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Why are scammy companies allowed to create multiple accounts?

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I originally posted this in the Adsense forum but was suggested to post here instead.

 

The gist is that "Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc." is a scummy company who keep creating dozens and dozens of duplicate accounts to evade Adwords filters. It's been going on for years and you've done nothing about it. I've tried every tool available to me in Adsense to block these ads from my site but they just create a new account and spam more crappy malware. Here are just a few I've blocked in the past hour:

 

Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-8078256827200235
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-5850824907274356
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-8002289073933905
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-1396807752373153
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-3897591636454420
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-5534352218283091
Image Processing limited adv-6919645844275108 (yes this is mindspark, they own the domain the ad goes to)

 

Google, stop letting this crappy company keep on scamming you by creating multiple accounts! I mean, you're not even trying - most of their duplicate accounts have the same name so it's trivial for you to block them.

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Hi Scott,

 

I agree that anyone abusing the network needs to be removed. 

 

Please use this interactive web form to report them directly to the team. This is the only way to fight back and get something done. Listing them here or in help forums will not bring about any change at all. 

 

Thanks for your assistance,

 

James

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Hi Scott,

 

I agree that anyone abusing the network needs to be removed. 

 

Please use this interactive web form to report them directly to the team. This is the only way to fight back and get something done. Listing them here or in help forums will not bring about any change at all. 

 

Thanks for your assistance,

 

James

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Google My Business & Google AdWords Top Contributor
Google Partner | GYBO Agency | Local Guide | My Profile


 


 


 

Why are scammy companies allowed to create multiple accounts?

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OK I have submitted a report, but I don't think that is really the correct form. There is no option for companies with multiple accounts, it's only for reporting specific ads. And some might argue there is nothing specifically wrong with the ads, I just don't want them on my site.

Why are scammy companies allowed to create multiple accounts?

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This is still occurring. Mindspark are still scamming Google by creating multiple accounts. The latest ones are

 

Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-7793333106143082
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-7663478638830316
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. adv-3270982571952562
EMF adv-8710468766003150
Advertiser adv-3630317923911761

 

Why are scammy companies allowed to create multiple accounts?

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Agree.  I blocked all of Mindspark and IAC properties.  They are nothing but toolbar scams that clutter up my sites.  Same goes with some of the mapping tool bar companies offering directions.  See SyndicatedMaps.com properties.