Yesterday at Search Engine Watch Blog I wrote Click Pirates Making A Mockery Of The Text Ad Space which covers a Peter Da Vanzo post on a thread at GetPaidForums. The threads discuss a program where people sign up and work together to form one huge pool of funds by clicking in ads on sites. Yes, mass manual click fraud, done by teams of, what I like to call, "Click Pirates."
The thread is 39 pages long and has tons of concerns and laughs about click fraud. Here are some of the disturbing quotes I pulled from the thread.
You do realize that someone up the click fraud line had money stolen from them by the click fraud system set up in these two programs in order to pay you don't you? Just because you got paid from the proceeds of theft doesn't make it right because someone DID get ripped off in order to pay you. $190 worth of valid searches for the sake of searching had to come out of someone's pocket in order to pay you right? Do you even care who's pockets that money was taken from? Or is it ok as long as it went into yours?
People just don't get it, read this.
What's wrong with click fraud? Search engines are suppose to be free. People should not pay to have their listing posted.
It is fraud because he is sending you Parked Domain ads fed by google or yahoo at a ptr site.
Click Pirates, that is what they are. Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.