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Posted November 25, 2012 - 12:03 PM

If it sounds too good to be true it probably is applies to this one.

Isn't that the truth ! And many many other attempted scams.

What puzzles me ? Is why so many ask "think this is a scam"

Common sense doesn't always apply I guess.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 03:22 PM

When I get a text such as already mentioned they get a very short reply from me, 3 letters w/ one space:"fk u".

Unfortunately, that lets them know it's a valid number.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 03:28 PM

Shoot, and I was thinking I could get a few x-mas presents with my prize :D

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 12:09 AM

Speaking of scams, that "Quibids" scam on TV, how long before that gets busted by the feds? The ad copy sez it all, "You get 'something' for 'almost nothing'... So how does the supplier of the merchandise make money? The secret is in the amount of failed bids from all the fools that fall for that pitch. Probably millions of 'em just looking to score cheap, and only one out of them all wins. Add up all the lost $6.99's for the 99" TV (measured diagonally) and you see how big and profitable sheep fleecing this really is. All the rest lose their bid money. The bowlegged girl in the black pants don't tell you that though! :D

Edited by HydroHarold, November 27, 2012 - 12:09 AM.

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 06:57 AM

Glad I read this thread last week because I got that Target prize text the other day deleted it and past the info to others in my family , Al

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Cool! I just received a text saying I'm a BestBuy Winner of a $1000 gift card.

I feel special to be considered important enough to scam. :thumbs: