Feds Kick Out Mortgage Scammers On Google AdWords

Nov 18, 2011 • 9:09 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google News & Finances

Google Mortgage ScamsMercury News reports the US Federal Government has shut down "dozens" of online mortgage scammers from using Google AdWords as a way to attract new victims.

This comes month after Google settled with the US to pay $500 million for illegal ads.

According to the US government, Google has since disabled 500 advertisers from using AdWords after the government closed down dozens of advertisers.

"Google should never have published these ads, but its executives turned a blind eye to these fraudsters for far too long because of the substantial revenue such advertising generates," said Consumer Watchdog's John Simpson, a frequent critic of the company.

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