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.

Posts about Ad Fraud

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The Different Types of Invalid Traffic (IVT): GIVT vs

The Different Types of Invalid Traffic (IVT): GIVT vs. SIVT

Reading Time: 4 minutes Invalid traffic is defined as traffic that is not generated from a real user or from genuine interest. Fake traffic might be another way to conceptualize it. […]

13 Experts Share Their Mobile Success Secrets

13 Experts Share Their Mobile Success Secrets

Reading Time: 9 minutes Exactly how does one make it in today’s competitive and ever-changing business landscape?  The world is more connected, accessible and idea-saturated than ever before. Possibilities seem infinite, […]

Is Your Mobile Ad Fraud Traffic Human or Nonhuman

Is Your Traffic Human or Nonhuman? An Ad Fraud Investigation

Reading Time: 6 minutes Non-human or bot traffic is awesome. If you’re a fraudster. Armed with basic tools, such as an amateur understanding of various programming languages, perhaps a small rinky-dink […]

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