MCP Insight’s presence in IRAQ has increased exponentially between July and September. We are now logging more than 5,000 advertising flows per day with over 45% of these being VAS ads, accounting for a 36% rise in VAS ads overall.
IRAQ – Number of VAS discoveries (July-September)
Image A: Data from MCP Insight’s proprietary webtool MCP Scanner
Total number of VAS findings and websites scanned in September 2020
Image B: from MCP Insight’s proprietary webtool MCP Scanner
From a compliance perspective, across the whole market over the same period we saw a rise in Misleading advertising, particularly around false claims and claims or illustrations likely to mislead the consumer. Comparatively we saw a decrease in advertising Targeting Children. Considering our increased logging of finds over this period, this suggests a market shift in advertising tactics that put consumers at risk.
Advertising compliance issues identified across market
Image C: Data from MCP Insight’s proprietary webtool MCP Scanner
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MCP Insight is a UK based compliance and fraud monitoring company, specialising in mobile gateway traffic. Our clients include Mobile Operators, Regulators, Aggregators and Merchants. We’ve been providing solutions to the mobile payments industry across 30 territories for the past six years.