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BizReport | Law & Regulation October 08, 2014

Facebook and the fight to keep the network authentic

Facebook is leveraging legal action and investment in anti-spam algorithms in an attempt to crack down on companies selling 'Likes' on the social network.... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives September 24, 2014

Study reveals high level of fraudulent traffic in CPG vertical

As CPG advertisers increase spending on mobile, so fraudsters are following the money, according to new research from Solve Media which shows mobile bot traffic increasing in this vertical.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing June 25, 2014

1 in 5 Android in-app purchases found to be fraudulent

As Google I/O 2014 gets underway, new analysis from Swrve reveals some disturbing news for Android app developers.... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives May 26, 2014

Bot blindness plagues UK advertisers

More than three-quarters of UK advertisers have no idea how many of their ad impressions might be fraudulent, according to new research by Project Sunblock.... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives April 08, 2014

Mobile PPC ad fraud loophole exposed by agency

After watching their clients' analytics 'like a hawk', an investigation by Las Vegas Internet marketing agency Platinum Web Marketing led them to immediately cease all its mobile pay-per-click ad management campaigns. But why?... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives February 25, 2014

Google acquires Spider.io to fight ad fraud

Google has secured Spider.io in its web of companies to help it in its fight against advertising fraud.... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives January 30, 2014

MdotLabs reveals botnet impression fraud threat to advertisers and publishers

A warning to advertisers, ad networks and publishers has been issued by media security platform MdotLabs regarding an impression fraud threat from the Athena botnet.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 23, 2013

E-crime a more costly retail crime than shoplifting

The cost of e-crime in the UK, including the value of stolen goods, damage incurred and crime prevention measures, has risen to such an extent that the British Retail Consortium says it is now a more costly retail crime than... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing September 27, 2012

Zynga game loses 96,000 players in Facebook fake account sweep

Facebook's crack-down on fake account and 'Likes' sees some pages lose tens of thousands of Fans. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 27, 2012

British retailers count the cost of e-crime

In one of its first studies into e-crime in the UK, the British Retail Consortium reveals that the total cost to retailers in 2011/12 was at least $325 million. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 23, 2012

Online accounts for 4% of all retail fraud in UK

The recently released Retail Fraud Survey reveals that online retailers in the UK, facing challenging financial times, are unwisely cutting back on fraud prevention spending. ... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation April 26, 2012

CIFAS reveals rise in fraudulent use of bank accounts by owner

The UK's fraud prevention service, CIFAS, has revealed that fraud increased 13% in the first quarter of 2012. However, it's not just criminal activity, says CIFAS, but desperation on the part of some struggling account holders. ... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation April 13, 2012

4 in 10 consumers resigned to online financial security breach

A new survey from mobile security firm Entersekt reveals that more than four out of 10 consumers believe it's only a matter of time before their financial security is breached after conducting online transactions.... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing July 04, 2011

Mobile, social commerce fraud to hit UK economy hard

New payment channels, such as mobile and social networking sites, are vulnerable to fraud and likely to impact heavily on the UK economy, according to new research conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research on behalf of Paypoint.net.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 11, 2010

Online banking fraud in U.K. down 36%

Tougher security measures and new 'chip and pin' cards are driving down banking and credit card fraud both on- and offline, new figures out of the U.K. have revealed. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 16, 2008

CyberSource: 2008 online fraud to reach $4 billion

E-commerce across the U.S. is expected to experience a record $4 billion in losses due to fraud, according to CyberSource Corp's 10th annual survey, with fraud on international orders almost four times higher than on domestic sales. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 01, 2008

Consumer fraud concerns affect sales

Many Internet users are unaware of their liability should their credit or debit card data be stolen, according to new research conducted by JupiterResearch for eBillme.... >>

BizReport | Research archives October 08, 2007

Online credit card fraud continues to rise

While credit card fraud in the UK has decreased, CNP fraud has risen considerably, according to figures recently released by the Association of Payment Clearing Services (APACS).... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 21, 2007

Online sales affected by low customer confidence in data security

Online consumers expect businesses, not banks, to compensate for fraudulent transactions.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 14, 2007

British banks trial online credit card fraud prevention device

There could be good news ahead for British online shoppers. U.K. banks are piloting a scheme to issue customers with personal credit card readers.... >>

BizReport | Research archives December 13, 2006

Phishers Go Outside Financial Box

According to new research, phishing scams are switching teams. Rather than focusing on financial information, the hoaxes are baiting consumers with brands like Coke and McDonalds. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 17, 2006

Online Fraudsters Rob U.S. E-commerce of $3 Billion in 2006

Cybersource's new survey shows a 7% increase in fraudulent transactions compared to 2005. ... >>

BizReport | Research archives September 28, 2006

Research Finds Companies Can Tell Surfers Apart

After the uproar over AOL releasing three months worth of search data, a research paper indicates that online content providers and e-tailers can indeed identify surfers from their browsing history. However, depending on the use of the information, identification could... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing September 26, 2006

Google Taken To Court over Messy AdSense Service; Launches New Format

Google is taken to court by Bravacorp, a San Francisco company that demands $250,000 in damages because it took 100 hours to place and review AdSense advertisements on its website and because Google subsequently took its site down. ... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives September 25, 2006

Click Fraud Runs Up To USD1 Billion

A recent article published by Business Week shows that click fraud leads to damage of roughly USD1 billion per year. Online advertiser confidence in this marketing option is waning.... >>

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