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Bad Bots are Winning: The High Stakes of Bots

If you’ve been keeping up with the Elon Musk Twitter saga, you might have recently read about his latest move in his self-proclaimed war on bots. He famously claimed he would beat the bots or die trying. He immediately followed with a promise to...

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Don’t Pass Go: Improve Your Lead Generation Tactics

Pursuing fake leads isn’t just a waste of time; it’s also a waste of money and puts your company’s reputation at risk. On average, 25% of every dollar spent on leads is lost to fraud—percentages like that add up fast. As you work toward your 2023...

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Why CAPTCHA is Ineffective at Spotting Real Fraud

CAPTCHA is Worse than a Doctor's Handwriting — It Tests Everyone's Patience and Isn't a Healthy Solution

CAPTCHA is your attempt to prove to a computer that you are, in fact, not a computer. Ah, the irony of the CAPTCHA.

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3 Steps to Prepare Your Online Fraud Defenses for 2023

Online ad fraud didn’t take a holiday, nor should your protection. As the start of a new year often coincides with goal setting and ambitious plans, prioritize protecting your online defense strategy. We won’t rehash it here, but we’ve already...

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The Top 5 Biggest Ad Fraud Scams of 2022

Ad fraud is one of the biggest challenges faced by the digital advertising industry. It cost businesses an estimated $100 billion in 2022, representing only about 20% of the $500 billion in global ad spend. Unfortunately, these types of scams are...

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Fraud Detection: Online Survey Scams and How To Spot Them

When consumers are looking to make money, they may be tempted to spend a few minutes filling out an online survey that promises them a sweet monetary reward. However, what many consumers may not know is that the “free online survey” they’re getting...

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In-App Mobile Advertising Fraud: What You Need to Know

Mobile advertising is a key marketing channel for businesses of all types. With roughly 85% of U.S. adults reporting that they own a smartphone (Source: Pew Research Center), the potential impact of advertising through mobile apps should not be...

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How to Tell If Facebook, Instagram, or Tik Tok Bots Are Following You

From October 31, 2021, to December 31, 2021, Tik Tok removed nearly 441 million fake followers. Such a massive quantity indicates that social media numbers don't always tell the truth. 

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The Neglected Impact of Ad Fraud: How It Affects Your Team

Ad fraud can have a lot of negative impacts on a business. In addition to the wasted ad spend used on fraudulent impressions, clicks, and leads, there’s the increased risk of TCPA violations, wasted sales team time pursuing bad leads, and potential...

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Playing Hide-and-Seek: IP Masking, Residential Proxies, and Internet Anonymity

Let’s face it, most of the time craving anonymity in cyberspace is an indication of nefarious intent. We’ve discussed the impact ofIP Masking and the use of aResidential Proxy Server, and both are tools typically used to hide activity on a grand...

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