For some reason, there’s a lot of bullshit in the affiliate marketing industry. Easy (enough) money just seems to attract the worse people in society. They commit fraud and steal from affiliates – you know, just your all around grime. Affiliates seem to accept a certain level of scumbag-ness, but there are companies that take it to a whole ‘nother level. People are always complaining that the affiliate industry needs to be cleaned up. What better way then exposing fraudsters outright?
One such group of scummy fraudsters is a network known as LeadCola. Our friend .hack has been sitting on this information for quite some time now and decided to finally post it recently to the Wickedfire forum. There’s a good chance you don’t read Wickedfire anymore, but you’ll have to make a return visit to read all about LeadCola’s 35% Scrub rate and other antics.
.hack single-handedly ruins their reputation. They scrub. They lie. They probably engage in underage sex-traffiking. LOOK I DON’T KNOW. Just read the thread.
One person writes…
Leadcola also employs Jared Petersen to start facebook forums and try to extort money from companies they have sent fraudulent data to. He owns the forums and is the admin and doesn’t allow the companies he is doing this to into the forum so they cannot stop the slander nor defend themselves. I have seen this done to FOUR companies besides my own.
Leadcola, in our relationship with them, has done more fraud on our offers than any other network. They are terminated and have changed their name yet month after month I continue receive their pixels through other affiliates or networks wanting to defraud more offers through our network. These people are the blight of the industry and not a thing they do has shocked me. I am glad to see them outed finally for their awful behavior. Hopefully they will disappear forever now!
If you work with LeadCola, well, this is what you fucking get. Their goddamn name is GOD DAMN LEADER OF COLA. What did you fucking expect?
While we’re at it… Let’s call bullshit on AffPaying. Do you want a bad review removed? Pay up and it’s like it never even happened! What a huge fucking circle jerk of the affiliate industry. People write reviews when they’re pissed off at something. Every review looks like some non-english bro wrote it- “Place of affiliate network is good of time!” Why are there only good reviews on Affpaying? Because newbs go do their newb research, then sign up to the best affiliate networks looking networks and Affpaying makes its referral commissions.
It’s clever that they applied the “rip-off report” model to affiliate networks. I’m not trying to knock its success… but affpaying is sketchy at best. Why does LeadCola have a good rating? All of this shit could have been prevented if AffPaying wasn’t paid off to remove bad reviews.
In other breaking news: Inside sources tell me that Pace Lattin has no friends. Not a single one. His own cat shits in his loafers.