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What's the likely outcome?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by simpterfidilious, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. simpterfidilious

    simpterfidilious Newbie

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    Quick question. I am positive I'm not the first person to think of this and am wondering what the likely outcome would be.I am thinking about taking the daily deal and other promotional emails that amazon sends out and sending them to my list with one exception. linking the entire email and images to my own affiliate link. Emailing is against amazon terms of service, I already know that. My question is one of liability. What is likely to happen if they find out. If they simply ban my account than that is ok, but if they initiate a full blown lawsuit than it's not worth it. Does anyone know or have experience with this?
     
  2. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    Hmm - honestly not sure as I have no direct experience. First I would check out the Amazon TOS and see if they go into detail about repercussions etc. However, I somewhat doubt Amazon would pursue something like this fully into the legal realm. I think an account ban would be more likely. What you could do is try and mask you identity as much as possible in the event something does happen (i.e. a fake dedicated e-mail etc). It's not a bad idea in principle and COULD work. It's a tough one and I don't really want to influence you either way. Perhaps if the worst case scenario is too much to handle, then don't risk it. There are far safer and equally effective ways to make money online.