Seems like over the past few days, there has been a new fake Flash update scam going around, trying to scam Firefox users. It tells users that they have just updated to the “latest version of Firefox” but the hook here is it says you have an out of date version of Adobe and tells you to download it.
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Looking to make a little green for shopping with a select number of stores Online? One new extension hopes you do – and its name is CashAddOn. This extension and the web site that goes along with it while promoting a “good deal” seems a little fishy to me.
They list percentages on their web site of how much you can make, but the terms of service seems to argue that these numbers actually might be lower. Also a “cash back” deal seems to be reject-able at any time since they say the stores can thumbs up it or thumbs down it at any time.
If for any reason the affiliate site does not process the expected funds from the purchase, we will not offer the cash back to our members. The amount listed on the ‘Store’ page and estimated values, and we do not commit to offering these amounts.
Last but not least we have another place tracking your shopping via a cookie in the browser. So if privacy is a big concern of yours – you might want to look elsewhere for your cheap ways to make some dough.
On the hopefully positive side – it is on the Mozilla Addons web site, so one hopes it made it through some sort of “sniff test”.
Maybe time will tell with this place, but for some reason something just doesn’t smell right with this extension. Maybe I’m just a little paranoid about the money for nothing deals. Then again, I am still waiting for that punched out monkey to deliver my iPod too.
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