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  • LegalEagle
    LegalEagle  2 місяці тому +4600

    ⚖ Ugh, the *UK* legal system, not the *English* legal system! I know that, d'oh!
    🎗 Get your GiveWell donation matched up to $100! legaleagle.link/givewell

    • KatzenjammerFuu
      KatzenjammerFuu 4 дні тому

      It's the Scottish Legal system technically not the UK legal system since Scots Law is separate from English Common Law.

    • Rita Gomes
      Rita Gomes 17 днів тому

      I got a few plots of land to sell on Musk's Mars Imperium...Interested?
      They come with your own ''Overloard of Mars'' title that you can stamp on you floating self driving rover... ☺☺☺

    • Xogroroth666
      Xogroroth666 Місяць тому

      So, excuse me, but, as a lawyer (I am at 12'26" where I paused), aren't you used to read the small prints of a "legal" document or agreement in whatever form?
      Serious question, since, I would assume, reading the small print ... would be an obvious to a lawyer?
      Or am I wrong here, sir?

    • Xogroroth666
      Xogroroth666 Місяць тому +1

      "Sir Leeggaalle" (from the reply about the Onion article you posted :) ):
      Shouldn't it be DUH instead of DOH, as DOH is the exclamation (courtesy of Homer Simpson) of one's own understanding he made a "boo-boo" (read: blatant error)? XD
      (Just want to make sure, Mark Groening won't sue you for misusing his DOH.) (Onionism)

    • acuerden
      acuerden Місяць тому

      Objection: the English legal system and the Scottish legal system are separate systems. We don't even have the same set of possible verdicts in Scottish criminal cases.

  • Logical Juan
    Logical Juan 2 місяці тому +9385

    "They're basically making Land NFTs". He has a point.

    • Yuki
      Yuki 3 дні тому +1

      @Luís Andrade pfft, you’re just trying to defend the fact you dumped all your savings on a picture that anyone can view. Your point is moot because, reality check: the Mona Lisa is a physical painting! (Not to mention took actual human effort and it’s worth a lot more than a lazy AI generated picture of an ugly monkey)

    • The Arbitrary Observer
      The Arbitrary Observer 28 днів тому

      That's probably why he said it.....Ha.

    • Bennyton
      Bennyton Місяць тому

      I have always said this

    • Joran Schneyer
      Joran Schneyer Місяць тому

      @JABRIEL251 Hard to miss the similarities, but if you don't mind I want to point out some differences I find interesting:
      If I understand the video correctly, since the plot of land is actually not registered anywhere officially for the buyer, the only one keeping a record of the contractual right is the company and the buyer whereas with NFTs the whole point is that there is no centralized authority who has a database of who owns what, but everyone taking part in the blockchain is logging that the buyer of the NFT now owns it. The thing is, that since there are many blockchains, who decides ownership of a thing that multiple NFTs on different blockchains claim to be evidence of?
      Another key difference is how it is used. NFTs primary use (at least what it seems like) is trading i.e. betting, that someone else might buy it from you later for a higher price while with the plots of land must people probably just want to own them as a gag or because they were misled and think this is the key to be officially recognized as a laird. Technically though NFTs could be used for all sorts of things. You could also have a company like Established Titles confirm the contractual rights with NFTs so that the blockchain they would choose for this is another "witness" to the contractual right.

    • Mike Cooper
      Mike Cooper Місяць тому

      All land is technically an NFT

  • Beep boop
    Beep boop Місяць тому +399

    I was very surprised you didn't mention the Wayback machine. Because if you use that, you'd see that initially the Established Titles website didn't refer to it as a novelty gift. They added that paragraph later so they can put their hands in the air and say "it's always been clear on the website. You knew exactly what you were getting if you looked at the website". But it was initially explained in a way that made it look much more legitimate, further proving that they were indeed trying to scam you.
    Also, I've seen several content creators apologize for ever running these sponsorship segments and some even explain the guidelines and checks they have for determining if they want to take the sponsorship deal. The click explained how he initially had five sponsorship segments for them booked. He started noticing red flags and comments about the company after one or two of those segments had aired and decided to not air the rest of the segments. He did further research and declined any further offers from the company, even noting in his apology video that they started to make offers for a ridiculous amount of sponsored segments in videos within a very short time frame. Double digits within a month.
    I'd seen a few videos with the Established Titles sponsorship in them, but never thought anything of it. They had me going "ah, that is funny. Guess the Scottish have some seriously bonkers customs after all. Probably too expensive for me though. I'm never going to have enough money to visit there anyway, so why would I need it? ". After the first one, my brain just filtered it out and after the second one i just started skipping the segments. It was annoying just like any other sponsor or ad that isn't interesting to me and I just wanted to get back to the video. I didn't care so i didn't pay attention to them, only occasionally noting that everyone seemed to be hopping on the trend.

    • Luke Wilson
      Luke Wilson 3 дні тому +1

      I remember several musicians doing similar apologies/backtracks after making NFT-exclusive songs before understanding the full extent of what NFTs were. I first learned about NFTs from an email I got from a musician I like about three songs she was releasing in limited quantities as NFTs, but quickly cancelled the releases after the first one. The email was in early January of that year, and I don’t think most people truly understood what they were until like late February.

    • Lime Mason
      Lime Mason 26 днів тому

      They had to add the label for idiots. It's like selling "X-Ray Goggles" and having a massive outrage that your very obviously not real goggles are fake, so you have to add a disclaimer. If you need to be told that something is a novelty or gag item, then you're exactly the kind of person this gift is meant for.

    • Grimloch Volek
      Grimloch Volek Місяць тому

      @Iesika a smart ass... I see,.. your not even worth a wasting my breath over responding to your comment no-one asked for....

    • Iesika
      Iesika Місяць тому +6

      @Grimloch Volek Do you not know how to use a search engine? If not, the wayback machine probably won't actually help you with anything.

    • Grimloch Volek
      Grimloch Volek Місяць тому +1

      @Auturgic Flosculator ok thx.. have a link?

  • Xanthia Webb
    Xanthia Webb Місяць тому +128

    What I love about this whole scam is that no one who owns these companies are from the UK. If they were they would know we have alot of old weird laws that are still technically there but aren't enforced for example a pregnant lady can technically stop a policeman and pee in his helmet 😂

    • ReadMyComment
      ReadMyComment 8 днів тому

      @Not Given I read its a scam based out of China

    • Not Given
      Not Given 11 днів тому +3

      They also owned that 'japanese' knife company, whose best product was their sharpening stone which really proved how bs their knives were.

    • Tornado Taylor
      Tornado Taylor 13 днів тому +8

      @Peter Houlihan while they worded it weirdly, that was a law at one point, not sure if it still is active

    • Oliver Taylor
      Oliver Taylor 17 днів тому +2

      I wonder if Hackney carriages (London taxis) still need to carry a bale of hay.

    • Alec Nickel
      Alec Nickel 27 днів тому +22

      @Peter Houlihan well, NOW you tell me.

  • WinzzWorld
    WinzzWorld Місяць тому +221

    This is why I chose to support the Principality of Sealand instead. Lordship through their website actually comes via royal decree. Sure, the princes are just a couple of chill dudes living in an old military installation, but they're royalty nonetheless!

    • jBread28
      jBread28 День тому

      Based Sealand enjoyers

    • Not Given
      Not Given 11 днів тому

      It was so good, the UK had to invade them just to stop it.

    • 221 b
      221 b 12 днів тому

      @Zucciniii They are valid in Sealand.

    • Peter Houlihan
      Peter Houlihan Місяць тому +3

      @Dan Beech Not according to the British government 🤣

  • Rms Of
    Rms Of Місяць тому +34

    I have a friend who is a admin assistant for a lord. He has a vacation property in Georgia, USA. I asked her what he thinks of this. She said that in one way he was happy because when he visited the US previously, most of the people he met told him that the only lord they were aware of was Jesus. But on the other hand, now that Americans are well aware of the title of lord, Scottish Titles has greatly cheapened it. They think he paid $49.95 on a website.

    • The Q
      The Q 5 днів тому

      dang, poor SOB couldnt win for losing

  • Francesc2000
    Francesc2000 2 місяці тому +16265

    When companies have to explain why they are not a scam, they usually are a scam.

    • Will
      Will 7 днів тому

      I sell fruit... but trust me, it's definitely not a scam or a front for illegal activity.
      I can see that you trust me even more now.

    • koila maoh
      koila maoh 9 днів тому

      @MeChupaUnHuevon Its basically mlm/pyramid scheme without the tupperware or essential oils and what not ... Its not a scam if they sponsor you.

    • Daniel Armstrong
      Daniel Armstrong 24 дні тому

      i mean if u literally thought u where going to be a lord your an idiot

    • Heckensteiner
      Heckensteiner 29 днів тому

      Yeah, the ringleader was stumped at some very basic questions that she should have been prepared to answer.

    • Topher The11th
      Topher The11th Місяць тому +1

      @Gustav Kuriga I will try to answer your question but I don't know WHICH one of my Comments yours is a reply to. If I knew, I'd answer. The Comment that I am replying to is "You do realize that your logic goes the opposite way too, right? By that same logic, how can you know any deal is legit?".

  • MicheleBella77
    MicheleBella77 Місяць тому +68

    They’ve had this scam for years and years. Have they just been reselling the same “plots” over and over? This is as equally as bad as buying and naming a star after someone.

    • Karolyn Knight
      Karolyn Knight 19 днів тому

      I object! Why would anyone really truly believe just anyone can be royalty? If we’re all royals then none of us are Royal. This is simply a fun gift while helping to plant trees.

    • spornge
      spornge 28 днів тому +1

      What I hate about all these conversation insitutes is they take money from people generally wanting to help the enviroment as well as in some cases money from goverment pay outs for conserving enviroment and actually litteraly do none of it, never mind the lord lady non sense the real problem is they are taking money from people who are trying to charitably save land. Which is not being saved

    • Gilad Barlev
      Gilad Barlev Місяць тому +16

      I don't think you're quite appreciating how small a square foot is. One acre is 43,560 square feet. Let's say that all of these businesses combined, and over their lifetimes (bear in mind that there's no way anyone was doing large volumes of this in the '90s) comes out to 10MM square feet. That's just 230 acres of Scottish woodlands, and almost certainly consists of oddly-shaped plots between other properties that hold no market value.
      I'm not saying that no one is double-selling land allocations, because greed, but there's really no need for anyone to do so.

    • joe g
      joe g Місяць тому +8

      Yeah I swear I've seen this Scottish land thing around since the 90s.

  • bloomnights
    bloomnights Місяць тому +28

    Established titles is basically doing the same thing my mom did when I was 5 and she gave a nasa certificate that said i was the most beautiful person in the planet lmao

    • Dynamic Editor
      Dynamic Editor 15 днів тому +1

      Aww... That's sooooo adorable! She sounds like she really goes out of her way to make you happy, given how imaginative this sounds.

  • arj.
    arj. Місяць тому +41

    everytime I saw this ad on youtubers videos; I always thought to myself, "you can't even visit the land, they can literally just re-sell the same plot to multiple people and no one would know or care."

    • Cage McKinsey
      Cage McKinsey Місяць тому +5

      They advertised last year that you could visit the land if you were in Scotland. It was on the FAQ page. The claim was you could have a picnic there but that you'd want to buy a larger piece of land, or it might get cramped. Apparently that was just a straight up lie.
      Edited - Turns out I purchased from Highland Titles, not Established Titles...easy to see how I'd be confused though all things considered.

  • faeembrugh
    faeembrugh Місяць тому +79

    I'm from Scotland and I used to work in the agricultural world and I met plenty of 'Lairds' which simply means a landholder and does not mean that person is a member of the aristocracy (although, of course, some are). Also, as you point out, aristocratic titles and arms etc are bestowed by the Lord Lyon of Scotland and not by some commercial company!

    • Speak Life Garden Homestead & Permaculture
      Speak Life Garden Homestead & Permaculture 9 годин тому

      ....Until now!... Because today, for only $19.95...you too can become a....⚔️🛡️
      .... Oh nevermind, I'm totally kidding! 😂🤣

    • Whitney Dahlin
      Whitney Dahlin 25 днів тому +1

      Man they do this on purpose! Just like the pyramid schemes. They encourage their independent sellers to say essential oils cure this and that but when people complain the company says oh we aren't responsible for what our independent sellers say about the product. Scam for sure.

  • Acertive Pillow
    Acertive Pillow 2 місяці тому +2208

    "Implications are not necessarily false advertising"
    And this is why so many scams are legal in the US.

    • Peter Houlihan
      Peter Houlihan Місяць тому

      @MicaiahBaron Yes

    • Slawischstreiter
      Slawischstreiter Місяць тому

      Buy a small piece of land in Scotland to become a lord! (you're not actually buying land or becoming a lord).
      Yup seems legit.

    • MicaiahBaron
      MicaiahBaron Місяць тому +1

      @Peter Houlihan Okay, I'll bite; are you a libertarian or an anarchist?

    • Peter Houlihan
      Peter Houlihan Місяць тому

      ​@MicaiahBaron It's gibs. It's the government taking your money then handing it back with strings attached.
      I live in a country with "free" healthcare. There is no marketplace of options, there's the option the politicians pick and a waiting line so long it might as well not exist.
      After taxes it still ends up more expensive than private healthcare, which anyone who can afford it buys.
      I'm sorry, but you're seriously deluded if you think we can just pass a few laws and make ourselves all as pampered as the political class.
      If we can do so much better then why hasn't anyone? Every western country is stuck in a late stage democracy, all pretending to each other that elections still matter and we have some kind of "power in government."
      The reality is that the government is our enemy and the more power it has the more subdued we are. "Democracy" is lipstick on a pig.

    • MicaiahBaron
      MicaiahBaron Місяць тому +1

      @Peter Houlihan Universal basic income is BASE income, then you work for more. Not income being set by the government. Look it up, it's really cool.
      Free healthcare could still keep a marketplace of options, which the government pays for. Think what we already have but actually covering everything, and for everyone (not just politicians).
      It's the same benefits our politicians already give themselves, weird that you think they deserve it more than me do.
      Democracy is about people having the power in government, and having the ability to exercise it. What we have right now isn't democracy; it's a neoliberal oligarchy. We can do so much better, and I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to actually have power in government.

  • neo bear
    neo bear Місяць тому +44

    I'm going to be honest I never even considered this might be seen as a scam or technically be a scam. I always saw it as a silly novelty playing on the idea of a "land lord" by selling you a square inch of land. Same thing with the "buy a star" things, I just saw them as fun novelties, I never considered that people might buy into them genuinely thinking they get to name a star.

    • Piotr
      Piotr 3 дні тому

      @Cage McKinsey have you seen ... advertisements?

    • Peter Houlihan
      Peter Houlihan Місяць тому +6

      Me neither. Just look at the comments section though. The frightening part is that all of those people vote.

    • Cage McKinsey
      Cage McKinsey Місяць тому +6

      If they advertise it as such and all the writing on the site that is easily readable says you become a Lord, then why wouldn't people think that?

    • Editor
      Editor Місяць тому +8

      Exactly! It really weirded me out to discover that people are so outraged about this

  • ApprenticeNostalgia
    ApprenticeNostalgia Місяць тому +17

    As a relatively average intelligent, college grad (albeit in a Social Science) I read through the regular word documents, as well as the fine prints repeatedly. And I was wrong. Somewhere, I had mislead myself into believing that Established Titles was selling me a 4x4 square foot plot of land. Or at least access to it.
    I checked the location. I looked on google maps. In my head, I genuinely thought I could fly out to Scotland, and camp at this little four foot by four foot plot of land. There were articles stating a requirement to keep the natural look of the land or something of the such. So, in my head, I thought, "Okay, I can't get a fire there, and probably can't cook, but I should be able to curl up in a sleeping bag and stay for the night."

    • KatzenjammerFuu
      KatzenjammerFuu 4 дні тому

      Just come and camp anyway. You don't need a silly little plot of land to do that.

    • Ghola Tleilaxu
      Ghola Tleilaxu 11 днів тому

      So that would be like an off-road SUV square foot?

    • Cage McKinsey
      Cage McKinsey Місяць тому +5

      They advertised it as such on their website. Last year when I bought it as a gift for my parents there was a section of the QA that asked whether you could see your plot when you were in Scotland. The answer they gave was yes, and that if you wanted to you could stay on that plot of land for the night or have a picnic (though they admitted that you would need to get one of the larger land packages for that to be feasible). I have no idea if they changed it in the last year, but it was incredibly misleading and I would assume some people purchased larger plots of land to maybe one day visit.
      Edited - Turns out I purchased from Highland Titles, not Established Titles...easy to see how I'd be confused though all things considered.

    • leoneil316
      leoneil316 Місяць тому +5

      I mean the good news is you can absolutely fly out here and go camping. Quite possibly on that exact spot. Legally. With a cooking fire. Though of course I am not your solicitor so don't just take my word for it.

  • Rick Van Dam
    Rick Van Dam Місяць тому +19

    when i was in scotland the tourguide said that scottish people are very serious abought their land
    and after i saw the established title it reminded me of what the guide said
    and seeing you cover this now i can see pretty quickly that yes they have ALOT of laws on land ownership

  • PerkulatorBenny
    PerkulatorBenny Місяць тому +7

    Just something I thought was a bit funny is how they're using the kind of evasive "politician speak" on their website. That's usually a pretty good indicator that something isn't right.
    Like the part where "you can choose to call yourself laird, or lord, or lady". You will not BECOME one, but you can CHOOSE to call YOURSELF that.
    I can also choose to call myself the King of England, the President of the United States, or the Master of the Universe. (Have you met my friend Adam? He's a prince! With a giant skull castle and everything.)
    Nobody is going to actually recognize those claims in any official capacity, but I can still choose to say it.

  • Zedeeyen
    Zedeeyen 2 місяці тому +10330

    As a Sottish person, I rolled my eyes at their ad the very first time I saw it. Not only is it an obvious scam, it's not even a new scam. I first heard of someone selling this stuff, via magazine ad, back in the 80s.

    • Othman Ahmad
      Othman Ahmad Місяць тому

      @Douglas Herron This video is wrong. Just like buying Tesla share. You buy based on future value. Unlike Tesla, land will always appreciate in value.

    • Othman Ahmad
      Othman Ahmad Місяць тому

      @Hevach Although true, I consider it a scam. There is no real property tied to the agreement. Only agreement to transfer coat of arms, a meaningless IP. The value of IP depends on its commercial output.
      What established Titles, sell, are shares on a piece of land, similar to common stock of a public company. Unfortunately there is no mechanism to transfer the entitlement, in Established Titles, to other people. Understandable because it will incur more costs, when it is more worthwhile to not allow any transfer, if conservation of the land is the primary aim.

    • Othman Ahmad
      Othman Ahmad Місяць тому

      @Darky's Makeup & Science but you can buy plots of land on earth. land laws only issue land titles with a minimum size, depending on which country, but a few people can share the land by signing a contract.

    • leoneil316
      leoneil316 Місяць тому

      I figure anyone who's fallen for this has never heard of the Highland Clearances.

    • NuncNuncNuncNunc
      NuncNuncNuncNunc Місяць тому

      It goes back to at least the late 60s. The issue came up in 1971 discussions to make sure souvenier plots would not need to go through the land registry as they could easily overburden the system.

  • TheSRow
    TheSRow Місяць тому +21

    Tbh you could run this scam with one piece of land and just keep selling it to multiple people. I think this is a variation on a classic scam where someone sells something the person can't see with a non-physical value attached (the title) and are told they will hold onto it. Because people are focused on the value not the object it can be resold over and over

    • TheSRow
      TheSRow Місяць тому

      @Alblaka Sounds like you may be a fan of established titles? Did you buy one?
      My point is you don't need thousands of acres to run the scam, however in Scotland there is a minimum size of unoccupied land you can sell and take ownership of so i suspect that is why

    • Alblaka
      Alblaka Місяць тому +2

      You could, but why resell the same minimal-size square over and over, when you're a real estate company with access to acres of hard-to-sell low-value land? Those tiny squares are essentially the garbage left-overs of their actual business, so by double-tapping them, they would not make any real additional profit, but set themselves up with a corpse in the closet.
      It's very clear they're trying their hardest to avoid any legally problematic aspects, so I'd actually believe they don't sell the same parcel of land twice.

    • crosshatch .
      crosshatch . Місяць тому +1

      These guys sold moon metres in 90, s

  • Casey0Casey
    Casey0Casey Місяць тому +18

    Omg the coffeezilla transformation was a laugh out loud moment for me lool

    • Ian Smith
      Ian Smith Місяць тому +1

      It was very well done.

  • VovelPunch
    VovelPunch Місяць тому +70

    As a Scot this makes me kinda mad. Established titles does nothing to protect our tiny woodlands. Those trees that we once had were taken a long time ago😂 And they aint coming back. Even if they plant 100000 Million trees...

    • Moose Lord
      Moose Lord 2 дні тому

      @RompotMechanikos Wow, that's so old! There are trees in the UK that are older than the US too! Twinsies XD

    • Piotr
      Piotr 3 дні тому

      @RompotMechanikos Your loss, it's a good program ;)

    • RompotMechanikos
      RompotMechanikos 3 дні тому

      Also, there are Trees in the USA that are older than the United Kingdom.
      Legit thousands of years old trees out west.

    • RompotMechanikos
      RompotMechanikos 3 дні тому

      @Piotr if I want to see nature, I just sit on my backporch.

    • Piotr
      Piotr 3 дні тому

      @RompotMechanikos Watch Ray Mears - Wild Britain if you want to see UK nature✌🏻

  • Elesis
    Elesis Місяць тому +22

    I feel like the biggest value of getting one of their titles isn't that you can call yourself Lord or Lady on a national or international stage, but to jokingly call yourself that in your friend group 😄

    • Piotr
      Piotr 3 дні тому

      @Peter Houlihan Hardly lord like behavior. Peasants!

    • Lana Gustafson
      Lana Gustafson 12 днів тому

      And to hang the framed title in your man cave

    • Lord AJ
      Lord AJ Місяць тому +1

      No need to spend money for that

    • Peter Houlihan
      Peter Houlihan Місяць тому +2

      @Notsy Zagts Sure, but you'd be surprised what people don't have the skills of confidence to make themselves and would prefer to buy. Just look in the average souvenier shop.

    • Notsy Zagts
      Notsy Zagts Місяць тому +3

      @Peter Houlihan Or just write up your own certificate and make the same joke for free.

  • Mr J
    Mr J 2 місяці тому +1548

    I feel bad for people who bought this for a loved one for Christmas thinking how cool it was going to be to explain to them what they got, and now there are dozens of videos explaining how they got scammed.

    • Noah Johnson
      Noah Johnson Місяць тому +1

      This just happened to me - I heard about this whole scam as it was coming out. Based on some of the ad examples at start, I guess my parents saw it on Ben Shaprio or Matt Walsh and thought it was legit, cause my fiancée and I are now apparently an official lord and lady.

    • Desperado
      Desperado Місяць тому +2

      @Peter Houlihan Well, to you and me, yeah.
      But its a question of how far can you push deceptive advertising?
      Where is the line of embellishment when it comes to advertising?
      Even if not a scam, you have to agree their language was deceptive.
      To us it might seen obvious but you have to put yourself in someone elses shoes here.
      What if they were old? Or mentally handicapped? Or just too trusting?
      Does that make it ok to take advantage of someone due to their shortcomings?
      I hate that way of thinking cuz its very selfish.
      What if it was one of your loved ones?
      Its easy to lose yourself in an ego trip of thinking your smarter then everyone else but unless your profiting from the same tactics, it gains you nothing but an ego boost; while screwing over others.
      An obvious scam is still a scam. Even if this isnt a classical scam.

    • Peter Houlihan
      Peter Houlihan Місяць тому

      I don't feel bad at all for anyone who got seriously taken in by this. Less than a minute's thought should have made it obvious it's just a novelty gift.

    • You can save 15 % or more on car insurance
      You can save 15 % or more on car insurance Місяць тому

      @Sporkmaker5150 at least thargoids aren't attacking it

    • Desperado
      Desperado Місяць тому +2

      @CrimsonVipera I just wanna add that the problem was never that they dont work with charities but rather the specifics of it: i.e how much out of the sales are they donating to planting? Is it a dollar a tree or...?
      Thats what the problem is with est titles.
      The way they word their sales to mean things.
      Oh and dont worry about the people who insult you. Clearly they dont know what theyre talking about so result to insults as theyre too simple of mind to have an actual discussion.
      You can still find common ground and respect for the other side no matter the disagreement.

  • Formulka
    Formulka Місяць тому +6

    Whenever someone uses "cancel" as a defense, they have no defense.

  • Mistah J's Arcade
    Mistah J's Arcade Місяць тому +1

    Such a shame, I bought one of these for the tree planting. The fact that, that aspect is questionable at best really sucks.

  • Unlearning Economics
    Unlearning Economics Місяць тому +1

    Almost clicked off when you played the "it's called soccer" clip, but fantastic video. This kind of thing really does undermine legitimate sponsorships and I'd never thought about it in that way.

  • No No
    No No Місяць тому +5

    Thank you way too many UAclipsr have been trying to push this bs on me 😢 even the ones I like

  • RossetaStoned91
    RossetaStoned91 Місяць тому +1260

    This is literally the same scam the "Buy a Star" people pulled. They would send a certificate with a listed dedicated star, but it isn't recognized on any registry other than the company's. And since they are essentially selling nothing but a piece of paper and frame, they could pour all their money into advertisements.

    • Megharoni
      Megharoni Місяць тому

      @RossetaStoned91 All true, but I don't think it needs to be official to be fun. For as long as you're alive, that star can have your name. It's like... naming a boulder after yourself on a hike route you're always taking. It's named after you for as long as you're willing to believe it, for your entire life if you want. But someone else might have a different name for it entirely. You just can't take it too seriously. It's still fun to know someone out there has a registry that claims that star by your name, and you have a certificate to match. (If you can't tell, I had a "star named after me" as a 9-yr-old and when I got it, I read all the booklets that came with it that told me clearly the name wasn't official. But I still loved it!) Still... When it comes to actual landownership with an "established title," it's quite different.

    • RossetaStoned91
      RossetaStoned91 Місяць тому

      @Megharoni You say that but your not actually 'officially' naming any of them. There is a whole scientific community that have identified and named a vast number of stars visible by the naked eye, but the names of stars sold to customers by that company mean absolutely nothing to them or any type of global community. The only register the stars name is listed in when you 'buy' one is the companies so there is nothing official about them. An astronomy professor I had told me it broke his heart once because he had to explain to a couple that the star they named after their baby that passed couldn't be pointed out by it's name because in all respects there wasn't a star that had actually been labeled that.

    • Exosome
      Exosome Місяць тому

      You mean the star I've just purchased isn't mine!!!?

    • Megharoni
      Megharoni Місяць тому

      That at least makes more sense because there are countess stars in the sky and there's nothing wrong with the idea of naming them, especially when you also recieve the offical star's name, which is just some letters and numbers. But trying to sell land, here, on earth, when laws and stuff exist around this? Bizarre plan to even try it.

    • Dr Jonesey
      Dr Jonesey Місяць тому

      @Old Man Black Socks We all, nope, you may though.

  • Nicholas Boleky
    Nicholas Boleky Місяць тому

    I always saw these ads and thought I would be a Lord. Happy I watched this before I went that far. Feels like a solid scam IMO even if they think they have disclaimers. Like Legal Eagle says... You cant advertise one thing and just add disclaimers that claim the opposite.

  • Winter Willow
    Winter Willow Місяць тому +1

    I watched one UAclipsr advertise that you can actually go to Scotland and visit the plot of land and watch them plan the tree. Total BS. Thanks for this video.

  • LeSarthois
    LeSarthois Місяць тому +152

    A French UAclipsr bought a title from a different website, months ago. He didn't detected the fraud (tho he emitted doubt over the legitimacy of the process) but more importantly, his certificate gave the location of the tree he planted.
    While the website advertized a "Blackwood" land/forest in Scotland, the tree was planted... in Pakistan.

    • Yi Qing Tan
      Yi Qing Tan Місяць тому +2

      Well, at least he knows sort of for sure that a tree was planted somewhere, I guess

    • Siberius Wolf
      Siberius Wolf Місяць тому

      Trees were probably being planted in Pakistan there anyway as part of a routine cycle.

    • Slawischstreiter
      Slawischstreiter Місяць тому +29

      That's probably the part where they're "dedicating" the land in Scotland to you whatever that means, and the tree is being planted separately by another company. Which I guess was in Pakistan.

  • Odysseus Rex
    Odysseus Rex Місяць тому

    I have to admit, my impression, even before I ever saw an Established Titles ad, was that the term "Laird" in Scotland was simply an indicator of land ownership, like "Landlord" here in the States. As such, I thought that it applied to any land owner, but thought it had nothing to do with actual nobility. Evidently I was wrong about that but, nonetheless, any person who purchased one of these and thought it made them part of Scottish nobility is an idiot. This far, I have never seen credible evidence of anyone making that mistake. It seems clear to me that all of the people shown here between25:51 and 26:37 understand perfectly well that tis is a joke. In particular, the buffoon in the Burger King crown is obviously not taking it seriously. If you know something is a joke, then you are not being scammed. If you are too stupid to tell it's a joke, that is on you, it's still not a scam.

  • Theology In Cinema
    Theology In Cinema 2 місяці тому +1919

    My family is aggressively proud of their Scottish Heritage, and are also easily duped by anything on the internet. My gullible father was heavily duped by a predecessor of this company, and actually gave up thousands of dollars to them, all while thinking he was "rebuilding our family legacy." These scams can actually hurt people pretty bad.

    • Eddie Johnson
      Eddie Johnson Місяць тому

      It is so sad that Americans are being duped by these scam artists. The only way you can become a peer is by being knighted by the Monarch.

    • Albinojackrussel
      Albinojackrussel Місяць тому +4

      @History AndHorseplaying and what proportion those who immigrated were wealthy? I would bet it's significantly less than a percent

    • History AndHorseplaying
      History AndHorseplaying Місяць тому +1

      @Albinojackrussel That’s actually not true, a lot of wealthy, highly successful Scottish people came to the colonies to make even more money, many of them were tobacco shippers/importers. And many of them stayed.

    • Faramund
      Faramund Місяць тому

      Any way to get your money back?

    • Louis Sanderson
      Louis Sanderson Місяць тому

      These companies prey on gullible American’s who some how think they’re Scottish because their great x10 grandmother was Scottish.

  • Darklord Ky
    Darklord Ky Місяць тому

    I have for a long time, looked at just about anything as a scam. Especially if it involves an aggressive marketing strategy that just pops up our if nowhere.
    Everything is a scam until proven otherwise

  • Ma name Jeff Beezos
    Ma name Jeff Beezos Місяць тому

    this was one of the biggest disappointments for me. I thought it was such a fun concept and just a nice thing that existed. but noooooooooooooooooo, we can never have nice things.

  • John Parker
    John Parker Місяць тому

    Glad I didn't buy for me or my fiancé, I was in the very early stages of receiving from a brain injury when I heard about it and everything was saying that you would legally be come a lord or lady in Scotland, and yes I thought that it would make you legally a lord or lady and that the tree would be planted on that land but I didn't have enough money to buy the couples package so I didn't. I'm glad I watched this video and now I know the true legality of exactly why this is a cash grab scam, the advertising was as clear as mud. Thank you L.E. I would very much rather plant trees myself while I'm alive or be burried in a treepod. I would prefer to use my life to plant things and be as eco friendly as I can than ship money to a cash grab scam that isn't a non-profit organization.

  • Megan
    Megan Місяць тому +4

    Kind of embarrassed that I got this for my parents 😅 I'm a kid but still

    • Senofotte
      Senofotte Місяць тому +3

      So how could you've spent 50 dollars if you're a kid? Which money?

  • Sylv0
    Sylv0 2 місяці тому +1923

    I am so happy that you brought up the fact that they use "environmental conservation" as a defense when it is clear that only a small fraction of their income actually goes to it. I feel like both defenders and critics have been really bad at mentioning it, when in my eyes it is the most important point. It seems better to just give the money directly to charity and skip having trees cut down for a bogus piece of paper.

    • Iain 97
      Iain 97 Місяць тому +1

      @Andrew Diaz YES ❤️ thank you for talking about the saplings dying as even ignorant ET it’s a huge issue in the UK that saplings are just left and die

    • Ari
      Ari 2 місяці тому +5

      @Andrew Diaz I live in a rainforested area and a person I know worked for a tree planting organization, however what made them different from a charity was that they would plant a variety of native plants from the area into ground that was cleared for farming a long time ago and no longer used, so small sections at a time, and would maintain and monitor that area and remove pest species. The company worked with many locals and indigenous folks too who knew the land really well. If a company is mass planting trees in large swathes at a time, ask yourself why, what species, and if they will bother to actually nurture those plants as they grow. Tree planting efforts absolutely can have an impact but planting them with a blatant disregard for the land beneath them and the ecosystem around them is no better than using it for agriculture. Proper restoration of lost land is a long arduous process that involves careful study and constant maintenance.

    • Марина Ёлкина
      Марина Ёлкина 2 місяці тому +11

      More should be said about "planting trees" is not the only way to help environment, and if done carelessly and without planning it does more harm than good. Rows of trees of one kind, growing in a place they never intended to be, is not a way to promote your business.

    • Chris Winchell
      Chris Winchell 2 місяці тому +9

      Fun fact: the trees used in the paper industry come for sustainably managed forests and, thus, are sustainable. The paper industry is also working on making the mills run on more renewable/green energy to lower their carbon emissions industry wide. Some companies are further along on the green energy than others though.

    • Galaxy001
      Galaxy001 2 місяці тому +5

      31:05 sort of covers the point

  • Incognito
    Incognito Місяць тому

    I'd never trust a sponsored ad regardless of who it came from, because in the end it's still an ad. I'll do some research if I'm interested in the product or service. Regardless of who is doing it, it doesn't feel like it makes sense to trust a sponsorship only on the merit of the person's character.

  • Ryan
    Ryan Місяць тому

    It's a shame that some of my favorite UAclipsrs like Dane Pavitt and Dangerville are sponsored by this "company."

  • mittfh
    mittfh Місяць тому +1

    Given you highlighted that many of their ads either don't mention or obfuscate the title carrying no legal weight, and likely without explicitly stating Terms and Conditions apply, they could potentially get in proverbial hot water with the UK's Advertising Standards Authority for misleading advertising...

  • Bangles Marshall
    Bangles Marshall Місяць тому +2

    I always thought of ot was just a gag gift. But I did think they planted a tree on your 'plot' , I didn't read too closely, because I had seen the price and trying to work out if the shits n giggles ratio was equal to my dollars, and how inssuferable my husband might make the joke.

  • Vander Karl
    Vander Karl 2 місяці тому +290

    "They're basically making land NFTs"
    This is hilarious and mostly accurate! The only thing it's really lacking is the cryptography aspect haha

    • MatthewPogi 1558
      MatthewPogi 1558 2 місяці тому

      To be fair, what’re they gonna do..? Physicallu steal the land? 🤣

    • haphazard1342
      haphazard1342 2 місяці тому +12

      NFTs don't really make any use of the "cryptography" of blockchain either: they literally just use it as a registry. I think this makes the comparison apt. The only way this gimmick could get any more ridiculous is if they actually created NFTs for the plots, which I predict someone may already be doing somewhere else under a different scam premise.

    • Rilias
      Rilias 2 місяці тому +10

      It feels a lot like owning land in the metaverse.

  • C.H.A.B.I.S.
    C.H.A.B.I.S.  Місяць тому +1

    Well, it probably works since the English term for people leasing rooms is already landlord/landlady. It's just a term, not a title, though as far as I know. I own a house in Switzerland so I can call myself "lord" in that sense already. According to Art. 39 Abs. 2 Ziff. 3 ZGB, Art. 25 ZStV you can't officially register titles in the Swiss civil status register so you probably can't put anything on your Swiss passport, even if you are an actual Scottish Lord. But on your business card you are free (...to make yourself look like a fool... ;)

  • Mark Gresch
    Mark Gresch Місяць тому

    Honestly, when I saw this advertised, I immediately thought of all the planetary/moon land selling scams.

  • Mark Dominy
    Mark Dominy Місяць тому

    He needs to do a lawyered video for burn notice

  • TJ
    TJ Місяць тому +1

    I can’t believe that you trashed the UKs legal system 😂 it’s fabulous in comparison to yours 😂. I’m now questioning if you’re an actual lawyer because you should have knowledge and intelligence to be one.

  • Jake Branthe
    Jake Branthe 2 місяці тому +1540

    Their whole "call yourself a Lord or Lady" deal is basically using the "Can I go to the bathroom? - I dunno, CAN you?" logic.
    _You will not become a Lord or Lady if you pay us +$50, but you CAN call yourself one. Also here's a paper in a frame that says you CAN call yourself a lord or lady. We don't know if others will agree, but between you and me- since you pay us. Sure kiddo, you're a lord or lady. :)_
    Basically, you are paying for a paper in a frame. That's it. You don't own any land, you don't own any official titles, you only own that paper in a frame. They forwarded your $1 to the group that does plant trees, but the rest of your money is in their pockets now.

    • 1337azaltuth
      1337azaltuth Місяць тому +2

      except according to the video; you pay $139 for the paper in a frame, for $50 you just get a document sent to your email that you can print yourself.

    • Think Foxy
      Think Foxy Місяць тому

      Exactly like those people who buy land on the moon lol 😂

    • Andrew Alexander
      Andrew Alexander Місяць тому

      @Sasssky What we don't know is if they were claiming the donations where part of the their contractual obligated trees to be planted. Or just their donations as part of a company that cared for conservation. Don't get me wrong they are a scam and were using carefully chosen words to confuse and mislead their customers. They let the tubers they sponsor lie and used the cover "that they didn't stick to the guidelines they sent' for why they shouldn't be responsible for those lies. I am just saying the tree planting part of the user contract is such a small amount of profits they would be bringing in and the fact that they weren't the actual planters I don't see them leaving their butts hanging in the air.

    • MrACP1911
      MrACP1911 Місяць тому

      @o who in their right mind would think that, I purchased two for my friends for shits and giggles, you guys are taking it WAaaaay to seriously.

    • MrACP1911
      MrACP1911 Місяць тому

      It’s just a fun gift, we really cares LOL

  • Calmcraft
    Calmcraft Місяць тому

    Honestly it was already scamish. In my opinion, as long as the donation to conservationist stuff they claim isn't false it's still a decent gag gift.

  • Alrighty
    Alrighty Місяць тому

    This sounds similar to the content creator putting the disclaimer “not financial advice” then go on to give financial advice. Now the SEC is going after them

  • Maya Orozco
    Maya Orozco Місяць тому +1

    This is basically like buying a t-shirt that has the imprint "king/queen" on it.

  • James H.
    James H. Місяць тому

    I really doubt anyone would buy it if they knew they weren't actually becoming a lord/lady, especially for $100.

  • Lil Puppy
    Lil Puppy 2 місяці тому +1466

    I always just considered things like this a novelty item instead of something that could be legally upheld. Like the "buy a star" and "buy property on the moon" ones too. They're just a "I don't like you enough to buy you something useful for your birthday" type of gifts.

    • Tony Fleming
      Tony Fleming Місяць тому

      @Arsena No, that's people being idiots and then whining about it.

    • Mega Brick
      Mega Brick 2 місяці тому

      The 'property on the Moon' thing was not initially intended as a scam: a guy realized that only _nations_ were not allowed to lay claim to the Moon, meaning that legally, individuals could. So he pronounced his claim. It was intended to be entirely serious, but unfortunately most nations don't take it seriously. I wish they did, though. It's a clever loophole.

    • Noah Workman
      Noah Workman 2 місяці тому +3

      @Katarh i used to sponsor a gorrilla at a zoo it was a fun gift for a kid and the zoo spent the money on stuff for the enclosure and food. There was even a weekend where you could go to the zoo for free on a saturday.

    • Noah Workman
      Noah Workman 2 місяці тому

      Ehh at 50 dollars that's not dislike it's pettiness could've gotten them a grocery gift card or gas card for less and at least it would be practical. I assume this is for people who might enjoy that kind of thing

    • SquareEyes
      SquareEyes 2 місяці тому

      Bruh, I got land on the moon from my pop :(

  • Lulukins
    Lulukins Місяць тому

    The argument about “that doesn’t make any sense, by that logic, everyone in Scotland is Laird/Lady” is how I knew it was a scam years ago. It just not possible for such a title be $50 and anyone who hasn’t even took a step in Scotland could get it.
    I guess a lot of people don’t know how nobility works? Maybe I’m lucky because I’m an English major and had to read a lot of Shakespeare and stuff like that.
    I don’t know how people fell for it. I think it’s the marketing. It made this sound so easy. Plus, people probably thought “who would like about something that can be so easily factchecked?” And since it’s an obvious scam, the government would probably shut them down by now. But I guess it’s hard when it’s an international scam. Plus, it’s hard to believe someone would lie about something so easily factchecked.

  • StarSword-C
    StarSword-C Місяць тому +4

    Me sitting here amused because I'm already a Laird, on account of that being my grandmother's maiden name 😜

  • carlos oliveira
    carlos oliveira Місяць тому

    It's a scam. You can have a framed document made, stating you're anything, for a tenth as much.

  • Princess Weekes
    Princess Weekes Місяць тому

    As a real princess* I am glad I was always sus about this. I don’t trust anyone trying to sell land in any country, much less one that was colonized at any point. Issa mess
    *my name is legally princess and has been since birth 😂

  • Jeffrey Leung
    Jeffrey Leung 2 місяці тому +5611

    The most hilarious part of ET, that I didn't see in any video, was that you could not purchase the item if you are in *Scotland*.

    • Scott Edward
      Scott Edward 2 місяці тому

      Hmmmmm

    • Not Always
      Not Always 2 місяці тому +1

      ​@Jaydan Smith A DDoS attack is simply someone making a bunch of connection requests at once, but you wouldn't be getting incoming connection requests on your home router so that makes no sense. A VPN just tunnels your traffic but even then, your IP address is still visible by your ISP because your internet would not work otherwise. VPNs are only good for needing to change your location for websites that only get the proxy ip.

    • Jaydan Smith
      Jaydan Smith 2 місяці тому +1

      @Not Always they can access your router , check the model and find other vulnerabilities also they can DDoS you which is just finding where you live in whatever country ect. But any script kiddie can do that. Again no one is going to go threw that trouble unless your like a multi million dollar CEO or something

    • stoobie94
      stoobie94 2 місяці тому

      Because, under Scottish law, you do not own anything. You have no deed. Nothing. Funnily enough, despite them promising that you can sue them, should they sell the land; you can't. You own nothing.

    • Not Always
      Not Always 2 місяці тому

      @Jaydan Smith no, it isnt. there is no such thing as hacking an ip address

  • Alyssa Campbell
    Alyssa Campbell Місяць тому

    A popular youtuber just recently pulled their advert of Established Titles due to complaints that it's a scam. They claimed that they made $0 from them. Is this maybe not true? Did they likely make money?

  • J R
    J R Місяць тому +1

    19:55 is it just me or is it really odd that she is in what appears to be an empty room doing that interview?

  • 6F85
    6F85 Місяць тому

    Shoddy yet easy money
    That's all there is to it
    It's a snake oil sale
    And even a couple of my favorite creators went on their way to participate in it
    And it's disappointing because money is 10000 times more important now than it ever was
    Therefore, people are falling shorter and shorter for the sake of said money

  • Justine Cooper
    Justine Cooper Місяць тому

    Ten minutes of searching the internet was all it took to find out that ET is a scam.

  • Silvercrypto2022
    Silvercrypto2022 2 місяці тому +811

    The biggest problem is they made the claim that you “legally” become a Lord. Also, all of those disclaimers came AFTER they got exposed. The “fun novelty product” part especially was explicitly added in the last week

    • Sean Dobbins
      Sean Dobbins 2 місяці тому +2

      @DS9TREK which would make them not just American then. It's also worth noting that John Paul Getty Jr renounced his U.S. citizenship upon gaining British citizenship and being knighted.

    • DS9TREK
      DS9TREK 2 місяці тому +1

      @Sean Dobbins Americans can hold substantive knighthoods if they obtain dual citizenship. John Paul Getty Jr went from honourary knight to substantive upon gaining British citizenship.

    • DS9TREK
      DS9TREK 2 місяці тому +2

      @Tihomir Rasperic there is no English Crown. It's the British Crown.

    • David Rich
      David Rich 2 місяці тому +1

      @Anak Zahard They are certainly not dumber. At best, this was going to a completely vacuous title with no real world value. At worst, it’s basically the same, only your “title” isn’t recognized by the UK. It was always going to be worthless, even if the title were “technically” true.
      I have no sympathy for the anyone who got duped by this. You wanted something worthless, instead you got a slightly different kind of worthless. Anyone with one iota of common sense should’ve seen what was going on.

    • Anak Zahard
      Anak Zahard 2 місяці тому

      @David Rich People who buy it because they think its a gag/joke gift are even dumber. They could literally just print the card themselves and still call themselves a lord and then donate all of the $50 to a charity instead of it going to some shady ultra rich multi-miliionaires running a scam business in HK to dodge taxes and lawsuits.

  • ToyaLeeJB
    ToyaLeeJB Місяць тому +1

    Ok I've been watchinh you for a while but I have finally decided to subscribe. The fact that you actually use your sponsors is immediately a plus. I am willing to trust you and support you in any way. Good day sir

  • Ma name Jeff Beezos
    Ma name Jeff Beezos Місяць тому

    LOL, when I first heard it being a scam, my immediate thought was also that it was like land nfts.

  • Ryan Spikowski
    Ryan Spikowski Місяць тому

    The problem is that this same company has other scam companies they run as well

  • Darth Meow
    Darth Meow Місяць тому

    As an American, I saw the title as a mere meaningless tack-on to your name that carries no power or privilege whatsoever because I don't think of feudal nobility as a thing that actually exists in any meaningful way. I was under the impression that yes, you could technically claim a title but said title was functionally meaningless and would gain you nothing whatsoever beyond the mere ability to say that yes you in fact hold a useless and powerless title. To me it came across like those deals where you can buy a diploma or priesthood from some school or church that only really exists on paper. Sure, you can technically call yourself a Doctor or Reverend but it means nothing and is worth only the paper it's printed on.
    However, from what's being said here you don't even get the useless technicality.

  • NotOverlyAcerbic
    NotOverlyAcerbic 2 місяці тому +7717

    the fact that an attorney is not worried about using the word scam anywhere in the vicinity of a company is very telling.

    • Agin
      Agin 22 дні тому +1

      @wisenber Exactly. And the normal definition if we look at scambaiting etc, usually involves a substantial harm to the victim of the scam. Life savings gone, tied into exorbitant contracts with hidden stings, etc etc. It’s obviously a product a lot of people wouldn’t buy, but what do they think they’re getting for $50? No reasonable person thinks they’ve become royalty or aristocracy for a one off payment of $50.

    • SDbit
      SDbit Місяць тому

      @aSS Goblin It’s so mind blowing how most of the people are uneducated idiots who don’t know anything about how land is being sold. You literally need a notary for a land to be sold. You need to be added to the specific land registry. The space needs to be measured and new plot needs to be created. People even talking about it and falling for this obvious scam blows my mind and shows why democracy should be illegal because actually 90% off ppl if not more are mindless workers.

    • Ky Rae
      Ky Rae 2 місяці тому

      The “CEO” of E T might say it’s a novelty but on the FAQ it doesn’t say it’s a novelty. It actually took some digging to find somewhere that states this is anything denying that it’s an official, legal thing.

    • Federico Antonietti
      Federico Antonietti 2 місяці тому

      @thekidfromcanada wdym?

    • Maverick Jones
      Maverick Jones 2 місяці тому +1

      People thought this was legit in the first place? It’s obviously a novelty

  • Captain Joshua Gleiberman
    Captain Joshua Gleiberman Місяць тому

    I would like your take on Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution. For example what would happen if a Postman bought a souvenir plot of land from Established Titles.

  • The Explosion - الانفجار
    The Explosion - الانفجار 19 днів тому +1

    I think it's beyond ridiculous that a million people+ wanted to be a "lOrD, or lAdy". Especially when you are living in a place where calling yourself that would look weird, and out of place.

  • ꧁Mike Sully꧂
    ꧁Mike Sully꧂ Місяць тому

    The thing is I thought it was illegal for any US citizen to accept any title of nobility??

  • Arcanadragon
    Arcanadragon Місяць тому +5

    One of my favorite UAclipsrs advertised Established Titles, and at first, I got excited. This was the first time I'd ever heard about Established Titles, so I went to the website to see if it was actually true that I could become a landowner with a real noble title. I looked all over the website, and after possibly an hour or two of digging on both their website and on Google, I finally took my finger off of the "checkout" button, realizing that this title was possibly not officially recognized by anyone but Established Titles itself. I still didn't know if this was the case, but my doubts were enough to warn me that I probably would not be an actual landowner or noble by investing in this company.
    Maybe I'm just more easily misled than average, but...if I am an example of an average person clicking on Established Titles's website, then I would say that their advertising is, in fact, very misleading. All you're actually paying for is the privilege of Established Titles, a private company that owns a small chunk of Scottish land, to pretend you're a Lord or Lady - and you won't be a Lord or Lady by any other organization's standards, let alone an actual landowner.
    You don't own the land, and you don't get a title. The certificate you get in the mail will only be officially recognized by Established Titles, and not anyone else. The fact that I wasn't 100% certain about any of this even after reading their website several times and digging through random articles and blogs is either proof that I am more easily misled than average, or that the average person does not understand what Established Titles actually promises when they buy one of the company's products.
    Yes, charities sometimes do have to throw a bit of a party in order to attract anyone's attention and get donations. My personal issue with Established Titles's approach is that their party is misleading in a way that many other charities' parties are not. It's not fair that they're taking away attention from reputable charities by promising something to their customers that isn't real.
    Thank you so much, LegalEagle, for explaining this all in such depth!!!

  • Peter Lewis
    Peter Lewis 2 місяці тому +626

    What baffles me is why a scam company (or at the very least a dubious one) would approach a lawyer for a sponsorship...

    • eekee
      eekee 2 місяці тому +1

      @bmac Wellp, now I know I don't want to follow Emily D Baker. :) It's interesting to know that, though.

    • bmac
      bmac 2 місяці тому +3

      @eekeeother lawyers like Emily D Baker already sponsored this and continue to do so. She hasn’t lost any subscribers or support. So there have been lawyers promote this.. which is kinda surprising but I guess money talks.

    • Nifralo
      Nifralo 2 місяці тому

      Scots law is really different from American law especially property law.

    • Copper Fronts
      Copper Fronts 2 місяці тому +1

      @eekee Oh, I wasn't talking about him specifically. I was talking about lawyers in general.

    • eekee
      eekee 2 місяці тому

      @Copper Fronts In this particular case, I think it's not in Legal Eagle's interest to promote a scam. Other lawyers would call him out, people would lose trust in him in general, and he'd lose a lot of his UAclips income.

  • Faladrin
    Faladrin Місяць тому

    I mean sure, most people who have bought one of these probably knew it was a lark, but... doesn't it only take one person who really doesn't get it for there to be a problem? There really are idiots out there.

  • Troy McDaniel
    Troy McDaniel Місяць тому

    Generally everything promoted by sponsorship or paid video on UAclips is crap. Pretty much anything I see sponsored goes on a list of things I will never buy. I have done research into several "just because" and every one has ether been a scam, selling crappy quality for premium prices, or way overpriced for the same items you can get from other places.

  • Alan
    Alan Місяць тому

    Its a scam and false advertising; the fact that so many of the creators truly believed it made you a real Lord tell you how good the deceiving was.

  • LordBitememan
    LordBitememan Місяць тому

    I'm going to start a business called "Established Peasants." In it I'll let anyone who bought a plot of land from Established Titles contractually bind a real Scotsman to go to that square foot of land and farm wheat on it.

  • David Richards
    David Richards Місяць тому +951

    Their website was edited to say it’s “a fun gift, meant for a good laugh” after Scott made his videos calling them out 😂

    • StochasticUniverse
      StochasticUniverse Місяць тому +1

      @Leonard Greenpaw Some people pay a lot more than that. It's all relative to how much money you have.

    • illansuu
      illansuu Місяць тому +10

      @Leonard Greenpaw in all honesty you can pretend that you are a lord way cheaper by just buying a toysword and a toy crown. Shouldnt cost you more than 20 bucks

    • Hilton Elske
      Hilton Elske Місяць тому +14

      Now it says "funniest gift of 2022" eith emojis

    • B
      B Місяць тому +8

      That was already there a year ago. Check the way back machine.

    • Leonard Greenpaw
      Leonard Greenpaw Місяць тому +61

      Ah yes, I usually pay 160$ for a gag gift, doesnt everyone?

  • MovieSquad
    MovieSquad Місяць тому

    The only content creator I saw with a sponsorship for an established title who made it clear that it was a meaningless novelty is Brandon Rogers

  • Zombie King
    Zombie King Місяць тому +1

    Well, I’m not smart, but I’m not dumb enough to fall for this, although I thought the idea of being called a Lord pretty cool.

  • MyANTHEMS
    MyANTHEMS Місяць тому

    Another case of fully cooked adults not knowing when to admit fault and owning it. its not that malicious, own it and move on.

  • Grimloch Volek
    Grimloch Volek Місяць тому +1

    You eluded to raid shadow legends..I spend hundreds of dollars on that game and constantly furiously enraged by the appalling price gouging and pathetic shard openings on rare, epic, void, and legendary shards but there's not another game close to its level, the in-depth strategy not only with each character but how to incorporate the synergy between teams, going into battles and bosses is top notch production of entire game .. nothing touches it, perhaps Diablo immortal which doesn't even work on android phones so I have no access to play it but there even worse on the Price gouging.. e.e. (eternal evolution) is the game people are leaving raid for but I don't care for it, its not even close to the feel and polished production of raid.. what gives and please send me links to anyone covering this

  • DeadInDenton
    DeadInDenton 2 місяці тому +2379

    As a Scot, every time a UAclipsr launches into an Established Titles sponsorship ad, my eye starts to twitch uncontrollably.

    • Squarewhale728
      Squarewhale728 Місяць тому

      @dying like a hobby How is it a stupid comment? Do tell. And also who are you aiming the comment at?

    • dying like a hobby
      dying like a hobby Місяць тому

      @Squarewhale728 and do you really think i give a rats ass about rather or not anyone asked me? I see a stupid comment i say something

    • Squarewhale728
      Squarewhale728 Місяць тому

      @dying like a hobby I don't think anyone asked you

    • dying like a hobby
      dying like a hobby Місяць тому

      I dont think you are a scott. Sorry to say.

    • Squarewhale728
      Squarewhale728 Місяць тому +1

      Aye, my mam had a similar reaction 😂

  • PeCoBe
    PeCoBe Місяць тому

    Just look at the numbers
    Money they donated: around 40k UK money
    2015 quarterly revenue: 1Million.
    That in my town is called a Scam 😎

  • John Smith
    John Smith Місяць тому

    Well, it was possible to name a Star after a person. But since only 4 or 5? scientists received this honour for their work involved in discovering those stars, it probably isn't feasible

  • Gisel
    Gisel Місяць тому +1

    What bothers me the most is that most youtubers who accepted the sponsorships say that it's supposed to be clear that it's just a novelty/gimmick, which goes against the reason they gave to their viewers why they should purchase these titles in the first place. They stated the titles were official, that could be used in official paperwork, that people would OWN a piece of land, that there was a loophole. All of those reasons point to established titles ACTUALLY offering Lord or Ladyship, not it being just a piece of paper. It was a scam through and through and these youtubers were highly irresponsable for schilling for this company, and even worse for still defending it.

    • Jack
      Jack Місяць тому

      Anyone who knew the most basic elements of the culture they were attempting to buy a title from would know it wasn't legitimate. You do own that land under law, the loophole is the fact Scotland allows for tourist plots. Basically a plot of land you have no control over that has no utility. The records exist with the company in question who under the law is allowed to self administrate their own system. The titles exists under the law as an agreement between two parties, you and whatever company sold you that "title". Anyone else can freely agree to call you by that title however anyone has the right to ask for proof of that title and can refuse to call you by that title without it. This is something you can freely do in the UK however you can't use certain titles on official documentation as you are unable to legally prove you hold that official title. What individual UAclipsrs did under different jurisdictions I can't defend but what the company did isn't illegal.

  • FeedMeYourRage Tears are acceptable
    FeedMeYourRage Tears are acceptable Місяць тому

    Dude this is just something to show your friends for fun, If you thought anything else then you were probably the scammer here. Imagine selling plaques saying best team ever and having it show up on youtube as a scam.

  • Sochima Nwobia
    Sochima Nwobia 2 місяці тому +677

    Legal Eagle transforming into CoffeeZilla is legitimately terrifying. A great legal mind and a penchant for masochistic research, truly a formidable man

    • Sarah E Lambrechtsen
      Sarah E Lambrechtsen 2 місяці тому

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one who noticed 😂

    • Copper Fronts
      Copper Fronts 2 місяці тому

      @Brian Baird haha i didnt watch til the end but i went back cause of you and it was worth it

    • IdealSound & Performance
      IdealSound & Performance 2 місяці тому +1

      @MyRegardsToTheDodo same i was scrolling for a bit in despair

    • MyRegardsToTheDodo
      MyRegardsToTheDodo 2 місяці тому +2

      That was awesome (and the comment I was looking for).

    • IdealSound & Performance
      IdealSound & Performance 2 місяці тому +1

      So awesome I was worried not many would understand

  • Thomas Morgan
    Thomas Morgan Місяць тому

    In regards to the illegality of literally advertising one thing and putting disclaimers stating the exact opposite, my friend, family, and myself were similarly misled as well as countless other people by the southern rock Woodstock which blatantly lied about claiming to have had various southern rock giants like lynyrd skynyrd and Molly hatchet to name a few names and then immediately upon scrolling down on the website they said those bands aren't affiliated with the concert and to make a long story short: even the beer they advertised wasn't affiliated with them and this event - which was for the veterans of all things - was sponsored by a charity that not only lied to millions but is one of the lower rated veterans charities out there. Needless to say I agree with that point entirely as I've been a victim of what could actually be called false advertising

  • Dex Dillon
    Dex Dillon Місяць тому +1

    I bought into this, not exactly surprised to find out it's fake. But does it make me sad? No. I never took it too seriously anyway. But I still enjoy having the "title."

  • Horace Leung
    Horace Leung Місяць тому

    To this whole Established Titles BS I only have this to say : Caveat Emptor

  • MicheleBella77
    MicheleBella77 Місяць тому

    Who would even want something like that? Unless you’re absolutely obsessed with Scotland (and even if you are) it makes no sense. So you buy a 1ft “plot” of land? I’m going buy this, build a tiny house, and move in. I may or may not cut down the tree.

  • d Phenix
    d Phenix 2 місяці тому +73

    Pulling out Coffee's studio is hilarious. I love the "costume change" too

    • YZ Tay
      YZ Tay 2 місяці тому +20

      I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed. I was waiting for the punch line. Not sure if it ever came.

  • Void Exile
    Void Exile Місяць тому

    It's a scam but it's also a legal scam... but it's also a helpful scam and also a scam to have a good laugh at, this gets complicated... but also not

  • Vokalis
    Vokalis Місяць тому

    Why would anyone believe the planted tree would be on 'their' 1 x 1 feet of land? It's 1 x 1 feet...
    I can understand why people purchase gifts from them, but I cannot understand why anyone would assume it's anything but a novelty/gag gift.

  • Johnny Crain
    Johnny Crain Місяць тому

    Did anyone ever think Established Titles was anything more than a gag gift??? I bought a star for my wife, and some land on some other planet too, but I have never believed these were real ownership and title rights. I am a star lord and a mars lord and a Scottish lord too!!

  • Mario D. Zmaj
    Mario D. Zmaj Місяць тому

    This reminds me of Red Bull being suied for lying it will make you grow wings. Honestly Americans, why are you weird like this?

  • Derin Edala
    Derin Edala 2 місяці тому +543

    Favourite part of this whole 'official title with land' gimmick is that according to Established Titles' "legal loophole" claim, all Scottish homeowners are "official" Lords and Ladies.

    • lawcane
      lawcane Місяць тому

      The guy saying 'official' was a moron wearing a plastic crown. Their website was clear that it was a souvenir plot with no value or no ownership. Your fault for believing it. When you see a woman wearing a 'worlds best mom' t-shirt do you get mad and shake your little fists because it's false advertising?

    • Mathieu Talavera
      Mathieu Talavera Місяць тому

      @Michael Utech technically speaking in order to have the "doctor" title in italy you need to have finished an university degree in any field (and at all level, it can be a 3 years degree, a master , a PhD whatever )

    • NTF Operative
      NTF Operative Місяць тому +8

      @taln0reich they technically already are, their job title is the LandLORD

    • taln0reich
      taln0reich Місяць тому +8

      had the same thought and then made a google search as to how many scots do own their homes. According to google it was 62% of scotish households living in property they own. So, I'm not sure whether owning a flat in a multi-family home counts towards this supposed loophole, but if it does, the majority of scots would be Lords or Ladies, and if it doesn't, and if it doesn't it would still very definetly be a double digit percentage of the population. Also, just imagine how obnoxious dealing with landlords would be if just about every landlord could demand being referred to as Lord or Lady.

    • Michael Utech
      Michael Utech Місяць тому +19

      In Italy, all you have to do to earn the academic title "Dotore" is to wear a suit in the coffee shop. Laird sounds cooler, but having coffee in Italy has its own charm.

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE
    THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE Місяць тому +1

    NGL I thought it was legit... But also thought it was stupid. Good to know at least one of those is true

  • Ewenya p
    Ewenya p Місяць тому

    its so obviously a scam.. they never mention it being a gag gift, or a novelty item...

  • Jeremiah Bristow
    Jeremiah Bristow Місяць тому

    me who already knew it was a scam: wow, really?