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[QUESTION] Just out of curiosity...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ButcherPete, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete BANNED BANNED

    Jan 10, 2012
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    So what's the deal with those CPA offers that claim to give you a free laptop, free $1000 gift card, free iPhone, or whatever? Does anyone ever actually GET that stuff for free?

    If so, how do those people stay in business? Giving away thousands of dollars worth of free stuff can't be a good business model, even if you're getting money every time someone fills out a little offer.

    And if not, isn't that false advertising and/or fraud? Wouldn't the government be all over their asses for that?
  2. bigkapp

    bigkapp Regular Member

    Dec 8, 2010
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    1 million leads - 1 IPhone . That's a pretty good return on investment to me.
  3. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

    Nov 21, 2010
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    You eventually get the item after jumping through tons of hoops: having to sign up for free trial offers, etc. You never directly pay for the product, so it's "free" but you'll rack up tons of subscription fees if you forget to cancel the trials.

    Since most people never make it this far, the advertiser collects leads for a few bucks and rarely sends out actual items.