View Poll Results: What would you do?

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  • Login, peek around and then tell the person to change their info.

    1 3.45%
  • Login, peek around and change the login info, payment info etc.

    0 0%
  • Tell the person to change their login info and then delete the email.

    25 86.21%
  • Do nothing.

    3 10.34%
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  1. #1
    ABW Ambassador Akiva's Avatar
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    If you got an email with someone's affiliate account login information?

    One of my affiliates (a five bar CJ affiliate), sent me an email requesting something and included their login information. So no this is not a theoretical question.

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    As a follow up, I did not login to the account, but immediately fired back a high-priority email warning the affiliate of what I could have done with that info and suggested they change it immediately and never send it out. The response was "Hm I never really thought about that." Duh

    Akiva Bergstrom
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    E. Forward the e-mail to EmDub and forget you ever saw it.

    Michael

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    I have had similiar things happen in the past and each time I've choosen to completly ignore it. I think that is best rather than embarass anyone. So when you send pm's make sure they are going to the right person hehe.

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    I would contact the affiliate and ask them if they sent me the info accidentally or did they wish me to have the information.

    If it were an accident I would then request their instructions on how to handle this to their satisfaction.

    SandraR

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    I had this happen when I signed up with linkshare.
    They sent me someone elses login info. I notified them, and never heard a thing.

    If the affiliate is going around giving the info out, i'd recommend to them they stop & delete the email. cover your own ass.

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    Yes, you will probably embarrass them by telling them they shouldn't have done that. BUT how else will they learn?

    What if they'd accidently sent the same email to someone else? Or the right person but one that's not as honorable as you?

    It's better to suffer a little embarrassment than to suffer the possible consequences.

    [This message was edited by Zoe on December 17, 2003 at 09:44 AM.]

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    People regularly send me their login info when asking a question about our program. I think they confuse this with their PID or account information.

    I normally tell them I only need their PID, where to find it, and what it means. I hadn't told them not to send out their login because I figured they'd only do that to managers...but who knows?

    -patrice

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    Patrice, the fact that they are sending the info out shows that they do not realize what can be done with that info. You SHOULD tell them to change their login info IMHO.

    Akiva Bergstrom
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    > Join now! < </TD> <TD><FONT SIZE=1>FunToCollect.com
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    I would do what you did Akiva. That way my conscience is clear and I can sleep better.

    Oscar

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    I have given log-in info to various AM's I work with and even network management including those to my server stats. That way they see the root cause of some of my rants and look deeper then normal rather then throw up smoke screens. I never would do this to collect back commissions or put a AM, I'm not coaching, into a spot.

    I'd peak if eBates accidently sent me their log-ins.

    Then again I only run a testbed site to make sure Akiva invents new conversion tools.

    Mike & Charlie ...

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