Very interesting look into click-fraud recruitment programs over at SuperAff. People are running programs whereby they encourage “searchers” to click on ads, and they split the proceeds.
The discussion thread is long and tedious, but it reveals an amazing level of stupidity which really does make you wonder about the quality of the education system these days:
“Letâ€™s steal from the people with a lot of money, not ourselves”
“If it were illegal, they would be at my door to arrest me”
“The most of the persons who are clicking are there to get any money because they need, not only to made a hobbie from this. Most of the “policers” here forgotted it and are breaking hope for a lot of people when they do their witch hunt. I am so sad about that.”
None of those involved seem to care too much about the advertisers they are hurting. The forum appeared to go offline as I was reading, but if the thread is still available, you may be able to view it here.