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Clickbank Commission Fraud

Discussion in 'ClickBank' started by JohnS0N, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. #1
    Just a heads up for clickbank affiliates.

    I was launching a new website and picked an affiliate who was advertising through the clicbank marketplace. Since I first wanted to test the program, I inserted a proxy and bought a product with my CC through my own affiliate link. No commission was counted on my account.

    So, here is a definite proof that clickbank does practice commission fraud.

    I've changed my affiliate program now.
     
    JohnS0N, Oct 29, 2008 IP
  2. kinitex

    kinitex Peon

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    Did you see your affiliate id in the bottom of the order page? Something with the proxy might have filtered the cookie out somehow?
     
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    wicked9690 Peon

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    #3
    A lot of proxy sites strip cookies..
     
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    venrooy Active Member

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    I was just going to say the same thing. - Like Kinitex said - make sure that your CB ID is showing at the bottom of the order page.
     
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  5. JohnS0N

    JohnS0N Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the ID was there. It was a proxy from my own network and it wasn't high anonymous.

    Could something else go wrong? Otherwise, the case would be pretty much clear.
     
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  6. venrooy

    venrooy Active Member

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    You may want to contact the merchant that you were promoting and see what they ended up with. I've had a few affiliates contact me, because their adwords conversion code shows a conversion, but it wasn't showing up in their ClickBank account. Then a few hours later it would show up. I would contact the merchant, and Clickbank to see what's going on.
     
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    #7
    He is the merchant, he purchased his own product.
     
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    UltimateFreebies Peon

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    #8
    This is completely unrelated, but I clicked on your Everloss lander, and thought this was funny:

    You will know the discount is activated if you see finditem at the end of the url.
    example: ?hop=finditem

    LOL :)
     
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  9. venrooy

    venrooy Active Member

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    #9

    I was assuming that he was not the merchant because of this quote from him above: "I was launching a new website and picked an affiliate who was advertising through the clicbank marketplace."

    Meaning he purchased a product he found through the CB marketplace. Is this correct?
     
    venrooy, Oct 29, 2008 IP
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    Madman340 Peon

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    Hmm, maybe your right; I guess I just read it wrong.
     
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  11. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Banned

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    You're sure you saw your aff id there? Because proxies usually strip it, plus I've never seen this before (bought quite a few products myself).
     
    wowhaxor, Oct 29, 2008 IP
  12. Spliffic

    Spliffic Peon

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    #12
    If CB was actually knowingly scamming people, it would probably be some sort of random script so that this wouldn't happen all the time. Pretty tough to catch if indeed true.
     
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    MediaPlay Banned

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    #13
    Do you think they are stupid ? :D
    They have a great security regarding fraud from your side, so .. in this case, you can be happy that your account is still active !
    Do not try to test anything in this way .. better find a friend who can purchase it from his own pc, with his own cc ;)
     
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  14. getjimmy

    getjimmy Prominent Member

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    Nothing new,they have been doing this from many weeks.Now i hardly promote them.
     
    getjimmy, Oct 29, 2008 IP
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    The obvious answer, I've seen affiliate links on other networks represented as a string of codes - clickbank could go one step further, and make each hop as an individual encrypted set of codes. That way affiliate id's are always hidden, and encoded randomly each time a hop is generated !

    :D
     
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    ive always wondered why they dont do this! one of the first things i would do.
     
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  17. JohnS0N

    JohnS0N Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't really matter what I do. I don't have any credit cards affiliated with my clickbank account, so the one who purchased it, might as well be another "first name, last name" from "country 1".

    I did contact the merchant, who couldn't find any errors. So as it seems it didn't appear in the merchants stats either.

    It just got lost somewhere ;)

    I found a better merchant on the CJ network anyway, so I won't waste my time anymore with this. I got my refund, because something also went wrong with the service/product...
     
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    #18
    I guess this has been discussed elsewhere in the forum too.
     
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    #19
    I think I smell some real bull shit. Just because you can't promote clickbank products wortha shit doesn't mean clickbank sucks, it means your a loser. Just my opinion.
     
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    #20
    what a nice guy.
     
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