• Report: #421649

Complaint Review: Clickbank.com - Click Bank - CB - Affiliate Marketing

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  • Submitted: Sun, February 08, 2009
  • Updated: Fri, March 13, 2009

  • Reported By:Don't Worry Arizona
Clickbank.com - Click Bank - CB - Affiliate Marketing
Clickbank.com - Clickbank.net Boise, Idaho U.S.A.

Clickbank.com - Click Bank - CB - Affiliate Marketing WARNING: Clickbank.com Is Stealing Money From Affiliates - Click Bank Shaves Commission Boise Idaho

*UPDATE Employee: ClickBank's Response: We Do Not Steal Affiliate Commissions

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That's right everyone Clickbank.com may be robing you and your family from all of your hard earned cash!

About: " Founded in 1998, ClickBank is the online retail outlet for over 10,000 digital product publishers and their 100,000 active affiliates. "

This company has been shaving commission on a level that most people would have a hard time comprehending. For me and a couple close friends of mine it happened once we started pulling in large amounts of cash. After making over 1k a day, I slowly started noticing that the more targeted traffic I sent them the less money I made. So I decided to contact Click Bank and ask them what the problem was.

Now if you ever contacted Clickbank.com about an issue related to their tracking system or your pay, they reply with some generalized email with no real explanation other then it's your fault. "Check your traffic, the economy is bad" and so on. They had me believing that it was the state of the economy, until I wised up after speaking out to other top ranking affiliates.

I was getting emails left and right from people sharing similar stories. So one day I said to my self I'll start documenting and recording transactions I my self will make through my own affiliate Id. I did this using numerous credit cards and pay pal accounts from family members.

What I noticed when doing this was at certain times of the day I was not getting any credit for sales purchased with in the United States that I myself personally made. Some will say it could have been spyware or a virus that switched out my affiliate Id on the order page. No that was not it, I made sure each and every transaction went through under my hop link Id. It will show the affiliate that last sent the referral at the bottom of Click Bank's order page. I also cleared all cookies before entering the site at which I purchased the product from.

I have been making money online for years, so I know how scandalous it can get when it comes to making a buck. So by this time I knew they were stealing my sales, so what I did next was sign up for another Click Bank Id. Then switched all my links to the new Id, within a few minutes my sales poured in under the new CB Id. Now mind you I hadn't promoted these products at all for 2 weeks. But mysteriously under my new affiliate hop link I started doubling and even tripling my sales.

To let everyone know I am the type of person that documents everything, so I knew it would be a good idea to have Camtasia running and recording all of this as it happened. Sales were good that day until I hit 30 sales or more. Then a sudden stop again, ok this could have been the time of a day or something, right? Wrong, there has never been a sudden stop in sales for an entire day. My account showed $0 the whole next day. That's like saying burger king was open and not a single customer ordered a meal.

That day I had over 6500 unique hits to the product page and not one single sale. A week went by with my sales dropping more and more. I then decided to change my click bank Id again, by this time it wasn't that I was trying to earn money, it became more that I wanted to share this information with the authorities and with affiliates that promote CB products.

Results again showed an incredible spike in my sales almost instantaneously. By now I am heavily over heated and pissed off. So the next day I decided to contact a private investigator and have him look at some of the videos and csv reports I had that shows how Click Bank is literally embezzling money, he then gave me a a phone number of a friend of his in the FBI. So what the hell I contacted him, and I can't mention anyone by name since this still is an on going investigation. That is also the reason why I was told not to release the videos clips that proves CB is stealing commission.

I am now running my promotions with the same exact traffic as before on another network, and am now pulling in $2500.00 a day.

I will update this report as I am currently filing a law suit and criminal charges against Click Bank. Once I have the information I will pass it on along with the videos for everyone to see.

@ Click Bank, anyone looking for your site will see this page and pages like it. Since I have many domains which rank at Pr5 and Pr6, I will continue to send back links and feed them til people are made aware of your crimes!

Click bank steals affiliates money
Don't Worry, Arizona
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

ClickBank's Response: We Do Not Steal Affiliate Commissions

AUTHOR: Clickbank - (U.S.A.)

ClickBank has never, in over 10 years of business, stolen affiliates' commissions. On every transaction we process, ClickBank makes exactly the same fee, whether an affiliate is credited with the sale or not. Our processing fee on the sale is taken out before any commissions are paid to the vendor or affiliate, so there is no reason for us to avoid paying affiliate commissions.

As an example of our commitment to paying out affiliates, the percentage of ClickBank sales that are credited to affiliates has risen steadily over our history. Affiliate-credited sales now account for over 75% of all ClickBank sales, which is the highest percentage it has ever been.

There may be a number of reasons why your affiliate commission did not get credited, or why your sales numbers declined over time, but without being able to see any specific information there is no way we can assist you in trying to figure out what happened. Feel free to provide specific information or links to videos to busdev@clickbank.com with the subject ClickBank Commissions and we will look into the problem for you. However, we can assure you in no uncertain terms that the issue is not due to any deliberate action on ClickBank's part.
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