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We apologize for the bad ads. We hope in the new year to have a solution that handles them more proactively and quickly. Thank you for your patience!
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Old Aug 18, 17, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
For everyone in Oz receiving the "Congratulations" pop-up. Does it have the same URL as the screenshot above?
Just noticed you're asking about Australia only! Didn't catch that at first.

But no, they appear to be using multiple (probably hijacked) servers and multiple ad placements. As you can see in the screenshot I attached to post 558, mine was different.
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Old Aug 18, 17, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
For everyone in Oz receiving the "Congratulations" pop-up. Does it have the same URL as the screenshot above?
Screenshot from about an hour ago
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Old Aug 20, 17, 1:00 am
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Pop up advertisement using Chrome on iOS.

Not an isolated incident, with it appearing on almost every thread I am currently trying to view on my iPhone.
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Old Aug 22, 17, 10:58 am
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Thank you both for your responses. I have handed these over to tech with your relevant info.
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Old Aug 22, 17, 6:16 pm
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Still getting the Congratulations ad here in AU on almost every page load. I haven't bothered reading FT due to this issue.

very slight change to the url links as reported over a week ago.
Anything with .club or .info should be banned

http://au_ocean.asia.gettoday.info/iphone/vol.php?

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Old Aug 24, 17, 2:49 pm
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I have been informed by our ad ops team that clearing your cookies MAY limit redirects/ad hijacks.
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Old Aug 24, 17, 4:01 pm
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I haven't had the problem for about 24 hours now. Fingers crossed
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Old Aug 26, 17, 3:08 pm
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Almost made it.

HTC 10, Chrome, on T-Mobile. The amount of ads displayed almost makes things unusable on mobile.

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Old Aug 27, 17, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
I have been informed by our ad ops team that clearing your cookies MAY limit redirects/ad hijacks.
Doesnt help for me. Cookies on my mobile are cleared regularly.
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Old Aug 27, 17, 10:09 am
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Just want to say that while I still think it's ridiculous that you remain with an ad service that serves up malicious ads and requires you to disallow each one as your users complain, I'm happy to report that I haven't had a hijack in over a month.

I hope I haven't just jinxed myself!
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Old Aug 27, 17, 10:05 pm
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Still getting the most annoying Congratulations ad on almost every page here in AU

Same link as reported above

http://au_ocean.asia.gettoday.info/iphone/vol.php
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Old Aug 28, 17, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by moa999 View Post
Still getting the most annoying Congratulations ad on almost every page here in AU

Same link as reported above
I cleared my cookies and cache in iOS Chrome and it seems to have done the trick for the past few days.
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Old Aug 28, 17, 6:00 am
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Congratulations. Congratulations. Congratulations. FFS make it stop!
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Old Aug 29, 17, 12:20 pm
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