I was checking my hoplink to make sure it was working properly on a Forex offer I promote. The sales page uses a popup message to encourage the customer to stay on the page when they try to exit. Pretty common. When I clicked on the "stay on page" option it opened a new window with a special discounted offer. Still pretty common.
However, once I filled in my name and email address to purchase at the discount, a credit card page opens that does not belong to Clickbank. Because the customer now completes their purchase outside of Clickbank, you lose the commission. Your hoplink does not carry over to the new credit card page. You get no credit for the referral.
I contacted Clickbank to see if this was within their TOS. Here is their response: "Vendors are allowed to use multiple payment options on their sales page. If this is a concern, you may want to stop promoting this specific product".
"If this is a concern"...yes, it is a concern and makes me very angry that Clickbank allows this and a vendor would knowingly use this tactic to avoid payments!
Do you think this is wrong also?