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Adf.ly & x19 Limited is a Scam, Steal My Money, WARNING!

Discussion in 'Pay Per Click Advertising' started by MBryRD, Sep 13, 2013.

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Adf.ly is

  1. Scam

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  2. Steal

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  1. #1
    Hello mates,

    Please not buy none, not use Adfly, this business or website is a Scam, very steal!!!!

    I pay 50 USD. For Web Site Hosting Clear. And i waiting 2 week and the adf.ly not active my Campaign none. Send 5 tickets, in the 2 week's not reply, none!!!

    I register a forum account on http://forum.adf.ly/

    And to send a claim.

    Telling the simple truth.
    SEMrush
    And provide proof.

    banned:

    Information
    You have been permanently banned from this board.

    Please contact the for more information.

    A ban has been issued on your IP address.

    For no reason....

    I have also seen that the issues & posts.

    They have been edited and my user appears as if ubiera never been banned. But to get to my account from another IP. Your account was permanently banned.

    Adfly is a complete scam, beware of this company!

    x19 LimitedPP-002-594-980-171No recepciĆ³n
    Controversia
    -$50.00 USD13/09/2013Abierta13/09/2013Ver

    Done, i send a paypal dispute. :)
     
    MBryRD, Sep 13, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. tariq1654

    tariq1654 Active Member

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    Its work fine for me.
     
    tariq1654, Sep 13, 2013 IP
  3. TrafficTOM

    TrafficTOM Active Member

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    Totally, they actually work fine for me. Adfly take their sweet time to response, but at least have good result and better understanding.
     
    TrafficTOM, Sep 19, 2013 IP
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    postcd Well-Known Member

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    I hate ignorant behavior you described. Ignorance and ban. thanks for sharing your review.
     
    postcd, Sep 22, 2013 IP
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    monkeye Member

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    I wouldn't recommend adf.ly for other reasons too, I close immediately any website that makes me wait in front of an adf.ly advert.
     
    monkeye, Sep 29, 2013 IP
  6. adfly

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    If you were ignored by us - it will be because you have previously had an account at AdF.ly that was terminated for abuse.

    It is a violation of our Terms and Conditions to have multiple accounts.

    Do you really think we have been in business for 4.5 years just to steal $50 off you?

    We ignore accounts that have previously abused our service.

    If you would like to contact us with a link to this thread, I will personally ensure you receive the exact reason your account(s) were terminated.

    Please remember everyone, there can be two sides to a story on a public forum and there normally is.
     
    adfly, Oct 2, 2013 IP
  7. Bakalinge

    Bakalinge Greenhorn

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    Well, I agree 100%, Adf.ly steals people !

    99.9 % of my short links were ok, and 0,1% were linking to adult content (we are talking about hundred of thousands of links that were auto generated, hard to verify one by one). Due to "a violation of their T&C", they closed the account and kept the money. for themselves, without advance notice.

    So Yes, Adf.ly steals people, and that's why they are in business for 4.5 years. If they would have to pay people, they would fail....

    Stay away, it's a scam
     
    Bakalinge, Jan 5, 2015 IP
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    specialthings, Jan 6, 2015 IP
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    Chris Easton Peon

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    Never had a problem with ADF.LY.
     
    Chris Easton, Jan 6, 2015 IP
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    Out of our 3.5 million users, very few have had a problem with our service.

    It's incredibly simple - if you violate our terms and conditions (e.g. linking to adult content) then you will be banned without notice.

    If we gave notice before banning accounts then everyone would break our terms until they were caught once. This would destroy AdFly over night.
     
    adfly, Jul 27, 2015 IP
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    lukey372 Notable Member

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    So you decide to come back after 2 years and bump a thread that was posted 2 years ago.
    What a way to run a business.
     
    lukey372, Jul 27, 2015 IP
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    shehacash Greenhorn

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    adfly neaver scam man
     
    shehacash, Jul 27, 2015 IP
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    donsr Well-Known Member

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    Adfly honestly payed me well they are not scam if scam then why they send me dollars to my account
     
    donsr, Jul 20, 2019 IP
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    dess71 Well-Known Member

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    They are not scam. I never had issue with them. What is surprising of adf.ly is you can refund your money instantly. That means there is no waiting. You click refund and boom it is in your Paypal acct. But I was not successful advertising on their network.
     
    dess71, Jul 30, 2019 IP
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    TheParadox91 Peon

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    it's not scamming

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    TheParadox91, Jul 30, 2019 IP
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    Although I agree that Adf.ly isn't necessarilly a "scam" in the traditional sense, as in no they aren't just blatantly stealing money from all of their advertisers - they are opportunistic (I totally believe what@bakalinge said, even though he's a noob - only bc I've seen other networks do similar things to publishers) - and they're definitely guilty of operating an incredibly shitty spammy service that benefits nobody (Advertisers are wasting money on people who are looking at a timer and not at all at their page/ad, publishers are showing ads 2, 3, 5x or even 10x per unique depending on their site (and advertisers are paying for 2,3,5 or even 10 views) yet publishers only get paid for 1 per unique, Adf.ly pockets the rest (morally questionable but most ad networks pull that crap) - HOWEVER Their most recent antics are DEFINITELY scammy and it has zero to do with money actually... IN ADDITION to clicking the "skip" button after 5 seconds, they are also - get this - REQUIRING the visitor to "Accept" push notifications through their browser (saved on their system for them to push ads at them whenever htey want - all the time) - they actually make it IMPOSSIBLE to get past the screen without "accepting" the push notifications (hitting "block" makes the skip button disappear and you're stuck on the ad page) and they go as far as to DISABLE THE "Back" BUTTON on the browser (tactics that would get you banned from most ad networks in a second - but they are their own network so they can be as slimy as they want)

    So the end user gets an even worse experience than before (who knew that was possible?),The publishers are probably making less off legitimate traffic because a large number of their visitors who would definitely have pressed the skip button and completed the captcha will likely just close out the browser tab and not click on that link again after they are given the Adfly Push Notification Acceptance Ultimatum

    I'd be willing to bet the advertisers paying for the interstitials/banners are unaware that their brand is being associated with this (even worse) experience, and obviously the publishers are losing money, and even if they weren't (which connon sense says they are) They're probably not getting a cut of the Push Ads revenue either.....

    Outright scam in the traditional sense? No .

    Morally reprehensible? - Yes

    Devoid of business ethics? - Perhaps

    Opportunistic and greedy? - Oh Yes

    Knowingly peddling a shitty sham of a "service" or "ad network" (laughable) that benefits quite literally NOONE but themselves? - Without a doubt

    A Complete Nuisance to the Global Online Community At Large? - Abso F**king Lutely

    So there you have it...
     
    ShortGuyzRule, Sep 8, 2019 IP