About $3,000 was generated during August 2011 which he promised to pay but always used excuses not to pay us, even though he did get paid for the leads and sales we delivered, there is no dispute of the validity of the amount, the entire issue falls on the fact he is a liar about actually PAYING and when it comes to paying publishers he would use any given excuse to postpone the payment.
1) First lie - there are no payment terms!
In the account there are options to choose to be paid via Net5, Net15 and such - we chose Net5 for a deduction of 20% of the amount to give it a test. When asked for this he said:
"Normally I would say Yes, but because of Hurricane Irene I have been
getting checks a little late."
Then he mentioned:
"I will try to get you that payment ASAP. I'll also add in only 5%
Fee's if it's before Net 15."
2) Continouns lying and ignoring emails
On the 21st of September we emailed him asking why there was no payment made with 5% reduction by the 15th - Our email was ignored.
We emailed again asking how the Hurricane Irene is related to the payments and why he hasn't processed the payments yet, then he said:
"I was just letting you know that Hurricane Irene had affected the
North East of the USA which caused mail/checks to come late.
We pay Net 30 (30 Days at the end of the month for the previous months
On the 28th of September we emailed him:
August payments should be processed by the end of this week or next week?
And he replied:
"They will go out by the end of next week."
3) Ignoring emails, using excuses and refusing to go online on AIM or providing screenshots
October 5, 2011
Can I ask if our payment for August should be processed soon?
We received most payments from all the other networks, so please let me know what's the status?
October 6, 2011 - 1:02 AM UK Time
October 6, 2011 - 7:36 AM UK Time
Can I get a response from you regarding this?
You said by the end of this week, and we're on Thursday.
You told me Net30 payments.
Clearly there is no reason to hold payment when we got payments just fine from all the other networks.
I have no idea what's going on - can you please reply to me?
Anthony: Im currently away this week. I'll get back to you.
October 6, 2011 - 7:36 AM UK Time
There is no other person who can respond?
October 6, 2011 - 8:13 AM UK Time
Anthony: I'll email you back in a few hours
October 6, 2011 - 3:17 PM UK Time
You promised to respond "in a few hours", been 7 hours since.
October 6, 2011 - 5:36 PM UK Time
Anthony: Was asleep, give me a few minutes.
October 6, 2011 - 6:02 PM UK Time
Can you get online on AIM or is there any way to properly communicate with you?
It's really bringing our faith level to the bottom when I cannot get proper communication from you.
I'd like just to sort out August payment please, you promised to process it by the end of this week.
October 6, 2011 - 6:10 PM UK Time
Anthony: Im currently on the West Coast, moving into my new place this week. Im currently in a hotel that has horrible internet. I will try to get on AIM later this afternoon.
October 6, 2011 - 6:24 PM UK Time
Can you please stop with these jokes?
It takes less than a minute to process a payment - why are you using excuses and cannot just stand once behind your words?
I don't understand how exactly you run a network this way.
October 6, 2011 - 6:25 PM UK Time
Anthony: These aren't jokes or excuses. But regardless I'll try to get on AIM this afternoon.
October 6, 2011 - 6:34 PM UK Time
Okay, looking forward. I'm there
[waiting 2 hours without bothering him or sending emails]
October 6, 2011 - 8:31 PM UK Time
Are you going to be online soon?
October 6, 2011 - 9:23 PM UK Time
October 6, 2011 - 10:05 PM UK Time
Anthony, are you there?
October 6, 2011 - 10:05 PM UK Time
Anthony: I'll be on AIM in 45 mins.
October 6, 2011 - 10:55 PM UK Time
Okay, I'm waiting ....
50 minutes now, but I'm waiting.
October 6, 2011 - 11:10 PM UK Time
October 6, 2011 - 11:11 PM UK Time
Anthony: Sorry on my way home. Give me 5 mins.
October 6, 2011 - 11:31 PM UK Time
20 minutes ago .... "give me 5 minutes" ... come on man,
October 6, 2011 - 11:34 PM UK Time
Anthony: Hit traffic almost there.
October 6, 2011 - 11:36 PM UK Time
It's just a matter of payment and you really enjoy giving me all these hassles?
How come you can send me emails but you cannot go online?
October 6, 2011 - 11:40 PM UK Time
It's almost midnight in the UK but I'm staying just for the chat.
October 6, 2011 - 11:42 PM UK Time
Anthony: I will send your payment on Saturday.
October 6, 2011 - 11:48 PM UK Time
Okay, can you still go on AIM please?
October 6, 2011 - 11:54 PM UK Time
I have sent another email to Anthony asking about some of the offers in his network, he replied immediately after 5 minutes.
October 7, 2011 - 12:12 AM UK Time
Don't want to push it so much but really - is there any reason for the payment to be made on Saturday and not today?
I'd like to get more details please, hence this is why I wanted to chat on AIM.
October 7, 2011 - 12:20 AM UK Time
Anthony: I don't have much time to sit town as Im moving. This weekend i will have time.
October 7, 2011 - 9:26 AM UK Time
To make it easier for you I've raised an invoice through PayPal and all you need to do is 1 click to pay it, it doesn't take more time than the time it takes you to send me an email. I could do it even if I moved 5 houses in a week.
October 7, 2011 - 4:26 AM UK Time
Can we expect to trust your word saying this will be processed tomorrow?
October 8, 2011 - 8:03 PM UK Time
You promised to pay today and you didn't.
Why are you ignoring our emails?
October 8, 2011 - 9:28 PM UK Time
Anthony: You need to realize there is a time difference. Just because i don't reply right away doesn't mean im ignoring.
October 8, 2011 - 9:40 PM UK Time
I emailed you a few days ago informing you about the PayPal invoice that I sent with no response.
I emailed you yesterday asking if we can trust your word - with no response.
I am fed up with these repeated empty promises, you promised to pay earlier Net15 terms, then Net20 terms, then Net30 terms, then the end of the week, then today ... so what's up? we never ever had to chase any network, ever, for payments like this - just try not to frustrate your publisher and think of the picture from our side and not only from yours.
Anyway speaking of payments is it going to be made today?
I hope this is not another empty promise.
October 8, 2011 - 9:49 PM UK Time
Anthony: Yes it is.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 1:06 AM
Okay, I'm still waiting.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:04 AM
You're leaving it for the last moment?
Is it possible to get some updates from you already?
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:23 AM
Anthony: I sent it a few hours ago
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:30 AM
We haven't received anything to our PayPal account.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:49 AM
Anthony: I'll go look at the issue and resend it
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:58 AM
It takes only a second to do that...
You refuse to chat through AIM and I have no way to communicate with you, only through emails.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:58 AM
Anthony: I have not refused i have been busy.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:11 AM
But instead of frustrating me and me frustrating you with so many emails - try a concerete approach.
Telling me Net15, Net20, Net30 ... hurricane Irene and checks (you're on the west coast where the hurricane never hit?), then end of week, then Saturday .... then you tell me you sent it a few hours ago which is not true.
Do you not have any interest in keeping your publishers happy?
Likewise, can I ask, do you work all alone in the network? There is no other person who covers for you? I am not working alone on the site, I can tell you that. We are 24/7 physically, not just in words.
Anyway - can you please process this payment without all these games? I would appreciate it very much.
I would also suggest you get more people to work with you in the network to help you answering emails and not just say that you are busy, this is totally not professional.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:14 AM
Anthony: I told you i moved to the West Coast over this weekend. I never said i was on the west coast when the hurricane hit. Mind you try getting your facts in place.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:16 AM
I have no interest to argue with you on these subjects - what's going on with the payment?
Can you please look into it once and for all?
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:18 AM
Anthony: No argument. And Yes I am.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:26 AM
Okay, it shouldn't take more than 20 seconds to look into it, right?
Please stop playing games and just do it, I gave you all the relevant information you need.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:37 AM
Anthony: I have email Paypal as to you why my payment wasn't sent. I sent it in a different transaction than what you have in than image.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:45 AM
What is the PayPal transaction ID ?
Also see file attached - I want your attention to it please.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:47 AM
Anthony: I will take a look at why the transaction ID wasn't placed.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:57 AM
So I take it as you don't agree to pay us for August leads, correct?
This is your final decision, correct?
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:59 AM
Anthony: I have sent Paypal and email hopefully this will be resolved shortly.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 5:01 AM
I don't buy this lie, Anthony,
When you had to send weekly payments of a few cents or dollars you had no problems doing it.
You are refusing to provide me with the transaction ID or a screenshot fo the payment that you made.
If you send me a screenshot of the payment that was made and let me look at it - then I would believe you.
As long as you don't send a proof I don't buy your lies.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 5:03 AM
Can you send me a screenshot showing that you "tried" to send a payment through PayPal?
Why don't you go online on AIM?
This is something you also refuse to do.
Tell us the truth, you don't want to pay money to your publishers.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 5:12 AM
Anthony: If you are going to to be rude about it I don't need to reply with anything and you'll get paid when Paypal sorts it out. Im done replying you are beyond rude.
Since then Anthony hasn't replied to our emails.
He also never provided a screenshot proving that he did send a payment "a few hours ago".
He never provided to us the transaction ID of the payment that he apparently made "a few hours ago".
Ask yourself if this is the kind of affiliate network you want to deal with? I know the transcript of our "chat" is long but please read and educate yourself to not trust this network. It is being run by a crook, or even more than that, the guy is simply a liar. By the way, when it came to send a few dollars for those "weekly payments" he issued them without any problem, but when it comes to a large amount you can simply forget about it - he runs a ponzy scheme, we got those weekly payments, thought we can trust this network, but all he does is pick & choose when to pay you.
PointLeads.com owes us $5,000+ and we doubt if we ever going to see a dime from this website owned by Anthony Vasquez - please note he is the only point of contact in the website so there are no other people to provide you with proper support like every normal affiliate network does. We are frustrated with this website and if there is any way to recover the funds from this scam network please let us know.