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Post  Coxfledgling Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:26 pm

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That big box that appears about some firm or other wanting to collect data, even my email addresses, anyone else worried about that on here ?

Admin, have you allowed this ?
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Post  Admin Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:57 pm

What "big box"? Can you get a screen shot? Huh...

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Post  Kim Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:12 pm

Were you logged in at the time? Sometimes, my computer (or something) logs me out, and when I first open the site, I'll get pop-ups until I log in.
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Post  Yabby Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:11 pm

Hi,

I have not had this happen to me but it does not mean it is not happening. I am running Windows 8.latest and using Firefox 89.02. All pretty vanilla, windows defender and firewall and a boundary firewall. I did follow a link from a CEF forum post some days ago that caused an unusual box to pop up and I killed my Firefox tasks with task-manager and rebooted, and then didnt go back to the link in the post again. I dont remember which post it was. If it seems relevant to others I will try and find it again.

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Post  davidll1984 Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:56 pm

Yes i tink A white frame box with what looks like ads or some other strange link I can see when I am not connected but on the site as an invite spectator Not loged in
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Post  davidll1984 Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Is this What it looks like?? Huh... Possible scam ? Scree112
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Post  Admin Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:29 pm

Nobody should be seeing ads as long as they are logged in. Not logged in, they (Forumotion, the forum host service) runs the worst kinds of ads. The ads they put in those automatically generated email newsletters is the reason I turned those off from being sent some time ago. I make no money off any of those ads.

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Post  crankbndr Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:47 pm

A few years ago my browser kept getting highjacked from box adds here and eBay and other websites. I started running add and tracking blockers and stopped it. I see no adds even when not logged in. Then the websites started running blocker blockers, that led to blocker blocker blockers and so on. Now websites place adds in the content, harder to block.
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Post  Coxfledgling Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:42 am

It hasn't appeared today, it disappeared yesterday when I clicked on the, from memory, " cancel " or " ignore " box, then the site appeared as normal. When the big box appeared the site was in the background.

It was not an advert but seemed to be a data gathering box asking for permission to interrogate my phone even asking about data gathering for other web sites and mentioned stuff like my IP address and email addresses.

Anyways it gone now so hope I don't become a target.

I am doing this on an internet phone.
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Post  fredvon4 Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:01 am

I open CEF...occasionally I am directed to log on. I use ABP+ Ad blocker, Malwarebytes, and AVG.  Win 10 and Chrome

The last week or so when I click on "View posts since last visit" .... my every morning routine


I get AVG screen telling me successful blocked a Phishing URL

Screen shot of history

url=https://servimg.com/view/19844862/106]Possible scam ? Screen10[/url]

CEF is only browser page open
AVG blocking this URL doesn't seem to bother anything so I just ignore it
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Post  Admin Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:26 pm

2img.net is used for hosting many of the icons on the forum. Could be why some have had trouble in the past seeing the buttons in the post editor.

I'll let Forumotion know.

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Post  fredvon4 Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:03 am

speaking of scams on CEF

I GOT THIS IN A pm JUST NOW

Attn: Sir/Madam,

How are you and your family today? My name is Prince Patrick Guei, I have packaged a transaction that will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I will need your assistance to help my family receive and invest the sum of USD$5.5 Million dollars my late father deposited in a bank in England before his sudden death.

My father died early this year when he contracted coronavirus ( covid-19 ) from Germany in a search for foreign investors. He died a few weeks after he returned from Germany. My mother and I want these funds to be transferred and invested in your country through your assistance and directive,my father, when he was alive, warned us not to invest these funds in Africa due to tribal and economic crises.We shall give you 30% of this funds for assisting us.

This funds transaction is 100% genuine, legal and free risk.there is nothing to fear. Please get back to me through my email for more details... contact me by email : p.gueigh@gmail.com

Regards,
Prince Patrick Guei

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Post  aspeed Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:15 am

Ya I just got it too.
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:15 am

Yeah, me too. A first.

Attn: Sir/Madam,

How are you and your family today? My name is Prince Patrick Guei, I have packaged a transaction that will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I will need your assistance to help my family receive and invest the sum of USD$5.5 Million dollars my late father deposited in a bank in England before his sudden death.

My father died early this year when he contracted coronavirus ( covid-19 ) from Germany in a search for foreign investors. He died a few weeks after he returned from Germany. My mother and I want these funds to be transferred and invested in your country through your assistance and directive,my father, when he was alive, warned us not to invest these funds in Africa due to tribal and economic crises.We shall give you 30% of this funds for assisting us.

This funds transaction is 100% genuine, legal and free risk.there is nothing to fear. Please get back to me through my email for more details... contact me by email : p.gueigh@gmail.com

Regards,
Prince Patrick Guei
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Post  robot797 Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:16 am

I also got that one (again)
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Post  NEW222 Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:23 am

Just received a few moments ago as well.
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Post  wimpyv6 Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:27 am

We're all in the money................
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Post  fps60 Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:27 am

Have received the same too. Just ignore it.
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Post  balogh Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:33 am

Just got it in my private message mailbox. I have already dispatched my troops to apprehend the culprit.
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:43 am

@balogh wrote:Just got it in my private message mailbox. I have already dispatched my troops to apprehend the culprit.

The Ruskies, or perhaps the Nigerians.
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Post  andrew Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:47 am

We're in the money, we're in the money;
We've got a lot of what it takes to get along!
We're in the money, that sky is sunny,
Old Man Depression you are through, you done us wrong.
♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫

Ginger Rogers circa 1933


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Post  Marleysky Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:48 am

Ok, if (they) the hackers got into our server and obtained our private email....should I change my email password and my forum password for security reasons!?? Huh... Huh...
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Post  dckrsn Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:10 am

Received the same message an hour ago.
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Post  Iceberg Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:16 am

Got it too
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Post  Admin Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:18 am

They've been banned. Nobody hacked into the system, they simply registered and send out a bunch of PMs.

I'm working on having all those PMs deleted he sent.

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