kreauchee -> RE: AExtras Discussion Thread (7/31/2009 15:28:35)
I didn't get my dc for :
Harry Potter Fans! Which Character is YOUR Favorite? 158dc
Win a Pair of UGG Boots! 179dc
Coffee Drinkers! This little test is for you! 137dc i did this one like ten times and nothing
Do you Drink Beer? Take our Beer Survey! 184dc
Find Santa and Earn a Chance to Win $5000! 341dc
and theres a lot more i did too that didn't work
Edit: BTW the ones that are free also at the end require a cell phone and i don't own one that is what sucks!
amritsahota, be glad you don't have a cell phone. If you gave them the number, they would likely add a charge for $x.xx to your next bill. God, this thread is like wading through a nightmare for a guy who is at all internet savvy. I can only guess how many people in here have had their identities stolen, computers hacked, personal information pillaged, and all to try and save $20 on Coins.
I've said this before and I'll say it again...
DO NOT........download anything from a site you don't know or research.
DO NOT........for the love of God, do not install strange programs on your PC unless you want a trojan or virus.
DO NOT........give out your real cell phone number.
DO NOT........give out your real name and address.
DO NOT........give out your social security number.
DO NOT........sign up for a freakin' credit card through a 3rd party agency just to get some Coins.
DO NOT........use an email address you want to keep. It will be given out to every spam list there is. Make a new email at Gmail.com and use that one.
DO NOT........expect entitlement to get something for nothing just because this is the internet. Quite the opposite, usually you will get a lot of trouble and no reward.
If you want my opinion as someone who makes, maintains, and fixes computers for his friends and relatives, don't expect too much from the AExtras. If you want to try one that seems safe, doesn't require any downloads or stupid email confirmations, and is on the "List of Good Offers", then go for it. If it isn't on that list (as well as missing from the "problem offers" thread) and it doesn't work out for you, don't whine about it. Just post it to the "problem offers" thread and move on with your life.
Personally, I think the whole AExtra thing is a pretty horrible idea as there are a lot of people who play this game who don't know when to hold off on trying to get free stuff. I know the admins say AE doesn't want people to get malware on their machines but when someone sees an offer on YOUR SITE, you are basically endorsing them as Ok to visit. I dunno. I guess you make money off it so it's all good but I think you guys should have been a LOT more careful with whose offers you accepted.