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Regarding Peerfly....WTF

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pwntribe, Mar 5, 2010.

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  1. pwntribe

    pwntribe Registered Member

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    So I'm going to try my hand at CPA, don't know what to expect but I figure why not.

    Anyway, I go to sign up with peerfly and not only do you need to submit name, address, social, but also your home phone, birthday, and a scan of Government ID?

    Doesn't this seem too ripe for identity theft? To me this seems way over the top, any legit reason they need all this info? And does anyone else use them?
     
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    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Don't know about all this. But they denied my application today, Because i live in a third world country.
     
  3. CSalt2

    CSalt2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    birthday and id are a little unexpected, but everything else is standard procedure
     
  4. pwntribe

    pwntribe Registered Member

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    With all of this

    Home Telephone
    Name
    Address
    Scan of Government ID
    Social Security Number
    Paypal account (if you want payment that way)
    Birth date.
    Email address.

    If I had this amount of information on someone I could do anything I wanted online with their ID, and completely ruin them.

    I don't see any reason they would need my freaking drivers license or birthday.
     
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    liljandjer Regular Member

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    Yes i applied also, but im not going to give them my id seems a little too much information they dont need to know.
     
  6. pwntribe

    pwntribe Registered Member

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    Yah that's what i'm thinking, fuck them. I'm sure other networks out there just as good that don't require this bullshit.
     
  7. pwntribe

    pwntribe Registered Member

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    I can see social/EIN for tax reasons, but birthday PLUS your drivers license # plus your social ........well, they can do a ton of damage with that
     
  8. islandcoli

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    I provided everything they asked, and so far I'm making 5$/day

    For me that's not bad.
     
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    When I signed up with them they never required that info..
     
  10. plasmaflux

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    I think PeerFly was the 2nd or 3rd network I got accepted in to. Good network, plenty of CPA offers. My first PPC/Direct Link cash was made through them - a $30 cut of the sale of some anti-snoring pillow.

    I sent the ID photo, but took the picture in low light with a camera phone. All the details were fuzzy, but the key stuff like Name and State of Residence were visible.

    If you're not willing to be legit with your affiliate networks, you should just stick to peddling autoblogs on flippa or worthless ebooks to n00bs. The way I see it, blackhat is to be used for getting traffic and generating lists & leads. I don't f*ck with the affiliate networks 'cause when all is said and done, they're the ones who sign my checks.
     
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    it seems normal to me...i think it's there to prevent them from getting a lot of spammers and people they don't want
     
  12. blackmagicmaster

    blackmagicmaster BANNED BANNED

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    This is normal peerfly require it for their legal purpose !! Why to scare if u are doing ethical things and playing fair !!
     
  13. pwntribe

    pwntribe Registered Member

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    Hahaha, calm down dude, I wasn't planning on doing anything illegal, I just didn't know if they could be trusted or not, anyone can throw up a webpage in a day or so like that.
     
  14. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    They are trusted by me, legit network, chilled out AM's, play by the rules and they are great.
     
  15. blackmagicmaster

    blackmagicmaster BANNED BANNED

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    Nop they are Legit !! :)
     
  16. CSalt2

    CSalt2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    would they ask for ID if you were using a corporation?
     
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    CoreyPeerFly Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    In some cases an ID will not be required and if you feel uncomfortable uploading an ID, you can always contact us and we'll work something out. You can also blackout all sensitive information if you'd like.

    We require an ID to help prevent fraudulent publishers from signing up with our network. Other networks will require an ID to be uploaded also if they see suspicious account activity. We require it automatically so if there are any problems we already have it.

    We require your birthday because all publishers must be 18 years or older to join PeerFly.

    In most cases we will bypass the ID upload requirement for business owners. They just need to email us after signing up.

    Feel free to ask me any questions.
     
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  18. Walter12

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    Peerfly is run by bunch of retards, I highly recommend you avoid that shithole.
     
  19. BigHustlah

    BigHustlah Power Member

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    Submitting the ID and social is normal...I wouldnt be too worried about that...I have an acct with PeerFly and used to like them a lot...now I don't send them sh!t because IMO they got a little carried away with the shaving.

    They are a legit network, they pay...but there are better ones out there.
     
  20. TheGoat

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    Let me guess, they "scammed" you after filled in a bunch or your own offers via a web proxy...

    Anyways, it's good to see your presence here Corey. I have recently started to send a little bit of traffic to your offers and they are converting nicely so far so I'll definitely keep it up :)