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being led off to scam site when I go on here

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I have speedsolving as one of my tabs and occasionally I have been led off to a site called rg.shark which then goes through some strange stuff so i can't just go back, it then has offered me stuff such as the new iPhone X for beta testing and it has told me there is a virus on my phone and to click here to remove it, both are clearly scams, do any of the moderators know anything about this?
 

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We did notice your question and have been discussing it, but we're unaware of anything that should be able to cause this. We certainly hope it is not due to anything actually on our site. Anything you can do to narrow down the specific events that lead to this might be helpful. I'm sorry to hear you're having this trouble.
 
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We did notice your question and have been discussing it, but we're unaware of anything that should be able to cause this. We certainly hope it is not due to anything actually on our site. Anything you can do to narrow down the specific events that lead to this might be helpful. I'm sorry to hear you're having this trouble.
I have multiple tabs open and one of them is the speedsolving forum, occasionally when i have switched tabs, I then switch back to speedsolving forum and about 4 or 5 times now this has happened. It could be due to google ads but I doubt it, the only other option I can think of is Firefox having problems, you haven't been hacked or anything?
 
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I have had this a couple times on my phone (an LG G2 with Chrome) as well. Never on any computer though.

Not sure if the site it leads me to is also called rg.shark, but I've had weird sites that make my phone vibrate and tell me I have a virus. For me, it's not usually when I switch tabs; usually I'll just be scrolling through a thread and all of a sudden I'm redirected to one of those pages. I'm always able to close it down and return to Speedsolving safely though. It's probably only ever happened to me 5-10 times, but I'm always browsing Speedsolving when it occurs (at least as far as I can remember).
 
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Same problem here, at times the site becomes unusable on Android for me with every page being more likely than not to redirect to rg.shark with no option to return. This has probably only been happening for a week or two, and seems to have died down (but not died off) in the past few days. I don't typically use more than one tab on my phone, and a virus scan suggests it's not my end. I have noticed it happens more later in the evening for me (UK) which is probably closer to peak for mainland US, though this may be coincidental
 

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I have speedsolving as one of my tabs and occasionally I have been led off to a site called rg.shark which then goes through some strange stuff so i can't just go back, it then has offered me stuff such as the new iPhone X for beta testing and it has told me there is a virus on my phone and to click here to remove it, both are clearly scams, do any of the moderators know anything about this?
When did this issue start? Does it happen every time? Delete the bookmark and re-add it. Are any other sites affected or just Speedsolving.com?
 
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Just speedsolving as far as I know and I have tried that except it's a tab not a bookmark, it has not happened since I created this thread
When did this issue start? Does it happen every time? Delete the bookmark and re-add it. Are any other sites affected or just Speedsolving.com?
 
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