Ad for iPhone knockoff on front page of MacRumors

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  1. japanime macrumors 68000

    japanime

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    BUYERS BEWARE:

    MacRumors is currently running an ad on its front page for a counterfeit iPhone. It looks exactly like an iPhone, and says it's only $159.99. But if you click through to the ad, it takes you to a page that is selling something called the "HiPhone." I'm sure it's just as craptacular as its cheesy name.

    I realize the ad is probably coming from a third party that serves ads to a number of websites, incuding MR, but it seems that MacRumors could at least block that service from posting ads for fake iPhones.

    I've took a screenshot of the ad, and can post it anyone doubts my story. But it's easy enough to verify on your own -- just look at the front page of MR right now. Hopefully the admins will see this forum post, though, and remove the ad.
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I saw a cheeky one saying something like "Get a 3G Phone for ..." (it was something like £50) :p

    But as stated somewhere, MacRumors is not responsible for the ads displayed.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Moved to site and forum feedback. If you could post the screenshot and the URL that would be great.

    From the FAQ

     
  4. japanime thread starter macrumors 68000

    japanime

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    Thanks for moving the post to the appropriate section.

    The ad was a Flash graphic, so I didn't get the URL. However, here's my screenshot of the ad:

    http://www.cablenet.ne.jp/~japanime/mr_ad.png

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    The company name is trustful? Very nice
     

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