Free Laptop Scammers Still At Work

Back on March 5, 2007 I posted an article about those free laptop ads that seems to plague the Internet [here]. So this morning when I received two back to back comments on the article, it raised my suspicions, as it should yours. You see here at LG for my site, I have it setup that ALL comments must be approved before they are posted to the article. So I had to laugh when the second comment agreed with the first comment, which was totally impossible since it had not been posted for anyone to see. I also noted that the IP address for both comments was the same. Here are the comments with the scammed web site removed for your safety.

The first comment was:

I saw the commercial on sci-fi for the free laptop
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.XXX

I thought it was BS but I got my laptop Saturday!

I did not have to give social security number or use my credit card, all I had to give was mailing address (guess they need it to ship the laptop) and email address.

I got 40 emails from them, but I deleted them, and I think that is an excellent trade off! 40 emails for a new laptop!

always watch yourself online but this offer is legit- I got proof!

The second comment which followed:

Holy crap

I had a similar story then the guy above me. I went to the same site XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com after seeing it on history channel.
I looked into them before I started and they have recommendations from two state ag’s (attorney generals). That won me over.
Got my Free New Laptop just like commercial says, who knew that not all commercials were bs??? Well I know this site works and it was not hard at all, def worth using if you dont want to pay for a laptop but need one.

What is unfortunate is that if there are REAL legitimate sites out there that REALLY give away laptops, who is going to trust them?

Comments welcome.

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I have been writing for LockerGnome since relocating to Missouri seven years ago, where I continue to be a technology enthusiast who enjoys playing with the newest and latest gadgets.

  • Tony

    Which are some of the genuine ones?

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hi Tony,
    That is why I used the word ‘if’.

    Maybe someone will let us know if they have been successful in getting a freebie.

  • Jeff Watson

    Take them out back and shoot them!

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hi Jeff,
    That’s one option! LOL

  • John B

    It’s as true now as it ever was.. “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch..” If the item were free, there’d undoubtedly be some very expensive ‘strings.’ Wish it weren’t so. But that’s reality.

  • http://acid42.bluechronicles.net/blog/ lionel (acid42)

    IF there are any honest ones out there, they would’ve tried to find a different method of promoting their offers.

    Honest marketeers should readily shift tactics if one tactic starts giving them bad word-of-mouth publicity.

  • http://none Ugly Sean

    Hey Chris, wasn’t there a company out there many years ago that gave away a free computer (might have been a laptop) and all you had to do was endure all their advertising? Too bad. If that was true, of course, it would be easy enough to disable it. Oh well. If there’s a free computer out there somewhere, sign me up! And throw in some free peripherals, shipping, electricity, tech support, gasoline, UPS backup and don’t forget the wireless and internet connections! Thanks!

    Or…. maybe it really is a scam after all.

    Bummer.

  • http://profiles.friendster.com/dennykresno denny kresno sunarno

    hello sir..i am in very in need of laptop sir i am very poor assistant civil engineer at Dam project at mountain site project, and i am getting low grade because i cant afford to buy laptop, which needed for my course, i can’t use desktop either because its big and i can’t carry it anywhere and unfortunately my fathers salary gone low because of the crisis in our country, if your willing to help.. please sir..
    here’s my address :
    Denny Kresno Sunarno, Assistance Civil Engineer Jatigede dam site project, Jl. Kehutanan 204,Majalengka, Indonesia Post code: 45400

  • shankar

    hello sir, i am studing BE final year computer science with 72% marks.i am in very in need of laptop sir i am very poor to i paid my college fees in 20,000 RS.