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What Is Device Spoofing? How Is It Different from Domain Spoofing?

There are many techniques that fraudsters will employ to aid in their ad fraud schemes. When fraudsters want to try to hide their illicit activities and make themselves harder to identify, one of the first tactics they’ll resort to is spoofing.

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Is IP Blocking Effective? Why You Shouldn’t Rely On It!

There are many tools and techniques that a business can use to combat the threat of ad fraud. However, not all of these tools are equally effective. In fact, some techniques that businesses have used to fight fraud have proven to have severe...

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Why Do You Need an Ad Fraud Solution to Fight Botnets?

Botnets have long been a problem for companies of all sizes to deal with—and for a variety of reasons. Odds are you’ve read a headline or two about how some massive botnet carried out a big cyberattack against some company or industry and stole a...

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Top Signs an Influencer Is Using Bot Traffic

Internet influencers are online “celebrities” who have massive followings and can help start trends online by endorsing a product. Alternatively, they can drive their audience away from products by insulting them on social media. For businesses,...

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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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​​Why Do Fraudsters Use Bot Programs on Affiliate Campaigns?

It’s a story the Anura team has heard time and time again: A company launches a massive affiliate marketing campaign and, at first, everything’s working well. They generate a few leads from the campaign, it looks like the return on investment is...

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How Ad Fraud Solutions Improve Affiliate Marketing

Ad fraud solutions are incredibly useful for preventing digital ad fraud and protecting the marketing ROI of your business from fraudsters who use bots and human fraud farms—of which CPO Magazine reported that fraud attacks went “up a staggering...

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Top 6 Signs of Bot Fraud to Watch Out For

For any company running online advertising campaigns or partnering with affiliates to promote their products and services, bot fraud is a major concern. What is a bot, and what does it have to do with fraud?

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What Is a Botnet? (+ Botnet FAQs)

Bots, or automated programs that are designed to carry out specific tasks, are a core part of modern technology. “Good” bot programs do things like help search engines crawl websites to populate your Google searches or automate boring and repetitive...

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What Does Google's App Purge Mean for Ad Fraud & Affiliate Marketing?

In early 2020, tech industry giant Google announced that it was removing 600 apps from the Google Play Store and banning the app makers from Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager for “violating [Google’s] disruptive ads policy and disallowed...

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