"Congratulation..." popup / forwarding in MacRumors forum

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Patrick P, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Patrick P macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2016
    hey guys,

    I'm experiencing some heavy issues when surfing (only!) the MacRumors forum with my iPhone 6 on PB1.
    Every minute I get forwarded to a "google congratulations... you won" scam site. Even deleting the safari cache in settings didn't work. The problem is that the scam site reloads multiple times automatically so that the backwards button doesn't help.

    Is it a security problem on MacRumors? I really have this problem only here. Also not on my Macbook only in the iPhone. Maybe its because the adblockers doesn't work anymore. But that is no normal commercial I guess?

    Do you have a solution?
    PS: I don't have a jailbreak
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    You can post your concern here:

  3. VSG macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
  4. Patrick P thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2016
  5. VSG macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    I did a test and can confirm those bad ads are still here.

    I sent an analysis and a demo-video to the Macrumors-staff in charge. Hopefully this will get sorted out shortly.
  6. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    That's why you are seeing it yes. Why it is happening is that the site hasn't blacklisted the source of those ads.

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