I¬†reviewed a site today and discovered a new advertising technique – and if it’s on one site, it’ll be on plenty more.

I clicked on a menu option and instantly got a popup telling me I had the “blue screen of death” and giving me a number to call. It disabled my ability to close the window and I needed to use the task manager to close it down.

Out of curiosity I rang the number¬†(09) 280 6231 which was answered with a bland “Computer Support” and when I tried to find out more about the company I was told it was a large international company and I’d come through to their main support desk – with an Auckland number, yeah, right!Continue reading