• Report: #976498

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  • Submitted: Sat, December 01, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, December 07, 2012

  • Reported By: RippedOffAffilliate — Chicago Illinois United States of America
CPA Tank
875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois United States of America

CPA Tank Vito Glazers SCUMBAG SCAM NETWORK. DO NOT JOIN!! Chicago, Illinois

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Supporting Documents Prove Claim is False

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Attached Supporting Facts Prove CPATank Is Legitimate

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This SCUMBAG Vito Glazers is not paying out for offers that he specifically approved. DO NOT USE CPATANK! THEY ARE A SCAM! THEY OWE ME OVER $10,000!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/01/2012 07:39 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CPA-Tank/Chicago-Illinois-60654/CPA-Tank-Vito-Glazers-SCUMBAG-SCAM-NETWORK-DO-NOT-JOIN-Chicago-Illinois-976498. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Supporting Documents Prove Claim is False

AUTHOR: VitoGlazersCPATank - (United States of America)

Please review supporting documentationl;

Document A) Correspondence From Advertiser Regarding complainer
Document B) Advertiser Report
Document C) Suspicious Traffic Pattern
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Attached Supporting Facts Prove CPATank Is Legitimate

AUTHOR: VitoGlazersCPATank - (United States of America)

I am Vito Glazers, the CEO of CPATank. Thank you for taking the time to give me the opportunity to defend the reputation of myself and our organization.


Attached is evidence supporting my defense from the false claim posted here by "RippedOffAffilliate" also known as GrowClicks also know as Kevin Scully, who has sent fraudulent leads and has proceeded to attempt extortion.  Included is my detailed explanation of the course of events. 


First, this affiliate was referred to CPATank by a client with a great history and track record with us. The client who referred Scully has sent traffic to us for over 2 years without any quality issues and the complainer (Scully) has claimed to promote in the same way as our client who referred him.


However, our first issues with Scully started a few months ago; Scully started a campaign on the weekend and sent about 1500 leads to a basic Email Submit offer generating about $3,000 in revenue. The immediate Monday following the weekend the advertiser called me furious that we had allowed highly advanced fraud to be done on their offers that tricked their fraud-alert systems over the weekend and that they would be charging back the entire balance. I gave Scully the benefit of the doubt and paid him his full balance without even mentioning the issue to him. I was assuming the advertiser was either being greedy or there had been some misunderstanding, but based on who he had been referred by, I paid the full amount due on time without any discussion. 


Other affiliates promoting the same offers via the same types of pages, at the same exact period of time, had no issues.


In mid November Scully contacts me again regarding wanting to run offers while I am on a month long trip traveling for business. I became initially suspicious because multiple Top Offers I recommended Scully did not convert for his traffic, even though they were converting well for other affiliates promoting supposedly similar traffic. He requested Ziinga UK citing success on other networks and started running the offer I approved on the weekend, again based on the merit of his referral.


Skipping ahead to the Monday after the weekend he began running again, a totally different unrelated advertiser to the first one mentioned above, furiously contacts me about allowing an affiliate to defraud their system.  The advertiser makes money by paying for leads from affiliates, and contacting the leads via Email replies once they have opted in, and then getting customers to upgrade their memberships. Based on discussions with compliance at all companies, it appears that Scully may be using a list of Email addresses and using them to complete the offers and generate commissions, without the Email recipients ever having any idea they have been signed up for an offer;  such a method is undisputedly Fraud and not anything that was approved by myself or anyone else. 


Furthermore, Scully has now proceeded to begin his extortion attempts to collect on this Fraud.  The advertiser had alerted me while I was on the road of two things.  First that they were freezing my account until I returned to my office because there had been over $10K in fraud, and secondly to specifically with hold several Sub IDs that appeared to be fraud; all of which were Sub IDs that belonged to Scully.  For the record, this advertiser has never with held a single payment in the past for any dollar amount, this was the very first time this was ever an issue.


Upon returning from the business trip, I contacted Scully to inform him that the advertiser was charging back the full amount on all of his accounts for fraudulent activity and that I would provide a report. At this point his first action was to file a permanent Rip Off Report and subsequently text message my cell phone at random hours between 8AM and 1AM, messages like the ones quoted below:

"This is a small industry and even smaller city", 

"Where's the 'report' scumbag", 

"Hi Scumbag. I will be at your office first thing Monday morning. This is going to get ugly for you."

".. I will be videotaping it when I show up at your office."

etc.

I have humored Scully and disregarded his borderline threatening messages while waiting for the Advertiser to provide me a more detailed report indisputably proving that Scully has been committing fraud disguised as social traffic. 

This Email sent by the advertiser was sent today after I implored them to continue marketing the leads for the possibility of an error on their side.  There was no error, the leads were fraudulent as proven by the performance of amount of leads generated VS sales the advertiser was able to produce.
 
Exhibit A

Based on the performance of the leads submitted (the same leads most likely submitted by Scully himself), and after a few weeks of aggressively marketing the leads, the advertiser came back saying the leads are basically worthless as opposed to the $10,000+ that Scully is demanding. 

Exhibit B

The traffic was clearly illegitimate also referenced by this suspicious traffic pattern:

Exhibit C

IN SUMMARY: Scully frauded CPATank once in the past and got away with it because of his credible referral. Upon his second attempt to defraud CPATank, he was caught by advertiser and myself.  When not paid, he instantly proceeds to file permanent Rip Off Report and send borderline threatening text messages in hopes to extort the money.  

Pursuant to the advertiser reports attached proving the fraudulent nature of this claim, any further communication from Scully will be considered harassment. 

Thank you and feel free to contact me with any questions.

PS: I attempted to upload this report 12/5/12 but was not able to due to ROR performing upgrades. 
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