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Advertiser in CJ Reversed My Commission 685.00$

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by abbygirl, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. abbygirl

    abbygirl BANNED BANNED

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    Iam so sad that I was reversed (685.00$) my commission from one of the advertiser in cj,

    If anyone reversed your payment by any advertiser, let me know? do they really make payment after any verification?
     
  2. AffGuy08

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    That really sucks, what is the advertiser and what is the reason CJ gave for the reversal?
     
  3. moonie

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    Dude,

    They did the same to me. Except it was for only 35 dollars on cj.com

    Seems like they are doing this a lot more. I have heard from other people that CJ.com reverses payments like that.

    The reason why they got mad at me was because I blanked the ref. What the reason they gave you?

    And they told me they would make payment after verification as well. The idiot never replied to me again.
     
  4. abbygirl

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    It was actually a new advertiser joined on Dec-08 which i selected their product & it was a lead program (5$) for each lead generation! which turned me a around 700$ for the month of jan-09.

    And atlast i got a mail from CJ from 25th jan-09 about my traffic promotional methods, I replied a good response for their mail by showing my promotional methods (like adwords, web2.0, forums), again they ask to get any proof.. from adwords with screen shot, this time I collected all my campaings screenshot along with keywords & sent a mail to CJ...

    So CJ beleived that iam a good human being & in the very next mail i got a good response from them that thank you for your promotional methods & you are eligible for the next payment period. So i was so happy that CJ cleared has no doubt regarding my traffic generation methods.

    But unfortunately at the payment lock period i.e. on 10th Feb-09, My commission was reversed in my account with that new advertiser which was joined. & also the advertiser has been expired in cj now.

    Again, I then contacted to CJ about my reversal buy they replied to mail that we are not responsible for reversal commission, if so you may contact directly with the advertiser from your account, So then I mailed the advertiser directly from my account, later on my first mail i didn't get response from the advert.... again i sent my second mail, then they gave me reply that "All your leads generated were invalid & hence we are not able to make payment to your account" Better luck next time!

    I again & again contacted the adverti... they replied same as above....
    But actually i was paid 65$ from this advertiser in the month of Dec-08.

    But in the month jan-09 they reversed my commissions worth (700$)..

    Is there any way to convince ??? Let me know ?
     
  5. AffGuy08

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    I guess the advertiser just sucks big time and there is no way for you to get the money...report this to ripoff.com and tell CJ that you are going to report this and will include the advertiser is from CJ, tell them you'll give them the opportunity to turn this around by speaking to the advertisers.
     
  6. Jacko

    Jacko Registered Member

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    If you are in the US and don't mind spending some more money and time. Try filling in small claims court. Just a thought after reading the post about the guy who won a case against google in smalls claims court.
     
  7. revenant

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    Mind telling us the advertiser so we can take note? :)

    I earned $2800 with hostgator last year in 3 months, but only the first 3 counted, $2500 reversed.

    I never promote them or any hosting affiliate since then.
     
  8. link2swim06

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    wow, i am never doing hosting gator
     
  9. kaj01

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    Guys cj has nothing to do with payments getting reversed. That is what the 10th of the month is for. After the 10th, the merchant no longer has the ability to reverse your money (unless they extend it). At this point you will definitely get paid or banned, but no more reverse.
     
  10. Claudiu

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    wow .. I'm never ever , ever, but ever will use hostgator services or promote them.
     
  11. poiboy1964

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    This sucks badly! It's like they're taking money right out of your pocket!!!:rip:
     
  12. bennyb

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    I have to say something positive about CJ.

    In 2006 I had about $3k promoting true. I guess true defaulted on payments or something but never reversed my commission which was generatd all through incent.
    So CJ promised and promised to get money and pay me me for those leads and I already had have given up. Then one day in the middle of 2008 I was checking my books and I was like 2900 ahead of the game....I couldn't figure out why.When I checked that bank account(I don't use it for business anymore) I saw to my surprice my dear $3k that I had give up on. :)
    I guess СО might have gone down a bit but they were always good to me.
     
  13. Realign02

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    Were the leads you sent legitimate, or were they 'fraud' type leads? (forcing someone to sign up) If they were legit that really sucks and you should tell us who the advertiser is.

    -E
     
  14. habs4life

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    Hostgator sucks as an affliate, stay away!!
     
  15. KenWingJitsu

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    Congrats on being a fucking idiot.
    You just got fucked in the ass with no lube.

    Let me tell you what happened.

    After you gave them your account & keywords, they shut down your commissions and their account so THEY can run the EXACT same campaign for themselves... without having to pay you.

    Go search for your keywords now and bet you you'll see that merchant showing up for those searches.
    Learn your lesson - never ever ever give up your campaign details & keywords to anyone that asks no matter what they ask.
     
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  16. noob411

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    I had over 2k reversed by one advertiser they got deactivated, the next month.
     
  17. dragon77

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    I just lost $150 by them. i stop promoting cj, they are pain. Better use other advertiser, there's a lot of advertiser that will really pay you. And one tips, never do ppc campaign directly to merchant page.
     
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    I wish the OP would state who the advertiser was so no one else gets stitched up like this! Makes me want to stick with Adsense after all...
     
  19. 4alllifestyles

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    The big "giveaway" here is that the advertiser has "expired" in CJ.. Unfortunantly, some people do this instead of the hard real work of keyword research and method testing. They consider getting others to do it for them, keep their commission money, then use the method for themselves to be an acceptable business practice.

    It's happened to lots of people before, your not the first and most certainly won't be the last. Just take care and don't let it happen to you again and let this thread stand as a educational resource for future reference.
     
  20. mrsix

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    take them to court. you're owed those commissions and if they can't prove the leads were invalid you'll win in small claims court.