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$2 Million Refunded From “Google Money Tree” Scam

September 20, 2012

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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 93,086 refund checks totaling nearly $2.3 million to consumers who allegedly were charged hidden fees tied to a bogus work-at-home product. By deceptively using the name and logo of the Internet search company Google Inc. and falsely promising that consumers could earn $100,000 in six months, the FTC charged, […]

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Q&A with LinkConnector on Event and Cookie Attribution

August 29, 2012

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How does a merchant decide to apportion the credit for a sale? Should the commission be paid to the last affiliate who touched the customer, or to the first affiliate who initiated the sales process? Or a mixture of the two? What if there are several affiliates involved? Allocating the credit for a transaction is […]

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Summer Conference Recap: Accountability and Compliance Take Center Stage

August 23, 2012

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It has been a busy summer for online marketing professionals. LeadsCon East and Affiliate Summit East were scheduled three weeks apart, making scheduling and planning for these important events somewhat more complicated than in years past. Despite the close proximity of the two shows, each continues to offer a different kind of value. LeadsCon attracts […]

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Walking the Line Between Commerce and Regulatory Compliance

August 2, 2012

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It is simply not possible in the current environment for an advertiser or marketer to anticipate all of the potential scenarios that might garner the attention of a regulator. Today’s advertising landscape is pro-consumer and pro-enforcement. Federal and state regulatory enforcement actions alleging unfair or deceptive trade practices are escalating at an unprecedented level and […]

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Affiliates Still Losing Commissions To Cookie-Stuffing

June 28, 2012

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The invaluable Wesley Brandi brings us his latest cookie-stuffing scammer or as he puts it, “Today’s featured fraudster” CouponsUniversity is allegedly defrauding multiple merchants while using javascript to try and conceal what is happening: What CouponsUniversity is doing a little different in their scheme, is that they pick up on the error event raised by […]

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Software for Financial Information Management, Exchange and Reporting

July 30, 2007

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UBmatrix XBRL solutions deliver broad business value to Global 2000 com-panies, governing agencies and financial exchanges. Companies and government regulators have experienced order-of-magnitude improvements in reporting and information exchange data accuracy and efficiency using UBmatrix products. Notable areas of value are in: Regulatory Reporting – The increased reporting and compliance demands on both regulators and […]

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Transforming the Last Mile of Finance

July 30, 2007

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Movaris helps finance organizations transform their Last Mile of Finance – the series of manual tasks performed during account reconciliations, SOX compliance and financial close – into a repeatable and efficient process. Today most companies experience disconnected processes between the systems used to collect and consolidate financial results with the qualitative controls, reconciliations and close […]

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Measuring the Effectiveness and Performance of Your Program

July 30, 2007

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Managing governance, risk and compliance (GRC) in the current era of enforcement, shareholder suits and explosive class action activity poses huge risks if you fail – and presents game-changing opportunities if you choose to embrace them. Over the past few years, organizations have focused significant time, energy and resources on designing, implementing and improving governance, […]

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How the New Executive Pay Reporting Rules Help Credit Analysis

July 30, 2007

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Improved disclosure of executive pay enhances the credit rating process. As compensation structures often steer management behavior, they can have direct consequences on credit quality. Moody’s therefore welcomes the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new disclosure rules on executive pay, which enhance disclosure in several areas. The rules give investors greater insight into board decision […]

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