How People in Pakistan are Teaching Others to Illegally Earn through ADSense

We all know that people on internet are legitimately earning thousands of dollars per month through Adsense – of course this is nothing new to you and we have discussed many case studies before on this topic.

But today, I am going to reveal those individuals and teams which are exploiting youngsters to earn illegally through Adsense. These teams are formally working in an organized manner, through which they prepare a team of around 1000 members –  where every member cross clicks other’s website and ultimately everyone earns money.

For the purpose, two investigative teams visited such so-called companies separately, and findings were really shocking for me at-least.

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By the way, all this was exposed to me when I saw a classified advertisement in “Daily Jang” on Sunday, March 22, 2009; which read “You can earn from 8,000 to 30,000 per month with spending just few hours on internet, for details visit Google Link (company’s name)”

Consequently when I visited this place, I was shocked to see how crazily and eagerly innocent youngsters were gathered there to snatch their chance of earning money through internet. I am sure they didn’t know that they are going to fraudulently earn money through an illegal way. On other side, Kabeer Khan, GM of Google Link, was very expertly revealing hidden truths of Google Adsense.

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He falsely claimed that he is member of Google Company; in fact he called himself distributor of Google. Furthermore, he said that Google give out free website to those who click their ads and so on…

Below is the audio that we (secretly) recorded, while Kabeer Khan was briefing a bunch of fellow. (Sorry for low audio quality – Please use headphone to clearly listen to Kabeer Khan)

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Other company is called PakEarn.com they have a specialized website with Franchises throughout country. They have thousands of people in their Group and are exploiting and forcing people to earn through Adsense.

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How and What These people do?

  • First of All a member is asked to get a 3 day training, for what they charge members Rs. 1,000.
  • Once training is done, they make Blogspot blog for their members with adsense account as well
  • Afterwards, they give out a list of 1000 Yahoo IDs to each member, and ask them to stay in touch with them for cross clicking
  • Out of 1000, members are asked to interact with specific members on a specific day of month – this way, each member will click a website after 7 days, to avoid fraud click detection
  • Members are asked to pay the company 10 percent of their first month revenues

Message for FIA

Guys get in action; this is your area as these people are misleading innocent Pakistanis. And believe me, people signing up for their membership are really innocent (they were asking Kabeer Khan, if he will pay them monthly or bi-monthly; they even didn’t know that Kabeer hasn’t got the guts to pay them at all, instead he is compelling them to make money for him)

I am uploading their website and postal address details in this ZIP file (Size: 1.43 MB) for FIA to download and grab these people.

Message for Pakistanis

Don’t go to such companies at all. Google Policy does not allow you to fraudulently click on ads individually or collectively. You can find Google’s Policy (rules) for Adsense here: https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=48182

Still you can earn thousands of dollars by legitimate ways, just like many other people on internet (from Pakistan). Also note that if you can not make website, leave this thing – and work in the area of your interest. It is just like that i can’t be a jeweler, while I know they earn huge money.

Allah has written your livelihood and you gonna get it anyway; either though good or bad means; so its better if we get it through good means only.

Message for Bloggers

Please spread the word, and save this country as,

  • If these groups mature, Google may think of blocking Adsense in Pakistan as whole – and we all may end up with empty hands
  • Also those advertisers, who are achieving their targets through Adsense – are loosing their money; save them as well

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


    • Aamir, while I applaud your efforts in this I think you are doing a great disservice to Pakistan for the following reasons:

      1: Through schemes such as this, more and more youngsters are learning about the possibilities of the internet and blogging and teamwork.

      2: It is Googles job to deal with these issues and they have been unable to tackle these scams ALL OVER THE WORLD and just pass the costs on to their advertisers. They really don’t care.

      3: By highlighting this issue in this way you are providing an excuse to companies such as Google, Paypal etc. to make scapegoats of Pakistan and Pakistanis and to try to keep them away from learning and understanding about the internet and it’s uses and problems.

      4: I was in the UK IT industry before email and internet became common (1989 onwards) and all of these countries went through similar growing pains which actually helped them to formulate their own policies and procedures aswell as creating experts by allowing a free culture to grow.

      Articles such as this are STAMPING on a fledgling internet userbase, internet awareness and blogging, website creation, software development, freelance writers etc.

      Remember Pakistan created the first computer Virus and is in the history books for doing so and this is actually an achievement.
      Allow Pakistan to flourish.
      There are enough external enemies adn companies such as Google can afford to handle these things themselves.

      • (I just saw this old post)

        I agree with DocMood. Its Google’s job to handle all those loop holes in their system. If some people are using their brains to team up and earn something how can it be illegal ? If I visit your website and you visit mine, how can it be illegal ?

  • wonderful reporting!
    I think these Google Adsense scams are dime a dozen in India. They have been catching them for some time now (I do not have any reference to give here, sorry).
    And yes, the sooner an end is put to these schemes, the better. Hopefully, the cyber laws enacted in Pakistan can help solve this problem as well…

  • n now I kno y google has been so strict on account policies against accounts from pk.
    applause for motivating fia against such ppls

  • This is not something new, infact this business is shamelessly advertised in Pakistan.

    2 years ago, I came across such secret groups on internet, all members are from different geographic location and gathered for same cause, i.e click on eac others adsense enables sites.

    To-date many such groups exist all over world including Pakistan. People earning a good fortune through such participation.

  • This is the height of foolishness..these are the dirty pool of people that always makes hurdles for us & creates bad images of ours among the world. due to this we cant get growth in internet marketing, I just got the answer why paypal is still not offering their services in pakistan. india is far away from us in this case. the authorities needs to take actions agaings this. Tnx for publishing it.

  • Look people go for easy money every now and then. This is the basic instinct. People play with innocents but in-return they are giving away money (providing income source).

    Tell me how many times you have seen advertisement about people telling others to earn legally on Google (via Adsense)?. This is the basic reason that the innocents fall to the devils den. Bring something for the innocent crowd legally and i hope they won’t mind playing with it.

    You have to teach the public that how they are being frauded. How they can do these things on their own. How can they keep their hands clean. Thats all on You (people who know adsense).

  • There are more fraud out there if you see them every one is doing so. Some people now that they are doing so and some dont and still doing it.

  • @Bilal zeb
    Such groups exist in India and China too… just that they keep them low-profile are are not stupid enough to advertise in newspapers. Someone should poke Badar about this :D

  • Yeah. it is completely illegal. and they wont even pay you for that. I guess FIA should take strong action against them and PTA should block all their communications. I do forex trading and it is completely legal and makes money.

  • I appreciate ur initiative. I saw a similar banner in our area too few months ago. I’ll search for their office and will try to further investigate.

    To create more and more awareness, If you allow, may I post this topic to my blog with credits to you?

  • But I am sure, this is not only in Pakistan, many other will be doing similar things outside Pakistan too. So we should concentrate and highlight the problem, not the location of the problem.

  • Pakistaniyo baaz aajao.. Why people use their brains for such purposes? Spoiling Pakistani and Muslims name all over the world.. And in abroad other people use to say us Paki. Rather people belong to India or some where else.. just they seems to be asian (browns) and named that Paki B######…Damn…

    People work hard to make positive impact and respect infront of other rather then doing these frauds.. DO YOU FORGET LIFE AFTER DEATH?

  • عامر یار بہت بڑا فراڈ اوپن کیا آپ نے! اب بلاگر جاسوسی بھی کرنے لگ گئے ہیں!

    Amir you did a great job!

  • As aamer is hoping for Cyber Crime Wing to spread its wings and bring some nasty people under its umbrella, the senate standing committe is busy in telling us that some clauses in Cyber Crime Bill is against human rights. Now, i wonder if the Adsense fraudias were Jiyalas :P

    see for yourself http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=72661

  • I think that FIA do not has much to do. As such cases in terms of our culture & society are not even considered close to cyber crime.

    Secondly & most importantly FIA might not be interested in taking any action unless complaint is filed by affected party, i.e, Google.

    However, for people who didnt like practices of these guys, the good news is that google use a very sophisticated system to detect and block such accounts over a period of time.

    The only good thing that I can smell out of whole this story is that they are earning some foreign exchange, which our Govt needs badly.

  • First of all I must say that your article is excellent. There are many cheat companies running in Pakistan offering guaranteed money making machine business. The fact is these companies can’t guarantee their earnings how can they guarantee yours? They are misleading and using you for their own benefits, not for mutual benefits!

    I would like to convey people there is no word like “easy money” and if you try to make money easily then you may gain short-term advantages but on other hand loose long-term benefits. Another thing which I want to convey is every on-line business comes which on-line teacher i.e. search engines, just type your query (for e.g. what you want to do) and you will get as many as 100,000 results explaining how do it yourself.

    People out there, on-line business is comparatively easily to off-line business because you don’t to have request people by visiting each one of them physically, you just spread word on-line (email, facebook, etc…). You cannot become people like Microsoft or Google with these unethical business activities. You can be like these giants if choose right direction, smart business is not a problem but imprudent business is a problem.

  • thanks dear else i wanted to learn these things , it’s the same as the boy told me about it and i am sure no body take risk regarding this, and as i know that person so i am revealing his name and his address so just take care of yourslf and your money bye

  • Please don’t pose it to only pakistan. Cuz this is a global issue cuz every body on yhis earth want money so as pakistani. Why you peples take every thing against pakistan. if you search this topic even on google search you have found as many tip from all over the world on above mentioned issue.
    Thanks Hope you will never mind. But don’t think that only Pakistans doing thing..

  • Good investigation work.
    In my experience, usually agencies response to such things very late. But PROPER awareness can play a great role to STOP such practices. Now this is our responsibility to promote this article to maximum people.

    We should not be reluctant to SPREAD this awareness. Sometimes we fell that we don’t have direct link to such companies/people, but eventually this IGNORANCE will disturb YOU. Remember! “Small things are big things”.
    Javed Iqbal
    Educator|Empowerer|Entrepreneur
    [email protected]

  • WELL MR. AMIR, I THINK GOOGLE WAS NOT GOING TO CLOSE THE PROGRAM FOR PAKISTAN DUE TO THESE PEOPLE, BUT NOW GOOGLE WILL DEFINITELY THINK ABOUT IT, AS NOW YOU HAVE DRIVEN THEIR ATTENTION TOWARDS IT BY PUBLISHING THIS SORT OF STUFF. I CONGRATULATE YOU ON TRYING TO STOP THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE THAT IS COMING INTO THE COUNTRY —–

      • AMIR, THIS THING HAS BEEN GOING ON IN INDIA, USA, UK AND ALL OVER THE WORLD AND GOOGLE DOES NOT BOTHER ABOUT THIS, AS THEY ARE HAVING NO EXPENSE FOR THIS AND PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON ADVERTISERS. BUT, BY THIS SORT OF STUFF THEY WILL SURELY BLOCK THE ADSENSE PROGRAM FOR PAKISTAN, AS YOU HAVE PROVIDED THEM WITH THE PROOF, WHICH THEY COULD NOT FIND ON THEIR OWN. YOU THIS THING HAS BEEN GOING ON IN PAKISTAN FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS OR SO AND A LOT OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS ARE EARNINING VIA THIS PROGRAM AND YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKE THEM UNEMPLOYED. I WILL ONLY SAY JUST THINK IN FAVOR OF PAKISTAN, AS THIS THING IS GOING ON ALL OVER THE WORLD AND NO ONE CAN DETECT THIS UNTIL AND UNLESS IT IS POINTED OUT, AS YOU DID IN THIS POST.

      • Here’s another suggestion. Report the people who lie and cheat and steal in this country and buy stolen mobiles and other goods and bring the Pakistani people into disrepute.

        Convince your fathers and brothers and uncles and sons to stop cheating and lying in their day to day lives.

        That would be worthwhile wouldn’t it? Or are you all just worried that the inovation shown by these people in making money from Google whilst staying within their published rules shames your level of innovation?

        Just a suggestion…don’t take it personally :)

  • We have bigger issues then this…Its not big crime while you are living in country with utmost terrorism and when Jobless rate is way high..atleast its making them work and learn technology..it may be a crime regsitered in USA not in Pakistan…

    The biggest crime is what USA is doing by monitoring all the data and voice from Pakistan…

    Next time dont post such topics which is not important at the moment , we dont live in Estonia or Sweden ok and such cases are hppening in UK,USA also..Once we slove bigger issues of this country then we may should think about this one.

    These companies are not selling drugs or weapons .

  • Ali Yahweh, I agree with you, that in Pakistan we don’t have major issues like selling drugs, alcohol, etc… But if you get into innocent people shoes you will then realize that people are paying these companies for free services such as blogger, google adsene accounts, etc… How do you describe these activities?

    People who would like to learn and earn money ethically; I can offer them free advice, resources for learning and earning on weekends after having permission by admin (Aamir Attaa).

  • if thats the case then we all should be jailed for using Pirates Software and distributing serial keys to friends…NOW DONT TELL ME NONE OF YOU have ever used pirate Software…

    Using Pirate Software is Ethical? NO!

    Let not talk about Ethics and Principles here,,we are a struglling Country not even a developing country..If these two companies make you earn then let these MASSES earn…

    • Agreed with Ali Yahweh.

      Please stop shoe polishing. Why we never asked Google to stop discrimination when it comes to click rates ?

      If bloggers in Europe and America can earn $50 or even more per click, why poor Pakistanis, no matter how good blogger they are and working their *** off, end up hardly earning $0.01 per click for the same keyword. Is this it something negligible or small issue ?

      Aamir is making a hue n cry like “WHY people are collecting water drops from a leaked main stream water pipe”.

      How can you call it illegal ?

  • Also check the brighter sides of the story where young bloggers making handsome money online legally in Pakistan..

    Young Pakistanis Included in Top 30 Earning Bloggers Globally
    http://www.earnpakistani.com/blog/?p=28

    Young Pakistani Duo Listed in World’s Top 3 Young Bloggers
    http://earnpakistani.blogspot.com/2009/03/young-pakistani-duo-listed-in-worlds.html

    As far as click fraud is concerned its a global issue it happens all over the world and i guess Google has some measures to identify and blog the publishers using the click fraud..

    Please also highlight the positive aspects of Pakistan alongwith the negative sides so our global image improve.
    Regards

  • Ali Yahweh, private software’s are illegal, understood but do you sell them on charging some buddy? You get it free and you distribute it free, isn’t it? Here what I want to establish is, companies like GoogleLink charging innocent people for free services and filling their bank accounts with innocent people money.

    • I will only say that you stop using the illegal softwares and then point your finger on these activities. After all these people are showing the unemployed persons a way to earn some money. If you can do the same for thousands of those people in a legal way, then please give suggestion, otherwise do not support things that are going to make people unemployed and stop the foreign exchange flow into the country. I think you all will get my point, in the end these people are brining in the foreign exchange…..

  • Ali Yahweh, *pirate software’s are illegal, understood but do you sell them on charging some buddy? You get it free and you distribute it free, isn’t it? Here what I want to establish is, companies like GoogleLink charging innocent people for free services and filling their bank accounts with innocent people money.

  • Now then the question is what are the legal methods of earning money through internet?

    I highly appreciate the article, but he did not suggest the right way of earning money nor did he advise those involved in wrong earnings, the right means of Halal Earnings.

    Please suggest us.

  • Thanks farooq for the useful, I agree with you, positive side should be highlighted as well more than negative.

  • Khurram: If you get drugs for doesnt mean you distribute it for free also…My point was on “ethics” We can point fingers to these poor “Adsense Companies” atleast in 1,000 rupess people are getting literate on Internet Marketing..i dont want to take this topic further as i dont see any point anymore.

    Zee Waqar:People who cannot write an essay in english you want them to BLOG!! Excuse Me.. your reference is totally IRRELEVANT..Secondly read the article carefully they both live abroad

    • @Ali Yahweh For your information, they live in Pakistan…check their websites..

      I agree with you that successfull blogging is not everyone’s game..but if they are trained to do cheating they can also be trained to do blogging professionally…

      Giving training to cheat…Its not OK!!

  • Thanks alot for giving this useful and eye opening information… Me bhi in logon ka shikar honay se bch hya kyu k boht se newspapers me in k ads dekhay hn aur me soch rha tha k kyu na in ki websites k through earn kia jaye!!! Lekin aap ne in logo ki asliat bta k sb ki EYES khol di hn…… Thanx Again…..
    best of luck and Keep it UP….

  • Great post! Great effort!

    No doubt, Google AdSense is the only internet-based contextual advertisement program in Pakistan that helps web site owners make real-money. Many people in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad across Pakistan are fairly and successfully making good money using it.

    But, unfortunately some bad people in Pakistan and other countries are misusing Google AdSense and misguiding others by selling some ready-made fake tiny web sites or blogs and asking them to participate in some ‘click groups’ that click each others ads. Google strongly warns their publishers NOT-TO-CLICK on your own ads or NOT-TO-ASK others to click on your ads. So, BE CAUTIOUS!

    I have noticed some ads in ‘Daily Jang‘ Classified – I realize that Jang Group should notice such people and should NOT publish such ads in thier well-known newspaper.

    Syed Najam Ahmed
    Qualified Google Advertising Professional
    Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Read complete article here:
    http://beverlyhomesdevelopers.com/real-estate-property/adsense-scam-in-pakistan-some-people-are-mis-using-mis-guiding-people-about-adsense-in-pakistan-be-aware-2009-03-23.php

  • @Aamir

    AOA TO ALL MY READER BROTHERS!

    Mr.Aamir can you just explain us that for what purpose you have opened your website and how long it have been that you are working on your website and how much you are earning from google adsense.

    i have personally visited that institut and i have found that they are just teaching people how to get legale benifits from internet through there website by google adsense such as you are earning and i think you don’t want people to enter in this competition with you because you are a narrow minded person.

    AGAR AP SACHHAY HA TU ES FORUM PER ALLAH KO KHAAZIR O NAZIR JAAN KAR KAHO KEH APKI NIATT MAY KO KOOT NAHI HA.

    INFACT I VISITED THEM AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE BUT I WHEN GET THERE I ASKED THEM FOR THEIR LEGAL EXISTANCE AND FOR YOUR KIND INFORMATION THEY ARE AUTHORISED WITH GOVT, THEY HAVE NTN,(NATIONAL TAX NO). THEY HAVE ALSO MORE PROJECTS FOR INTERNET SUCH AS DATA ENTRY, ADD PASTING ETC AND THEY HAVE ALSO APPLIED FOR TRAD MARK LINCE.

    ACCORDING TO MY PERSONAL INFORMATION THEY ARE WORKING FROM THE LAST ONE YEAR IN ISLAMABAD AND THEY HAVE RECENTLY MOVE TO RAWALPINDI AND THEY HAVE PROPER ADDRESS IN PROPER LOCATION AND WELL KNOWN PEOPLE AS WELL GOOD ATTITUDE.and if they would decieving people then FIA would must take action against them around a year before and i am sure FIA is definitly awar of their duties and responsiblities to protect people from the decievers.

    THATS OVER

  • MY KIND ADVISE TO ALL BROTHERS THAT

    Mr Aamir is and the said institute have the same bizness.

    you all should know what kind of relations will we espect from both parties.

  • hi

    yaar koi sahi web site nahi bata raha , koi to bataooo

    try this and tell me it really working or no

    i found it u plz also check and tell me

    ou want to earn MONEY just click on link http://www.clixsense.com/?2752794 below or copy paste in your search bar and register your self

    its totally free and you will get as much as you want in one month i

    earned 6000$. Its a gift for you . you will st ur own life


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