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I am reporting a scam

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There is a company using this domain "http://wvproxy.com/" to create subdomains for some kind of scam. This has been reported here: https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Manage-ads/WVPROXY-Scam/td-p/188150 Yet, when on Google.com.au if you search for "mobile mechanics Brisbane" you will see an ad for a site www.carrepairsbrisbane.net.au/Mobile Yet when you click that it goes to this url http://www.carrepairsbrisbane.net.au.wvproxy.com/ and has this phone number 07 3262 8342 which is not that businesses number. If you call it it will disconnect. Now, if you look here: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=wvproxy.com/ you can see this has been noted as a site which forces trojan downloads. Yet Google has allowed it into their ad network. Seeing as the guy from Wantirna A has already reported this, shouldn't ay subdomain from this url be blocked. These guys: http://jasonplayne.com/tag/wvproxy https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/webmasters/chit-chat/0EkKxQIT7KY Have figured it out..why can't Google...

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I posted on another thread on this same topic. I don't get that behavior, I don't get redirected to wvproxy.com.

Are you sure they have it fugured out?

Pete
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FYI - Some companies are allowed to use proxies...

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/2643759?hl=en

-Tommy
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Its not a simple proxy

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Its not a simple proxy.

 

What is is is that whoever they are are creating subdomain on that wvproxy site, then on the subdomain making a page that looks very similar to a real company in that city. But the phone number is different, and if you go and call the phone number it disconnects. It beats the hell out of me why they are doing it.

 

But anyway, if you look at the post here:

 

https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Manage-ads/WVPROXY-Scam/td-p/188150

 

you can see they are running these ads without the real business's permission. Beats me why.

 

But when you click on those ads you are taken to that subdomain which my guess inserts a cookie, trojan or whatever. Who know what they are doing, what they have created but its obvisouly of enough value to go to this effort.

 

All I'm saying is its clearly something fishy...very fishy and should be dealt with.

 

 

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A company is using multiple proxy to click on my ads and is exhausting my adwords balance. They are using a different proxy on every click and google is not tracking those clicks, help is highly appreciated on this.