Sounds like you installed a questionable application with intrusive ads that push to the notification bar.
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Chad, I can understand you frustration when receiving such alerts. They are indeed a form of spam and I will provide you with steps to get them to stop. Some might think that this is a virus and would recommend a factory reset of the phone. This is going to be a last result and not a first.
I recommend clearing your cache and deleting your internet data from the device. I have provided instructions: http://vz.to/1FE77GK
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