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Got Scammed $1,900 by A2Ads - Any Recourse?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TrailBlazer, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Junior Member

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    I really want expose A2ads (formerly Flux Ads) for the scamming thieves they are.


    I used to use them a few years ago and they always ended up paying me even though they were late sometimes. It had been about a year since I had used them up until last month, I started running an offer with them that was converting good. I was putting in 8+ hours a day in monitoring and adjusting my campaigns, tweaking things, and working hard for about a month and a week with them.


    During that time I was emailing back and forth with the owner, Jon Lyons, about getting a payout raise, and other offers, he would ALWAYS respond within 24 hours of each email. I also asked me if he could get me on weekly wires which he said he would at the 1st of this month. About a week into the month I noticed no payment, so instantly stopped traffic and emailed him for status, days go by no response, so more emails from me, weeks go by no response.


    I got worried and googled around, I found tons of threads from within the last year of people on forums complaining they were also robbed of their commissions by Jon. He would do the old tried and true trick of telling people to increase volume, and then ban them once it was time to pay them, and ignore all their emails as well.


    I tried calling the numbers they have provided, his cell phone says his inbox is full and can't take any new messages (probably other people he scammed have filled it up) and I left voice mails at his office number that never got returned.


    This is a very very big hit to me, I am extremely distraught over him screwing me over like this for no reason. All my traffic was legitimate, and I complied to all the terms the offer was asking. I paid over $900 for my traffic, and dedicated about 5 weeks to getting the results of $1,900, so I am basically out $3,000 now because of this guy, as well as 5 weeks of 8+ hour long days of productivity lost.


    Has anyone ever been able to shut down a scamming CPA like what a2ads is doing? How can I press charges against them, or if that's not an option, does anyone know what measures or a good attorney I can contact who will be able to help me recover my money back?


    I am just so bummed and pissed off about this guy doing this, I had planned my whole next couple of months around having that payment, as well as I have important expenses coming up I need to cover that I won't be able to now.


    Would really appreciate some advise on how I should proceed in going after this guy Jon Lyons and A2ads
     
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  2. Sugirl

    Sugirl Regular Member

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    20 more posts like these on different forums and he will contact you himself offering the payout!
     
  3. loedown

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    Never heard of them, but I'd just keep blowing up his email
     
  4. Android Tipster

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    Damn, this is saddening. Is there no way all that were scammed could join hands and bring down the scammer??
     
  5. MisterF

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    Post on their social media and CPA/marketing forums.

    They'll soon respond to try to have you hush up.
     
  6. stallion45d

    stallion45d Power Member

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    Do you live in USA? I don´t really know how laws work there, but in my country some people have been taken to jail even just for scamming on classified sites about selling iphones which never where sent to buyers. Being scammed 2k is the same thing as being robbed that amount of money. Apart of spreading your word among the top forums, I would try to get a police report and send it to him.

    These stories confirm we have to work always with the biggest networks and stay away from small companies run by a few people or a single person. I hope you get your hard worked money.
     
  7. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Junior Member

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    From what I saw in other threads that were started by other people that were scammed by him, he was once replying, but now he hasn't replied to anyone else in about a year. Out of all the threads that were made about him stealing money. I'm so pissed off this guy does this, I can't let him get away with it.
     
  8. TrailBlazer

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    I posted on a few other forums, the scumbags at Warrior Forum delete my thread each time I post it for some reason. Do you have a list of other forums I should post it on besides BHW, Wicked Fire, and Warrior forum?
     
  9. karupoiss

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    You can post to affpaying and digitalforum also I guess.. and all kind of other CPA network reviews site. Then you can try to rank web 2.0s with the network name and scam in title.
     
  10. webhostingman

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    You can also use the word "A2Ads review" in the title so it get ranked. BTW you are page #1 for "A2Ads scam"
     
  11. TrailBlazer

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    I'm not good at SEO at all, can anyone with who knows how to rank some articles or Web 2.0 sites help me spread the word about these scum bags. Something needs to be done so that they can't continue to rip people off. They have financially screwed me over so bad it's going to take me months to recover from this. I can't let them get away with this.

    Any SEO experts willing to help me spread the word that these guys are scamming people out of money?
     
  12. TrailBlazer

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    Update, the good news is this worthless piece of filth of a2ads didn't do a good job covering his tracks, with the help of some very brilliant people who've PM'd me, I've found an overwhelming amount of personal information about him, and the people he's in contact with on a daily basis. I'm outlining a plan of coming after this worthless piece of garbage, he's going to pay a severe price for screwing me and others over.
     
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    I think the real travesty is that you were going to work "5 weeks with long 8 hour days" for $1000 profit.
     
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    They got me for a few G'z!!!! FUCKBOY's yoo TrailBlazer pm me
     
  16. WeWontBeAlone

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    Pathetic lol.

    Also add things like 'is a2 ads legit' so the page gets ranked !
     
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    try this one definitely they will contact you

     
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