Is the 4ocean bracelet a scam?

  • Publicado el Hace 3 meses

    Danye HarDanye Har

    duración: 12:19

    Technically, no. But its marketing is highly misleading.
    EDIT: 4ocean has responded to this video. Here's my response to the response: esfilms.net/v-v%C3%ADdeo-EuRxbtfNdc8.html
    Some of 4ocean's videos
    Their main ad: esfilms.net/v-v%C3%ADdeo-C2AjHp-zBb8.html
    The news report*: esfilms.net/v-v%C3%ADdeo-bVn_NU1Doq8.html
    The Ocean Plastic Recovery Campaign*: esfilms.net/v-v%C3%ADdeo-QJxMy0PpdD0.html
    Alex and Andrew discussing the OPR vessel: vimeo.com/296700919
    *EDIT: 4ocean appears to have deleted these videos.
    The non-profit partnerships:
    esfilms.net/v-v%C3%ADdeo-ldJVnUtx5uo.html
    esfilms.net/v-v%C3%ADdeo-3cbLc-xWzSw.html
    esfilms.net/v-v%C3%ADdeo-Z6bIz5aPEms.html
    esfilms.net/v-v%C3%ADdeo-wTcL9mLm5Hw.html
    An article about 4ocean: health.wusf.usf.edu/post/south-florida-company-wants-clean-seas-and-prove-it-can-make-money-doing-it
    The music: soundcloud.com/artificial-music/stroll
    Contribute subtitles: esfilms.net/us/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=sZxqUnVpeA4

4ocean
4ocean

Hey All! This is Corey from the 4ocean team. We’ve been following the comments and in the spirit of transparency, we want to clear up some questions about our business and mission to help solve the ocean plastic crisis. The big question this video asks is whether our founders, Andrew and Alex, are pocketing most of the money generated from bracelet sales. The answer: no. To date, each founder has taken less than 0.7% of our revenue in total compensation since starting the company in 2017. Which means over 98.6% of our revenue is being invested in our clean ocean mission, including cleanups, staff (we have a team of over 300 around the world), marketing to raise awareness, donations to ocean charities, and new ocean cleanup technologies. You should also know our Trash Tracker represents pounds we’ve pulled, not bracelets sold, and our trash collection is far ahead of our bracelet sales count. Since we’re a private company we don’t publicly share financials, but Andrew and Alex have submitted their personal tax returns and 4ocean’s financials to the Better Business Bureau to verify that they each have received less than 0.7% of our total revenue in personal compensation. Another question raised was about the status of our OPR vessel. Here’s the straight answer: it’s not ready yet. We still have great hope for the vessel, but we’ve been tied up with modifications, testing, and certifications. We took down the OPR videos and the webpage because they were out of date. My fault, I’m the marketing guy. We have an update coming soon. We definitely understand why some could assume the worst in the absence of information. Our goal is to clean up the ocean and we promise to do a better job telling the complete story and shining light on everything we’re doing to help solve the ocean plastic crisis. We’ll soon be posting videos to be more transparent and address questions we’re often asked, so check back at 4ocean.com to learn more. There are a lot of great organizations working to rid our ocean of plastic. An estimated 16 billion pounds of plastic enter the ocean each year, so it’s going to take every idea, approach, and business model to reverse the damage to our ocean. We applaud all efforts and encourage everyone to take action, contribute, and volunteer wherever you can, be that with 4ocean or with any of the other companies trying to tackle this crisis.

Hace 3 meses
Stickmaster24
Stickmaster24

All bullshit

Hace 11 horas
The Radio guy
The Radio guy

Playing A comment before Its No longer possible

Hace 21 un hora
LPS Animations
LPS Animations

Thank you 4Ocean for cleaning the planet 🌎 🌍 🌏

Hace 2 días
Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

👍

Hace 2 días
TatmanMyOwnBoss Danny Draco
TatmanMyOwnBoss Danny Draco

@Aurora Borealis like sex toys?

Hace 3 días
Michael Mayers
Michael Mayers

All that matter is the ocean is clean dont mattwr how much they make

Hace 5 horas
Bill G
Bill G

Excellent video!

Hace 8 horas
Justin Checchi
Justin Checchi

Put the bracelets back in the water

Hace 9 horas
Killing Time
Killing Time

No one does something for free. Money has to be involved one way or the other... you know business is business. :P

Hace 10 horas
confusedstranger x
confusedstranger x

jesus yeah ok they’re getting profit, but at least they’re helping. who are we supposed to give our money to?? our corrupt government won’t even do anything. and most of us aren’t even cleaning, or doing anything to help. stop finding little mistakes in what these guys are doing because they are CONTRIBUTING to helping the planet we live in.

Hace 13 horas
Marie Vernon
Marie Vernon

Why is it so terrible for them to make a profit for the work they are doing? They are cleaning the ocean, they work hard and should be able to make a living, even a good living. I wish more people would create businesses like this. Support 4Ocean! Thank you, 4Ocean for making a difference.

Hace 17 horas
Smol Marshmallow
Smol Marshmallow

I mean they’re cleaning the ocean that’s all that matters if they get some profit for doing good stuff it’s whatever

Hace 19 horas
TheProGamer
TheProGamer

i dont believe this because if they were real they would have vsco girls as there sponser

Hace 20 horas
James Gibbs
James Gibbs

4ocean is a scam. Nothing they say makes any sense. They've claimed over 1 million pounds of trash removed, which would mean $20 million in bracelet sales which is ridiculous. My guess is that they've generated $50-$100,000 in such sales and their tax returns should show that. Then, all they have are these slick videos where everyone and everything has their logo on it. It would cost $10,000 to produce all of that stuff, yet there are no photos/video of these actual clean ups, of which there should be hundreds. Their claim of operating a fleet of boats is ridiculous because cleaning trash out of the water itself is highly inefficient. The shore lines is where it accumulates and frankly is endless. I had been wanting to do river/ocean clean up and contacted them when I saw their video asking if they had any group here in Tokyo or would like to set one up. The morons just ignored me, no human response but rather they just spammed incessantly asking me to buy a bracelet. Note that they were not about trash clean up or such volunteer offers would receive all sorts of information on how to get started. So, I set up my own group, Tokyo River Friends, and over a two year period we've removed over 3,000 bags of trash or about 50,000 pounds with no funding at all, just volunteers joining 3 events a month. Assuming I could clear $15 off of a $20 trinket sale, according to their math, that 50,000 pounds my group has removed in 2 years would have netted me $750,000 for 3 events per month over 2 years. That would be about 4 times my annual salary where I work 20 days per week. If I prorated the 3 days of trash clean up events to 20 days per month or full time, it would be a salary of well over $2 million per year. I'm not saying these guys have not collected some trash. They have, but they are absolutely lying about the volume, and it's just a prop to generate sales. Having organized and led about 75 clean up events since 2018, I know a phony when I see one and these guys are PHONY!!! Thank you for posting this video. BTW, the BBB has no way of confirming how much trash they collected. I think all they care about is whether or not they deliver the bracelets, provide refunds, etc.

Hace 21 un hora
Akhand pratap singh
Akhand pratap singh

Cauverycalling charging $.6 for 1 tree to be planted mission aimed to plant 2420 Million trees.

Hace un día
RedNed
RedNed

Even if possibility 2 is what 4Ocean is all about...who cares? At least they are cleaning the oceans...no one is being forced to buy the bracelets either. This is also y they work with Haiti, not because they will work for low costs but because...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3We8hSrR9Eg just copy the link into the YouTube search bar and see for yourself.

Hace un día
Daniel Roff
Daniel Roff

4Ocean is a scam because can’t you clean up rubbish for free but if you pay for the bracelet you clean up by giving $20 to them

Hace un día
Dimitar Taskov
Dimitar Taskov

i want more for my 20$ that is 40 in my country currency so i want more then 0.5 kg cleand up sorry

Hace 2 días
Elec
Elec

Too much free time on your hands buddy...

Hace 2 días
Red-rose Kelly
Red-rose Kelly

LmaOOOOO I read the fuel and I just had to say: Are *you* a scam? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Hace 2 días
Gary
Gary

You know they are cleaning the ocean, they are upfront that they are a business so you know where they stand and what they are about. I don't see why people need to be so negative about them. You are either a part of the solution or your not. No one is being scammed here.

Hace 2 días
Ky Son Vu
Ky Son Vu

Xin chào

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Simply Change
Simply Change

There cleaning the ocean and the bracelets are good and most of us aren’t even cleaning so it’s better then leaving our trash in the ocean

Hace 2 días
Dyls Wife
Dyls Wife

I saw the commercial 10 minutes ago and was prompted to the website to check the bracelets. It said somewhere in my reading than less than 5% of the material used in the bracelet is the actual trash that they have salvaged from the ocean. Thank you this was a very good video to watch before making my decision about a purchase.

Hace 3 días
A Vera
A Vera

I took your comments to the translator to understand exactly what they were saying and divine surprise ... they only offended you that wasted time.

Hace 3 días
Chris C.
Chris C.

Who cares, as long as the oceans are actually being cleaned.

Hace 3 días
The Flo0ffy
The Flo0ffy

I’m just grateful that they are cleaning..

Hace 3 días
The Flo0ffy
The Flo0ffy

But hey.. the bracelet is pretty..

Hace 3 días
David Meyers
David Meyers

Do you spend this much time and effort on every $40 expense you make? Fact is, they are doing a good thing and making a profit. SO! Nobody forced you to spend your money.

Hace 3 días
trollinU
trollinU

your just an asshole these guys are doing someone good like cleaning up trash and getting paid to do it employing people creating jobs cleaning beaches while your lazy ass is just sitting infront of a computer talking shit instead of asking the owners questions

Hace 3 días
K J
K J

2:02 how many people do you think have time to read nowadays, they are clearly uninterested. I can say that for sure because in an American time use survey, in 2004 about roughly 28 percent of 15 year olds read books and now it has dropped to 19% and even below. Reading declines are higher among men. Reading for pleasure fell from 25% to 15% in 2017 and women 31% to 22%, now imagine the percentage in 2019 and the years to come. A survey data by Christopher Ingraham shows declined in leisure reading across all ages. From 1955 to 1995 TV time EXPLODED. Its logic! The book you are suggesting certainly fall into the leisure category as I don't think the school's curriculum will accept it. In 2019, mostly our youths are deeply addicted to their smartphones and the internet has enabled them to connect worldwide. Now you tell me, what would be more interesting to people buying a book or buying a bracelet? Moreover, books need paper and paper comes from trees that means more cutting down of trees whereas the bracelets are being recycled and used. At least they are doing something. Go watch the Chitaram river, go watch Leonardo DiCaprio's before the flood and you will see people worst than 4Ocean, by that I mean GOVERNMENTS AND BIG POEPLE OWNERS OF OIL MINES.

Hace 3 días
Logi Gamer
Logi Gamer

these are the kind of people who care about saving money more then saving the earth, screw you people who think the same way as this big a-hole

Hace 3 días
K J
K J

AS LONG THEY are cleaning and not sitting around doing nothing and you need money to survive in this society.

Hace 3 días
MiNcrAfT MeMeS
MiNcrAfT MeMeS

They do need money too

Hace 3 días
gg bellz
gg bellz

bracelets bracelets blah blah blah yes they are actually cleaning the ocean so what did u do to save the dolphins besides a cringe click bate vid ? good to encourage companies into transparency but much better idea to pressure unsustainable corporate big dogs first whom are shamelessly and openly known to pollute the enviro.. as for the salaries I’m pretty sure these couple of surfers really do care more about waves than $ !!

Hace 4 días
Akemi
Akemi

The government has the money to give but they don’t have the people who care. So I think 4ocean gaining money from their business is right.

Hace 4 días
Samia SamiA
Samia SamiA

wow...complaining about saving the ocean...cant relate

Hace 4 días
Adam
Adam

6:05 Honesty both possibilities work, if it was the first one great, they have good intentions, if its the second, they just want money, but at least they still clean the ocean

Hace 4 días
Cyber Mixologist
Cyber Mixologist

Each founder has takes less than 0.7% of the revenue (40,000,000) million

Hace 4 días
Donraja786
Donraja786

Moaning git

Hace 4 días
melinda Thomas
melinda Thomas

All you need to do is make your own cool company name pretend you're a big-time company (that no one knows about) and say "we're doing community service, we need a lot of help, come and help us" and you'll get everyone at the beach to help. I've tried this and know it works it's quite cool to see a bunch of people help out just by wearing a shirt that looks convincing.

Hace 4 días
Despacito Despacito
Despacito Despacito

How do you think they have to stay afloat as a company? MONEY IDIOT ATLEAST THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING ACCEPT SOME DUMB EGG HEAD SITTING INFRONT A CAMERA CRYING ABOUT A COMPANY CLEANING UP THE OCEAN AND STAYING AFLOAT OFCZ THEY NEED MONEY IF THEY DONT HAVE CASH THEY COULDNT BE A COMPANY IDIOT

Hace 4 días
Shahd Rachid
Shahd Rachid

Your fake its real

Hace 4 días
Tristen Parker
Tristen Parker

Even if they are making a profit , at least they’re doing something to save the oceans instead of just sitting around talking about the problem like mot people.

Hace 4 días
Tim Brett
Tim Brett

Do Trump next

Hace 4 días
•Cherry Blossom•
•Cherry Blossom•

All I wanted to see was if it was a good bracelet or nah and not a whole lesson about business

Hace 4 días
Dateus Psych
Dateus Psych

Well I don’t give a damn, they’re clean our ocean they deserve the money:) if u dont like it clean the damn ocean yourself Bye

Hace 4 días
Finn juniper Denaro
Finn juniper Denaro

Super well put

Hace 4 días
Finn juniper Denaro
Finn juniper Denaro

Does seem a little fishy... I hope they show us otherwise!..

Hace 4 días
Patrick D. Lueke
Patrick D. Lueke

Duuude, non profit and charities are a fantasy! If you want to clean up what capitalism has done a non-profit has no power or way to grow in a meaningful way. Imagine a billion dollar company doin the right thing! Mayor difference in the market. Check out what akon does in africa. Make it a win-win situation and get off your “helpin” and “saving the planet” just in air and love shit. You would not accept a job like this. Whatever 4ocean does, they do the thing. No way to prove it or not. They should personally profitable! More than a banker or not? What the fuck is this? Yes i would be convinced! Fuck this hippie shit, brought us nowhere. Make environmentalism cool. Put a tesla in my garage when I save the planet and everybody would do it hahaha. Your logic has so many wholes. What is your goal! Tel them To stop cleaning the ocean when they make too much money with it? Hahaha fuck man, you have too much time!

Hace 5 días
Opahyagenn
Opahyagenn

As long as they are not dumping the trash they collected back into the ocean to collect them again, I'm cool with what they're doing.

Hace 5 días
Edwin Loyola
Edwin Loyola

Stop, they are saving the TURTLES!! ,STOP hating on them baldi

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o o f
o o f

Edwin Loyola save the turtles sksksksskks

Hace 2 días
Elisabeth COVENTON
Elisabeth COVENTON

What are you on about? smh

Hace 5 días
TheBaller987
TheBaller987

Imagine using 4oceans Fame to get views. U are an actual loser LOL

Hace 5 días
Koushik Deb
Koushik Deb

You are making money only by pointing finger at them. At least they are doing something to make the world a better place does not matter how much their revenue is these days people get scammed in every way possible. Still they are providing a service with a bracelet.

Hace 5 días
Manuel Branco
Manuel Branco

well - I mean everyone knows you're not just buying an overpriced bracelet! what a bullshit statement. at least they're doing something. what the fuck is the problem? if they're proved to be profiting on a level of greed they will be shammed out of existence. thanks for the critique but for now I have to believe them. about to purchase my 1st bracelet. Plastic must be pulled from as many sources of industry and commerce as possible. There is no fucking planet B

Hace 5 días
Zarked
Zarked

Yeah but what you don’t understand is they take 20 dollars because they have to pay the people, clean 1 lb of trash, buy boats, get gas, all for $20 like this so he can see

Hace 5 días
Wiz Critical ops
Wiz Critical ops

Did you not watch the video??

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Star Warrior
Star Warrior

I got an add about cleaning the ocean, but it wasnt 4ocean

Hace 5 días
Adventuring with Zia
Adventuring with Zia

Actually it not a scam that’s the answer to the video to avoid waste of time

Hace 5 días
Coplay
Coplay

U spent 40$ to bad mouth someone in front of a camera and u raked in enough money from YouTube didn't you ?

Hace 6 días
MrPedrohed
MrPedrohed

I think it's possibility 2 but at the same time at least they are doing something.

Hace 6 días
emtonand3kits
emtonand3kits

Dude ur selfish ur just wanting the earth to die

Hace 6 días
Elliot Hunter
Elliot Hunter

Dayne you’re a potato you’re just trying to make some content. Who cares about this there cleaning the ocean. If you want to complain clean the bloody ocean yourself u little prick

Hace 6 días
Just Fun
Just Fun

Noo

Hace 6 días
Julieta W
Julieta W

What are YOU doing to clean the ocean? You’re an idiot. $20.00 is well worth it to start educating people on what they’re doing to this world. Go do something and stop whining

Hace 6 días

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