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Beware of Datinggold, SCAMMERS!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Mr ripley, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Mr ripley

    Mr ripley Newbie

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    I decided to give it a try to those guys because I read good stuff about them in the adult niche. So I started sending them some adult traffic.

    To completely be honest I wasn't putting a lot of effort, because I was doing other stuff at the time, and wanted to check how profitable this really, was before getting in completely, but I was logging continually to see how it was going every day.
    I was getting some leads, every 1 or 3 days, about 1 or 2 dollars a day for almost 3 months until i reached the minimum. In Datinggold terms they say that they have 2 payment periods, if you complete 100$ between 1 and 15 of each month, you get paid on 25. If you reach it between 15 and 30, you get paid on 10 of the next month, whatever, common network stuff.
    So I reached the minimum between 15 and 30. of last month, I was very happy to finally see some money of it and being able to purchase some stuff to do it in a larger scale. So yesterday 14th of April I logged to my account and saw on the front page that I was getting some leads this month, in fact, I had a lead on the same day, but I didn't see a payment of the last period yet, when it should have been sent on Monday.
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    So I write to the manager and after some casual conversation, he just says to me that their department closed my account for fraudulent leads.
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    Now, I know where my leads come from, I have hundreds of thousands of views on video pages, I have been checking my stats to track how this method worked, in fact as I mentioned I haven't even collected a huge amount of money yet, I had like 130 dollars in total or something like that (was going to receive about 110 this payment). And even though he says that they banned me for fraudulent leads... I have been collecting leads for almost 3 months... the last period ended 14 days ago and they just let my panel keep working so I can see how I was still getting leads to keep sending them traffic. How is it possible that they suddenly discovered my leads were fraudulent when I asked to get paid?

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    (still, was a slow month, was getting about 25 every 15 days)

    I called him out instantly as I have read about other companies that do the same stuff, they ban on payment day under any bullshit excuse, as you can see, he doesn't even tell me why my leads are "fake". Also his picture isn't show up in Skype because apparently he just blocked me after the conversation. I asked him if he speaks Spanish at the beginning because my nickname was kind of a funny word in Spanish and he laughed, but I'm pretty sure he wrote me in Spanish to prevent me to take screen captures, you can easily put those phrases in a translator to check that my translation is legit.
     
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  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That's one way to look at it.

    Networks don't usually check the traffic right away you start sending it, but when it comes to payday and they're obligated to pay you. I know that $130 sounds substantial to you, but for them it is peanuts and they can't really check everyone's traffic who just started earning a little bit of money and they definitely won't scam for this low amount. I know it sucks, but this is how things work with most networks . If they don't like the traffic source and/or promotional methods, and especially when your leads don't convert, you won't get paid. That's why it's always a good idea to contact your AM before you start doing anything or cover your ass better. :) Faking referers and such was a well-discussed subject in the CPA section a few years ago, i don't really see this anymore.

    I remember Dating Gold from back in the day, i have never used them, but this guy didn't get his $38k: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ms/107456-up-38k-then-fucked-dating-gold.html

    I think the reason behind your ban is that your free regs - i'm assuming you were promoting PPL - didn't convert into paid signups or had a low ratio, which is also the main reason to get banned from any network.

    I wouldn't say that Dating Gold is a scam network, it's just that your traffic didn't convert for them, so they refuse to pay you and shut you down. No company in their right mind will ban you, if you make them money while you're respecting their rules.
     
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  3. Mr ripley

    Mr ripley Newbie

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    I understand that, but they are not even saying that my leads don't convert, they are saying me that my leads are fake without giving me any reason, if they tell me "look your traffic isn't converting, try another stuff or change to PPS" i won't get so pissed off, just waiting to the days after last day to tell me something I know is not true, is a great asshole move.

    Besides one of the guys in the forum who recommend me this network was using the same method as me and didn't have a problem at the moment.

    I know 130 is not a lot of money, but as i said i was testing, that is why i say, good i just invested so little time, had i invested 10 times more work to get the same treatment i would be really really angry.
     
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  4. royserpa

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    Faking refs and blackhat cpa is going strong still brotha, its just that you have to be a lot more savvy programing-wise and you will be just fine.

    You just have to do it and make it legit ;)
     
  5. andrewemerson

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    So much hype for such a little thing. Just deal with it and move on :)
     
  6. blackball

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    Working with datinggold now. Payments are always paid on schedule.
    I talked to manager only once(for another reason).
     
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  7. Mr ripley

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    When I was with another network I was getting about 30-40 hits daily (90% from te US, UK and Canada). Something that surprised me when trying dating gold for the first days is that I started getting much less traffic, but apparently I was getting more leads so I was like whatever. After I posted this thread I moved back again to compare, the results speak for themselves.

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  8. bone7

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    $130.. not that much.. nothing to do but move on.