BODIS Domain Parking Scam (1 Viewing)

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Has anyone been receiving advertisements on Instagram and Facebook promoting landscaping, painting, or roof cleaning jobs? These advertisements typically feature stock videos with a voiceover instructing the viewer to click on the website and 'select' a job to apply for. Here's where things get interesting – there are no job listings on the website; only advertisements served by BODIS. These ads are displayed as 'Toronto House Painters' and 'Gutter Cleaners Toronto,' leading unsuspecting individuals to click on the advertisements.

Here are a few of the (many) domains being used:
  • bestroofingcompaniesnearme(.today)
  • painter-painting-companies(.today)
  • hiringpaintersnearu(.pro)
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That's not exactly a scam, but it is misleading. It is ad arbitrage. This was a big thing for a while when Yahoo was still big.
 
You're right, I just couldn't think of a better title...

If anyone finds this interesting, read Juju, Inc. v. Native Media, LLC. It's an almost identical scheme that became the first case to hold that click fraud violates the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
 
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