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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by Rob » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:38 pm

The ads are provided by Google so I have no control over them. I report any that are mentioned but ulimately its up to Google to decide if they break their advertising rules or not.

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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:40 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:38 pm
The ads are provided by Google so I have no control over them. I report any that are mentioned but ulimately its up to Google to decide if they break their advertising rules or not.

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Thanks for explaining the situation Rob.
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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by Essjay » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:09 pm

Yes, thanks again Rob, in fact I’ve just started to notice the same ad on other forums, so we’re not alone!

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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:47 pm

Essjay wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:09 pm
Yes, thanks again Rob, in fact I’ve just started to notice the same ad on other forums, so we’re not alone!

Steve
I think it must be a google setup that if its displayed on your machine they display it else where.

Had this on other items that are random items and would take some random setting to have both adverts on pages not related.

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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by thejanners » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:28 pm

I dont see any adverts on my PC althought I do use Malwarebytes - might be worth a try

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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by Essjay » Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:17 pm

It is a great temptation to use some form of Ad-blocker, however it’s been mentioned before that the forum does get it’s income from advertising, so I’ve tried to avoid adblocking on here, as it’s not too bad, and I’ll try to continue until/unless it becomes too intrusive.

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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by DaveM » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:09 pm

I mean, really, if you are going to click on some link that offers you £1000 for free...
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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by Essjay » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:02 pm

It’s not a case of clicking on the link, it’s the fact it’s there in the first place!

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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by tyronelambert » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:47 pm

Never saw it since I joined this forum. Might be based on browser too? I am using Opera.

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Re: Amazon scam on front page

Post by Essjay » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:18 pm

I haven’t seen it for a while now, mainly because I got so fed up with the ads appearing anywhere, especially in the middle of posts, I’m sorry to say I had to resort to a decent adblocker, so now I don’t see any.

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