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Someone hand me a noose! £16k down the toilet!

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by mungus, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    So I just awoke this morning to find out I'd just had £16k of my hard earned money completely disappear!

    How did this travesty occur? Well for the past two months I've been on a massive ewhoring mission, dedicating 12-14 hours a day creating fake escort profiles on the site adultwork.com, throughout the process I'd used various means to avoid detection, all the usuals like using proxies, taking screenshots of obscure russian women to obtain images etc etc. However at precisely 11:11 am I recieved a ton of emails tto my numerous accounts saying profile after profile had been suspended!

    I've lost all the money that the profiles had earned through sale of "private image galleries" over the last couple of months. I'm now highly suspicious of AdultWork as I can't for tthe life of me figure out how they managed to suss out all these fake profiles (around 400 in total) AT THE SAME TIME! Do they just automatically take your money and run after a certain time? I just don't know.

    If ANYONE, and I mean ANYONE can help me figure this nightmare out, I will be extremely appreciative and hopefully cross your palm with silver if I ever manage to cash out on this damn site! Please help im at my wits end!

    Mungus
     
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  2. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    16k is a lot of money, sorry you lost it.

    may be they got you by your affiliate link?
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Did you delete the cookies, flash cookies between 2 account creation/login?

    What type of proxies did you use: transparent, anonymous, elite?
     
  4. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys- I wasn't using any affiliate links Howard_Hughes I was earning money by letting guys subscribe to my private picture galleries which is allowed on adultwork.

    Honeybird, I was browsing "In Private" all the while I was making and logging into the profiles, I presumed that this would save me having to repeatedly delete my cookies? I could be wrong though. I was using elite proxies for the most part, the strange thing is having all the accounts banned at the exact same time, when I can't think how adultwork could possibly have linked all the accounts together so strange.Oddly enough ,one of my accounts survived, im just trying to establish why this one is so special, it holds the key to big money.
     
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    if you didn't cookies then that's probably what did you in
     
  6. haridada

    haridada Senior Member

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    That particular one would i think would be the original one. But still 16k is big money dude. I'm really sorry for what happened.
     
  7. dkanalie

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    Sorry to ask that question, but you're collection 16k and didn't payout at all before?

    That's not pretty smart if you're working with blackhat tactics and fake accounts in my opinion.

    But as already said before, cookies might be an issue if you don´t delete them.
     
  8. kensai

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    exactly same thought as above, why not cash out before it hits 16k and keep the money?
    its like stealing and depositing the money in the same bank....not smart :p
     
  9. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    Thanks Haridada, unfortunately that wasn't my original one so I'm still stumped trying to figure out why it's still running.

    Guys the reason I didn't cash out was because each individual profile needs to have a minimum of £50 clear credit before you cash out, and because adult work take one third of your balance as a fee, the real sum you need in each account is closer to £90, so across all of the accounts I did actually have alot of money however they hadn't yet reached the threshold, given a couple more weeks or so I would have been able to cash out fine, thus adding to my frustration
     
  10. MKelly

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    As with everything, adsense, clickbank, affiliate programs, all the money earned on these is not worth anything unless it's in your bank.
     
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  11. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    sorry im confused about the whole cookies thing too, are you saying if I browse incognito (im using chrome) i stilll need to manually delete cookies etc?
     
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  13. mungus

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    Thanks Monrox, had a ton of flash cookies, none I could see related obviously to adultwork but there was a lot of random ones where it wasn't clear where they came from so it could well have been belonging to adultwork, i'l try set up a few slowly and let you guys know over the next few days if they are staying put
     
  14. MrE

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    I would guess you were reported by customers for selling pictures you don't own obtained from the net for free.

    All it would take is a few complaints about the content you were selling to get them to take a closer look. Also, as you get close to the cashout threshold perhaps they have someone manually reviewing the accounts to make sure everything is above board.

    Lastly, it could have been a technical fuckup linking all the accounts together like you mentioned before.

    Best of luck in getting this figured out and giving it another shot.
     
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  15. mungus

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    Thanks MrE,

    Ill definately be giving it another shot, I think you've nailed it with regards to the customer complaints thing, unfortunately adultwork don't really give you any feedback once they suspend your account so it tends to be guesswork as to why you've been banned but I've had a look at a few site reviews for adultwork and alot of genuine escorts have been complaining about getting their profiles taken down due to complaints even after they have properly verified their accounts with ID and shit . It's pretty heartbreaking but im gonna stick at it, its been the closest i've come to banking big (in my terms anyway) in my 3 year "career" in IM so hopefully there's a way round it, thanks for the support blackhatters!
     
  16. nice1

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    cc cleaner is the best thing you need - also a virtual machine cos they can track you from other means-

    good luck mate im sure youll get there eventually you have a winning formula - just cash out more often - like in the weakest link -
     
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  17. jstover77

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    If you can make $16K tricking horny guys into buying shit you can surely make that much doing more legit stuff. Take your talents and energy and put them into legit money makers. It will be one less thing you will have to worry about, and will save you a lot of stress.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  18. shaddelick

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    I have a feeling that the site is shady and didnt have the intention to pay most there members in the first place
     
  19. theironlemming

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    Yup. Ccleaner is a must have.. I've also fallen in love with virtual machines... Currently running 4 of them right now.. theyre fantastic.

    OP sorry to hear about what happened. Best of luck to you in rebuilding what was lost. Although your accounts were deactivated it sounds like you have a winning formula to duplicate your success.
     
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    Kharma is a bi-atch.