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Question can this ad be trusted?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting / Suggestions' started by Marvinxox, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Marvinxox

    Marvinxox Arachnoknight

    I just opened the Arachnoboards and suddently I saw an ad on the top of the site.
    Then I clicked on it because I thought it might be a gimmick of the forum or whatever and suddently I saw this stite:
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    Doesn´t look like a gimmick to me. More like either a interesting new take at getting email-adresses or at giving me a virus.
    But I´m not sure, it could also be a gimmick that just happens to use the same layout as basically every site, that wanted to gift me with expensive tech, millions of dollars or short term relationships.
    Does anyone know, if this really is a trustable Thing, or if this site is just people with bad intentions aiming at a new group (= Invert-owners)?
  2. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Anything with a url like that in a paid ad spot I distrust instantly.
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  3. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Mailchi is MailChimp. A huge email marketing operation. A search reveals people are avoiding it and there has been accusations of Pay Pal scamming and hijacking.
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  4. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    Q: Can this ad be trusted?

    A: Sure, man :)

    I always open, click everywhere I can click, send my I.D, address, online banking and whatnot to every site/mail etc I encounter on my online free time adventures. I also keep paying $1, 1 Euro (depends) those brand new iPhone sometimes offered, and I'm certain that one day I will receive a truck full of those.

    There aren't risks, after all... con-artists doesn't operate in the virtual world, frankly would be a shocking new to hear something like that, because the Internet keeps mantaining a sort of 'purity', of 'innocence' :writer:

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  5. Marvinxox

    Marvinxox Arachnoknight

    Agreed. I was just confused, that someone uses such scam-methods for Invert-hobyists instead of just sticking to adult-websites like nearly all the other scammers do.

    Oh, thanks for the info. Didn´t know about mailchimp.

    Aw, thanks for the advice.
    They had some really weird question for signing up to their newsletter. I wonder what they need my mothers maiden name for...

    I was just confused that someone makes a advert as specific as this.
    I can figure that porn-ads reach a lot of people and these "get a Million bitcoin" or "this simple trick made me rich in minutes"-scams get at least enough naive people to click on them. But making one just for tarantula keeping is just very specific. I think I never saw one as specific as this one before (besides one we made in school in an attempt to trick our informatics-teacher. That didn´t work tho).
  6. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnoknight Active Member

    I'm getting that same ad
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  7. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnoprince Active Member

    Give it a fake email address--construct an address using a pseudonym on gmail, and just feed it that. See what happens next. If it sends you an activation email, don't open it unless you don't care what happens to whatever computer you're using.
  8. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    I've reported that banner ad. It could easily be misconstrued as something AB is promoting.
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  9. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron

    Regardless of what a banner on any site says, even if it says free pizza for life, I wouldn't even waste my finger dexterity by moving to click a banner that is most certainly dodgy.
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  10. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

    Even this one?
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  11. darkness975

    darkness975 the sun grows ever darker Arachnosupporter

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  12. Arachnopets

    Arachnopets Arachnoboards Team Staff Member

    Hey All,

    It is from a real website. The website is: https://www.tarantulaheaven.com/

    I will be contacting the owner shortly to have the link changed for the banner.


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  13. Marvinxox

    Marvinxox Arachnoknight

    Very interesting.
    I´ve checked the site and it seems like it´s made just in order of making money.
    Ad´s all over the site, articles consiting of about 90% Amazon-links and "buy my book" in just about every second sentence.
    Besides that she sells advertisement-rights as well as shirts, calendars and other merchandise.
    The information given on the site seems okay (altough there´s not much actual content), but a site thats plastered with Amazon-ads seems a bit sketchy to me.

    Too much work for me. Altough it would have been a very good investigating method.

    That´s what I tought at first. But then the site seemed to sketchy and I made this thread.

    I´d trust my life on a site with a domain thats called "poop911.com
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  14. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

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