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Only $100,000? That's like two and a half days work for them. I don't think $100K is enough.
    
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I don't agree with the scamma up top but really guys who actually clicks "like" when you are offered a free iPad or whatever...

I mean you are the lucky winner 1,000000000 visitor has been around since the start of the internet... Don't people know NOT to click it? And those that do really, do they no deserve to have their facebook info resold? Most likely their profiles are public anyway!

It's the whole fake links that bug me, for example you will have a news application and it is actually a spammer.. It's all wrong, but specifically referring to WIN AN IPAD -- I find it funny that they actually made a million bucks on that.
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the title sums up corporations in the US. make millionsbillions in profit by dumping waste instead of processing, get fined for only a small portion.
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It's the whole fake links that bug me, for example you will have a news application and it is actually a spammer.. It's all wrong, but specifically referring to WIN AN IPAD -- I find it funny that they actually made a million bucks on that.

My problem is, when you click on a link, expecting to be taken to a web site or article, and instead get taken to these "Free iPod" or ad/spam pages that bombard you with ads and/or attempt to hijack your browser.. that ticks me off.
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My problem is, when you click on a link, expecting to be taken to a web site or article, and instead get taken to these "Free iPod" or ad/spam pages that bombard you with ads and/or attempt to hijack your browser.. that ticks me off.
But thats not what this is about. The ads/Scams never did that all they did is take some personal informtion then proceded to sell it to advertisers. As stated before its the way the world works. They did nothing illegal, only unethical. But money talks adn in reality who wouldnt want to make that kind of money. There are worse things they could be doing then just cheating you into giving up some personal info.
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So... Stupid people deserve to have their stupidity taken advantage of? And since you're just the middle man you're not responsible? If only my drug dealer could convince people of that, he'd still be in business biggrin.gif

Do they DESERVE to be taken advantage of? probabaly not. This wasn't like a ponzi scheme where people were blindsided and lost all of their savings. Investing is 99.9999999% of the time completely legit, and these poor people got scammed and lost a lifetime worth of savings. The people in the article on the other hand entered their personal information into a POP UP. Did they get takan advantage of? no, because they lost nothing, except a minute of their time.

Do I hate ads? hell yes. But when they pop up, i simply close them, like the rest of the world.

If i could send out an add to facebook that would make me millions of dollars a month, i absolutely would. As for being moral and ethical, these aren't blood diamonds here, its personal info that could readily be obtained in other ways, so who cares. Some of you are far too uptight and riding on a pretty high horse, unless you've all lived the lives of saints
Edited by DaXxJaPxX - 5/15/12 at 5:15am
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haven't seen an ad in years on facebook thanks to the proper extensions brah thumb.gif

you have no right to use it , if you use don't use that free service ? Ads is which gives the money to run server , your blocking them ? why you using it ? u want everything for free ?
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you have no right to use it , if you use don't use that free service ? Ads is which gives the money to run server , your blocking them ? why you using it ? u want everything for free ?

I'd rather pay for services than cope with ads. Until then, ABP all the way.
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I'm a member of adscend media... Lol.

dumb people just handed over personal information. Adscend media just made money off of that

advertisers were willing to pay for that information.

If you don't want to lose personal information, don't post it or fill it out anywhere it may be compromised. These people have no-one to blame but themselves.

Welcome to business and the real works

You're not a legitimate business. You're a sleazy spammer stealing people's personal information by lying to them and then calling dumb after making off with it... How could you even think of yourself as a "businessman"? You're a con man.
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You're not a legitimate business. You're a sleazy spammer stealing people's personal information by lying to them and then calling dumb after making off with it... How could you even think of yourself as a "businessman"? You're a con man.

lol, a businessman is EXACTLY what he is. lets put this in a perspective you can understand
NOAK - steve jobs
spamming ads on FB - Advertising everywhere
fools people into entering personl info - fools people into thinking their products are worth 20-30% more than everyone else
uses "unethically" obtained info to profit - uses sweatshops to profit (ethical? lol)
laughs all the way to the bank - laughs all the way to the bank

business is business
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