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    "To ensure compliance with US law, ClickBank will withhold payment of any account balance until it contains purchases by customers located in four or more distinct countries, states, or provinces."

    Does anyone know what law they are referring to?

    It seems clickbank was finally on the cusp of becoming a legitimate company, now I see that they still may be a boiler-room operation.

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    Sounds crazy, to me.
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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    If there's really a law involved, it sounds like that'd have something to do with taxes. I would venture a guess that it's got something to do with charging sales tax. Maybe if there's more than 4 localities involved, they fall into the category where they don't have to charge any.

    But then again, it could just be BS to delay payment.
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    I always thought this was just to stop people
    from signing up to purchase a product and get
    it cheaper by getting a commission. I have no
    idea what the law would be.

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    Sounds like a cuota to me...
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    Ask them what exact law they're referring to.

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    Sounds like the crap they fed me to avoid payment

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    I thought this was removed from the TOS because it is what they used a couple of years ago to avoid paying me, and a few months later I got a check. I haven't gotten any since then, but I am not actively promoting any of their products either.
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    They hold your money to collect interest ... id say it's border line illegal, but the fat cat is usually right.

    I have no respect for click bank anymore

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    I have not yet heard back from Clickbank.

    It seems that all Clickbank affiliates are in the same boat, so it could be considered a contract of adhesion and perhaps fraud.

    They do not owe me much money, but if all Clickbank affilates are affected, we can seek class action status.

    I will contact Clickbank and my attorney (The only one who would make money off of this) and post more information as it becomes available.

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    I agree with Wayne.

    It seems wierd and maybe illegal, but what's the big deal?

    If you are actually promoting one of their products, as opposed to buying yourself, chances are your first 4 sales will come from 4 different states. Plus if you have'nt sold 4 products you probably have'nt met the minimum anyway....

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    Dont know whether it is legal or not but I can see why they do it. Money can be refunded up to 3 months after the purchase (although I personally have seen a chargeback after 3 months). Clickbank want to make sure that a stolen card is not involved (when a relatively inactive affiliate makes very few sales) by waiting for purchases in several states to ensure that if a fraud has been perpetrated, they will be able to get their money back.

    As I said, I dont know whether it is legal or not, but I see why they might do it.

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