This review will be on the software called LeadFriend. what is Lead Friend? A Scam or a legit opportunity for you? Does it work as good as it claims? Will it be something for you or not? These are some of the questions this review will focus on, ok here we go!
Product: Lead Friend
Owner: Not mentioned on the site (NOT a good sign)
Price: Minimum $37 per month (read further down in the review)
Who is it for: People who want to save time and grow fast on Instagram
Overall rating: (2 / 5) (NOT Recommended)
Important to mention before we continue with the review!
Instagram automation tools for follow/unfollow are being shut down one by one and even worse, your account risk being banned. That is not something you want.
You need to know that there are great legit tools that can help you out with Instagram though, for example telling you what time is the best to post, schedule posts, which of your followers you should engage with, etc.
The absolute best FREE tool I can recommend is: THIS one
What is Lead Friend about?
Lead Friend is a brand new launch that came out online at the end of February (2017). Below is the promo video for the product:
As Instagram has become a great place for people to make money online in different forms there have been popping up different tools to help you do this in a more effective way.
Some of them are great and others are NOT so great, so will Lead Friend to be a great or NOT so great one is the question?
How does it work?
First of all, you need to sign up for the $1 5-day trial, you are going to have to leave all of your credit card details for this… Then you set up your account on what type of market you want to target, your competitors, keywords and such.
When you have done all that the program will start to work on its own and auto like, auto comment, auto follow, auto unfollow and so on…
Just like other similar Instagram tools…
Important to mention here:
There are options that are completely FREE, that offers scheduled posts, alarm when it´s the best time to post, suggestion on viral content to share, etc, and most importantly completely 100% safe.
Below is the absolute best option that all the “Insta pros” are using I would strongly recommend:
The products offered with Lead Friend
There are 3 different memberships to choose from, the cheaper the fewer functions of course…
Here they are:
The basic membership – $37 per month
This one is the cheapest membership and allows you to do auto following and auto unfollowing plus auto like
The Pro Membership – $57 per month
This one gives you the same functions as above + the auto comment and auto dm (to new follower) + a free Twitter account
The Elite membership – $97 per month
This one gives you the same as the 2 previous ones but also allows you to have 2 Instagram accounts connected to the program instead of only 1. + it gives you a bonus of 500 new followers per month
The VIP membership – $137 per month
This one has the same basic functions as the ones above but it allows you to connect up to 5 Instagram accounts and also auto follow up DMs + it gives you 1000 new followers per month and 500 new likes per post per month
Important to mention here:
You should know that there are services that are offering pretty much exactly the same functions as the (in my opinion) TOTALLY OVERPRICED VIP membership above and also allows you to connect as many Instagram accounts as you like for a fraction of that price!
Is Lead Friend a Scam?
So, is Lead Friend a scam or not? Well, to be honest, I can not say that it is, however, I have found some red flags that I see that no other reviews are talking about. The reason for that is most likely because they have partnered up with the program, that means that they are getting paid to promote the program.
That leads us to:
What most reviews are NOT telling You!
Red flag 1: Only Creditcard!
You can pay with the “secure” payment form…
Then when I was looking on that “secure” form it didn´t look secure at all! I cannot even see a secure payment logo or something even suggesting this form would be safe…
Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn´t secure payment forms normally look a little different than this one? (See screenshot below)
Red flag 2: No PayPal!
Ok, first of all, there is no PayPal payment option, that my friend is never a good sign as PayPal are very strict on who they work with, they do not work with “shady” businesses.
Also, (in case you didn´t know) whenever you purchase something using PayPal you can get your money back very easy, so whenever you see a company not using it you should do some more research.
This leads us to the next red flag…
Red flag 3: No refund!
Keep in mind that there is no refund to get if you would want to get your money back, you can cancel your membership at any time though, however you can only do that before a new monthly payment have been debited from your credit card.
Only 5 day $1 trial.. That means you are most likely not be able to cancel your monthly subscription before you start paying for the first month.
Red flag 4: Only an email address for support!
Only an email address if you want to cancel. That is a big red flag (at least for me)!
Normally there should be a more easy way to cancel your subscription like a simple unsubscribe button for example, at the very least a live chat or something.
Red flag 5: You NEED to give up your Instagram login info!
Why do they need your login details to Instagram? They explain that it is needed to establish a connection and access the API. That might be true of course, however with the red flags above it just strengthens the “insecure” overall feeling about this program…
I don´t know about you but I would NOT give away my login details to anyone if I didn´t trust them 100%
Here is the explanation on their site:
How´s the support?
As mentioned above it is not good at all, only 1 email address. Sure, it might be the case that they are answering very fast (24/7 like they claim) and solve your queries right away, however I much rather prefer a live chat and as mentioned above… and a more “reliable” way to cancel your membership manually yourself without having to wait for an answer from an email…
- The functionalities sounds great
- Can potentially save you a lot of time
- No PayPal
- Bad support
- No refund
- Questionable “secure” payment
- VERY Expensive (at least compared to its competitors)
Why you should (or should NOT) buy Lead Friend?
I would have told you to take the risk if I knew that there are no other options out there, however there is actually a way cheaper option like I mentioned above that also allows you to use PayPal (so you can be sure it isn´t anything fishy about it) and also allows you to handle up to 5 accounts without having to pay the VERY expensive cost as LeadFriend requires for that service.
Below you got 2 other alternatives that I would strongly recommend you to look at first as you might find them more interesting for you in more than one way.
Final words and verdict
Verdict: NOT Recommended!
Overall rating: (2 / 5)
Ok, I think I have made my point pretty clear on this one, I simply cannot recommend a product that I see as potentially harmful to you, I mean who knows what they are doing with your credit card information…
I don´t say it is a scam and there is a possibility that I change the rating in the future, maybe to a higher but it can also be to a lower.
For now, I would, however, recommend that you don´t give up your credit card info as you never know.
Also, why pay more for a service when you can get exactly the same service (or even better) for a cheaper price and also from a place that offers you 100% secure payment options and also the ability to get a refund easily?
You are a smart person so I am sure you won´t do that 🙂
Ok, I think that sums it up pretty good. Hope you found this short review on Lead Friend to be helpful and now you should have a better understanding of it. If it is a scam or not will surely be known very soon, however, if you are a current member please share your experience with us below as it can help others. Especially if you have tried to cancel your membership and experienced any problems. Also, if you got any questions about this review I will be more than happy to answer them below!
I wish you the best
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