• How Crypto Currency Scammers Get Your Coins

    It’s in the news. Your cab driver is buying them. Even your grandma is asking about Bitcoin.  The crypto currency mania is starting to pick up speed, and everyone is not just storing their coins on wallets but also exchanges. The value of Bitcoin is up 300% in 2017 already. So what does this mean

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    Beware The Hidden “Heartbleed” Typo Domain Threat

    This week marked the announcement of the Heartbleed Open SSL threat to secure websites, and everyone scrambled to fix the bug which left open the door to hackers wanting your login information and other valuable data. As many of the affected sites have now been fixed, and users are updating their passwords, we wanted to...

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    10 Cases of Typo Domaining

    We came across a thorough list of typo squatting cases. Check out #6 – this is exactly what TypoAssassin can protect you against. If that merchant had a TypoAssassin account they would have caught these affiliates before having to pay out any commissions. http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/tposquatting.html  

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  • Blogger Fights to save Business after Domain Name is Stolen

    Jordan Reid is a popular blogger and founder of Ramshackle Glam. Last week her domain name http://www.ramshackleglam.com was transferred by an online hacker from her HostMonster domain account to the domain squatters Godaddy account without her authorization. Unfortunately Godaddy and her domain host HostMonster would...

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  • Fraud Prevention Month recognizes CyberSquatting

    An informational feature on brand fraud prevention was released by the Canadian newspaper “The Globe and Mail” featuring Typoassassin founder Peter Koning. The article addresses the growing issues in regards to online fraud and is intended to help educate those Individuals and businesses unaware of the different types...

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  • Typo Domain Shenanigans

    Forbes Magazine Reveals Affiliate Fraud

    A recent article by Forbes Magazine highlights the fraud that goes on in affiliate programs – particularly with cookie-stuffing adware that millions of computers are infected with. The clueless computer owner often installs these browser and search toolbar plugins for some benefit such as “smileys” or...

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  • Google profiting from Typosquatters

    Google learns the hard way that typosquatting is illegal. Google isn’t directly profiting by purchasing typo domains and generating revenue from ads on those sites. However they are allowing typo domains to run Google ads so they are definitely profiting from typo domains that are stealing traffic from popular brands...

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  • Rosalind Gardner Peter Koning Affiliate Summit

    Affiliate Marketing Queen Realizes Threat of Typo Domains

    It’s interesting how people change their mind about typo domaining, once they actually start to think about it. I recently met personally with Rosalind Gardner, the “Queen of Affiliate Marketing”, and at first she had a certain opinion about typo domain affiliates – and it was a commonly held belief....

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    Huffington Post Validates Typo Domain Threat

    This recent article in the Huffington Post mentioned a frightening statistic: almost 1/5th of a brand’s Typo Domains redirect back to the original domain, with the largest portion of the remainder (32%) typically parked. From the article, this is interesting: “The data showed that only 19 percent of the domain...

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    BrandVerity Exposes Phony Merchant Site – Cloned With Screenshot

    It’s pretty easy to clone a merchant site – you don’t need to copy all the files. Just take a screenshot and upload it as a “one page” website. In an excellent post, the team at BrandVerity shows just how close a “screenshot clone” site can look like the original merchant site....

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