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Black hat or illegal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gamehat, May 11, 2013.

  1. gamehat

    gamehat Newbie

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    Is it illegal in any way to make a landing website and tell about a *free product after completing these offers or click here or tey these new game after completing ... And your,offers or banners are click per view or cpa and then no product is given away or no game (for example) ??? Thanks for your answers!
     
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    it is fraud!! however I think the only way you would get in trouble is if one of your suckers takes legal action against you.. Hard for them to do, but if they are cash up and pissed off you could be faced with some financial hardship.
     
  4. C.S.R

    C.S.R Regular Member

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    i think some people are doing this. They offer for PDF, Software, Video clip but after completing the offer, people find nothing or "Problem in loading" type message.
     
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  5. download

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    Not the best source, but I'm pretty sure doing that is against US law.

    If you're not the one running the CPA campaign (i.e. you are promoting someone else's campaign) though, don't worry about it, as they will usually have it taken care of.
     
  6. mikeydell

    mikeydell Senior Member

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    Its fraud buddy plain and simple. Not to mention if you tried this your CPA will drop you quicker than you can say boo.
     
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    Just saying, this type of method is extremely common around BHW, a lot of people do it.
     
  8. Kimi

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    For me it's immoral.

    I'm wondering if or when people will understand money can be made by raising a solid and long term project, without being needed to do any hoax.
     
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    When you say "illegal" it depends if you mean illegal to the TOS of the program your offer belongs to, which most likely will be illegal, however if you're refering to any state law, well it depends from which country are you working, from where are the customers and of course can any of them file a complaint and to who.
     
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    You can give tons of documents or games that are for free all over, just don't be a prick. About the fact that you use CPA and you don't give anything that can be against the US Law, all depends if some of them will complain about.
    Anyway these tricks were used like 10 years ago :) but who cares :)
     
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    I'm 100% certain that this is illegal. It is simple fraud and nothing else!
     
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    No its not illegal... its deceitful and immoral, and against TOS of CPA/Affiliate companies, but you won't go to jail for it, and its doubtful you would get sued. It's exactly the same as saying "Buy this WSO and earn 5,000 in one day." Who's going to enforce it? The Internet police? Give me a break.
     
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    I wouldn't class it as illegal more just 100% BlackHat! :)
     
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    Im pretty sure the correct word for this would be fraud. Be careful donig that. I dont do too much with CPV, but this doesnt even sound possible. I wouldnt do it. Try something else.
     
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    I think I am falling in fond with you.

    If all of you trying to scam a few pennies from people would put all that effort into finding something people actually wanted, they will GIVE you money willingly.

    I swear it's googles way of keeping IMers busy while the rest of the world goes on with business.
     
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    If you cloak your stuff properly, the chances of being caught is pretty low.

    but why screw someone over when you can have a repeat customer?

    its pure short end profit, not the best long term strategy.
     
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  17. gamehat

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    hey download! Could you explain what do you mean by running someone else's campaign? Does it mean that you use your cpa network offer, and its their problem? If you make something up about a prize when they finish doing the offers. Is that it? Thanks for reply
     
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    well its black hat and illegal i think but people do it
     
  19. gamehat

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    How could you be possibly traced by doing these?
     
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    There are loopholes, like with most things. If your intent is to defraud someone yes it is illegal. If your intent is to make something with odds akin to a slot machine in a casino, well that is a little different. Some people are doing this. Just depends on your comfort level.



    How couldn't you be traced? Bank accounts for receiving money, online accounts, cpa accounts - lots of trails.