We all know cpa companies shave, but how much? I decided to run a little experiment to find out. I chose 5 simple email submits from 5 different networks, each from unrelated advertisers. I put them on a landing page and promoted it for a week so it was receiving steady traffic and conversions. I then selected 20 trustworthy people that I know, all adults, educated people who never filled out a CPA offer in their lives. I asked them to test my website for me and gave very specific instructions...they were each to fill out one of the five offers each day for five days. They used their real info, confirmed their email addresses when required, and logged in to the websites when applicable. I had them send me proof such as URL of page after submitting, user names, passwords, etc., and asked for all of their IP addresses from whatsmyip.org so I could see how many of the conversions registered on my snapshot. I waited an additional 5 days after their submissions to allow for tracking delays on the network's end. Out of 100 fully completed offers from real people, people who live in California, Boston and everywhere in between. Not microworkers, not freelancers using proxies, not incentivized "guaranteed sign-ups" workers, real normal human beings that I know well (not even relatives), I got 37 recorded and accepted conversions. That's a breathtaking 63% failure rate. If you ever feel a twinge of guilt for using BH methods, remember this thread, get your head straight, and go make sure you get paid!