United States - 60613
I would like to join the others and share my terrible experience with Ayudos.
I bought a package of marketing services for 195 USD. Please look at the screenshot bellow to see what should I get and what does it mean in real (REAL red column)
So, in short, for 195 USD I had 165 clicks overall and 116 clicks from Ayudos. That means, that I paid 1.68 USD per click.
I asked what was wrong, bacause Mike from Ayudos also had to donate my campaign, that never happened of course.
I wanted to see the campaign overview, e.g. stats from facebook ads, he promised me that he will send it to me TODAY (Today was at least five times and I never received it.)
So what I really got?
- Pres Release preview
- Detailed Analytics and stats -> where I could see that he provided only 116 clicks.
What is MISSING?
- Homepage Featured Blog
- Daily Social Media Promotion
- Crowdfunding Consultant
- Images with Press Release
- Your Press Release
- Dedicated Campaign Manager and Publicist
- Email / Newsletter Featured
- Rapid Turnaround Time
- Search engine Placement
- Targeted Press Release
- We Back your project!
I wanted to be nice, I understood that was Christmas time, but there was nothing like, sorry, or ok, I did not meet all the points so I will refund you, nothing, just empty promises..
In overall, if you are thinking about wasting your money, go for it!
If you are familiar with facebook ads, please, try it on your own and do not buy any package from this scammer.
Our email conversations:
[protected]:38 GMT+00:00 Tomáš Vohradník :
Ok, I am waiting for you reply and confirmation email from you within 24 hours since now.
[protected]:24 GMT+00:00 David D. :
I will send today. Please keep this to one email thread for us to communicate faster with you.
On Jan 27, 2016 2:46 PM, "Tomáš Vohradník" wrote:
Can you send it to me yet?
[protected]:09 GMT+00:00 David D. :
I understand. I'm collecting the information for your project.
On Jan 26, 2016 7:50 AM, "Tomáš Vohradník" wrote:
Ok, no apologies needed, just send me the data now, please.
[protected]:49 GMT+00:00 David D. :
On Jan 26, 2016 5:36 AM, "Tomáš Vohradník" wrote:
Can you send the details of my campaign now please?
David, it takes ages, please send it to me or share it via google drive, once you do that, please send me confirmation email that you sent it.
On 23 Jan 2016, at 12:37, David D. wrote:
We sent you an email my friend.
I will resend, there may be an attachment that may not be sending.
On Jan 22, 2016 3:16 PM, "Tomáš Vohradník" wrote:
still did not get anything from you, so how about to refund me?
I want to share my experience with this company ayudos.com, everyone must know that is a SCAM!
My story starts when I appealed to ayudos to help me with a campaign on Indiegogo.
So I ordered Basic package($49) that contains several services to promote a crowdfunding campaign.
From there began a real scam:
- they will not respond to your messages or if responding they always saying to wait;
- they will send by email a press release, but NEVER will distribute to any asociated press;
- you have the chance that your campaign will not be featured in their homepage(at their discretion);
- Daily Social Media Promotion + Ads FORGET THAT, they will make a SINGLE post on their facebook and twitter, but no guarantee that people are real;
- you will not get any analysis or stats, or you can get a simple page goo.gl to see that you have 10-15 clicks per day;
- they will always say that did work, but you will not be able to ever see it;
- or who knows what surprises still have prepared in this SCAM SCHEME!
After all that, I asked for more information or return my money, and here the BIGGEST SURPRISE!!!
Ayudos returned my money, and... THEY BLOCKED MY ACCOUNT ON INDIEGOGO!!!
How? Ayudos reported my campaign as a scam, and Indiegogo closed my account.
Whois service show that the site ayudos.com owner has hidden information about him. Why?
To be convinced that ayudos is 100% SCAM do a search in google ayudos.com reviews!
Do not use this site NEVER! You have the chance to WASTE MONEY, time and many nerves. They sleep all the time and you must always tell them what they should do! In addition, they have very few followers on social networks, it is unclear if they are real people and the press release are s*it! They will always seek to make you guilty of their incompetence.
I took their subscription on 7th May 2015 to promote my campaign. Till 15th may they replied my campaign is under review only cause I put poor review for their service on Trust Pilot.
What sense it makes when they are responding only after poor review. Also second time when I updated the review they came back saying I am playing games.
Who is playing people who respond only after review and say even after 8 days they are still reviewing my campaign. And note be even I loosing my 49 USD have not used any abusive language and they are using foul. language like playing games and all
The executives got in touch with me and addressed all my concerns. Also their knowledge in promotion of the campaign is excellent. They did justify the delay in the process. All is well that ends well
I purchased Ayudos.com "Pro" Promotion & Marketing Plan
They Did not produce or prove provided as advertised and promised:
Featured Blog Article, Press Release Syndication, Social Media Sharing + Ads(Facebook, Twitter, etc), Detailed Analytics/ Stats, Project Page Optimization, Email / Newsletter Featured, Planning & Consulting, Youtube Video Promotion, Dedicated Campaign & Account Manager, Increase Traffic & Referrals, We Back Your Project.
They have ignored my email requests to provide any validation that Ayudos.com is implementing their service. Searching online has turned up no indication of any promotion whatsoever. Ayudos.com has not fulfilled the agreement. Our campaign for disabled sports programs is almost over and we where hoping for an increase in traffic and revenue to fund the program but all we are is out $160.00 Do not purchase these Promotional & Marketing Plans.
Here is my story :
I got in the hands of Ayudos's website through google, as I heard about services that help out your crowdfunding projects.
I though why not give it a try, because I saw many campaigns that said that have used Ayudos had succeeded which now I've found out that they were not.
Before I wanted to buy the service (which was the package of 159$), I emailed them so that I can know better about their services.
They kept on replying back to my questions rapidly, and I finally decided that I would buy their "Premium Package 159$", and which I did. They wrote just one article and probably tweeted or shared the campaign just once, because I did not see much traffic. I asked them to review my content and with days of waiting they never replied me back, after a week of continuous of sending emails to them, hey replied and said that they were working on it, and sent me the content review after 3 days.
I wanted my campaign to succeed, so desperately and idiotically, I offered them 400$ more so that they can help me out much with my project. I saw that when there was money involved they would not hesitate to reply fast, and by the end of the day, I paid them.
But needless to say, I never saw any progress though I sent them more money.
I emailed them and emailed them for a refund as I was really pissed with Ayudos, but they never replied.
Now, I'm going to report them to the legal offices, and I would like to suggest to people who are trying to buy Ayudos's services to do the same, please don't fall for the fake reviews of Ayudos on the Internet, they are all done by the company itself.
This is to let you all know that, please do not use any of Ayudos's services.
All they look is for innocent customers, and take their money and vanish without giving you the services as promised.
All the reviews that you might have seen of this company are all fake, and are done by Audos themselves.
I purchased the premium plan so that I can have a successful crowdfunded project.
This "premium" package cost me around 159$, and I thought that it was a great price if Ayudos really helps you through the consultation of your campaign. I know that not all projects can fly high, because it all depends on the crowd. But when the service provider who promises you services that could help your project and dose not deliver them, then they are 100% scammers.
I even as an idiot paid them more up to (400$+) because I thought that Audos would give me a better service. But as it turns out, Ayudos is a scam, and you would be an idiot like me to pay for their service. I even asked for a refund, but they never replied.
Now, I've had it, I will take legal actions against these frauds, and I advice the others who have purchased and would be purchasing their service to report them online, and to the police.
On July 16th, I purchased their basic crowdfunding package to promote my client's Kickstarter campaign. They answered and said they would do a featured promotion in a few days plus would do some Facebook ads for us. And that was the last I heard from them. No service was ever delivered. I sent 6 additional emails to find out why nothing was done and they never responded. In the end I asked for a refund and of course they never responded. They are a horrible website and nothing more than a bunch of scam artists. They should not be allowed to operate such a scam website!
I guess I should have done my research before believing random articles I found listing service to help advertise your Kickstarter campaign. These clowns have done nothing for me in over a week after paying for their services.
I've had to proactively email them over and over asking for updates and so far all I've got was a link to a traffic tracker showing how they magically got like 7000 hits to my page (which can easily be faked). You can go to Fiverr.com and get similar services where people in China will direct "hits" to your page to bump your page rank (PR) on Google - which is mostly worthless on its own when you're trying to get exposure - it just helps your website show up in web searches. This doesn't DO anything for a short-term crowdfunding project. You need REAL PEOPLE to actually SEE your project who are actually INTERESTED in what you're pitching, not just random hits from random places around the world. I can get that done for $5, so why am I paying 10-20 times that to Ayudos? And I know none of my pledges have come from Ayudos or their "advertising" because I can see the referrers on my dashboard - nothing from these guys or anywhere they've apparently advertised.
The same goes for the worthless press release they provided, which was rife with errors. You can get a cheap press release also on Fiverr for $5-$15 so again, why am I paying Ayudos to not make a good one that's TARGETED TO MY AUDIENCE?! Worthless.
And I've still yet to see any of the other services they're supposed to provide...but I do see the same 5-6 crowdfunding campaigns they're pushing on their front page and articles about other campaigns. Where is mine? Where is what I paid for?
In the crowdfunding business, you usually only get about 30 days to fund your project - this is a very short time to really push your advertising up. I've done more with $5 on Fiverr and by myself on forums for $0 than I've gotten from Ayudos for gobs more. Do yourself a favor and save your money for your project or find some other source for advertising. Hell, you'd probably be better off paying $100 for a sponsored post on Facebook than wasting your time getting frustrated with Ayudos.
I purchased the $85 service from Ayudos. Theye did nothing to help my crowd funding project. I did not get a single dollar to my campaign from the Ayudos.com services. Save your money! This company takes advantage of people trying to pursue their dreams with crowd funding.
I wasted not only money but valuable time with Ayudos. From what I can tell the literally did nothing to help me. Ayudos.com is a complete fraud. They should be ashamed of what they do to people who are tying to make a better life for themselves. I am going to try and press charges for fraud.