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This Annoying Ad

There are acceptable ads. And the not-so-acceptable. Like this one that flashes and calls attention to people like me who was in dire need of an Apple gadget.

I was conned before and later found out that , once I had signed up, I started getting these random news and information I didn't really want to know about. I realized that I'd rather choose my own time, space and interest to Google everything I wanted to know. Much as I love research, I'd rather choose my path of learning pace.

The catch with this web of information, we cannot unsubscribe from these damn ads. I had to Google the company owners of this business entity. Thankfully, there was a contact number. I called them -- desk-help they sounded-- and I asked about this every-two-minute info getting into my email inbox.

They told me that clicking them, I think, or every time they appear, I was charged $2.50. I had not known that! They had filled up space and time, and the overload of info got very tiring, annoying and abusive. I ordered them to unsubscribe me at that very instant! I informed them, nicely, that I decline -- refuse is the better word-- receiving those spoon-feeding info. They graciously confirmed the complete deletion of my account with them.

My husband always warned me never to click on those clickable taps. That was the very first time with my brand new Smart phone.

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Comments

MegL wrote on February 16, 2015, 6:18 PM

My goodness. I hadn't seen those and I don't want to either. Thanks for the warning.

BeadDoodler wrote on February 16, 2015, 6:44 PM

If you receive ads in your e mail account, they are required to have a link to a site where you can unsubscribe. It's usually in very small print at the bottom of the ad. If there's no unsubscribe link you can report them for spamming you.

allen0187 wrote on February 16, 2015, 6:45 PM

Well, good thing that you were able to get in touch with them and discontinue receiving those annoying emails from them. I would have gone bat-sh!t crazy on them if this happened to me.

cheri wrote on February 16, 2015, 10:18 PM

I hate those pop adverts too. They are so annoying but there is nothing I can do to get rid of them.

snerfu wrote on February 16, 2015, 10:38 PM

Yes what Bead Doodler says is correct. You can unsubscribe at any time or report them for spam.

BarbRad wrote on February 17, 2015, 1:25 AM

I don't use a smartphone, but i am really hating that Progressive ad every time I post and seeing that silly woman dance around. They have made me determined never to switch to Progressive. You'd think there would be other ads they could find to serve me with that Captcha.

bleekley wrote on February 18, 2015, 7:43 PM

The ad was more than annoying; it conned money out of you. If that isn't illegal, why isn't it?

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on February 19, 2015, 9:52 AM

At PP FAQ we must take a screen shot of such malicious ads and report them to PP site owners.

GemstonePink wrote on February 24, 2015, 4:32 PM

That one really gets on my nerves. I haven't fallen for that one, but can see how many could. Glad you alerted others.

cheri wrote on March 2, 2015, 8:04 AM

I do really hate pop adverts because they are too distracting most of the times.

scheng1 wrote on March 13, 2015, 9:49 AM

Glad that you inform all of us, even though most of us do not click or sign up.