Who actually falls for this stuff?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Who actually falls for these banner ads? Not even my Mum does :eek: Have you or anyone you know ever fallen for these or something similar?
     

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    The Download button I get, as it is often more prominent than the actual download link, even on "trusted" and "recommended" pages.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I do. Everyday. They all actually are true by the way. You wouldn't believe te prizes and results I have achieved.
     
  5. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Internet newbies (like kids and old people) can easily fall for those ads.
    Admittedly, they're designed for idiots.
     
  6. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I love on that Facelift ad how they use your IP address to stick your local city in there... Christ on a bike :eek:

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    Or fat ****s who are too lazy to eat healthy and go to the gym, just wanting an "easy way to get ripped" with "little effort".
     
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I got a flat stomach after replying to that add. It works, really.

    Why aren't you believing me? Come on guys click the ad. :D
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    If you live by an airport and you get a letter saying the government will replace all your doors and windows and possibly your furnace, water heater and air conditioner - for free - believe it. It's true.
     
  9. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sure... But I'm talking about internet ad ;)
     
  10. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Can't find a pic but there was one where you were "required" to enter your credit card number in order to see if the card was still active. Love that one the best.
     
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    Wait, you mean not all advertising is true??!!

    They wouldn't do that...would they?

    That must be against the law, or something.

    And I was going to buy those X-Ray Glasses so I could see girls undies.

    Damn!!! :(
     
  13. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    ive gotten so many internetz pointz playing that game, still waiting on the prize :(
     
  14. UlsterApple macrumors regular

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    I actually know of a woman who, having read an e-mail sent to her by someone she'd never met in Africa, paid over £700 GBP to save a maltreated dog by having it shipped to her home. When after numerous payments by International money transfer the dog didn't arrive at her home, she contacted Police.
    A man just outside Banbridge Co Down paid over £700 to claim his winnings from a European lottery it transpired he never entered in the first place.
    So, yes, fools still exist.
    Personally I'm still waiting for that nice man's brother, the former finance minister of an African country, to pay me back with a share of the £200000000 he has taken out of the country. God's blessings to him too.:D
     
  15. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I was dubious at first, but now I am earning more than $600 per day from Google. Drop me a PM if you want to find out more. Be sure to include your bank details.
     
  16. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I saw a special on TV about people who fall for that crap. What gets me is after they send the first chunk of change and the nice man in Nigeria doesn't send over their lottery winnings or inheritance, they send over more money. They keep sending every time the scammer says there's a delay and asks for more money. They finally stop sending money not when they realize it's a scam, because they don't, but when they've spent every last cent of their life savings. It's really hard to have sympathy for people who are that stupid.

    If you're new to the interwebs and naive, and send $500 to some random person in Africa, realize you've been had and cut your losses right there, you're still stupid but I might have a tiny bit of sympathy. We've all done stupid things. But to keep sending money like that, that just requires a level of stupidity never before seen in mankind.

    My dad always gets those e-mails and asks me "Why do they send those e-mails, don't they know people know it's a scam?" The answer to that question is that it costs nothing to send that e-mail to millions of people, and if one person thinks it's legit, you're in for a nice payday. And there are enough stupid people out there.
     
  17. Shrink macrumors G3

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    See my signature...:D
     
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    You're just jealous because you aren't earning $5400 a month from your couch.
     
  19. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    These are the only ads I ever click on. and I absolutely * hate them.

    I don't see ads on 99% of the sites I browse though.
     
  20. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    I must have really good luck or something, because I've lost count of the number of times I've been the 1 millionth visitor to a website. Still waiting on my prizes though...
     
  21. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Wow, I found the first trashy ad promising a free phone... that wasn't an iPhone!
     

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    I just received a new shipment of snake oil!

    Prices start at 1K/100mL

    PM me for details
     
  23. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    I always wanted those glasses, I would see them advertised on the back of American comic books. ;)
     

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