ipod scams

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mr_Brightside_@, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    has anyone actually done onw of the "free ipod" things? theres like so many of them online. ouch.
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    I haven't. It's a pyramid scheme, similar to Amway.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Nobody really talks about them here, because the temptation to start a conga line is too great -- and super annoying for the rest of us.

    So the threads are closed immediately, and if somebody posts a referral link -- they are usually banned.

    The g-mail threads were bad enough, the free iPod threads would be orders of magnitude worse.
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I know a friend that got:
    a mac mini
    a U2 iPod
    60 gig Photo
    and I think one more.

    punk was always at the top of the pyramid and ...
    DOESN'T USE THE MAC MINI AT ALL! AGGHH!!

    He won't send it to me, that punk. :(
    always bad mouthing it and such.

    but .. yea, they rarely work (he has a HUGE family, and thats how he got it to work) so no with the posting of the "zomg! free iPod!"

    Just.. so much the spam!
     
  5. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

    DarkNetworks

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    a friend of mine got an iPod Shuffle the other day when he joined a ocntest somewhere...
     
  6. Whyren macrumors 6502a

    Whyren

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    There are legitimate contests (like where I won my shuffle), but I'd stay away from the free-whatever.coms. Not worth the effort and loss of personal data.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Bingo, if I was running a phishing scam -- I'd skip the bank, ebay, etc. and give away a few hundred free iPods.

    That drives people wild and they willingly give you their personal information -- to your scam links, and get their friends to jump in also. :rolleyes:
     
  8. robcts macrumors regular

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    I received a free iPod last year through one of them, so they aren't a scam. But it's way too much work to do.
     
  9. pookmail macrumors newbie

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    I got a 15Gb 3rd Gen. It was a pain in the butt. Big time. I guess if you know a lot of people it might work.
     
  10. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    So the question now is....

    Who wants to start an iPod scam with me? You can be #2 on the list.
     

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