- Report: #516233
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Complaint Review: Various, Inc. Adult Friend Finder Affiliate Program
Various, Inc. Adult Friend Finder Affiliate Program220 Humboldt Ct Sunnyvale, California United States of America
Various, Inc. Adult Friend Finder Affiliate Program ALT.com Start Promoting! Read More Adult Friend Finder Affiliate Program changes payout terms at the last minute. Sunnyvale, California
I advertised for them... Placing their ads on my websites. Being promised 1/2 penny per unique IP that visited the site.
I sent a little more than 10,000 unique IP web hits to them, and 1 Sign-up, accruing the minimum $50 payout. This took me 7 months. I was never paid, and my affiliate account was "converted" to another plan? Thus losing all my money earned.
Here's is there scam on the advertisers:
AFF's small print: "Important: if your traffic produces less than 1 FREE signup in 20 visitors your account may be converted into a "percentage payout" account at anytime after you've sent 500 uniques or 3 days."
What they do, and how they do it:
I was getting excited! $49.99, almost time to collect that first $50 payment I had waited for.
They have a chart/diagram laying out all your statistics. It showed all the hits I had received and kept track of the amount owed. It showed I was getting paid my 1/2 penny per unique IP. I had been watching this chart over the months... watching my pennies grow into dollars. I was proud to have designed my sites, and proud to advertise, and I was proud to receive my first check.
ABRACADABRA. $50 are accrued.... and my account is converted to "Percentage Payout" instead of "Paid Per Click"
I log on to see all my hits are there... and my balance set to 10 cents for my one sign-up. All those 1/2 pennies... GONE!
Coincidentally when I accrue the minimum payout my account is converted!
You would think over the 7 months I advertised for them, they would have converted me to the "Percentage Payout"....
Not until you accrue that first payment that is owed!
I will continue to tell everyone about this, and spread this information around the internet.
Thank you for your time,
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/28/2009 11:18 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Various-Inc-Adult-Friend-Finder-Affiliate-Program/Sunnyvale-California-94089/Various-Inc-Adult-Friend-Finder-Affiliate-Program-ALTcom-Start-Promoting-Read-More-Adu-516233. 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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