Influencers, Beware: Blog Advertising Fraud Hits The Online World

 

Influencer Advertising Scam: How It Works

Blogging has become a big money industry. Many influencers earn a good living by blogging and selling advertising space on their successful blog sites. Given the amazing success that so many have achieved from this endeavor, could scammers be far behind?

This latest scam has been reported to us by one of the most influential travel bloggers out there, SorinTV. However, your niche could be any other one than travel, and you can still fall victim.

In the Influencer Advertising Scam, the blog site owner receives an email from someone claiming to be a representative from an advertising agency. The rep is offering the opportunity to sell advertising space for your blog on other popular blog sites, as well as providing guest bloggers that are professionals in their respective industries.

Of course there are advertising companies and media buyers all over the world, but in this particular case scammers offer to pay you in advance for a year, just so they get your personal and financial information. Not to mention that typically – to be one of the legitimate agencies' client – you need to have hundreds of thousands of followers/fans (if not millions) to qualify.

 

 

Influencer Advertising Scam: How To Avoid

Never reply to an unsolicited email from any company that you can't find anything about online. Offering their services or a great once-in-a-lifetime moneymaking opportunity might sound good, but they are often too good to be true. If the owner of the blog seeking advertising does not contact you themselves it is likely not a legitimate offer.

Contact the blog site owner in question yourself, to determine if he knows anything about this offer, or if he is using this upstart company to help sell advertising space.

Sure, there are various platforms that intermediate connections between influencers and bloggers, but make sure you research extensively all the names involved. 

 

Influencer Advertising Scam: How To Report

Warn your influencer friends about this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report Scammers To The FTC Here


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Brian P

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Olivia Solon

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Olivia Solon

I am really glad that you share this important information with us, it’s really important that we share this type of scams info publicly and because of this everyone aware of these scams and fraudsters. Problem is everybody wants to make money in an easy way and that is the biggest reason to fall for these scams and the senior citizens are the best and easy target for these scammers. These scammers wants only and only your money because this is one of the easiest way to make money. You work your whole life and make money by doing lots… Read more »

Ferras

Just information, We have done a review of the new site (specialprintpart.com). And the result specialprintpart.com is scam sites.

Domain Name: SPECIALPRINTPART.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2024607114_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.resellercamp.com
Updated Date: 2016-04-28
Creation Date: 2016-04-28
Expires Date: 2017-04-28

SO DON’T MAKE A PURCHASE ON SITE SPECIALPRINTPART.COM
BECAUSE THEY IS 100% SCAM/FRAUD

Remember.. SPECIALPRINTPART.COM IS SCAM SITE. So do not ever to make purchases in their companies. Or you will lose your money.

Hopefully this information can be useful to you.

Thank you

AliseWin

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M. Díaz

And, be careful with those pages that promise you to recovery your stolen money!

Specially the page "BTCMT4", this website is administered by Philippe Ballesio and his wife, Rosalie Lai Ballesio. This couple make you believe that they will help you.

They use their email (plakumust@/gmail.com) to communicate with the future client, they ask for a payment of 2,000€ for the lawyers. But then, they disappear. Don’t trust in al those pages that "help you" to recovery money.

Be careful, and help us to report them.

Janet M

I want to warn of the scams being carried out by the couple of thieves: Philippe Ballesio and Rosaline Ballesio, they manage the companies: Btcmt4 and others, those companies that offer services that do not work. They charge money in advance and then the systems they sell stop working, many people are reporting being scammed by these people, please report them.

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