I use my mobile phone to navigate this site. Many people who use Autoguide app have been annoyed by it.
However, today they have truly excelled themselves in their thieving, money scamming, self centred, profit centred hideousness.
The Autoguide app loads an advert at the bottom of each and every page, ideally placed just above the navigation buttons for misplaced fingers to link into the tat that they would like me to buy. It happens, fine. They have even optimised the advert banner so it loads a fraction of a second after the main text of the page so as a finger goes to tap a navigation icon the icon is replaced with the advert. Okay, I know AO is only in the forum business for the money. That is clear.
Today, one of the adverts I mistakenly tapped on in just this way was William Hill. The advert didn't take me to another irritating splash add, it autodialled the William Hill gambling line. £1.50 charged to my phone bill. Without my consent, without any warning I was being directed to a premium rate phone number.
What a bunch of money hungry, profit whores.
Now I don't gamble, at all, ever. I am utterly livid that AlfaOwner and their in bed lover Autoguide see fit to trick their membership into funding gambling sites.
Oh, and before some smart Alec cones along and says adverts are from browsing history, my Fruitphone is browsing private. There is no browsing history.
So, as a direct question to the powers that be, moderators, administrators, whoever is wearing the badge if office today, Please justify placing single tap links to premium rate gambling websites inside what is often referred to as a family friendly site with all the rules and regulations that go with that?
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