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Google axes ads for London congestion charge copycats

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"Google has removed ads linking to unofficial London congestion charge sites after motorists were stung by extra charges..."
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Google axes ads for London congestion charge copycats

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  • Nodding_DonkeyNodding_Donkey Forumite
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    good news, the "renew driving licence" ones seem to have gone as well :)
  • londonTigerlondonTiger
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    Wow Google doing tfl job. Astonishing!
  • agrinnallagrinnall
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    Wow Google doing tfl job. Astonishing!

    In what way is it TFL's job to remove adverts from Google?
  • good news, the "renew driving licence" ones seem to have gone as well :)

    Thank god for that!
    An opinion is just that..... An opinion
  • londonTigerlondonTiger
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    agrinnall wrote: »
    In what way is it TFL's job to remove adverts from Google?

    tfl couldn't get their fingers out of their arses and prevent unauthorised third parties from making payment on behlaf of others/

    it was requested of tfl to block these rogue sites from making payment to tfl which would destroy their little racquet. tfl - typical of public sector couldnt do it.
  • PincherPincher
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    Fight fire with fire.
    We should utilise the internet to the full, just like the crooks.
    We hire the Chinese internet secret police to track them down, then take out contracts across the globe to snuff out the crooks.
    If they are in Japan, use the Yakuza.
    If they are in Italy, use the !!!!!.
    I assume they have a Hitman R'Us in America.
    Pay them in Bitcoin, to keep it pure internet.
  • Just googled london congestion charge and followed link on the first page to londoncongestion.com website, which landed on their home page where it is explained that they are not an official tfl site. The second google page lists paylondoncongestion.co.uk and you land straight on their pay online page where there is no mention that this is not an official site. If you click on the 'home' tab then that information is apparent.
    Both these websites are using the same pages so presume they are the same company. Sneaky .......!

    Google has only done half the job!
  • theblaggertheblagger Forumite
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    Just googled london congestion charge and followed link on the first page to londoncongestion.com website, which landed on their home page where it is explained that they are not an official tfl site. The second google page lists paylondoncongestion.co.uk and you land straight on their pay online page where there is no mention that this is not an official site. If you click on the 'home' tab then that information is apparent.
    Both these websites are using the same pages so presume they are the same company. Sneaky .......!

    Google has only done half the job!

    Here you go
    Seems it was known about a month ago...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-25732440

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