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Strange VM online advert

I keep seeing this ad particularly on tech/broadband related sites:

vmad.png

I assume it's Latin, but not being fluent, i'm not sure what it says!

Is this intentional or has someone forgot to replace the placeholder text?

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I've attempted to translate it for real on Google Translate. it may be Catalan, which translates as: 

"Here, what do you mean, if you order, please, we want to see you" ??

https://translate.google.com/?um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#ca/en/Aqui%20quis%20si%20cons%20que%2...

 

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Only question now is why is the ad server thinking you are in Catalan?

Also being in Catalan is likely to get you on a list these days, so worth working out.....

TBF though I'm in Belfast so have empathy with people suspected of being a bit dodgy...


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I'm in the UK, on a VM connection and geolocation services get my approximate location correct so I don't think the server believes i'm in Catalonia. 

The ad is an image, so the text is I presume exactly how VM submitted it to the ad company and should be the same for everyone who sees the ad.

I thought VM might just have uploaded an ad template by mistake with some kind of Lorem Ipsum dummy text.

 

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@cje85 wrote:

I'm in the UK, on a VM connection and geolocation services get my approximate location correct so I don't think the server believes i'm in Catalonia. 

The ad is an image, so the text is I presume exactly how VM submitted it to the ad company and should be the same for everyone who sees the ad.

I thought VM might just have uploaded an ad template by mistake with some kind of Lorem Ipsum dummy text.

 


LMAO Brain Fart on my part, you are of course correct, you'd be IN Catalonia speaking Catalan. That's embarrassing...

 

 


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https://translate.google.com/?um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#view=home&op=translate&sl=auto&tl=en&...

According to the Gargoyles Latin does work with limited success: "Which asked for the cons of a man, if he prays and venihyliantet volg Aqui"Smiley Indifferent







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@cje85 wrote:

I'm in the UK, on a VM connection and geolocation services get my approximate location correct so I don't think the server believes i'm in Catalonia. 

The ad is an image, so the text is I presume exactly how VM submitted it to the ad company and should be the same for everyone who sees the ad.

I thought VM might just have uploaded an ad template by mistake with some kind of Lorem Ipsum dummy text.

 


Virgin media make a mistake? Surely you are thinking of a different ISP......

Id assume you are right but wanted to have some fun with it. On the serious side I cant track down the ad server that is putting it out there, so if it shows again can you find the URL of the image?

AT that point I can escalate it, I like mysteries like this so would love to able to track down what's going wrong...

 

 


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@Kippies wrote:
Virgin media make a mistake? Surely you are thinking of a different ISP......


i've yet to come across a perfect ISP

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It took a while but the ad finally appeared again tonight.

The source image is https://s0.2mdn.net/4611241/mpu_backup.jpg

Clicking it leads to https://www.virginmedia.com/?CMP=DFA:4082655:227630860:426224089:105409794

The source code that displayed the ad, incase it helps, is:


<a target="_blank" href="https://adclick.g.doubleclick.net/pcs/click?xai=AKAOjsseNx7KYlPLPLXS2P9T1BGr1V852Hux9UhNqw-a-chnmuOkRWsXSNHDg-m_WQfKVINqx6rU0i6jd_4fMeYrJl8pZI0FIFahy7B2lf6kkZ2qzotNDqqhOQOzN7ZYkHDfUpK1K86yUf3vMNw8G1z2lajUNbi3AwKGc4r-Mtu0CY0R-Aig-c77NB7p8-fXfJPgrIsKTQZsdmMU7Tnn9YQCLLAGXai-O1bh-3U8W8V3qx6ZQbMvdgeXctw7B2dxpPcYaWeg9ydZTTSfInbOw7F4q3JYc-N5De1HJYwiNBtDABHMDZuhIuXbGkjRZZBCrUBloTqaTAiZzadhGvA9Sk55tLMR_r6NDpRbvi5FdetYRPrUG90OSsnBEFDOmY8yD6hD5aaRvIIsUwqPZ_Jr24JqlGLN9rhoWCADjncbKnSIvObRx8MzNwoV9kkyPnMMwA-tKPGawtfIjGk1ECvOT1EIcJbGIfD4tJYeRDl0z79i8Yln20zPL7iYVcEgXAVcaN7imy9B-SYCedD03G264hUPEtDXzDwVEY1zCcetyTnmJxxDGmlczz0RJfhXirWozk1WAwo7Ck_1SEsc1MrZBQRCIhduqgRp3bXV81sTz-mitlR_vdc1fvaefKafdYoxrpwrMvVtj7lb2A74IDTvNkdIOQKJtD7R7eIUbEn06G8XLmnuwp-eyJwod2PRIrHjw_5TiLgTdbqIVlbB_8rpdaWbctVjnjDFz5St8u0koBPlhLTeufgZr_CmErw21vJOKnulnVd36noY69CpSAnk8_dhlW20M6yACMC_8sdaIy_FSnLIe3oCAi_dZeDP4jpMY6Mvk6iJpJZ8wvDLo69YPu3aE7B-xxJK-VBABmN7r2SgdAnFPP55hC2Krlx8Y0-grYAn_L0FVvML7KawT4KUEDvK7aVIk3w2fum9tkyfIOdDkPBsO0rGs0UmCYgRrPDk4J3z5GtieU5wGbq3-VamIHIq5v2WniNQtz1x0hm-mJhgPc0c5nY&amp;sai=AMfl-YSMIclZuOQe9ZORRq-LY2ZfP38MWgo4XSXpqqjUY04JTBCaWUztfvvMec1OSdPs2DbskGyMZ0S02CBpgQe3YMdO5FUcMTlkMxFURWtnmQe6NMLzgckpJ1ForWdmOSotgdKG-gpOU2AHBrh4d5xxlJjRXyvkCQLCeFrHrosNNtOqWYs&amp;sig=Cg0ArKJSzIlTBpr-ZsAz&amp;urlfix=1&amp;adurl=https://127.demdex.net/event%3Fd_event%3Dclick%26d_src%3D59026%26d_site%3D4082655%26d_creative%3D105409794%26d_placement%3D227630860%26d_campaign%3D21614759%26d_bust%3D3254058209%26d_bu%3DUK_VM%26d_rd%3Dhttps://www.virginmedia.com/%3FCMP%3DDFA:4082655:227630860:426224089:105409794%26sitekey%3DN33505.2556310MGPROGRAMMATIC"><img src="https://s0.2mdn.net/4611241/mpu_backup.jpg" alt="Advertisement" border="0" width="300" height="250"></a>
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Another one here, this time a blank banner:

https://s0.2mdn.net/4611241/bg_flat.png 

<a target="_blank" href="https://adclick.g.doubleclick.net/pcs/click?xai=AKAOjss1hH75aL81KaU4db2mjJOgy0O58F8c0ufYEwwKaQQ_kvRGUTVV16XOKOpcyzkRzj5dfDJ4rKxeTZaRCKHVu7Koux-NNC2Eymtf2rYzNebSQ0f_XWTSmd3pQl5VJQLyRobXUsMqnsxPEdUadBZXZvBofYBlIXQReyJTA1CMjVBGglkRrI9VQrt8jaU858NieZdw9Mup2otx8cJiP5acQb01LoPfQWOFHVeXxeepkYU-mOnU7wMCf4EFAsKemqE9675thWKnq0ot_p3UJCPZJ0bLlT3pI1d1d6v1eGptHASrUUTOk-tV-F-T7redf1qMnNbfAkg1Lu7ly08bZ7IXgpK_7Bwe4Uuy-A0OTEypAtBxPGZvHeEGXHj6Posx7IOeWH8Z1iBK6rxf0uXrBCOIdVbC0pplSfXlnJDiZ_D0aVRUQ7zejrmlUpf-0gElUrAQ2lC1gE2rrWdWXRzjQxZZmzVsY_AYcWRjRWwkDujwJP0rMf1Ik0wPmYfX3NlVQqfA29yMI7RzyBui9a46zRxCe2w79F7C3eTS49bdS6xnkeR_7ozu2AqBcp5N7L3a4SePPrPG28phe1j_7_JFu_aO9B-JhBlhuAC2UM_9z8MMksxoUED8X6ZCntugfS7THiuf3Pj34_UC7AMEU_1tnPmUT12I-DpEiv-7dbXqOJ3TKpM7q3Vc0sUCUemHWRj66o0G1qjiBDlO4hwIyGsiMHXBY9ry0nQcEIC-WFP20TcZgKgYhS6pau5wM-qUhkbYMtVdxfG8dEtbn3FC_lI51Ba_1Pzg-ruOGjPzuGbui33fUR-D1dC6ANa8oWuyLOxKTLuH1oaN-EltruIdtLUkv8p8gcRVPVMhU9wKZ4GgJh8xx4_3aKbCSbpivyqElEP5qDE8t7VrgJSHpBhKvJHAK55Otih7aGDPmMEcTLByfHsTwNs3klQGEy0VvcBBkR5CG6-fQWqazFUrXG447omZJN3Vpstv2Q6r6kd9F4LJZX03n2Ebta_A97OVOe-wuj4iyMxMJQ&amp;sai=AMfl-YQIQwfb5TaZ32eJi3QqU2vD41XZAZjPTUf5cyG7RHvZwBYJBq_GaFJH52HfKLUM-1JVCrohpvjTQm0kDILFS6ZEz4WbVmejn-4CBUzWgnbW6bSm4ejJWlFeHPCasiBmCSyT4v1m9BjEWnoLAaRieeyAetbpkC2muvLD3EP74drOzio&amp;sig=Cg0ArKJSzFJ4Wa4yN4gQ&amp;urlfix=1&amp;adurl=https://127.demdex.net/event%3Fd_event%3Dclick%26d_src%3D59026%26d_site%3D4082655%26d_creative%3D105487229%26d_placement%3D227630977%26d_campaign%3D21614759%26d_bust%3D2942419950%26d_bu%3DUK_VM%26d_rd%3Dhttps://www.virginmedia.com/%3FCMP%3DDFA:4082655:227630977:426220156:105487229%26sitekey%3DN33505.2556310MGPROGRAMMATIC"><img src="https://s0.2mdn.net/4611241/bg_flat.png" alt="Advertisement" border="0" width="728" height="90"></a

 

 

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