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Re: Scams

Postby CactusHugger » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:05 pm

Method to protect you against phishing scams
Two-step verification sounds like a pain in the ass to me. I use different devices all the time and I don't want to have to do the two-step every time I use a different device!
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Re: Scams

Postby sandman » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:02 am

Donors Beware! More Scammers Are Targeting Crowdfunding Sites
These sites make it way too easy for dishonest people to set up scams. The people who created these sites might have good intentions, but as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions!
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Re: Scams

Postby shadylady » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:27 am

Cop turns table on IRS scammer
It's tax season and people need to be wary of scammers who pretend to be IRS agents!
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Re: Scams

Postby twister » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:36 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Amazon Prime in this thread. They charge an annual fee and in exchange you're supposed to get free shipping, but then they want to charge you six bucks to ship what they call Pantry items. Most pantry items need no special shipping materials, but it provides an excuse to charge for shipping even when you've already supposedly been promised free shipping. If that's not a scam, then I don't know what is!
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Re: Scams

Postby tronagirl » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:38 am

twister: I never use Amazon at all and so I don't know much about what they do, but I do have a couple friends who have complained vociferously about Amazon Prime in particular and they said something about being charged for shipping even though being signed up for Prime is supposed to guarantee free shipping. This pantry stuff must be what they're talking about. It's surprising that a company that treats customers like that still has any customers.
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Re: Scams

Postby wildbill » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:36 am

AMAZON PRIME: What I've heard is that Amazon Prime also includes access to online movies, audio files, and ebooks. It sounds like a classic bait and switch scam to me. They promise you free shipping and attempt to distract you with the movies and stuff and then charge you for shipping, but call it something else. Probably they ought to be reported to the Better Business Bureau. It's a classic scam and unless people report them, nothing will get done. I've never signed up for Amazon Prime and so I don't give a rat's ass, but I've heard a few people complain and they have every right to complain as far as I can tell.
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