Google Gets Sued for Ad Program Fraud

. Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP, the company who recently won a multi-million dollar settlement from Yahoo! (YHOO), Decided not to stop there and now its going after Google's (GOOG) AdSense Program. This they explains it's claim:

Google charges its advertising customers when someone "clicks" on one of their ads. During the sign-up process, users tell Google the maximum that they are willing to pay per "click."

During this process, users encounter two adjacent boxes. Into the first, customers enter the amount they wish to pay per "click" of an ad displayed on The second box is marked "optional." Into this box, a user can enter the amount they would be willing to pay per "click" of an ad appearing on a third party web page. But leaving the box blank does not prevent ads from appearing on third-party sites.
Instead, Google places the ads on third-party sites anyway. And users are automatically charged per click based on the amount they entered into the first box. This suit arises from the fact that both actions occur without the user being informed.


Google Sued for Ad Program Fraud by Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP