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Old Mar 17, 2023 at 03:42 PM
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I just got a weird pop up message when I got on the site that said "warning" in big letters and it said this site isnt secure and hackers may be trying to steal my info.

I changed my password but I don't know if this should be a concern or not for anyone.

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Old Mar 17, 2023 at 04:10 PM
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They are trying to get you to respond so they can get personal information from you. I've received a variety of these scams.

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Old Mar 17, 2023 at 04:12 PM
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If possible next time, you should take a screenshot of the ad and send it to us. An occasional bad actor advertiser sneaks into the ad network and we can ensure they get kicked out if we have more information in which to investigate with. Thx.

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Old Mar 17, 2023 at 05:59 PM
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sorry for butting in, how do we post screenshots? Just in case it ever does it to me and I'm too stupid to figure buttons out

cause i know i'm stupid

cause insert prt sc on the laptop never seems to do anything

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Old Mar 18, 2023 at 04:34 AM
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Ok thanks. It freaked me out too much I had to put my phone away for the night. I'll take a screenshot next time. That was the only time it has happened.

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Old Mar 18, 2023 at 06:30 AM
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willowtigger, please google, "How do I take a screenshot with my laptop" or "How do I take a screenshot with my iphone (or Galaxy or whatever you have)?"

That will explain far more quickly and easily than I can do here.

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Old Mar 19, 2023 at 04:57 PM
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I just got a weird pop up message when I got on the site that said "warning" in big letters and it said this site isnt secure and hackers may be trying to steal my info.

I changed my password but I don't know if this should be a concern or not for anyone.

Iíve gotten those messages on my phone and not long after I purchased it, it said everything will be erased in 30 seconds!! Iíve heard of these things and they are getting more clever all time. One red flag is the sense of urgency. They are trying to steal your information by scaring you into responding quickly.

Iíve gotten, I think, every phishing scam out there whether itís an email, text, or pop up window. Many are posing as a well known bank.

In a nutshell hackers arenít tracking you but the scammers want you to think that. Youíll get a website that looks legitimate or clicking a link will install some kind of malware.

As if we didnít have enough to worry about as it is, the way the world is.

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I just got a weird pop up message?

Hmmm....looks like some good tips in here.


I just got a weird pop up message?

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Old Mar 20, 2023 at 06:26 PM
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I use an adblocker... on my laptop which blocks all ads, maybe that will help... as it will stop these sort of things popping up..

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