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Sneaky survey scam

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Goosy, Nov 6, 2015.

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  1. Goosy

    Goosy Registered Member

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    There is a method i would like to share with you. I found a website that uses sneaky tactic that generated money.

    I'm new here, but i know that putting a link to that website into forum post would be against the rules. I don't really know if screenshot is allowed or not, but to be safe, i won't put it. If someone verifies that it's okay to put the screenshot of the website, let me know.

    So far i will try to explain the tactic with words.

    How does it work?
    It's a website that gives away xx$ money for your Steam account (it actually does not) so you could buy games from Steam. The website only has one page (landing page) that tells you if you refer 15 people to the website (your ref link automatically at the bottom of the website) then you will unlock the code. It even has nice illustrative hidden code like HKS6-****-**** and a message that you will unlock the rest of the code once you reach 15 referrals. The amazing part is that every referral also sees the exact same page, now THEY will start referring people and so on and so forth. Once you reach 15 referral people, you don't get a code, you need to take a survey first to get the code (you never get the code). Now if you had the hustle to refer 15 people, then some will probably think "Ahh... took me an hour to find 15 people, fine i will do the survey to get the code". So this brings in nice money while the website is marketing itself.

    Maybe you can use this idea to make something similar and earn the hell out of it, i hope it helps someone.
     
  2. Finez

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    Its PPD and that referral lp method is a bit old.
     
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    Its a good method, the only problem I see is you're not just tricking people into doing a survey (which already pisses them off) you've also tricked them into referring 15 people for nothing. For people that aren't marketers they may have spent a week or two to accomplish that and that's enough for them to use their Internet detective skills to make thing difficult for you - tracking down the survey offers and complaining to your CPA network to get you banned (unless its both an incentive network and a network that is cool with you using content lockers or similar without content at the end, but even then you're offering money which is a no-no with almost any incent network even). Just my thoughts anyways, you don't want o make people jump through that many hoops as its time consuming enough where they are invested in revenge.
     
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    Sythix Senior Member

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    This is a typical PPD/CPA method.. people do this with game hacks "Clash Of Clans Gems For Free" for instance.
     
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    This is an idea to achieve the lowest conversion rate possible.
     
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    dragunyhf Registered Member

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    Add a proper proof and new unique layout to this and you'll get tons of visitors and earn money. But you need to be fresh
     
  7. nnahlee

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    this is old has been done by many in the gaming niche