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ARCHIVE: Report Disruptive 2018 Ads on Mobile Device & Screen Shots

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PLEASE POST SCREENSHOTS of the FULL SCREEN and report your DEVICE TYPE, OPERATING SYSTEM, BROWSER TYPE AND VERSIONS, and COUNTRY where you are browsing from in your post.This thread is strictly for the reporting of disruptive ads, including unwanted popups, page hijscks, malware attempts, etc. related to ad content on your MOBILE devicePlease refrain from discussion or speculation about technical issues if they are not reports as specified here.

Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
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!
Please see post #132 for further reading on this ongoing publishing industry issue (it's not just FlyerTalk) https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29310693-post132.html

We understand disruptive advertisements lessen the enjoyment of your FlyerTalk browsing experience. Please post all disruptive advertisement reports here; your full report (see above) will assist Internet Brands / FlyerTalk in handling these expeditiously. Admin / Tech attempts to respond to all reports speedily, but eliminating problem adverts may require communication with advertisements suppliers or devising technical solutions that may require time. (Internet Brands operates during customary and usual work hours on the U. S. West Coast; holidays, weekends, etc. are observed.)

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Old Dec 18, 18, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by acarney View Post
Iím sorry Iím not going to be a huge help since Iíve ahem ďalready taken care of itĒ on my side, but I was getting a browser highjack three or four times the last two days to some ďcongratulations! You won an amazon gift card!Ē

As I said, sorry I canít take a screen shot since itís been ďfixedĒ on my end, but something added into the rotation in the last day or two is Fing stuff up for you guys... itís totally unacceptable and made the site unusable. Hopefully you can catch it before you lose more eyes.
Thanks acarney
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Old Dec 18, 18, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Thanks acarney

Sorry I couldnít get a screen shot, I didnít even know this part of the forums existed, shows how often I venture out of the points sections! :P

Hopefully your ad service can see what new ads they started running to this site in the last 48 hours or so... speaking of which, Iíve NEVER had this issue with google and their ads... is it something site side that can be added to only allow ďwhite listedĒ ads to reach your site? (Or something) Or are these served from someone completely different then Google Adsense?
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Old Dec 24, 18, 10:14 am
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Have gotten four of these so far today. Edge on ios.
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Old Dec 24, 18, 10:47 am
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This website is literally unusable on mobile. Iíve gotten this popup every time Iíve tried to read anything today. At least 15 times.

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Old Dec 24, 18, 10:48 am
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Just got the same browser-hijacking ad twice in a row on my iPhone.

Tried attaching a screenshot, but that doesnít seem to be working for me on here, or Iím doing it wrong.
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Old Dec 24, 18, 2:09 pm
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I bought an app called Crystal for 99 cents and all of this malware spam has disappeared.
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Old Dec 24, 18, 2:22 pm
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Multiple hijacks this morning including while trying to navigate to this thread and replying the first time.

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Old Dec 27, 18, 11:01 am
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These have all been reported.

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