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Is AFFILIATEBOT a scam? Anyone deal with this CPA company?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by greenovni, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. greenovni

    greenovni Regular Member

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    Hello everyone

    I need some help about an Affiliatebot situation that I am having and I see that a lot of you deal with affiliatebot for a longer time than I had.

    Is affiliatebot a scam company or are they deliberately holding payment back for approved transactions?

    The reason I am asking is because it seems like they are drip paying me and I have not received any answers from them.

    As of January 14th, 2010 I had the following listed in my account:

    $960.50 of approved transactions. I wake up on the 15th to see that a check has been prepared for me in the amount of $144.50 leaving a discrepancy of $816.00

    Mind you that these are all transactions that have been approved by the merchant, this means that I expect payment for them!

    PPC and other media buys are expensive and a $144.50 check covers nothing. They pretty much paid me $5.00 a damn day!!!

    This is not the first time that this has happened either. This is the 3rd check being paid out under the same BS.

    Let me break it down for you: (I started promoting them on Oct 2009)

    #1
    Approved Transactions until 11-19-2009 = $374.00
    Check # 1 Sent on 11-20-2009 Amount: $102.00
    Discrepancy = $272.00

    AND I STILL HAVE TRANSACTIONS FROM THAT PERIOD THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PAID!!!

    #2
    Approved Transactions from 11-20-2009 to 12-14-2009 = $529.00
    Check #2 Sent on 12-15-2009 Amount $68.00
    Discrepancy = $461.00

    AND ALL OF MY TRANSACTIONS FOR THIS PERIOD ARE STILL LISTED AS APPROVED NOT PAID!!!!

    #3
    Approved Transactions from 12-15-2009 to 01-14-2010 = $297.50
    Check #3 Sent on 1-15-2015 Amount 144.50
    Discrepancy = $153

    ALL TRANSACTIONS FOR THIS PERIOD ARE LISTED AS APPROVED NOT PAID!!!!

    For the same period, I have already made in commissions $600 which are pending.

    This is what is happening here. I am just getting paid for the transactions from NOVEMBER and not even all of them, everything else is listed as approved.

    Here it is in simple numbers:

    Total APPROVED Transactions since October

    $1,130.50

    Payment Sent to me - 3 different checks

    314.50

    Discrepancy of APPROVED transactions

    $816.00

    This is not counting the $598.50 worth of transactions that are still PENDING.

    Just like every network out there, transactions have to be approved by the merchant, what this means is that as soon as they are listed as approved, I expect to get paid for them in the very next pay period!

    I count with my payment so I can buy more media buys, PPC and other advertisement as well as to make a profit and pay for some outstanding bills that I have pending.

    Like CHILD SUPPORT (which if I don't pay by the 31th of January, I will be going to JAIL!!!)

    Affiliatebot - I was counting with my payment for the transactions that were approved by the merchant Your job as the network that I am happy with (from all the networks that are out there) is to make sure that I get paid, in full and on time!

    & please do not tell me that you "haven't received payment" for those transactions from the merchant as I am sure that as soon as a transaction is approved, it gets billed to the merchant and if they don't pay you you would stop their campaign so you don't go the way of HYDRA network.

    (For those who don't know, Hydra is going belly up)

    As soon as I press submit, I am stopping my campaign for the sell timeshare fast program as I simply cannot afford it if I am not getting paid in full and on time for merchant APPROVED transactions.

    Anyone knows why this is happening? All of the traffic that I have sent is white hat and the merchant has approved all of it except 1 lead (not sure why)
     
  2. greenovni

    greenovni Regular Member

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    Anyone?
     
  3. greenovni

    greenovni Regular Member

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    Anyone at all?
     
  4. bbxe99

    bbxe99 BANNED BANNED

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    Just few days back started with this affiliate program - your story is creating question mark on their service.
    You can try their forum. There are some payment problems solved their.
     
  5. anhbloginc

    anhbloginc Regular Member

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    Yes. You can meet their support before you post these information. Just go ahead to contact them to ask WHY ?
     
  6. bbxe99

    bbxe99 BANNED BANNED

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    So have you joined the forum?
    I am really curious about the solution.
    Please post the improvements
     
  7. greenovni

    greenovni Regular Member

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    This is what has happened so far. Before posting here last week I did the following:

    1. Sent a few emails to my affiliate manager (no responses at all) few days later...
    2. Posted the same exact thread to their forum, TWICE!! (No responses, then both disappeared) next day...
    3. Sent an email to the owner himself in Malaysa (no answer) day after that ...
    4. Posted in BHW and DP

    Today I received an email from an affiliatebot manager with a link for the terms and conditions to the particular offer where it states that this offer pays out in NET 70!!!

    I could have swore that I read NET 7 when I started promoting it.

    NET 70??? WTF!!!

    At this rate it will take a year to receive my $2,000

    In all fairness, I've been paid 3 checks so far - Tiny checks but they have arrived
     
  8. bbxe99

    bbxe99 BANNED BANNED

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    Well, at least some good news that they replied.
    Now just wait till 70 days over.

    Thanks for this post - I have learnt something here - read terms before start.

    Keep posting the improvements
     
  9. just84

    just84 Registered Member

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    i heard it`s scam network
     
  10. bbxe99

    bbxe99 BANNED BANNED

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    You are killing me . can you please share the source?
     
  11. cheaplaser

    cheaplaser Junior Member

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    Ive heard it was a scam network too. Heard it on DP forums
     
  12. capflam

    capflam Junior Member

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    A company that starts like this should be discarded, period, go with the big guys.
     
  13. anabolicdragon

    anabolicdragon Junior Member

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    I have a account with them but I havent run any traffic really thru them or got sales\leads to determine if they are scammers or not. Web site magazine had them listed as one of the top 50 affiliate networks.
     
  14. thizzladen

    thizzladen Power Member

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    Good thing I read this thread, I had their "apply" form open in another tab, lol.