Is this a scam???? NEED ADVICE!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by markjones05, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    I got this site from some spam mail.

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    http://apple-software.net/
    Is it a scam? The prices seem too good to be true. I was one click away from entering my credit card info before I realized this might not be kosher.

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. markjones05 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How can you tell?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Search questionable sites on GoDaddy.com to find out who owns the site. Be wary of websites that have been recently created and which use hotmail addresses for contacts:


    Arastirilan alan adi: apple-software.net
    Ad / Name KIMO LATHAM
    Adres 361 grass valley dr Colorado
    Tel 112-392-2999
    Faks
    E-posta KEITHt99e5h7j4zLYNETTE@hotmail.com
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    Ad / Name KIMO LATHAM
    Adres 361 grass valley dr Colorado
    Tel 112-392-2999
    Faks
    E-posta KEITHt99e5h7j4zLYNETTE@hotmail.com
    Guncelleme / Updated

    Ad gizli
    Ad / Name KIMO LATHAM
    Adres 361 grass valley dr Colorado
    Tel 112-392-2999
    Faks
    E-posta KEITHt99e5h7j4zLYNETTE@hotmail.com
    Guncelleme / Updated

    Alan Adi Sunucusu1 / DNS1 ns1.pr2mf.com
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    Son Guncelleme/ Last Updated
    Kayit Tarihi / Registration Date 2009-11-28
    SKT / Exp. Date 2010-11-28
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    2009-12-09​
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...as always, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. I received that same spam earlier this evening. It's been forwarded to piracy@apple.com and piracy@adobe.com as well as reported to the BSA....oh yeah!
     
  7. markjones05 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Your a sick man.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    To be a dealer you need x number of years in business.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Just looking at these 2 products screams scam...
     

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  10. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I always find these threads amusing, because I would confidently click "reply" and type "yes" without even reading the post or looking at the site, based entirely on the title. I can't think of the question ever being asked when it wasn't a scam, anyway.

    If you have to ask, it probably is.
     
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  12. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    LOL...$99 for a "downloadable" version of Photoshop, yeah that's 100% legit ;)

    I don't think you can even get the student UPGRADE edition for $99, never mind the full retail...
     
  13. scottness macrumors 65816

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    If you have to ask if it's a scam, it probably is a scam. Trust your gut.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    If you think its a scam it generally is.

    Just go by the old adage "If it's too good to be true, it probably is "

    Why even ask if its a scam when they're selling software discounted by nearly a thousand bucks. If that doesn't raise any red flags, I have some swamp land in florida to sell you :p
     
  15. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Why in the world would you pay attention to a spam e-mail? No reputable business does that.
     
  16. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    I got this one too... and oddly enough to my non-spam email addresses rather than my spam addresses. Didnt fool me for a second though.. not for $99! you must be havin' a laugh. Nice rip of the Apple site though... but since some of the links are going to Russia.. I think not.

    Also, I like the way they have translations into German, French, Dutch and Spanish but you've still got to pay in $$!
     
  17. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    if this was a real apple site then there would not be a G5 next to the monitor on the homepage. It would be a mac pro
     
  18. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I'm not really sure if that would qualify as reason for concern, but iThink the other factors make it pretty clear that it's spam.
     
  19. wlh99 macrumors 6502

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    Read the F.A.Q.s They might as well say "We are selling pirated copies of software."

    http://apple-software.net/info/terms/

    2.3 The software we sell is packed into archives which contain FULL BACKUP COPIES of original licensed software which have .zip format ( to open them You need WinZip software );

    2.5 Software can’t be registered on-line due to the definite limitations;

    2.6 You won’t be able to receive any printed license confirmation;
     
  20. Sky Blue Guest

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    really?
     
  21. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    i know lol i was being silly
     
  22. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    i am speechless. I am suprised it doesn't doesn't link to thepiratebay.org lol.
     

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