Fake contest pretending to be ViaSat/WildBlue

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Can you stop someone from your screen saying I won a prize in the Viasat give-away,not sending what they claim,but obviously signing you up to sell you something.Hows come they can use viasats name on our viasat account????????
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Thomas Hughes

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Steve Frederick, Champion

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It is known as scamming.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Sorry Thomas, That's definitely a scam. A lot of times free iPad offers via ads/emails are scams that let you sign up or take a survey all to get information from you. If you install some ad blocking software you can make it where you won't see these fraudulent ads. Some get creative where they can make it look like it's from us, or make it look like it's a local offer (b/c it's able to find your IP address and determine where you are), ect. A lot of times if it's too good to be true online, it probably is.