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Linkworth deliberately not paying its publishers ?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by aspire, Jan 18, 2017.

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    Payouts from Linkworth are not coming to the publishers and this looks like a deliberate attempt by them to make a cut wherever possible.
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    Last month I found out that I have had many past invoices pending for payment which were cleared after many tickets and much follow up.

    This month again, one of the invoice is pending and no one's replying on the ticket either. It has been 9 days in the waiting.

    Linkworth does look like in trouble and this is becoming a recurring issue which looks like being done deliberately to cut corners on payout.
     
    aspire, Jan 18, 2017 IP
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  2. aspire

    aspire Well-Known Member

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    I have checked with few other publishers and come to know that Linkworth might be bankrupt and is surviving solely of the fraud transaction of charging the advertisers, then not paying the publisher, and ensuring the advertisers are not informed that the text ads have been removed by the publishers. This modus operandi gives them the leverage of cash inflows from advertisers but reduced cash outflow to publishers.

    How long can this continue now is anyone's guess...
     
    aspire, Jan 29, 2017 IP
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    I am an advertiser and I also can unfortunately confirm that LW are these days nothing but a bunch of thieves. They ignored my tickets/messages and lately put my account on hold - probably to give me no means to prove I have money to receive from them.
     
    xtree, Feb 27, 2017 IP
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    aspire Well-Known Member

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    I pulled out all the ads and there are hundreds of other publishers who have done this. Linkworth is just now plain fraud and let's see how long they can continue to fool publishers and advertisers alike. Spread the word so that others don't get scammed.
     
    aspire, Feb 28, 2017 IP
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    NO PAYMENT since 3 years ago, forget it!
     
    MikePrice, Feb 28, 2017 IP
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    aspire Well-Known Member

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    Linkworth is now a pure fraud set up. Raise the issue in paypal. Let it's reputation take a hit.
     
    aspire, Mar 1, 2017 IP
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    Thanks for the heads up. It's sad that they do this. :(
     
    Anitasol, Mar 2, 2017 IP
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    Has anyone received January 2017 payment in February 2017? Which ad network are the current Linkworth advertisers moving to? How much money do you have pending with Linkworth? Have you tried to contact them on phone? If yes, did you get any kind of response. Any reply appreciated.
     
    dnk, Mar 2, 2017 IP
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    aspire Well-Known Member

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    They are not replying to anyone whose payout is showing as paid but funds have really not hit the account.
    Don't know if the advertisers know that their money is being siphoned off.
    Remove the ads and move away is the best possible solution to Linkworth's fraud business.
     
    aspire, Mar 3, 2017 IP
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    dnk Well-Known Member

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    Did you try to contact linkworth customers who advertised, directly to get payment due. How do you monetize your websites after removing linkworth ads , there are very few ad networks who are paying
     
    dnk, Mar 5, 2017 IP
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    aspire Well-Known Member

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    Customer generally are not reachable.
    It's difficult but you are left with no choice but to remove ads for fraud networks like that of Linkworth.
     
    aspire, Mar 5, 2017 IP
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    An update, Linkworth made the payment that was due in February 2017, in March 2017 .
     
    dnk, Mar 16, 2017 IP
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    aspire Well-Known Member

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    They made on some account while usurped the money for some other accounts. Lots of advertisers are moving away from Linkworth - the fraud company
     
    aspire, Mar 17, 2017 IP
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    The advertisers are moving from Linkworth to which website can you share? How much money does Linkworth owe you?
     
    dnk, Mar 29, 2017 IP
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    aspire Well-Known Member

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    Don't know where the LW advertisers are moving. They owe me a lot.
     
    aspire, Apr 3, 2017 IP
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    How much do they owe you,more than $100? Have you received payment for April 2017?
     
    dnk, Apr 13, 2017 IP
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    Same here! More than 1 year without payments, +200$ not paid, many tickets open without response, linkworth it's dead for me.
     
    pyllin, May 21, 2017 IP
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    #18
    Same experience.
    Unpaid links from Nov 2016: they reset the balance to zero pretending they have paid, but they have not.
    After two unanswered tickets I removed the unpaid link, sent a final notice to Linkworth and notified the owner of the linked site, so that he knows he's getting no service for this reason, and possibly stop paying them.

    I recommend everyone doing the same. If publishers don't get paid, they should stop placing links and the final customers should know.
     
    Moreno84, Aug 16, 2017 IP