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Adultfriendfinder scam?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by bbq888, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. bbq888

    bbq888 Newbie

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    I searched the forum but found nothing about it I'm new to this kind of business but I'm going to tell you what happened to me being an adultfriendfinder affiliate. I signed up as an affiliate and I was using their pay per click program I put the affiliate link on some youtube videos and I was getting an average of 40 clicks a day and 1 male free sign up every 3-4 days. I wanted to increase my earnings so I decided to pay people to sign up as females on minuteworkers first and then on microworkers when I did it the first time I paid 15 people to do that and they almost paid me but while the check was being reviewed I paid 40 people more to sign up as females and you know what? they banned/suspended my account. Now I'm thinking is paying people to sign up as females against their TOS? and if real people signed up how and why did they recognize them as bad sign ups? and the most important question is it a way to not pay their affiliates especially if somebody is making big money?
     
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  3. alvarez16

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    Its not a scam, it works if you can pull a lot of traffic.
     
  4. moneygame

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    They don't ever pay females to sign up, I know this for a fact. I also know for a fact 95% of those profiles are fake.
     
  5. Gromered

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    You have being suspensed becouse you paid for sign ups! Those sign up profiles are fake and those who you paid might have made sereval sign ups from same IP. Its also possible that one of your workers you signed up for you reported you for their own fun.

    -Grom.
     
  6. bbq888

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    First off thank you all for giving your opinion but hey what Gromered said is interesting I didn't think about it and if you know how microworkers and minuteworkers work you also know that if a worker doesn't do the job right you can decline and not pay him so maybe an unpaid worker reported me, now I'd like to ask you guys do you think that if I open another account and do the same but being more careful I'll get banned again?
     
  7. PEBAL

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    This goes beyond BH my friend.

    Your wasting your time and energy thinking small like this.

    It may seem like a good idea now, but trying to scam people like this is not any way to build a business that is scalable & that has a solid foundation you can build upon.

    My advice is to move on and use your time and energy more wisely.

    Best of luck.

    Peter
     
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  8. Dayum

    Dayum BANNED BANNED

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    You pay random people to do that job chances are it's not going to get done right. They're just going to make tons of accounts on the same IP which will get you banned right there. Regardless it's fraud and you'll probably just be wasting your time, I'm sure they are very good at catching it.
     
  9. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    well now, isn't this kind of talk prohibited. but lets say its not, its called ewhoring, and you need a ton of traffic. especially if you are going to use their pay per click page,
     
  10. BENNY8877

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    That's hilarious! Your accusing them of scamming you when in fact you were scamming them. I didn't know 5 year olds could be affiliates.

    Joking
     
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  11. spamgic

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    @pebal is right. Build something that is scalable and has solid foundation. You pay them but your aff will soon check how you bring traffic. Theyve been on the dating for a decade almost if im not mistaken so they all know the tricks of some affiliates :) Spread the risk too, if time comes you're making $1k/week split the traffic. Remeber, all TOS changes whenever you're making boatloads fo money :D
    gl
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  12. rammy

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    yes they are a scam, i was once in their affiliate program, and when payday camed, they switched me to other affiliate category and didnt got paid, never had a reply from them
     
  13. Dayum

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    Don't say bullcrap about a company. They've been around so long, there one of the most legit there is.
     
  14. bbq888

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    To PEBAL I'd like to say thank you for your advise but this is not the first method to make money online I tried in 3 years I tried so many things and this seemed to be the easiest and the most profitable one but I can't do it any more so I'm thinking that making money online is almost impossible if you have any idea of what else I could try please let me know. BENNY8877 you think you wrote something intelligent? I just tried a method to make money but it didn't work and I thought it was a trick that adultfriendfinder uses to not pay the affiliates, and in fact it is, why? because what's the difference between a real sign up and a real but paid sign up? I mean if I would be doing e-whoring and get so many sign ups every day how would they tell the paid ones and the not paid ones? And this is just the affiliate point of view because if I were talking as a registered and paying member it would be even worse.
     
  15. imktg

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    They are not scammer. I earned a lot from them
     
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    hmmm good website to make some money off of. seems like it could work out well if done correctly
     
  17. vishalgmistry

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    you should had randomized female signup numbers.
    straight 25-50 signup as female = 100% banned.
    do the same but randomly like 1 female signup after 4-5 male signups.

    do this again n surely you will get some money out of it.
    also be careful when hiring anyone to do this.
    they might be not changing Ip or shit evrytime all they know is you need signups.
     
  18. brainpower

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    if you seriously were expecting that to work, you need to think like a SITE OWNER and not an AFFILIATE. Once you get your head around that, then you can think of methods/models in the black hat world that would work
     
  19. indebt

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    This must be the funniest threads ive read. Trying to accuse a company for being a scam because you tried to scam them and they wouldnt pay out.

    HILLAIRIOUS
     
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  20. MrSmith

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    OP: You're an idiot. Sorry to say, but the way you try to do business online, whether it is blackhat or whitehat is appalling. I'm glad you got banned.

    AFF is not a scam. They pay out and they pay well to their affiliates. You are just fiddling foddling with small-scale operations trying to earn that quick 10 bucks. You have better luck uploading homemade porn and selling it to horny guys than to scam AFF for 10-20 bucks.

    Everyone who didn't get get paid....How about you start sending some quality traffic. I don't know where you get your traffic from, but it isn't converting. And when it doesn't convert, you should check how you get converting traffic. Don't expect someone to pay you for nothing you did for them. It's not a free fcukin lunch!