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  1. #1
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    AIM Scam? Like paypal

    Got an e-mail this morning.
    From: AIM Member Message <[email protected]>

    Subject: Registration Confirmation for AIM

    Message:

    You received this E-mail based on your interest in products and
    services offered by AOL® Instant MessengerTM.

    Welcome to AOL Instant Messenger!

    Dear AIM® Member,

    Welcome to the AOL® Instant MessengerTM(AIM®) service. We're
    thrilled you've joined and want to help you make the most of your IM
    experience! So get ready, because the AIM service is better than ever!

    Be sure to check out the newest AIM features:
    · Screen Name Linking - All your AIM identities online at the same
    time, in the same Buddy List® window. No more signing on and
    off to change screen names!
    · Video IM - Wonder what someone looks like? See and hear who
    you're IMing with using Video IM!*
    · AIM Games - Play games head-to-head with a buddy!
    · Mobile IM - Forward IMs to your mobile phone when you're away
    from your PC!**

    And now that you've got the AIM service, try AOL 9.0 Optimized!

    Get up to 45 days FREE! Click below to sign up.
    http://free.aol.com/microsite/home.adp?promo=472035

    See details below.

    With AOL 9.0 Optimized, you can get:
    · Better and more reliable connectivity
    · Stronger web popup and spam controls
    · Automatic e-mail virus protection

    From music, content and entertainment to SuperBuddyTM icons,
    pictures and wallpaper -- AOL gives you more of what you want
    online. Sign up today!
    http://free.aol.com/microsite/home.adp?promo=472035

    and use your existing AIM screen name on AOL - no credit card
    is required.

    Sign up for AOL 9.0 Optimized -- it's FREE for up to 45 days!

    Get AOL 9.0 Optimized FREE for up to 45 days.
    Click Below for Offer Details.
    http://free.aol.com/microsite/home.adp?promo=472035


    PLEASE READ IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW:

    UP TO 45-DAYS FREE TRIAL MUST BE USED WITHIN 45 DAYS OF INITIAL
    SIGN-UP. TO AVOID BEING CHARGED A MONTHLY FEE, SIMPLY CANCEL YOUR
    MEMBERSHIP BEFORE TRIAL PERIOD ENDS. 45 day free trial available for
    AOL dial-up users and AOL for Broadband "Bring Your Own Access" plan.
    Available to new members only. To avoid future AOL charges, simply
    cancel before end of free trial. New members in the U.S. must be age
    18 or older; a major billing method is required. Premium services
    carry surcharges and communications surcharges may apply in certain
    areas, including Alaska, even during trial time. Members using
    dial-up access may incur charges on their telephone bill, depending
    on their location and calling plan, even during trial time. High
    speed connections are available in certain areas only. We may be
    optimizing your computer settings to enhance your experience on AOL.
    America Online, AOL, the Triangle design, AIM, and Running Man icon
    are registered trademarks of America Online, Inc. SuperBuddy and
    Instant Messenger are trademarks of America Online, Inc.
    © 2004 America Online, Inc. All rights reserved.

    * Requires a web camera.
    ** Requires a text-messaging or web-enabled device and service plan.
    Additional charges from your wireless service provider may apply.

    Information for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) registrants:
    You received this E-mail based on your interest in products and
    services offered by America Online, Inc. If you do not wish to receive
    any additional AIM promotions via E-mail, simply unsubscribe by
    sending an e-mail to [email protected].

    Click here for other Important Information about Commercial E-mail
    from AOL Instant Messenger or visit www.aim.com/email_information.adp.

    So, when you hover over the links this link shows in the addy bar,
    http://AIMOffers.m0.net/m/S.asp?HB12...317X335049X=20
    =20
    Im affraid to click it
    Anybody else get this?
    -----EDIT-----
    AHA, Looks as if they allready got busted... I went to m0.net and I get this

    You have reached a web page that is temporarily unavailable due to required maintenance.

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and respectfully request that you try again later.
    haha....
    Last edited by rileez; 03-24-2004 at 02:39 PM.
    Dave

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    Yeah it looks as if they got busted and maybe was forced to redirect to aol. Still seems fishy to me though. I am very E-mail paranoid
    Read my edit above
    Dave

  4. #4
    AIM/AOL has always been a scam, They get your credit card number and then overcharge you for a slow crappy service.. Whats new..
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    AIM/AOL has always been a scam
    AIM is free - no credit card needed.

  6. #6
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    It's probably a referral thing.
    Know It All Solutions Incorporated
    Web Design, Web Development and Web Hosting

  7. #7
    Probably. AOL's affiliate program has traditionally paid rather well for free signups.
    Dan Grossman - dan @ awio.com
    My Blog | Affiliate Program for Web Hosts

  8. #8
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    that sounds strange I don't use AIM/AOL though

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