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  1. NearTheEars

    NearTheEars Well-Known Member

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    Getting a little frustrated with an Amazon Ad that I'm being directed to on nearly every visit the past week or so. It takes you completely out of the forum to a new page and the back button doesn't work to return. I know sometimes you can't control how some of the ads work, but this one seems more like a scam.
     
  2. artvandelay

    artvandelay Well-Known Member

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    I keep getting the same thing. Most definitely a scam.
     
  3. rob0519

    rob0519 Well-Known Member

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    Does it take you to Amazon or some other website? If it is indeed Amazon, how is it a scam as opposed to bad coding?
     
  4. NearTheEars

    NearTheEars Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I'll take a screen shot the next time.
     
  5. artvandelay

    artvandelay Well-Known Member

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    I don't click on it. My guess is it's a scam.
     
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    Im getting emails from something that looks like Amazon telling me my orders have been cancelled when in fact I haven't ordered anything recently. There are people out there that can make a site look legit but in reality, they arent.
     
  7. NearTheEars

    NearTheEars Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Finally caught it:

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    George Liker of Things Premium Member

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    I got this a couple of times today. I assume anything like this is a scam. I suppose there is a chance that some very small fraction of the time it isn't a scam, but I'd rather miss out the one time it isn't a rip off than have my identity stolen 94 times.
     
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    I agree! :angelic:
     
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    Cosmic Commando Well-Known Member

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    My favorite part on all these is that the comments are always posted "just now", but they already all have dozens or even hundreds of likes.
     
  11. wdwmagic

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    NearTheEars Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Typically comes up when I first click on a thread. At that specific time it was the Spirited Valentine threads in news and rumors.
     
  13. UpDog71

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    These new "Ads by >" videos are making reading these forums impossible to read. I'll be in the middle of reading Spirit's assessment of TDR or how Star Wars: GE should never been in DL, and the page will jump around. Then I have to scroll up and down trying to figure out where the content that I was reading jumped to...super annoying!
     
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  14. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    I've been attempting to isolate them, proving difficult.
     
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    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    I've taken some more steps to block these. can you let me know if you continue to see them?
     
  16. MOXOMUMD

    MOXOMUMD Well-Known Member

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    Same here with the video ads you can't turn off.
     
  17. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Are you seeing those today?
     
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    MOXOMUMD Well-Known Member

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    Haven't been on much yet but will keep an eye out for it. Thanks. :)
     
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