Recently, BuzzFeed News discovered a fraudulent scheme that We Purchase Apps had conducted (the name speaks for itself). The company bought Android apps with a positive reputation and a good number of users. Then, created to sit bots copied the behavior of real people. Advertising companies placed their advertisements in these applications, and bots, in turn, scored the number of views on it. According to Google, the damage to advertisers was about $ 10 million. Now applications are removed, and third-party sites are listed in the “black list”.
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