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    ABW Ambassador Ron Bechdolt's Avatar
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    Yet another network has sprung up...
    Did anyone else get a box in the mail today from a new network out of Minnesota? You know, the one with the little toy remote control airplane advertising their round the world prize contest. What a wild advertising gimmic.

    I'm not going to list their name here as I don't want to advertise for them....they can pay Haiko that in the proper formum. I was just curious if anyone else got the package. What I'd really like to know is how they got my busness name and address? Someone sold my address to them and I'm going to find out who it was.

    Needless to say I logged on to their site and you can't find out what they are selling or who they are selling for until you register and give them a bunch of information. Sorry, not going to happen. I don't follow networks blindly, well, not after the year we all had with LinkShare (lesson learned).
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    Lite On The Do, Heavy On The Nuts Donuts's Avatar
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    I got the box... chased my cats with the little airplane after dinner. Haven't visited their site yet.

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    one something digital river, got the same thing. Have no idea who they are or how they got my info.

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    I want a plane too

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    Lite On The Do, Heavy On The Nuts Donuts's Avatar
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    Don't know where they got my name either. When I check their site out tomorrow, will look for signs of renamed org, related org, etc. But it came to my florida state registered business address (a site with no ppc or seo) and addressed to my business's name (holding company) as well, so it could have been a legit biz license search to find me. Florida has an affiliate category when you get a biz license here.

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    Interesting that when I search Google for them on the web I find very little so they must be very new or they have changed their name. What is also interesting is their name is not their domain name (as that one is already taken).

    I will be contacting them tomorrow to find out how they got my affiliate name and address. Something about this is not adding up.
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    I got it too chased my dog with it

    And I can't beleive none of you guys have not heard of digital river before. They're are who everyone who sells software and allow users to download software uses. Well almost every company.

    If you were or are a member of regnow.com thats how they got your info and or from one of the programs they manage at CJ or LinkShare

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    Ms Dumb Ass ... but, *NOT* Today! westgroup's Avatar
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    Loved the box just as much as the plane!

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    Nope, not a member of regnow. Still going to check and see how they got my address. Me thinks there is a leak in the confidentiality dike somewhere.
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    Got my plane too. I'm also curious about how they got my info. It came to my home, but with the name of the company I work for on the secondary address line.

    I can't think of anywhere that I have my Company Name and my home address together... (not my affiliate company name by the way, the actual company I work for 8 to 5)

    I'm confused.

    I chased my cats too though. Then my wife told me to put it away

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    Anyone have any clues as to how this company got our addresses? Something's not quite right about this and I'd sure like to know who is providing them with our addresses?

    I have emailed them this evening demanding they explain how they obtained this information.

    Of note, their website looks a little fishy to me. Their affiliate program is actually located on the subdomain of another URL. So, what we have is the affiliate network on the subdomain name, the main URL is something else entirely and if you click on Contact Us you are taken to yet another URL. Very inconsistant and very unprofessional.

    The letter I received is from a Paul Wallerich who states he is the director of he network. Anyone heard of him?
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    Paul Wallerich is an contributor to affiliate-insider if you want to buy it. Maybe they picked it up from some registration there.

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    ABW Ambassador Ron Bechdolt's Avatar
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    Well, someone at the company just read my email (I think). I set it for a read receipt and I just got one back. Let's see how long it takes to answer.
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    Ain't me.

    I reg'ed with them so I understand why I got mine but it appears I need to call on behalf of others here.
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    ABW Ambassador Ron Bechdolt's Avatar
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    I was pretty sure it was not you, Haiko, but there is a leak somewhere with someone out there with one of the networks or small programs or they have some pretty good investigators there who can find addresses that are not published.
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    They have a booth here at the summit (Las Vegas).
    Ill tell someone there to come and maybee post a reply here tommorow.
    Israeli Guy

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    ABW Ambassador Ron Bechdolt's Avatar
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    Oh, that's interesting. Yes, perhaps they can come and expain how they got all our email addresses.

    Thanks, Felix8.
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    Neatest promo for joining a indy program I ever got. Charlie wants me to teach him how to attack and irratate the cat with the RC Jumbo Jet... I knew who they were years ago as they enable instant downloads through API interfaces with major shopping cart companies.
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    BTW beware of the 2 daily spamolas (trusted and new), made me frustrated and run away, but they've got geniuses and millions behind them so they never listen.
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    I'll promote them only if I get that plane

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    Revenue Magazine.

    I'm 98% sure that's where they got the affiliates' addresses. If anybody who received the promo but is not a Revenue subscriber -- well, that'd be my 2% doubt!

    I'm a Revenue reader but no plane, yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Bay
    I'm a Revenue reader but no plane, yet!
    Same here, --maybe I'm just not 'plane worthy'.

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    I thought I got it because had had purchased some kind of email software from them years ago. I never used the software but the plane is a kick. Great marketing gimmick. Chased the wife. Wife chased me.
    ~Ernie

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    I received the plane too. And like others spent awhile chasing the cats around with it! *LOL*

    I am curious how they got my information too. It came to my business address at my PO Box, but with my personal name on it, not my business name. I am going to dig through a few accounts and see where I have that combination set up at and see if I can figure it out.
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    Hmm, I feel left out I want the chasing cats or the plane!

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