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Attention forum owners / moderators - disarmamant - 11-May-2018

Hi
I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct part of the forum, but the owners and/or moderators need to be aware of the fake adverts that are being put up as sponsored adverts on the Tapatalk version of this forum.

I use the free version of Tapatalk on my iPad. The free Tapatalk is of course full of adverts, but lately there has been fake news type scam adverts for bitcoin trader. They are putting up fake adverts claiming that Dragons Den is being axed by the BBC as some of the stars are now investing in Bitcoin and making millions. They are claiming that Gordon Ramsay is closing his restaurants as he is making more money investing in Bitcoin.

I have reported these fake adverts to Tapatalk who have told me they have no control over the forums advertisement content and to contact the forum admin.

Here is the reply I got from Tapatalk.

Thank you for following up on this matter. 

Tapatalk hosts forums and has no access to forum's content management. 
We are in no position to determine if the news posted on this site is fake or otherwise. 
We'd appreciate if you could please approach the site admin to remove the content or other authorities to have the content removed. 
Thank you for reporting this to Tapatalk.

Maybe the Devialet Chat admin needs to look into this?


Attention forum owners / moderators - Soniclife - 11-May-2018

That sounds like they didn't understand your point, they think its content not adverts, I'd go back to them.

I use the free app on andorid, not seen those ads, all the ads on my phone seem targeted at someone interested in fashion, which shows they really don't have any idea about me.


RE: Attention forum owners / moderators - Rufus McDufus - 11-May-2018

Hmm, weird. I don't think it's anything on the forum but I'll take a look at the Tapatalk config.


Attention forum owners / moderators - disarmamant - 11-May-2018

(11-May-2018, 10:32)Soniclife Wrote: That sounds like they didn't understand your point, they think its content not adverts, I'd go back to them.

I use the free app on andorid, not seen those ads, all the ads on my phone seem targeted at someone interested in fashion, which shows they really don't have any idea about me.


I first contacted them on Saturday, and after some discussion they did understand that they were adverts. They asked me to send them a link, which I did. The ads seemed to disappear during the early part of the week. Last night it was back again, so I asked them what they did about it and that’s the reply I got this morning.

Your right it does look they think it’s content and not adverts.

If anyone else has seen them they look very slick, some of them purporting to be news from CNN.



Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


RE: Attention forum owners / moderators - Rufus McDufus - 11-May-2018

I can't really see anything in the sites's Tapatalk config or the site itself that can be causing this. I've just updated the Tapatalk plugin though which was one version behind. I'll dig around and see if anyone else is talking about it.


RE: Attention forum owners / moderators - Confused - 11-May-2018

I have seen exactly the same adverts / articles / fake news as mentioned by @disarmamant, but in my case I have seen them on Yahoo Finance, so it looks like they are fairly prolific.


Attention forum owners / moderators - Soniclife - 11-May-2018

The ads are linked to Facebook, so these seem similar to this...

https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2018/04/martin-lewis-to-sue-facebook/

None of these sites want to take accountability for who they sell adverts to.


Attention forum owners / moderators - disarmamant - 12-May-2018

(11-May-2018, 16:04)Soniclife Wrote: The ads are linked to Facebook, so these seem similar to this...

https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2018/04/martin-lewis-to-sue-facebook/

None of these sites want to take accountability for who they sell adverts to.

Here’s the latest one. It came up on Tapatalk Devialet Chat this morning. This is where the ad is linked to.

http://www.kiwiplunge.com/piers-morgan-quitting-good-morning-britain/


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


Attention forum owners / moderators - Soniclife - 12-May-2018

I don't think I'll be clicking on that.

Have you been clicking on the little icon that allows you to report the ad as inappropriate?

Take some screen shots and see how easy it is to complain to the ASA.


RE: Attention forum owners / moderators - Greg - 12-May-2018

(12-May-2018, 18:56)Soniclife Wrote: I don't think I'll be clicking on that.

It’s just a fake news story/bitcoin company advert. They are all over the net.