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Mobile VPNs Promoted by 'You Are Infected' or 'Hacked' Ads


Mobile VPN affiliates are displaying scam ads that state your mobile device is infected, has been hacked, or is being tracked in order to scare visitors into purchasing a subscription.

VPN companies offer affiliate programs where web sites and online marketers can earn a commission by promoting their products. To do this, an affiliate will refer people to a VPN's site or product page using a specially crafted link. If the referred user purchases a VPN subscription, the affiliate earns a commission.

Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous affiliates who will promote products in any way that will earn them a commission. This includes scare tactics, outright lies, and scams that are displayed simply to convince a user to install a VPN app.

To promote these ads, affiliates purchase advertising campaigns on low quality ad networks that will redirect users to scam sites while they are browsing the web. Below you can see examples of one particular affiliate that...(continued)

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