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    In order to untangle posts about Affiliate Edge and the hacker, and Buffalo Partners and the hacker, I have moved the posts in the following thread within the Buffalo Partners forum titled "Heavily involved with Hackers" that are related to Affiliate Edge, and not to Buffalo Partners, into this new thread.

    Since I am trying to deal with these two programs separately, and since Buffalo Partners and Affiliate Edge are two different programs, I figured moving material relating to Affiliate Edge into the Affiliate Edge forum made the most sense.

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    Affiliate Edge Update

    After obviously the mentally ill psychos from AffPower took over Affiliate Edge they are now also on active and recent hacker list with Aladdin's Casino, Lucky Red and Club World:

    bestofallcasinos.com

    American Flag!

    There is proof, that Affiliate Edge also under the evil siege of the new Crime Family has the opportunity to deactivate this links:

    Quote Originally Posted by AE-Stephen View Post
    Links are now going to dead space
    Source: https://www.gpwa.org/forum/urgent-al...tml#post814227

    But they will never do.
    So ...

    Michael Corfman
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    "my expectation is that we will suspend Affiliate Edge's GPWA sponsorship"
    Source: https://www.gpwa.org/forum/yes-i-am-...tml#post840682

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    Suspended or the new owners just didn't want to pay? Referring to CWC of course..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonustreak View Post
    Suspended or the new owners just didn't want to pay? Referring to CWC of course..
    They were suspended for the stated reasons. The suspension had absolutely nothing to do with any payment being due either to the GPWA or to Casino City. Affiliate Edge is completely current with us both as a GPWA sponsor as an affiliate and has made payments to us since the management change (even though I was not aware of the management change at the time). The only payment issues we are aware of are those raised by other affiliates that are visible in the forum here. And Affiliate Edge understands that whether or not the issues of other affiliates are resolved is one of the factors that will influence whether the suspension is temporary or permanent.

    In general, the revenue we receive from any given affiliate program for their GPWA sponsorship is far too insignificant in the scheme of things to influence any decision I ultimately make about whether or not suspension is appropriate. Folks frequently seem to assume money has to be a major factor in my decision making. That simply isn't true. If I was that focused on just the money, I would never have had our business go down many of the roads we have traveled over time. What is important, and does have significant influence, is whether I think waiting will provide better clarity on the severity of an issue, or will enable us to take a position on stronger rather than weaker legal grounds.

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    The hacker links of Affiliate Edge are still online.

    After we know, that they can from technical point of view disabled within seconds, this is proof that they until now took no action and refuse to stop the cooperation with hackers.

    It is simply not enough to protect the new wonderful Affiliate Edge management with biased teleprompter news. They must be forced to disable all links within 24 hours.

    A simple question: Why this has not been done right now, and why the links are still active?
    Hello?!
    More easy questions are not possible.

    Leopold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roulette Zeitung View Post
    The hacker links of Affiliate Edge are still online.
    Yes, although at this point in time I view myself as being partly responsible. I told Stuart Ferster I would provide him with the referral codes if he promised they would take them down (I didn't want to do the work to let him know the codes without a commitment do take them down after I did that work). I did receive a promise they would be taken down, but have not yet provided him with the list. I planned to do that this weekend. I will post the list I provide them here, and then we can all watch to see if the links are disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Yes, although at this point in time I view myself as being partly responsible. I told Stuart Ferster I would provide him with the referral codes if he promised they would take them down (I didn't want to do the work to let him know the codes without a commitment do take them down after I did that work). I did receive a promise they would be taken down, but have not yet provided him with the list. I planned to do that this weekend. I will post the list I provide them here, and then we can all watch to see if the links are disabled.

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    I have just now sent off an email to Stuart at Affiliate Edge identifying the affiliate codes I have found being used to promote Affiliate Edge gaming sites on the hacker's websites.

    Here is the list I have sent to Stuart:

    Page on Hacker Site - Affiliate Referral Code
    ccasino2016.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10722
    nice-casinos.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10599
    trusted-online-casinos2016.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10450
    topratecasinos.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10188
    yournicecasino.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10723

    If anyone is aware of other hacker sites where Affiliate Edge sites are currently being promoted, I would appreciate your letting me know.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    I have just now sent off an email to Stuart at Affiliate Edge identifying the affiliate codes I have found being used to promote Affiliate Edge gaming sites on the hacker's websites.

    Here is the list I have sent to Stuart:

    Page on Hacker Site - Affiliate Referral Code
    ccasino2016.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10722
    nice-casinos.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10599
    trusted-online-casinos2016.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10450
    topratecasinos.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10188
    yournicecasino.com/?lang=us - AffUserID=10723

    If anyone is aware of other hacker sites where Affiliate Edge sites are currently being promoted, I would appreciate your letting me know.

    Thank you,

    Michael
    "If anyone is aware of other hacker sites where Affiliate Edge sites are currently being promoted, I would appreciate your letting me know."

    There is no need because the existing ones are still active and not deactivated what can be proven done within seconds so that the links are going to a blank page.

    All links in your post are still active.
    What will you do next?

    Because nothing here in this thread will be accepted as evidence it's the best you categorize the reason why the Affiliate Edge 2.0 gang did not deactivate the links on their system as technical issue or human mistake or it did not happened due to Alien abduction or any other excuse the audience have heard in the hacker cases in the last years.

    If GPWA risks his complete reputation because of two criminal programs, then this would really a story.
    Following this philosophy, in some years new webmasters will look first into GPWA, which sponsors are listed to avoid exactly that programs ... and the good programs will resign because they see no reason to pay a lot for their honest work if e.g. these two get away with everything.

    No one will understand this.
    No one in the audience and no one from the good programs who are also here on GPWA and under my protection.

    Leopold


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roulette Zeitung View Post
    [All links in your post are still active.
    What will you do next?
    I have confirmed that all of the links I had identified to Affiliate Edge do currently remain active.

    When I had originally sent the list to Stuart on Monday of this week he had replied:

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ferster
    This will be dealt with as a matter of urgency today thanks Stuart
    I have just sent a follow-up email to Stewart requesting that Affiliate Edge promptly take the action I was promised would be taken on Monday, and that I be given an explanation for the delay.

    I will follow-up here with a post once I hear more.

    As I have stated elsewhere, the passing of time will allow everyone to draw firm conclusions that are above reproach, avoiding any possibility of those conclusions being incorrect due to a rush to judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    I have confirmed that all of the links I had identified to Affiliate Edge do currently remain active.

    When I had originally sent the list to Stuart on Monday of this week he had replied:



    I have just sent a follow-up email to Stewart requesting that Affiliate Edge promptly take the action I was promised would be taken on Monday, and that I be given an explanation for the delay.

    I will follow-up here with a post once I hear more.

    As I have stated elsewhere, the passing of time will allow everyone to draw firm conclusions that are above reproach, avoiding any possibility of those conclusions being incorrect due to a rush to judgement.

    Michael
    If the affiliate account was sending players using stolen credit cards, you bet they would of been disabled in a second..

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    Affiliate Edge has now taken down all of the five new accounts I had identified to them as being associated with the hacker. From the email exchanges forwarded to me, Stuart had promptly requested that the accounts be closed, and Martyn is still operating in the role of closing such accounts. So, while there are significant issues related to Affiliate Edge, they continue to act in an ethical fashion with respect to the hacker's criminal activities. And so I will continue to work with them on that front.

    So, Leopold, it indeed remains very constructive for you to identify such accounts. I will continue to personally follow-up with Affiliate Edge as new accounts of the hacker's promoting their sites are identified. As I stated before, what is most helpful is to be provided with the url of the hacker website, together with at least one example of a site that has been hacked that links to the hacker's website.

    I remain especially interested in newly launched hacker sites where the program's whose sites are being promoted are not yet aware of that fact.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Martyn is still operating in the role of closing such accounts.
    If your referring to Martyn Beacon he resigned. AFAIK, he along with another colleague, has subsequently left the employee of AE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfeet View Post
    If your referring to Martyn Beacon he resigned. AFAIK, he along with another colleague, has subsequently left the employee of AE.
    Yes, Martyn has resigned from Affiliate Edge. However, as documented in the thread in which he announced that he had resigned to GPWA members, he also indicated he would be continuing to work for Affiliate Edge for another 9 weeks from that time:

    Quote Originally Posted by AE-Martyn View Post
    I have literally no option but to say goodbye and work my 9 weeks contracted notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Affiliate Edge has now taken down all of the five new accounts I had identified to them as being associated with the hacker. From the email exchanges forwarded to me, Stuart had promptly requested that the accounts be closed, and Martyn is still operating in the role of closing such accounts. So, while there are significant issues related to Affiliate Edge, they continue to act in an ethical fashion with respect to the hacker's criminal activities. And so I will continue to work with them on that front.

    So, Leopold, it indeed remains very constructive for you to identify such accounts. I will continue to personally follow-up with Affiliate Edge as new accounts of the hacker's promoting their sites are identified. As I stated before, what is most helpful is to be provided with the url of the hacker website, together with at least one example of a site that has been hacked that links to the hacker's website.

    I remain especially interested in newly launched hacker sites where the program's whose sites are being promoted are not yet aware of that fact.

    Thank you,

    Michael
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