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Beware of ClickBank. They became scammers

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Microleaves, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Microleaves

    Microleaves Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi,

    I've just made two sales of $134 on CB and when I asked for my check look what they have answered me:

    "Thank you for your inquiry! You have not been issued a payment because your account has not yet met our Customer Distribution Requirement, which states your account must reflect sales made with 5 or more unique credit card numbers, and the sales must have been made with two different recognized payment methods (either Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal). Note: PayPal purchases do not count toward the minimum 5 unique credit card numbers.

    This requirement is in place to help prevent affiliates from abusing the ClickBank Affiliate Program by using their accounts for the sole purpose of collecting rebates and/or discounts on their own ClickBank purchases."

    Are you kidding me??? They want 5 sales with 5 different visa and mastercard accounts and paypal sales doesn't count at all. So if make 20 sales via paypal you can stay and look at your money waiting for 5 credit card sales. And we all know the majority of people prefere to pay via paypal especially through vendor's webinar websites.

    So stay fucking away from CB. They don't even tell that before you begin to advertise. You can found nothing regarding these rules before you make your first sale. You can see them only after your first sale and even then they "hide" very well their CDR.
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That's been in place from the getgo as far as I remember.
     
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  3. korvix

    korvix Newbie

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    These are the conditions, if you don't like it, don't use their service.
    Just don't call them scammers.

    It's actually a smart move on their part, I've had many customers on CB that bought through their own affiliate link to get a discount
     
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    WTF? This is very very old news.

    Also its called terms and conditions, how does this make them scammers?
     
  5. Virus1

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    Yeah... that sucks... i have like $200 stuck with them....
    but then again... i have not really tried my hand full force with CB...

    but don't call them scammers....
    that condition is in the TOS..... in plain site..
     
  6. Microleaves

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    I call them scammers because they don't state this from the very begining. You can't find anything regarding these rules until you make your first sale and ask them when they will issue your first check. everything is very well hidden.

    You can't tell me that you won't issue my check AFTER I already made two sales. Because if I would have been aware of this shitty rules I wouldn't used them anymore.
     
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    I buy everything through my own affiliate, I've got over $500 coming my way, going back 2 years. Its to protect from people like me.
     
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    Gradimir Stankovic Power Member

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    Lol they are not scammers if this is clearly written in their terms.
     
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    You just didn't see it:

    https://www.clickbank.com/accounting.html#A15
     
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  10. Microleaves

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    And by the way read their CDR. You will find nothing regarding these rules. But of course you can't read their CRD because you can not find it on their site. It appears only after your 1st sale. So everything is very well thought to make you wasting your time and money.
     
  11. KraftyKyle

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    Thanks for the good laugh. It's in their terms of service. You don't read that like everyone else? Well, if you plan on continuing to promote their prodcuts then I don't see what the problem is. They just want to make sure you're legit.
     
  12. jason-l

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    not true.. this has been the rule for years. I knew it when I first started, so it's certainly provided. I think a lot of people set up their accounts without actually READING the text on the sign up pages, but instead just click through them :(
     
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    Yes this has been there for a hundred years lol.
     
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    sell 5 clickbank products to 5 different buyers with credit cards and get your money its really that simple, the terms and conditions are always available on the website.

    So don't call them scammers, your money is still there but will diminish over time if you don't make sales, so get selling. GOOD LUCK!!
     
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    I had the same problem back when I started. If you actually email the AM and tell him something like "hello, my product is a digital one and most people pay with paypal, i need the money to pay for hosting and scale my clickbank operation with more websites and products" and they will override the CDR and send you a cheque.


    They aren't scammers, you just need to put a word on it ;)
     
  16. Microleaves

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    I see it now. But I have searched the website before I made my 1st sale and I didn't find it. Anyway this is abnormal. They should state this clear and loud where you complete your payment details.

    Anyway...it's a waste of time to stay and wait to get 5 costumers paying with their own CC when we all know everybody is refraining to put their own CC details on the internet. So everybody prefere paypal....oh well...another $134 lost IMO.
     
  17. scopezero

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    its their policy my man , and i know this as i am selling CB products from almost 3-4 years now

    CB have provided a platform for all the noobs to get access to an aff program immediately and start selling and make money

    CB is the first step of almost everyone here in Aff marketing

    so clear ur doubts before calling some scammer
    regards
     
  18. fnd80

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    wahhh i dont like the T&C that i agreed to
     
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    Yeah dude, same here as with everyone else...I've been working with clickbank for years and that rule has always been there...

    And clickbank are DEFINITELY NOT scammers...they have ALWAYS paid me on time...EVERYTIME without a hickup EVER! As far as im concerned, they have actually built quite a reputation for NOT being scammers.

    As with any network...the secret to a profitable relationship is sticking to their terms and conditions
     
  20. OTrap

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    Actually, you can. And if you're smart, you read the TOS of EVERY program in which you become an affiliate.

    They're not scammers. You just didn't do your due dilligence.

    I just found it by going to the terms page. It's really pretty simple.

    http://www.clickbank.com/accounting.html#A15

    Says it pretty plainly, from what I see. Here, I'll quote it:

    Pretty clear, I'd say.

    Bingo.

    Bingo.
     
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