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Proxy Sale - Affiliate Fraud on Thank You page

I have implemented CPS affiliate sale tracking pixels on thank you page using GTM and tracking sales through GA. When I checked conversion path in GA, I suspect there might be proxy sales happening ...
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How to report attempted credit card fraud?

I run a website which accepts credit card payments. I recently noticed that one user who used many different names and/or email addresses attempted to make almost a hundred credit card transactions ...
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adsense RPM is frozen upon advanced screen detection. Why?

This is unusual. This code causes me to receive pennies per RPM for my website: <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <ins class="...
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What is Google's tolerance about cloaking with unwanted crawlers (fraudsters, scammers, etc)?

We have a classified ad website. Some fraudsters, scammers and kids crawl the content. Some can be: aggressive, running several EC2 with multi-threaded curl requests resulting in 100'000s requests ...
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80% of Website Traffic coming from Just one Town in USA - Strange?

For the last month, 80% of my total traffic was coming from just one Town in the USA. Here are the attributes: It is one of the richest towns in California in USA which defies logic since I run a ...
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Possible automated Bing Ads fraud?

I run a website that generates life insurance leads. The site is very simple a) there is a form for capturing the user's details, life insurance requirements etc b) A quote comparison feature We ...
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Should I decline a credit card based on IP Address

We are having a problem with a user who comes to our site to attempt to validate hundreds of credit card numbers. He will run around 400+ $1.00 transactions at a time, find some valid card numbers and ...
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Online gift certificates: Systems to avoid fraud

What good methods are there out there for avoiding fraud with electronic gift certificates (ones which are created and the information distributed electronically via website)? I'm looking to audit/...
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Monitoring/protecting GoogleAds

How do you monitor who has clicked an advert and what is possible in terms of protecting against abusive clicks?
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what is website security verification?

I have an e-commerce website and I recently came across a web page that talks about cyber crime and this has got me wondering what website security verification means. Does any one know what website ...
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Is there a way to tell if a page load was done inside a frame, iframe, etc.?

Wondering if there's a way to detect a page load was done inside a frame, iframe, etc. (likely via JavaScript) and if so, what are the limits of such a detection system?
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Private domain purchase with paypal: how to prevent fraud?

I am finally going to buy a domain I have been looking at. The domain owner wants me to give him my Godaddy account information and send him the payment via Paypal gift, so that there will be no extra ...
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Are there open solutions for fraud detection?

I've been dealing with an inordinate amount of bogus payments, mostly people using PayPal. I am aware of services that provide an API that returns a score, but I'd like to first explore the ...
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