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    Bill Gates to the rescue

    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

    Normally I'd say if it looks too good to be true, it is. But CNN and Bill Gates in his philanthropist guise are enough to make me double take. edit: is it really them or just people pretending it's them?

    Worth keeping an eye on, for sure.
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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

    sniffing the air
    I smell a SCAM
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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

    It is registered to a PO Box in Panama HERE

    I don't think I will bother signing up.
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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

    ...me neither.
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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    It is registered to a PO Box in Panama HERE

    I don't think I will bother signing up.
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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

    I had a look at both sites and I'm not happy about it.

    Firstly I noticed that neither site is a straighforward URL. By that I mean that CNN is typically CNN - Breaking News, Latest News and Videos and their articles are generally at EDITION.CNN.COM whereas this site is M-CNNPLUS.COM. So I went to the CNN site and searched within it for the article - no such article found.

    So I searched for scam notices relating to it all, M-CNNPLUS.COM flags all sorts of alarms, it's a totally new site (less than a month old) and only registered for a year etc. The "broker" site they point to is "use with caution", etc.

    Then I registered on the second site to see what it was like. It was trying to take credit card details on an unsecured page which was odd and it didn't offer any privatised payment options such as PayPal which was worrying.

    All in all I don't think I'll be trying it any time soon.

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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

    Thank you Bryn, and that was found on Facebook, think they call it targeted advertising. They must know about my recent scam emails from the other thread.......do I look like a sucker ?

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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

    Latest get-rich-quick scam actually uses Bill Gates impersonator

    Wonder how the advertisements get onto Face Book ?
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    Re: Bill Gates to the rescue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Latest get-rich-quick scam actually uses Bill Gates impersonator

    Wonder how the advertisements get onto Face Book ?
    If you ever read an article about Gates, or searched for anything related to him, "Bill Gates" becomes a valid reference for ads, and as soon as that reference showed up in someone's page, somewhere in the FB universe, it became fair game for anybody on FB who ever showed an interest in Gates. (at least until someone posted a complaint against it.)
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