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to buy or not to buy CPA leads

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by wezzy, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. wezzy

    wezzy Junior Member

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    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and I've come with a question. I'll give a brief introduction of myself before I ask my question ;)
    I'm a pretty experienced internet marketeer, making some decent money with Facebook advertising and other methods. I also have a couple of niche blogs which each bring me about 20 - 30 dollars a day with Adsense. I'm doing this for about 2 years now and I know I'm still a long way from getting "rich". So I'm always open for exploring new ways.

    I recently red an article about fake and bought cpa leads. I was wondering what the general thought was about this. I know cpa networks are really suspicious about these things and they have all reason for it but is there anyone who has succesfully bought leads without being banned??

    The reason why I'm asking is because I might do a little expermenting. I have accounts with several networks but there is one who still owes me money (not much, about 50 dollar) and for some reason they don't want to pay me out :S
    So I would be using offers from this network because I really don't care about getting banned. Just to make sure.. Getting banned with one network won't effect the relationships I've build with others, right?

    Share your thoughts and experiences ;)
     
  2. schwagoo

    schwagoo Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you get caught ripping off a network, they will ban you and will probably tell the other networks. Yes, they talk.
     
  3. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    Well its 100% blackhat method , if you get caught say good-bye to all your earning , your spent money and of course your CPA network account
     
  4. huykun

    huykun Regular Member

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    Most bought leads arent even black hat, rather more like fraud since it's all fake. It's a huge risk and networks do forward information so that you will be blacklisted.
     
  5. NinjaGaiden

    NinjaGaiden BANNED BANNED

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    Once u been ban. Most of the network will know and you will be very hard to join another network again.
     
  6. precious007

    precious007 Junior Member

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    That wouldn't be very ethical.
     
  7. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Sounds like fraud to me, don't do it!
     
  8. D3lux3

    D3lux3 Power Member

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    Lol from where the information that networks talk with each other? Yea they must be friends, they hang around and all... But... you must know that networks are still competition to one another and for every signup, you want to say they go ask hundreds of other networks if they have had this member and if its banned?

    Something else is if you are banned on 10 networks, yea words do spread out but no one will know that you have been banned with a network if you wont mention the network in your next applications.

    However I dont recommend you to do that what is your intention here. They just "dont" want to pay you because you didnt reach the payout minimum on the network, I assume.

    However all being said... line between illegal and blackhat is very thin so in the end you ll do what ever you ll do and call it what ever you want :D
     
  9. Orbit143

    Orbit143 Senior Member

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    It's not blackhat, it's fraud. Don't do it. It's high risk, quite low profit and not scalable very much.
     
  10. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I'm actually in the process of creating a CPA fraud, membership database.
    It will be a searchable database of fraudsters including all aliases, known ip addresses,
    payment details ect that CPA networks can access search, cross reference and add info to.
    The sooner we make it impossible for fraudsters to operate the better
    the playing field will be for the legitimate marketers.
     
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  11. D3lux3

    D3lux3 Power Member

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    Database like that would be a solution yes... However I dont know how much CPAs would actualy follow those. Anyhow your the one in CPA business not me.
     
  12. wezzy

    wezzy Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone! You convinced me not to do this. Isn't worth the risk indeed since I depend on CPA networks for my monthly income to pay the bills. Was just curious..
    And I just found out the reason why they wouldn't pay me out. Forgot to send them a tax form :eek: My own fault you would think but not really.. Got 0 respons to 5 emails until today
     
  13. imperial444

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    It's called Fraud, I read that type of thing from one eBook, author said he makes killing with that method, but It's just in theory. In practice, you will get your account banned real soon
     
  14. petkov.gosho

    petkov.gosho Registered Member

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    just make it white, less headaches and troubles
     
  15. 4g0tt3n

    4g0tt3n Newbie

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    avoid getting busted the first time
     
  16. munguia319

    munguia319 Newbie

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    risk is not worth the reward
     
  17. gammon

    gammon Registered Member

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    Dun ever try it. Once you get ban you will never allowed to create any more account even in other CPA network.
     
  18. lebron23$

    lebron23$ Newbie

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    I agree with everyone its fraud and proxy/bots etc and you cant scale because you never know when your cpa network is going to ban your account so a WH marketing approach is the best way to go!
     
  19. mr.media786

    mr.media786 Newbie

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    i register on stronger ads network but dint get aprove yet
     
  20. owologo

    owologo Newbie

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    2010 post :D .. old users though ;)