by John Zorabedian
on May 14, 2014
Web giants Google and Facebook have announced that they recently took down 4,000 suspicious advertiser accounts linked to more than 2,400 tech support websites.
The move to crack down on tech support scams comes with the announcement that Google and Facebook have joined forces, along with with AOL, Twitter and Yahoo, to raise awareness of malicious advertising.
The coalition's new website, TrustInAds.org
, offers tools to report bad ads to the coalition member companies, and its associated trend report
offers an interesting look inside Google and Facebook's investigation of the crooks behind phony tech support ads.