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Old February 1, 2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Firingline giveaays

Are the popups notifying a firingline gift card give away legit or a scam?
I have received 3 of these and do not trust them but hope I am not missing out on a legit offer.
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Old February 1, 2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Advertising Popups? In your web browser browsing thefiringline.com?

That's malware on your computer.
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Old February 1, 2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. I suspected it was not on the up and up so I have closed the link every time but was hoping I wasn't losing out on something.
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Old February 1, 2013, 05:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting. I have never gotten any popups on TFL but now I know if I do to scan my computer for malware.
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Old February 2, 2013, 12:25 AM   #5
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Just so we all are on the same page...

The Firing Line is totally commercial free. There are no adds, whatsoever. Our founder and publisher of SWAT Magazine set it up that way and funds the entire expense of this site.

All that this means is that if you get some kind of pop-up advertising... It's you. Not us.
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Old February 2, 2013, 01:10 AM   #6
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Thanks for the quick reply. I suspected it was not on the up and up so I have closed the link every time but was hoping I wasn't losing out on something.
That's a strange response, so I think you misinterpreted. In case Al's post wasn't clear enough, you have malware on your computer or your browser, and you need to get rid of it. There are some tips in another thread:

https://thefiringline.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=368640
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“It's a goal you won't understand until later. Your job is to make sure he doesn't achieve the goal.” (bsg)
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