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Basic Legal Tactic for nonpayment from Scamming Affiliate Networks

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by MoGreen, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. MoGreen

    MoGreen Regular Member

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    There are those networks out there that just don't pay people, I'm not talking about the networks that don't pay you if you do BH, but the ones that don't pay at all. They ignore emails and phone calls whenever it's time for payment. What are the legal tactics that we can use to get these guys to pay?

    I know that you can sue in the small claim court (without a lawyer) in your customer's county (US) but this is internet and these guys are probably not in your state, so how do you sue them?
     
  2. odysseus11

    odysseus11 Registered Member

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    you dont.
    You learn to carefully select networks in advance and dont sent traffic to any that have the slightest question regarding their payment activity:

    Some networks have been around for a while and ALWAYS pay:
    max bounty
    copeac
    neverblue ads
    cpa empire/affiliate.com
    azoogleads
    hydra (yea i know they admitted to money problems a few months ago, but the fact is, they have never missed a payment)

    between those networks, since offers are usually syndicated anyhow, you will have all the available offers at any given time. IMO other networks are hit-or-miss. They MAY pay, but they dont have the stable long running track record that the above ones do. Why take the chance?
    Odysseus
     
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    suga051982 Regular Member

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    They dont have to be in your state to sue them. I would venture to say that it depends on how much money they owe you. You definitely want to make sure that what you pay to file the case and to have them served is less then what they owe you. If you are suing them, you need to file the papers in their hometown court and then have them served. You can use http://www.serve-now.com/ to find a private process server to serve them.

    If you feel its worth it, GOOD LUCK to you!