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Cj banned my account! I bitched! Got reinstated with full funds!

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by mrjinx, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. mrjinx

    mrjinx Regular Member

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    Well, I received this email last week stating that my account was under investigation and CJ needed to know what keywords I use on my sites, etc. 5 minute later I was banned and received this email:

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    This letter shall serve as notice that your publisher account has been terminated and removed from the Commission Junction Network and transactions may be reversed ("charged-back"). This termination and removal is the result of non-bona fide transactions performed on your account in violation of the Commission Junction Publisher Service Agreement you agreed to follow. Non-bona fide transactions include, but are not limited to, false, self inflated, and/or duplicate leads or transactions.
    
    You are not eligible to rejoin the Commission Junction Network and any attempt to do so shall be null and void.
    
    I was pissed! I wrote them immediately and bitched that I was being falsely accused and sent them keywords showing my rankings in the search engines.

    I never received a reply but today noticed that my account had been reinstated with all funds still there.

    To make a long story short, if you get your accounts banned, instead of cryin' about it, take action!! Make sure to write them a professional email stating that you have no idea what the hell they are talking about and that you have done everything 100% legit and demand reinstatement.

    Jinx :D
     
  2. mosoi148

    mosoi148 Regular Member

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    I love to hear these kind of stories. So many affiliates get screwed, makes me smile to know there a few out there that wont stand for this crap. Good work bro.
     
  3. komas

    komas Junior Member

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    Congratulations, i had the same problem and got my account reinstated too, but with EPN was a different story they never replied to the tons of emails i sent and kept around $2000 for their fat A$$
     
  4. killzone

    killzone Regular Member

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    Haha, nice job man, definitely a good reason never to give up. I think it's rather hilarious that you never received a response but just got your account reinstated.
     
  5. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    just got an email from them they are having problems with duplicate transactions it seams
     
  6. sandycat

    sandycat Junior Member

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    i just got my cj account reinstated too, although it took me somewhere in the order of about 30 emails. =)
     
  7. deadster

    deadster Regular Member

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    similar thing happened to me back when I was CS-ing with sh0pping ads

    I didn't give up until my account got reinstated and got my profits
     
  8. dumdumz

    dumdumz Registered Member

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    So you sent them your keywords? I have had affiliate managers ask for my keywords before but I never give them up.
     
  9. maisaiah

    maisaiah Newbie

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    i got my account reinstated in a single mail wowowwww! , the thing is that i dont have any balance to get paid...LOL
     
  10. adalin

    adalin Newbie

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    Once i got banned from CJ to because of Hostgator. They told me that my leads were fraud. I showed them my free hosting service and hosting review blog. Next day my account was back and i got paid. :)
     
  11. xfactornos

    xfactornos Regular Member

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    Wow, I cant believe that. They once closed my account due to me being unactive but I got it reopen. This was years ago though.
     
  12. moneygod

    moneygod Newbie

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    mmmmmmmmmm, nice exmpale:):p;):D
     
  13. Clutterbuck

    Clutterbuck Regular Member

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    i have just been sent a 15 day notice cos i was blocking my keywords [that what i told them, i'm cookie stuffing]

    need to try and get my money out of the account before i lose it.
    i'm contacting them about to try and save my account

    i also had a simular problem with webcams.com. they said the traffic i sent them werent spending enough time on their site and that they were lowering my payout.
    i sent a few replies saying that once they signed up it was down to the site to keep them coming back.
    that campaign was legit ppc.
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  14. doshosting

    doshosting Junior Member

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    CJ pulls this crap on a lot of people. I wonder if they give the funds back to the advertiser when they kick a member out, or do they keep the money? Maybe this is their way of not paying the little people. If they kicked out 1,000 memebers with $10 in their accounts each I bet CJ keeps that money, I wonder?
     
  15. link2swim06

    link2swim06 Registered Member

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    Got work, keeping on fighting if they try to pull this shit again.
     
  16. spatel6549

    spatel6549 Newbie

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    Good job!
     
  17. Claudiu

    Claudiu Regular Member

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    hmm .. they asked you for your keywords .. this is rip off .. it's like they ask for the money you have in your wallet and then ask you to give them this money
     
  18. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Exactly, and unfortunetely this is all too common nowadays with networks. Depending on the payout involved I would usually tell them where they can stick it...and move on to another network
     
  19. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    Why sacrifice you cash flow just for some keywords??

    I always give up some. That's why it's good to have some WH marketing. Think about it...

    If you have an account at a network that's making you bank, wouldn't you rather just give them some proof to save you all the hassle and your money?

    Then you don't have to bother getting accepted to another network, you save your current account that's making you bank, and everything is fine.
     
  20. sdistheplacetobe

    sdistheplacetobe BANNED BANNED

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    ya it sucks when they screw you out of money. I almost got banned once but I bitched and they caved :):rolleyes: