Ad Fraud

Ad Fraud

A type of scam in which fraudsters fool advertisers into paying for something worthless to them, such as fake traffic, fake leads, or misrepresented and ineffective ad placement. Ad Fraud is now counted as a criminal activity among other multinational crimes.

  • Click hijacking: A fraudster redirects a click on one ad to be a click for a different ad, effectively “stealing” the click. They steal budget from publishers and advertisers to use the last click attribution system on MMP.
  • Fake install: Ads are shown within mobile apps. For this fraud method, fraudsters install apps millions of times with click injection or other fraud method and interact with them in bulk.
  • MethBot: Methbot is an extremely sophisticated ad fraud scheme. Scammers can use to generate thousands of fake clicks on an ad.
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How Does Programmatic Work? All of Your Programmatic Q&A

Reading Time: 5 minutes You might have already heard about the term ‘programmatic’ in the digital advertising context. For digital marketers today, it is imperative that they know quite a bit […]

4 Trustworthy Tips for Advertisers to Avoid Ad Fraud

4 Trustworthy Tips for Advertisers to Avoid Ad Fraud 

Reading Time: 6 minutes According to recent findings, the first six months of 2019 witnessed a whopping $2.3bn loss to the phenomenon of mobile ad fraud globally via fake mobile app […]

What is An Attribution Tool & Which One is Best?

What is An Attribution Tool & How to Select the Best?

Reading Time: 6 minutes “In the time it took you to read this sentence 20m emails have been sent.” – John Watton Yes, that’s the world we live in today! The […]

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