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    • malc_b
    • By malc_b 17th Oct 16, 9:15 AM
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    Argos - Links to scam - how low have they sunk
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    • 17th Oct 16, 9:15 AM
    Argos - Links to scam - how low have they sunk 17th Oct 16 at 9:15 AM
    Just bought something on Argos and at the end it is link to get £15 cashback. When you follow this link it is one of these scams where you have to sign up with a credit card and then cancel before the start taking money off you for the monthly subscription. I'm sure all MSE's have read about these. When I followed the link WOT immediately warned me about the site's extremely poor reputation (for scamming).

    I've emailed Argos to say I think it is pretty poor that Argos associate themselves which such obvious scam companies. Argos's reply is that they are a preferred partner so that's ok. Err, no Argos. It's your website, you are responsible for the link and I trust that google is punishing you in the rating for having a link to a scam site.
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    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 17th Oct 16, 11:13 AM
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    • #2
    • 17th Oct 16, 11:13 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 11:13 AM
    It's not a scam, it's a subscription service. The problem is, like with Amazon Prime, people fail to read what they are signing up to. It staggers me how people will give their credit card details without any thought as to why they are needed.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 17th Oct 16, 12:27 PM
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    • #3
    • 17th Oct 16, 12:27 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:27 PM
    What amazes me is the amount of people who shout scam when clearly they aren't taking any notice of what they are subscribing to.
    • societys child
    • By societys child 17th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    • #4
    • 17th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
    It's not a scam, get your 15 quid and cancel within the cancellation time, simple.

    *The reason for the WOT alert will be because people who can't understand what they're reading have shouted < scam when it's nothing of the sort . .

    Last edited by societys child; 17-10-2016 at 1:06 PM.

    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 17th Oct 16, 2:43 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 2:43 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 2:43 PM
    I am sure, that on and off, it has been there for ages and it is not a "scam".

    (Web Of Twits)
    • fleshandbone
    • By fleshandbone 17th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
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    • #6
    • 17th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
    how do you think the internet gets paid for without ad's?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 17th Oct 16, 5:01 PM
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    • #7
    • 17th Oct 16, 5:01 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 5:01 PM
    how do you think the internet gets paid for without ad's?
    Originally posted by fleshandbone
    By selling your data to PPI companies allegedly
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 17th Oct 16, 5:22 PM
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    • #8
    • 17th Oct 16, 5:22 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 5:22 PM
    Not a scam.
    • pulliptears
    • By pulliptears 17th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    • #9
    • 17th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
    One of these days I'll open a "SCAM!!!" post and it will actually be one
    "Gggggrrrrrr Rrrraaaahhh Rrrrrrggghhhhnn" - Chewbacca (The Empire Strikes Back)

    • Pound
    • By Pound 17th Oct 16, 8:23 PM
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    It's not a scam but I think it has the potential to be confused with Argos' £10 free voucher. I just tried reserving something and the terms did seem pretty clear to me though.

    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 17th Oct 16, 9:00 PM
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    Not a scam, the web of trust warned you about it most likely because people didnt know what it was that they signed up for and so gave a negative reveiw for it.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
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