Only site I get this on... Scam?

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  1. Joe13

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    Getting a weird pop up on my cell phone, only from this site. I ignored it yesterday but again today received another.

    It pops up and says I have won or been selected to recieve a free gift with no options to back out of it without closing the tab I am using.


    Here is a screen shot of the page it takes me too:

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    So IS THIS LEGIT? Or is it a scam as I suspect?
     
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  2. IronMonster

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    The web address not being anything to do with AT&T or NWFA should be a dead giveaway in my book
     
  3. WAYNO

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    I'd sure like to see an official answer. I also see it as a fishing or other scam.

    But with the never ending stream of commercial ads that permeate this site, to the point of locking up my computer, there's no way I could ever know if an ad is just a disgusting inconvenience or worse, a criminal scam. Either way, I don't touch this crap with a ten-foot pole. The continual advertising often causes me to go visiting elsewhere.

    WAYNO.
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

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    Man, thats not good. Ill keep an eye out for the same type of thing. So far my phone doesnt get any strange pop ups, Ill check my email though..

    Maybe you have a wealthy Nigerian Prince who is a member here on NWFA that wants to give you crate upon crate of ammo, all you have to do is send him a $300 Wells Fargo Money Order for shipping. :cool:
     
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  5. Joe Link

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    This is definitely not something we have anything to do with. I'm going to investigate now.

    If anyone else sees this, please let me know.
     
  6. nextgenar

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    I just got the same thing.
     
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  7. Larrytpdx

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    You might try AdBlock and Flashblock. i run both on my Firefox browser but they also have for Chrome, Edge, Explorer
     
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  8. pietro beretta

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    I suspect that there is a rouge advertiser in among with the legit ads - it happens all the time. NorthwestFirearms.com puts in a simple HTML/CSS/JAVA code and the advertiser puts whatever ads they want. NWFA gets paid per click through. However, in this case there may be a rouge ad that got put in with the legit ads.

    This is why I use ad blockers. I understand that Ads help with revenue... However, when ads are one of the most exploited tools used to phish or install malware onto a machine, I protect the safety of my identity with ad blockers. A while back there was an ad on Yahoo that ANYONE navigating to their page got infected without having to click on anything, it was bad.
     
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  9. Joe13

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    You got it for $300!!:eek:

    I sent them $1000 and still haven't seen anything in return:confused:

    Thanks for the update Joe!

    I wouldn't think much of it if I were on a laptop but it's weird not having the option to close a link without it sending me to the page anyway on an iPhone.


    I don't have a Facebook so I couldn't verify that part and I saw the Amazon part of the address and figured it was most likely a scam but also would feel dumb if there was a giveaway I wasn't aware of an ignored it.

    I think the being on a phone thing is what threw me a bit.

    I used to be highly tech savvy but the older I get the less I care and the more I look for things built before the 1960's;)
     
  10. Dyjital

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    Bravo to the author of that ad.


    Easy guys, it reads cookies of saved addresses and inserts {Website Name} followed by any generic script with {IP Address} which supposedly shows it's valid but any website can pull your IP.
     
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  11. CoastRange57

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    I run both on Chrome, along with Trend and Kapserky or what ever the hell it is. No problems, I am running that on 7 different machines and have not had any problems.

    If you guys would back off the Russian porn sites a bit you might find less garbage on your machines.
     
  12. bbbass

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    My stepdaughter is driving me nuts by sharing every Facebook come-on that exists. :mad:
     
  13. RL001

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    I had the same issue about 6 months ago.
     
  14. Joe13

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    I have not had this issue repeat since last I posted in this thread so @Joe Link fixed something:)
     
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