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How dumb can I be?

September 7th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

My computer was getting an "error 104" message a lot. I decided to Google it and found a site that claimed it would fix it with a free download. RegCure, it was called. It scanned my machine and found many things that needed fixing. But I had to buy a bigger version to actually fix most of them. Well, I looked around a little and it seemed legit. When I got to the part where I charged to Paypal, I thought it said it was $9.95. So I bought it. Then I get a message from Paypal that I paid $39.90. Whaaaa?????

I went back and looked at relevant page and it did indeed say it was $29.95 PLUS $9.95 for something extra. Blast it! I didn't want to pay $40!

My computer does seem to be running better, though.

Lesson: Read a little more carefully.

Good news -- I am running in first place in the family football pool! I may rake in some cash!

3 Responses to “How dumb can I be?”

  1. greengirl Says:

    be VERY careful with those where they free 'scan' your computer, and then tell you what needs fixing, which then requires money spent. there is a website, i cannot recall the name of it right now, where you can find a list of all the virus/trojan/error scan applications and whether or not they have in the past been reported for illegit claims. sorry i can't remember the name of the site, but i am sure you can google it.
    i just wanted to warn you, is all. i am sure that the one you used IS legit, but i just wanted to pass along the warning because i had a friend who used a dodgy one.

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    Luckily, it does seem that I chose one that was legit. But I could have been scammed, and I know I need to be wary.

  3. jIM_Ohio Says:

    ID Ten T errors are even worse.

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