https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chrissie342596

Scam ad

This morning whilst doing my Welsh lesson I clicked on an ad which said something along the lines of, 'English speakers needed' and implied you could earn money from home. This then directs you to a supposed article from the Mirror regarding a successful Dragon's Den business involving investment in Bitcoin. It looks quite convincing, but with all things which appear too good to be true, it very definitely is - as usual, it's a scam. What really annoys me is that although it's very easy to find this information out with a little research, Duolingo have either not bothered to do this or even worse, have chosen to ignore it. Come on Duolingo, your site is fabulous, you can do without this kind of potentially very harmful kind of income!

March 13, 2019

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Duolingo does not hand pick the advertisements that get shown in the app. You can report inappropriate ads here: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004087366-How-do-I-report-an-ad-

March 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PannasOwen

Google decides what ads to put based on your interests. Duolingo doesn't do anything except let the ads be there

March 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAHippo

Yes, this is not the fault of Duolingo. This is Google Ads. This is based off of search history, location, age, etc. You can report the ad directly or you can go here.

March 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chrissie342596

Yes I stand corrected and have read the reply from the moderator. It's a big problem, but surely the moderators should be keeping a close eye on their own site, or am I missing something? Do different people get different ads popping up on their devices?

March 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAHippo

Yes. They get different ads. You can report individual ads. There's nothing mods can do.

March 16, 2019
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