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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-16-2007 12:29 PM
Gryzio
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.
12-16-2007 12:12 PM
sailingdog Peg-

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.
12-16-2007 10:57 AM
Jotun For photo hosting, I recommned Image Shack. No sign up, no questions:

http://www.imageshack.us/
12-16-2007 10:50 AM
camaraderie Pegasus....just PM me with your credit card info and I'll be happy to take care of the problem for you. (g)
12-16-2007 10:42 AM
USCGRET1990
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Originally Posted by codmander View Post
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...
12-16-2007 03:05 AM
Valiente 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".
12-16-2007 01:51 AM
cardiacpaul if you think about it, it might be ok to give them your ex-wifes number
12-16-2007 12:35 AM
pegasus1457
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Originally Posted by byrondv View Post
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.
12-16-2007 12:25 AM
cardiacpaul 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?
12-16-2007 12:02 AM
Fstbttms There are plenty of free image hosting sites that don't want anything more than an e-mail address to create an account. I have posted as many pix as anyone on many different forums and have never paid a cent. The one I like best is Fotolode.com. The only contact I have ever had from them is the occasional notice that the site or service is being upgraded.

Well, OK, there was the time they canceled my account because I had uploaded some album artwork that they thought might be pornographic. But once I explained what they were looking at, it was all good and I was reinstated.

http://www.fotolode.com/login.php
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