Amazon pop-up. Is it just me?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by Mark T Jones, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Mark T Jones

    Mark T Jones UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Recently o this site I’ve been getting an intensely annoying Amazon pop-up which can’t be closed. The only way I can return to the site is by closing it and re-opening

    it might be relevant that I just stopped my subscription to Prime

    is anyone else getting this?
     
    Posted: Dec 1, 2019 By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
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  2. Clinton

    Clinton UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    OMG, what the hell are you doing browsing this site without an adblocker, proxy connection, Ghostery and half a dozen condoms?

    No, I don't get pop-ups.
     
    Posted: Dec 1, 2019 By: Clinton Member since: Jan 17, 2010
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  3. Mark T Jones

    Mark T Jones UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I’m not very clever. Have one in PC but don’t know how to do it on my phone. It’s actually the first time I’ve had a problem
     
    Posted: Dec 1, 2019 By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
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  4. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    I get it as well - but only on my phone.

    Already reported to Sift.
     
    Posted: Dec 1, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  5. ecommerce84

    ecommerce84 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I have been having it as well over the last few days, also on my phone, which sadly has no adblocker.

    Following Clinton’s advice though I knew I had a couple of condoms lying around so I’ve just popped the phone into one, and thus far no pop ups!

    Makes typing a bit interesting, but at least I can visit the really mucky websites now without the fear of catching e-chlamydia.
     
    Posted: Dec 1, 2019 By: ecommerce84 Member since: Feb 24, 2007
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  6. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Yes happening to me also but only on the phone.

    I reported it to Mods as well and Ray said it was to do with third party ads or something. They’re looking into it.

    Also my IP has been blocked a couple of times too which I reckon is connected, but I’ve not had that confirmed yet.
     
    Posted: Dec 1, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  7. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    I don't use that site anymore
    I search for something it gives me price I click on it then it is actually twice as much
     
    Posted: Dec 2, 2019 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  8. TonyJJ

    TonyJJ UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I get it a lot on my phone, but no issues on the computer. It's pretty annoying.
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2019 By: TonyJJ Member since: Nov 1, 2019
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  9. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    This is still happening with some regularity on my phone. Extremely annoying and it’s putting me off using the site. Is something actually being done about this @Ray Newman ? Or any other?
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  10. ecommerce84

    ecommerce84 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I’m experiencing the same as Gordon on my phone.

    Yesterday was such a fight with the Amazon pop up that UKBF was unusable.
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2019 By: ecommerce84 Member since: Feb 24, 2007
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  11. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    It would be hard to get rid of some of us long term users, especially as outwith the holidays I mostly use my PC, but I can imagine this would put off a lot of potential new users.
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  12. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    @Ray Newman , this is what we all see:
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    Note the URL - A bit of digging on the server will find the offending advertiser.
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  13. Mark T Jones

    Mark T Jones UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Yip it’s back

    apart from putting people offUKBF, do amazon actually fond this kind of intrusive marketing successful?
     
    Posted: Dec 31, 2019 By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
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  14. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    It's not amazon it's com-gift-winner.vip
     
    Posted: Dec 31, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  15. Gordon - Commercial Finance

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    Just as I was reading this post, the offender itself popped up!
     
    Posted: Dec 31, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  16. Michael Beaumont

    Michael Beaumont UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    I am using Avast and it has found 11 different tracking systems, 2 social tracking, 7 ad tracking and 2 web analytics tracking systems. I have given ukbusinessforums a thumbs up for "do you trust this site?"
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2020 By: Michael Beaumont Member since: Sep 9, 2019
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  17. SesO

    SesO UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I've had a few pop ups from this site, but I think its mainly from the ads on the left hand side. Do your pop ups come from the bottom? Maybe have a look in your browser settings to see if you can block pop up ads.
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2020 By: SesO Member since: Nov 6, 2019
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  18. DontAsk

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    Privacy badger shows a fistfull of 3rd party trackers on this site.
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2020 By: DontAsk Member since: Jan 7, 2015
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  19. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    It's back. Sometimes between 10pm on Saturday and 7am Sunday.

    Can't tell you what adverts I see as the popup displays almost as soon as the page loads.

    @Ray Newman - it's going to affect your income as people will leave and not return.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  20. Gordon - Commercial Finance

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    Yep I was just going to try and find this thread. It’s getting very annoying indeed now.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2020 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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