Despite all the warnings from regulators and FinTelegram about the fraudulent crypto campaigns, Google – with the exception of Google UK & Ireland – continues to accept money from scammers and run their ads. In doing so, the scammers are working through Russian fake publishers who appear to be working with hijacked data from existing Russian companies. We have found four new fake publishers in today’s review and included them in our list.
|Scheme||Russian Google Game|
|Activity||Promoting fraudulent crypto campaigns via Google|
|Promoted scam brand||Bitcoin Prime, Bitcoin Revolution, Bitcoin Evolution|
Bitcoin Loophole, Bitcoin Up, Bitcoin Code, and others
|Fake Russian publishers||Lintech Motions (https://lintechmotions.com/)|
Bed and Pool (https://bedandpool.com/)
Evaluate Debt (https://evaluatedebt.com/)
Portsmouth Electricians (https://portsmouthelectricians.com/)
Touches Stamps (https://touchesstamps.com)
Lowrys Mechanical (https://lowrysmechanical.com)
Your Visualisis (https://yourvisualises.com)
Cognitive Mattress (www.cognitivemattress.com)
|Landing pages||https://whetherk.com, |
The fraud narrative
While searching for “Bitcoin Code,” we today discovered the four Russian fake publishers Blackmodels, Evaluate Debt, Bed and Pool, and Lintech Motions. These four publishers have apparently hijacked the data of Russian companies and work as their clones.
The truth is, that it should be very easy for the Google algorithms to detect these fake publishers. However, Google does not seem to want to do that. Evidently, the U.S. search giant prefers to continue to generate profits with these fraudulent ad campaigns.
Today, the fraudulent ads lead, among others, to the website Warminvest (https://warminvest.top). The landing page is therefore different from the publisher’s domain, which is also a violation of Google’s guidelines.
If you have any information about Russian Google Game and its operators, please let us know through our whistleblower system, Whistle42.