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We all want freebies, but sometimes the bad guys play on that desire. None of these supposed freebies will ever come. The entire purpose of these fake freebies is to harvest your personal data for spamming, or worse, purposes. Don't fall for them! If you find anymore, please add them to the Wiki and I'll update the list.

FAKE Freebies:

Acidophilus Pearls
*http://www.trupearls.com/go/Pearls/pubSample.aspx?alias=Pearls&t...

Agrimarks Plant Markers for Gardens
*http://agrimarks.com/sample.html

Airwick car air freshener
*http://tampagpcarwash.com/free_airwick_car_freshener.html

alice woodrum shaping spray
*http://www.alicewoodrumsalon.com/other.php?action=free_stuff

Alterna Skincare for Hair *http://www.alternahaircare.com/AmericanSalon/index.html

anti flatulence filter
*http://www.under-tec.com/index.php

Any Offers with the URL
*http://kcweb.com

Aramdek.com – Free balloons ”Our Promo Pack includes: - 3 Balloons, – Pen, – Keychain, – Bottle Opener, – Our Catalog
*http://aramdek.com/promo_pack.html

ARouge Zenyaku skin care samples - *http://www.zenyaku-usa.com/Zenyaku_Contact.asp

ashley cardell chocolate
*http://www.ashleycardell.com/gourmet_chocolate.html

Awakening supplement
*http://www.oxygennutrition.net/freesample.asp

Baby Barn Baby Body and Hair Wash and Soft Skin Baby Lotion *www.baby-barn.com

Baby Blanket
*http://www.babiesonestep.com/feb_giveaway.html

Free Head Massager from Virginia Beach Massage
Free Set of LancrOne Cosmetic Brushes
Free Nail & Pedicure Kit from United Foam
Free Aloe Vera Sample on Facebook
Free Soap Dispenser from Birdsall Bath
Free Pizza Cutter From Original Presto’s Pizza

Free French Soap
*https://www.facebook.com/flicspa/app_190322544333196
*http://www.flicspasalon.com/free-handmade-soap.html

Free Nail & Pedicure Kit from United Foam
http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Foam/154708741327039?sk=app...

Cloned Site w/Fake Free Yearly Anniversary Offers
http://cafemarsanne.com/25thanniversary.php
http://cafemarsanne.com/26thanniversary.php
http://cafemarsanne.com/27thanniversary.php

Legit Site - http://www.cafechardonnay.com/


Old fake freebie list (These are all pretty long in the tooth and may have long been shut down, but they are definitely ones to avoid.)
Please do not post or sign up for freebies from the following sites...
The freebies will never come.

1twofree.com
aj-tuning.com/gift.html
angelaledcke.com
angelaslittlecreations.piczo.com
babytobee.com
bannershack-n-more.piczo.com
boafnetwork.com
bobbleheadies.com
brandarama.com
buydehydratedwater.com/free.htm
Candlesunlimited.com
Candlesunlimited2005
candy-lovers.com
celebdish.net
cleanyourscreen.com
clearancecrazy.com
click-see-save.com
cool-free-samples.com
cubebix.com - free compressed t-shirt
dailyhousetips.com
digilake.com
easybakeware.com
feiyacosmetics.com/exclusive2.htm
flaverco.com
fleecho.com
flutterBugs.piczo.com
foreverlitesandgifts.com
freebeachball.com
free-beauty-samples.com
freebeermug.com
free-boxers.com
free-lingerie.com
free-lipstick.com
freeperfumesamples.com
freestressballs.com
free-thongs.com
freewebs.com/babyretreat
freewebs.com/bloominbarnyard
freewebs.com/ourforevergifts
goofygiggles.com
haydeechocolatier.com
heavenly-recipes.com
helpudiet.com
Hermitandfriends.com
hotexas.com
holidaysathome.com
holiday-giveaways.com
householdsavingsclub.com
IMIBN.com
kcweb.com
keyeni.com
littlethings.myphotoalbum.com
lootpig.com
lose-weight-online.com
lost-survivors.com
lowcarbtina.com
mailfinity.net
metelle.com/lipbalm.php
mirthfulchildren.com
NameSecure.com
ohshot.com
Oohlalacafe
Ourforevergifts.com
petrix.com/shirt/items.htm
pixustudio.com
qualityhealth.com
shop/angelaledcke.com
simplicityshop.biz
splendiddelites.com/Free_sample.htm (Crownies)
squeezeyourstress.com/
stock23.com
sunusb.com
sutterscreek.com (aka Blue Bayou, LLC)
Unlimitedgiftshop
usbforfree.com
weirdfragrances.com
winperfume.com
yourproductsamples.com

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dude, this is some long list. thanks for sharing. i saw few that was introduced to me but thank God am yet to sign up wi... (more)

cpamykel (Sep. 23, 2014 @ 6:15p) |

Thanks for the heads-up. One almost got me

discountfreak79 (Sep. 24, 2014 @ 12:54a) |

wow! long list. very insightful. thanks a lot because this will really help save time one would have wasted applying and... (more)

cpamykel (Sep. 29, 2014 @ 9:19a) |

Add new fake freebies here and I will add them to the OP on a regular basis.

Fake Freebies:

Cloned Site w/Fake Free Yearly Anniversary Offers
http://cafemarsanne.com/25thanniversary.php 
http://cafemarsanne.com/26thanniversary.php 
http://cafemarsanne.com/27thanniversary.php 

Legit Site - http://www.cafechardonnay.com/ 
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SweetClover on 2012-08-01 15:32:44 CDT
New one just posted today (8/1/2012). pinfreeoffers.com/ Offers free sample; you are forced to agree to allowing them or their partners to contact you via email, snail mail (junk mail) and phone (telemarketers) in order to get the sample, while they make money off of you by selling your info to junk mail, telemarketer and spam email lists.
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These fake offers started going around 1 day after site was made Jan 3,2010
Proof - http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/arcmessageview.php?catid=22&thre... 

Organic Note Pad - http://www.solarenergypittsburgh.com/about.html 
Organic Hand Sanitizer - http://www.solarenergypittsburgh.com/ 
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8/29/12 - New Facebook Phishing Free Offer
Advance Auto Engineering - Microfiber detail cloth
*New FB site made within a day
*Another d253kj8uw8gg3b.cloudfront.net/advae-s002.jpg picture
*Typical form that goes through without entering information
*Phone number is dead on facebook site
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I noticed that Quality Health's spammer partner, Lifescript Advantage, is not listed; lifescript.com/
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BEWARE - Another Presto Pizza Offer Is Out On Facebook
"Free Presto's Pasta Server"
This in addition to the pizza cutter and apron

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Posted today (9/4) and deleted by mods. superbsamples.com similar to Quality Health.

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I thought this one was already listed, apparently not. fake site, doesn't come; concentrate128.com
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This one is like diglake, branded with their own company URL samples; sandypaper.com/
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Another fake website posted, http://www.tiptonmills.com Free probiotic coffee sample. ETA: A poster in this thread claimed to have received this. So this may not be fake, but if real, why not use their real address, instead of one for an empty warehouse in a different state?
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www.swisswatchgroup.com/ domain is up for sale, but one of their shills posted a freebie from their Facebook page. So anything from Swiss Watch Service Group FB is fake.
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Free Kona Red Mountain Coffee - FB is fake. New page, no link to existing website, no website found when searched, phone number on wall goes to Dehli, India, fax provided belongs to a Las Vegas, Nevada business.
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New Facebook fake offer - American Baby Product Experts Free Baby Scissors offer. FB page lacks contact info.

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Another fake offer: Anti Snoring Center on Facebook offering a free sleep mask. Previously offered travel pillow.
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Free peppermint puff candy sample from freepuff.com/ is not legitimate.
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Skin Care Advisor is yet another fake Facebook page.
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Free T-shirt from goodmorninghawaiitv.com does not come.
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Free tea sample set and mug: facebook.com/CoffeeandTeaExperts/ is a scam offer.
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Free Christmas gift bags from Louisiana Design & Printing (printinglouisiana.net) is FAKE
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Mosquito Repellent and Antibacterial Wipes from cleanoff.net.
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Free corkscrew from Facebook.com/WineMakingSociety is another scam Facebook page. They currently are offering a free wine holder.
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Free Lavender Oil (with newsletter signup) at prettyfoofoosalonandspa. com This is a fake offer. Their website was hacked.
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Free Sesakiss sesame seeds with honey bar from Lowell Foods; lowellfoods.com/ is FAKE. Hacked Website. Business is real, offer is not.
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Free dog dental care kit from k9pearlywhites.com, Hacked Website. Business is real, offer is not.
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Free latex coated work gloves from motogpwerks.com/ is FAKE, business is real, offer is not.
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Free Kebroak fire starter sample for charcoal from kebroak.com /firestarters is FAKE, site was hacked into.
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Anna's Free Chocolate sample at secure.annaschocolates.com/try/ is FAKE. You can put nonsense in the form fields, including 00000 for a zip, and it goes through. No mention of freebie on home page, no link to it.
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Extra Strength Sandy Wipes free sample from sandywipes.com is FAKE.
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Free Manicure Set from Ladue Nails & Spa, and  a Free hanger,spoon or toothbrush from PSM products are both scam offers posted by the same OP who has a history of posting such offers. Possibly hacked websites, offers are not on home pages.

Also, Free Multi-Color Bath Light from Ladue Nails & Spa September 15, 2014 [bathlight]
Simply fill out this Short Form to receive a Free Multi-Color Bath Light from Ladue Nails & Spa. This is a LED bath light, that makes for an Awesome Freebie! Offer is while supplies last, so don’t delay! Limit one per household. Allow 3-5 weeks for Shipping.

Contacted Ladue & Web page designer ... Page is HACKED ...
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MoldOff: The Mold Removal Spray ... Page was HACKED ... NO samples ...
NOTE: Recently, we had a page on our website hacked offering free samples. Unfortunately, we don’t offer samples and we apologize for the inconvenience. It is possible the scam was used to capture your email address, so please change your password just to be safe.
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Wineaux said:   We all want freebies, but sometimes the bad guys play on that desire. None of these supposed freebies will ever come. The entire purpose of these fake freebies is to harvest your personal data for spamming, or worse, purposes. Don't fall for them! If you find anymore, please add them to the Wiki and I'll update the list.

FAKE Freebies:

Acidophilus Pearls
*http://www.trupearls.com/go/Pearls/pubSample.aspx?alias=Pearls&t...

Agrimarks Plant Markers for Gardens
*http://agrimarks.com/sample.html

Airwick car air freshener
*http://tampagpcarwash.com/free_airwick_car_freshener.html

alice woodrum shaping spray
*http://www.alicewoodrumsalon.com/other.php?action=free_stuff

Alterna Skincare for Hair *http://www.alternahaircare.com/AmericanSalon/index.html

anti flatulence filter
*http://www.under-tec.com/index.php

Any Offers with the URL
*http://kcweb.com

Aramdek.com – Free balloons ”Our Promo Pack includes: - 3 Balloons, – Pen, – Keychain, – Bottle Opener, – Our Catalog
*http://aramdek.com/promo_pack.html

ARouge Zenyaku skin care samples - *http://www.zenyaku-usa.com/Zenyaku_Contact.asp

ashley cardell chocolate
*http://www.ashleycardell.com/gourmet_chocolate.html

Awakening supplement
*http://www.oxygennutrition.net/freesample.asp

Baby Barn Baby Body and Hair Wash and Soft Skin Baby Lotion *www.baby-barn.com

Baby Blanket
*http://www.babiesonestep.com/feb_giveaway.html

Free Head Massager from Virginia Beach Massage
Free Set of LancrOne Cosmetic Brushes
Free Nail & Pedicure Kit from United Foam
Free Aloe Vera Sample on Facebook
Free Soap Dispenser from Birdsall Bath
Free Pizza Cutter From Original Presto’s Pizza

Free French Soap
*https://www.facebook.com/flicspa/app_190322544333196
*http://www.flicspasalon.com/free-handmade-soap.html

Free Nail & Pedicure Kit from United Foam
http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Foam/154708741327039?sk=app...


good! thank you very much

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How is one to know a freebie is fake unless you do not receive it? I have had some arrive months later and had forgotten about it.
Several months ago I received a full large bottle of some new Elizabeth Arden cologne and had no idea what it was from. I googled it and found that I had placed my name in something where only 150 bottles of this cologne were given out. What are the odds of that happening?

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A number of forums work to discover the fakes. Many of the obvious give aways are how old the page itself is, so a freebie page from 2002 is most assuredly fake, if the site is not owned by the company giving away the freebie, if the company is no longer in business, if the site is offering a free product that isn't even made by the manufacturer, the fact that the site ownership and registration looks very hinky, etc. It requires effort on your part to research the freebie. That's why I tried to put together the better known fake freebies into this post, and hope others will add more as they are discovered.

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Here's the original thread with a bunch of fake offers
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/arcmessageview.php?catid=22&thre...

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This thread over in Deal Discussion (was originally posted by OP in free Stuff, then moved to DD by mods), is about the rash of Facebook Hijacks. This is when spammers/scammers hijack a legitimate business by creating a fake page claiming to be the legitimate business. All the freebies are high-value items (pot holders, towels, aprons, tablecloths, pizza cutters, cosmetic brushes, beach towel, beach bag, etc). The cost to mail such items to anyone requesting would be prohibitive. No legitimate company would give away such items without restrictions/limitations. Such offers have Quality Health/Lifestyle Advantage (which are probably the same company) pop-ups upon submission, or the free Mary Kay/MAC pop-ups. See thread for the details and list (so far) of identified hijack FB walls.

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SweetClover said:   This thread over in Deal Discussion (was originally posted by OP in free Stuff, then moved to DD by mods), is about the rash of Facebook Hijacks. This is when spammers/scammers hijack a legitimate business by creating a fake page claiming to be the legitimate business. All the freebies are high-value items (pot holders, towels, aprons, tablecloths, pizza cutters, cosmetic brushes, beach towel, beach bag, etc). The cost to mail such items to anyone requesting would be prohibitive. No legitimate company would give away such items without restrictions/limitations. Such offers have Quality Health/Lifestyle Advantage (which are probably the same company) pop-ups upon submission, or the free Mary Kay/MAC pop-ups. See thread for the details and list (so far) of identified hijack FB walls.
Merging the thread over in DD with this one could be a really good idea. There is some GREAT info in that thread! Thanks for cross posting it into this one Sweet Clover.

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Thanks OP, nice work. I mark it to my browser so that I can check at once, especially when I am not sure I am browsing a fake freebie that is in your list. but the question is you tested all of them yourself or you find it somewhere? I hope you have tested all of them

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Many "shoppers" happily accept freebies without spending.
Also think about where these freebies will live in your home, do they add to the overall vision for that space?

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woah! i downloaded some of the freebie..i'll delete it right away..

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Thanks for the update but fake freebies are around us just like the real ones and they are quite in numbers now, how can we keep ourselves updated regarding these fake ones.

The long list is hard to remember.

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mariajoseph12 said:   Thanks for the update but fake freebies are around us just like the real ones and they are quite in numbers now, how can we keep ourselves updated regarding these fake ones.

The long list is hard to remember.

Consult the list before signing up for a freebie. Especially if the freebie is a high dollar item.

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And just for good measure, avoid free USB drives like the plague.
I've never heard of a single person ever getting one. And if you do, there's a chance they're cheap and could have malware loaded on them.

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Very useful thread, the other day I opted for a freebie and was about to take it when someone told me of fatwallet thread (means this one).I just go through your list and there it was.Thanks for saving me, thanks thank thanks.

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Thanks for guiding me, I will definitely look into the list before signing into it

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Thanks for the find.

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Excellent post!

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M3wThr33 said:   And just for good measure, avoid free USB drives like the plague.
I've never heard of a single person ever getting one. And if you do, there's a chance they're cheap and could have malware loaded on them.

I received a very nice 8GB one from Verisign. But understand there are only a very small number of those given away, and by the time someone posts about them they're all long gone. If you want to win one, then get on their snail mail mailing list, and check your mailbox regularly. Your best chance is getting that envelope as soon as it's put in your mailbox and heading straight to the computer with it.

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M3wThr33 said:   And just for good measure, avoid free USB drives like the plague.
I've never heard of a single person ever getting one. And if you do, there's a chance they're cheap and could have malware loaded on them.

They're out there, I've received 3 from(old) freebie offers. All I did was erase everything on them, no virus', that's the first thing I checked for on another computer.

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thanks for the post! although there are some items that i can't people make imitations of.... wow..

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Thanks for the post. It is very helpful.

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Looks like I am not getting a free Presto Pizza cutter. I think that is the only one that I was fooled on and I had a feeling that one was to good to be true.

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what do the fakes get out doping guys? Its some kinda joy we don't get huh!

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Thanks for the post.We like Freebies and also need be care with it.

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You know, re: the free USB drives? Uh, yeah! I concur! I've stopped since it's taken me almost four years to realize it's not happening...LOL! Thanks so much for the info, everyone!

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To be fair to Alterna, that is/was a real offer. (It comes and goes as they introduce new products.) My sister has gotten several freebies from them over the years.

The problem is that the giveaway is only intended for licensed cosmetologists - and says as much. At one point, Alterna wasn't checking - now they are.

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I have a much larger list on my forum.

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I like freebies. thank you!

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Thanks for the info

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gimmiefreebies said:   I have a much larger list on my forum.

Good to hear and thanks for sharing..... oh wait, you didn't share, you just bragged!

A true FW member would copy the "bigger list" from your site into the quick summary here, so all could benefit.

That is unless your list is copyrighted and you searched out EACH and EVERY fake freebie on your list, rather than "borrowing" them from other places you visit!

<<off the soapbox, shaking head, wondering WHY people do what they do!!!>>

Back on topic. Thanks WINO (Wineaux)...LOL! Maybe when PEOPLE SHARE their lists, this can become a sticky (HINT HINT MODs!!!).

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Technologist said:   gimmiefreebies said:   I have a much larger list on my forum.

Good to hear and thanks for sharing..... oh wait, you didn't share, you just bragged!

A true FW member would copy the "bigger list" from your site into the quick summary here, so all could benefit.

That is unless your list is copyrighted and you searched out EACH and EVERY fake freebie on your list, rather than "borrowing" them from other places you visit!

<<off the soapbox, shaking head, wondering WHY people do what they do!!!>>

Back on topic. Thanks WINO (Wineaux)...LOL! Maybe when PEOPLE SHARE their lists, this can become a sticky (HINT HINT MODs!!!).

Pssst.... It is a sticky! LOL

I agree though. If you have a bigger list, please add it to the Wiki.

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New Facebook Phishing Free Offer
Advance Auto Engineering - Microfiber detail cloth
*New FB site made within a day
*Another cloudfront.net picture
*Typical form (all phishing forms look a like) that goes through without entering information
*Phone number is dead on facebook site

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Any thoughts about the free Creme t-shirt offer? http://www.gotcreme.com/promos/free-tshirt

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Has anyone actually gone through all those offers to try to get something free???

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shakermaker90210 said:   Has anyone actually gone through all those offers to try to get something free???
Seriously?

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Wow, what a list!

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Thanks a lot for sharing the information....

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Computer Brush From digilake.com is going around again

http://www.digilake.com/as/shop_content.php?coID=51

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BEWARE - Another Presto Pizza Offer Is Out On Facebook
"Free Presto's Pasta Server"
This in addition to the pizza cutter and apron they offered/continuing to offer.

The "real" owner knows about the scam facebook site because I talked to
him on the phone when the pizza cutter first came out many months ago, even invited me
to a free meal next time I'm in town for telling him. I realize now after months of letting these
scams continue that's what he wants!
He's enjoying the free advertising, people have to be complaining to him because
they're not getting their free goods by now, once he tells them like he told me it's a scam
they feel bad for him.


I can't get over how many still fall for this crap and give phishers their privy information.
The form is the generic form all scammer's use and the cloudfront.net picture.

https://d1sf0m8kms36pp.cloudfront.net/presto/pasta_server.jpg

They also tell you, you'll get a free stainless steel dough scraper

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wow! long list. very insightful. thanks a lot because this will really help save time one would have wasted applying and waiting for the freebie.

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