Is TunerCult a Scam or Legit? Their Shady History Might Surprise You
Giveaway groups are anywhere it appears; Eighty80, TunerCult, Diesel Brothers, RideClutch and extra. These are corporations claiming to present away vehicles valued from $30,000 to $300,000, so of direction, a chunk of wholesome skepticism would not hurt. Now, we have already included RideClutch and demonstrated that they’re, in reality, valid and secure to use. They honestly do supply away motorcycles, however nowadays, we need to have a look at TunerCult, however in particular, a sister organisation that they commenced in the sport motorbike space referred to as, “BikerCult”.
BikerCult was the identical concept as TunerCult, a automobile giveaway platform. You purchase merch, you get entries to the giveaway, one winner is picked on the cease. Being inside the motorbike space, we watch the radar, and BikerCult showed up fairly speedy with a bombardment of classified ads. Below is a screen grasp of one among their ad videos, which, as of these days (February 10, 2022) continues to be up on their Facebook page.
As you could see, they started with a Ducati + $20,000 coins. Okay, all appears appropriate there, right? But already, at the website there had been crimson flags. For example, the website said, “Biker Cult became released in early 2005…” but, the trademark wasn’t filed for until October 19, 2020. That’s less than a month before they released their socials and website. Now, in their protection, they do CLAIM they first commercially used it in 2005. Unfortunately, they locked their internet site and nuked their Instagram, so all we have get right of entry to to is their Facebook (in an effort to likely quietly disappear after this newsletter is launched) so there may be no way to verify this. However, in our ever-so-sensible prescience, we did take a video recording of their “About Us” segment and the trademark proprietor records. The proprietor of the trademark for this shady commercial enterprise is Mohammad Lutfi. The equal birthday celebration listed as owner of TunerCult.
Now, who won the Ducati? That’s a tremendous query, and wager what? We do not have a solution to that. Because for some shady motive, they select not to show their winners everywhere. On TunerCult, they have no problem shouting out winners and social handles of winners on their Facebook, Instagram and website. BikerCult is not the identical story. They said that they had announce stay on Instagram, so if you occurred to be on Instagram for the half-hour that they have been stay, you then’d understand. Otherwise, useless silence. One person commented on their Facebook, ” Can some one at least inform me in the event that they have introduced the winner or now not…” with a respond that stated, ” someone named josh from Colorado”. However, with all different socials pulled, it is impossible to confirm this. Another commenter wrote, ” And you STILL can’t inform us on FB, or your internet site, who the winner is??? What the hell?” Which almost cancels out the former comment in terms of whether or not or no longer a winner was truly introduced. All we recognize for sure is that no winner was ever introduced on Facebook. They went immediately to giveaway #2.
The second giveaway….
The 2nd giveaway failed to encourage any extra confidence on this reputedly in a single day pop-up/take down. It became speculated to be a 2020 BMW S1000RR M Sport. A bike, which inside the US, has an MSRP of $16,999* + $20,000 cash. For a complete of $36,999 in cash and prize value. This sweepstakes launched on January 1st and became 2 weeks long, with the final day to go into being February 14th.
On February 18, 2021, they submit a wrap up video and say that it’ll take 4-5 days to get a winner’s call again and that they will move live to announce the winner… Here’s the kicker; they never did announce a winner.
Apparently, humans started out flooding their DMs asking who the winner turned into, so Mohammad Lutfi (@MoCult on Instagram) took it upon himself to make this video (display seize above) 10 DAYS AFTER ENTRIES CLOSED and said that they were STILL ready at the sweepstakes agency. After talking with, running carefully with, and investigating other, valid, giveaway groups, we know for a fact that it doesn’t take 10 days for the sweepstakes agencies to give you back the winner listing. It’s generally only some enterprise days. The comments on Mo’s update video all echo the same sentiment. Anger, confusion, and the sensation of being scammed. To upload salt to the wound, Mohammad (Mo) Lutfi regularly posts photos of his Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Lamborghini SVJ, Ferrari 488 Pista, and greater. So he can keep shopping for those motors that are a quarter million and greater, however can’t follow through on a $36,999 giveaway? It appears as though he placed up this commercial enterprise, offered a handful of merch, and ran off with a cartoonishly full bag of human beings’s coins like a bandit in the night time and he’s never been held liable for it.
With all that said, this doesn’t contact on TunerCult itself. But, having this facts approximately a preceding pop-up business that is disappeared with handiest the trace of their Facebook page made beneath the equal guy will in reality assist you be extra educated about the dangers you take. Maybe Mo’s vehicle giveaways are valid. Or maybe they are best legitimate whilst he makes his cash again. I cannot say for positive, all I understand is that I would not need to be on that rug whilst it’s pulled.
The giveaways we can consider and have not had even a fragrance of shadiness thus far encompass RideClutch and Eighty80. That said, stay tuned for greater investigations into other giveaway corporations or submit to us a agency you would like for us to do a deep dive on!