How can a site be rated green but also have a scam warning?

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Camidria
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How can a site be rated green but also have a scam warning?

Post by Camidria » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:15 pm

I have been a distributor for Forever Living for more than 2 years now, recently my husband installed WOT on my laptop and as soon as I opened the website where I always buy my products, a WOT warning appeared saying its a scam.
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However when I looked at the profile there where many good reviews and all the bad ones (exactly 4) where right at the top. Only one person flagged this site as a scam and didn't even give details. https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/foreverliving.com

Isn't a scam when your money is taken and you get nothing in return? This company has been so good to me, if one distributor made a mistake with one person this shouldn't affect the rating like this!!!

This company is rated 9.8 by a lot of people at Best company.com's website. I believe it is a mistake that this website is rated a scam when clearly it is not. https://bestcompany.com/mlm/company/forever-living

Can someone please look into this as this is affecting millions of distributors business worldwide because of one measly opinion....
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Re: How can [foreverliving.com] be rated green but also have a … warning?

Post by NotBuyingIt » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:41 pm

Some of the scorecard comments are years old, so the reputation score may easily change, for better or worse, as new ratings are contributed.

The WOT system calculates a website's reputation based almost entirely upon the ratings submitted by WOT users. The WOT staff makes no independent assessment of the ratings and scorecard comments. More often than not, a user who rates a site declines to post a comment, so we cannot know how many users have rated a site, who each of them are, how each of them rated it or why. Should you rate foreverliving.com favourably, you should no longer receive a WOT warning when you visit the site, provided you are logged in to the WOT extension (add-on). Unfortunately, the WOT system appears to be defective (or perhaps cannot always keep up with network demands) and the warnings aren't always suppressed.

Currently the reputation score for foreverliving.com (scorecard: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/foreverliving.com ) is 58/100 for Trustworthiness. The WOT system estimates low confidence in the score. Among the scorecard comments is one dated 5 August 2011 that many in the WOT users' community, including me, would consider blatant spam. That comment solicits participation in the MLM scheme and is intended to provide financial or other benefits for the person to posted it.

Other comments by community members which might be at least peripherally related may be found on the following webpages:

https://forum.mywot.com/site-evaluations-f4/site-evaluation-request-t86147.html

https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/foreverliving.fr

https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/fbosite.foreverliving.com

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Re: How can [foreverliving.com] be rated green but also have a … warning?

Post by D̵eSi͠gn » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:14 pm

The warning is displayed because of high confidence for the "Scam" rating category

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Re: How can [foreverliving.com] be rated green but also have a … warning?

Post by NotBuyingIt » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:56 pm

Camidria wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:15 pm
This company is rated 9.8 by a lot of people at Best company.com's website. I believe it is a mistake that this website is rated a scam when clearly it is not. https://bestcompany.com/mlm/company/forever-living

Can someone please look into this as this is affecting millions of distributors business worldwide because of one measly opinion....
Perhaps numerous ethical controversies contribute to the the site's decidedly not-green reputation among WOT users. See, for example,
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3598017/Can-really-earn-350-000-year-selling-aloe-vera-thousands-women-join-controversial-home-selling-empire-read-Candice-s-cautionary-tale.html

By the way, WOT scores the reputation of bestcompany.com as even lower than dailymail.co.uk :roll:
(... Just joking: The Daily Mail currently has a quite respectable score.) The "User Reviews" on the cited BestCompany webpage are obviously heavily loaded with glowing, self-serving comments; one really shouldn't expect thoughtful readers to place much credence in them. My guess is that the WOT ratings would be a closer to informed public opinion in this case.

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Re: How can a site be rated green but also have a scam warning?

Post by Camidria » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:32 pm

Thank you for all your answers, it's sad really that Forever should be rated like this just because a few people have had bad experiences with network marketing. Remember I am selling these products and have been over two years, I am honest when I say its a good company. But I also believe these are greedy people selling for them that are the reason for these ratings - not the products and not the website, my personal testimony can attest to that.

They have strict rules and regulations and unfortunately there are people who are selling these products that do not always adhere to the company's rules. Making health claims is a huge no no, we are also not allowed to sell on Facebook.
Hence there will be some people who could have had a bad experience I believe, if they are stuck with a bad up-line.

The article you have mentioned I have read before (about a year ago). Having a fantastic team and support in my up-line. I was shocked that there were people who did this with this specific lady. I started without a penny and have never had to fork out the amounts that they are talking about..

What she experienced has not been my experience, the precious friend that recruited me into this business has achieved amazing financial freedom, and I have also seen the fruit of this freedom recently without working like a slave.

You will always have naysayers with every type of business, and with everything it seems even if you are truly honest with what you experience you will always have people believing you are dishonest and just saying things for your own benefit..... :(

The proof is in the pudding....

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