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Is This Affiliate Network Trying To Scam Me?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by MyNewWorld, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. MyNewWorld

    MyNewWorld Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm wondering if im a part of a pretty intelligent complicated scam, or if I'm just being paranoid.

    I own an adult related website based on stories. When i had about 30k views a month, i looked around for potential affiliate possibilities. I looked around for similar websites to mine to see what they had. I found an advertisement, i dug deeper into it and i discovered an affiliate network called wiimaxx. I contacted them and they offered me a 40% commission. They had multiple dating sites up and running including this typical fake dating website with tons of fake profiles and bots talking to customers. The customers have to buy credit in order to reply to these messages and that's how they profit. I decided to give this program a shot and posted it on my website as an adveritsement. Some time later people signed up, but nobody really spent anything. I lost my patience and removed 90% of it from my website.
    Then all of a sudden someone had spent enough money to give me a 200 Euro commission of this. I immediately found this a bit odd, considering : 1. Who in the world is dumb enough to spend that much money talking to bots without getting anything from it... 2. Why would this happen NOW, after i had pulled most of the ads out? But i figured that there was a possibility it could happen.. Some people are quite gullible...
    So in order to withdraw my money , i had to make an account on Epayments.com . I had never heard of that website before, which is of course never a good thing. It looks legitimate, has somewhat ok reputation, but it seems to be quite new and small. I signed up, they transferred my commission money to my epayments account (this was about 5 months ago) and i tried to withdraw the money to my bank account. However, in order to do that - i had to verify my account. I found it far more difficult to verify my account here than on paypal. I need identity proof and a letter from my bank that can not be more than 3 months old. I decided to gave them what Paypal accepted me for, but they rejected it. ( most likely because it was older than 3 months) . I never tried to upload a more recent bank statement letter, because I was afraid of them taking advantage of this information and scam me somehow.
    5 Months later (today) , i had gotten another rougly 200 Euro commission from another guy going crazy with the bots.. And i have not been promoting this site anymore since when i first pulled out 90% of the ads, What's going on?
    So the only thing i really need to figure out, is wether Epayments is legit or not. Could they possibly use my information to take money from my bank account? Thought guys?
     
  2. risefromtheashes

    risefromtheashes Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You're most likely just paranoid and got lucky a few times. They won't steal your identity unless you're providing them with your SSN and license and bank statements.
    What are they asking for exactly? Platform seems legit enough.
     
  3. Mrkoco

    Mrkoco Power Member

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    Repayments is legit I use them ....... Why not upload a utility bill instead?