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 USA - Citysearch faces click fraud lawsuit

Tom Lambotte is suing, because the advertising company allegedly charged him improperly for "fraudulent clicks". In his view, Cityseach failed to take any significant measures to track or prevent click fraud and fails to adequately warn its existing and potential customers about the existence and prevalance of click fraud. The incident described in the complaint seems to be of minor importance. Between December 11, 2007 and December 25, 2007 Lambotte received a total of nine clicks on his ads, between December 26, 2007 and the end of December his ad received between 12 to 16 porported clicks per day. If this sudden increase of clicks is the result of click fraud, remains to be seen. Even if this is the case, the damage the plaintiff might have suffered, might not be higher than 50 US-Dollars...

Lambotte v. IAC/InterActiveCorp. (Cal. Superior Ct. complaint dated May 27, 2008)

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