Comcast can expect a lot more customers to come calling armed with hammers after fans of file-sharing get a gander at this Associated Press report that describes how the service provider is indiscriminately blocking peer-to-peer traffic.
And 'Net neutrality advocates will have a heavy new cudgel at their disposal, too, with which they are certain to pound the desks of lawmakers and regulators.
From the story:
Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally.
The interference, which The Associated Press confirmed through nationwide tests, is the most drastic example yet of data discrimination by a U.S. Internet service provider. It involves company computers masquerading as those of its users.
If widely applied by other ISPs, the technology Comcast is using would be a crippling blow to the BitTorrent, eDonkey and Gnutella file-sharing networks. While these are mainly known as sources of copyright music, software and movies, BitTorrent in particular is emerging as a legitimate tool for quickly disseminating legal content.
The biggest problem - I mean aside from the fact that they're doing it all - is that the method Comcast is employing is incapable of distinguishing between good (read: legal) peer-to-peer traffic and bad (read: music and video stealing).
There is no question that the ISPs - and their customers - have a legitimate issue to deal with in the voracious bandwidth appetites of peer-to-peer technologies.
The issue isn't a nail, though, and Comcast shouldn't be hitting it with a hammer.
Sometime during the week of October 7-12,2007, I called BidFuel phone number: 1-866-407-1021
and told the customer service representative that I wanted to cancel my trial subscription. I was not given a cancellation number, so I called again on Saturday, October 13,2007 to verify that I was cancelled. They tell me I was already cancelled. I have notes backing all of this up.
On October 17,2007, I look in my business checking account and find that I have been billed $35.95 by www.BidFuel.com. I call the number above and they tell me they have no record of me cancelling and they ask me for a confirmation number which they never gave me. I tell them that they may not have a record of it but I do and if they do not give me a refund, I will file an FBI ,FTC and Attorney General's complaint about their deception. But more importantly, I tell them that I will write an article concerning their deceptive practices and submit it to 30,000 article directories to be spread around the internet. I received an email saying I would get the refund in 14 days. I would suggest asking for the customer service representatives name when you cancel and using the threats that you will file a FBI, FTC and Attorney General complaint and write the article about their behavior and distribute it to 30,000 article directories. You can do that with Dustin Cannon's web site JustArticles.com which is the sponsor of Plug-In_profit-Site Co-op Advertising.
On 10/18/2007, myoney was returned..... POS RETURN 026220 BIDFUEL $39.95
E. Hoodia Diet
On 10/18/2007, after complaining that I had cancelled during the trial period and then was billed $89.90, Hoodia Diet returned the money to my account: POS RETURN 019316......$89.90
F. Panda Research - This web site has many sign up opportunities and not all of
the companies that you sign up for behave the same way. Also, it has been 3 weeks since I initially signed up for 14 different trial subscriptions and many of the trial subscriptions have been cancelled and the trial periods have elapsed after being cancelled and I have only been approved for $18:
Payouts till Date : Accumulated : $ 187.0
Paid : $ 0.0
Pending : $ 169.0
Approved : $ 18.0
From Panda Research Terms & Conditions
"PROVIDE CASH INCENTIVES. PandaResearch offers cash incentives to members in exchange for completing surveys and signup for trial offers. Members won't be eligible for cash incentives by only completing the surveys. Signing up for the offers, advertised by our partners, is necessary in order to be eligible for cash incentives. If you complete a survey and sign up for the corresponding offer, it will take upto 8 weeks to receive the cash funds from the advertiser. Please do not delete the confirmation emails you receive from the advertisers. These confirmation emails are required in order for us to investigate if your account is not credited in 8 weeks. The funds will be sent to the paypal e-mail address registered on file with PandaResearch. If your e-mail address changes and funds have already been sent to your e-mail address on file, PandaResearch cannot redirect the funds to your new address. You can change your paypal e-mail address in PandaResearch at any time. PayPal.com is a FREE service that allows you to instantly receive cash over the Internet. Cash payments will only be made after the member's qualification to participate in a particular survey has been verified by PandaResearch, the member completes that survey and offer. PandaResearch is not responsible if you lose, or misplace your funds via email. All cash payment amounts may be changed or modified at any time and at the discretion of PandaResearch. Members are responsible for any taxes due as a result of payments made for their participation in PandaResearch.
*Note: Payments will be transferred to your PayPal Account. It will take atleast 90 days from the Requested Date, after verification.
G. What the heck is "Project Payday?" SCAM.com's thread about Project Payday
"Unread 06-16-2008, 04:06 PM Propt12 Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Propt12 is an unknown quantity at this point Re: project payday?are they a scam? The whole idea behind this sight is to pay other people to be your referrals. You've seen those ads that say, "enter your info and get a free xbox!". Well to actually get the xbox u have to sign up for "free trials" that make you pay shipping and handling, and you have to refer 10 people to go to the site and buy products, and then they have to refer people for u to actually get the xbox.
This site places people that are buying referrals with people that are selling them. Someone pays you 25-30 bucks after you sign up for the products, AND reach your referral quota, meaning you have to pay others on the site to be your referrals.
Lets say someone pays you $30 to be their referral, after signing up for the offers and losing about $10 worth of S/H fees, you then have to pay $25-$30 A PERSON to get your $30.
On top of that, if you cancel your "free trials" you must then RETURN the items at your own expense, costing you more money... LOL
Long drawn out process that never stops pumping you dry."
H. LinkDash Link Exchange
February 18,2008 ......Dear Webmaster,
I have spent 4 days trying to install your very POOR link exchange,
always with this result:
linkdash.com is down/not working properly!!!
I have installed it in 2 different domains and/or subdomains and it never
works. This is where it is now:
1) Directory Found (check)
2) Link on Homepage to Directory Not Found (X)
Please correct and try Again
*****It is definitely on the homepage:
http://www.websuccess4you.biz .............. on the left navigation section.
I have emailed you before about this and I was never given any help nor did you activate it manually. Unless I get immediate positive support to activate this I will write a Performance Review of your link exchange that copies this email, so that everyone will know that "Link Dash does not work properly or is down" and that there is no technical support. Then I will publish an article about this on 30,000 article directories so everyone knows not to waste their time with your bad performing software.
Thank you for your prompt attention,William
Every time I go to Register,there is the same security code which never changes. When I click Register,the page returns with "Wrong security code". There is no Contact Us page to email them to tell them how stupid they are.
Why did you even write that? Help me out? Look at my website first. You will see LinkAMatic listed twice on my front index page. All your .php code is perfect in the appropriate file. When I go to re-Register,it kicks out the Password and comes back with all the information. Also, when you look at LinkAMatic, it does not have any listings in it,so LinkAMatic is useless.
Get something done, fix the proble and get back to me. My site is worth about $27,600- $30,221 depending upon how the search engines are working, I am ranked 231,221 on Alexa and have a PR2. I worth paying attention to, especially since there is only one link on your whole site as far as can be seen.For instance, look at this page: NO LINKS:
It says there are 84 links but I can only find one.
I will copy this to my Performance Review page until you get your site working.
Thanks, Will Stewart
K. Global Domains International.com
After 2.8 years at $10/month and massive advertising, I never made a cent off of Global Domains International, but when I tried to cancel my subscription, there was no place on the website to do that. I called them repeatedly after trying to create my own website, but you are allowed only 4,000 characters with their web design tool which is worse than bad garbage collection.
I tried for 4 months to get into the URL where you can create your own web site with your own tools and the site was ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION or being MAINTAINED. I tried everything but could not get into that site. Then it took me 4 months of calling GDI headquarters to get them to stop billing me while they kept ripping me off.I have now joined the GDI Fast Track Team and am the Team Leader of the Web Success Group and I am experiencing great selfless teamwork by many members and am double-optin emailing 2500 leads a day and all my team members are being trained to do article writing.
L. http://www.Ale5.com Free Link Exchange
PLEASE DO NOT:
* submit websites with the following content:
- adult, dating
- illegal, offensive, copyright infringing
- casinos, gambling, lottery
- replica products
- Applications for Financial Services or Loans
* submit websites in other language than English
* submit websites with excessive advertising and no content
* submit the same website more than once
* remove the link to www.ale5.com after your site has been accepted
Our system automatically checks for the reciprocal link on a regular
basis and if the link to www.ale5.com cannot be found your link will
be automatically removed!
Doing any of the above will result in your link being deleted
and banned so please don't waste your time (or ours)!
We reserve the right to delete any link that we, at our sole discretion, find
When writing website title and description please:
* Don't use excessive capitalization such as 'FREE' or 'MY WEBSITE.'
* Avoid using generic superlatives. Links with titles/descriptions containing
words like "best", "cheapest", "cool", etc will be removed.
NOTE: To combat recent SPAM attempts we are forced to automatically reject links to
websites with Google PageRankTM 0/10.
After this IDIOT Link Exchange could NOT read its HTML in the index page
of http://www.WebSuccess4You.biz, this was the response I received:
"You have been permanently BANNER from this service! "
After emailing the webmaster, I was told I had excessive advertising. Duh, it's a work at home business site, moron. I provide well over 500 free resources, so you you think I could sell a few things.
M. http://www.BusinessWorldList.com Safelist
This site is perfectly sensible, but after 2 months of emailing the entire safelist of approximately 77,000 customers every other day, I received 68 clicks out of which 63 were unique and no sales for which I paid $19.95 per month. There was another feature of accumulating credits to get a one line ad posted that popped up that everyone would see that I did not really participate in. I was looking for maximum exposure and maximum results and I got none even though I was offering to pay people for their 3rd & 8th month. Someone else might do well, but I did not.
Very good customer support. Easy to go back to being a free member where you can email 200 people a week.
"Legitonlinejobs teaches you how you can work for yourself in your own home and make more money with this amazing system than you ever could in your own job. And all it takes is 30-45 minutes per day! Sounds too good to be true? Well it isn't! You can even start in less than 15 minutes from now."
"This is not a typist job. It's not possible to make this kind of money just doing normal typing. Legitonlinejobs will teach you the steps to the exact same system Ross (the creator) uses to make easy money entering ads for companies online. It runs virtually on autopilot. Once you type your ads, they provide you with a recurring income. It's all based on the Adwords system. But you cant make easy money with the Adwords system without the proper training. Legitonlinejobs gives you just that."
" Blog Comments visited and signed up for lots of work at home programs before, but never have I found any one site that provides so much for so little. You also get a whole list of government grant opportunities. This is definitely the only resource you need to work at home."This is a review by Pete76uk at "Make easy money online with my free work at home guide" www.workathomeincomes.co.uk
I,(the webmaster of this site), also bought LegitOnlineJobs.com and first, nothing in this software packages is anything close to being a job,in the normal sense of the term. You are not employed by anyone. These are all entrepeneurial opportunities with risk involed. Look at my Panda Research review to see what I mean by example. To date,I have not actually made money with this software,although I am owed money by quite a few companies.But I believe it is true that given the fact that this package includes so many opportunities,including how to get grants, that somewhere there is a very good money making opportunity.
Although I have spent sometime using an AdWords campaign myself and have AdWords Made Easy ( although not in detail),their typing program is actually AdWords campaigns which involve a lot of testing and are quite time consuming. Email me with your experiences:
support at websuccess4you.biz. April 6,2008>
O. Yuwie Vs. MySpace Yuwie Vs. MySpace Blog Comments
I signed up to be a paid professional member and also paid to be the first one in my own downline which they approve of, but when I go to enter the BackOffice, it says I am cannot enter because I am not a Pro member but they are billing me every month. I have emailed them. They fixed the problem. They are completely legitimate, just a slight bit slow on customer service. UPDATE July 10,2008: They are completely down. Not ONLINE.
May 30,2008 - The recruiting page they gave me NO LONGER WORKS AT ALL. I emailed the Contact Us page and have gotten a reply by a phone call. It seems that a web design consultant used one animated figure that was owned by a company that supplied the talking person on the recruiting page and has now sued FriendsWin.com. FriendsWin quit billing paid members in March and is n the process of settling tis claim. In short,they got set up by their web design consultant and the talking figure company.The lesson here is,beware of web designers because they can try to take away or own your web site one way or the other. The owner is a perfectly honest businessman who did not use every precaution know to man.Please respond to this in the Web Success Forum at http://web-success.forumotion.com/index.htm
Q. Promo Stock Picks
I need to say a positive word of encouragement about Jason Fuller,irregardless of the following evaluation. But before I do,I must say that it is very apparent by the following commentary made in http://www.oneworldincome.com( under my evaluation) that they have no actual direct experience with Jason Fuller's Promo Stock Picks nor Doubling Stocks. Both sites are created by separate people. Now for my initial impression of the first stock pick I saw Jason make: it went up 29.6% in 2 days and very foolishly I did not sell. By the time I got back to be able to make a trade the price had declined back to where it was after the first day. So that is my fault, but his pick is also SUPER long-term investment. He gives a lot of great background about it and you can see where it came from in price during it IPO, so you can see it it will eventually skyrocket with what they have already contracted to do.
Check back in 2 months to see what else I have to say. By the way, his stock has also been picked by a few other stock newsletters, so what he has picked is a STAND-OUT.
First there was DoublingStocks .com and now a new site PromoStockPicks.com promises to make investors rich from their stock picks. (It makes us wonder if it’s the same people that created the stock trading robot.) The sales pitch is actually convincing and so are the testimonials; unfortunately, it’s all one big blatant lie.
“The following must be read in its entirety before purchasing and/or using any information contained on PromoStockPicks.com”
We don’t have to say it in our own words because they do a good job telling you in their “disclaimers”. So go read it and save yourself $47. If that’s too much work, here’s an excerpt from the Information Warning and Investing/Trading Stocks section of the Disclaimer.
“Information Warning: …..Accordingly, you should assume that all such information has been completely fabricated. For example, all people, events, and dates (as well as all related subject matter) mentioned on this website are fictional. If you choose to access this website or purchase any of our products/services, you must understand that none of the information we disseminate is to be taken seriously. Is should also be noted that if you do choose to pay for a subscription to the fictional Jason Fuller’s email newsletter, the newsletter does occasionally accept compensation from publicly traded companies for advertising purposes. You should assume that all trading results featured on the PromoStockPicks.com website and/or email newsletters are based on hypothetical or simulated performance results that have certain inherent limitations. Unlike the results shown in an actual performance record, these results do not represent actual trading. …..You should not expect to achieve results as good as those described in the testimonials, especially since the testimonials are fictional.”
“Investing/Trading Stocks: ….Neither the fictional Jason Fuller, nor PromoStockPicks.com employees are registered as investment advisors, financial analysts, brokers, or dealers in any jurisdiction whatsoever….”
Though they admit that it is all fictional, they know that a large percentage of investors will never read the disclaimers before subscribing. If challenged, they will say they have disclosed these facts and the buyers should have read the disclaimers. This has scam written all over it. It may be an elaborate hoax, but they are profiting from it which makes it unethical. These guys definitely got some balls. Once again, buyers beware and always read the fine print.
R. REVERSE FUNNEL SYSTEM
You pay $50 to find out you need to pay $2995 ,plus $300 a month for marketing,plus $100 a year maintenance plus $298 a week minus air fare if you go on vacation. If you've got that kind of money to throw away, then 99% of the people in internet marketing would not even be doing internet marketing,i.e. trying to make money on the internet. ....... I'm the guru. Please take the time to thank me on http://web-success.forumotion.com/index.htm for saving everyone their $50. Unless you have an extra $3000 floating around and an extra $300 a month you do not need or you already do not have budgeted already making money.
S. Plug-In-Profit-Site CO-OP managed by Dustin Cannon
PIPS Co-op Site REVIEW and FRAUD
Dustin Cannon, who owns http://www.bizoppmarketing.com ,did
reactivate the Archives for March, May, June and July of the
Plug-In-Profit-Site Blog at http://www.bizoppmarketing.com/blog/
so that my articles as well as other people's articles will show up.
Also, all the articles that were posted at http://www.homebusinessmonkey.com
which is not on the internet anymore need to be reposted to the Plug-In-Profit-Site Blog.
All the PIPS Co-op members paid to have them posted when they could have posted them on a high ranking article directory for free with certainty that after they were approved they would remain there.
Contact bizoppmarketing at To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
"The Plug-In Profit Site is the #1 sales tool used by the majority of the top earning affiliates in each of the core residual income programs that are part of the system. If you want to become a top affiliate in each of these programs, all you need to do is start sending targeted traffic to your personal Plug-In Profit Site sales page and let the system take care of the rest.
The only problem is that sending *targeted* traffic to a website is difficult for some people. Some people don't have the time. Some people don't have the money. Some people don't have the knowledge.
Whatever the problem may be, there is always a solution.
In the case of driving *targeted* traffic to your personal Plug-In Profit Site affiliate link, the Plug-In Profit Site Advertising Co-op can be your solution."
I spent approximately $1,000 for the annual Co-op fee and the external advertising that was to be done in magazines and I NEVER RECEIVED ONE SIGNUP IN ANY OF MY PLUG-IN-PROFIT-SITE businesses ,such as SFIMG.com,GDI,Empowerism,Host4Profit nor HostGator.This may not qualify as a SCAM. But if it is not a SCAM,THEN IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS WASTE OF ENERGY AND MONEY WHILE OTHER SITES AND PEOPLE USE GUARANTEED SERVICES and ACHIEVE MASSIVE SUCCESS.
What they actually do is to have someone named Dustin Heath write an article with an article resource with your website URL and a rotating affiliate link from everyone other than yourself so that when someone reads the article they are directed to sign up with someone else. This is absolutely worthless. Not only that but it is a negative because after looking to sign up at your website they are driven away to sign up under someone else who will never visit your website again. That is FRAUD compared to what they claim.
During that time on my own,I EARNED a #10 Ranking in SFIMG.com for Sept. 2009 and am currently PowerRanked 26th in the world at http://www.SFIMG.com. My Web Success TEAMS in SFIMG, Global Domains International,Host4Profit, FreeWay2Success, Empowerism GUARANTEE 6 MEMBERS IN YOUR DOWNLINW and we DELIVER. And in many instances, it will not cost a member who joins any money at all.
Two Dollar Click (twodollarclick.com) - SCAM
* Reason For Review: November 2010 - Requests | Archive
* Review Last Updated: ***November 28, 2010
* Owner/Alias: "Jordan Welsh" aka
* Current Whois: http://whois.domaintools.com/twodollarclick.com
****SCAM site, use caution ****
We are adding TwoDollarClick to our Scam List and here are our combined reasons why:
1. Owned by a Scammer - Their whois info shows "firstname.lastname@example.org" as the registered owner. Google that email address and you will find it is the same owner of NeoDollar and TenDollarClick. Both are on our scam list.
2. The Obvious - Like the old saying says, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. $2 per click is unsustainable and bogus. You are not going to get rich by clicking a link or an advertisement. 3. No Forum - Sites that don't have them don't welcome feedback about their program. Forums can be a excellent asset to many sites since proof of payment can be posted freely by members. This site does not have one.
4. Fake Certificates - Site claims they are BBB accredited. Which is a lie.
5. "Payments are sent out on a net 60 basis" - Way past when you can file a dispute with paypal or alertpay. Which is why they have you waiting that long. As soon as you realize you are not getting paid, it is too late to do anything about it.
6. "All earnings listed and/or represented by twodollarclick.com are estimated value(s)" - Then why name the site twodollarclick? Basically what they are telling you is that you will not be paid.
If they do not state this on their home page then they are false advertising.
We would not recommend TwoDollarClick for the reasons previously described. We deem it as a scam. Use at your own risk...you were warned.
If anyone would like to share their experience that they had with this site, whether it is good or bad, feel free to do so in our comment section at the end of this review.
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