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SCAM WARNING: beware of being a Mozilla Firefox prize-winning searcher

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See attached screenshot.

Using my Firefox browser, I ran a routine Google search last night for something or other but before the results appeared, an unexpected screen suddenly showed up congratulating me on being a Firefox 5-billion searcher.

Obviously a scam; the invitation to click on any of the prize boxes is also -- obviously -- an invitation to click on a link that will bring malware / ransomware.


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  • Silver_Shark
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    Does seem too good to be true. I'm a Firefox user, thanks for the warning.
  • p3ncilsharpener
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    I bet the one who won a PS3 is a bit miffed.
  • robatwork
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    Brad Jenkins my bony !!!!!!

  • p3ncilsharpener
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    robatwork said:
    Brad Jenkins my bony !!!!!!

    Funny how Brad was the last winner 2 years ago but the "Recent winners" at the bottom all won over the last 4 months.
  • ElefantEd
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    I'll have to ask Andre and Therese what they bought with their Google play cards.
  • molerat
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    I would be more concerned about the security levels you have set on your system.  How did you even manage to get something like that popping up in the first place ?
  • p3ncilsharpener
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    molerat said:
    I would be more concerned about the security levels you have set on your system.  How did you even manage to get something like that popping up in the first place ?
    It's an ad.
  • molerat
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    molerat said:
    I would be more concerned about the security levels you have set on your system.  How did you even manage to get something like that popping up in the first place ?
    It's an ad.
    and ?...............

  • mattyprice4004
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    molerat said:
    I would be more concerned about the security levels you have set on your system.  How did you even manage to get something like that popping up in the first place ?
    It's an ad.
    Thank you Captain Obvious, but such ads shouldn’t appear when running a Google search unless some kind of adware etc has infected the PC. 

    Google don’t run ads like this. 
  • ItsComingRome
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    molerat said:
    I would be more concerned about the security levels you have set on your system.  How did you even manage to get something like that popping up in the first place ?
    It's an ad.
    Thank you Captain Obvious, but such ads shouldn’t appear when running a Google search unless some kind of adware etc has infected the PC. 

    Google don’t run ads like this. 
    Then OP was mistaken and wasn't running a routine search, they must have clicked a link.
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