Review: Desktop Lightning

As you will soon find out when you start reading this, it is not so much a review as it is a warning about Desktop Lightning.

A couple of weeks ago, I got a email about an interesting new product that the author claimed she purchased and was already seeing results. This being someone that I had been on her list for almost a year and had a good amount of trust with her. It sounded good, so I bought the product.

So far so good. Then it was recommended that I download and install Desktop Lightning because it could increase the effectiveness of the program I just bought. There were some outrageous claims at the DL download page that you could potentially get 100,000’s of traffic within days and this is all free, by the way.

After filling out some details (such as address and phone number – more on that later), I downloaded and installed the software. Now, this was in the morning,  I had to commute to work, so I couldn’t play around with it just yet. During the day I got email after email (about every hour) from DL urging me to upgrade to a premium account, which is also a monthly fee. This was also offered during the registration phase, as a very special one-time offer, but I had declined. To top it off I was also getting spammy emails from Survey Updates which started at the same time but at a higher rate. I can only assume that they were from the same place because they were both similar and didn’t have any unsubscribe links.

No biggie, just mark them as spam, I hear you say. I did, but get this . . .  now I’m getting phone calls trying to sign me up for some sort of coaching program for people who show an interest in making money online. The sales person on the phone even mentions DL in the intro, so that kinda gives it away, don’t you think.

Anyway, I didn’t get to try out DL’s software because I deleted it after the first day’s aggressive email campaign. It could be good, but I somehow doubt it. The takeaway from all of this is to be very careful what you promote. The person who sent me the email that promoted the product, the one that had built up considerable trust, has now lost that trust, even though she wasn’t directly responsible.