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Old Feb 6, 17, 10:29 am
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And, if you enter a thread and it redirects you, you lose your "reading" place in the thread and if you try to click into the thread again it just takes you back to the start of the topic!
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Old Feb 6, 17, 7:22 pm
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Browsing the FT Hilton Honors forum via iPhone, the following ad took over my Safari browser. It re-directed almost a dozen times before I stopped it and deleted the tab.

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Old Feb 6, 17, 9:01 pm
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Flyertalk ad proves emotional support animals are frauds, they're pets

Just now, there is an ad in the forums that reads "Make your pet an emotional support animal. ESA fly in the cabin free."

This is proof of abuse. All you have to do is pay for the letter and take a bogus quiz.
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Old Feb 6, 17, 9:04 pm
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Correct.

It's out of hand.

Not sure if the airlines will decide to fight it any time soon as it will certainly draw negativity, especially in this age of social media and hash-tagging trends.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 10:09 am
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Here's the Comcast variation.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 1:10 pm
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Chrome 56.0.2924.87, Windows 10, Dell, UK

When first entering FT rather than giving the Forums homepage, it says that FT is "not secure", then it brings up a series of different dodgy looking extensions or websites

eg Combo Search, Seen On Screen, "Player missing, You need Media Player to play this media", Quantumcode all of which I can't exit from without killing Chrome

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Old Feb 7, 17, 11:21 pm
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The above quoted b-games (screenshot in my previous post) keeps popping up nearly every time I open a thread on my mobile. This is ridiculous. I'll stop using FT on mobile soon if this doesn't get resolved.

iOS 10.2.1
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Old Feb 8, 17, 10:44 am
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Same spammy ads on mobile. iOS user

Please fix this once and for all
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Old Feb 9, 17, 1:07 am
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Spammy ads on iOS

viewing http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1820566-very-exclusive-facebook-group-gold-ggl-premier-only.html redirects multiple times before ending up with this:

image upload no registration
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Old Feb 9, 17, 6:03 am
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Really?

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Old Feb 9, 17, 9:56 pm
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Mobile Malvertizing

Okay this is starting to get tiring. For the last several months now, on serveral occasions, two separate advertisers when on flyertalk (Android) would randomly with out me getting near tapping an ad, redirect me to their scam pages. Just today this happened twice - in a five minute period.

The redirect today:
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Hopefully, we can get this settled out and be more selective on the advertisers IB partners with.
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..Android 6.0 / Chrome / Mobile Skin

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Old Feb 10, 17, 2:20 am
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Good luck.
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Old Feb 10, 17, 5:32 am
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Good luck.
I can always try right. It's only a matter of time before someone takes the bait or phone becomes infected.
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Old Feb 10, 17, 5:35 am
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Oh I realized just now that there's already a thread for this. Mods, mind merging it with the existing one on this?
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Old Feb 10, 17, 7:42 am
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More annoying full screen stuff without having the possibility to get back to the thread but rather had to start all over again

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