Ripped by F.O.S.I. ?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ajcstr, Jul 9, 2006.

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  1. ajcstr

    ajcstr Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I recenly purcahed some software on e-bay that was delivered to me via e-mail (first red flag), then when I unzip the files, one of them is a banner that says "Ripped by F.O.S.I." (second red flag). Anybody know the story with this? I did a google and it looks like this may or may not be hacked software which may or may not carry something with it.
     
  2. Notok

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    That would be pirated software. I'd be looking for a refund.
     
  3. ajcstr

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    Is it just pirated (and I don't use pirated software), or is there some type of malware in it also? I already downloaded it but have not installed it.
     
  4. WSFuser

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  6. ErikAlbert

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    Sounds like a spam/scam email to me also. Maybe it wasn't Ebay at all.
    I get spam/scam emails from PayPal too that look like PayPal emails, but that is very easy to do for a Scam Artist.
    Only buy software from a reliable source and email is certainly not one of them. I doubt you will get a refund. :'(
     
  7. ajcstr

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    No, it was an ebay auction and my own stupidity - the fact that it was to come through e-mail should have tipped me off.

    Btw - as soon as I questioned the seller, a refund appeared in my paypal account.
     
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  8. WSFuser

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    glad u got a refund. now be careful next time
     
  9. ErikAlbert

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    You are lucky man. Now I can use a better smiley. :)
     
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