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How can a company know it is 1 computer

Discussion in 'CPA' started by BlackCat83, May 20, 2012.

  1. BlackCat83

    BlackCat83 Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    What ways can a company see if a lead/sale is generated from the same computer? What if you have like 100 proxies from your own country and make the sales per proxy. That way ip is unique. But do they have other identifiers to see it is same person who makes the lead/sale?

    Obviously I would clear cookies/cache/history before making the click and then the sale. And in this case, there are many organic clicks and some sales already. So it is not like 3 clicks and 3 sales.

    So, question: What data do they see or is it only IP address?
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    There are a few different ways to detect the kind of fraud you want to commit.
     
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  3. artlocke

    artlocke Regular Member

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    Try to change your user-agent. This is where they get the info of what browser you are using and so as the operating system of your computer.
     
  4. seoguy81

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    Capturing online leads, the most common data that is easy to track besides IP address is OS, Screen Resolution, geographic data based on the IP address, browser. Softwares however can track it down to your computer by making use of the MAC ID which is unique.
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    @seoguy81: No website can see the MAC address because it stops at the router (this is by design).

    @OP: permacookies is a way: https://github.com/cvillecsteele/permacookie

    Your problem is not detection. It 's that they 'll ban you for zero/low backend conversion and you won't get paid.
     
  6. BlackCat83

    BlackCat83 Junior Member

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    Well, it is just theory to understand the way they look at sales. So far no fraud here, like to keep things legal.

    Ok, but if you run from a VM on your own PC, will it show the virtual MAC ID or still the one from my PC? And is there any way to change your MAC ID?
     
  7. BlackCat83

    BlackCat83 Junior Member

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    Yeah, that is one thing I am still worried about. So I am trying to figure that out. If you get $100 and you spend $25 and two weeks later another $25 the profit is still $50.. and it would look more natural.
     
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    Its called not making them money.... nobody will pay for fake leads.
    Your idea is not new, and is a waste of your time.
     
  9. BlackCat83

    BlackCat83 Junior Member

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    I never said the idea is new. I am just trying to figure out if there is a chance of making this work.
     
  10. BassTrackerBoats

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    Then why did you say this in your original post:

    "Obviously I would clear cookies/cache/history before making the click and then the sale"
     
  11. Fwiffo

    Fwiffo Power Member

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    browser fingerprinting helps

    Code:
    https://panopticlick.eff.org/
     
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  12. BlackCat83

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    Speaking theoratically. Explaining the steps I would take.
     
  13. seoguy81

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    You got me wrong.. MAC ID is to do with installed softwares.. I mentioned it just to differentiate the depth of info one can get.

    In terms of leads.. assuming you are into some CPL stuff then its pretty easy for someone on the other side of the fence go through your details.. impressions->clicks->conversions (into leads)

    They could just put your account on hold and actually verify the leads you brought in and could easily ban you or cancel the commissions.

    The best way to go about this is to stay below the radar and do it long term. Greed and haste.. often gets you caught
     
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    I think a more suitable red flag is this:
    Yeah, you say it's theoretical, but you put candy in a kid's bedroom and tell him not to touch it, you really think he's not going to touch it? So any notion you make of "theoretical research" should and will be viewed warily.
     
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  15. BlackCat83

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    For now it is theory. But yes obviously I might look into this as it does look like a nice way of getting some extra money easily. And details would be real for the lead and impressions - clicks - conversions would still look natural as I do get a lot of impressions and clicks already. Also some leads come in, but adding 10 this way would in no way look strange imo.

    I will see what I do with this.
     
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    dgruergerugerhiye BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    flash cookies, permacookies, useragents
     
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    toptoptop BANNED BANNED

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    Try using vmware with different browsers and private proxies but they will fuck you due to low conversion, as said above.
     
  18. trustedfire9

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    even that use java cookies ? i think they can see your mac address ?! http://analyzemy.net
     
  19. BlackCat83

    BlackCat83 Junior Member

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    Ok, so different opinions and not one clear cut way of really hiding your identity online right?
     
  20. sync11

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    Dude, it can be done but it's bad pain/gain ratio.
    Just drop it and move on.
     
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