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Copperward
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Postby Copperward » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:56 am

I've gotten a number of similar advertisements as Lenlyvit popping up on my phone constantly.

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Postby Frisbeeteria » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:21 am

Copperward wrote:I've gotten a number of similar advertisements as Lenlyvit popping up on my phone constantly.

That's nice, but without links, your report is meaningless.

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Postby The Last Stars » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:15 pm

http://walmart.giftcard-2018.club/youtube-survey/index.html?isp=Sprint&brand=Samsung&model=Galaxy S7&device=MOBILE&siteid=411415&domain=411415&tdomains=411415&exchange=411415&sdomains=411415&color=411415&size=411415&region=Minnesota&voluumdata=deprecated&eda=deprecated&cep=XsLzqX3pdbmaheHnlDxbNC2ygD7AWLO7A03tMTqob0FilylJkPMGB8Jc-93AOo8rHM8jyLlXiYlAcEgn6xRlOEBWsqcxZjxYHl7XbdlmBCjVoq2McoaRkisiAm6_4Icz-5rIJYT3BjvnavjCchb_m1sKBr92N4irNPyR_sTHRREENSYP81x9ZNjQAW9yMutPdJIW-c_jbricLzCaBUVzP4rxz6ZGJaNhzSIVXeM0TqjZo8YYGNxxff9R9LtBaq06AoOlLcO3kBy-RUFp9Tdpvp7cVAfYTRhb-jv0Ngm94mZqGVNG6RPtuttxQNtD2cGkFw2tX9ofC4QR8AWGfre64ShVrDelHoKv69WQqKeP5uUaylceG3YoVAXR_8PTSscfzLGlzvHJ-YtKzGFjoRVESUsD2LGD9_S0iKrj9jLZI5N0eSVXL405y2HSCGHo5JmPxMqwE-y_BYz-0IXQLqzxH92kju6-nNLyO-Bs2SfU0IYVXDCF8iIrw8iDOT2A_2m8&hardware=Linux armv8l(-)4 Cores&battery=not-charging(-)82%&plugins=Qualcomm(-)Adreno (TM) 530&orientation={orientation}


A lot of these have been popping up when I first open my NS shortcut and when I'm browsing my region's message board.

All this on an Android!!
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Postby Copperward » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:31 pm

Frisbeeteria wrote:
Copperward wrote:I've gotten a number of similar advertisements as Lenlyvit popping up on my phone constantly.

That's nice, but without links, your report is meaningless.

Apologies.

http://supergiftcard-2018-giveaway.toda ... &code=US#T

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Postby Wieseme » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:54 am

The Last Stars wrote:
http://walmart.giftcard-2018.club/youtube-survey/index.html?isp=Sprint&brand=Samsung&model=Galaxy S7&device=MOBILE&siteid=411415&domain=411415&tdomains=411415&exchange=411415&sdomains=411415&color=411415&size=411415&region=Minnesota&voluumdata=deprecated&eda=deprecated&cep=XsLzqX3pdbmaheHnlDxbNC2ygD7AWLO7A03tMTqob0FilylJkPMGB8Jc-93AOo8rHM8jyLlXiYlAcEgn6xRlOEBWsqcxZjxYHl7XbdlmBCjVoq2McoaRkisiAm6_4Icz-5rIJYT3BjvnavjCchb_m1sKBr92N4irNPyR_sTHRREENSYP81x9ZNjQAW9yMutPdJIW-c_jbricLzCaBUVzP4rxz6ZGJaNhzSIVXeM0TqjZo8YYGNxxff9R9LtBaq06AoOlLcO3kBy-RUFp9Tdpvp7cVAfYTRhb-jv0Ngm94mZqGVNG6RPtuttxQNtD2cGkFw2tX9ofC4QR8AWGfre64ShVrDelHoKv69WQqKeP5uUaylceG3YoVAXR_8PTSscfzLGlzvHJ-YtKzGFjoRVESUsD2LGD9_S0iKrj9jLZI5N0eSVXL405y2HSCGHo5JmPxMqwE-y_BYz-0IXQLqzxH92kju6-nNLyO-Bs2SfU0IYVXDCF8iIrw8iDOT2A_2m8&hardware=Linux armv8l(-)4 Cores&battery=not-charging(-)82%&plugins=Qualcomm(-)Adreno (TM) 530&orientation={orientation}


A lot of these have been popping up when I first open my NS shortcut and when I'm browsing my region's message board.

All this on an Android!!

Yeah, I've had the same thing.
I don't think it's a virus, since it happens on two android phones of mine!
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Postby Lenlyvit » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:08 am

http://supergiftcard-2018-giveaway.today/lp/f15a7d67-3b61-4ad7-a68d-51de20232ca3/?parm3=pubmatic_bidder_EU&brand=Generic_Android&pid=106&city=Whitesboro&parm5=www.nationstates.net&isp=Verizon+Wireless&parm4=119242335&country=United+States&ip=2600%3A1017%3Ab028%3A74b7%3Aac30%3A1bbb%3A1310%3A44fd&os=Android&model=VS500PP&parm1=campaign&uid=2&aclid=&parm2=0&fid=2760&clk=216165825&cid=529&language=en&code=US#T


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Postby [violet] » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:20 pm

Thanks again for these reports. It seems like the ad provider hasn't completely disabled the ad network that we think is responsible for letting these scam ads through, because I can still see them on my stats. I've raised it with them again! Thanks for your patience.

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Postby The Last Stars » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:46 am

http://v2k.win/lp/96d1bcba-a080-4faf-870c-53d287146d84/?fid=2780&parm1=320x50&aclid=&model=SM-G930P&country=United+States&parm3=-0.9954071044921875&parm4=-0.4259185791015625&clk=223832186&cid=555&city=Minneapolis&brand=Samsung&isp=Comcast+Cable&pid=203&uid=3&code=US&os=Android&parm5=9.410964965820312&parm2=7.9896392822265625&ip=2601%3A447%3A4101%3A3fbb%3A1010%3Ae5c4%3A170%3A3344&language=en#T


another one if those "Walmart gift card win" sites
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Postby Samudera » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:17 pm

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Postby [violet] » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:44 pm

Thanks again.

The ad provider is individually blocking ads we send them, and the ad network is apparently taking steps to clean up their pool, but there's a technical obstacle that's been preventing us from blocking just that network -- they provide a piece of the code that we use to decide which ad to show, and it won't let us block them. To get around this requires some changes both on our end and our ad provider's, which we're getting done, but will take at least a few more days and maybe a week to complete.

In the meantime, please do keep reporting any scam or hijack ads, and thanks for your patience!

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Postby Samudera » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:13 am

http://www.payefu77.bid/eu/page3?vomm=Y ... c-MjY0OgkJ

Another one just appeared. It seems all the annoying ads i get came from one link, but couldn't retrieve it before it redirected me to an ads like this
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Postby [violet] » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:44 pm

Got it, thanks.

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Postby Samudera » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:33 am

http://afflow.fairget.com/?utm_medium=6 ... 1D1G7EAB36

Finally i could retrieve this link

Edit: another one
http://afflow.fairget.com/?utm_term=654 ... e8ebe8e998

It redirects me to another ad
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Postby Sunset » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:16 am

Getting an advertisement on my non-ad-disabled puppets for...

https://www.raiditem.com/Heroic-Argus-t ... argetingus

Which is a World of Warcraft gold/item/powerleveling 'service' site. The services these sites offer are A: Against Blizzard's terms-of-service, B: Often a vector for malware attacks against visitors in an attempt to steal their WoW/Blizzard account credentials, or C: Just direct scams where 'services' are purchased and not completed. Not that that matters, since Blizzard is really good at picking up on cheaters and they will often then find their account banned shortly after even if they get their 'purchase'.

So scammy, scummy, and potentially malicious.
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Postby Encyclopaedia » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:51 am

Hi,

I'm getting redirected from RMB and issues pages, making the game unplayable.
It looks like the same one this guy is complaining about
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=440574
Thanks!

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Postby [violet] » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:20 pm

Thanks for these. I think the extra traffic during the April event caused a new flood of low-value ads. Dealing with them now.

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Postby The Last Stars » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:45 pm

http://walmartonline.shop/lp/4667a499-63c3-4984-bd4d-ed62fbef01e5/?parm2=0&language=en&parm5=www.nationstates.net&fid=2665&brand=Samsung&parm4=117385746&model=SM-G930P&clk=278450835&pid=107&parm1=campaign&uid=2&code=US&os=Android&city=Minneapolis&ip=2601%3A447%3A4101%3A3fbb%3Acc88%3A3cfb%3Af672%3A3f9c&parm3=pubmatic_bidder_EU&aclid=&country=United+States&cid=520&isp=Comcast+Cable#T


this one popped up while I was checking my Issues.

EDIT:
http://walmartwin2018.club/lp/96d1bcba-a080-4faf-870c-53d287146d84/?country=United+States&ip=2600%3A1%3A9318%3Ac805%3A424%3Ac98b%3Ac30c%3A5b50&brand=Samsung&parm3=0.41156005859375&model=SM-G930P&pid=203&code=US&city=Saint+Paul&parm4=5.788238525390625&fid=2831&aclid=&parm1=UPHJ&parm2=0.973876953125&parm5=7.465606689453125&language=en&uid=3&clk=297665392&isp=Sprint+PCS&cid=555&os=Android


Okay these are beginning to pop up frequently on my phone.
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Postby Solorni » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:05 am

This site keeps popping up from the NS site on my phone:

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http://www.auricasio.com/gmd/spin_9/d9f959d2dad7828b9143a957bfca41207a6039ea.html
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Postby Persia-Kebabistan » Sun May 13, 2018 2:36 pm

When I play NationStates, I sometimes get suddenly redirected to https://d3g0pzurtpch3m.cloudfront.net/Gift-Card, which is a scam site. Where do I report this?

Edit: I have another question as well. Does the no posting after one week of inactivity rule apply to this thread? If so, I'll delete my post.
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Sun May 13, 2018 2:40 pm

Persia-Kebabistan wrote:Where do I report this?

Moved it for you.

Persia-Kebabistan wrote:Does the no posting after one week of inactivity rule apply to this thread?

Gravedigging isn't a fixed one-week period. It varies depending on the thread and forum. You're fine.

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Postby Persia-Kebabistan » Sun May 13, 2018 2:46 pm

Frisbeeteria wrote:
Persia-Kebabistan wrote:Where do I report this?

Moved it for you.

Persia-Kebabistan wrote:Does the no posting after one week of inactivity rule apply to this thread?

Gravedigging isn't a fixed one-week period. It varies depending on the thread and forum. You're fine.


Thanks for responding! :)
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Postby Terra Voltera » Sun May 13, 2018 5:58 pm

Whenever I'm not on my main, Lenlyvit, I get redirected by lots of adds popping up. Lenlyvit has Postmaster-General, so I have adds blocked there.

http://nwq4scch1g.pw/cz/US/yyhvf.php?mo ... 20.11.116#
https://d3g0pzurtpch3m.cloudfront.net/Gift-Card

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Postby Ascoobis » Tue May 15, 2018 9:06 am

For the last few weeks and only on NationStates I have been constantly redirected to what is surely a scam site below making the game unplayable on mobile.

https://d1l5gbmsfm60ms.cloudfront.net/Gift-Card

With a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/f8MMPJh.jpg

I have scanned by device with several antivirus apps and even launched a factory reset to root out what I thought was a persistent virus, yet the problem persists. I'm forced to now look to the site mods for help.

From looking at the recent posts, it seems that it's a site-wide dilemma with the ad network, and not a problem with my Samsung device.

I hope this helps.
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Postby Schloss Adler » Tue May 15, 2018 12:26 pm

For some reason I can hardly use this website anymore. Everytime I try and go to a new tab or part of this website, I get a pop up on my phone, and its one of those "congrats you are the blah blah blah winner!" ads that redirects your page and won't let you leave. They are. Really freaking annoying, and I don't want to get spam on my phone from this site. Does this happen to anyone else?

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Postby Frisbeeteria » Tue May 15, 2018 12:43 pm

Schloss Adler wrote:Does this happen to anyone else?

Yes. Merged with the umpty-other-reports that Admin keeps trying to fix, but is thwarted by evil advertisers.

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