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Ryan [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
13 years ago2,943 views

Yeah, people have done this to some of the sites of my company.

If you search for one of my company's domain names, you get ads..all of which just have a title of our domain name... and claim to be us!!

Brokerblogger [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

In Google ads or offers anywhere, deception using the word "free" has been a long time problem.

I blogged about how something may be "free" but the "shipping and handling" charges were where the profit was in "Sometimes Deceptive-Misleading Websites Say 'FREE'".
brokerblogger.com/brokerblogge ...

The "Free Trial" of vitamins situation in that same post was a perfect example of what the Federal Trade Commission calls "Prenotification Negative Option Plans".
ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/produ ...

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