I joined cj years ago and only got a commission on my own purchases I spent a lot of time promoting my site.. it was a directory and I had acquired over 500 affiliates that approved my site through cj.com
DirecTV ripped me off and refused to pay me a commission on my own purchase
I called cj right away when the commission did not show up in the back office. also, the link I put up was one DirecTV emailed me as some affiliates did on promotions to save you the time of having to log into your cj account and retrieve the link yourself as was the way I usually did
It took a month before cj had got back to me and said they had contacted DirecTV on my behalf and tried to get DirecTV to pay me the commission due but said DirecTV said it was my responsibility to make sure my links track and that the code is right the code was right, it did not track, and when I followed up to have cj look into as to why it did not track, they had no answer
Also, my neighbor went to my site and clicked an affiliate link on my site to Sears and ordered a $200 vacuum cleaner the commission never show up on that either. I had a family member go to the site and order something and again, no commission showed up or was paid
I also had my account deactivated by them a couple times they claim due to inactivity
When I had been promoting the site, I had over 3500 visits in one month many return visits to certain advertisers and yet not a single commission
I then went to check my account info and I was blocked out I had to call cj and the guy on the other end was typing frantically and then said I reset it, you should now be able to log in when I did all my tax info and name and address had been re-set and blanked out too
By the way, they cant send you a check without that info which was there initially, then disappeared it was as if someone say an insider employee with access to your back office was monitoring it and since they log everyone of your log-ins they would know if you had logged into your account to check your commissions or not and if not, if they were dishonest, could delete them or divert them
Also, commissions use to post in real time or at least within an hour... they had changed that to always being posted every 24 hours via a 24 hour delay before they would post commissions that is, if you made a purchase say yourself and logged in to check it, it would not be posted till 24 hours later
Now say you did not check your commissions for say 48 hours or two days if they are checking every day, and know you are not, what is to stop them from deleting those commissions from your back office if they are con artists and know that you had not logged in since last time and thus would not know of the new commissions owed you that came in since them unless say one of them was a purchase you made yourself and thus would be looking for it to show up next time you logged in?
And what would be their motive to screw you? because the client pays them all the commissions and they in turn pay you
The only way you would know if you had a commission coming or not would be if you actively logged in a daily basis to check your back office as their was no email notification to otherwise inform you
I believe they are dishonest and cannot be trusted the proof is in the pudding look at all the complaints from others filed
Just google commission junction scam and learn about the two class action suits filed against them that they and all their money were able to get their attorneys to get dropped... they also put up some of their own sites countering the claims with numerous claims of praise about their service... I joined that site with a membership as required to post a comment that they screened and did not post... obiously the ones behind that site that also comes up in a google search of cj.com scam was placed there to try and discredit the reports of others claiming they were scamed as I was...