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Mobile site on iOS diverting to dodgy pop-ups

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BeckyWithTheMediocreHair Mon 02-May-16 22:54:14

Example pic attached.

This only happens on MN, not on any other site. A dialogue box pops up, telling me that I have won an iPhone, and with only the option to tap 'OK'.

what's going on, please?

Fractiousfractions Tue 03-May-16 00:32:51

Ironically it's happening when I open this thread. It's making MN virtually unusable. I'm also on an iPhone. No idea of what iOS though.

Fractiousfractions Tue 03-May-16 00:33:54

This is what it's popping up with, can't go back or close it. Grrrr.

EatShitDerek Tue 03-May-16 00:34:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Reetdiscreet Tue 03-May-16 04:29:21

I've been getting this for days, also getting diverted to dodgy dating site now as well. It was occasional but it's every couple of minutes now, definitely only happening on MN.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Tue 03-May-16 05:08:11

It does happen on other websites - I had it on ViralNova. I have let them know a few days ago and they've emailed to say they're looking in to it. As far as I can tell (from Googling) its some kind of bug/virus thing on the MN website that they need to find and fix.

Fractiousfractions Tue 03-May-16 09:13:05

This is another site it is directing to. Are MN not bothered about this, it's really bloody annoying. Not quite as annoying as the naked cartoon lady it also redirected me to earlier but didn't get a chance to screen shot that as was too busy trying to close the sodding thing down.

Reetdiscreet Tue 03-May-16 16:21:14

Any updates on this please HQ? It's making the site pretty much unusable for me and I'm starting to get MN withdrawal symptoms!

SheldonCoopersCouncilOfLadies Tue 03-May-16 20:33:09

I had the you've won an iPhone 5 times yesterday. I've just had a completely unacceptable pop up for a dating site.
It's only happening on MN too, no other websites.

BeckyWithTheMediocreHair Tue 03-May-16 20:47:00

I've also had some vile dating sites pop up.

I've reported my OP to MNHQ to bring it to their attn more quickly.

NattyGolfJerkin Tue 03-May-16 20:51:09

I keep getting them too.

PresidentOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 03-May-16 23:17:25

Thanks for flagging (grin at your nickname)
We'll get Tech on it soonest and sorry for the delay.

MarthaCliffYouCunt Wed 04-May-16 00:07:49

Ive had this start within last 20 minutes or so!

MissBeaHaving Wed 04-May-16 00:46:59

I've also had this plus yesterday it took me to Asda site confused

Millie2013 Wed 04-May-16 06:59:31

I've just been re-directed to a "sex desire" site shock

BeckyWithTheMediocreHair Wed 04-May-16 21:18:07

This is unpleasant.

MarthaCliffYouCunt Wed 04-May-16 21:35:51


MargaretCabbage Wed 04-May-16 22:16:07

I've just had a dodgy ad for something called 'Sex Desire' come up when I tried to post on a thread. hmm

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-May-16 13:53:25

Hi all - we'll chase our Ads team. Thanks for posting.

Fractiousfractions Fri 06-May-16 12:50:22

This is now happening about every third thread that I open. Utterly infuriating and worrying that eventually something really dodgy is going to pop up.

BoatyMacBoatFace Fri 06-May-16 15:57:22

I've had it too- any update MNHQ?

Heyheyheygoodbye Fri 06-May-16 16:41:56

I'm getting it too

Fractiousfractions Fri 06-May-16 22:23:21

So this is nice. Please sort it.

Fractiousfractions Sat 07-May-16 22:15:17

And this is worse. Please please stop these.

Fractiousfractions Sat 07-May-16 22:17:39

Also, sorry to anyone this offends - I've reported my post so hopefully they'll remove it but it's getting beyond a joke now.

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