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    • Angry Bear
    • By Angry Bear 23rd Jul 17, 8:46 PM
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    Village Wow - Scam
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    • 23rd Jul 17, 8:46 PM
    Village Wow - Scam 23rd Jul 17 at 8:46 PM
    I'm not sure if this is quite the right place for this, but I've just had an advert on my Facebook feed for a scam "quick-buck" scheme called Village Wow.
    The reason I'm posting this here is because their promo video was cobbled together clips of Martin Lewis that made it look like he, and MSE, were promoting this piece of junk.
    At least if anyone sees this here they will know that it's misleading, and perhaps someone at MSE may want to pass on the word to look into this.

    http://villagewow.com/
    They were using this video to promote it https://www.facebook.com/542189956168564/videos/200501273816924/
    (although I tested this not logged in and couldn't view it).
    Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015
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    • Angry Bear
    • By Angry Bear 23rd Jul 17, 8:49 PM
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    • #2
    • 23rd Jul 17, 8:49 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 17, 8:49 PM
    Here's a screen grab just for posterity:
    Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015
    • custardy
    • By custardy 23rd Jul 17, 9:02 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 17, 9:02 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 17, 9:02 PM
    Hit him up on twitter. Saw the same done for a PPI company
    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 25th Jul 17, 8:04 AM
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    • 25th Jul 17, 8:04 AM
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    • 25th Jul 17, 8:04 AM
    Thanks for letting us know Angry Bear

    Andrea
    Could you do with a Money Makeover?


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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 28th Jul 17, 7:22 PM
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    • #5
    • 28th Jul 17, 7:22 PM
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    • 28th Jul 17, 7:22 PM
    Never ceases to amaze me how easy it is for anyone to grab stills or video clips of someone famous and use that footage to promote their own product, service or agenda and there's usually no comeback if no permission was sought.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
    • Braich
    • By Braich 30th Jul 17, 8:53 AM
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    • #6
    • 30th Jul 17, 8:53 AM
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    • 30th Jul 17, 8:53 AM
    I've had this scam video if Martin appear three times on my FB timeline in the last week, from Village Wow and other scammers. Why doesn't FB do something to stop this fraudulent advertising? Reporting these scam ads to FB appears to have no effect. ��
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 30th Jul 17, 10:26 AM
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    • 30th Jul 17, 10:26 AM
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    • 30th Jul 17, 10:26 AM
    I see they are trying to legitimise the link by selling one of his books on their web site
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 30th Jul 17, 10:28 AM
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    • #8
    • 30th Jul 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 30th Jul 17, 10:28 AM
    I've had this scam video if Martin appear three times on my FB timeline in the last week, from Village Wow and other scammers. Why doesn't FB do something to stop this fraudulent advertising? Reporting these scam ads to FB appears to have no effect. ��
    Originally posted by Braich
    Because FB make money off selling ad space: they don't care who they sell it to.

    I'd say that FB would sell ad space to ISIS because it would make them money, but that would be the cynic in me talking.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
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