Going to myLot from my iPhone today caused problems

United States
October 3, 2017 11:43am CST
Today I decided to check up on myLot from my iPhone. I went to the website and entered my username, but before I had a chance to enter my password, a page appeared telling me my phone has a virus. Don't remember the exact wording though, but that page was weird. I pressed the back button, thinking that would reload myLot and get rid of that page telling me my phone has a virus, but that didn't work. So, I closed the page and cleared my history. Then I opened up a new page, went to myLot, and tried to log in again. In the process of entering my login information, the page telling me I have a virus didn't appear, but I got redirected to a number of other pages. I don't remember what they were but clearly nothing good. So, I closed the pages, cleared the history again, and exited Safari. After that, I finally decided to update to the latest iOS. I was wondering if the installation would be successful and thankfully it was. Now that I had a new iOS, it was time to go to Safari and test it out. I went to google.com and all was okay. Then I decided to try to go to HubPages and log in. I was able to do it successfully. No redirects to other pages. No pages popping up telling me I have a virus. My next thought was to go back to myLot and try to log in again, but I never did it. I am hesitant to do it. What if that window will appear again telling me I have a virus? Or what if I get redirected to other sites? I never had something like this happen to me when going to myLot, or any other site for that matter, from my iPhone. I am not sure what to do. The phone seems to be working fine. And I was able to go to google.com and HubPages with no issues. Maybe I should try going to other sites I regularly visit and see what will happen. But what about myLot? Still, can't bring myself to go back for fear that those pages will appear again.
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5 responses
3 Oct
I always use it on my laptop.
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• United States
3 Oct
Usually that's what I do as well. But sometimes when I don't feel like going on my laptop or I am not home, I go to mylot from my phone. Never had this happen to be until today.
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@DrEdwi (52)
3 Oct
It must be some form of a malware. I think you should use an adblocker if the problem persists.
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• United States
3 Oct
This happened on my iPhone. Is there an adblocker for that?
@DrEdwi (52)
3 Oct
@lovebuglena I am not conversant with iphone since I use Android. You should check App store.
• United States
3 Oct
@DrEdwi Ok. Will check it out. Hope my phone doesn't have any virus.
@Corbin5 (81315)
• United States
3 Oct
I have a new laptop, and when I try to access an older site I use, I always get a warning and am told to get out of there. It did not happen on the old laptop. I want to check my balance at the older site, but too scared to do that. Even Firefox on this new laptop gives me a warning regarding about myLot, but not when I use Chrome or Edge.
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• United States
3 Oct
What warning do you get?
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@Corbin5 (81315)
• United States
3 Oct
@lovebuglena I get a warning that my connection is not private and am advised to leave the site.
• United States
3 Oct
@Corbin5 I never had that happen to me. And all this is from your laptop not your phone right?
@ridingbet (37849)
• Philippines
4 Oct
there are some instances that a phone may be hacked.
• United States
4 Oct
Really? I hope that wasn't the case with me. So far there have been no redirects or pages popping up as happened before I updated to the new iOS.
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@pradab (503)
• India
3 Oct
Use a laptop instead
• United States
4 Oct
I usually go to myLot from my laptop. There are times though when I want to check in on my notifications or even post something but am not home, so the only option is to get on the site through my phone.
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