Project Breakthrough – is it a Scam?

Project Breakthrough

Project Breakthrough Review

My honest review of Project breakthrough

Price: $297/month plus a number of upsells
Owners: Vick Strizheus and Jason Mcclain
Overall Rank: 25 out of 100


Project Breakthrough appeared at the beginning of 2016.

Project Breakthrough makes many claims.

It claims to be the “Industry’s first step-by-step most comprehensive training” in online marketing.

It claims that people who follow the training will be earning money within 14 days – $1000 per month is mentioned- even  complete beginners.

It claims to teach you everything you need to know to build a money-making funnel.

It claims that the training is FREE

The Good & the Bad

The Good:
  • Free to join initially
  • I am really stuck to find any more pros!
The Bad:
  • The video lessons are too long.
  • In order to progress you MUST do as Vick tells you.
  • You must buy the recommended products in order to follow the lessons.
  • There are much better products available than the ones he recommends.
  • There is no point in continuing beyond lesson 6 unless you have bought the Elite membership.
  • Therefore the claim that they are FREE is totally false.

My personal experience with PROJECT BREAKTHROUGH

When I first came across Project Breakthrough it struck me as just what I had been searching for. I had been “working” in online marketing for a time, but I soon realised that I was merely dabbling!

What I really needed some good basic training to enable me to become properly established.

Project Breakthrough promised this, and as it was free to sign up, I decided that I had nothing to lose by doing so. I had heard of Vick Strizheus as someone who had been extremely successful in Empower Network, so I thought that he might be the right person to teach me what I knew needed to know.

  • The training consists of a series of videos which promise to take you through each step you need.
  • They were advertised as being able to take you from complete beginner (or from whatever point you were at) to being able to earn $1000 per month within 14 days.
  • There is one video to watch every day, and each video has to be watched to the very end before you can  progress to the next one.
  • The videos are too long because Vick really likes the sound of his own voice – the same information could easily be delivered in half the time.
  • The quality of the training is really not that great!

It wasn’t long before I realised that this so-called training was not really designed to help me; rather it was to help him expand his business!

Each video was accompanied by a tick box of various tasks which you are asked to complete. Some of these tasks consisted of signing up to various programs which you were told you must have in order to succeed.

Almost all of these extras were designed to get you to part with your money in order to be able to use them. It didn’t take much working out to realise that they were programs either owned by him or that he was an affiliate of them.

So much for FREE training!

But if didn’t stop there.

You were asked to become an affiliate for Project Breakthrough, and it was apparent that if you were to progress with this training it was necessary to join his “Elite” program, at a cost of $297 per month!

He also recommended his co-program, High Traffic Academy, where a number of additional training segments could be purchased, each at a minimum cost of $177.

At that point I did what I should have done before ever embarking on the program – I searched online for some unbiassed information about it, and I came across some quite disturbing information.

Vick Strizheus had started several similar programs, had made incredible amounts of money from them, had been banned from promoting in some states in the USA and had even been prosecuted for fraud.

Once I learned that, the decision to leave the training was made for me, luckily without parting with any of the money that had been requested.  Despite the guarantees which they offer, I know that a number of people are still trying to get their money back.


Project Breakthrough is really aiming at beginners in the online marketing field, who will not have heard of them before. It claims to teach them all they need to know to be able to earn a considerable amount of money within 14 days.

It is obviously designed to appeal to those who are looking for a “get rich quick” opportunity, and people are offered the chance to become an Affiliate with his company which strangely he refuses to name!

  • Series of 14 Video lessons
  • Upgrade to Elite membership
  • Further training with their partner High Traffic Academy System

The Support was practically non-existent. You could try to contact them, but you were very unlikely to get an answer.

Students were specifically told NOT to ask questions, but to do exactly as they were told.

It was possible to make comments below each lesson.

I found it sad that the majority of the comments were from people who had been completely taken in by Vick Strizheus. They tended to rave about the videos and appeared to willingly part with their money.

But there was a significant number of people who obviously felt cheated by the demands for membership payment, and also several who were bemoaning the fact that they had not been able to get a refund or any reply from Support.

  • Free to sign up
  • Elite membership (needed to complete the course of 14 lessons)…….$297/year
  • 17 High Traffic Academy modules (optional but highly recommended by them)……$177-$997/year


Having tasted this product, I would strongly advise anyone not to go near it unless they have more money than sense! Affiliates end up earning very little money after parting with a large amount. As far as I can see, the affiliate side of the business is geared to benefit the owners rather than the affiliates.

To get a thorough, ethical and scam-free training in every conceivable aspect of Online Marketing that you could need to learn, my own recommendation would be  Wealthy Affiliate.





Price: $297/year
Overall Scam Rank: 80 out of 100

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VERDICT: SCAMIf you have an questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me using the comment box below. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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12 thoughts on “Project Breakthrough – is it a Scam?”

  1. Vick and Jason rely on the facts that “There’s a New Sucker Born Every Minute” and “A Fool and His/Her Money Are Soon Parted”. Your reviews are great and I hope you are able to get them out to a wide audience.

    1. Hi Roger
      Yes, that is exactly what they do, and I see that Jason McClain is
      on to something new now, Clickbank University, still in its pre-launch.
      I wish it would stay there, for without doubt it will follow their usual pattern!
      I will review that when I can get more information about it, at present you have
      to sign up with them for that, and I certainly won’t be doing that!
      Many thanks for your comments.
      Chrissie 🙂

  2. Hi Chrissie thanks for exposing yet another scammer, there should be a website exposing all of these scams so we can look out for them. Although saying that after finding WA we really don’t need to look any further. thanks for sharing cheers Helen.

  3. Nice review. One of the biggest red flags to look out for with online money making products/services would be a range of upsells coming with the package.

    When you mentioned that Vick had been a part of empower network I knew then this product was going to be a scam. I covered EN myself in a review and can honestly say the people on the inside are shady and Vick is clearly a scam artist preying on the uninformed.

    Excellent review Chrissie and a good warning for the visitors here to learn about this scam before Vick can rob people out of their earnings.


    1. Thank you so much Sam, that is really helpful. People like him can give Affiliate Marketing a bad name, when it really doesn’t have to be like that.

  4. I also started the PB program and when I got to the stage I had to pay for the elite membership, I decided to find out more about them and realized they are just shady people. I hope others see this article so they don’t waste their precious time with PB

  5. Hi Chrissie, this sounds so familiar to a few of the programs I had bad experiences with. You try so hard to do your part to create your business, but then you find you are only putting money in the creators pocket. Thank you so very much for your review, this will inform the public about this Project Breakthrough. Best of Luck! Linda

    1. Hi Linda, I think it is so important that as many people as possible get to hear about these scams, and hopefully avoid them! You are obviously writing about scams too. Good luck, Chrissie

  6. Hi,

    Glad to see other people are trying to expose this scam for what it is. Nice job. Keep up the good work. It’s people like these tat give all of us a bad name.

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