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UK AD Fraud Analysis Demonstrates Success of Coordinated Industry Anti-Fraud Programmes

TAG UK Fraud Snapshot Conducted by the 614 Group Finds 76 Percent Less IVT in TAG Certified Channels vs. UK Industry Average The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), a self-regulatory advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, released a snapshot of ad fraud in the United Kingdom, showing dramatically lower  Invalid Traffic (IVT) rates in TAG Certified Channels in the UK when compared with UK industry averages. Conducted by The 614 Group, the analysis found a…

AdMaven Launches New Security Features to Combat Ad Fraud

AdMaven, one of the world's leading advertising networks, is unveiling its advanced security capabilities that will help its growing network of advertisers use the self-service platform with confidence and reassurance. Marketing Technology News: Screen-Free Learning Platform, Yoto, Selects 5W Public Relations as Agency of Record According to research commissioned by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), in the US alone, advertisers lost $7.2bn to bot fraud in 2019, up from $6.3bn in 2015. Security,…

Dealer.com Maintains Commitment to Ad Fraud Protection with TAG Recertification Against Fraud

For the third consecutive year, Dealer.com has earned a TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal from the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), the leading global certification program fighting criminal activity and increasing trust in the digital advertising industry. Dealer.com is the only automotive-specific digital advertising company to carry this coveted designation. Since 2016, Dealer.com, a premiere automotive industry end-to-end marketing solution, has been devoted to combating fraudulent advertising activity to ensure…

Fraudlogix Offers Free Ad Fraud Solution to Programmatic Businesses Affected by COVID-19

In an effort to help alleviate some of the impact and uncertainty the Coronavirus COVID-19 is creating for their customers and for the programmatic community as a whole, Fraudlogix has committed to providing the Lite version of their ad fraud, viewability and brand safety service for free until Oct. 1, 2020 to all companies that may benefit In an effort to help alleviate some of the impact and uncertainty the Coronavirus COVID-19 is creating for their customers and for the programmatic community as a whole, Fraudlogix has…

93% of Mobile Transactions Blocked as Fraudulent in 2019 Says New Report on Mobile Ad Fraud by Upstream

98,000 Malicious Android Apps and 43 Million Infected Devices in 20 Countries 93 percent of total mobile transactions in 20 countries were blocked as fraudulent in 2019 according to a report on the state of malware and mobile ad fraud released by mobile technology company, Upstream. The “Invisible Digital Threat” data is based on deployments of Upstream’s Secure-D full-stack anti-fraud platform that detects and blocks fraudulent mobile transactions mostly originated from ad fraud malware. The platform at the end of 2019…

Can Dialogue Advertising Eliminate Much of Digital Ad Fraud as We Know It?

Brands continue to pour more and more billions of dollars into digital advertising campaigns – nearly all of which are visually designed and/or wordsmithed to compel consumers to click. Research by AppNexus finds that advertisers in the US. spent nearly $100 billion on digital ads in 2018, and projects that digital ad spend will surpass offline ad spend by the end of 2020. Naturally, criminals willing to engage in fraudulent behavior are eager for their own piece of this gigantic pie. A report by The&Partnership…

Limpid Receives TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal, Continues Commitment To Fight Ad Fraud

Limpid, the data-driven advertising technology platform, announced today it has been “Verified by TAG” and approved for listing in the TAG Registry of known and trusted players in the digital ad ecosystem TAG is an advertising initiative created to fight criminal activity across the digital advertising supply chain and provides a variety of certifications and resources to support this goal. Also Read: 75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared for 2020 The TAG Registry is enabling companies to feel confident that…

Opinion: In Order to Beat Ad Fraud, Prevention Is the First, Most Important Line of Defense

While some within the industry might have previously brushed off ad fraud as an annoying itch, everyone from advertisers to agencies and ad networks are starting to come to grips with the immense threat it poses. With estimates of ad fraud in 2019 set to total $18.7 billion in North America - 36% of estimated global loss, it’s not hard to see why. Discoveries of high profile fraud operations and litigation have been coming in hard and fast, and from major household brands to boot. For example, Uber recently filed lawsuits…

Digital Advertiser Alert: All Display Ad Campaigns are Robbed by Ad Fraud. How Much Does an Advertiser Lose? Find Out in 7 Seconds

Ad Tech startup tribeOS co-founder Matt Gallant releases proprietary online tool that instantly reveals the damage ad fraud causes in real time Digital ad fraud is the second most profitable organized crime next to drug trafficking. The theft is invisible. Digital advertisers have no way of knowing which ads were feasted on by bots instead of being seen by live human beings. Research has shown that a whopping 77% of display ads are never seen and more than half (52%) of web traffic is not generated by humans.…

Thwarting Digital Ad Fraud at Scale: An Open Source Experiment with Anomaly Detection

Ad fraud continues to be a thorn in the side of digital advertisers, as bot traffic and fraudulent human activity falsely inflates ad statistics. Such activity forces unwitting brands to shell out for clicks or impressions that have no hope of reaching – let alone converting – potential customers. A recent study by White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) finds that advertisers lost around $5.8 billion to ad fraud last year. On the brighter side, the study also found that efforts to defeat ad fraud – using…

Combatting Ad Fraud Requires Smart People, Not Just Smart Tech

Ad fraud is a plague on the industry, with some estimating that as much as 30% of advertising goes unseen by consumers or roughly 21,000 trillion ads. This year alone, fraudulent advertising is expected to cost businesses $23 billion, money that’s essentially wasted on bots and fraudsters. Unfortunately, fraud has become such a pervasive problem that many marketers just chalk it up to the cost of doing business. They even plan for it in their budgets, opting to take the lower-cost buy, knowing that nearly 20% of it could be…

Bidstack Announces Acquisition of Ad Fraud Prevention Company Pubguard

Bidstack Group, the in-game advertising group, announced the acquisition of ad fraud prevention platform Pubguard. The move is designed to protect all of Bidstack’s gaming inventory by removing fraudulent ads and will help guarantee advertisers a brand safe environment to run their campaigns. Pubguard has built proprietary technology that automatically reviews creatives served in-app and on mobile web and desktop web to identify offensive, malicious, illegal ad content, and malware which can be blocked at a client’s…

AdLedger Unites Brands, Agencies, TV And Technology Companies To Fight Ad Fraud On OTT

Consortium Releases White Paper With Extensive Insights From The Hershey Company, Reprise/IPG Mediabrands, Hearst Television, MadHive, and Beachfront Media AdLedger, the non-profit research and development consortium building and implementing the blockchain and cryptography standards for digital media, today announced a collaborative white paper on fraud in the OTT ecosystem. The report features extensive insights from MadHive, Reprise/IPG Mediabrands, Hearst Television, The Hershey Company and Beachfront Media. “OTT…

How AdsDax Is Leveraging Blockchain in a Bid to Defeat Ad Fraud

Ad Tech Firm Unveils Ambitious Plans to Tackle Ad Fraud in an End-To-End Platform With Blockchain at Its Core AdsDax, an advertising technology provider, has revealed more details about their live platform which, they believe, can solve some of the massive challenges currently presented by fraud and attribution within the ad industry. Digital advertising is currently experiencing rapid growth, with eMarketer recently predicting that digital ad spending will reach over $427 billion by 2022. With such a massive amount of…

CHEQ Report: Online Ad Fraud To Cost $23 Billion Globally in 2019

Marketers are expected to lose $23 billion this year in online ad spending because of ad fraud, a global economic study by CHEQ has revealed. The military-grade cybersecurity company commissioned a report about the full scale of ad fraud, undertaken with economist Roberto Cavazos, a professor at the University of Baltimore, using the latest economic analysis, proprietary CHEQ data, and expert interviews. The report finds that while direct global economic costs of ad fraud are conservatively placed at $23 billion, indirect…

Mobiquity’s AdCop Finds Ad Fraud Lurking Below the Floor

Beta Program Identifies Nearly 100% of Programmatic Media Below Bid Floor Pricing is Fraudulent Mobiquity Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider in next generation programmatic advertising released the initial observations from the Advangelists free AdCop beta program, exposing near 100% fraud in instances of bids placed below publishers' established floor price. Similar to a reserve bid price on eBay or other auction environments, all advertiser bids below the floor price should be rejected and the…

Beware: Ad Fraud is Not a Harmless Crime

Ad fraud impacts real people with real lives, sometimes putting them in mortal danger, and we should be paying more attention to this reality. We typically think of ad fraud as click spamming, SDK spoofing, device farms, and bots delivering fake impressions—stuff that causes brands to lose money (lots of it), but ad fraud can be much more nefarious. Brands are often construed as the main victims of ad fraud because they have the largest at stake. No doubt, this is a giant issue and one that, in full disclosure, my company…

AdColony Receives TAG Certified Against Fraud Recertification, Continues Commitment To Fight In-App Ad Fraud

Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) Certifies Mobile Advertising Marketplace for Second Year in a Row AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, announced that the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has awarded the company a 2019 Certified Against Fraud seal. For the second year in a row, AdColony is part of a group of media and advertising companies that have met the stringent requirements designed to protect advertisers, publishers, technology providers and consumers from digital ad fraud. “Digital ad fraud…

Why Every Growth Marketer Needs to Take Ad Fraud Seriously in 2019

The Mobile Marketing industry has never been bigger, with ad spend predicted to reach $232.34 billion in 2019, according to eMarketer. But ad fraud remains a black mark on the sector. As Adjust’s fraud prevention filters reject around one million fraudulent activities a day, we strongly believe that fraud should be every growth marketer’s priority going into 2019. Without maintaining a strong view of the problem, finding the solution becomes much harder. Before we begin, let’s answer the basics: What exactly is ad…

Oracle Exposes “DrainerBot” Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Millions of Consumer Devices May Be Infected; Apps Can Drain 10GB Data/Month; Joint Work of Teams from Oracle’s Moat and Dyn Acquisitions Led to Discovery Oracle announced the discovery of and mitigation steps for “DrainerBot,” a major mobile ad fraud operation distributed through millions of downloads of infected consumer apps. Infected apps can consume more than 10GB of data per month downloading hidden and unseen video ads, potentially costing each device owner a hundred dollars per year or more in data overage…