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Sep. 2nd, 2004

I can't believe it. I fell for a fucking internet scam.

I downloaded bittorrent, and decided to go straight to Suprnova to see what was available. But where did I go? Suprnova.com. And did I pay them eight euro? Yes I did, by Paypal, thank fuck, or they'd have my credit card info, and for just a month, thank fuck again, because otherwise I would have paid out more than just the price of a fancy sandwich. And what did I find? A list of fucking P2P programmes! It's a total scam! You pay them and there's nothing actually there, but it's legal because they're technically 'showing' you the means of acquiring other P2P software. Gah, I can't believe I was so bloody stupid.

Anyway, I went to Suprnova.org, and am now downloading brand new Scrubs to cheer myself up and console myself for being so stupid.

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crazysoph
Sep. 2nd, 2004 04:20 am (UTC)
There, there. *offers a careful pat* It sounds very much like the sort of thing any of us could do in an unguarded moment. I think you're right to also concentrate on how limited the damage actually is, since you have to good sense to not hand over more than the €8. Once burned, twice warned. You have nothing to be ashamed of - you sound like you'll benefit well from the learning experience.

Crazy(so, enjoy your consolation, and if you need someone to contradict you on the stupid bit, talk to me: You Are Not Stupid.)Soph
socmot
Sep. 2nd, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
Oh god. Those assholes. Hope you find all the best stuff on the .org site to make up for it!
stellanova
Sep. 2nd, 2004 08:22 am (UTC)
I'm so enraged, both at them and at me! At least I went for the "three month trial" thing, so they didn't get too much money out of me. And at least it was Paypal, so I know they can't keep charging me. Still, I should have made sure of the original url....
socmot
Sep. 2nd, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
I actually found the .org site a couple of weeks ago and have been downloading bucketloads of music - and the title on the site says to beware of the .com and .net sites, because of their scamming.

It's just a shame you didn't get to that before the scammers :-(

At least, as you say, the payment was done with PayPal.
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