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jtrek79 06-05-2009 07:56 AM

dangerous cell phone internet crap
 
when i browse my favourite sites like trekweb or trekmovie i come across advertises for cell phones with descriptions like "give us your cell phone number to track your friend,dear forum members i dont trust these things,they re after our personal data or to snatch money from us (i heard it in the news),be extra careful,when u encounter these kinds of web bulsh**

Big D 06-05-2009 08:30 AM

Indeed. It's worrying that they can be so brazen with their attempted identity fraud - we're all used to hoax emails trying to scam us out of our personal information, but to have publicly-viewable ads doing that job is another step even lower.

Zardoz 06-05-2009 08:32 AM

Yes! Never ever give em' anything!!! If tehy are a reputable site, they won't need to try and use pop ups to get your buisness.

kevin 06-05-2009 10:11 AM

It's very simple - just ignore it.

jerhanner 06-05-2009 12:57 PM

If you give me your social security #'s and your credit card numbers, I'll put them in a very safe place and no one will ever get them.... honest!

Zardoz 06-05-2009 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerhanner (Post 215137)
If you give me your social security #'s and your credit card numbers, I'll put them in a very safe place and no one will ever get them.... honest!

You forgot the part where he won the Klingon Lottery....:D

FranCat 06-05-2009 08:18 PM

I usually find that if they aren't a scam, they want to bill me for something...amazing how quick they run when you give them a prepaid cell number...they say, sorry, you have to have a monthly billing plan to be elegible for this offer...hehehe

and Dad and my boyfriend wonder why I want to keep the prepaid, when I have a phone on Jerry's plan...???

Bright Eyes 06-06-2009 12:45 AM

I'm pretty unhappy with site owners who will accept advertising of this kind; I don't think it reflects well on them.

I have found Noscript and Adblock to be effective (in Firefox) in blocking this sort of stuff.


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