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Joe Ruddy
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Adverts on site

Post by Joe Ruddy » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:47 pm

As a new member I recently opened an advertised online survey which popped up on the forum's front page. I have made the assumption that such adverts are probably genuine being on this site. I did the survey giving my personal details and won an Apple iphone 11, but only if I paid £1 using my debit card details and provided my address. Does anyone know whether these type of pop ups on the forum are genuine, or should they be avoided?

ACertainAge
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Re: Adverts on site

Post by ACertainAge » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:51 pm

I won the Nigerian lottery but haven't received my 57 million dollars despite sending the release fee requested!

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Rob
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Re: Adverts on site

Post by Rob » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:56 pm

The adverts are provided by Google and I cannot vouch for any of them. Although you would hope Google would verify them.

What I will say is that I would strongly advise against paying out a sum to win a prize. Has scam written all over it.

Joe Ruddy
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Re: Adverts on site

Post by Joe Ruddy » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:04 pm

Agreed. That was my gut feeling. Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Adverts on site

Post by blastpipe » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:34 pm

I got that advert today.

Perhaps the only solution is for a membership fee for the site so that the forum doesn't have to have adverts to cover its costs?
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