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Old October 7th, 2004
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Keep adding addresses everyone.. some friends of mine are working on a site about it
This link has the biggest compiled list of scam sites around.. http://www.p2pforums.com/portal.php?guide=4407
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I was scammed from http://www.limewiresoftware.com/ .. I am no stranger to the internet and I work in the IT industry.

For anyone that think's it's all the naive and non tech people out there who has been scammed well this is not the case.

It okay looking back and seeing all the tell tale signs - the first has to be their logo which has been compressed as a jpg instead of a gif.

I got caught out simply because I was told of limewire by a freind and he suggested getting the registered version. I guess I done a global search and seen limewiresoftware so of course I registered my details with a simple click - although carelessly. It's only if you are aware of the whole scam that's networked around file sharing then you'd probably be on guard but in this case it was definately deception by what I'd consider a "spoofed" site.

It also claims that it's ad free and spyware free yet in another description on the site they mention it HAS got spyware in it. The intention obviously is to con people by thinking "no adware, yup that's the correct version of software I want to purchase".

They then send you details of what you have just purchased, which is basically.... wait for it..... a page on the internet! Yep, this is what you get for 30 USD.... http://www.limewiresoftware.com/succ.htm ... oh remember and bookmark it!

What really annoys me is I don't pay for a product specifically for use of the program. In this case I feel it's a donation to support developers of the community as a whole.

I quickly found out how these people operate and it's mainly being diverted through mis-spellings. That's how search engines and awareness are not effective at alerting people when they search. I thought the person who recommended limewire was saying linewire so I guess I searched that and thats how I ended up with this fu**krs page.

I see other sites people have mentioned and they are more careful and actually have clear intepretations of what your paying for. In the instance of limewiresoftware, can that be considered as a fraudulant site giving various reasons as to me it clearly intended to decieve. If this IS actually legal and within the boundries of what standards we have then I guess there's no point - otherwise I will challenge the transaction.
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What are you talking about? Go to your bank and stop whatever transaction immediately. Then, go to www.limewire.com and download either the free version or the Pro version (around 20$ for download). They don't have adware/spyware.
That site is selling something that isn't theirs. As someone (I think et voilà) said, it's as if you just gave them free money: the software isn't theirs.
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What are you talking about? Go to your bank and stop whatever transaction immediately. Then, go to www.limewire.com and download either the free version or the Pro version (around 20$ for download). They don't have adware/spyware.
That site is selling something that isn't theirs. As someone (I think et voilà) said, it's as if you just gave them free money: the software isn't theirs.
1) The basic version does say it has ad-ware in it.

2) It was a visa transaction, it's already gone - I called them up but they said I need to wait until a few days (probably before it REALLY clears I bet) before I can report it as fraud. That's my question, is it worth the effort.

3) I already have the free version now. I could choose to download the PRO version also. My point is, I did not in particular, want to buy a product as such. It was recommended so on that basis I chose to support and donate to limewire and the money went elsewhere. Call me thick whatever, but without being familiar with limewire it's seems pretty easy to be mistaken with a web page which practically is claiming to be part of the limewire community.

Put it another way, instead of me being ripped off you could also say the people directly involved with limewire were conned from this scammer.
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2) It was a visa transaction
Just tell them to cancel it straight out (but b/c it was a scam.)
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Of course they were conned: the money that should have gotten to them...
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[B]1) The basic version does say it has ad-ware in it.
Wrong: the official LimeWire download page says exactly the opposite. There's no ad-ware bundled in the Basic version since now very long (all has been removed since version 2.9.8 which was the last one with bundled software).

There's only some text adds with a link displayed in the LimeWire window, and a dialog at startup proposing to buy the Pro version.
And the next release will no longer have the optional "LimeShop" tab (that displays within the LimeWire window only a static HTML page.) The Pro version guarantees that even these small items will be absent, and adds some more connectivity for faster searches and some more connectivity and speed for swarmed downloads. You may use the CA tools or Spybots&D or Ad-aware to remove completely LimeWire 2.9.8 before installing a new version of LimeWire. After the installation, neither SpybotS&D or Ad-Aware will complain about anything in LimeWire Basic 3.x or 4.x.

Note that Computer Associates will warn you about any LimeWire version or any other Gnutella or P2P program, because of the support of MAGNETs: LimeWire has a MAGNET URL handler, but this is NOT spyware or ad-ware as stated by Computer Associates. The CA database is outdated, bought from a company that ran out of business and has not maintained it to remove false alarms.

If you run Computer Associates' tool, it will remove the support for Magnets in LimeWire as well as BearShare or other P2P programs, because it detects the Magnet support falsely as "WinMX", and WinMX is effectively a spyware and adware by itself and is active you use your regular HTML browser or email agent for something else than P2P activities... This tool does not check the target handler for this MAGNET URL-scheme support. Also the tool bases its data on old LimeWire 2.9.8 Basic, and does not check for the current versions of LimeWire.

If you have had a bad experience in the past with LimeWire 2.9.8, try with at least a version 3.x or the current 4.x versions... You'll see the big difference in performance, and understand why LimeWire is now more than 60% of all Gnutella-compatible servents installed.
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I paid http://www.mymusicinc.com $30 for a lifetime membership and was connected up with limewire. Unfortunately I did this several months ago. The money is no longer retrievable. I have contacted them to find out what gives. Has anyone dealt with them?
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TMD-Moviez.com

http://www.kazaalitesite.com/


http://www.filesharingcenter.com/join1_af.php?


alll of these site are scams open them they have exactly the same interface ermmmm i think someone should report this.
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Old December 19th, 2004
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I have been in the music business for 24 years and are well versed with the internet. Don't feel bad that you got scammed because I did as well.

File sharing of music is illegal. Take for example Kaaza. They are still in court trying to resolve issues. Record companies and the DOJ are sill busting people for sharing music.

Knowing this, and being a Kaaza and former Napster user for years, I searched the internet for P2P's that appeared "legal". That means they collect a fee that you believe they are going to pay ASCAP and BMI as music royalities. The site you signed up at as well as me led to you believe that the fees were paid and everything was legal. But we were taken. I did not realize till much later that Limewire is really no different than Kaaza regarding P2P. That you could download the program for free. I am as disappointed as you are becuae I need to be able to download a lot of songs for a radio station, and thinking I was doing the right thing got burned. It appears that the only real way to legally download is to pay for songs individually. Usually $1.00 a piece.
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