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    Shimmy Shimmy Bang Bang shimmy's Avatar
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    CouponOver.com = Another site scraping coupon theif
    Found every one of my exclusive codes on their site, and I see the exclusive codes of many other ABW member on there.

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    How and where do you finds these codes? How do you know that they are yours?

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    Yeah, they got like 7 of mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by mailman
    How and where do you finds these codes? How do you know that they are yours?
    The codes are usually your site name. For example if your site was mailman.com and you went to that site and they had 10% off with code mailman.

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    Yep. have mine too. And let me guess, they will claim innocence, they are "user submitted". Yeah right, they are scraping.

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    Found them listing exclusive coupons and direct to customer coupons for one of my merchants, which is not allowed. Removing them from that program now and reporting to Shareasale for TOS violations.
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    Correction: They actually are listing the coupons and are *not* an affiliate in that program. Will be contacting them through their site contact info to get them to remove. Will also be looking into this further. Thanks for the heads up!
    Deborah Carney
    TeamLoxly.com BookGoodies.com ABCsPlus.com

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    I don't have a coupon site so maybe I just am missing something, but how do they benefit from using a coupon code with a merchant that they are not an affiliate of?

    Not that I don't think that it is wrong, because I do, but what is their reason for doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettylou
    I don't have a coupon site so maybe I just am missing something, but how do they benefit from using a coupon code with a merchant that they are not an affiliate of?

    Not that I don't think that it is wrong, because I do, but what is their reason for doing it?
    Traffic, then they sell advertising based on their traffic, or they get people to sign up for a newsletter, or suggest other merchants where they do have an affiliate program.

    Coupons are content.
    Deborah Carney
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    i don't have time to update all merchant released coupons,

    they must have lots of time bothering other coupons, or automate way.

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    ohcoupon.net
    ohcoupon.com
    ..look like they belong to the same person.
    Innovative advertising with Slimeware Corporation and Telephore. Mail-order fuel with Petrol Direct.

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