1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    How many times have you guys seen that page redirect with popup message: CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED for blah blah? I'm using a brand new phone with NO apps installed.
    EgretOwl2 likes this.
    05-25-2017 12:45 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is this on the app or the mobile site? I recommend posting here if you're talking about the site, or here if you're talking about either of the apps, so that the site admins are aware of this kind of deceptive and intrusive ad.
    05-25-2017 09:09 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    05-26-2017 08:25 AM
  4. flyingkytez's Avatar
    It's happening right now. I'm using a BRAND NEW S8. Nothing installed. All stock settings. I'm using Google Chrome browser. Happens pretty often.Screenshot_20170526-172129.jpg
    EgretOwl2 likes this.
    05-26-2017 07:23 PM
  5. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Using brand new S8
    No apps installed
    All stock settings
    Using default Google Chrome browser
    Happens randomly
    Just happened right now

    Are you guys allowing these advertisers on your site?

    See below:
    Screenshot_20170526-172413.jpgScreenshot_20170526-172129.jpg
    05-26-2017 07:27 PM
  6. Tim1954's Avatar
    Mmmm, bit sus hey...
    05-26-2017 10:31 PM
  7. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Mmmm, bit sus hey...
    Guess that's one of AC's partners?
    05-26-2017 11:10 PM
  8. flyingkytez's Avatar
    It's happening again on my V20! WHAT IS GOING ON GUYS!
    05-26-2017 11:15 PM
  9. Davidoo's Avatar
    I have been getting this crap on AC for over a week now. Much of the time there is no way to get this off your screen without a restart and cache clear of your browser. My Google Pixel XL also vibrates uncontrollably when this ad comes up. This is making your site unusable.
    kct1975 likes this.
    05-28-2017 09:31 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    [gnashing teeth]

    Is that a new tab that's opening, or a true redirect?
    05-28-2017 01:38 PM
  11. Davidoo's Avatar
    These ads are ridiculous. Every third or fourth thread I go to the Reward Center hijacks the browser for a Wal-Mart gift card or a free iPhone. This site is infected!
    05-28-2017 06:30 PM
  12. flyingkytez's Avatar
    These ads are ridiculous. Every third or fourth thread I go to the Reward Center hijacks the browser for a Wal-Mart gift card or a free iPhone. This site is infected!
    Guess it helps them pay the bills? Not if everyone migrates to a different site...
    Mr Mendelli and kct1975 like this.
    05-28-2017 11:01 PM
  13. Tim1954's Avatar
    Adguard works well....
    05-28-2017 11:53 PM
  14. Mr Mendelli's Avatar
    Is this happening only on Android Central, or is it on any other Mobile Nations sites? I'm not a moderator or anything like that, I just use the app and I've never seen anything like this. I checked the mobile site as well, there are ads, but no scam pop-ups. I wonder if this was an "executive decision" by Mobile Nations.
    05-29-2017 12:09 AM
  15. Davidoo's Avatar
    As far as i know these forums are the only mobile nations site I use. This is happening with the mobile version.
    05-29-2017 02:20 PM
  16. James Falconer's Avatar
    To @All - thanks for reporting (and thanks for your concern). We certainly do not endorse 'ads' like that. I've notified our tech team and we are working to fix the problem via our ad partner.

    Apologies for the inconvenience (and annoyance!!)
    Mr Mendelli likes this.
    05-30-2017 08:11 AM
  17. 11B1P's Avatar
    Galaxy S7 and no issues on my phone
    05-30-2017 08:20 AM
  18. David Lundblad's Avatar
    Thanks for the report - several like this...

    We are of course as upset as you are and are looking at solutions with our ad partner
    05-30-2017 10:08 AM
  19. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Is this happening only on Android Central, or is it on any other Mobile Nations sites? I'm not a moderator or anything like that, I just use the app and I've never seen anything like this. I checked the mobile site as well, there are ads, but no scam pop-ups. I wonder if this was an "executive decision" by Mobile Nations.
    Website. I don't use the app.
    05-30-2017 11:12 AM
  20. Davidoo's Avatar
    Thanks for the report - several like this...

    We are of course as upset as you are and are looking at solutions with our ad partner
    Thanks for the help. Fingers crossed as I haven't been hijacked by any of these ads for the last few hours.
    05-30-2017 11:18 PM

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