Is The AZ Code a Scam? My Honest AZ Code Review (Run for your life!)
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Is The AZ Code a Scam? My Honest AZ Code Review (Run for your life!)

Welcome to my The AZ Code review!

If you're wondering what is The AZ Code and whether it is a legit program to help you make money from Amazon, you've come to the right place.

Let me expose to you upfront...

Is The AZ Code a scam? Yes, it is in my opinion. Stay away from this product at all cost and run for your life!

You know why? Just take a look at this presentation slide in their sales video first: 

the az code scam

If it's really that powerful, we are all millionaires already

Unless you're a complete newbie and are very innocent, you can probably identify the red flag here.

The AZ Code is yet another product giving unrealistic promises and selling false hopes.

So in this The AZ Code review, I'm going to reveal to you some of the ugliest truths about this program and you'll soon understand why I asked you to run for your life...

The AZ Code Review Summary

Product Name: The AZ Code (Click here to join)

Founder: Andrew Peterson Unknown

Product Type: eBook on Amazon FBA

Price: $37 (One-time)

Best For: The Owner & Affiliates promoting this product

the az code review

Summary: The AZ Code is a scam product in my opinion. In this review, you'll find out the details about how the owner is using fake income proofs and fake testimonials to scam your money. Most importantly, the creator of this product is hiding behind his/her computer.

Rating: 5/100

Recommended: No

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What is The AZ Code?

The AZ Code stands for The Amazon Code. Basically, it's an eBook around 80 pages teaching you how to sell on Amazon by importing products from China.

In a more professional term, this process of selling on Amazon is called Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon).

The overall breakdown of the entire process is something like this:

  1. Choose a product to sell
  2. Source for suppliers from China (e.g. via Alibaba)
  3. Order your products in bulk at a wholesale price
  4. Ship to Amazon Fulfillment Center
  5. Market the product
  6. Amazon will handle the rest for you, including packing, shipping, customer service and returns.

This video below will walk you a clearer overview:

The Ugly Truths Behind The AZ Code...

1. Amazon FBA vs Amazon Affiliate?

First of all, if you've watched The AZ Code's sales video, you know that the narrator is promoting The AZ Code as the "push button" to help you make $40K monthly as an Amazon Affiliate.

However, the actual product is teaching you all about Amazon FBA. These are 2 totally different concepts and business models.

For Amazon FBA, you're acting as the merchant or vendor selling products on Amazon. Whilst, if you're an affiliate, you're acting as a salesperson promoting other people's products and earn a commission.

So my question is...

Does this feller, the creator of this product, really know what he/she is doing? Does he/she know the difference between being an Amazon Seller versus an Amazon Affiliate?

2. The AZ Code vs eCom Profit Sniper

I actually came to know about The AZ Code because of another scammy product called the eCom Profit Sniper.

ecom profit sniper review

When I was writing the eCom Profit Sniper review, I signed up for their Email list. Instead of receiving more information about the product, I received a lot of promotional Emails about The AZ Code which at that time I had no idea what is it about.

After checking out The AZ Code, this is what I found...

ecom profit sniper affiliate page end

eCom Profit Sniper's End of Affiliate page

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The AZ Code's End of Affiliate page

Can you see how similar these two products are?

I need to warn you first. eCom Profit Sniper is a really lousy product teaching you the basic stuffs about running a Shopify dropshipping business.

And here are the similarities between these two products:

  • Unknown Founder (Both use fake names to hide themselves)
  • Extremely hyped up
  • Exact same layouts and page designs
  • Same sales techniques - telling you all the "life-changing" stories without telling you what exactly you'll be getting
  • Both cost $37 with a downsell of $27

Just from these facts alone, I can confidently conclude that eCom Profit Sniper and The AZ Code are created by the exact same scam artist.

4 figure monthly passive income
Jerry Huang, Founder of Smart Affiliate Success

I'm Jerry!

I Created My Own 4-Figure Monthly Passive Income at just 21 Years Old!​

Update: It's so funny that I just received an Email follow-up from The AZ Code promoting eCom Profit Sniper, LOL! eCom Profit Sniper's Email was promoting The AZ Code and The AZ Code's Email is promoting eCom Profit Sniper.

They're cross promoting each other. It clearly shows that they're created by the same scam artist!!

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The AZ Code Email promoting eCom Profit Sniper!

Update 2: Guess what?! I've just received another Email from Andrew promoting his new product called "Crypto Coin Sniper". I haven't looked into this product but I can confidently guess that it's going to be another scam product.

andrew peterson scam email

Andrew Peterson's promotional Email

crypto coin sniper

Another scam product by the same guy with the exact same sales interface

Look at the sales page layout and the price of the product. They're exactly the same. This guy is creating another product claiming that he/she is making millions with cryptocurrency.

How Much is The AZ Code?

The AZ Code costs a one-time fee of $37. But if you try to exit the sales page, they'll offer you a downsell of $27.

That's not the end though. They didn't leave any clues about the coming upsell but I'm sure there will definitely be upsells.

How do I know?

Because they promise their affiliates to earn up to $199 per sale.

the az code affiliate

If they don't have any upsells, they won't be able to pay their affiliates up to $199 per sale, right?

FYI, I didn't purchase this product to write this review, simply because this is a very clear scam product to me. I don't want to waste my time tying to go through the tedious refund process with ClickBank.

Pros & Cons

The Good

1. Making Money from Amazon is Real

There isn't any good point about this product. But just for the sake of being more balanced here, I would say the good thing about this product is that at least it is talking about a legitimate way to make money online.

Both Amazon FBA and Amazon Affiliate can be highly lucrative if done right. The keyword here is "if done right".

Clearly, it's not that simple and it definitely can't be taught by just having an eBook!

2. 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

Another good thing about The AZ Code is that you have a 60-day refund period.

This product is sold via ClickBank so it's definitely not a "no question asked" kind of refund. You have to explain to them properly why you want your refund before they can give you the money back.

That's the way ClickBank works. That's also why I said it's a long and tedious process if you want to refund through ClickBank.


The Bad

1. Fake & Unknown Founder

The narrator of the sales video called himself "Andrew Peterson". But I'm 100% sure this is just a fictitious character made up by the creator.

Why?

First of all, you'll never see any pictures about "Andrew Peterson" throughout the sales video or in any part of the sales funnel.

It's very clear that the owner wants to hide behind his/her computer to promote this scam product.

In addition, take a look at the "owner" of eCom Profit Sniper. The narrator called himself Tom Parker, another fictitious character.

But we can clearly see that the owner of these two products is the same person, right?

2. Extremely Hyped Up!

Just like many scams out there, The AZ Code is giving lots of unrealistic promises throughout the sales video, including things like:

  • Anyone can make up to $500,000 dollars in a year
  • With their "secret website", you can earn up to $10K per week
  • You'll be making so much money that you don't have to work again
  • You only need to worry about where to go for your next vacation and which car to buy, etc

The fake promises are endless!

the amazon code scam

This is just too ridiculous!

If you're still reading until this point, I'm sure you're smart enough to see the huge red flag.

The AZ Code is indeed over-hyped and very misleading.

3. Fake Testimonials

You need to take a look at this!

There are a total of 3 testimonials included in The AZ Code sales video. However, look what I've found...

ALL of these testimonials are actually fake. The owner of this product hired actors to film these testimonials so that this product has some sort of credibility.

Too bad, they're now exposed!

I can find all these 3 actors on Fiverr offering Video Spokesperson service to make money:

the amazon code fake testimonial

Original Testimonial screenshot

fake testimonial actor

Video Spokesperson Actor on Fiverr.com

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Original Testimonial screenshot 2

fake testimonial actor

2nd Video Spokesperson Actor on Fiverr.com

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Original Testimonial screenshot 3

fake testimonial actor

3rd Video Spokesperson Actor on Fiverr.com

If The AZ Code is really that good and people are making that amount of money, why do they have to hire actors for such fake testimonials?

Take Note: From now onward, please don't easily trust any testimonials as they can be easily faked. Just take a look at the number of people offering such services on Fiverr alone:

fiverr fake testimonial services

4. Fake Income Proof

So this particular scam artist likes to use this fake income proof to show that people are making money with Amazon...

the amazon code fake income proof

This is just another sales trick!

But seriously! If you know a little bit about Amazon, you'll know that it is impossible for other people to know how much money you're making except you and Amazon.

How does he know who is making what from Amazon? I'm sure he doesn't know. They're all faked names and numbers.

Today, there are many software that can make it thing up easily to show some social proof to innocent buyers.

5. Product is Completely Different from its Sales Video

Like I've mentioned earlier on, the sales video is all about making money from Amazon through affiliate marketing. However, the actual eBook is talking about how to make money by selling things on Amazon.

This owner doesn't even know what he/she is doing!

6. Absolutely NO Any Form of Training is Provided

Yup, all you get is an eBook about the basics of how to sell on Amazon. There are no video tutorials, no membership, no forums, nothing.

Is The AZ Code a Scam?

Well, this depends on how you define scam. To me, it is a scam! Because it doesn't deliver what it promised.

All the fake numbers and fake testimonials can also prove it to be a scam. They're basically cheating you that people are making lots of money. Isn't that a scam already?

In my opinion, YES, The AZ Code is a SCAM!

So, Who is Making Money with The AZ Code?

Guess what?!

Despite being a scam, The AZ Code is the most popular product on ClickBank under the "Affiliate Marketing Category" at the point when this review is written:

is the az code a scam

What does this mean?

This means that other than the owner, there's ONE group of people who is making the most money from this product.

Yes, you guess right, the affiliates who promote this scam product.

In the screenshot above, it shows that the "Gravity" of this particular product on ClickBank is 89.87. This means that A LOT of affiliates are promoting it.

So, would you want be the victim who purchases this product from the owner who doesn't even know what he/she is doing?

Or rather be the affiliate who is making money by promoting not just this product, but many other legitimate affiliate products as well?

I'm sure the answer is quite clear, right?

So, Can I Propose My Suggestion to You?

Here's what I recommend...

Affiliate Marketing is not that easy. The concept is simple but it's not easy to turn it into a full-time passive income.

That's why you need a step-by-step training to guide you along the way. You really can't do anything much with just an eBook.

Other than that, you'll need other tools, resources and most importantly a supportive & helpful community.

These are the things Wealthy Affiliate can offer you.

If you want to learn how to promote any affiliate programs including scam products like The AZ Code, Wealthy Affiliate has the training and resources you need. (By the way, I'm not recommending you to promote a scam product! LOL)

I'm just telling you that Wealthy Affiliate has the best resources available for you to learn about Affiliate Marketing. Yes, you'll learn how to become an Amazon Affiliate for sure.

It's Free to get started. No credit card info is needed!


Additional Resources

Below are some useful links for you to learn more about affiliate marketing and selling on Amazon:

Jerry Huang
 

Jerry is a young aspiring Internet Entrepreneur who started his online business at the age of 18. He is currently a Full-time Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate, a community to help anyone start their own online business without prior experience. He actually achieved Financial Independence at the young age of 21. Read more about his story here!

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 20 comments
nicholas - October 4, 2019

These scams were created by internet marketer, Ian Ross

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catz - May 2, 2018

Just a question, for those scam products that you don’t recommend, why are you still putting affiliate links of these products on your website?

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    Jerry Huang - May 3, 2018

    That’s a great questions catz. I’m glad you asked!

    From the marketer point of view, it’s best to include these affiliate links despite we don’t recommend it. Because there are still people who want to buy these products. My mentor taught me this and it really happened before.

    People are still buying despite I don’t recommend it.

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Peppino - April 29, 2018

Hi Jerry, thank you very much for the article! We all know the web, unfortunately, is full of scammers trying to take advantage of people. I know how to detect scams, but what I read here took it even a step further. I learned things I didn’t know, and for that, I have to say thank you!

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    Jerry Huang - April 30, 2018

    You’re welcome Peppino. It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚

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Abraham kidane - April 26, 2018

Interesting article Jerry!

I can feel your honesty not only on your article but also in your WA profile.

This article is the best and honest article I’ve ever read. Nowadays, there are a lot of people who are trapped and lured by scammers. Especially, if you don’t have knowledge about online marketing, there are greater chances for you to fall into the hands of scammers.

Also, our eagerness to make money in a short period of time is often another reason.

I strongly believe no one make thousands of money in a single night especially if you’re a newbie to the online world, unless you go and rob a bank.

Last but not least, scammers always have something in common. They always ask for your credit card before they tell you how their marketing strategy works. So everyone should be extremely careful if you’re trying to find a way to make money online.

And I highly recommend everybody to check out Wealthy Affiliate University (WAU).

Thank you again, Jerry!

STAY BLESSED.

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    Jerry Huang - April 27, 2018

    Hey Abraham,

    First of all, thanks for dropping by and leaving a lengthy comment sharing with us about your observation towards online scams.

    I agree with all your points especially the one you said scammers always ask for your credit card information before they reveal to you the actual strategy. This is definitely a NO NO.

    Also, thanks for your support and recommendation on Wealthy Affiliate University. I believe once you go through the training at WAU, you’re more than prepared to identify scams all over the internet. Not only that, you can even turn your passion into a thriving online business to make money in an legitimate way.

    Thanks again Abraham!

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Andy Zeus Anderson - April 24, 2018

You have exposed yet another scam just by keeping an open eye. I have been watching your site through at least 6-7 reviews and am hooked on being a subscriber because you are honest and hard-hitting and well written.

Thanks for your diligence, this is a definite runaway scenario.

Andy Zeus Anderson

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    Jerry Huang - April 25, 2018

    Hey Andy,

    Thanks a lot for your comment and I’m really glad that you like my reviews on this website!

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Rebecca Coppersmith - April 24, 2018

I really like this information. Knowing what to look out for is so important for those of us just starting out. 

I also think it was a great idea to include the product you do recommend on this post. Separating the recommended products from the not recommended ones, really makes it easy for your visitors to find what they are looking for. 

I like the promo for your 4 steps with your picture, it looks so professionally done. I have gotten a few really good ideas looking at your site.

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    Jerry Huang - April 25, 2018

    Hey Rebecca,

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you learnt something here πŸ™‚

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Curtis Henderson - April 24, 2018

Thank you Jerry for another great review of a product we all need to stay away from. It is unfortunate that there are so many of these out there. I am a little surprised that ClickBank promotes this type of scam.

I totally agree with you about Wealthy Affiliate as the place to start for affiliate marketing. The training there is awesome.
Will you be doing a review of designrr.io? It looks like a useful product for affiliate marketers, but I would like your input.

Thanks again!

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    Jerry Huang - April 25, 2018

    Hey Curtis,

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m actually not surprised that ClickBank has such products. ClickBank said they have their own system to filter out scams and make sure the products on their website are legit and high quality. But I don’t believe them. There are still tons of scam products on their website. So it didn’t surprise me to see yet another scam.

    Anyway, I’ve not heard of designrr.io. I would definitely look into this product soon. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Furkan - April 23, 2018

Man, I am sure they don’t even know the difference between Amazon Seller and Amazon Affiliate.

I also had a look at the promises. I have been in the industry for over a year now and I know very well, it is really difficult to create a legitimate online business so I will just stay away from this bullshit.

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    Jerry Huang - April 25, 2018

    Haha, thanks for your comment Furkan! Yup, it is just BS product LOL.

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David - April 23, 2018

Jerry,
Great review, very through. There are a couple of things about this product that caught my eye. 

First it “piggy backs” on a legitimate way to make money (Amazon). Second, it offers some “secret” to making money using that legitimate source. And third, the cost is relatively low $27-$37. I’m wondering what the average person should be looking for when evaluating these types of offers?

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    Jerry Huang - April 23, 2018

    Hey David,

    Thanks for your comment!

    I love the phrase you use about “piggy back” on Amazon. It’s a really accurate explanation about The AZ Code. Yes, it’s teaching a legitimate way to make money online and it’s pretty cheap.

    But I really can’t stand the fact that they’re using fake proofs and fake testimonials. It just shows that they’re insincere and want to make money via unethical methods.

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Norman Richards - April 23, 2018

Jerry, it always amazes me to see the extent of how people will go about conning others. Both of us know scams like this can really sell you a dream of not really working but making tons of money by following their so call proven system.

Nevertheless, it is good to know that websites such as yours are alerting people about these scams that are trying to take their hard earned money.

As we both know the proven system that can help people to have online success is Wealthy Affiliate which is a making a huge difference in the lives of so many people.

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    Jerry Huang - April 24, 2018

    Hey Norman,

    I really don’t understand why some people will go over the extent of creating fake testimonials and fake income proofs just to sell their low quality product to make money. I wonder how they feel about making money via unethical means… But anyway, I believe in Karma. They won’t keep those money for long. If those money don’t belong to them, they will eventually leave them.

    Anyway, thanks for your support Norman. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best. Wealthy Affiliate rocks!!

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