I’m referring to those horrible, ugly animated-gif ads that claim to have a “weird old tip” to reduce belly fat (clue: the tip isn’t to eat less, cut back on the booze and exercise more). They’re not just selling woo, they’re out to fleece you.
Although the alert went out nearly 2 weeks ago, there’s a good chance these things – or something similar that also sounds too good to be true – are still floating around the Internet. So here’s the link to the highly useful blog post at Schlock Mercenary, which has info on how to block a good number of these ads, PLUS!!! a great webcomic which I really recommend to everyone who’s a sucker for comic space opera.
There’s also this link, with fewer aliens and flying supercomputers:
The Washington Post – Ubiquitous ‘tiny belly’ online ad part of scheme, government says