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Stealth
I found this site www.get4friends.com . Does anyone know if it is real or just a scam? All you have to do is just to sign up with a real email address. You then have to complete an offer on the offers page. You have to refer four people to sign up on your referral link. The thing which I believe is absolutely fake is that you can sign up again with your original username and _01 then another one would end with your username and _02 and the next one _03 and again. When you have 4 referrals, or by just signing up 4 times like what I said before and completeting the offers you can get and iPod nano, or a PS2 or a nintendo DS Lite or Paypal $145 etc. You must put your real address when you sign up. I believe that it is not real because how can they profit to buy these things?
madsencarl
i dunno, i say take a shot, as long as you've got nothing to lose and you've thoroughly read the terms and conditions to ensure you're not getting trapped into something.
Loghete
Phew, when I read the title of this topic I thought someone thought Frihost is a scam!
Daniel15
Things like this are usually scams, they either:
1) Sell your email address to various spammers and/or spam lists
2) Make lots of money through the offers (they're usually pretty dodgy offers, like "Deposit US$50 to this online casino!!!!!")

Additionally, it's like a pyramid scheme. Usually, the referrals need to also complete offers and refer people for them to be counted.

Loghete wrote:
Phew, when I read the title of this topic I thought someone thought Frihost is a scam!

It's happened before Wink
Ducksteina
Loghete wrote:
Phew, when I read the title of this topic I thought someone thought Frihost is a scam!

Me too Smile

@ Topic: I don't believe in these offers. You'll always find someone on the web who says it works, but let's be honest: who of us knows someone who got his free iPod through such a website? Nobody. It simply doesn't work. You just give away your address to revieve real-life spam. No thanks!
ashok
Loghete wrote:
Phew, when I read the title of this topic I thought someone thought Frihost is a scam!


u r not alone Very Happy

The TOS clearly shouts :

Quote:
(1) A user may only receive credit for completing an offer once. Do not complete an offer twice in attempt to try to get double points! ANY offer you do may not be immediately cancelled. You must be legitimately interested in the product or service you are signing up for. If we receive word of fraudulent activity, we will take away your credit and may place you on hold.

A fraud transaction is defined as a user who signs up with fake information, signs up multiple times through the same link, uses bad or fake credit card or check info, signs up for the same offer with multiple credit cards, or signups and cancels immediately.

(2) All GetFriends Network websites do not guarantee that a user will receive credit for any offer. We reserve the right to refuse a user credit for an offer for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, lack of appropriate information or fraudulent information.


means you aren't going to get anything Wink
icedrakon
If you afraid about privacy try the plugins of firefox 2 there is something called phishing toolbar and many others wonderful things.
Search for know how....
ehecatl
Loghete wrote:
Phew, when I read the title of this topic I thought someone thought Frihost is a scam!


lol, me too!

I personally think all sites like this are a scam, but that's just me. When you sign up for sites like that usually all you get out of it is TONS of junk mail...
catscratches
use an email-adress speically created for this and not your real one.
[FuN]goku
Most sites like this.. that give away free ipods and whatnot, are "NOT"
scams, my friend does these all the times, he has a laptop, xbox 260, 4 ipods and alot more stuff... What happens is they make all their money from their sponsors,, and your basically completeing their sponsors offers when you sign up.. and you refer people and they complete offers and vice versa...
i actually did one to get paypal money once and got it...
raine dragon
It's the value of your e-mail and how address information. They will most likely turn around and sell it to a bunch of people. They make money for as long as they have info buyers, you get piles of spam mail for the rest of your life, and a little toy right now.
Vrythramax
[FuN]goku wrote:
Most sites like this.. that give away free ipods and whatnot, are "NOT"
scams, my friend does these all the times, he has a laptop, xbox 260, 4 ipods and alot more stuff... What happens is they make all their money from their sponsors,, and your basically completeing their sponsors offers when you sign up.. and you refer people and they complete offers and vice versa...
i actually did one to get paypal money once and got it...


I don't know where you got your info from, but most sites like this ARE] scams. Unless you can prove otherwise, you should refrain from making such blanket statements which very well may induce many users here to entertain the thought of something for nothing. You say you got somebody to pay you once, and you post hearsay information (my friend had a good experience)....how many times, or places did you have to sign up for (I'd love to see your real Inbox....if you actually used your real email adress....not some webmail addy) before you actually got paid? How much spam email is your email account currently receiving? If you say you get no spam....I, for one, won't believe you.

There is no such thing as a free thing on the Internet, and for the most part...in life either.
tribe
I am not too sure what to say. I've been told by people in the past that these things work; but I also have not asked them if they are getting any spam email or junk mail everyday in the mailbox.

I'd google this site and sites similar and ask others about their experiences with these services.

I'm very skeptical.
Jaan
Sounds great. I don't know anything about this site.

Instead you should try freeipods.com its more than likely to actually get you the ipod or w.e . I'm pretty sure this site isn't a scam, it's been on the news.

These offers are always tempting, but not when they come from 'unkown' sites.

EDIT: This intrigued me so much that I googled it, and found this forum: http://www.anything4free.com it looks really good and apparently the 4.getfriendsnetwork.com IS legit.

Cheers.

P.S. I will indeed delve deeper into this 'freebie' business! And maybe try out some offers on my own!
divinitywolf
yeah always read the terms and conditions.
most websites like this are clever and include some little thing that allows them to not give anyone anything so they are just at a win-win situation.
erlendhg
Well, I think it looks nasty.
I wouldn't have signed up, but that, of course, is my opinion Smile

Daniel15 wrote:

It's happened before Wink


Lol. That discussion is awsome. technotrix can't be good Razz
ryanh2006
Loghete wrote:
Phew, when I read the title of this topic I thought someone thought Frihost is a scam!


Yeah mate that's exactly what I was thinking LOL! Yeah I say go for it. Read the terms thoroughly and make sure that you've got a good SPAM filter just in case!! There are tons of horrible spam sites out there but I have heard of friends actually getting stuff after all with 0 spam!!! I know someone who got a free iPod 5th gen and was never hassled or spammed again!! I guess it requires a leap of faith on your part. Confused
Kaisonic
It's not actually a scam in the general sense, it's just a really crappy thing. They sell your email and address to people and you get TONS of spam (I used an old email address on freeipods.com and I now get 1000s of spam emails DAILY). And the offers do scam you out of a lot of money - like having limited business hours for calling and canceling things. So don't do it - unless you have dud emails and addresses and credit cards and whatnot. Basically, to win, you have to scam the scammer.
KHO
Actually, those sites (didn't look at this one in particular) often require that you complete at least X number of offers from their partners and sign up for Y amount of gold memberships, etc. And that your referrals sign up for at least Z of each of the above mentioned. In which sense you will end up paying more then you would for the iPod or other "free" prize then if you just went and bought it. However, I have heard of a select few that through recommendations and support of various add based sites do infact send you an iPod or other such item without subscribing to any services. The only problem is that by signing up you give them permission to spam your e-mail with more crap then you could imagine. Read the TOS, and fine print, if you don't need to sign up for anything, or input a credit card number for "Proof of age" then I'd say go for it, just make a bunch of fake e-mail addresses and use them for it so you don't deal with the spam. I actually have a friend that got his 80g from a site like that. Just be careful with it.
yo.hassan
as Kaisonic said....to win, you have to scam the scammer.. yeah simple but true. i had one of my friend won a lottery worth 1 million canadian dollars and they were mailing him to do things. he did and at the final stage they said him to pay some 400$for sending the money to him. i suggest him to not but inquiry with the govt. authority and later it came out as a scam. now his every day work is limited mail bombing to their mail addresses. and i also redirect all those viagra sellers email to each others with filter. most of the time they spoof but some time it works.
SlitherX
I honestly dont think this is a scam....well atleast I hope not!! Confused
Fake
They all look like a scam to me. I've only registered at a few, but given up on them.
whitedragon551
Stealth wrote:
I found this site www.get4friends.com . Does anyone know if it is real or just a scam? All you have to do is just to sign up with a real email address. You then have to complete an offer on the offers page. You have to refer four people to sign up on your referral link. The thing which I believe is absolutely fake is that you can sign up again with your original username and _01 then another one would end with your username and _02 and the next one _03 and again. When you have 4 referrals, or by just signing up 4 times like what I said before and completeting the offers you can get and iPod nano, or a PS2 or a nintendo DS Lite or Paypal $145 etc. You must put your real address when you sign up. I believe that it is not real because how can they profit to buy these things?


I know someone that did something similar to that and it actually worked. I was shocked and didnt believe it, but you never know. Some stuff like that out there is legit and other times it is a huge scam.
j_f_k
madsencarl wrote:
i dunno, i say take a shot, as long as you've got nothing to lose and you've thoroughly read the terms and conditions to ensure you're not getting trapped into something.



No be careful - as others have said this is just a trap to get e-mails for spamming however there is a chance that (not saying this is the case for this particular site) they are getting information for the purposes of identity fraud. . When you register you have to provide all sorts of information like your address and DOB etc and TAC warns you not to put false information in etc etc.

I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole if I were you.
Azmo
all those sites feel kinda creepy.. as someone said.. if u gonna check it out.. create a new mail and pray to the Gods they wont save ur IP...
Jaan
Most of those sites do work, except there must be good reason why everyone ISN'T using them. I'm guessing its because of the spam you get, so be sure to use a dud email.
EdgeHawk
This is one of the many ways to collect e-mail addresses.
Be prepare for tons of spam. Do not refer 4 friend! Refer 4 of your worst enemies. MwooAAAaah Twisted Evil
furtasacra
I'm pretty sure these sites are all pyramid schemes and/or scams to collect email addresses to sell to spammers. They want you to sign up for some free stuff... okay. Then they want you to start subscribing to "free" trial accounts for paid services, and if you aren't extraordinarily organized, you will NEVER remember to cancel all that crap. Furthermore, you can't sign up and cancel immediately, or you don't get your gadget... so it's not free.

I tried it once, with an email address that I have specifically for junk, but once I got asked for a credit card number, I backed out. If they want your credit card number for something, it's not free. Period.

In addition, I get tons of spam messages and blog comments on MySpace with links to get a "free" iPod, PS3, laptop, Wii, Coach handbag or whatnot.

I don't believe a bit of it. Stupid spammers.
dz9c
or just make ur money by working hard the right way and getting a job...
wabik90
Yeah, looks like scam to me. Don't even try...
Hobbit
It might be a scam, www.freeipods.com however isn't a scam.

They profit because so many people complete offers, but most don't get their friends to complete an offer, so they don't get an iPod. In the long run they end up getting more money from people who didn't finish completing offers than those who actually did everything to get an iPod.
Josso
Hobbit wrote:
It might be a scam, www.freeipods.com however isn't a scam.

They profit because so many people complete offers, but most don't get their friends to complete an offer, so they don't get an iPod. In the long run they end up getting more money from people who didn't finish completing offers than those who actually did everything to get an iPod.


Yeah that's true... I always keep an email for this kind of stuff - SiteAdvisor tells me that site sends out 5.5 emails per week on average and there are tons of 3rd party cookies Wink
Jack_Hammer
Daniel15 wrote:
Things like this are usually scams, they either:
1) Sell your email address to various spammers and/or spam lists
2) Make lots of money through the offers (they're usually pretty dodgy offers, like "Deposit US$50 to this online casino!!!!!")

Additionally, it's like a pyramid scheme. Usually, the referrals need to also complete offers and refer people for them to be counted.

Loghete wrote:
Phew, when I read the title of this topic I thought someone thought Frihost is a scam!

It's happened before Wink


It's happened supprisingly a lot people thinking Frihost is a scamming website, though their arguments never seem to make sense at all.

Plus what you said about the pyrimid scheme is right on the money, you never get something for nothing on sites like that.
Neo7
Never trust those sites. "There is no such thing as a free lunch"
bonestorm74
Looks dodgy, handle with care.
vaughands
Possbily, you have nothing to lose. However sign up with a E-mail newly created they have the power of SPAM. If you know what I mean. Sign up with new E-mail, spam goes there if it's fake. All I can say.
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