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Samsung Galaxy S9 for $1-Come here if you want one

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#1 by Darkstar2 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 01:30

SCAM alert - You may have seen "Sponsored" ads on Facebook or other sites with convincing offers of Samsung giving away Galaxy S9 or other products for only $1 along with testimonies of people who received them, claiming it is legit etc. Be careful, this is an elaborate scam run through different brands and in different countries, etc, some people were taken, when providing their CC they got signed up for a dating site or they got big charges on their CC.

Samsung officially confirmed this scam. I cannot believe FB does not filter those scam ads.
Source: (This link is Samsung's official site)
Scam Alert Notice | Samsung Malaysia
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#2 by Nikorj » Sun Jun 02, 2019 04:10

You only need to provide your bank account details, or what? ;)

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#3 by Darkstar2 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 14:08

Nikorj wrote: You only need to provide your bank account details, or what? ;)

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No bank details you just provide your credit card and the $1 phone will be shipped to your door, as claimed by the site.
I can't believe people fall for this scam, this scam is run in many countries including Canada, US and elsewhere too I have seen several versions of this scam in different languages.

I can see a lot of those bogus scams in offer walls !
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#4 by Nikorj » Tue Jun 04, 2019 03:50

Darkstar2 wrote:
Nikorj wrote: You only need to provide your bank account details, or what? ;)

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No bank details you just provide your credit card and the $1 phone will be shipped to your door, as claimed by the site.
I can't believe people fall for this scam, this scam is run in many countries including Canada, US and elsewhere too I have seen several versions of this scam in different languages.

I can see a lot of those bogus scams in offer walls !

There's a lot of them to be sure, Most of what i have seen it's almost always some kind of expensive subscription you're also signing up for (Do anyone even get a phone?), It's also a very old scam.

But there is justice at times, You are probably familiar with the scam called the Canadian method or the Danish/Swedish/Brittish/German or whatever method depending on your country, It was pretty hefty advertised a lot of places on the net. Here in Denmark we found out who promoted/advertised the scam, Normally i hate the trend "Public shaming" but boy was it fun to watch the s... storm against him.

He had to close his Facebook/twitter and reddit profile and move to France to get a little peace, Some even found out where he lived ;) (sadly no jail-time).

It's too easy getting away with cheating on the net.
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#5 by suraraj » Tue Jun 04, 2019 04:29

Thank you for the information.
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#6 by Darkstar2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 04:32

Oh it looks like you edited post - Ok for those wondering, the link I posted in the first post, is NOT to the scam but actually links to the OFFICIAL Samsung site which confirms existence of scams, it has good information - I would never post a direct link to the scam, that would be insensitive :) Cheers.
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#7 by suraraj » Tue Jun 04, 2019 04:33

Ok after clicking the link I got to know that the link if not of the scam link. I have edited my post.
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#8 by Darkstar2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 04:37

suraraj wrote: Ok after clicking the link I got to know that the link if not of the scam link. I have edited my post.

FACEBOOK is swimming with scam sponsored ads, you can find them in the news feeds, many fake surveys and deceptive scams advertised on FB. There is one which says you can get paid doing tech support for Microsoft, but upon further investigation, it is a company not related to. I cannot believe how FB allows for this rubbish, despite continually reporting the ads.
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#9 by suraraj » Tue Jun 04, 2019 04:39

FB has become a site for promoting scams and unethical marketers. That is why Facebook is losing their customers fast.
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#10 by Nikorj » Tue Jun 04, 2019 09:30

I also think that people are starting to realize how much data about themselves they're selling.

I don't blame the youth not knowing what's up and down in the online world, Parliament election in Denmark tomorrow and fake news are on a wildfire already . Some of our politicians even decided to promote themselves on adult related streaming sites.
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#11 by Darkstar2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 14:32

suraraj wrote: FB has become a site for promoting scams and unethical marketers. That is why Facebook is losing their customers fast.

Well facebook is only a tiny drop in the ocean and only part of the problem. If FB disappears tomorrow, people will have other venues to advertise their rubbish. It would be on other social media site, blogs, amazon is also filled with snake oil merchants and all the infomercial crap. People leaving facebook are overreacting - it's not like FB is stealing your data, it is people to blame for putting so much data in their profile and posting every move they make. I've been using FB for a long time and never had issues - I do not ever publicly display my real date of birth, and I certainly do not include my home address, work address, phone number or anything personally identifiable data that can be misused. So FB can spam with all the ads they want, as long as it is FREE to use, and I just ignore them, or report them and warn others.

Some people misuse FB and will write everywhere they go, even to the bathroom :D They will write where their kids go to school, what school, what time they go pick'em up, what time they go to the ATM, and even worse, what date they are traveling and that they won't be home. People are part of the problem sharing so much data, FB is not forcing you to - people have to be responsible and use social media in a responsible way. Privacy online DOES NOT EXIST ANYWHERE, but you can control your data.


Nikorj wrote: I also think that people are starting to realize how much data about themselves they're selling.

I have no problem with that - that is what keeps internet free. The only thing you pay is your ISP for service, but the content and services online are free. Without monetisation and data collection, you'd be paying for FB, e-mail, reading the news, the weather, you'd pay for everything you use, and your internet would end up costing you 4 figures a month instead of 2 :D

There is data selling everywhere you go online, they can track my habits and my data no problem, so long as they do not have enough data to steal my identity or cause problem, no issues here. Even the surveys we fill here are collecting data, even with you disqualify those pre-screen and profile data questions are used by routers to earn extra money and that's how companies running those networks earn hundreds of millions per year, it's from leads, and not exclusively from surveys :D

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I don't blame the youth not knowing what's up and down in the online world, Parliament election in Denmark tomorrow and fake news are on a wildfire already . Some of our politicians even decided to promote themselves on adult related streaming sites.

Today's youth know quite a lot more than adults give them credits for. Look at drug dealing, pimping, prostitution, sexual relationships, pregnancies, it's happening at much younger age now, you have kids now cussing their parents, cussing in public, authority, in school, hitting their teachers, etc, you can find some videos online on that and if you watch TV shows they are exposed to.

As far as technology, today's youth can teach adults a thing or two, as to using computers, facebook, youth is not all that innocent, they KNOW and are AWARE of the shit online. UNFORTUNATELY, one thing youth lacks nowadays is proper education on posting and chatting online. Youth might be smart and know how to configure computers and set up social media and how it works, BUT unfortunately in this f***** up world we live in full of sexual predators online, youth has to be educated by adults and be cautious when chatting online on any given site or social media.

As far as FAKE NEWS and FAKE rubbish, you can find a lot of that online on streaming sites, even YouTube, lot of fake shit and propaganda, stuff like if you wank you will go to hell, how to make electricity out of thin air; people with super powers jumping from 20 story building and landing smoothly on their feet, etc.

I tend to CHANNEL out this crap and warn others on scams, it's up to parents to teach their kids the dangers of online world - the same dangers they will be exposed to in real life. The day our selling of data will be gone is the day internet will become for the wealthy only.

Open FB post pictures cost: $50
Check your e-mail: $25.00 per month
Check the weather $5.00 per month
Watch videos on youtube $35.00 per month
Anything that is currently FREE would be a pay per use or a fixed subscription.

So whether you use your internet or not, your data is being sold in the real world, even in the physical world when you buy products, use your CC, shop, etc, your habits are constantly tracked and your data is sold.

SOON when the one world government will REQUIRE chip implanted in our arms, we will all be tracked, our whereabouts, what we do, what we spend, how much time we wank, etc, refer to the mark of the beast in revelations and what happens to those who refuse the chip implants :D
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#12 by Nikorj » Tue Jun 04, 2019 16:40

I enjoy reading your answers Darkstar!! (even if they're a bit long) :D

Young people today may know to better to navigate the net than adults, But many are not aware of the consequence it can have if you are not careful. Many youngsters just take the net for granted and use it carelessly for social and private interactions, But the Internet is not private or should we say not private to a certain extent.

Young people are thank's to the internet connected on a much more global plan than any past generation could have ever imagined, The internet is also a provider for all their needs when it comes to information/news, It's both good and bad Depending on what you read or learn about.

You can say what you want about facebook but it can easily become an unhealthy addiction much like smartphones which are literally designed to be addictive!!!, Facebook is also a major issue when it comes to depression among young people.

My whole point with this was more with this election coming up and many are sadly misinformed, Some are even posting fake news with Danish politicians saying things they have never ever said (It's outright lying). An example : A Female politician has said that Danish schools are now implementing Saudi Arabian as a native language (there are many more like this).

Ahhh the internet, A love/Hate relationship.
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#13 by Darkstar2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 17:43

Nikorj wrote:

Young people today may know to better to navigate the net than adults, But many are not aware of the consequence it can have if you are not careful.

Exactly which resumes what I wrote above. Another serious problem - social media bullying. In the old days kids would hit each other and punch each other in the sandbox and on the playground. Now kids play with guns, AK-47, chainsaw, axes, knives and the biggest weapon of all, social media :D

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Many youngsters just take the net for granted and use it carelessly for social and private interactions, But the Internet is not private or should we say not private to a certain extent.

People are funny when they say they want internet and privacy - the two don't mix. If you want privacy there is a simple cure - You remove the RJ45 cable from your computer, (for wired internet) and/or you take your router and modem and toss it from the 40th story this way you will be sure it will land and be rendered to smithereens :mrgreen:

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You can say what you want about facebook but it can easily become an unhealthy addiction much like smartphones which are literally designed to be addictive!!!, Facebook is also a major issue when it comes to depression among young people.

It can be a major addiction if you have lots of active friends - I never understood why people have 500 friends, 800 friends, 5000 friends, I mean seriously ? Who talks to that many friends, some people will share on FB every thing they do down to the toilet and when was the last bowel movement they had, now THAT is social media addiction.

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My whole point with this was more with this election coming up and many are sadly misinformed, Some are even posting fake news with Danish politicians saying things they have never ever said (It's outright lying). An example : A Female politician has said that Danish schools are now implementing Saudi Arabian as a native language (there are many more like this).

Ahhh the internet, A love/Hate relationship.

What you describe is common in this country as well and in North America in general, fake news.

BTW, you said politicians advertise on adult streaming site and you used the word fake news, that really opened doors for a pun, but I resisted temptation there :lol: :lol: :lol:
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