Google Scam AdWords Advertisers and Loose Court Appeal
Google AdWords Scam - 09/27/2015
Google has lost a high court appeal against AdWords advertisers, this after a lower courts decision to deny class action. Back in 2004 to 2008 Google were advertising AdWords on parked domains and error pages without disclosing this to AdWords advertisers and were charging them for those ads.
Back in 2012 a lower court denied AdWords advertisers class action. AdWords advertisers appealed and a high court judge voted in favour of the AdWords advertisers concluding that the lower court erred in its decision to deny class action status.
AdWords advertisers are adamant that Google had misled them and are now seeking restitution.
Google Adwords Scams
Google has on numerous occasions come up under the spot light when it comes to scamming AdWords advertisers and engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct like misleading titles that navigate elsewhere. That was back in 2007.
A Google spokesmen had the following to say about the courts rulings:
"We are disappointed by the Federal Court's decision that Google should be responsible for the content of four particular ads on its platform."
And back in 2011 Google forfeited $500 million to avoid prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice over pharmaceutical adverts used to sell prescription drugs illegally to American citizens.
Here is an interesting article on Wikipedia to read related to Google criticism, scam and corruption. Criticism of Google includes alleged misuse and manipulation of search results, its use of others' intellectual property, concerns that its compilation of data may violate people's privacy, censorship of search results and content, and the energy consumption of its servers as well as concerns over traditional business issues such as monopoly, restraint of trade, and "stealing ideas" from other companies.
Take the time out and read the article, it's a good read and a wake up call for all ;)