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    Angry Deadbeat merchant alert
    I've had sixty bucks sitting in my CJ account as owed since 2005. I find that fact really annoying, so in the course of a phone call with CJ support asking why they continue to show a balance if I'm never, ever going to get paid, I found and pointed out that the merchant in question has a current, live account with CJ under a different name.

    I posted my initial email to CJ in my blog, but long story short:

    InternetPayday.com (advertiser 1257161) has owed me money since 2005, money I am told I will likely never collect, while the same company has an active account under the name Cashadvanceman.com (advertiser 1202521). Description is the same, registrant address for both domains is the same and the affiliate link off InternetPayday links to the Cashadvanceman join form.

    CJ is still "investigating" what I found in the course of a single phone call, but I'm not holding my breath. My balance owed is pathetic, but I'm sick of seeing it carry over, month after month. I'd like to get paid.
    Eathan Mertz

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    I would fight for it too...
    $60 buys a full tank of gas!

    I never did trust those Payday loans programs... affiliate programs or them in general.

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    I doubt I'll see a penny of it. Just don't like the idea of CJ letting them continue to do business under one name after they shafted affiliates under another. Since CJ isn't doing anything, I decided to post the details.

    Then again, screwing people is sorta' the nature of the cash advance industry, so probably an unnecessary warning...
    Eathan Mertz

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    Eathan,

    Any reason why you're promoting them instead of others that are paying higher commission? I see that they are paying just $8 per lead which is extremely low and an indication that they may be affiliates as well.

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    I'm not currently promoting them. The commissions owed were from 2005, and even then they were lower down the list, which was based more on conversion than commissions.
    Eathan Mertz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eathan
    I doubt I'll see a penny of it. Just don't like the idea of CJ letting them continue to do business under one name after they shafted affiliates under another. Since CJ isn't doing anything, I decided to post the details.
    I'll give you odds that CJ got paid, or else they wouldn't let this merchant continue with another program.

    -rematt
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    Quote Originally Posted by rematt
    I'll give you odds that CJ got paid, or else they wouldn't let this merchant continue with another program.

    -rematt
    They claim they'll try to collect if it's indeed the same company, but when, and if they manage will any of that ever trickle down?

    Of course the longer they wait, the more old affiliate accounts will close and the less CJ will owe...
    Eathan Mertz

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    Thanks Eathan.

    Guess they can just remain for years as long as they keep changing their names. Many affiliates would have suffered in silence since they aren't even aware those two are related.

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