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Ads for marketing scams are one thing, fake items are another!

Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by georgeluv, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. georgeluv

    georgeluv Regular member

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    first id like to say that i love afterdawn and all that, and i realize that afterdawn needs to make a buck like everyone else to exist.

    only a fool would actually believe that you can get a free ipod or a brand new psp for 40 bucks (although i did know an ivy leaguer that fell for the free ipod pyramid scheme when it first came out). at least the websites themselves usually say at the bottom clearly that you need to sign up for/purchase promotions to be eligible. no one is loosing money on these scam sites just time.

    those ads i can tolerate.

    what i absolutely can not tolerate is both afterdawn and google twiddling their thumbs while a company like dhgate.com advertises CLEARLY COUNTERFEIT iphones on your site.

    the ad in question clearly and boldy states "iphones" for 150 each and shows a picture of a REAL iPhone. this is total nonsense, iphones from hong kong go for 600 dollars +. i clicked on the ad and guess what? the "iphones" are all clearly counterfeit although the ads say things like "official" and make no mention of them being fake, although repeatedly stating that they are "iphones" and listing the official specs of a real iphone, apple logos, ect.

    it might be legal to call any old phone an "iPhone" in china, in america it is not.

    you guys need to contact google and get that garbage off your site ASAP. afterdawn and google just went down a notch in my eyes.
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Scams do happen via AdSense, that's a known fact -- Google has about gazillion advertisers in their roster and some of them always try to do some foul play. Luckily enough, your word is equal to mine (they also happen to have 100,000+ web sites in their roster, one website reporting scams wont do much..) in these regards and you can contact Google directly using this page:

    http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/request.py?display=feedback
     
  3. KillerBug

    KillerBug Active member

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    Google seems to have incredibly low standards...after I bought a domain name for my private website, their reps started contacting me to try to sell me on it...here I am with no website built, no product, and no credibility...and they are offering to market my website! Worse is the fact that they clearly put no limitations on the ads, so I could have put up a virus ad or prono or whatever, and they would not even review it before posting it to thousands of websites! They would only remove it if there was a complaint!
     
  4. davexnet

    davexnet Active member

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    There is something sordid and unwholesome about Internet advertising.
    It's sophisticated and pervasive. I place it on a level just above
    porn and warez sites.

    I have never tried Adblock Plus, but I do find noscript and Flash Block to be
    quite effective.
     
  5. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    I use all three of those.
     
  6. davexnet

    davexnet Active member

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    I hear you.
    I wish more would use these tools - then perhaps marketers would reconsider their methods.
     
  7. scum101

    scum101 Guest

    But sites employ people and need the ad revenue.. or so I'm reliably informed by the administrators of this site.

    My view is this.. My computer.. my monitor.. my paid internet connection.. my electricity.. my choice what I look at.. because I'm never going to click an ad.

    And just so everybody knows.. I can see IDGTechNetwork .. for now.
     

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