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Newbie with a legal question about an affiliate program

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Pigslober, May 28, 2013.

  1. Pigslober

    Pigslober Newbie

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    I have recently found an affiliate program for illegal bodybuilding supplements, and I am wondering if I could get into any kind of trouble for promoting these products?

    Obviously I am not selling the product myself so I wasn't sure if this was a grey area. If anyone with knowledge in this area could give me some information that would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. loclhero

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    What type of supplements? I'm assuming you're talking about steroids? It seems odd that anyone would have an affiliate program for that. I don't know the legalities of it but I'd be suspicious about someone selling juice and offering an affiliate program. Getting paid seems iffy.
     
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  3. Pigslober

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    Yeah I was worried about that as well because I know they get paid by money orders so I can't guarantee that they will hold up their end. Thanks for a quick response.

    Hopefully someone will know something about the legality of it. It's always worth a shot if it is legal.
     
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    Paid by MO's?? I'd be surprised if you saw anything from them. That just smacks of shady.
     
  5. Lazlo1967

    Lazlo1967 Junior Member

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    I would stay away from this. In theory it seems that you could be held legally liable for promoting an illegal product. Heck if it were legal to get affiliates to promote an illegal product, every drug dealer would do that.
     
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    That is a valid point. I think I will stay away from this one to be safe. Thank you for the response!