Saturday, September 19, 2009

Is Affiliano a scam?

Is Affiliano a Scam?

If you've come across an affiliate scheme (oh, sorry “program”) called Affiliano and are wondering if it is scam or not, thats easy: Affiliano is a scam. How can I say this? Why do I know so much about Affiliano? Because I lost almost $7000 with it's predecessor Affiliate Junction. I'll get to that, but first it's important to say Affiliano is a scam, don't under any circumstances enter you email and contact details.

Affiliano you see, is either a copy, or (much more likely) a new site by the people who made Affiliate Junktion. It's the same in every way. They say a sucker is borne every minute, Affiliano is banking on the fact that around the world more and more suckers come of age and get credit cards. Don't be so stupid to think that you'll be the smart one. You're the sucker and Affiliano is going to take your money.

So how does Affiliano work, why is Affiliano a scam? It works (or operates) by paying you a commission for every referral you bring in. Affiliano doesn't pay you for conversion, all you have to do is get someone interested. Sounds good right? That's why lots of people are bound to sign up to Affiliano. But don't be fooled. Affiliano is a scam. After someone signs up, you have to spend money on advertising to bring people to the Affiliano web site. This is done with pay per click ads through Yahoo, Google Adsense or similar. Really this only benefits Affiliano because quality traffic (clicks) cost so much these days that you will send just as much if not more than you will make from Affiliano's scam.

But that's not the danger part and not the reason I lost money with the old Affiliano (Affiliate Junktion). It's quite simple. Even if you can get cheap enough traffic and enough suckers to fall for Affiliano Scam to make a profit you then need to get paid. In the beginning Affiliate Junktion paid out, so Affiliano probably will, for a few months, then the excuses start coming... “waiting for our advertising partner to pay”.. “next month” and then after a month “due to our click fraud check payments will be made at the end of next month”. Affiliano is a scam as sure as the sun shines.

If you want to take the time to see what happened to me, read my old blogs about Affiliate Junktion (Blog archive on the right column). I left them in case something like the Affiliano scam appeared. You can apply the same to Affiliano. You'll see that I even managed to get it working for a while, but in the end Affiliate Junktion just closed down, promised to pay the balance and never did. Affiliano is going to do the same and then just start again with another name. Don't be the sucker who fell for the Affiliano scam.

What about the claims and testimonials about how much people are making with Affiliano? Probably just BS. Why would you blindly believe Affiliano? If Affiliano is a scam, they are hardly going to have the morals to tell the truth for their testimonials are they? And even if the Affiliano testimonials were true and correct and Affiliano were not a scam, those totals don't talk about how much people are spending on advertising to get that sort of income. And if they are making that much from Affiliano it simply shows you how many thousands of people are going to be competing with you and forcing the price of traffic up even further.

In the end. If Affiliano did work (and was not a scam), it is unsustainable. Eventually it will reach saturation point and no one will be able to make money or get new referrals. Affiliano, by that stage will have stopped payment for a couple of months and will simply close down. You'll have no way of collecting your commissions and be left high and dry.

Make no mistake. Affiliano is a scam for sure.


Anonymous said...

yes , teckno boy
Im from India and i have lost about 2000$ in affiliate junktion and now this afilino its also definitely scam ...
I still not got single payment from AJ i have started in dec 08
they have sayed that they will pay me on 28 aug 09 but still not got any payment .. any method for getting mine payment or investment ..

Garreth said...

Wow! look what I found online when searching "Affiliano" It seems Affiliano and Affiliate Junktion were created by the same people and wasn't Affiliate Junktion a scam? Didn't they disappear owing thousands of $$ to their Affiliates? I wouldn't trust Affiliano after finding the information below! (You'll note that both Affiliano and Affiliate Junktion were trademark registered on the same day and year and both from the very same address in New Zealand. Two "separate" companies being registered from the same address and they expect us to believe that Affiliano is not a scam like Affiliate Junktion? Read below, you be the JUDGE!

***Affiliate Junktion***
The mark is being used or proposed to be used, by the applicant or with
his/her consent, in relation to the goods/services
210) 796994 (220) 2 Oct 2008
511) 35: providing affiliate marketing services and internet marketing services
730) ***Rinus Van Boven***, ***199 Kina Peninsula Rd, RD1, Upper Moutere
7173, New Zealand***
740) Rinus Van Boven, 199 Kina Peninsula Rd, RD1, Upper Moutere
7173, New Zealand

The mark is being used or proposed to be used, by the applicant or with
his/her consent, in relation to the goods/services
210) 796995 (220) 2 Oct 2008
511) 35: online internet marketing and affiliate marketing services and
730) E-Works Marketing Limited, ***199 Kina Peninsula Rd, RD1, Upper
Moutere 7173, New Zealand***
740) E-Works Marketing Limited, 199 Kina Peninsula Rd, RD1, Upper
Moutere 7173, New Zealand

Please pass this on to make sure people are aware that Affiliano is a scam! They've ripped people off before, they will do it again!