I want to start paying my affiliates via paypal but I'm weary of all the horror stories about compromised accounts. what's a good period of time to wait before paying out commission? at the moment I send out cheques which take 7 - 10 days depending on where you are in the world.
should I just with hold paypal payments for the same length of time? (this'll only be for new affiliates, regulars can have their money sooner). If a new affiliate signs up for paypal, what measures should I take to ensure the account is really theirs?
I'm thinking of click fraud. A friend of mine was the target of several fraudsters who sent the traffic using bots and then used stolen paypal accounts to get paid. They'd transferred the money between several accounts and out of the paypal system before he even knew what was going on.