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The Invisible Internet Advertising Scam on Porn and Non-Porn Websites

Updated on March 17, 2011

Just noticed by Ad-Safe Media, a new advertising, Internet scam is making its way into the viral world across various porn sex websites and your everyday normal websites. It simply turns your computer, without you knowing about it, into a device that creates numerous fake web pages, we're talking, dozens. The User will never even know. These hidden pages contain many website addresses that the mastermind of the fraud are addresses that they will get paid for for every click on the website address. The software on the devious website that you visit legitimately forces your computer to "click" on the addresses on the fake website pages that you never see or even know exist. This sends fake traffic to the website, for which, each click by your computer provides income to the mastermind for sending the traffic to the site. Your computer could easily "click" on the websites hundreds of times, each time, the mastermind receives a couple of cents.

Worse, the REAL advertisers, such as Verizon, AT&T, Mevio, Ameritrade, Lycos, you name it, never have their paid ads displayed. The websites that are targeted by the scam are not even aware it was going on. In some cases, 5000 invisible ads have been activated by one user visit. This new scam is quite sophisticated but is one of 50 scams on the Internet every month. Reports indicate that every year, over $100 million is spend on Internet ads and 31% of them are investigated for scams or fraud.

This latest scam originated while users visited a porn site. The FBI is looking into it.

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      Williamjordan 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Good Imfo thanks

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      Nicole A. Winter 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      perrya: Very interesting! I've often wondered about if this was possible, but in a different context, like let's say all those Facebook games that have you "click" to play, you know what I mean? Like every time your harvesting a crop or something does it = an adsense type "click" that they're making money off of somehow? It doesn't I'm sure, they wouldn't be able to keep them up and running if it did, but it's interesting to me that someone did find out an insidious way to do this. Thanks for publishing!

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      marellen 6 years ago

      Great info...thanks for sharing...

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      perrya 6 years ago

      I was fairly surprised, strange...

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      Internet Marketing 6 years ago

      Very good information.everyone should read it once.

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