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[USA Specific]FTC And Clickbank Vendors

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by Cajuncaucasian, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Cajuncaucasian

    Cajuncaucasian Junior Member

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    Hey BHW users, been in hiding for a while working on some stuff.I was researching the legalities of selling digital products as a vendor on Clickbank, such as regulations of crossing state lines and FTC guidelines.

    I myself have purchased a few products from the IM niche only to see what it is they are doing.

    Just like I thought: insane amounts of flashy upsells, claims about helping consumers to becoming the next quadrillionaire by distributing their viral mini ebooks, or paying for traffic to go to their squeeze pages. I'm not saying that this doesn't work, or else they wouldn't be doing it.

    My questions is what stops the FTC from suing the daylights out of them? They have some crazy claims. Sure, they might have taken a screenshot from their vendor account, but obviously the money was made from selling the product as a vendor, not by the techniques depicted in the "SECRET MONEY PUSH BUTTON GRAB" system.

    What constitutes as "proof" to Clickbank, or does Clickbank not give a shit, and mitigate all legal trouble to the vendor?

    Do vendors just pay their lawyers to write up a slick earnings disclaimer? Does this sweet disclaimer allow them to make some awesome videos/screenshots of clickbank account that could have never been doctored(LOL)?Or does the FTC not give a shit about Clickbank products, and focus on other services that actually rake in millions a day from scammy business practices?Would be nice to hear your guys' input!

    EDIT:Formatting at my day job is a bitch!
     
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    gucciboy Regular Member

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    Have a look at the disclaimer.
    There is your answer ;)
     
  3. SimpleSiteSolutions

    SimpleSiteSolutions Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just a random example I pulled from Google. Ignore the mention to weightloss:

    This is how they stay within the law
     
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  4. Cajuncaucasian

    Cajuncaucasian Junior Member

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    Thanks, that what I was assuming. Someone I know who considers themselves as very whitehat saw a similar disclaimer on one of my pages, and called me immoral, scum of the earth, yadda yadda, and how I give them a bad name. Then this individual started telling me how the FTC would rip me apart, and I rebutted with snippets from their regulations and my own disclaimer, ending the conversation. Like, that person became extremely volatile towards me after seeing my page that I'm designingJust wanted clarification I guess, Thanks!
     
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    It might not be the most ethical thing but you can say a lot of things as long as you have a disclaimer. Wording is important too.
    "You could earn up to $10,000 per month" is much different than "You will earn $10,000 per month".
     
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    Cajuncaucasian Junior Member

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    My page uses "Potentially" quite frequently, or "other people are ____ and _____"
     
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