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“Congrats you have won a prize” pop up?

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Odd - just had this for first time pop up on BC homepage. 

 

Using IOS12 on iPhone 7 in Safari. 

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That's not us :)

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39 minutes ago, Jakester said:

Only page open...

Only user reporting it.

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😆

In all seriousness I have passed it on up the chain and will report back. But last time we came back clear and it was a user with malware.

@Beedsteryou may have seen it when we had the issue with Google Adsense a few months ago?

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20 minutes ago, Beedster said:

I've had that as well

Was it on mobile as well?

Popups on a mobile is ALWAYS a red flag

Likelihood is there's something on the device but we'll do some digging on our side too.  If someone could please screenshot and also screenshot any of the google ads on the page at the time it would be appreciated.

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1 minute ago, ped said:

😆

In all seriousness I have passed it on up the chain and will report back. But last time we came back clear and it was a user with malware.

@Beedsteryou may have seen it when we had the issue with Google Adsense a few months ago?

Hi mate, no it was about 11.00 this morning, but it did mention Google, I didn;t spend much time checking, just shut it down quick :)

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1 minute ago, charic said:

Was it on mobile as well?

Popups on a mobile is ALWAYS a red flag

Likelihood is there's something on the device but we'll do some digging on our side too.  If someone could please screenshot and also screenshot any of the google ads on the page at the time it would be appreciated.

Yep, iPhone

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1 minute ago, Beedster said:

Hi mate, no it was about 11.00 this morning, but it did mention Google, I didn;t spend much time checking, just shut it down quick :)

What did you win?!

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Just now, Beedster said:

Outright ownership of Basschat apparently :)

Good luck with it. Cheers

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Just now, Beedster said:

You're all fired, I'm bringing back Big Beef Chief as head moderator :)

I give it a week tops 😎

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41 minutes ago, Beedster said:

You're all fired, I'm bringing back Big Beef Chief as head moderator :)

Oh god.

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57 minutes ago, charic said:

Was it on mobile as well?

Popups on a mobile is ALWAYS a red flag

Likelihood is there's something on the device but we'll do some digging on our side too.  If someone could please screenshot and also screenshot any of the google ads on the page at the time it would be appreciated.

Don’t see how it can be on non jail broken iPhone - far more likely to be a dodgy redirect in one of the ad services.

A forum I was a member of suffered from it and it turned out to be dodgy ads.

Anyway, what are the odds Beedster and I have the same taste in “exotica”? 😜

Managed to grab a pic just now:

 

 

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I reckon google have allowed a dodgy ad through. We use Adsense for some ads and it’s controlled by them. 

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Just now, ped said:

I reckon google have allowed a dodgy ad through. We use Adsense for some ads and it’s controlled by them. 

Yep, that’s what it eventually was on t’other forum. 

 

So so you’re saying I haven’t won a new phone? 

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Just had it too on IOS Safari.

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Bloody iPhones :lol:

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1 hour ago, charic said:

Actually seems to be a specific issue to iPhone

I've just found the below on that ad!
https://www.payetteforward.com/congratulations-pop-up-on-iphone-fix/

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8184705

 

I don’t think it’s device and/or user specific:

 

https://www.fastcompany.com/40516897/a-new-wave-of-bad-ads-is-hijacking-even-top-tier-websites

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I've had similar messages in the past using my PC....

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