From Fake Installs to Mobile Click Fraud—Read Our Guide to Safe Partnerships in the Mobilesphere

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Even in the red-hot realm of mobile commerce, apps are particularly en fuego. According to Marketo’s Mobile Benchmark Survey, more than 50% of consumers surveyed made a mobile purchase in-app within the last month, and 40%+ of those purchases were $20+. The downside of the increasing value of apps is that where there’s $$$, there’s fraud.  Attribution fraud operators stole an estimated $300M of the entire app install market in 2017, and in 2018, studies indicated that up to 25% of all installs were fake.

To protect your partnership programs from costly exploitation, you must be able to expose attribution fraud on mobile web, in-app, and across all platforms so you can optimize terms, correctly price payouts, and expand your programs without taking on unnecessary risk. But first, you have to understand the risk.

Enter the Forensiq Fraud Lab to protect your programs

Start your journey at our Performance Fraud Directory, a great resource assembled by the  Forensiq Fraud Lab team that clearly outlines the different types of fraud most likely to affect your partnership programs—including the most common app install and install attribution fraud techniques.

Similar to desktop fraud, mobile fraud operators steal credit for legitimate performance events (e.g., intalls) by way of a sneaky redirect or hidden landing page. In-app, fraudsters may hijack a mobile device or employ other techniques to force actions and steal attribution for payable in-app transactions.

The Directory shows you how those techniques work. For example, you’ll learn how unlabeled or

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