'Dodgy' adverts on the site? by Duncan


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Duncan
I know that we have adverts on the site at the top and bottom. But I've just seen something concerning. An advert alleging to show that I've been unfriended by people on Facebook and offering to show me who. Now to be honest I don' give a FF if people have, but ads like this are usually targeted at insecure teenagers who click on the link and end up with some kind of malware or worse. Have we been hacked?
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Posted 12 Sep 2016, 18:32 #1 

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Arctic
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Hi Duncan
I have not seen anything nor have I had any messages to that effect, mind I do not use Facecake (FB) if we have been hacked I am sure Mick will be right on to it, i know .Org got hack early this year and i have not been able to get on since, Arctic

Posted 12 Sep 2016, 18:41 #2 

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Mick
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Not seen anything like this. The ads are directly injected by Google. Can you get me a screenshot?

Posted 12 Sep 2016, 20:35 #3 

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Dave
I saw the same ad a few days back - if it reappears I'll let you know!

Posted 12 Sep 2016, 21:13 #4 

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Duncan
Yep If I see it i'll screenshot. Currently its rustproofing.
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Posted 13 Sep 2016, 16:22 #5 

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Dave
Just spotted the advert in question!

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And here's the link, which I copied but didn't click! :)

https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead ... cemodel%3D

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Posted 13 Sep 2016, 18:09 #6 

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Mick
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Thanks Dave. With the link info I can block that ad. I'll report back what it's about.

Posted 13 Sep 2016, 18:52 #7 

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Mick
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The software advertised is, among many others, a tool for managing all your friends on various social media in one place. This bona fide software, is a genuine paid Google ad. However, IMHO the use of such software would possibly leave the user open to abuse. The ad has been blocked from the Google ads feed.

Thanks for letting me know, and giving me the link.

Posted 13 Sep 2016, 19:17 #8 

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takestock
It also is untrue. nobody has "unfriended" you. Well done for the block Mick.
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Dave....

Posted 14 Sep 2016, 08:39 #9 

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Duncan
Thanks Mick. The software maybe legit, the advert is lying to get clicks.
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Posted 14 Sep 2016, 18:28 #10 

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Mick
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Duncan wrote:Thanks Mick. The software maybe legit, the advert is lying to get clicks.


Exactly. "Clickbait" is the correct term. :( Please let me know if any more appear. They will get the same treatment.

Thanks guys.

Posted 15 Sep 2016, 09:29 #11 

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Dave
I'm getting "Low cost red diesel" now. Is this an OK one?

https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead ... ion%3Dnone

Posted 15 Sep 2016, 10:22 #12 


PaulT
Dave, just make sure it goes in to a concealed tank :)
Paul

A turkey is for Xmas not for life

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Posted 15 Sep 2016, 11:51 #13 

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Mick
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Dave wrote:I'm getting "Low cost red diesel" now. Is this an OK one?

https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead ... ion%3Dnone


That's always been around. Some people may want red diesel or kerosene for home heating. Don't be getting paranoid now. :D :D

Posted 15 Sep 2016, 21:34 #14 

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Dave
LOL!

Just off to buy some red now then :)

Posted 16 Sep 2016, 09:17 #15 


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