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Old October 7th, 2004
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Default Scam sites!

Here is a very good list of scam sites:

http://www.p2pforums.com/portal.php?guide=4407

Do not sign to any of the mentioned sites, if you have done it ask immediatly for a refund. If you know a site which isn´t mentioned in the list post it here or at p2pforums.

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to read about what others have experienced, see Membership? - **WARNING ** BEWARE** - Download p2p Clients ONLY Thru Official Sites
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Default p2p SCAM

Got another scammer for ya....allcoolmusic.com, they also have other's besides Limewire on their sight too download. I asked them for a refund, and they said they refunded me, have to check with my bank to make sure they did just that.

Please go there and tell me what you think, as this is really ludicrous that they cna get away with this!!
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Exclamation Many ads here are for SCAMS!!!

Novices beware... many of the Goooooogle ads here on the top of every Gnutella Forums web page are SCAMS!

Poetic justice I guess... these forums are funded by ad money from the SCAMMERS... But that does not help the poor novices, who may think they can trust Gnutella Forums ADS -- they are gonna be duped...
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We try to filter those ads, but they just keep appearing.

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Good to know that at least you're trying. In the past few days it seems to me that 50% of the ads up on top are for SCAMS! I click on them just for fun... and to make them earn their money... haha.
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A more up to date list of scam sites can be seen here: List of Scam Sites which was originally taken from the above site & added to as they have come to hand thru this forum.

As far as the scam sites advertising on the forum, these ads should be ignored! The official sites for all the clients represented on this forum can be seen from the appropriate client section or even from the above list.

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Welll. I am really mad beause I got it through bear ware. I paid $25 for one year ($17 something USA) and My songs keep skipping. Other than that it's a great site and I love it. The credit card company won't do anything...but send me some sheet to fill out AFTER the fact.
I am so scared of buying online and never do it...and after the fact now I feel so dumb that it was right in my face.

My mother sent me the site and says she has it and oves it so what the hey. Maybe she got lucky? She said she paid $27 buh

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THIS IS THE BAD SITE!!!!

http://www.free-bearshare.com/cks.

SOO. I should delete that download and get the new one thrugh limewire...even though I ended get limewire in the end...It must just be a fake? A copy? Is the basic worth getting????

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Well if you want to try LW out then get the Basic version here: http://www.limewire.com/english/content/download.shtml & then see how you like it.
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OK. I have your free verson and whenever I try and downlaod a song I get a mesage saying "Lime Wire cannot find a liecnce for this file. ...PLease repect copyright laws...ect? So I cannot D/L anything?



Whats up...I just want a song D/L that doesn't skip or jump or whatever. please.
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