Update 2018: Digital Altitude Aspire Scam Shutdown By The FTC.

If the Empower Network and My Online Business Empire MOBE had a love child, it would be the Digital Altitude scam.  A common scam in the business opportunity world is to use digital marketing products as a cover for running a recruiting scam. My subscribers have requested that I take a look into the Digital Altitude money making opportunity.  Here is what I have found.

Digital Altitude Scam Claims

My name is Michael Force. I’m a former Marine, a husband and a father to two beautiful little girls. To be completely honest with you, I live a pretty darn good life. I left the prospect of a cushy corporate job, and created my own income online. It didn’t happen overnight.

In fact, it took me several grueling and very frustrating years. Yet when I finally cracked the code, I went from an income of only $700 per month, to an income well over 6-figures a month.

And it took me less than 90 Days.

You’ll earn WAY more money in 14 days than you ever will watching another “how to” training at home. Plug in. Follow the steps. Earn a healthy profit.

Here is how this money making opportunity is presented:

Digital Altitude Scam Presentation Video

Digital Altitude Scam Reality

Michael Force is the founder of Digital Altitude.  He has a long history of promoting money making opportunities. In my opinion, these money making opportunities were scams.   Here are some recent ones he has promoted:

Here is Michael Force in 2011 trying to convince people that Carbon Copy Pro is a great way to make money:

Michael Force Carbon Copy Pro Video

In an email in 2012 Michael claims that Carbon Copy Pro actually bankrupted him.

“I spent 6 months longer than anyone else even tried pouring my blood, sweat and tears which drained me emotionally, physically and financially into PRO to help it work for all as I was the #1 Earner for 6 years (total) and it didn’t work. I never gave up on anything, but was forced to, as I needed to protect my family.”

“Pro bankrupted my previous entity Relativity Marketing…”

“I shouldn’t of made excuses in my communication to you.  I simply didn’t know what else to do.  And admitting to one’s self they have failed after 6 years is NOT easy to do.  I am sorry wasn’t able to do it for you. – Source Michael Force Email

Michael Force’s latest money making opportunity is Digital Altitude. It is an extremely expensive marketing program that can cost you over $27,000.

Digital Altitude is run very much like the My Top Tier Business MTTB/MOBE scam.  They run you through steps that provide you with basic information on running an online business and they focus on up selling you to as many other programs and information products as they can.  They give you “coaches” that are primarily sales people that hard sell you the rest of the Digital Altitude products.

MOBE and Digital Altitude are so similar that as of Aug 01, 2016 MOBE is suing Digital Altitude in court for copyright infringement of Motion Pictures & Other Audiovisual Works.

Here is the reported percentage of people that could make a significant amount of money with the MTTB/MOBE money making opportunity:

Less than 1% of all participants will earn sufficient income with MTTB/MOBE to serve as their sole source of income.  – Source July 2014 MTTB Income Disclosure

Digital Altitude back office tour:

Digital Altitude Scam Back Office Tour Video

In my opinion, the real focus of this money making opportunity is to sell you the full line of products they offer and get you to recruit people to do the same.   You pay them for the privilege to do this. You pay them more for the privilege to increase the levels of your downline you can receive commissions on.

“Your job is to promote Digital Altitude” – Source Digital Altitude Representative

There is no reason you should ever pay a marketing company for the privilege to drive traffic to them and sell their products.

Can I earn a commission on products I have not purchased?

In order to qualify for a commission on a product you must have an activated subscription to that order. – Source Michael Force – August 14, 2016

Here is what one customer had to say about their experience with Digital Altitude:

Got scammed at the $2K “RISE” level. What an idiot I am. Initial “Coach” told me he was at that level and making thousands of dollars a month after only a few months with very little ad spend. A big fat lie. As soon as I joined I am shuffled to a higher power coach dude with some motivational crap all designed to up sell you. I had no money for that and actually put out the $2K in faith and hope it would help me in a desperate financial situation. It made it worse. I am deeper in debt now. Very expensive lesson. I doubt that Michael Force is even an ex-Marine which I actually am. Thats what sucked me in. I begged for a refund under hardship. Nothing. Even Skyped my former Marine Michael, nothing. My house is having to be sold. My marriage is at risk. Bad timing for me to have found this deal. Wiser and sadder. Semper Fi – Source

Products and Cost

Aspire Walker $37 per month:

  • 40% Commission
  • 1 Tier of Payout
  • Members Area
  • Start Up Training Videos
  • Weekly Training Calls

Aspire Hiker $67 per month:

  • 50% Commission
  • 2 Tiers of Payout
  • Members Area
  • Start Up Training Videos
  • Weekly Training Calls
  • Live Hiker Training
  • Sales Assistance
  • Tools & Resources

Aspire Climber $127 per month:

  • 60% Commission
  • 3 Tiers of Payout
  • Members Area
  • Start Up Training Videos
  • Weekly Training Calls
  • Live Climber Training
  • Additional Sales Funnels
  • Sales Assistance
  • Done-For-Solutions
  • Traffic Solutions
  • Tools & Resources

Base – $597 One Time Charge:  A digital business mastery course that teaches you how to set up business goals, financials, brands, and websites.

Rise – $1,997 One Time Charge: A digital business mastery course that teaches you how to prepare your mind
and plan your route, learn to understand your customer and market, Learn how to create and craft your message to market and stick in the minds of your customers, and learn how to write and pull in your prospects with powerful profit pulling words.

Ascend – $9,997 One Time Charge: This is a A 5-Day all inclusive retreat for two where you learn from business leaders and listen to great speakers.

Peak – $16,997 One Time Charge: This is a A 5-Day all inclusive retreat for two where you learn from business leaders and listen to great speakers.

Apex – $27,997 One Time Charge: A 7-Day all inclusive retreat for two that brings experts in wealth building, investing, real estate, and asset management.

Add-on Products.

  • Guru You – Tools for branding and social media: head shots, director videos, help with setting up social media etc.
  • Inbound – Content & Blog.  A service for getting content for your blogs.
  • Traffic & Funnel products.  Traffic packages to help you build and monetize your email lists and Funnel services.

Compensation Plan

Aspire Walker Sales

  • 40% commission on $37 Tier 1
  • Must be a WALKER member to qualify

Aspire Hiker Sales

  • 40% commission on $67 Tier 1
  • 10% commission on $67 Tier 2
  • Must be a HIKER member to qualify

Aspire Climber Sales

  • 45% commission on $127 Tier 1
  • 10% commission on $127 Tier 2
  • 5% commission on $127 Tier 3
  • Must be a CLIMBER member to qualify

Base, Rise, Ascend, Peak, and Apex Sales

If a coach makes a sale for you, they get 20% of the commission at Tier 1.

  • 40% commission on Tier 1
  • Must be a WALKER member to qualify
  • 40% commission on Tier 1
  • 10% commission on Tier 2
  • Must be a HIKER member to qualify
  • 45% commission on Tier 1
  • 10% commission on Tier 2
  • 5% commission on Tier 3
  • Must be a CLIMBER member to qualify

– Source Digital Altitude Overview

On all sales, you must have reached the level that you’re selling in order to get a commission.  Otherwise it passes up to your sponsor. In my opinion, this is a clear red flag that personal purchases of representatives is the driving force behind this money making opportunity.

Income Disclosure

There is no guarantee that you will earn any money.

Users of our programs, products, services and website are advised to do their own due diligence when it comes to making business decisions and all information, programs, products and services that have been provided should be independently verified by your own qualified professionals.

In my opinion, It sounds like you should not trust them to make you money.

Return Policy

There is a strict 14-day return policy on all ASPIRE products.

Digital products, services and “bundles” that include BASE, RISE, GEAR, HIKE, TREK, TRAFFIC and COACHING as well as any products that include a live event ticket (ASCEND, PEAK & APEX), have a strict 72-hour return policy.

In my opinion, a 72 hour refund policy does not sound to me like they are standing behind a product that people are paying over $27,000 for.

Digital Altitude Scam Conclusion

In my opinion, Digital Altitude is another internet marketing recruiting scam. This is not just a single level affiliate program. If you have not purchased programs your recruits are buying, they are passed up to people above you. The up sells are massive and the prices are insane. It is a sales funnel that uses videos on marketing to sell you additional expensive marketing packages. The founder has a long history of promoting money making opportunities. The main way that people earn money is by promoting the same internet marketing they have purchased. I would avoid becoming a victim of the Digital Altitude internet marketing recruiting scam.