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Real Affiliate

An affiliate program is an agreement in which a business pays another business or influencer (‘the affiliate’) a commission for sending traffic and/or sales their way. This can be achieved through web content, social media, or a product integration or in this case email spamming

Many legitimate companies have affiliate programs.

  1. Spammer signs up for many affiliates programs
  2. Spammer sends millions of emails with image and link to their site
  3. Link redirects through multiple servers to be able to redirect to another site as their sites are continually taken down
  4. User clicks a link on spammer’s site which contains spammer’s affiliate ID and is taken to legitimate company site
  5. If user purchases the item, the spammer is paid a fee, often 10-15% the purchase price