questionsis the flashing ad telling me i won a walmart…

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Any ad saying you won anything is always a scam. always.

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No, it is not. Those are Google ads, not Deals.Woot ads. Please contact Google if you see something you believe to be false advertising.

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Click on it, I dare you!!!
*edit NO do not for all that is good do not click on it. Do not click on the 'your computer may already be infected' window either. Scams all of them!!! EVIL Dirty Rotten things.

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@thefenst: Serious question and I understand if you don't want to answer, but does Woot! see revenue on ad views or just on clicks? Does Woot! have any influence over what content ends up being shown here?

I generally run AdBlock, but have excluded deals.woot.com because some of the "ads" are actually deals.woot.com content (like the "Woot this deal" button frame), but knowing that these are actually sub-contracted frames I'm more inclined to protect myself (I'm more concerned about malware than flashy/scammy ads).

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@thefenst: I think most internet users visit a website with the expectation that the content is there with the permission and endorsement of the website owner. The fact that this ad is on a reputable website helps to give it legitimacy. Telling me to go to Google with a concern is passing the buck. You said yourself this ad is not legit so why wouldn't Woot be contacting Google? I went to deals.woot.com not Google.

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@durkzilla: I think google ads are based on your specific browsing habits. I go to amazon and look around and come back to woot I get advertisements based on what I was looking at on Amazon.

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@caffeine_dude: I believe you are correct and I think it's called a tracking cookie. It's kind of eerie to be shopping for a cruise, for example, and next thing you know cruise ads are following you everywhere. Yahoo does this, too.