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Kforcat March 29th, 2004 02:54 PM

Types of Membership?
 
I wanted to know the different types of memberships? The Unlimited @ $34.95 the Standard @ $24.95 and the one year at $19.95 I signed up for the Standard but I would like to know what I got? Any help for the new girl?.

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Known Scam Sites(click on link)

et voilą March 29th, 2004 03:02 PM

->LimeWire's ONLY web site is Lime Wire » Official Website & Free Download, BitTorrent «

->LW basic is free, never pay for it, except for Pro version from official web site (18.88US$ for 6 months support)
* Edit: price as of 2007-2009 is $21.95 for 6 months support and updates or Extended PRO for 1 year for $34.95! __ LimeWire occasionally offer specials such as $13.95 with no support or updates, just a single copy of LW Pro. _____ (See page 4 for a list of Known Scam Sites (click on link) .)

->You've been scammed? Try to get a refund ASAP!

Two ways:
1) ->ask and re-ask the scammers by email for a refund since they are providing a free product for a charge and that they are lying about 100% legal downloads (DON'T email people at limewire.com, this is their legit addresses, not the scammers addresses)

2) ->if you just "registered" their service, try to stop the money transfer by calling your bank and telling them you've been scammed


Fight back! ->please file a complaint to the FBI with the scammers web site address: http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp (Lime Wire » Official Website & Free Download, BitTorrent « is NOT the scam website, link the one you registered onto)

It is true that GPL permits selling of software, HOWEVER
Those sites are illegal and fraudulous because:
-They do not give access to FrostWire source, as required by the GPL
-They lure new non-experimented users into thinking that a subscription gives them the right of legally downloading copyrighted works (Unlimited songs, movies, Legal) which is totally false, as other P2P activities, respect your country laws
-They don't tell what software users are getting (all 100% free software) and links to official websites
-They don't tell that the only thing they could charge, is the support over the usage of the softwares (a support often better on official web sites and forums)

How they work:
-Big scammers makes many websites to lure as many newbies as they can to pay (for exemple, mymusicinc.com, musicinc.cc and allcoolmusic.com have all the same owner), while softwares have only one official website.
-They pay Google many thousands of dollars for ads that are displayed accordingly to your search keywords or the subjects of a web page you visit.
-Once they get too many frustrated users on one site, the scammers close the site and reopen another one with a different address and different design.
-They make millions while legits software developers most often work for nothing.

Please spread the word and use this thread to share your experiences and exchange ideas about how to get a refund.

They do NOT deserve your money over OTHER's work. Do NOT encourage those parasites.

Known Scam Sites (click on blue link)

-et voilą

ursula March 29th, 2004 03:07 PM

Yes, Kforcat... Please come back and tell us what site you went to where the different 'membership' offers were sold...
And, please mention what other, if any, filesharing programs were also offered...

Thanks

btw, if you just did that 'purchase' a very short time ago, do try to cancel the payment with your card company... As Soon As Possible... As in like Right Now !

Kforcat March 29th, 2004 03:27 PM

Here I am - I printed the sign up sheet when I joined so here is what I see - It was at www.filesharingcenter.com/join2.php

There were the 3 types of memberships I listed above.

It is already processed on my card (like last month) not sure what I can do about that - I sure hope they don't charge me again!!

It pretty much explained that to get limewire - I had to join to be able to get the download

What have I done?? And where are most of you nice people from - the times of the posts are a little squirly ?? 11:02 p.m.?

et voilą March 29th, 2004 03:31 PM

This site is a scam. What a bunch of you know what :mad: Hope you learned to be less naive next time, especially with the marketing they employed on their front page.

Ciao

ursula March 29th, 2004 03:41 PM

Sorry, Kforcat...
There isn't much that you can do... Well, more like nothing, actually...

But, remember, in future do not pay for anything on the internet that you cannot first test for FREE...

The site you visited where they cheated you is typical of this sort of deception... They take advantage of the people who hear about filesharing (and other computer related stuff such as games, etc., etc.) and try to rely on the 'newness' of people...

Now, you are not so 'new' anymore, right ?
;)

Oh... The weird time display ?
You mean in this forum, right ?
That is probably because you are not registered here...Yet ;)

When/if you do register... FREE... than you will have settings to make about your time-zone and other stuff...

stief March 29th, 2004 05:42 PM

don't forget about http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...threadid=24505

. . . and at least try to ask for a refund.

aharris March 31st, 2004 02:49 PM

Unfortunantely we have been hearing about many of these "information" sites recently. The only place to download the free version of LimeWire or to purchase the pro version is at www.limewire.com . As I suggest to anyone that buys the information, contact your credit card company and dispute the charge.

Thanks,
Adam Harris
Business Developer
Lime Wire, LLC.

stief March 31st, 2004 03:08 PM

Cyclocide, the chief moderator here, has been blocking such ads on this site. Just PM Cyclocide with the site address and he can block their ads..

Can't LimeWire at least ask Google to block those sites that are misleadingly using LW's open source, or else ask those sites to clearly indicate where LW is freely available?

You may not be able to block those sites, but surely you can ask them to be clear in their use of LW's name and logo.

ursula March 31st, 2004 04:38 PM

It is not exclusive to LimeWire, as I know you know, stief...

It applies to all of the better clients and networks.

I mention this now only to make it clear that it is not only LimeWire being used as a 'tease product' to encourage 'new users' into a trap.

As others have said, read the fine print and you will see that these groups are 'legal' in the letter of the law. :rolleyes:


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