Author Topic: Report Ads Delivered By AdTrustMedia Which You Believe May Not Be TrustWorthy  (Read 12894 times)

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In this topic please report any ads delivered by AdTrustMedia which you believe may not be safe. The format in which these ads should be reported is given below.

1. Paste the exact link from the ad to the site.
(To get this right-click on the ad in question and select the option to copy the URL, this has different names in different browsers. Then just paste in this link directly into your report.)

2. Paste in the URL of the potentially dangerous site which the ad links to.

3. Explain why you believe the site may be dangerous/not trustworthy.

4. Attach a screenshot showing the ad in question.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 06:02:59 PM by Chiron »

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1. Direct link in the ad:
http://adserver.adtrustmedia.com/system/files/images/645/260113d37ddc73fa07dc129716fa761b.gif

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
https://landing.tronixcountry.com/500loc7/step1.aspx?ref=w0058&redir=1

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
WOT comments for tronixcountry allege that it is a scam page.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.

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« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 06:03:15 PM by Chiron »

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1. Direct link in the ad:
http://node1.ads.adtrustmedia.com/click.php?id=1_201307221440_78585b811922d2e8b4c67e1a118bb51e

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
https://www.qualityhealth.com/registration?rf=7736&CJPPID=xxxx&AID=10726951&PID=7142911&pmgPID=7142911

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
This feels suspiciously like it's phishing for email addresses. Some of the comments in WOT seem to support that concern. Thus, I think it's worth looking into.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.

Also, I would like to note that there are many other ads which point to this particular domain. Thus, if the site is in fact dangerous please re-evaluate all ads which point to www.qualityhealth.com.

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« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 06:03:30 PM by Chiron »

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I found first case. So i will discuss it tomorrow.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 04:07:36 PM by Chiron »
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As a precaution we have paused all ads from both advertisers while we investigate further.

Thanks for your feedback, very much appreciated.
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1. Direct link in the ad:
http://cdn.adtrustmedia.com/system/files/images/1072/b0496b8c3d16c08b27f2ac7400260440.gif

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
http://scores.freescorefinder.com/us/6019/3489b48/t420/048/lp/048-c382/?sid=AFFM1423&id=2713&ord=1&append=1&edata=27295&edata2=CD1&firstname=&lastname=&address=&city=&state=&zipcode=&email=&c=MjcxMyAyNjcxMTc1MzMgMTcgNjAgMSA4Njc5OTI0MDYgMTIxMTIwMTMyMzAzNDk%3d

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
WOT comments for freescorefinder.com allege that it sends spam to whoever uses it to check their credit score.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.

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1. Direct link in the ad:
http://cdn.adtrustmedia.com/system/files/images/449/bec08819f983d38800c7051f961d930f.png

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
http://www.healthnews8at8.com/?t202id=49381&t202kw=&keyword=adtrust12

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
If you check the links to the samples which the site pushes, they link to scam sites with very bad ratings on WOT. This is a scam site.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.

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1. Direct link in the ad:
http://cdn.adtrustmedia.com/system/files/images/937/92b8104511340c86d89c3e8e812dc40a.jpg

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
http://lsa.lifescript.com/advantage/pxfree/index.aspx?utm_campaign=whitedovegeneric&utm_source=a0222&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=a0222%2fJaredTest-715-&pid2=cake_dovegen

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
WOT comments allege that signing up here leads to spam. Also, the site itself seems quite dodgy to me.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.

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Any update on these three ads? As far as I can tell they are still being delivered. :-\

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1. Direct link in the ad:
http://cdn.adtrustmedia.com/system/files/images/1086/e5cd29d72bebb7038984ededee598c62.gif

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
http://www.instantcheckmate.com/?src=LMD&mdm=network&cmp=1054&cnt=300x250

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
WOT comments allege that signing up here leads to spam. Also, the site itself seems quite dodgy to me.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.


Also, what is going on lately? :embarassed: Are these ads even being vetted, or has it become all about money? Only future actions will be able to convince me whether the true goal of adtrustmedia has changed to something darker, or whether this is just stumbling along the same noble path. Please take all actions to ensure that I am convinced it is the latter.

Thank you.

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1. Direct link in the ad:
http://cdn.adtrustmedia.com/system/files/images/1086/e5cd29d72bebb7038984ededee598c62.gif

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
http://www.instantcheckmate.com/?src=LMD&mdm=network&cmp=1054&cnt=300x250

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
WOT comments allege that signing up here leads to spam. Also, the site itself seems quite dodgy to me.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.


Also, what is going on lately? :embarassed: Are these ads even being vetted, or has it become all about money? Only future actions will be able to convince me whether the true goal of adtrustmedia has changed to something darker, or whether this is just stumbling along the same noble path. Please take all actions to ensure that I am convinced it is the latter.

Thank you.
Bump.

This ad is still active.

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1. Direct link in the ad:
http://cdn.adtrustmedia.com/system/files/images/937/92b8104511340c86d89c3e8e812dc40a.jpg

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
http://lsa.lifescript.com/advantage/pxfree/index.aspx?utm_campaign=whitedovegeneric&utm_source=a0222&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=a0222%2fJaredTest-715-&pid2=cake_dovegen

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
WOT comments allege that signing up here leads to spam. Also, the site itself seems quite dodgy to me.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.
Bump.

Ads to these sites are still active.
Another can be found here:
http://lsa.lifescript.com/advantage/pxfree/index.aspx?utm_campaign=whitedovegeneric&utm_source=a0222&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=a0222%2fJaredTest-715-&pid2=cake_dovegen

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This one is new.

1. Direct link in the ad:
http://cdn.adtrustmedia.com/system/files/images/449/5e00c977b76dc189ce863b7309554b07.jpg

2. Suspicious site to which the suspicious ad linked:
http://www.speedypc.com/lps/speedypcpro/02/

3. Explanation of why I believe the ad to be suspicious:
WOT comments allege that it is a scam page. Please investigate this.

4. Screenshot of Ad:
I have attached a screenshot of the ad to this post.

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Hi Chiron, sorry for waiting. I've asked respective person to check your reports more carefully. So we can just wait for their decision.

BTW, i don't think WOT should be 100% sign of bad ads.
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Hi Chiron, sorry for waiting. I've asked respective person to check your reports more carefully. So we can just wait for their decision.
Thank you, although I think this particular topic is important enough to be checked at least once every other day.

BTW, i don't think WOT should be 100% sign of bad ads.
For me it's not. The sites these ads linked to seemed off to me as well. I just mentioned the WOT comments as well because they corroborated my unease. If after investigation they are found to be fine I am okay with that. However, I think all ads mentioned in this topic do need to be re-reviewed by staff.

Thank you.

 

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