Kazaa for Mac - SCAM EXPOSED!

[b:03c87c39c0]Beware of this company:[/b:03c87c39c0]

http://www.kazaa-file-sharing-downloads.com/kazaa-for-mac.htm

I got into a bit of an email fight with these guys last week. Their attitude is beyond belief, so much so that I felt I had to share them with the Mac community.

Below you’ll find their my emails, and their replies in bold:

----- Original Message -----
From: “Lance Spring” <lancespring@wanadoo.nl>
To: <support@kazaa-file-sharing-downloads.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:36 AM
Subject: Mac Trial Version?

Hi

Just seen your product for the Mac platform. Do you offer a money-back
guarantee? Or do you have a trial version of this software?

I figure you’ll have to have one or the other - it’s always good to
know something works before you part cash for it, don’t you agree? Let
me know

Regards

Lance

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On Thursday, March 29, 2003, at 10:37:43 -0500, Support wrote:

It is our most popular software.

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From: Lance Spring
To: Support
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: Mac Trial Version?

Well that’s hardly much of an answer is it?

Ok, since you have no trial version or money-back guarantee it’s impossible for me to know if the program is for me.

I’ll put it this way…For sharing files, music etc I use all of the programs below at one time or another - all these programs are free.

Limewire (www.limewire.com),
Direct Connect (www.neo-modus.com)
Myster (http://www.mysternetworks.com/)
Neo (http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mthole/neo/index.html)
iSwipe (www.hillmanminx.com)
2Get (http://sourceforge.jp/projects/twoget/)

or

Aquisition (www.xlife.org)
Drumbeat (www.drumbeat.info)

…which are not free but give you a trial version to see if it suits you etc.

What are the advantages of your application over what I currenly use?

Regards

Lance

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On Saturday, March 29, 2003, at 04:37 PM, Support wrote:

Knock yourself out.

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From: Lance Spring
To: Support
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: Mac Trial Version?

I will,

Thanks for your professionalism and friendly help. If that’s your attitude then I certainly know enough about your program and your support (or lack of it).

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On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 21:01:14 -0500, Support wrote:

We have sold 10 million of them. we don’t really care if you buy it or not. We basically have you by the ass.

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From: Lance Spring
To: Support
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: Mac Trial Version?

By the ass?!! Ha, ha - I’ve just downloaded a pirated copy you twat! Tested it out yesterday and to tell the truth it 'aint so great. Enjoy your sales 'cause frankly I don’t give a toss either.

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On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 21:11:18 -0500, Support wrote:

We have the new version that just came out today. Which is a hundred times better. the old one had bugs in you twat head.

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From: Lance Spring
To: Support
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: Mac Trial Version?

A hundred times better?!? Christ, it must have started out really shitty if you had to improve it that much! But hey 100x better garbage is STILL garbage in anyone’s book.
And anyway who the hell want’s all that bundled spyware sneaking around their computer?

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On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 21:27:02 -0500, Support wrote:

Like we said. the reason it is a pay software is that there is no adware or spyware in it to make money off of. Only the PC version has that. And it is a hundred times better. It now connects to OpenFT which will replace all file sharing systems. Normally, Kazaa or Morpheus has only about 100-200 thousand people actually sharing at any given time. this one will have a million to a hundred million sharing.

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From: Lance Spring <lancespring@wanadoo.nl>
Date: don apr 3, 2003 04:59:01 Europe/Amsterdam
To: “Support” <support@kazaa-file-sharing-downloads.com>
Subject: Re: Mac Trial Version?

a) If you know anything about Mac users you’ll know that we’re more demanding and decerning than PC users - we’re not likely to believe you don’t have spyware just 'cause you say so.

b) Nothing can replace all file sharing systems!! The most developers like yourself can do is write software that encompasses the systems in use - and do it quick!!! 'cause if you don’t someone else will and you’ll get left behind - not us.

c) Mac users have 11 file-sharing apps running every server/sharer there is on systems running from P2P to OpenFT. I’ve got access to around 85% of every file, film, application, image or albumn that I could ever wish for - not bad considering Macs comprise only 5% of the total computer market.

d) There’s a general opinion in the Mac community that it’s somewhat contradictory to pay for an application whose main purpose is to pirate other software and avoid paying for music etc.


So far I’ve not yet received a reply to my last mail above.

Ongelooflijk... Zal wel een 16 jarig mannetje achter zitten. Die site ziet er iig ook al lekker professioneel uit......

Wat goed zeg.. Ik had nognooit die site gezien.. kan d'r inderdaad niks downloaden..

Weer zo’n tiran?

Adriaan

Dit blijkt een geripte [url=http://www.hillmanminx.com/]iSwipe[/url] te zijn, die doorverkocht word door door een "ripper". Heeft waarschijnlijk alleen de plaatjes veranderd..

Adriaan

Ik heb de post ook aan een paar Mac forums geplaatst om de Mac community te warschuwen. If anyone knows any more Mac forum/sites - then feel free to cut and paste this post. I can also forward the original emails if necessary.

Klinkt als een interessant stukje software! En die mensen zijn zo vriendelijk en bereidwillig om je te helpen! Wow! Vraagje, wat is een "twat" eigenlijk (zal wel een domme vraag zijn)

Nee, gelukkig hebben ze KDX uitgevonden!

twat=..eh tja eh 'kut' ook dus echt in die bewoording

Dus eigenlijk [b:5d428076ef]K[/b:5d428076ef]walitatief [b:5d428076ef]U[/b:5d428076ef]iterst [b:5d428076ef]T[/b:5d428076ef]eleurstellend, KUT dus...

nou ja, in deze context betekent het dus sukkel...

Oh my god, ik dacht dat crazy apple rumours, grappig was, deze kerels zijn beter, waar kan ik me inschrijven voor hun nieuwsbrief? :P