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Stay away from affiliate.com, scammed $2.4K

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by tejsin, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    I just wanted to let you know, that I was scammed $2.4K at affiliate.com
    and each time I try to contact those guys what happened with my account they just don't reply or just say that the traffic that I sent to them was not good enough.

    All was in perfect order, EPC, the campaigns as they described...

    Stay away from them!

    Take care
     
  2. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    What kind of traffic were you sending them?
     
  3. jl8105

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    did you try out there email marketing
     
  4. Rafif

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    Can you explain what they did? Did you make 2.4K sales and they didn't pay you, or did you invest 2.4K and nothing happened? I think it's dangerous working with a massive network because it's harder to get to know the people that way. Work one on one with someone you can get to know and that have a reputation you can check on.
     
  5. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    Well, I did run an offer with them and got leads.
    They said that were not satisfied by the leads and closed my account.

    I tried to talk to these people, emailed them and so on but no response. Its been 2weeks now and I did earn $2.4K and all are gone.

    :( sad, huh!
    :) lesson, stay away from them.
     
  6. prima

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    You should have checked the quality of leads with your AM before scaling it up.You should have discussed with your AM about the methods you are using to promote the offer.Always communicate with your AM before promoting the offer and while running the offer !
     
  7. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    How did you generate the leads? Blackhat, whitehat, clean Adwords leads, ppv? I have run clean white hat traffic and gotten paid on time every time. So adding them to the shit list if your complaining about not being paid for bh traffic is kind of lame! Anything blackhat would have gotten your account closed and they would have every right not to pay you. Sucks I know, but that is the nature of the beast.
     
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    It can happen to anyone ho is not promoting direclty, but through big affiliate networks.
    If they did not make more money out of your leads than your rate per lead, then you're facing a wall.
     
  9. tejsin

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    Email traffic, as they described!
     
  10. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    I did send them traffic from emails, as the offer described but in the end - they had the leads and not payed out.
     
  11. H2oBoy

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    For as easy as it is to say this, it's also just as easy for a AM w/a company to give the aff. marketer a 'heads up' about their leads not converting and maybe doing things differently!

    What's happened to 'communication' these days? Seems it's just easier for these networks to close out an account w/out ANY TYPE of communication being established for the mere fact that it's 'the easiest thing to do!'...and in the process, allows the network to make quick easy cash!

    Now that I think about it, I should create an ebook on how to setup an affiliate 'network', promote it saying 'well take any traffic', then when the leads don't convert, close the account and keep the affiliate marketer's earned commission for yourself...talk about 'quick cash' eah? :D
     
  12. tejsin

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    Well, thats not how it should be done. Right?
    Its $2.4K near to $2.5K and I needed the money to continue the work.

    They did disappoint me. Not even email-ed me back or such thing. If you want loaylty you need to communicate as you said H2oBoy.
    Well, all is well what ends well - right?

    I will not give up, but I will have a negative feeling about their work.
     
  13. veotis

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    Amish Shah had a video out over the past couple of years that completely busted out Affiliate.com aka CPAEmpire.com. I had trouble with them 2 years ago, and I won't use them again. They took away some of my commissions, which were completely white hat.

    They may work well with others, but I had a bad experience with them. I called up my AM, who was a dick at the time, and basically told him about Amish's video. He acted all aloof and he was slow as hell to return calls or IM's. I was making around 5k a month with them, and I kindly took my traffic to other networks. About 3 months later, I had a new AM who contacted me and was curious as to why I stopped sending so much traffic to them. I kindly explained that he worked for a crook and to cancel my account. Never heard from them again. :p
     
  14. tejsin

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    Well done budy! :) I dont know why those peeps did not give me my money as the leads where real.

    Would you like to work with me? I have millions of fb emails
    Thanks :)
     
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    Did you manage to get a backup of the email list by any chance??
     
  16. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    of course I have backups of the email lists! :) many many leads :D
     
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    thanks for letting us know about them .
     
  18. tejsin

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    You are welcome! Do a research first to know, which one is best for you :)
     
  19. KenWingJitsu

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    What they did was they would cancel affiliate programs once I started making money with them.
    I wouldn't even know the campaigns had disappeared so I kept sending traffic.

    They get nothing from me now.
     
  20. whysoserious

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    Very interesting comments on affiliate as my ppl and I have mad well over $400k with them. To each it's own though as I had some trouble with other big networks and could say the same.