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Hostgator Affiliate Scam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by vivalafeva, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Supreme Member

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    So,

    Hostgator owes me money. Even if they wanted to just say we aren't paying you that would be one thing. but they haven't even replied to my emails in over 2 weeks. Just reversed my commissions, saying they aren't owed to me. Even though I can see the referrals sites are still up. So they are obviously paying the hosting.

    STAY AWAY FROM HG AFFILIATE PROGRAM AS IF IT WAS THE PLAGUE. I email them every couple days just asking them to explain the situation or even reply to me. There is no phone support. It seems to be a scam to me at this point.
     
  2. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Are they marked as "Invalid"? I know that if someone clicks your link and is already a customer, once their current invoice is paid (within the cookie period), they are linked to your account but won't be paid.
     
  3. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Supreme Member

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    range of things, the oddest one is "reset to original value" which i cant guess what that means. My biggest problem is that they literally wont respond to my emails for weeks now
     
  4. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Have you tried calling them? You'll be on hold for a solid 20+ minutes but eventually you'll get to someone.
     
  5. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Supreme Member

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    there is no phone support for affiliates..Ive called and asked to be connected to the affiliate team. You cant call them, if you have a number for them. please let me know, thanks
     
  6. greenrose

    greenrose Newbie

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    hostgator is one of the biggest mainstream hosting company, but their support sucks!
     
  7. 15hajar

    15hajar Newbie

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    this has happened to me most of the time when you bring a lead it stays active for some days and then it will be mark as invalid
     
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  8. Tamalkrishna

    Tamalkrishna Newbie

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    I don't think that they are scam. Because I have been paid by them a lot of times. It's definitely not a scam.
     
  9. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Supreme Member

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    obviously not a full on scam, but I telling you my experience. And I know there are tons of other people with similar ones. The fact they wont respond to me for weeks on end speaks volumes