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(Time)   Three scams to watch for this holiday season in upcoming Fark articles   (techland.time.com) divider line 15
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2013-11-11 12:02:30 PM
Did Black Friday sales make the list?
 
2013-11-11 12:25:04 PM
Actually a very well written and informative article that clarified that you should be careful about doing stuff.
 
2013-11-11 12:25:17 PM
I enjoy Christmas, but the whole holiday is a scam to make people buy things they can't afford.
 
2013-11-11 12:26:41 PM
Keep an eye out for that $5 a month web site "total access" scam.
 
2013-11-11 12:26:44 PM
Scamming, scamming never changes...

/ rule 1. If it's too good to be true; it usually is.

rule 2. Don't respond or click the links in an unsolicited email

rule 3. Don't give out your info; especially your social security number or your bank account information
 
2013-11-11 12:35:14 PM

Aar1012: Did Black Friday sales make the list?


Good old Sears' bait and switch scam.

$5 40" TVs

/note, there is one of these televisions within the readership of this newspaper and 8 sears locations.
 
2013-11-11 12:37:55 PM
Uh yeah.. about that actually.. I completed a survey on Fark a couple of weeks ago and was offered a choice of prizes for doing so.  I chose the "free" 2gig ipod shuffle for "only 3 dollars shipping"  Card was charged 49.99 besides that.  Imma pay it, because I want the ipod, but really.... WTF?

/is it because I'm canadian?
 
2013-11-11 12:40:53 PM
I don't need to worry. I'm the ten millionth visitor to the site and I just won $100,000.
 
2013-11-11 12:47:02 PM
You can't scam an honest person. Don't try to cheat "the system" and you won't get burned
 
2013-11-11 12:54:42 PM
What kind of keyboard is that in the picture? Chinese, Japanese and Korean on a QWERTY?
 
2013-11-11 12:58:42 PM
Buy 1 or 2 presents for your wife and kids- buy them online- say Amazon. Everyone else- "you get nothing!". Seriously people chill the fark out- you don't need to buy all the things- baby Jebus (ok maybe not Republican Jesus) will understand.
 
2013-11-11 01:12:05 PM
Not to worry. I only buy commemorative coins of the World Trade Center.
 
2013-11-11 01:34:34 PM
You scoff, but when the time comes, I'll be sitting pretty with my Goldline coins while you're all fighting in the rubble of civilization for cigarette butts.
 
2013-11-11 01:39:22 PM
I'm telling my clients to be super careful about clicking pagelinks in email, even if they know who it's from. So many people have clicked on an LOL! SO FUNNY! link from a family member, and got hit immediately. Most of these infected websites' payload will blow right past any security software. Then, a few days later, the family member will send out something like, "DON'T CLICK ON ANYTHING I SENT YOU! MY ACCOUNT WAS HACKED!" Of course, by then it's too late.
 
2013-11-11 01:42:04 PM
0.tqn.com

Hmmm...sounds legit.
 
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