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Is hostgator affiliate program is a scam?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by everslai, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. everslai

    everslai Newbie

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    Hi this is message to all affiliates that use HOSTGATOR RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN FROM THIS COMPANY WHEN YOU WILL FASE ANY BIGGER PROBLEM THEY WILL NOT HELP YOU THEY WILL SUSPEND YOU.

    My story begins that I have contacted hostgator about payment that was written in my account as paid(600usd) but I never got that payment and one commission that was not marked at my end but I know that person purchased hosting(I?m developer) so they have answered me:

    ?? Hello,
    Thank you for contacting us with your concerns. Here's a copy of the PayPal payment information regarding the payment we made to you on the 5th:

    0GY41607PH634441L email i cant post it PAYOUT-371426 $600.00 USD Completed Payment for 6 commissions to pirksusigrazink

    With regards to website name i cant post it, that date is incorrect. I will need the correct date in order ot be able to credit this sale to your account.

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us back.

    Warm regards,

    Audra M.
    Affiliate Administrator
    ??

    So the thing is that payment is made not to my email so that?s what I stated to them that they have made mistake and sent payment to other person and their answer was we will solve that in few days and send you money I though perfect. Then I didn?t get my money for a month and same thing happenes again in my account writes as paid commissions (300usd) but I never got payment so I contacted them once again AND THE ANSWER FROM THAT WAS SHOCKING
    ?? Hello,

    We have been able to review your account and it actually seems that we sent you multiple messages at the end of October of this year stating that your account was suspended because of you spamming your affiliate code. It seems you never responded to those messages. That payment would never have gone to you in the first place and neither would the latest one form December. The payment will not be re-sent.

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us back.

    Warm regards,

    Audra M.
    Affiliate Administrator
    ??

    So the thing is that they didn?t fixed the problem and they said just after month of looking into problem that my account was suspended( never got any message about that). AND ONE MORE STRANGE THING THEY WRITE IT WAS SUSPENDED AND PAYMENT WASN?T DONE BUT IN THE FIRST LETTER WRITES A EMAIL WHERE THEY PAYMENT WAS SENT J

    So run away as far as you can due to I always thought they are good and the bad things that other people write won?t happen to me believe me it will if you will have any bigger issue they will just suspend you.

    Hope it helps to prevent HOSTGATOR for scamming affiliates.

    Happy holidays! J
     
  2. davain

    davain Regular Member

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    They are known for their, at times, VERY SHADY affiliate program.

    It can seem very rewarding at first because of the payout but I've heard more horror stories than success stories for their affiliate program.

    One question, be honest, did you try to promote your affiliate link in different places or did you just use it with clients?
     
  3. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    Hostgator is a joke and always has been ... stay away!

    Sorry to hear that you got [email protected]#@ :(

    -Sasha
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Damn. That doesn't sound professional at all.
     
  5. PxxVxxA

    PxxVxxA BANNED BANNED

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    HostGator is known to be a bit shady