he mentioned.
Requested about King’s allegation that the advertising marketing campaign Davis was creating for him might yield as much as $10,000 a day inside six months, Davis mentioned, “That was not a promise. It was a goal.”
Nonetheless, an arbitrator overseeing King’s case towards Davis with the American Arbitration Affiliation wrote Davis “deliberately misrepresented that he made $50,000.00 per day and tens of millions in complete by internet online affiliate marketing” and that “he would offer providers that may instantly generate revenue.”
In September, a Prince George’s County decide additionally ordered Davis to repay King’s $70,000 funding, plus further prices.
In the meantime, Davis instructed the I-Workforce he’s contemplating shifting on from internet online affiliate marketing teaching and is now educating others how you can spend money on cryptocurrency.
Reported by Susan Hogan, produced by Katie Leslie, and shot and edited by Lance Ing. NBCLA I-Workforce reporter Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.