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Do I use my real name? Business name? Is EVERYTHING anonymous?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by RantinRave, May 16, 2012.

  1. RantinRave

    RantinRave Registered Member

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    I thought this would be answered, but I searched the forums and can't find anything (Maybe it's because the answer is so obvious). If all this is covered please don't troll - Just give me the link! lol

    Seems like a silly question, but how much of this stuff is fake? For example,

    1. I go to register the site - My real name and/or business?
    2. I go to apply to be an affiliate - Real name?
    3. Email/Phone# - Are these anonymous or am I giving them the legit ones I actually used.

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    - If I register Fiver accounts - Anonymous (Name and payment?)

    Reason I ask:
    I went to sign up for the first affiliate site just to get my feet wet. And the first thing I saw .. 'payment' and they had some weird payment type and 'check'. If I get a check it NEEDS to be my real name! I actually have no probably with some of this being in my real name until I ultimately get banned - Worried that legal action will be taken!

    If all of the above is true - I'm getting EVERYTHING IS DONE ANONYMOUSLY? Should I just use Tor, anonymous proxy list, or a reputable VPN?

    I think I might be focusing on the small stuff, but once I get this knocked out I have a niche I would REALLY like to exploit.
     
  2. MrDetails

    MrDetails Regular Member

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    Anything sending you money = Real Info (unless you REALLY know what you're doing)
    Site registration = Can be fake, but you should be using private whois anyway :)

    If you're signing up for affiliate sites, don't be giving them a fake phone number. They're going to want to call you and talk to you before approving your account.
     
  3. RantinRave

    RantinRave Registered Member

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    Seems risky giving away all that information. Makes sense to hide the whois information (even though that can be obtained if a person REALLY wanted to). As for the phone number ..

    I'm assuming you guys use a Skype number or a GVoice number that redirects to your phone?
     
  4. muxmkt

    muxmkt Power Member

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    use real info on affiliate networks, and use whois on domains.
     
  5. Superzoom

    Superzoom Newbie

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    As MrDetails said with everything that sends you money I would register with real name it's very common (especially with CPA companies) that they request your ID scan before they send you any money
     
  6. MrDetails

    MrDetails Regular Member

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    It's no riskier than giving the bank your information. What are you, a convicted felon or something? :p What do you have to hide if people find out who you are?

    Also no, the majority of reputable companies won't accept any VOIP numbers.