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    AzoogleAds.com Under Investigation

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    Not too many details there. What are they doing with ringtones?

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    This might have something to do with it:

    http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archive...n-big-trouble/

    So from reading that, in general they're looking for any network/affiliate that does stuff like cramming, marketing stuff as free when it really isn't, deceptive advertising kind of thing.
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    humm.. that is interesting and I will dig around

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    I searched a few terms today in Google and found an affiliate within a couple minutes who was promoting free ringtones that are not free.

    Looks like there needs to be a gigantic legal decision to get the attention of some folks.
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    I can't say I'm particularly surprised by this. There is an argument that ALL affiliate marketing is deceptive advertising but those ringtone offers are particularly unclear.

    However AzoogleAds are not the company behind the ringtone ads as far as I know - so, surely, any legal case should be brought against the company offering the 'not-so-free' ringtones rather than an online marketing company like Azoogle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark
    However AzoogleAds are not the company behind the ringtone ads as far as I know - so, surely, any legal case should be brought against the company offering the 'not-so-free' ringtones rather than an online marketing company like Azoogle.
    See the landing page where the phone number is entered: http://offers.blinko.com/3/?offer_id...k_hash=11byb5u

    Below the scrolling disclaimer it reads:

    "Designed and Marketed by AzoogleAds"

    This is the page where the action takes plave after clicking an ad on Google for "Free Cingular Ringtones"
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    OK, so Azoogle designed and marketed the landing page but are they the actual company providing the ringtones?

    If not, wouldn't legal action against THAT company be more worthwhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark
    OK, so Azoogle designed and marketed the landing page but are they the actual company providing the ringtones?

    If not, wouldn't legal action against THAT company be more worthwhile.
    I am not a lawyer, so I can't really say, but I would think the ultimate responsibility would fall on the network managing the campaign, as well as the affiliate(s).
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