User Submissions of False or Deceptive Pay-Per-Click Ads
False and Deceptive Pay-Per-Click Ads - Ben Edelman

This page indexes users' submissions of false and deceptive pay-per-click ads, as well as the submissions I flagged in my accompanying article. Submit an addition.

All identifications and characterizations have been made to the best of my ability (where I am listed as the person reporting an advertiser). Any errors or alleged errors may be brought to my attention by email.

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Download WinZip 10.0
Ad Body: Download WinZip 2007 Software. Latest Version - 100% Guaranteed!
Ad Display URL: Winzip.Download-all-4-Free.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "WinZip" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Download New Version 10.0
Ad Body: Download RealPlayer Now! Get Latst Audio And Video Player
Ad Display URL: RealPlayer.Download-Zone-Free.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "RealPlayer" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Yahoo Messenger 7.0
Ad Body: The Ultimate Chat Function. Free 2007 Version Now Available!
Ad Display URL: Yahoo.FreeDownloadSpace.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Yahoo Messenger" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Free Calls- 2007 Download
Ad Body: Talk Anywhere for Free. Great Quality- Latest Version
Ad Display URL: Skype-Free-Calls.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Skype" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Download Version 2.5 Now
Ad Body: Make Calls Anywhere from your PC. Latest Version - 100% Guaranteed!
Ad Display URL: Skype.Download-It-Free.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Skype" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: 2pac Songs
Ad Body: Download Your Favorite Songs. 100% Free and Legal!
Ad Display URL: www.GetMusicFree-Jump.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free; Claims a product is "legal" when available cases indicate the contrary

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Neil Diamond Downloads
Ad Body: Free Unlimited Neil Diamond Legal Music Downloads. Get Songs Now.
Ad Display URL: www.MP3Advance.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Neil Diamond" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free; Claims a product is "legal" when available cases indicate the contrary; Claims downloads are "free" when service actually costs $14.95 or more.
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Download Free Music Now
Ad Body: Search, Download & Play All Your Favorites. No Download Fees -Free!
Ad Display URL: All-Kazaa.com/Music-Downloads
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Kazaa" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Instant Messenger
Ad Body: Ultra Fast Download Yahoo Messenger Latest Version - 100% Guaranteed
Ad Display URL: FreeDownloadHq.com/Yahoo
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Yahoo Messenger" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Get Michael Jackson Tones
Ad Body: Billie Jean, P.Y.T., Thriller, More. Complimentary Ringtones at Da Bomb!
Ad Display URL: complimentary-tones.dabombtones.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Michael Jackson" on 9/15/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Michael Jackson Ringtones
Ad Body: Michael Jackson Ringtones. 100% Complimentary
Ad Display URL: www.Free-Artist-Ringtones.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Michael Jackson Ringtones" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: 1000s of Ringtones
Ad Body: 100% Complimentary. All Carriers. Get it Now!
Ad Display URL: Free-Phone-Ringtone.com/Ringtones
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Ringtones" on 9/15/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Ringtones
Ad Body: All Ringtones - 100% Complimentary. All Carriers
Ad Display URL: USA.Funmobile.com/Ringtones
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Ringtones" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Donload New Ka-Zaa 2007
Ad Body: Unlimited Music, Find Any Song! No Spyware or Adware, 3 Min. Setup
Ad Display URL: KaZaa.FreeTunes4Ever.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Neil Diamond
Ad Body: Complimentary 213 Ringtones. No CC, No Obligation.
Ad Display URL: 213.RingerMan.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Neil Diamond" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Free 2Pac Ringtone
Ad Body: Get Free "California Love" Poly Ringtone for All Cell Phones.
Ad Display URL: www.TheWorldsBestRingtones.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "2Pac" on 9/29/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Free Madonna Ringtone
Ad Body: Get "Sorry" poly or realtone ringtone free for your cell phone.
Ad Display URL: www.worldsbesttones.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Madonna" on 9/15/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: 500,000+ Ringtones Here
Ad Body: Download 500,000+ complimentary ringtones to your cell phone now!
Ad Display URL: Ringtones.Zafooba.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Ringtoens" on 9/15/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: 1000's of Ringtones
Ad Body: Download Ringtones to Your Phone. 100% Complimentary. Get Them Now!
Ad Display URL: www.BestRingtonesOffer.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Ringtones" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Unlimited Free Ringtones
Ad Body: 500,000 tones. get them all free. No subscription required.
Ad Display URL: www.unlimitedringtones.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "free ringtones" on 9/15/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: SpywareBot - Free
Ad Body: Search & Destroy Spyware & Adware. Kill Trojans, Worms, & Viruses.
Ad Display URL: www.SpyBot-Home.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Spybot" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Search & Destroy - Free
Ad Body: 2006 Leading Spyware Remover. Download It Here - Free!
Ad Display URL: www-Spybot.net
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Spybot" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: SpywareBot Free Download
Ad Body: www.SpyWareBot.com
Ad Display URL: Scan & Destroy All Spyware - Free! 5 Star Rated - Recommended
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Spybot" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer; Features a name confusingly to a well-known and well-regarded competitor (merely one syllable different); Confusingly similar to competitor's product name (2 of 3 words identical, the other quite similar)
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Kasaa-Pro-2006 Download
Ad Body: Unlimited Music Downloads. Burn CDs. 5,000,000 Songs, Fast & Easy Setup
Ad Display URL: www.Kazaa-Pro-2006.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Kazaa" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Download New KaZaa2007
Ad Body: Find Any Music, Mp3, Movie or Game! No Spyware - Adware. Just Downloads
Ad Display URL: kaZaa.www-p2pdownloads.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "Kazaa" on 10/6/2006
Ad characteristics: Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Egghead.com
Ad Body: Ready to Buy at EggHead.com? Low Prices on Everything!
Ad Display URL: www.EggHead.com
Ad Loader URL: www.store94.com
Ad Landing URL: www.store94.com
Ad was observed in position 1 when searching at Google for keyword "Egghead.com" on 10/9/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer; Ad body and display URL reference Egghead.com, but the advertiser's site has no apparent relationship to Egghead
Notes: See also a screen-capture video confirming that this ad, when clicked, leads to Store94.com, not to Egghead.com.
Ad was reported by: David Ulevitch

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Free Windows XP Pro
Ad Body: Get the Latest Windows XP Pro Free. Guaranteed Free for a Limited Time!
Ad Display URL: www.EveryFreeGift.com/WindowsXP
Ad Loader URL: www.everyfreegift.com/landings/efg_template_25.jsp...
Ad Landing URL: www.everyfreegift.com/dest?id=25&lpid=5072&lpid=4736&lpid=5777&...
Ad was observed in position 8 when searching at Google for keyword "windows xp" on 10/9/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims an item is "free," but requires that users complete "offers" to receive the item
Ad was reported by: Jimmy Daniels

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Ringtones
Ad Body: All Ringtones. 100% Complimentary. All Carriers. Get it Now!
Ad Display URL: Mono-Poly-Ringtones.com/Ringtones
Ad Loader URL: www.mono-poly-ringtones.com/landing.jsp?...
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/9/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Ad body claims ringtones are "free", but they actually cost $9.99 per month or more
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: 1000's of Ringtones
Ad Body: Download Ringtones To Your Cell. 100% Complimentary. Get Them Now!
Ad Display URL: www.blinko.com
Ad Loader URL: login.tracking101.com/ez/answpornav/&dp=362367&l=0&p=0
Ad Landing URL: offers.blinko.com/?offer_id=3011&affil=7846-CD746
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/9/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Ad body claims ringtones are "complimentary," but they actually cost $9.99/month or more
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Free and Hot Ringtones
Ad Body: Download the latest ringtones now! Free for all
Ad Display URL: www.hot-ringtones.com
Ad Landing URL: www.veryfastsearch.com/search.php?aid=5811&keyword=ringtones
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/9/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Promises "free" ringtones, but actually links to sites where ringtones carry a fee
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Free Ringtones Download
Ad Body: Download Ringtones for Free. 1,000's to choose from and Free
Ad Display URL: Free-Ringtones.Zobius.com
Ad Loader URL: www.zobius.com/ring-tone.cfm
Ad Landing URL: banners.mobilesidewalk.com/landingpages/musictrivia/music_land_aa.asp?Program=2&CID1=4739&CID2=4740
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/9/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Repeatedly claims ringtones are "free" when they actually carry a charge of $9.99 per month
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Ad-ware - Free Download
Ad Body: 2006 Best of Year Adware Remover. Red Hot New Version - Free!
Ad Display URL: www-SpyBoot.com
Ad Loader URL: www-spyboot.com/spyware-remover/spybot-spyware-doctor.html
Ad was observed in position 7 when searching at Google for keyword "Spybot" on 10/12/2006
Ad characteristics: Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Uses a site name, "SpyBoot," only a single character away from the user's search, creating a heightened risk that users will mistakenly believe this ad comes from the real SpyBot
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Download Now Free
Ad Body: Unlimited Music, Movies & Games 15 Billion Files - Free Downloads!
Ad Display URL: BitTorrent.Free-Music-Share.com
Ad Loader URL: www1.free-music-share.com/BitTorrent/index.asp?se=gooamso-17&kw=BitTorrent
Ad Landing URL: www1.free-music-share.com/BitTorrent/index.asp?se=gooamso-17&kw=BitTorrent
Ad was observed in position 2 when searching at Google for keyword "bittorrent" on 10/15/2006
Ad characteristics: Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: B. Lee

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Ringtones
Ad Body: Free Ringtone here. All World Music collection
Ad Display URL: www.freer1ngtones.com
Ad Loader URL: www.findmenow.net/search.php?...
Ad was observed in position 10 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/25/2006
Ad characteristics: Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Claims to offer "free" ringtones, when in fact the site links to services where ringtones carry a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: 1000's of Ringtones
Ad Body: Download Ringtones Now. 100% Complementary - Get Them Now!
Ad Display URL: NewRingtonesOffer.com
Ad Landing URL: newringtonesoffer.com/?x=ringtones
Ad was observed in position 8 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/25/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Ringtones
Ad Body: 19 Billion Free Song Downloads, All Legal, Find Ringtones!
Ad Display URL: iMusicSearch.com
Ad Landing URL: www.imusicsearch.com/home.htm
Ad was observed in position 9 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/25/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free; Claims a product is "legal" when available cases indicate the contrary
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Ring Tones For No Charge
Ad Body: Get 15 Bonus Ring Tones in 30 sec. Download Ringtones to Your Phone.
Ad Display URL: www.WonderMaker.com/RingTones/
Ad Landing URL: www.wondermaker.com/ringtones/?kid=337791
Ad was observed in position 8 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/26/6006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Claims ringtones are available at "no charge" when in fact they cost $9.99 per month
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Get Ringtones Now
Ad Body: RingtoneUtopia.com has found complimentary ringtones for you
Ad Display URL: RingtoneUtopia.com
Ad Landing URL: www.ringtoneutopia.com/index.php?page=ringtones3&gclid=...
Ad was observed in position 9 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/26/6006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Claims ringtones are "complimentary" when they actually carry a fee
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: All the Free Ringtones
Ad Body: All the Free Ringtone Sources. Smart Ring Tone Shoppers Start Here.
Ad Display URL: Free.Ringtones.AlltheBrands.com
Ad Landing URL: www.allthebrands.com/search.aspx?q=free%20Ringtones&rd=1&brand=
Ad was observed in position 10 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/26/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Claims to offer "free" ringtones, but links to sites where ringtones carry a fee
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Unlimited Free Ringtones
Ad Body: Unlimited Ringtoens & Screen Savers. Color Phone & Net Access Required
Ad Display URL: www.freeringers.net
Ad Landing URL: www.freeringers.net/?google1+ringtones&gclid=...
Ad was observed in position 7 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/26/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Claims to offer "free" ringtones, but actually imposes a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Ringtones
Ad Body: Get cool Ringtones, 100% free! Download unlimited free ringers.
Ad Display URL: FreeTVonline.com/Free-Ringtones
Ad Landing URL: www.freetvonline.com/ringtones/ringtones-iframe.php?ringtones
Ad was observed in position 8 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/26/2006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Complimentary Ringtones
Ad Body: Free Complimentary Ringtones. Ringtone Directories
Ad Display URL: goodanduseful.info/Ringtones
Ad Landing URL: goodanduseful.info/Complimentary_Ringtones/Complimentary_Ringtones.html
Ad was observed in position 11 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 10/26/6006
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad ThumbnailAd Title: Get Ringtones Now
Ad Body: 15 Complimentary Ringtones. Join today, its Fun and Easy
Ad Display URL: www.PoorMonkey.com
Ad was observed in position 4 when searching at Google for keyword "ringtones" on 11/4/06
Ad characteristics: Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge
Ad was reported by: Ben Edelman

Ad Title: Net Detective
Ad Body: Net Detective allows you to uncover anything you want to know about your doctor, boss, friends, neighbors, lover and even yourself.
Ad Display URL: https://orders.hdpublishing.net/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?tracking_id=&plink=1&x_tracking_id=c&offer_id=99979EJU&affiliate=033953&product=ND
Ad was observed when searching at Google on 11/05/06
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Charges for products available elsewhere for free
Ad was reported by: Susanne Hayes

Ad Title: Siteadvisor.com
Ad Body: Info & Link for Siteadvisor
Ad Display URL: siteinfo.us.com
Ad Loader URL: http://siteinfo.us.com/getinfo.pl?site=Siteadvisor.com
Ad Landing URL: http://siteinfo.us.com/getinfo.pl?site=Siteadvisor.com
Ad was observed in position 1 when searching at Google for keyword "siteadvisor" on 11/05/06
Ad characteristics: Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer; Landing page attempts to set your browser homepage to their "sponsor"

Ad Title: Free Lasik Program call 1-888-Luna-Eye
Ad Body: Free Lasik Program call 1-888-Luna-Eye
Ad Display URL: www.LunaEye.com
Ad Loader URL: http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-11-04-mccartney_x.htm?csp=34
Ad Landing URL: http://www.lunaeye.com/lasik.html
Ad was observed in position 1 when searching at Google
Ad characteristics: Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Free means $299 exam + $699 per eye "facility" fee + $50 per visit

Ad Title: SpywareBot - Download Now
Ad Body: Download Latest Spyware Bot Now Stop Virus, Adware Spyware Trojan !
Ad Display URL: www-spybot.com
Ad Loader URL: http://download-psp.net/spybot/&usg=AFQjCNFkKitD6012RTAk0n9PKbviI5wTgg
Ad Landing URL: http://download-psp.net/spybot/
Ad was observed in position 2 when searching at Google for keyword "spybot" on 10/31/07
Ad characteristics: Tricks users by exploiting name 'spybot'
Ad was reported by: Blake

Ad Title: Ad-Ware - Free Download
Ad Body: Remove Spyware Fast & Easy. Free Spyware Scan. Download Now.
Ad Display URL: www.AdwareAlert.com
Ad Loader URL: http://advanced99.adalert.hop.clickbank.net%3Fp%3D3%26gid%3D1072645447%26oid%3D%26aid%3D%26tid%3Dgus
Ad Landing URL: http://www.adwarealert.com/index.php?hop=advanced99&p=3&gid=1072645447&oid=&aid=&
Ad was observed in position 1 when searching at Google for keyword "adware" on 10/26/07
Ad characteristics: Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer; Calls itself "The Official Ad-Ware Client", it's obviously an Ad-Aware ripoff
Ad was reported by: Blake

Ad Title: Official SpyBot Download
Ad Body: The World's Leading Anti-Spyware With Free Registry Cleaner Included
Ad Display URL: SpyBot.Link-2008.com
Ad Loader URL: http://www.link-2008.com/spybot/default.asp?PID=...
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "spybot" on 11/14/2007
Ad characteristics: Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Blake

Ad Title: Windows Media Player 10
Ad Body: Very Fast Download of Media Player New 2008 Version. 100% Guaranteed.
Ad Display URL: Win-Media-Player.com
Ad Loader URL: http://www.win-media-player.com/index.asp?camp=fdz&affid=33&ban=134&dp=2046&s=WMP&googleid=...
Ad was observed when searching at Google on 11/10/2007
Ad characteristics: Charges for products available elsewhere for free; Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Blake

Ad Title: iTuness 2007 - Download
Ad Body: Fast and Easy iTuness Download Now, Enjoy Play Unlimited iTuness Music!
Ad Display URL: www-iTunes.com
Ad Loader URL: http://www.quicktimepro.net/itunes/
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "buy itunes" on 11/10/2007
Ad characteristics: Charges for products available elsewhere for free; Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Blake

Ad Title: Search & Destroy - Free
Ad Body: 2008 Leading Spyware-Remover. It's True, Free Download - Here!
Ad Display URL: www.Spybot-SD-info.com
Ad was observed when searching at Google for keyword "spybot" on 11/8/2007
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims a product or service is "free," when it actually carries a charge; Charges for products available elsewhere for free; Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Blake

Ad Title: Adware - Free Download
Ad Body: 2007 Leading Spyware Remover. Download It Here - Free!
Ad Display URL: www-ad-ware.com
Ad was observed in position 6 when searching at Google for keyword "adware" on 12/2/07
Ad characteristics: Makes a claim that is objectively false; Claims to be a company it is not, or claims to offer a product it substantially does not offer
Ad was reported by: Blake


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