"Vick Strizheus scams" are all over the internet, including "so called" scams with his latest product the Four Percent Success Challenge. Many people are upset in each of his products and programs and for various reasons. Perhaps it's because they lost money, never made money, or they simply don't trust Vick. It's either one of those or they are trying to pull out Vick's skeletons in order to promote their own affiliate program.

In this article I want you to read about Vick Strizheus' scams and how I shed light on the matter . I'm talking about false allegations on Vick's character. ...His heart to serve ...And train ...And his love for everyone to succeed. Moreover, How he's become a husband, a father of 6, entrepreneur, business strategist, top traffic and marketing expert, speaker, and author.


Vick Strizheus Scam: His Life & Past Programs Reveal the Truth

Everyone isn't Perfect

People can't help, but to see that Vick Strizheus' scams are all over him and his products. Especially those interested in his latest company the Four Percent Group, including the Four Percent Challenge.

Well the truth is, everyone has an opinion. That's why there are always three sides to a story: Mine; yours; and the truth.

So let's get to the bottom of it as it includes Vick Strizheus' story written in my own words.  I don't make up any numbers, dates, or try to explain what I think happened unless I preface it that way.

You can also access Vick's complete story by creating a Four Percent Group Account and finding Vick's Journey video. Once your account is created just look for "Shows" then "Journey" and click Vick Strizheus' video. 

Don't Believe Everything You Hear!

Vick Strizheus

Many people have a lot to say on the internet about someone else's products, programs, and courses. This is especially true about the well-known and famous. They are much easier to target and blame even if they're not at fault.

POINT BEING -- Don't believe a story until you know all the chapters. To do that you must reference past and present sources. Listen to the good and bad. Then experience things (when or if possible) that either affirm or deny the truth.

Even then  judge carefully, because we're just as imperfect as anyone else. Furthermore, let's not forget to mention all the stories people make up and/or twist. It's just the way the cookie crumbles.

Vick Strizheus Growing Up

Vick Strizheus Journey

Vick Strizheus grew up middle class with strong family and spiritual values. He is originally from the Ukraine and moved the the United States a preteen. He didn't know a word of english upon arriving.

Vick's parents created what was considered an average family environment. Vick was taught, you go to school, you study, graduate, get a degree, get a good paying job and take your vacation every other year.

In between, you can find time for tv, maybe go out to eat and go see a movie when they could afford it.

There were never any Vick Strizheus scams mentioned or illegitimate activity for him growing up. 

Most noteworthy, Vick knew we are conditioned by the environment we surround ourselves in. Moreover, sharing that it's those very conditions that can make or break us.

Vick, remembers telling his mom that one day he's going to own his own business and do big things. So, it became obvious that from an early age Vick was determined to make a name for himself, while breaking the very conditions he was accustomed to. 

Vick's Biggest Breakthroughs

Vick Strizheus' first biggest breakthrough was learning how to be the "best" at what he does. This was regardless of what he was doing or what conditions he was raised with.

After cleaning his way through janitorial jobs -- to understanding how to speak with angry debtors as a collection rep Vick challenged himself to be the best thanks to a million dollar income earner Vick had the privilege of working with selling insurance.

Without being the "best," I believe a form of resentment or fear would grow onto Vick. More importantly, from hearing his story I believe it held him back from accomplishing what it was he really wanted. 

After he got married at the age of 20 this mindset of living his "best" hit him the hardest. He was living far below his standard of what being the "best" looked like as a husband and soon to be father.

This "hard hit" grew into Vick investing over $30K as he sought out internet marketing only to come up empty handed. Shortly after, he found himself, living in poverty, and desperately seeking help. 

However, through it all he was still -- very ambitious! It was ambition that personally developed his mindset. As a result, he was able to take the smallest "wins." ...whether that was getting 20 people on his list or making his first sale and grew them phenomenally.

Vick's second biggest breakthrough came from him learning that the online marketing industry is full of saturated "pretenders" doing the exact same thing.  Moreover, as Vick learned how to "lead by example, teach from experience, all while separating himself from the masses, success followed.

...But would you believe a Vick Strizheus Scam? 

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"The King of Online Traffic"

No matter how many breakthroughs Vick had, none of them could compare to having a coach. ...Someone who he could glean from and who was already successful.

After following the steps of his mentor he was able to position himself as an expert to "plant the seed of success for others." He did this by rinsing and repeating the process of "learning, doing and teaching." If Vick's Mentor told him to do something. Vick did it.

King of Online Traffic

After just 3 months of "learning, doing, and teaching" Vick got his first $2000 dollar commission (from promoting a big ticket product). Then 3 months later he became the #1 income earner in the same company selling he was selling these big ticket products in. 

Shortly after making 4-figure checks, he was making 5-figures. Then 6-figures and on to 7-figures.

To date, Vick Strizheus scam or not is an 8-figure earner and influencer. He's coached well over over 3 Million students and helped thousands achieve extraordinary levels of success. And now he's online in his mid 30's.

While raising himself from failure to massive success he became a top producer and #1 income earner in every company he's ever promoted as an Independent Affiliate Marketer. 

With his talents combined he's created some of the highest converting sales funnels and business training programs on the internet. In part, due to his ability to generate online traffic.

"The King of Online Traffic" is a nickname he picked up after coming out with some of his past traffic generation courses like "Internet Traffic Formula" (no longer available). This includes earning over 400,000+ unique visitors daily and generating as much as two million unique targeted visitors in only a weeks time.

Since then, he's worked to turn affiliate marketing beginners into millionaires and even multi-millionaires from over 180 countries.

Vick Strizheus Scam: Convicted of Grand Theft!

After Vick Strizheus began making at least $50K a month  from about 2006 to 2009 "life was good." But that came to an end when he received a warrant for his arrest back when he was selling insurance at the age of 19. 

At that age Vick was confident enough to try something that in hindsight he'd tell you was very stupid.  Vick states, "I decided to do one stupid, -- at that time -- clever idea."

He ended up writing false insurance claims to his company claiming that he was making sales inorder to get commissions. Sure enough, 5 years later, in 2009 Vick Strizheus' scam convicted him of grand theft. 

It was a time, 19 years old Vick states he "really needed the money," even though he knew there would be chargebacks. It did however provide the short term cash he needed in advance. In his head, he planned to make enough sales to cover these charges. Therefore, "the company would get their money back with no harm done to anyone."

Then sure enough the chargebacks happened and "all as was well in the world" just like Vick planned. 

He didn't realize he'd have to actually pay for it. So when he was arrested and formally charged of grand theft a few things happened in a matter of 24hours. Vick...

  • Was sentenced to 90 days of work release
  • Remained in county jail on the weekends
  • Lost his 50K month business vanished
  • Was seen as a "Scammer" and Con Artist
  • Shattered his confidence and self image into pieces
  • Lost many friends and business associates

Vick Strizheus' scam put him in "the lowest moment he's ever been." As a result he took almost a year off to get himself together after vowing to "never ever make the same mistake again."

Mastering Himself to Become a Better Leader

If I could tell you one thing in this article it would be the fact that I've been marketing online for over a decade now.... There are plenty of scammers out there that wish to do nothing more than take your money. Vick Strizheus isn't one of them.

Vicks products for beginners help you become the best version of yourself by helping you overcome life challenges.  He does this through personal development, mindset, belief, and empowerment. Moreover, he would tell you to "never ever be a pretender. Never ever cut corners and to build your business on a solid foundation."

Vick's training, lessons learned and leadership has allowed me to understand the concept of Attraction Marketing. ...And why it's important to put people first instead of money. 

To me, mastering self to be a better leader is the furthest thing a person can be from a scam. Any credible review of Vick Strizheus would tell you he prides himself in becoming a better person and helping others do the same.

A better person for his family and friends and a better coach through his new Four Percent Group, which you can learn more about his group by reading my Four Percent Group Review.

Vick Strizheus' Scam Makes a Comeback

Four Percent Challenge Review

Finishing up a year of getting himself together Vick wanted to prove to people that he was the "real deal."

He was no longer concerned with what other people thought of him because he knew the truth. He knew deep down he always cared. For that reason alone, he wanted to make a comeback.

Strategically Vick started off by just giving as much value out to his list as possible. After creating just three videos he coined them the "48-hour cash machine" (he no longer endorses) promoting a Clickbank product.

He sent this offer of free training out to his list (mostly from the list he built the year prior) promoting this product. No more than a month later Vick earned over $30K selling someone else's product.

To think even bigger, Vick then replicated his funnel system and charged people to be able to use it to earn a lot of the money. From there, Vick had another breakthrough, which was to use affiliate marketing systems "where people would fail" to increase their chances of finding success online. 

His Past Products

As Vick Strizheus made his comeback I believe he got too ambitious ...itching to get back into his 5-figure months a bit too fast.

I say this because Vick would get thousands of people excited about his ideas, but then lacked follow through. Not all the time, but enough to where it began to bother people.

Plus, with him not foreseeing the future of some of his actions and the actions of those he worked with I believe created a recipe that made it tough for him to receive the approval he was looking for early on in his return to online marketing. This made it easy for people to continue to write him off as a Vick Strizheus scam, even though his heart and love to teach (I felt) was always intact.

Read through Vick's product journey learn more:

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High Traffic Academy (Version 1) - RE-DEVELOPED

After creating 48 hour cash machine to push a Clickbank product called "Directory of Ezines" Vick wanted to ensure his list had what they needed. So, after surveying his list, they unanimously wanted to learn how to generate traffic.

As a result, High Traffic Academy (HTA) was born as a course in 2011. High Traffic Academy was a video training course that taught people how to get high converting paid traffic to their affiliate offers. 

Once again Vick was raking in thousands of dollars, while continuing to a massive email list. Well, it was this same list no matter what Vick asked them to do they did it. Not forgetting to mention the network marketing company, Empower Network that he recommended to all his High Traffic Training customers.

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Big Idea Mastermind - TERMINATED

The next thing you know Vick is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars through webinars that only his pre-framed list had access to.

Keeping his theme of affiliate marketing systems Big Idea Mastermind (BIM) was launched early 2013 as a marketing engine that drove hundreds of people to sign up with Empower Network (EN). The two were joined at the hip.

Empower  and ITF

These "hundreds of people" generated over $700K in commissions for Vick from Empower Network. But that's nothing compared to what he was able to to do with Internet Traffic Formula.

Internet Traffic Formula (ITF)was a product Vick did just for empower network. Within the first 5 days, following the same principles brought in over 3.5 million dollars. 

As a result, it was these two product launches (Empower Network & Internet Traffic Formula) to coined Vick's nickname as the "Traffic Generation and Conversion King."

Unfortunately, Empower Network went bankrupt and had to shutdown. As a result, everything Vick invested inside his affiliate marketing system, Big Idea Mastermind went down with it. People we were clueless as to what happen claimed it to be Vick Strizheus scam.

You can bet Vick learned to never depend on anyone company after that.

internet traffic formula

Internet Traffic Formula - TERMINATED

The first product I owned from Vick Strizheus was Internet Traffic Formula (ITF). It launched in April 2014.

ITF was a $997 dollar product that got shut down once Empower Network went under.

The course was designed to teach online marketers worldwide everything they needed to know about traffic generation techniques and strategies. This course gave you a plethora of traffic generating secrets.

I'm pretty sure when I purchased it wasn't complete, nor was it when it was terminated. I thought for sure this was a Vick Strizheus scam, but once I found out what happened to Empower Network everything made sense. However, there were several individuals upset, because they lost access to their purchased product.

In the aftermath, everyone should have been sent copies of each video inside the course.

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High Traffic Academy (Version 2 & 3) - TRANSFERRED

After Empower Network went under Vick ends up going back to High Traffic Academy to redevelop it into its second version. Except this time he brought in a business partner. Together they created a "Total Domination Engineering" Funnel and once it launched generated a million dollars in only 18 hours.

Similar to Internet Traffic Formula, there were people who purchased products inside High Traffic Academy that eventually got cancelled. Although these individuals got replacement courses, many remained upset the course wasn't what they originally paid for. Some were out of pocket in the thousands. They thought this was for sure a Vick Strizheus scam.

With High Traffic Academy also came the technical debate about Vick Strizheus' scam with "switching affiliate links" for his own. Either that or bitter individuals kept a target on Vick's back. Many who most likely refused to take action and never found success through his affiliate programs.

HTA version 3 came out eventually with more tools, training, and masterminds. It lasted through late 2016 as far as Vick's involvement was concerned.

Instead, Vick ended up taking a deep look at what he needed to do to help people rise above average. He knew people didn't need more information, because 98% of it was useless. It kept people busy stuff, but it never walked them through how to get results ...To inspire people to reach total freedom.

...This gave birth to the Four Percent Group.


Tecademics - COMPANY SOLD

Tecademics was a real way to help people find results. Instead of creating a new product, the Four Four 4 Percent Group would become a place people could learn in easy step by step directions.

Using the same strategy as before Vick created a sales funnel for affiliate marketing beginners to promote an internet marketing "college" program called Tecademics. Tecademics was owned by Chris Record. It was affiliate marketing structured and formerly known as "Internet Marketing College."

Eventually, Tecademics was sold and once again Vick's audience grew frustrated with the inconsistencies. Unfortunately, it made it easy for many of them to think it was yet another Vick Strizheus scam.

However, this time, Vick had a bit more control of the situation. He replaced or rebranded Tecademics as the Four Percent Success Challenge, under the same company name, "The Four Percent Group."

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The Four Percent Group - Available

The Four Percent Group and Success Challenge is now unlike any product Vick Strizheus has created. This is the new affiliate marketing product behind the Four Percent Group. The course changed to be more aligned with their educational ecosystem of products as a whole instead of as a business opportunity or sponsoring (MLM) network.

This Group plan is to  changed lives by putting more individuals on the path to success than anything else in the market.

No matter what it is you're promoting or offering, The Four Percent Group can help rise head and shoulders above everyone in your space. This includes, multiplying your results, and becoming UNSTOPPABLE.

Register now and get instant access!

Why a Vick Strizheus Scam Seems Possible

I'm not saying everyone who thinks Vick is a scam is wrong. Their entitled to their opinions just like I am. I'm saying their experience as an affiliate marketing beginner simply didn't meet their expectations and feeling scammed is a perfectly logical thing to feel.

Those feelings were (and still are in some cases) theirs.  There is also a good reason behind the way these people felt and still feel. Cases we'll never really know how much of Vick was truly at fault.

...However, here some conclusions or things we know based on trends and Actions Vick has or hasn't taken...

They are what I believe to be the three biggest problems Vick's created in his past affiliate marketing courses for beginners that have damaged his reputation. 

He Over Promises and Under Delivers

Vick gets in over his head sometimes. This creates a lot of hype that affiliate marketing beginners buy into and leads Vick to overpromise and underdeliver in the short run. The alternative is keeping things simple and over delivering the first time. 

BETTER - This seems to remain an issue, but he's gotten much better.

Past Programs Shut Down

Although, in my opinion he's always had good intentions -- Vick's past programs shut down. They shut down before delivering results. If there are past programs still up and running I don't know about them.

CAUTION - After take the Four Percent Success Challenge, Vick refers to it as his "Legacy (forever) Project." This means Vick wants this product to out last his kids. The problem is -- It shut down twice, only to get re-developed.

He Sells Unfinished Affiliate Marketing Courses & Programs

Launching an affiliate program or course before it's complete isn't unheard of. However, when they're not told it's incomplete is the problem. It's even worse to never finish a product, which Vick has done before. To many this is a Vick Strizheus scam, but it's not.

SAME - The Four Percent Challenge has three levels. The first level -- the $10K Success Challenge is not complete. He's building it out as people go. The $100K, and $1Million Challenge are not complete, but it's not even released yet.

Multiple Ways to Swing a Decision

If you were about to dine in at a restaurant you never been before, but then read some bad reviews about it before your visit would you still go? 

You might say it depends?

It depends on how long have they been in service or in business. How many negative reviews they have against their positive ones or is it under the same management? Or you may question what's actually negative about the review; the food, ambiance, service, etc.? 

Fair enough right?

Now, what if someone you trusted with your life told you to go eat there. Wherever "there" was would you? Would you go despite the negative reviews you read?

The point I'm trying to make is that:

"There are multiple ways you can swing a decision in life depending on what it is you want out of your experience and who you trust telling you to go indulge in one."

So, although we just met I'm telling you to go indulge in one with Vick. Go see for yourself if a Vick Strizheus scam exists. Create your own Four Percent Group account after reading my Four Percent Review here and watch his personal journey video explaining his life story. 

Assuming you've already referenced past and present sources (while considering the good and bad) your experience is the only way you'll be positive about the opportunities. Opportunities that may just change your life, like they have mine.

The Bigger Picture

Focus On a Deeper Purpose

It's not all this talk about the poor choices Vick Strizheus has made in life as if you and I are perfect. Nor is it about how a beginner's affiliate marketing course he represented changed or no longer exists.

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There are too many undefined variables to determine who was at fault and why. Was it a browser error, human error, a teammate of his, or Vick himself at fault?

Even if all that talk about convictions and people without products or commissions were true it wouldn't matter.

You never put your your faith in a person that can fail. They will inevitably disappoint you.

What I've learned, which Vick talks about inside the (4%) Four Percent Group itself is that what matters is what you learn and how are you applying that to reach your life goals... fulfilling your why... Developing your deeper purpose to get to where you're going.

Determining who you are, what your business represents and who you are serving in the process?

Focusing on anything else is a waste of time.

What Building a Business is Really About

Why waste time trying to prove someone was in the wrong? I always feel crappy when I do.

This energy and time would be better spent trying to uncover the scammers out there who mean to scam you right now. I mean "knocking on wood," but in this very moment you may get a phishing email, impressionable call, taken advantage of, and God knows what else. 

Instead, how can we acknowledge the people who are doing what they can to make things right and help them learn from their mistakes?


That way we can fix what we can, and move forward. That's the only way we improve and grow. So, the value Vick Strizheus continues to teach and give -- I continue to pour into my own business. My own products and into my own company. 

After all, I'm the only person I can judge.

I also feel 100% comfortable with someone who can admit his wrongs and works to make things right. 

Tell Vick How You Really Feel

As a matter of fact, since joining the Four Percent Group, Vick Strizheus has come on live Zoom calls in front of hundreds of people. These are large online/virtual meetings.

During these meetings Vick allows anyone to unmute themself to share their heart. They can ask any question they have about him and his products.

Take a look at this video below. In it was a recording Vick did with Four Percent Challenge members who made it to their first mile stone in the course.

It was recorded November 2018. The video gives strong support for why a Vick Strizheus scams isn't likely. You will also see how Vick address questions and how anyone who has an issue or questions can speak up or forever hold their peace.

I absolutely love these virtual Zoom meetings, because there are no other marketing gurus out there that I know of that do this.

Take a look... Pay special attention to what he says around the 1:30 marker through 4:00 minutes.

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Ross Curington is an Online Marketer. He also goes by the Attraction Strategist (AStRaTeGiSt). After several years in the industry of marketing online, he devotes his time helping people obtain what it is they truly want despite being too busy or broke. Moreover, will determine if attracting income marketing online can get you there.
  • Vick Ferriss says:

    This is a great post Mr Ross, I was so happy to come across Vick Streizeus and his program: The four percent challenge..this is one of the lifechanging opportunities that one can’t come across frequently.
    I have met members who went from zero to their first million dollars online doing nothing but following Vick’s teachings.

    • Vick!!! You are absolutely right! I’ve been following Vick for a while. Haters will be haters. However, without the haters, he wouldn’t be someone as valuable as he is rigth? I mean if we don’t have our fair share of people hating on us, it means we’re not taking enough chances with our business, or as entrepreneurs, or anything else we’re doing really. We also use our haters to grow and push ourselves to even greater extents. Let em hate!!!

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