ClickAudit Users! - WARNING!

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Anyone who uses ClickAudit to cloak and track their affiliate links may not be aware that Firefox users are receiving a Phishing warning when clicking on a ClickAudit cloaked link in emails.

This is the warning Firefox users get:-

this is the message I get on a big red screen.

Reported Web Forgery!

"This web site at ClickAudit - Free Ad Tracker, Free Link Tracker has been reported as a web forgery and has been blocked based on your security preference. Web forgeries are designed to trick you into revealing personal or financial information by imitating sources you may trust.

Entering any information on this web page may result in identity theft or other fraud."

I emailed Pete Hamilton at ClickAudit and here's what he told me:-


Thank you for advising us of this situation.

We are aware of the problem and have contacted Google who supply Mozilla/Firefox with the data they use for classifying web sites.

We have no idea why Google thinks we are a phishing web site and until they respond there is nothing we can do.

We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing but things are beyond our control at this point.

Pete Hamilton

So it looks like any of you who are using Clickaudit links in your autoresponder series may have a ton of work to do this weekend changing all those links!

Just thought i'd pass this on. If you've seen a drop in your afiliate sales to your list of late, this could be the reason.

#internet marketing #clickaudit #firefox #users #warning
  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Anytime you use cloaking and tracking links especially in email promotions you might want to be aware of other security statements made not only in browsers but also in email clients.

    There are other reasons not to use certain cloaked or tracking links in email promotions as well for example...

    Anytime you use Aweber tracking links in your email Thunderbird marks them as a scam.
    • Profile picture of the author Tamer
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      Anytime you use Aweber tracking links in your email Thunderbird marks them as a scam.
      I thought I was the only one!

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