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    Amazon Gift Card Scam

    Took me four times to login tonight because of this stupid pop up.

    I’m using the standard site, not the mobile site or app, on my IPhone X.
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    Re: Amazon Gift Card Scam

    Yup and it’s getting ridiculous, and it’s only on this site I have a issue.
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    adblocker changed my life when dealing with this site.

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    Re: Amazon Gift Card Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
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    Agreed, Ad Blocker is the way to go. Only thing is that because of all the ads getting blocked it seems slow to go between pages and back and forth on the site though.

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    Re: Amazon Gift Card Scam

    Hey there,

    We've gotten numerous reports about this on our other forums.
    These pop-ups are usually reported by users on iOS devices on Safari.
    There are fewer reports when users use Chrome or Firefox.

    One solution is to use enhanced mobile view (not available on IPads) or use tapatalk.
    Another is to turn off javascript if you're using safari, but this will make some functions not work. Settings > Safari > Advanced > Turn off Javascript
    An apple user reported that they turned it off for a while and turned javascript back on and the pop-ups came up less.

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    Maybe give this a try and see how this goes?

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    Re: Amazon Gift Card Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    Hey there,

    We've gotten numerous reports about this on our other forums.
    These pop-ups are usually reported by users on iOS devices on Safari.
    There are fewer reports when users use Chrome or Firefox.

    One solution is to use enhanced mobile view (not available on IPads) or use tapatalk.
    Another is to turn off javascript if you're using safari, but this will make some functions not work. Settings > Safari > Advanced > Turn off Javascript
    An apple user reported that they turned it off for a while and turned javascript back on and the pop-ups came up less.

    Javascript.PNG

    Maybe give this a try and see how this goes?

    Ed

    I have repeatedly received this malware pop-up on this site, and other AG sites, when using my iPad Air + Safari.

    Instead of putting the blame or corrective action on the site user, how about on your end having better screening the massive number of third party ads you place on this site, and screening the content for malware?

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    Re: Amazon Gift Card Scam

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    There are fewer reports when users use Chrome
    I guess that the reason I don't have this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    Instead of putting the blame or corrective action on the site user, how about on your end having better screening the massive number of third party ads you place on this site, and screening the content for malware?


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    Re: Amazon Gift Card Scam

    It's on our end, not yours. There is an exploit with Apple devices and some site that's allowing the popups in. They sneak in through the regular communication that places regular ads here. It's malicious coders buying ad space from Google, Rubicon, and all manner of other providers, and writing ads that trigger those obnoxious redirects when you're on a desktop skin on a mobile device. It's why we have mobile skins. It's also not localized to us, it's a global ad issue, CNN, buzzfeed, msnbc, any site that uses these adsense type ads. We're trying to catch them as we get them.

    Here's an article on it if you want to read
    https://adexchanger.com/publishers/f...oney-blocking/

    We're working on it, and for the short term if you report the link that it takes you to, I can put a specific block so at least that link shouldn't come back.

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    Re: Amazon Gift Card Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    It's on our end, not yours. There is an exploit with Apple devices and some site that's allowing the popups in. They sneak in through the regular communication that places regular ads here. It's malicious coders buying ad space from Google, Rubicon, and all manner of other providers, and writing ads that trigger those obnoxious redirects when you're on a desktop skin on a mobile device. It's why we have mobile skins. It's also not localized to us, it's a global ad issue, CNN, buzzfeed, msnbc, any site that uses these adsense type ads. We're trying to catch them as we get them.

    Here's an article on it if you want to read
    https://adexchanger.com/publishers/f...oney-blocking/

    We're working on it, and for the short term if you report the link that it takes you to, I can put a specific block so at least that link shouldn't come back.

    Ed
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    Re: Amazon Gift Card Scam

    The fix for IOS devices is to go to settings, and clear browser history while in airplane mode, then disable airplane mode.

    Google this in case I have missed a step but it's this basic, IIRC.

    To be fair, I am pretty sure that weather.com is another route to infection, and then it triggers when on this site, so I have abandoned their horrible weather reports.

    The reason I DO NOT USE THE MOBILE APP while on this site is that it is absolutely rotten, and I prefer desktop mode to actually get the best content and user experience, for New Posts, same as other AG sites.

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