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A Holiday "Top 10": Rogue Affiliates at Commission Junction and LinkShare

My automation continuously scours the web for rogue affiliates. I have also written up scores of sample rogue affiliates, but the holiday season provides an impetus for more: Thanks to high online spending, affiliate fraud at this time of year is parti… → Read More: A Holiday "Top 10": Rogue Affiliates at Commission Junction and LinkShare

A Holiday "Top 10": Rogue Affiliates at Commission Junction and LinkShare

My automation continuously scours the web for rogue affiliates. I have also written up scores of sample rogue affiliates, but the holiday season provides an impetus for more: Thanks to high online spending, affiliate fraud at this time of year is parti… → Read More: A Holiday "Top 10": Rogue Affiliates at Commission Junction and LinkShare

Affiliate Fraud Litigation Index

Some analysts view affiliate marketing as “fraud-proof” because affiliates are only paid a commission when a sale occurs. But affiliate marketing nonetheless gives rise to various disputes — typically, merchants alleging that affiliates claimed comm… → Read More: Affiliate Fraud Litigation Index

Affiliate Fraud Litigation Index

Some analysts view affiliate marketing as “fraud-proof” because affiliates are only paid a commission when a sale occurs. But affiliate marketing nonetheless gives rise to various disputes — typically, merchants alleging that affiliates claimed comm… → Read More: Affiliate Fraud Litigation Index

Flash-Based Cookie-Stuffer Using Google AdSense to Claim Unearned Affiliate Commissions from Amazon

We present a cookie-stuffer invisibly dropping Amazon Associates cookies via the Google AdSense display ad network — and, by all indications, getting away with it. → Read More: Flash-Based Cookie-Stuffer Using Google AdSense to Claim Unearned Affiliate Commissions from Amazon

Flash-Based Cookie-Stuffer Using Google AdSense to Claim Unearned Affiliate Commissions from Amazon

We present a cookie-stuffer invisibly dropping Amazon Associates cookies via the Google AdSense display ad network — and, by all indications, getting away with it. → Read More: Flash-Based Cookie-Stuffer Using Google AdSense to Claim Unearned Affiliate Commissions from Amazon

Search My Logs of Affiliate Fraud

Since 2004, I’ve been tracking and reporting all manner of rogue affiliates — using spyware and adware to cover competitors’ sites; using trickier spyware and adware to claim commission on merchants’ organic traffic; typosquatting; stuffing cookies th… → Read More: Search My Logs of Affiliate Fraud

Search My Logs of Affiliate Fraud

Since 2004, I’ve been tracking and reporting all manner of rogue affiliates — using spyware and adware to cover competitors’ sites; using trickier spyware and adware to claim commission on merchants’ organic traffic; typosquatting; stuffing cookies th… → Read More: Search My Logs of Affiliate Fraud

Hack-Based Cookie-Stuffing by Bannertracker-script

We present a cookie-stuffer that collects traffic by hacking numerous top sites, including sites as popular searchenginewatch.com (Alexa traffic rank #2045). The perpetrator then monetizes this traffic by invisibly dropping affiliate cookies for Amazon… → Read More: Hack-Based Cookie-Stuffing by Bannertracker-script

Hack-Based Cookie-Stuffing by Bannertracker-script

We present a cookie-stuffer that collects traffic by hacking numerous top sites, including sites as popular searchenginewatch.com (Alexa traffic rank #2045). The perpetrator then monetizes this traffic by invisibly dropping affiliate cookies for Amazon… → Read More: Hack-Based Cookie-Stuffing by Bannertracker-script