Martin Lewis

Started by Sheila, March 16, 2022, 04:57:26 AM

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Sheila

I am absolutely fed up of his advice popping up everywhere.  Has he invaded your computer too?

Diasi

I haven't seen anything from him.

What sort of things do you get?
Make every day count, each day is precious.
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Michael Rolls

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klondike

They are almost all fake adverts. Usually for something dodgy.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/fake-martin-lewis-ads/

Sort yourself out an ad blocker. It may get rid of them.

It's good to moan.

Sheila

We've got an ad blocker.  It's things like 'take your meter readings on 31 March so that you can not be charged for energy used before then at the more expensive rate.  They do not seem to be adverts.

klondike

Well that is genuine Martin Lewis Money / Saving Expert advice widely reported in the press but why you see it when apparently nobody else does is a bit of a mystery.

It's good to moan.

Diasi

Quote from: Sheila on March 16, 2022, 08:45:18 AM
We've got an ad blocker.  It's things like 'take your meter readings on 31 March so that you can not be charged for energy used before then at the more expensive rate.  They do not seem to be adverts.

Well, as Klondike says, that's certainly the advice he gave on his last TV show.

Are they pop-ups in your web browser?

Can you do a screen-grab & post one of them?
Make every day count, each day is precious.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".  (Cassandra)

klondike

I've always declined any "We'd like to annoy you with our notifications" requests so I don't know what happens if you accept but I'm wondering if it might be something like that. I started using Brave a while back and don't think I see them now.
## Ah. Just checked and the reason is because I blocked them in settings - probably what is described below for Chrome.

This tells you how to block them in Chrome...
https://www.choice.com.au/electronics-and-technology/computers/computer-software/articles/how-to-disable-annoying-browser-notification-requests




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