Friday, September 16, 2011

I Was Accused of Cheating

On the 15th, opened my gmail, and one of the traffic exchanges I really do not use, accused me of cheating. I was banned from that site and another one. This email went out to not only me, but to everyone she has in her TE, and she stated she was going to inform the other TE's. I went into shock, never in my 59years of life have I cheated, been accused of cheating and I did not know how to handle this. I could not even know the facts, defend myself, nor contact the person who accused me. I spoke to some other TE owners and what they came up with is my account was hacked! My question is "Why me, I am new, no-body, can barely put my information on the exchanges and wouldn't know how to "cheat" if I did. Being new, I use only two different log in's in all the sites I use. I am now changing that. I feel that this whole affair was handled unprofessionally, having been in upper management before, I have always given people a chance to explain their side. I have learned there are people who steal, fake, cheat and the owners of these sites need to protect themselves. The owners also need to speak to the person they feel is being dishonest before accusing them. Not everyone is dishonest. I know, because I am not. 
Newbies...Beware...Use passwords that can not be hacked, numbers and letters, mix them up, do not use the same ones everywhere, and keep yourself and your information safe.  Another good point, in posting your email, put it out like  dcjclouse. at.  gmail.  The owner of Northern Hits told me this, keeps "crawlers" from getting your email.
KathyClouse            Skype  kathyclouse52    Email   dcjclouse. at.


  1. Sorry to hear that! It's sad but there are many people who throw out the cheater claim on real legitimate people.

  2. Hello Kathy - My first time visiting and I have enjoyed your blog.

    As a traffic exchange owner (SWAT Traffic & Boot Scootin Traffic) we unfortunately deal with cheaters from time to time. Most cheater accounts are obvious at sign-up and given that your accounts were established, I think it would have better to contact you with a private email.

    The obvious accounts we quitely suspend and the quesitonable ones we reach out to our customers. I am sorry you had to go through such a frustrating experience.

    Have a blessed day!

    James Holmes

  3. Kathy:

    Unfortunately, some people are not able to slow down and think things through, but I think the key here is your reaction to the whole thing. We can never change others thinking and judgements but we can control our reactions.

    Kudos to you for keeping the faith in a time of ridiculousness.

    See you soon,