Posts Tagged “scam”

The Music Saga Continues

Nothing much happened today. I’m starting to realize the magnitude of the task I’ve set out to do. As I logged into this morning, it suddenly hit me that I need 2,300,000 points. And right now I have about 21,000 points. So, that’s only 2,279,000 points to go.

I figure there’s a few ways I could go about this. Every day when I log in, I get points, starting at 25 and increasing by one point each day until I hit 100. So if I assume that every day I get 100 points, it will take me 22,790 days to get the rest of the points. No biggie. That’s only 62 and a half years. I just hope I live long enough to do that. And besides, by the time I get enough points to get my iPod, they won’t exist anymore.

On the other hand, I get 2,000 points for each person I refer to the site. That means I only have to refer 1,140 people to get it. While I could go about making thousands of fake email addresses to refer to the site, I might crash the Hotmail servers by the sheer enormosity of the project. It’d cost Hotmail thousands of dollars to get new servers to cope with the increased strain from all the thousands of email addresses that get made, receive one email, and then just sit there. Heh. No wonder they cancel your account after 30 or 60 days or something.

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Free iPod Offer

Hey there. Nothing really happened today except for a cool offer I found. Over the past month or two, I’ve been reading about these websites that offer free iPods for trying out offers from different companies and referring people to the site. It sounded too good to be true, as I read about people signing up for the free offer at eBay or whatever and then canceling it, referring a bunch of people to do the same, and then getting an iPod for it.

Of course, I was immediately skeptical; it sounded too much like a scam. But the more I read about it, the more I started to believe the people. Here were people who would have nothing to gain from lying about a scam, and there were people all over the place talking about it. I started to look into it a little bit. It sort of made sense; if the website can make a deal with a company to get money for people referred to their offers, then they could afford to give away iPods. Plus, because people are required to refer others to the site, for every iPod they give away, they get five or six more people to refer to the companies.

So today I decided to try it out. At first I just searched Google for “free ipod” and got some sites, but they only shipped to the U.S. It took a bit of digging to find one that shipped to Canada. One of…Continue Reading