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Could you get prosecuted for making bots to complete cpa offers or just banned?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Ranko Jones, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    Someone has said it would be fraud whereas another person said youd only get banned. I read on one networks FAQ and it just said they would without any money they found to be fraudulent.

    So what is the legal status of such activities? I wouldnt do it if I were likely to get in trouble with the law as I like to sleep well at night.

    So anyone have a better idea?
     
  2. Legend83

    Legend83 Newbie

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    If you get paid out, and it subsequently is found to be fraudulent leads, then yes you have committed fraud and could be prosecuted, or they could use civil recovery, if it is a big enough sum. They normally won't bother for just a few quid.

    If they discover it before they pay you, they just wont pay you. end of story,and your efforts are wasted.
     
  3. SocialMedia10

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    ^^ Agree. Keep in mind that there is a possibility of damaging the relationship between them and their advertiser. If that happens, they may move forward with litigation of some sort.
     
  4. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    ah ye i see how the amount could be the deciding factor. if youd been skimming a full time wage for years and they then found out probs wouldnt fly too well so doesnt seem like such a viable long term plan.
     
  5. trubnut

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    There are literally endless ways to earn money legitimately with CPA, why you'd even consider putting the effort in the code a bot for this is beyond me.

    If you're that good at coding put it to some good use and make one for a purpose that you can resell to the masses, or content lock it.

    To answer your post I believe it would boil down to the amount you had earnt by doing this, the bigger the sum the more likely a company would come after you for their cash back.
     
  6. Danny1111

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    Think it would depend on the amount - and if they did actually pay you something before they caught you.

    This type of thing is not a good long term strategy -- best you use your energy on other things - because it is Fraud and probably several other things as well.
     
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  7. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    ye i agree as i said a bad long term strategy so wont bother with it as i want to rest easy at night.
     
  8. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    Most likely the advertiser would charge you for fraud. But if you want to be sure you could ask your lawyer or something.
     
  9. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why do you care if its fraud when CPS's do nothing but steal from you? They shave like nobodies business and they should be happy they havnt been sued yet. Go ahead and create your bot.
     
  10. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    i care because of the possiblity of getting caught :D
     
  11. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    if u do code 1 make it such that when a visitor lands on ur page...it loads like 10 invisible iframes of 10 difernet offers that auto fill themselves and boom ul prety much bank thousands without being caught coz ul spread the leads over diferent offers and networks as well
     
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    Yeah that, or he'll get sued on 10 different counts of fraud.:clap2:
     
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    What a stupid idea....
     
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  14. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    It's outright fraud, you might get caught you might not. I'd say in all seriousness, it's probably easier to smuggle a kg of coke through a western countries border. In a sense, they have less ways of catching onto you than a CPA network.