Saw this ad on my homepage when I logged into FB:

Offensive as this is, it gets worse because it takes you to this horribly crappy site:

Allegedly this is a charity, until you scroll down further:

It appears to actually be an MLM/Get Rich Quick/Work from Home Scam.

This was approved on Facebook? For sham, I mean, shame!

3 Comments

  1. Nick Stamoulis August 5th, 2010

    For a company that prided itself on not being a spammy social network, it really has started going that route, there are many items such as those listed above that I have seen on even my own facebook that is ridiculous. Keep your interface clean Facebook, let’s not start looking spammy it kills credibility!

  2. davidzhawk August 5th, 2010

    Agreed Nick – we’ll see if this turns out to be an anomaly or par for the course with them!

  3. DragonSearch September 29th, 2010

    Spam is going to kill social media if they dont get a handle on it soon. I feel like over half the ads are garbage site that bring you to hostile landing pages.

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David Rodnitzky is founder and CEO of 3Q Digital (formerly PPC Associates), a position he has held since the Company's inception in 2008. Prior to 3Q Digital, he held senior marketing roles at several Internet companies, including Rentals.com (2000-2001), FindLaw (2001-2004), Adteractive (2004-2006), and Mercantila (2007-2008). David currently serves on advisory boards for several companies, including Marin Software, MediaBoost, Mediacause, and a stealth travel start-up. David is a regular speaker at major digital marketing conferences and has contributed to numerous influential publications, including Venture Capital Journal, CNN Radio, Newsweek, Advertising Age, and NPR's Marketplace. David has a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. with honors from the University of Iowa. In his spare time, David enjoys salmon fishing, hiking, spending time with his family, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, not necessarily in that order.