Q: Where can I find a single source that explains how affiliate marketing works? I am doing a report on affiliate fraud and I need to know the general information, as well as technological details on how it works and how people use it to commit fraud to merchants as well as affiliates?
A: If you go to Affilipedia, you will find definitions of affiliate marketing and terms related to the industry.
As far as fraud, it can take many forms: click fraud, fake leads, credit card fraud, etc.
I don’t think you’ll have much luck finding technological details on how these nefarious acts are being perpetrated, as nobody wants to give a roadmap for committing fraud.