Advertising for the popular Quokkah ads website is being paid via fake emails, according to new research by the University of Queensland.
Quokka, which has an average daily traffic of approximately 50,000, is a popular online advertising platform for people who use their Quokkas to advertise services or to promote themselves.
But the researchers said that in one of its many advertisements it appeared to advertise itself as a healthcare company that offered services to people who had previously visited the Quokksa site.
“This appears to be an attempt to appear to be the Quokiasex company that offers services to individuals who have visited the site before,” Dr Tim McBride from the university’s department of health systems said.
“The advert is very generic and very misleading.”
The advertisement included the following message: “The best place to get medical advice, or anything else, is in QuokKah.
We’ll help you find it.
It appears to have been paid for by a man who registered an account with the company.
“There are two people who are using that email address to register,” Dr McBride said.
“One of them is making payments on behalf of the other.
That would seem to suggest there’s a connection between the two.”
We think the only way to know for sure is to ask the two people, and if we can confirm that that is the case then we’ll publish the details.
“Dr McBride says it is unclear how many people were registered for the Quoksa account, or how many advertisements had been posted online.”
I’d say that the company itself hasn’t been involved in the advertisement,” he said.”[The advertiser] has been paid through a third party, and they haven’t provided us with any data that they are aware of on the nature of the transaction.
“A spokesperson for Quokkan, which operates as a partnership between the Queensland Health Services (QHS) and Quokkhah, said it would not comment on internal enquiries.”
As the QHS and Quokskah operate in a transparent and professional way, the organisation does not comment or respond to external queries,” they said.QHS declined to comment.
Dr McBean said there was no evidence to suggest that the Quokoas’ advert had been paid.”
In the absence of any data to indicate that the advertiser is paying the Quokenas for advertising, it is difficult to assess the value of this advertisement,” Dr MacBean told the ABC.”
It’s certainly not worth a fortune.
“The Queensland Health Service has not yet released any data on the amount of money being paid by advertisers for the advertisements, nor has it said whether the ads were placed on the QuOKkah website.QKS has said the ads did not appear to violate any advertising policies and that it was up to the advertisers to make the ads clear.
The researchers, who wrote about their findings in the journal, AdWords, said that while Quokkos ads were typically displayed on the QKS website, it was not unusual for them to be removed.”
To date we have identified only two instances in which Quokko advertisements appeared to be posted on QKS,” the researchers wrote.”
Neither of these instances was by the QK’s own employees.
“Topics:health,health-policy,advertising,trends-and-disasters,quokka-3850,qld,australiaFirst posted February 23, 2020 11:57:46Contact Sarah Lee