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Discussion in 'Affiliate and Program Issues' started by byebyebaby, May 9, 2016.

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    casinonewbie

    casinonewbie Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Just in case anyone has missed it, Bcasino.co.uk and Oceanbets.com all appear to be part of the same Affpower rogue crew. As reported here https://www.affiliateguarddog.com/c...do-not-pay-or-owe-you-money.11716/#post-89314 and https://www.casinomeister.com/forums/threads/game-tech-group-affpower-bcasino.84573/

    Oceanbets affiliate program is run by the aptly named wolfaffiliates.com

    Bcasino’s affililate program is run by ohmypartners.com which looks like a shell company they have set-up in Hong Kong to provide a safe haven to rip-off affiliates (once again) and get free traffic.

    If you have problems getting paid for your traffic to Bcasino.co.uk from ohmypartners.com you will need contact Groove Services Limited, 2569256 incorporated in FLAT A1-A7, 2/F, PAHSANG INDUSTRIAL BLDG., 16 SUN ON STREET, TUEN MUN, N.T, Hong Kong. Good luck with that.....

    Other than a few rats i would not expect anyone else is present at this mailing address.
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

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    @casinonewbie - excellent post mate :)

    I got thinking, and what I've come up with might be a workable idea.

    It used to be fairly easy to know which programs could be trusted, and which can not. Also, if a rogue program closed, it wasn't too long before someone joined the dots. However, over the last few years its become increasingly difficult to keep track of ALL the rogue programs, their shelf companies, and the manner in which they dodge and shake etc., etc.

    Using DOCH as an example... I can write warnings etc., till the cows come home, but unless your searching for a specific name, then its possible it wont be listed on my site. And, if it is, with the sheer number of rogues, I may not have added the additional information connecting Program A to Program B and so on.

    If however there was a database which listed all the rogue programs, along with their associated connections, shelf companies etc., etc., this would make it heaps easier for affiliate to check out a program before they start to promote their gaming venues.
     
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    NDG

    NDG Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    The industry needs a database with all of the information that doesn't have any self promotion. If their was a database with all of this information for players and affiliates that did not offer any advertising, recommended casinos, or outbound links to other casino sites, then.. I think that affiliates would likely support it and maybe even link over to it from their web sites.

    I think you are on the right track, but the difficulty is finding the individual that has the extra time and drive to put together
    such a web site, maintain it, and keep everyone informed without really benefiting from the web site financially.
     
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    Zuga

    Zuga Administrator Staff Member

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    @casinonewbie right, oceansbet is part of the GameTech Group ( same as Affpower ) and have same Master License No. 1668/JAZ, etc. But they only claim to be using their software solution, and they too at one point had fake games ( novomatic i believe, but would have to look it up ).

    They claim different ownership, if you want to trust their word for it .... Even if its true what they say, they are still using a known rogue platform, which would make them then what..... Make your own conclusions .

    As far as Bcasino, to be honest im not sure I see the connection. Did you manage to find some evidence that can connect the dots between them two?>

    cheers
     
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    Webzcas

    Webzcas Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    dfiocch

    dfiocch Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Just.. LOL!

    But this doesn't surprise me. During the "fake games" saga, I was contacted by various AffPower (and -bad- company...) that invited me to check the source code of their fake games.

    First time
    He/she: "Look, now we have legit games"
    Me: "Nope. You are using this fake host on other related websites. Bye"

    Some days later
    He/she: "Look, all wiped out. Our games are genuine now"
    Me: "Really? NettEntt? Two double 't'? Bye"

    Again, some days later
    He/she: "Look, all done. MG, NetEnt and Novomatic license of use acquired"
    Me: "Nice, I like them. gamepronovo dot com without a SSL certificate looks quite a legit host. Bye"

    And this for months... so I thought, or they believe me to be a totally retarded or they are the totally retarded ones.
    I think I still have Skype chats somewhere. Really funny.
     
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    casinonewbie

    casinonewbie Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

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    Due diligence springs to mind... Though TBH and fair, we as affiliates are likely to have far more knowledge of these rogue operators, and their MO tricks etc. The UKGC probably aren't savvy to their past "antics" (errr criminal activities). If they were, I doubt the UKGC would issue a license ;)

    IMHO, before a UK license is granted, the UKGC should have some type of feedback option available. Least this way info (the dots) missed by the UKGC, could be submitted to them. Would certainly save them from looking flaccid.
     
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    casinonewbie

    casinonewbie Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Here is the screen shot of those stellar :rolleyes: affpower casinos on that hacked site.
    affpower affiliates review.jpg
     
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    Webzcas

    Webzcas Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    This is a very good question and I one I will be attempting to get answered......

    As by licensing an operator who either turns a blind eye to their rogue affiliates doing the above ( Hacking sites and scraping sites including my own! ) or is the work of said operator themselves, is a very poor move on the part of the UKGC.
     
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    casinonewbie

    casinonewbie Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    This is one of the only way's Affpower will get traffic these days, i have noticed a huge increase lately in hacked sites with these page injections.
     
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    I agree with you Webzvas and I hope you find out about this!
     
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    casinonewbie

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    DaftDog

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    Yesterday I told a Rock Solid rep who contacted me via my sites Facebook page that I was not interested in promoting their product because of their links to AffPower. He was said that this association was not true so I provided a couple of Casinomeister links. He said this was all unfair as CM had not approached them for an interview. I told him that I was still not interested and he asked me if I thought he was a thug? I replied that if he was just an employee then he was not a thug. That was the end of the exchange between us.

    About ten hours later I get an alert from my website that a single Russian ip address had been blocked over 250 times while probing my site for vulnerabilities. This has never happened to me before that such an attack stems from one single ip address. Could this be a coincidence or is it related to my refusal to deal with the above company?
     
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    Webzcas

    Webzcas Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    A possible coincidence. However, my site was scraped by Ukrainian and Russian IP's. Scraped content also set up on dedicated .ua ( Ukraine TLD ) sites, redirecting to .ru sites. Causing in some instances hundreds of backlinks per site. Google is good at responding to DMCA reports however.

    As it is next to rubbish traffic, I have blocked Ukraine and Russian traffic from my site. Oh and Rock Solid Affiliates has the same owners as Affpower.

    https://www.onlinecasinoreviewer.co...ted-affiliate-programs/rock-solid-affiliates/
     
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    Webzcas

    Webzcas Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    This could be your site being scraped. I would in the first instance if you have not already, open up an account with DMCA.com - Worthwhile paying the monthly sub too.
     
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    casinonewbie

    casinonewbie Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    My vote, no this ain't a coincidence, this the way Affpower (and their connections operate) the Rock Solid program is based in Israel so enough said...."Rock Solid Affiliate program is about as solid as a pile of goo. It is directly connected to the notorious Israeli run Affpower group" ;) source https://www.casinomeister.com/casino-reviews/rock-solid-affiliates/
     
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    DaftDog

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    They were targeting themes and plugins that have known vulnerabilities, none of which are on my site. They didn't access any of my content. They were looking for a way to compromise my site.
     
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    DaftDog

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    Yep, that's one of the links I sent him.
     
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    Zuga

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    Ofc coincidence can happen.... However this group is known not only for hacking the WP sites ( or at least working closely with those hackers ) but they also are known for doing negative SEO against all of those that dare to report about their shady biz.
     

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