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Be Cautious In Investigating a New Opportunity

I received the following email. It looks good but I am not sure how legitimate it is. Notice the hi-lite areas I made with red and orange.

—– Original Message —–

To: Judith
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 9:39 AM
Subject: Affiliate Welcome

Hi Judith,

Welcome to our affiliate program!! Below you will find your login details for our affiliate center. Please let us know if we can further assist you.

https://touchstone.infusionsoft.com/Affiliate

Code: xxxxxxxxxx
PW: xxxxxxxx

Thanks

Look at how professional it looks and legitimate as well. I offer the information for you to check into even though I have not made the commitment myself to do it because I am not sure it is a secure opportunity. I strongly suggest you check this out yourself before you decide to do any thing.

If you find out that it is legitimate and everything goes as promised, please share what you experience with us; just please be honest and don’t try to take advantage of people.

Below is the first thing you see when you get into the Affiliate site. I see some flags you might want to check.

  • How do you feel about Payment Threshold clause
  • How do you feel about the ‘clawback’ concept?
  • How do you feel about giving your tax information to a company you don’t know so you can earn a commission check?
  • How do you feel about being paid in cash value or fair market value?

Welcome to the Infomastery, LLC
Affiliate Resource Center!

This is where you’ll find all the tools you need to successfully promote our products. You can use the Tracking Tools links on the left menu to check your stats and view your commissions.

The Marketing Tools give you ad copy, buttons, banners and other promotional materials so you don’t have to do any thinking. Just copy and paste… and start watching the commissions pile up.

AFFILIATE STATISTICS – When checking on your stats, please note that “Pending” commissions are customer orders that have declined or customer orders pending payments, as part of a payment plan.  Many times a customer will try multiple times to order until their order finally is approved.  It takes us a day or so to clear them out so they don’t skew your stats, and our stats!

Please view your LEDGER for the most accurate stats.  The ledger will show those who are paid in full.

CASH BACK REBATES & BONUSES: Cash Back Rebates/Self Referred sales are Not Allowed! If you are giving bonuses when someone buys our products through your links, Bonuses should be given within reasonable time period.  If customers contact us because you promised a bonus and have not delivered we will hold your commissions until your have fulfilled your bonuses.  Please contact us for more information.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS – Please change your address in your Profile AND send me an email (affiliates@drivingtraffic.com)  Changing your profile will not update your MAILING ADDRESS. If your mailing address has changed, I need an email!

COMMISSION INFORMATION Commissions are paid on or around the 15th of each month for the previous month.  To view your earned commissions, Click on My Ledger and use the date range 1st to the last day of the Prior Month.

Each month, 20% of your earned commission are withheld for refunds.

Payment Threshold: As of 4/1/2011, payments will only be made to those who are owed $100 USD or greater for the applicable payment period. Accounts with balances less than $100 USD that have had 60 days of inactivity will out on the following payment period after the 60 days.

Negative Balance: When a customer refunds, there is a ‘clawback’ which may not affect your commission until the next month.  You may have a negative balance.  We will apply this to future commissions.

*If you have qualified to win a prize and you have a negative balance, we will hold the prize.

W9/W8 submission: If we do not have the correct withholding form for you, we cannot pay you.  Please be sure you have submitted the correct form.  International Affiliates are responsible for choosing the correct W-8 form. Visit http://www.irs.gov to view the instructions for which form to use. Please fax or email your form to Sandy sandy@jotshot.com, or fax to 512.892.0298.

*International Affiliates are paid via PayPal (Prizes will be paid via PayPal for the cash value). Affiliates within the US are paid via Check and have the choice of the prize or it’s current fair market value in cash.

PRIZES: International Affiliates are paid via PayPal for the cash value of the prize. Affiliates within the US are paid via Check and have the choice of the prize or it’s current fair market value in cash. Payment dates will be according to the launch, i.e., if the prize is for a sale, it will be paid after the refund period. If the prize is for a lead, it will be within 3 weeks of the launch.

All Prizes are given a ‘cash value’ and will be reported as 1099 income for U.S. Affiliates.

If you have questions about our Affiliate Program please don’t hesitate to contact:

Chris Daigle
affiliates@ideaincubatorlp.com
(512) 354-4875

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Posted by on June 13, 2011 in Opportunities

 

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