Now what if you paid me money for the WSO and I said:
"Sign up with Google Adsense and hire people to click on your website ads. You will make more than what it costs - guaranteed money. The more they click the more you make."
What would your response be?
- Wow, Brian, great plan. Wish I had thought of that.
- Hooray, this is the greatest idea since toast.
Or, would your response be?
- You're a crook. This is fraud. I want a refund.
- Uhh, isn't this going to get me banned and sued by Google?
Unfortunately, there are 2 WSOs I have recently caught making this pitch. Which means there are probably more WSOs lurking out there.
However, instead of Adsense it is the flavor the month, CPA offers. The WSOs are simply this: hire people to fill out CPA affiliate offers, such as providing emails for email submits, zip codes for zip submits, trial offers to be promptly canceled, etc.
The idea in both WSOs is that you fraudulently hire people to do 'reviews'. So they're just 'reviewing' a website offer. Pay them a token amount for their 60 seconds of review work, and cash in on the CPA payout.
(Sorry for wrecking any planned WSOs, but one of the WSO rules is that you cannot scam other Warriors. This is a scam.)
My opinion, which I've stated before, is that even calling something BlackHat is not an excuse for fraud. BlackHat is legal, just not wanted by someone like Google.
The only way such schemes can be a legit WSO is if you come out and say you've got a sneaky, undoubtedly illegal method of making some cash. I don't know if moderators would approve of that. But regardless, I certainly feel that running WSO's saying hire people to fill out CPA offers are as fraudulent as a WSO saying hire someone to click on Adsense links.
If you're going to run this kind of WSO, IMHO it's fraud on the forum. Take it to Digital Point. Seriously, we're better than this.
Or, do you think it's buyer beware and OK to make a WSO whose pitch is to hire someone to click on your Adsense ads (or any similar scheme)?
Edit - wanted to add this: if you see a CPA offer that might allow incentives, that doesn't mean paying someone to click on offers and submit bogus information. It means the network might allow a quality, well-established website that offers prizes, points, etc., and which has strong quality control measures. Think of something like mypoints.com (hopefully that is not a bad example). Typically, even then you need written approval from a CPA network.