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post #11 of 19 Old 12-15-2007
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Don't tell me that my nigerian prince isn't really going to be "placing the princly(sic) sum of 547,872.96 USDullars(sic) into my autorized(sic) account"...

dammit, now how am I going to buy christmas presents for the homeless?

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I have to say - why did you give them your cell number? When signing up for _anything_ online - only give them information you want them to have. They have no need for your number, and thus shouldn't have it.

Besides - looking at that screenshot it is pretty clear that it is a crappy advertisement with nothing to do with photobucket. You don't click on pop-ups do you?

I don't mean to harsh but you should have sirens going off immediately if are ever told you could "win" something online - especially if it asks for _any_ type of information about you.

If you really are that upset with photobucket then send them an e-mail explaining how you feel their acceptance of a scammish advertisement upset you.
I don't have a good answer to your post -- I dodge scams and phishing attempts all day long. This one just caught me with my guard down.
I only wanted to make others aware of the possible cost of giving them the cell number. I was aware I might have to deal with a few unwanted text messages at 15 cents each, but the premium bullsh^t just floored me.

There are plenty of free photo sites out there without all this annoyance.
Flickr is one of them.

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if you think about it, it might be ok to give them your ex-wifes number

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Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs
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I guess the fact that I use Firefox, Adblock, NoScript and Pop-Up Blocker means I don't have to even consider giving somebody my cell number, because I never get asked. Photobucket isn't showing me this, and it's quite possible *they* are being spoofed by a third party or a carrier. It wouldn't be the first time.

Good grief, people, these scams have been going on for the last decade. Stop using Internet Explorer and use Google to install some pop-up blockers. A little education and critical thought go a long way here: would you give your cell number to someone who walked up to you in the street?

DON'T GIVE OUT INFO! CLICK THE "X".
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10,000 and 1 scams out there ridulas really makes ya afraid to turn the dang pc on this is what we've come to as a spieces sad but I'd rather be a seagull

I knew a fellow once that was like a seagull...
Yea, that's because all he ever did was squawk and sh*t...
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Pegasus....just PM me with your credit card info and I'll be happy to take care of the problem for you. (g)
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For photo hosting, I recommned Image Shack. No sign up, no questions:

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You dropped your guard... I don't think it is a scam... it pretty much says what it is... and if you're not going to pay attention to what you're doing... you'll get taken... besides... when was the last time you saw something that said YOU COULD WIN and it wasn't a scam of some sort. Please... it is clearly an advertisement...don't blame photobucket for your own fault.

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I know how you feel

I uploaded my picture once on one of those Sites. Later I seen my head on the naked body of Arnold Schwarzenegger all over the internet. Now, women look at me as some sex toy and force their animal desires upon me. I feel so used.
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