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Is Yahoo Advertising Search Result and PPC Advertisements via Outbrain?

Is Yahoo Advertising Search Result and PPC Advertisements via Outbrain?

I was on CNN.com earlier today and saw an ad which interested me. No, thankfully I do not have psoriatic arthritis, I was just curious about the ad as I’ve been studying misleading ads lately. So I clicked it. I was surprised to see a search engine

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TestX Core Testosterone Booster [Scam]

TestX Core Testosterone Booster [Scam]

Today I was reading the news on BGDailyNews.com, a news website for Bowling Green, Kentucky. Then I noticed an interesting advertisement which looked like a scam. I have been documenting Internet scams for a while here on this blog. I have been seeing lots of scams, fake

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Google Adsense Ads are Displaying Fake News and Distributing Malware – October 2017

Google Adsense Ads are Displaying Fake News and Distributing Malware - October 2017

In January 2017 I wrote about how Legit News Websites Accidentally Showing Fake News. Shortly after I realized that the “content boxes” distributing the fake news and malicious software we not Outbrain or Taboola but were Google Adsense “Display Ads”. In most cases, when you click on

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What is a Stream Store? Introducing Kaan’s Amazing Online Buying Experience

What is a Stream Store? Introducing Kaan's Amazing Online Buying Experience

Kaan’s Stream Store! I bumped into this online the other day and was blown away. So cool. This is one of those things that made me say “Wow, this is the future of the web”. (Telapost is Latin for the future of the web, too). What is

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Jolique Cream Skin Care – Prayers for Sally Field [Scam]

Jolique Cream Skin Care - Prayers for Sally Field [Scam]

Tonight I headed over to my local news site, WRAL to see what the deceptive ad of the day is. Front and center was a box which said “Prayers for Sally Field”. I figured this would be a weight loss pill scam like is usually there. But,

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Bill Nye Brain Booster Business Insider Advanced IQ [Scam]

Bill Nye Brain Booster Business Insider Advanced IQ  [Scam]

Today I was on my local news website, WRAL.com, and I saw one an ad box which screamed “SCAM” at me. Having been online since 1988, I tend to see these things from a mile away. The headlines were just too outlandish. So, of course I clicked

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Vanna White Firing and Garcinia Cambogia Weight Loss Pill [Scam]

Vanna White Firing and Garcinia Cambogia Weight Loss Pill [Scam]

Today I was on my local news website, WRAL.com, and I saw one an ad box which screamed “SCAM” at me. Having been online since 1988, I tend to see these things from a mile away. The headlines were just too outlandish. So, of course I clicked

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Are Criminals Using Breached Equifax Data or Stealing Identities Yet?

Are Criminals Using Breached Equifax Data or Stealing Identities Yet?

This is the question I want answers to. You see, someone began using my identity in May or June 2017. They applied for credit cards in Phoenix AZ, Dallas TX, Durham NC and more. They applied for credit cards from Barclay’s and Wells Fargo and other various

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Equifax Website Not Working and Phone Numbers Busy to Freeze Credit After Breach

Equifax Website Not Working and Phone Numbers Busy to Freeze Credit After Breach

If your data was breached at Equifax, welcome to the club! After the breach, you’ve likely taken steps to freeze your credit at Equifax, or possibly at Experian and Transunion as well. To freeze or unfreeze it, you have to call in or visit the Equifax website,

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Scams and Malware Hidden as Sponsored Content on Yahoo Home Page?

Scams and Malware Hidden as Sponsored Content on Yahoo Home Page?

I rarely use Yahoo but when I do visit I am always surprised by their front page. I personally believe that it is configured in a way to trick users to clicking on sponsored content which is blended in with the news headlines. I’ve been online since

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Internet Connectivity under Martial Law in Davao City, Mindanao, Phillipines June 2017

Internet Connectivity under Martial Law in Davao City, Mindanao, Phillipines June 2017

The Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign democratic nation consisting of more than 7,200 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It’s three geographical divisions are the islands of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. The country’s three largest cities are Manila on Luzon, Cebu in the Visayas

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Fake Fox News & Shark Tank Content Showing on CNN.com – Ultimate Testo Explosion [Scam]

Fake Fox News & Shark Tank Content Showing on CNN.com - Ultimate Testo Explosion [Scam]

I try not to watch the news much these days but this morning I was fiddling with my phone and brought up cnn.com. Much to my surprise, I saw ad ad box with a scam on it! A site pretending to be Fox News: I just wrote

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