Ever been scammed by an online ad?

by WarriorForum.com Administrator
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A new article on Search Engine Journal reports that Google is cracking down on financial fraud in ads by expanding its verification program to more countries.



Google is expanding its verification program for finance ads, which will require advertisers in more countries to prove they're authorized to promote financial services. Verification adds an extra layer of protection against financial fraud, helping to ensure people aren't scammed when they click on search ads.

Google first launched this program in the UK in September 2021, which has reportedly lead to a noticeable decline in ads promoting fraudulent services. Following the successful UK launch, Google is expanding the verification program to additional countries starting with Australia, Singapore, and Taiwan.

So, what Does This Mean for Advertisers?

Advertisers in the above-mentioned markets will have to go through two extra steps before running ads that promote financial services:
  • Demonstrate they are authorized by their respective financial services regulator
  • Complete Google's advertiser verification program
  • This policy goes into effect on August 30, and advertisers have been able to apply for verification since the end of June

The end of August may sound far away, but advertiser verification is not a quick process. It's better to start sooner than later. Google's advertiser verification program consists of multiple requirements that each have their own set of steps to complete:
  • Answer a series of questions about their business
  • Verify their identity
  • Verify details about their business operations

After initiating the verification process you'll have 30 days to complete it. Advertisers that have not completed the new verification process by August 30 won't be allowed to promote financial services using Google Ads.

Was everyone out there aware of this? I think it's well worth a heads-up, given failure to get verified is going to cause some service providers a massive problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author solutions1313in
    Thanks for the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rivin Mithun
    Not exactly. But sometimes my site got Bot traffic. How can I avoid them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruno345
    No, I have not been scammed by an internet advertisement, although I have heard of several incidents.
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  • Profile picture of the author XYZcontent
    I've seen a lot of fraudulent ads recently. Thanks for sharing this article.
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  • Profile picture of the author UrMotomoto
    thanks for the information , pity that it can happen with anyone .
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  • Profile picture of the author Ava Porter
    The information you provided in this content is very informative.
    ThankYou for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoanNash
    I'm really tired of these advertisers with their intrusive advertising
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  • Profile picture of the author Old Molases
    I wish I came across this post earlier. I did get scammed by a betting website a while ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author janin miller
    There are a lot of ads in Google that when you click it will direct you to WhatsApp or Telegram then somebody will contact you for a purchase order job. I'm not sure if this is legit or just to scam people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
    Yes, by a fake exchange in my first days in crypto, I Google it, I access because it was the first result and the exchange looked the legit one...Ofc when I tried to withdraw the funds they gave me bs and scammed like a fool! Thank God crypto has given me more joys than sorrows, but I didn't started with the right foot that's for sure!
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  • Profile picture of the author Obaasia
    Yes, unfortunately have such experience.
    (Edited by Mod) network stole our money. Looking for solution now...
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  • Profile picture of the author beingcounsellor
    Emmm i think the add blocking option is best way to remove online ads i use this method for avoid such kind of ads
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    • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
      Interesting...How do you do that? With some extension? Any particular browser?
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by Artkantos View Post

        Interesting...How do you do that? With some extension? Any particular browser?
        Although the article is probably referring to all forms of online advertising, I think most browsers offer adblocker extensions or plug-ins.
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        • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Although the article is probably referring to all forms of online advertising, I think most browsers offer adblocker extensions or plug-ins.
          Oh yeah, I'm using Brave browser and that blocks most of the online ads when you use the search engine and also when you visit blogs and websites, but then I have to use other options for Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etcetera...I guess there's no all-in-one solution for that haha
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  • Profile picture of the author pinotnoir
    I don't think I have but thanks for the information.
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