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PlatinumPartner.com / Fraudulent offers

1 United States

Platinumpartner.com contacted us with a fraudulent offer in order to get a free 24 hour test drive of their fastgamedownload.com ad. We put up their ads and they promised to get back to us but didn't. By the time we realised we had lost around $300 by placing their ads. It turns out they use this technique to get free advertising and apparently have no intention of ever paying for ad placement.

In addition a report on Google Groups from an actual customer says their site is "a total SCAM". http://groups.google.com/group/jonathangilmartin

There are other negative reports especially see this http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/fastpspdownloads.com/summary/

Here are some of the emails we received from platinumpartner.com.

-----Original Message-----
From: chris@platinumpartner.com [mailto:chris@platinumpartner.com]
Sent: 27 June 2006 16:01
Subject: Download-game.com Advertising

Hi,

We noticed that download-game.com is listed in 5th position on Google under the keyword "free game".
We are willing to offer you up to $120,000.00 USD per year to place our banner ad on your website.
Please let us know if you are interested.

Thanks and best regards,

Chris Smith
Marketing Director
http://PlatinumPartner.com

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The second email we received from Platinum Partner:-

-----Original Message-----
From: chris@platinumpartner.com [mailto:chris@platinumpartner.com]
Sent: 03 July 2006 14:22
Subject: RE: Download-game.com Advertising

Hi Paul,

Thank you for the prompt reply.

Here's our proposal, we send you $5,000.00 USD in advance every 2 weeks to place our banner on your website.

You keep full control of your domain, there are no contractual tie-ups; you can remove the banner at anytime.

Your site does not need to be changed; you simply add our banner to the existing site, this will insure that your site keeps its high ranking on Google/Yahoo.

For security reasons, the first 2 payments will be sent on a weekly base.

Here's an example;

July 10th: $2,500.00 USD (1st Week)
July 17th: $2,500.00 USD (2nd Week)

Starting August 1st we will send bi-monthly payments of $5,000.00 USD;

August 1st: $5,000.00 USD
August 15th : $5,000.00 USD

As our relationship evolves we can start sending monthly payments if you wish. We are looking forward to a long and profitable relationship for the both of us.

Please note that a minimum of 10,000 unique visitors per day is required to be eligible for this offer.

This is our offer; please let us know of your thoughts.

The banner has an approximate size of 728x90 and must be centered on the main page.

For your convenience, we do not require that the banner be visible on all the pages of your site.

We wish to promote our Gaming site located at http://fastgamedownload.com

Please note that if you're traffic converts well, we have no problem increasing the rental fee accordingly.

Before getting started, could you please provide us with a 24 hour test drive?

Thanks and best regards,
Chris

Ch

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