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Posted By: BenV In Response To: A little off subject, but I guess I got scammed.... (Alison W.)
Thursday, 26 October 2006, at 8:31 a.m.
In Response To: A little off subject, but I guess I got scammed.... (Alison W.)
Where you on pain medication when you made that subscription? And if so, could you prove it in court? If yes to both then call your card company and request a reversal of funds on the grounds of them misrepresenting the product and selling illegal copyrighted materials. For what it's worth, burn all of those mp3s to disk and then delete them from your computer just in case the RIAA is "investigating" that site. It's easy to loan a copy of the cd out to a friend and if someone comes knocking at your door for downloaded music stick your copy in the microwave for a second.
As for the software - I've got a hunch that you can't fully uninstall it without some advanced computer help. You can at least attempt to unistall it, if it doesn't happen easy the first time don't wait to get help.
> How stupid do I feel? After reading so much on this forum about various
> schemes, and scams I go and fall right into one.
> In the blur of recovering from surgery, I wanted to test out my new toy -
> my Creative Zen Mp3 player - and download some songs and kick back and
> recover. I really must have been in a cloud, as I paid $45.00 for a
> lifetime subscription to Mymusicinc.com where I have downloaded a lot of
> songs. I even thought I had researched this well, doing searches for site
> reviews on google. However, further research indicates that this site is a
> scam, getting you to pay for access to something that is actually free.
> Paying for access to a "network" and P2P sharing, whatever that
> means (I am a bit a newb at this whole Mp3 thing!)In actual fact it seems
> that downloading music like this is illegal. I found the info on
> digitalmusicexpert.com, and of course wish I'd found that before shelling
> out the $$.
> I have had the service for 5 days and have been spammed out - emails from
> mymusicinc saying "upgrade now", "mandatory upgrade
> required" etc etc and of course I sent an email for tech support and
> received nothing. I doubt I will get my money back. But I guess, I already
> have several hundred songs on my computer, so $45 for all that maybe not
> the end of the world??? I dont know!
> Does anyone know if I should uninstall all their software off my computer?
> Im now beginning to feel uneasy about all this file sharing and other
> users connecting to my computer. I did get a message that said
> "Windows memory low" or something similar.
> A thousand thanks to anyone who can help.
JDRF, Walking for the Cure
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