Mac mini offer validity

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by josheee12, May 28, 2010.

  1. josheee12 macrumors newbie

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    I have been a technician for years, and I know about the many online scams requiring you to give your CC #, address, and all sorts of other info. MacMinis***** require you to do nothing more than complete an offer, and refer to 16 friends (who don't have to do any referrals themselves). Anyone ever get scammed by them?
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    What is the URL you tried to enter? It got filtered by the forums, meaning it was added to the filter list most likely because it has been spammed here before.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    "referral" offers are always scams. don't waste your time.
     
  4. josheee12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    figure it out: "mac minis (number after 3) free dot com". seems legit. it requires nothing more than your address, email, and a user/passwd. you must complete 1 offer and refer. the referrals only have to open the link and create an account, but they are not required to refer. Found this: interview
     
  5. belltree macrumors 6502

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    What relevance is there to you having been a technician? Regardless this is a simply a scam and an attempt to lure people to this url. :mad:
     
  6. Phantom Gremlin macrumors regular

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    why doubt it?

    I'm positive that this is legit. The intarwebs are just full of Good Samaritans who want to give away free computers! And they're always new, brand name computers at that. Nobody ever gives away a 5 y/o no-name beige box POS.
     
  7. josheee12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I say I'm a technician because I have dealt with people who have fell for traps in a similar fashion, by having their identity stolen, and computers infected by spyware. MM4F doesn't ask for any of that information (CCN, SSN) so it seems a little more legit. It doesn't ask for any personal information (except when they start the shipping process) and doesn't ask you (or anyone else) to install any software.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...go for it, refer all your friends and let us know how it works out for you:p... just don't use my name...
     
  9. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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