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Affiliate Fraud

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by redhack, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. redhack

    redhack Regular Member Premium Member

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    Sorry for the newbie question:

    but what would stop someone from creating fake accounts on say friendfinder to get the $2 signup payout using IP rotation and adding some PPC traffic to make it look legit?
     
  2. FreeTheTV

    FreeTheTV BANNED BANNED

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    Simple: If less than 1:25 of your offers convert to a paid sale, you get transferred to a percentage payout, and you don't get shit. Ever. Then you get banned. Been there, done that.
     
  3. redhack

    redhack Regular Member Premium Member

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    Well that pretty much kills all blackhat methods for CPA right? I mean WTFWNAGE works by tricking job seekers to sign up for offers, but no one is going to be tricked in PAYING for anything. So how are people making money via WTFWNAGE's method if the 1:25 rule exists?
     
  4. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    You'd be surprised.
     
  5. redhack

    redhack Regular Member Premium Member

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    Really, so this is what people count on? Even if you trick a few and they somehow are compelled to puchase the ad they were tricked into clicking on, like FreetheTV said, anything less then a 1:25 conversion you get banned! And I know at least 90% will not be tricked into a paid conversion.
     
  6. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    You do not know that. You assume that based on your own understanding of what is happening. People are much more gullible than most are comfortable admitting. This is why black hat CPA methods work.
     
  7. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    Ewhore company's and cpa company's are totally different with this rule with cpa the percentage does not exist as it does with ewhoring.
     
  8. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    That is also true. The 1:25 "rule" isn't standard.
     
  9. redhack

    redhack Regular Member Premium Member

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    Well that's what I'm doing (ewhore) with friendfinder. But I'm using a variation of WTFWNAGE's method to get the sheep to register a free account. Does the conversion rule apply to friendfinder??
     
  10. OldMadHatter

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    yes, check the Affiliate program T&C. unless they'd be using a script to weed out accounts providing them with worthless subscriptions, it takes an AM to decide that. if you get some real (paying leads) in the mix and count on the AM's greed, you might be able to pull the trick for a while. I see it as petty fraud, but you can squeeze some money off them this way.
     
  11. alexandre77

    alexandre77 Newbie

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    what is WTFWNAGE?
     
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    What The &&&& We Not Accepting Gay Emos.
     
  13. thephantom23

    thephantom23 Newbie

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    It takes less effort to get legit traffic!
     
  14. WOWBoomBoom

    WOWBoomBoom Newbie

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    @ Alex, LOL I think they were referring to a member on here though seems I don't see him anymore.
     
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  15. FreeTheTV

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    It's W-T-F-P-W-N-A-G-E. And i guess he's off the map.

    And I never said 1:25 was a rule guys. Listen to Oldenstyle, he knows what he's talking about.
     
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  16. LucasCuello

    LucasCuello Junior Member

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    I think Black Hat DOES NOT mean fraud... You are talking about scamming the network, they will catch you, but if they don't, they will lose money and soon or later they will stop paying you simply because they can't.

    So stop thinking about cheating the networks and use that time creating legit methods. ;)
     
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    :wink1::joke::lmao: