Meta Awarded $36M Over Ad-Fraud Scheme Targeting Agency Employees

A federal magistrate judge on Tuesday recommended that Meta Platforms be awarded a $36 million default judgment against four residents of Hanoi, Vietnam, who hijacked the accounts of advertising and marketing agency employees in order to perpetrate an ad fraud scheme.

‘Yellowstone’ Actor Charged With Disability Payment Fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Yellowstone” actor Q’Orianka Kilcher has been charged with illegally collecting nearly $97,000 in disability benefits while working on the TV show, authorities announced Monday. Kilcher, 32, […]

‘Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City’ Member Admits Fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A member of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” pleaded guilty Monday to a fraud conspiracy charge that could result in a prison sentence of […]

Mobile App Video Fraud Increases 50% YOY, Verification Surges On CTV

DoubleVerify, a software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today released its 2021 Global Insights Report, an annual study on the current state of digital media quality and […]

2 Members Of Salt Lake City’s ‘Real Housewives’ Arrested

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two members of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reality television show appeared in court for the first time Tuesday after being arrested on […]

Premion Gets TAG Certification Against Fraud

Tom Cox, president of Premion: “This recognition validates what we’ve been doing from the onset — directly sourcing inventory from premium, known publishers and using cutting-edge technology to detect and filter for fraud.”

Advertisers Dealing With Streaming TV Fraud

Advertisers are flocking to streaming TV, pursuing viewers who are spending more time watching programming on ad-supported services. But fraudsters seeking to steal some of those new ad dollars are moving in, too. Ad measurement and verification firm DoubleVerify says it detected 780 fake streaming-TV apps this year that it believes were set up by bad actors to lure spending by unsuspecting advertisers — just one of the scams in play.

FCC Votes To Create Fraud Division

It’s putting together an expert team to focus on fighting waste, fraud and abuse in Universal Service Fund programs.

Former AFTRA Exec Charged In Fraud Case

Former HBO Exec Admits Stealing $1M

A former HBO talent relations executive has admitted bilking the cable network out of nearly $1 million through fraudulent bills for services that were never rendered.