Some of the main YouTube channels receive criticism from fans and other platform creators as they promote a company called "Mistery Brand".
Both Jake Paul and Brian Le (from the RiceGum channel) have posted promotional videos, while other channels claim to have rejected $ 100,000 offered by the company to make these videos.
This is the well-known YouTuber Daniel Keem, better known as "Keemstar". In a tweet, he says he has been offered $ 100,000 to promote this site, but has decided not to accept it and thus not to promote a betting page for the youngest.
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I was offered $ 100,000 to do the same and almost took the money. (But no) So I can not give it to him.
- KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) January 2, 2019
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Let's not forget that Jake Paul is a YouTuber with over 17 million followers, most of whom are teenagers. In his video, he says "we'll spend thousands of dollars in mysterious boxes."
The operation of this page is simple: Jake Paul logs on the platform and spends $ 5,000 in mysterious virtual boxes, which can contain everything from an iPhone case to a Lamborghini Centenario (worth $ 2.5 million).
Mysterious cupboards can be worth from $ 2.49 to $ 1,300. The Mystery Box ensures that when you receive the prize, it will be sent directly to your home.
They say you can win from an iPhone case at a Lamborghini Centenario
As you can see, this company imitates the phenomenon of prey boxes, so common in the world of video games. This practice is hated by many players, and several countries (including Spain) have already joined to fight them.
Many YouTube users and Reddit users who used it they assure it is "a scam", because they have waited weeks for their prize to arrive and have not received anything yet.
In both Jake Paul and Brian Le video, he has many juicy awards (such as Nike Air Max 97 Off-White Black, rated at $ 835). However, a Reddit user who has won a jacket complains that he received a fake shirt.
As this Reddit user explains, Mystery Brand offers "unmarked items" alongside "authentic articles", something never mentioned in the videos of Jake Paul or Brian Le.
Some users complain that they have received nothing or that they have received fakes
As is usually the case in this type of gaming platform, the goal is to capture users by offering boxes at a relatively low price. anyway chances of winning something are really thin (some of only 0.0000018%), which makes the audience impress and end up losing a lot of money.
As if this was not enough, in terms of company service We have found a phrase that raises even more doubts about its operation, as it already clarifies that we may not receive the products we have won.
"While using web services, you can find the circumstances in which your earned items will not be received."
It is very worrying that the channels with such a large audience (and, above all, so many young people) sponsors gaming platforms with a rather suspicious scheme. If it really confirms it is a scam, YouTube should do something and punish it in some way.