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Posted: 24 May 2012 01:48 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I just got an email from ShareCG advertising the HP Z1 Workstation. It appears to be legit, but it’s just weird to me.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have an account there, and I haven’t received any, yet.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Ugh.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I got that email also. My first thought was ‘What the…?’, and my second was ‘Nope.. no prebuilts in this house’, and deleted the email. :d

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Posted: 24 May 2012 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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yeah I got it too, it was weird, but figured it was what it was, they are a free site and they have to make money to run it someway.  I guess side ads are not cutting it, so its to a email attack now.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I haven’t received one yet… however, I get ad email from Smith Micro about every other day.  Today’s ad was for “Dragon Dictate 2 for Mac”


So ShareCG can join the group as well.


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Posted: 26 May 2012 12:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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You can unsubscribe from them. I did as soon as I got it!

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Posted: 26 May 2012 04:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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OOh, that’s a silly thing to do, once you click an unsubscribe link they know they have found a real person to send more of them to. smirk

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Posted: 26 May 2012 05:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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chohole - 26 May 2012 04:29 AM

OOh, that’s a silly thing to do, once you click an unsubscribe link they know they have found a real person to send more of them to. smirk

Well you’re supposed to be a real person to have an acct at sharecg.com lol ...

However that advice certainly holds true for massive bulk spam scams.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 06:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yeah, and are we convinced yet that these mailings are actually coming from ShareCG ???????  I know I doubt them, as I do have an account there, and was getting a little money from them until they stopped that, but have yet to receive one of these advert emails.

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Posted: 26 May 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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chohole - 26 May 2012 06:02 AM

Yeah, and are we convinced yet that these mailings are actually coming from ShareCG ???????  I know I doubt them, as I do have an account there, and was getting a little money from them until they stopped that, but have yet to receive one of these advert emails.

I haven’t got one yet ... but then I don’t have any money plans set up with them either ... could mean that somebody else has got a hold of their mailing list ... might be a very good idea for us all to go and change those passwords again shut eye

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Posted: 26 May 2012 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I got one for the HP workstation (Yaaay… an all in one disposable machine!) I figured it was from SCG since that is the “Featured ad” that you must view to reach reach SCG ( yeah, you can click - “Continue to requested page” but the delay is almost as long as the ad).... I deleted it without checking if it was real or not…

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Posted: 27 May 2012 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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lordvicore - 26 May 2012 03:59 PM

I got one for the HP workstation (Yaaay… an all in one disposable machine!) I figured it was from SCG since that is the “Featured ad” that you must view to reach reach SCG ( yeah, you can click - “Continue to requested page” but the delay is almost as long as the ad).... I deleted it without checking if it was real or not…

So that’s what that forced ad is supposed to be. I use adblock so I never actually see an image on that page. lol
I just hit enter a second time in the address bar and it goes right to where it was supposed to.

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Posted: 28 May 2012 07:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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chohole - 26 May 2012 06:02 AM

Yeah, and are we convinced yet that these mailings are actually coming from ShareCG ???????  I know I doubt them, as I do have an account there, and was getting a little money from them until they stopped that, but have yet to receive one of these advert emails.

I think you may be right. I’ve had none and I’m not filtering spam at present after several emails went missing. From past dealings with them they do seem to be an honest outfit. Sending out spam is a sure way to annoy users and that would damage their business.

 

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