I’ve been meaning to highlight these scams aimed at iPod owners for a while. I just came across another one. The offer looks great and the site is very enticing, but it provides very little or no value to anyone who parts with cash.
So what’s the offer?
This taken from the offending site…
Download all your favorite movies and TV shows to your computer then transfer them to your iPod in a very easy manner. All titles available in HD, and DVD quality video and audio.
Our wide range of iPod games available for download include Action, Trivia, Horoscopes and Jokes.
We have a vast selection of music available for download. Songs, full albums, not to mention other downloads like software, images, ebooks, and more!
You get all of this by taking out a lifetime membership for $37.
What You ACTUALLY Get
Any attempt to browse what’s really on offer results in you being presented with the $37 sign up form. Now in principle, I don’t really have a problem with a service not disclosing the complete database of iPod goodies available, but these guys do it for one reason only… they have f*ck all to give you!
Buried at the bottom of their sign up page is a dislaimer (they colour the text so you don’t notice it – twats!)
Disclaimer: This website is a database (ie: an index) to other websites that host downloads. This website does not facilitate in the download process in any way. This website is not affiliated with, nor has control over any of the websites it links to.
Bottom line? Instead of loads of iPod downloads you just get a list of links to other sites that have downloads. The same sites can be found by doing a search on Google.
This one can be found at ipodblender.com (obviously not going to link to it), but I’ve seen 4 or 5 variations of the same site. Fairly sure it’s the same people. They also do versions for owners of the Sony PSP. I’ll add the other iPod scam sites and services as I come across.
You’re welcome to chip in and leave a comment if you find one.