scam



Rampant Places Scams Bad News for Google’s Local Outreach

Written on
July 11th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Thanks to NYTimes’ The Haggler (aka, David Segal), I will not be using Google anytime soon to find a locksmith. Apparently a lot of local businesses (such as locksmiths) on Google Places aren’t that local — they’re call centers listing fake addresses and gaming Google’s algorithm to get ... more...

New scam with a taste of old con

Written on
November 3rd 2009
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – The proliferation of ad networks and the online ad-buying ecosystem has unfortunately garnered the interest of scammers and spammers, who attempt to use these tools to spread the most malicious of codes. But con artists appear to be taking a step back toward the traditional scam by posing ... more...

DeLonghi brand fail spotlights Amazon review scams

Written on
July 13th 2009
Author
Edward Barrera

ADOTAS — Online product reviews are a good way to gain insight into purchases. Recommendations from personal acquaintances or opinions posted by consumers online are the most trusted forms of advertising, according to a recent Nielsen study. Ninety percent of consumers surveyed noted that they trust recommendations from people they know, ... more...