Nowadays scammers have turned out to be more smarter at hiding their identities and making it more difficult for publishers to track them. So if redirects keeps attacking you then follow these steps to identify and eliminate the scammers:
PART 1 : FIRST CONNECT YOUR PHONE WITH A CHARLES PROXY
- Step 1: On a Desktop or Laptop Turn the WiFi on and then connect it to the WiFi.
- Step 2: Click the Wifi icon then Open the Network Preferences.
- Step 3: Copy the Desktop IP addresses.
- Step 4: then On the Mobile or Tablet Device Select “Settings” and connect to WiFi
- Step 5: Tap the selected Wifi network.
- Step 6: then Manually insert your IP address.
- Step 7: Set the Port to these numbers 8888.
- Step 8: On the Computer or Laptop then Open Charles Proxy and Select the “red button” icon to start recording the session.
PART 2 : NAVIGATE TO YOUR APP TO CATCH A REDIRECT
The Mobile app store scammers are very intelligent enough to avoid detection. The hard part with mobile redirects is it is hard to duplicate. Keep Charles Proxy recording on while you navigating through the app.
PART 3: SEARCH FOR THE ‘ITUNES’ IN YOUR CHARLES SESSION
In your Charles session search for the iTunes.
PART 4: FIND THE REFERRERS.
PART 5: USE THE OVERVIEW TAB TO FIND ALL THE URLs OF THE REQUEST
This link may direct you to sort through until you identify a partner you can work with as a publisher.
PART 6: DOUBLE CLICK ON THE URL VALUE TO SEARCH THE RELEVANT PARAMETERS.
Your ad tech vendors will need this information.
PART 7: FIND THE LINE ITEM WHICH HAS CAUSED THE REDIRECT
Filter “secure pub” to see which of the line item has probably created it.
PART 8: STOP THE PROBLEMATIC LINE ITEM AND CONTACT YOUR AD REP
PART 9: SAVE THE YOUR CHARLES PROXY SESSION
There are probably various companies involved in a long redirect chain. Your Charles session has collected all those details contained in it so it can help you and others without consuming further time.
PART 10: YOU CAN NOW SEND ALL EVIDENCE AND ALL THE INFORMATION TO THE AD NETWORK SERVING THE REDIRECT.
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