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Anybody Getting One Of These?
I think I'm being blackmailed?

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Msg#: 4485256 posted 12:33 am on Aug 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Got this comment on one of my blogs..........

"I'm going to disable your adsense account....by you know...invalid clicks...if you not want then contact me at ......"

and then they leave me their email address.

Now when I first saw it I just laughed because why would he leave his email address.

Anyway I do remember a time back when they were talking about Adsense pirates so I guess that is what this is.

Wonder if I should report them to Adsense?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member play_bach us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4485256 posted 4:04 am on Aug 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

I wouldn't do a thing. A few years ago I had some 150 clicks from a single IP come in (who knows why), AdSense rightly just ignored them.


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Msg#: 4485256 posted 5:37 am on Aug 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

I had a couple of thousand clicks on the day after a troll was banned from our forums, and Google ignored all of them. I didn't move a finger.


Msg#: 4485256 posted 10:07 am on Aug 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

I used to have this happen every few months, someone decided to hammer a few hundred clicks across several domains. Google rightly ignored them however they used to leave the invalid clicks there which made the CTR and eCPM look terrible.

I'm not too sure if they delete them nowadays, I have a funny feeling they do since I haven't had this kind of activity for maybe a year therefore if they do delete them before we see them we wouldn't even know.

A plausible explanation as to why some of us sometimes see delayed stats.


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Msg#: 4485256 posted 1:24 am on Aug 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have a stats tracker for my sites and have also seen a number of clicks that I would classify as suspicious and like you have said Adsense has ignored them in my case too.

I just don't remember them being blatant enough to actually send me email


WebmasterWorld Senior Member sgt_kickaxe us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time

Msg#: 4485256 posted 9:28 pm on Aug 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

Don't ever respond to messages like that, they will get bored and move on eventually.


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Msg#: 4485256 posted 5:43 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Don't reply, but forward it to the computer crime unit of the police. Blackmail per email is illegal too ... He's probably blackmailing others as well.

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