A Facebook “gotcha”

You know the advertisements you sometimes see along the right side of your Facebook page?  I’ve never paid too much attention to them, but have noticed one that says “Rachel Ray lost 47 lbs!”

Today, for I have no idea what reason, I clicked on that ad.  Hmmmm.  I immediately had that feeling you sometimes get right after you’ve done something, “I think that may have been a mistake.”

I was sooooo right.  Once I got into it, it would NOT let me get out.  And when I would try to reboot my computer to get rid of it, I couldn’t even get that done!

So I went to the tried and true, old-fashioned way … I turned it off manually!

Just a warning.  Click on the ads on Facebook at your own risk.

4 Responses to A Facebook “gotcha”

  1. Linda says:

    Yikes! Thanks for the tip.

  2. Sandra says:

    You are welcome, Linda.

  3. carlahoag says:

    So glad you told me. I assumed that the Facebook ads were safe, but I’ve never clicked on one.

    My sister clicked on similar ad on her email homepage and she got a virus or something. Joe calls them “mousetraps” when you can’t get out of it.

    Do they honestly think they’re going to get business that way or is it merely malicious??

  4. Sandra says:

    Carla — I can’t imagine this is a “marketing ploy” — my guess is that someone has doctored the original ad to make it a “mousetrap” (good word, Joe). I always wonder what fun people get out of doing things like that.

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