M. Adams of nimzoservices.com
has been slowly increasing the AdSense revenue for some German web sites over
the last few months. Last week he sent e-mails to the operators demanding money
for his "service" in the future. If they choose not to comply he would increase
the clicks so that Google would take notice and possibly cancel the website
owner's AdSense account.
Loose translation of the
Dear Mr. XY,
you probably have
noticed an increase in your AdSense revenue during October. This is a direct
result of us including your website in our test program.
For details see
As you can learn
from your latest payments from Google, our concept works very well. We have
about 1000 German employees to test web sites...
With their help
we are able to increase the number of web site visitors and income from
We are also able
to "destroy" AdSense accounts by increasing the click rate so that Google will
notice it and delete the account.
As you surely can
understand, we want to participate in the revenue increase. So far we have no
contractual relations. There are two options for you:
You reject our
offer and refuse to pay us money. In this case we will stop our activities.
However, you risk loosing your latest revenue and your AdSense account.
You accept our
offer and pay us 50% of the increased revenue. We then will continue to slowly
increase the revenue.
I believe it is
an easy decision for you. The second alternative is a win-win situation for both
Please let us
know your decision immediately.
The case was discussed in more
detail in the
abacus forum. Google has been notified by several webmasters and
they have already tracked down a Mr. Lutzenberger as the real person behind the
December 3, 2005:
Geschäftsmodell AdSense-Missbrauch, Heise:
"Wie verschiedene Teilnehmer des Werbeprogramms Google AdSense berichten (1,
2), manipuliert ein angeblicher Michael Adams der in Panama ansässigen
Firma Nimzoservices.com die Zugriffe auf AdSense-Werbeeinträge."
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