Someone tried to implement a pretty elbaborate scam that I "partially" fell victim to. All of sudden I received an unusual amount of affiliate request, I approved the first two because I figured they were normal but shortly after 4 more or so came in. What caused this to alarm me was all of the email addresses were from yahoo and their affiliate ID's were all sequential. (i.e 6232,6233,6235, etc)
Later on the day was when I truly realized that it was an attack, they had someone purchase a product through their affiliate ID and almost immediately disputed the charge through Paypal. So the money that was paid was on hold but since I had money in my paypal account they still got a commission from the sale. As a result, I did the same thing they did and disputed the commission and got my money back. It continued today with another flood of affiliate request, needless to say I rejected all those request.
I just wanted to notify you guys and be cautious if you get a quick flood of affiliate request. Check the email addresses and see if the ID's are sequential, if they are reject them immediately and notify Digiresults.