Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

A man who said he spent $70,000 to hire a Maryland-based affiliate marketing coach, only to come up empty-handed, has been repaid following a News4 I-Team investigation.

Mark King said he hired Greg Davis, whose nickname is “Mr. 50K A Day,” in early 2020, believing Davis would build and teach him how to run an online business that makes money by promoting other people’s products.

King said Davis told him he could design a marketing “campaign” for him that could generate as much as $10,000 a day within six months. The cost for his coaching services wasn’t cheap — almost $70,000 — and came with a one-year money back guarantee.

“He was the affiliate marketing guru,” King said, adding, “His assurances were: ‘We’re going to start making money quickly.’”

But after hiring Davis, whose company is called the Legin Group and is also known as Super Affiliate Rockstar, King said things went south.

He said not only did he not make a profit, but more than a year and a half later, Davis hadn’t returned his nearly $70,000 investment as their contract requires.

“I feel like it shouldn’t have happened,” King said. “I’ve made no money during this whole process. This was a total failure.”

After the I-Team aired its story on Oct. 19, however, King said Davis did return his money.

Still, the I-Team found King isn’t the only one who hired “Mr. 50K A Day” to help launch an affiliate marketing career but who made no money as a result. Through court records, online reviews and interviews, the I-Team found several people who said they paid Davis thousands of dollars for coaching and to help set up an affiliate marketing business but received little or nothing in return. 

In an interview with the I-Team, the man behind the “Mr. 50K A Day” moniker acknowledged owing King and “quite a few” other people money, but insisted he plans on repaying them.

“I feel bad. I don’t, you know, want people to not have their money … I don’t feel good about that at all,” Davis said.

The Prince George’s County man blamed his financial problems on the pandemic, saying his business tanked last year because his “main campaign” was focused on promoting auto insurance, which he said suffered as Americans went into lockdown. He said he’s still digging out of the backlog. 

“If the pandemic hadn’t happened, none of this would’ve happened. We wouldn’t be talking,” he said.

But the I-Team found multiple people who say they lost money to Davis prior to the pandemic, including Floyd Garner, of Maryland, who hired Davis in late 2017.

Asked what he expected to learn from Davis’ coaching, Garner said, “What I was supposed to be learning was the business, but instead, I got the business.”

Records show Garner initially paid Davis $15,000 for …….