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Clickbank Busted My Accounts, How Did They Do It?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by infiniteam01, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. infiniteam01

    infiniteam01 Newbie

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    I am a clickbank affiliate from a country not listed on CB, I managed a work around on this by using addresses of people I know from the countries listed in CB, I used real names of me and a friend of mine and some fake phone numbers. I made 2 separate accounts, one addressed in NZ and the other is in Japan. Each account is unique compared to each other, they have different email addresses, different names, different phone numbers and all.

    1st account managed to earn $479, then I changed the redirect links of the product I'm promoting so that the next sales will be credited to the 2nd account. And the 2nd account managed to earn about $300 plus I think.

    I started this CB campaign last October, and just now both of this account was closed by clickbank!!! How did CB found out that the 2 accounts are related, so that they closed it both at the same time? Any clue?
     
  2. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm guessing by the IP address. If you accessed even one account from a country that they don't service, they will close your account. Did you use proxies or IP addresses for the country in which the clickbank accounts were registered?
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. If you didnt use a proxy its pretty easy to detect
     
  4. infiniteam01

    infiniteam01 Newbie

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    oh wow, well you see yes I never used proxy before, when I signed up for the account and when I login to check the stats and sales I do not use proxy!!!! Dumb me, I should have thought of that... So you're guess is that most likely they are tracing people via IP's and let's say when they see that the IP that accessed a certain account points to a country not listed at CB, let's say Philippines, they bust the account?

    Oh maybe, they bust it when commission payment is nearing, so they'll get the damn commission for themselves.

    Please advice at to what I can do to prevent them from tracing my IP and cloak my CB accesses like I'm accessing on countries that they allow.
     
  5. cskgsquad

    cskgsquad Registered Member

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    Just make sure every time you log in to an account you clean your cookies, etc. and use a proxy from a supported country. If you have more than one CB account, use a different proxy each account, every time! Mess up and they will find you.
     
  6. mattstrike

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    I completely agree with the IP address suggestion, but based on your post, it sounds like you have a single site, and were sending people first to hoplinks from your first account, and then to hoplinks from your second account.

    If you are not blanking the referrer, then the fact that the same site was sending links to two different accounts, that had different people (CB allows a person to have multiple accounts, at least they did the last time I checked) listed, may have triggered a review.

    And yes, it is not at all uncommon for a network to suspend an account just before a payout.
     
  7. infiniteam01

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    oh yeah, I think that was the other mistake that I made, I'm using Power Link Generator. The link http://mydomain.tld/recomends/CBlink] was pointing to http://nickname_of_1st_account.vendor.hop.clickbank.net then after it made a $400 sale, I changed http://mydomain.tld/recomends/CBlink to redirect to http://nickname_of_2nd_account.vendor.hop.clickbank.net. So maybe they also traced that the source of the traffic (referrer) for both account is coming from http://mydomain.tld/recomends/CBlink, right?

    Can you pls recommend a good script where it can blank the referrer? Or something I can do to work around this... Create a domain for per account maybe so that:

    http://mydomain1.tld/recomends/CBlink redirects to http://nickname_of_1st_account.vendor.hop.clickbank.net

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    http://mydomain2.tld/recomends/CBlink redirects to http://nickname_of_2nd_account.vendor.hop.clickbank.net


    and so on....
     
  8. hayama

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    why would clickbank bust your account? what were you doing with Clickbank for them to close down your account? clickbank rarely close down people's account...
     
  10. dogdog

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    if you use a proxy, remember to refresh to different IP before login again to another account.
     
  11. infiniteam01

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    let's just say the source of my traffic is very blackhat...

     
  12. wdarpk

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    I belong to a country not listed on clickbank and have been making money for the last many years. I think the IP suggestion is not plausible but you might have done something else which is against their TOS. Carefully review what you have been doing and then avoid those steps in future.
     
  13. MaestroDelWeb

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    I'm going to have to agree with the IP thing not being a big deal. It sounds like you're doing something else like carding for commissions. If they ever question your IP you can say you're on vacation or you stay a few months out of the year in another country. Why not contact them and ask why you are suspended? If you're carding which is what I suspect you might as well attempt to use a less "blackhat" technique.
     
  14. ultimatium1

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    Buy a VPN with a server located in the country your using for your fake details, then just use it wen u login to CB.

    Clickbank will use GEO Ip targetting, So yeh... Ur Ip is proberly how they caught you
     
  15. AgentZero

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    get a us VPN an access clickbank via that
     
  16. justone

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    Possible reasons to trigger their alerts:
    * You used the same IP Address or same subnet
    * same useragent and browser resolution
    * cookies left over
    * obvious proxy used (hostname or open proxy ports)
    * proxy with wrong GeoIP country code used
     
  17. freqout

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    Did the referer stay the same or was both coming from different sites?
     
  18. aussietech

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    Did they pay out before shutting account, I would ask them what is the issue especially if they still owing you commission. It seems as well why would you redirect to the second account if you have done that they will be able to link them together. Are you sending them from a landing page with a redirect. Where is your traffic coming from? The IP is an obvious one but if you contacted your A/C manager you could always say you were on vacation and working from there. It would work for one but not same story for both. I would definately contact CJ and ask reason for suspension what have you to lose?
     
  19. ianwilcox

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    id like to know why they closed your account down ? was it because you have more than one in use ?