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Old 09-06-2017, 07:36 PM
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Default Re: Creepy to know they are watching you.

No flaming, but let us not forget the "Patriot" act that made a lot of this OK. I'm not gonna argue about it.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:14 PM
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Stingray, and IMO that one is pretty sinister. Strange that people (in this forum too) don't believe that one when our own gov't in fact, doesn't deny it (but won't confirm/deny full particulars). Again, evil, it's a data miner, collecting data "just in case" someone commits a crime.
Cognitive dissonance is a bitch when you imply difference or implode someones paradigm. I know I still have my fans on here from my NON compliance and still unregistered vehicle(s)..

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No flaming, but let us not forget the "Patriot" act that made a lot of this OK. I'm not gonna argue about it.
Thats only a part of it.. so much more. Feel free to look up "Northwoods project" and let your natural mathing skills go to work as intended..

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Old 09-07-2017, 04:13 AM
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Thats only a part of it.. so much more. Feel free to look up "Northwoods project" and let your natural mathing skills go to work as intended..

[Straps on Flame retardant suit flailing two gas cans in the air]
Will do.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:53 AM
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I researched this company and they are legit (as far as that goes). Against my better judgement, I responded to "Ella" and told her I was hesitant because I work in IT and deal with scams, phishing and the like on a daily basis. To my amazement, she responded back (scammers almost NEVER do that). Based on the exchange we had, I somewhat reluctantly supplied her with my shipping address. I guess I will soon see if breaking my own rules will come back to haunt me. Let the fun begin!

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This may have happened to some of you in the past but I was surprised when I got a PM on another Ford Ranger Forum that I subscribe to.

The message was from Ella that claimed she works Diagnostic tool manufactures and wanted to know if I would review a scan tool for their company.

She even indicated that after the first review she may send me other diagnostic tools for review some of which may eventually be "high end" pro level diagnostic tools.

Yes I post many threads on many different forums and normally with the same or similar user name yet I was caught off guard that they contacted me through a forum.

I have heard of companies offering free product samples in exchange for a review on Amazon if you have enough educational reviews posted there.

Yet I never heard of them reaching out to people on forums before.

I took a look at the code reader they will be sending and it looks just like every other inexpensive scan tool that could be purchased for less than 40 bucks.

I am sure it will be one of my most prized tools in my tool box not just because it was free but because how I obtained it.

However once I get done testing it and if it survives I will offer it up to a fellow Ford Ranger owner for free that actually needs it for us to continue helping them with diagnosing their current problem and does not own one already.

Here is a link to the scanner they will be sending.

https://www.amazon.com/Scanner-Topdo.../dp/B074M6KHDH

Its funny the scan tool has 6 reviews and you can tell each and every reviewer must has received this scan tool for free by posting their review.

They specifically asked me to post a review on the other Forum I frequent but I will post one here as well yet you can bet your ass my review will be nothing like the fake reviews found on Amazon if it flat out sucks and does not meet my expectations and does not do what they say it will my review will clearly indicate its deficiency's and or flaws.

This is the list of primary functions that they claim .

If it does each and every function well and can put up with some abuse that I am going to put it through I will be happy to give them a five star review.

Prime Functions
Read DTCs
Clear DTCs
Read MIL
View freeze frame data
I/M readiness monitor status
Display live data stream
O2 sensor data
On-board monitoring test
Read pending codes
Read permanent codes
Read vehicle information
Multilinguil user interface
Internet up gradable

Anyways it is kind of creepy to suspect all along we are being watched, now that I know for sure we are being watched I am not sure what to think.

Moral of this story is watch what you post here because you never know who has their eye on you.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:06 PM
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Thanks for checking them out for us, even if it turns out to be a scam to get our email and address they have had my information for many years LOL
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:20 PM
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True. Most places have the means to get most of our info. I'm just reluctant to just hand it over... At least make them work for it! LOL


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Old 09-07-2017, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: Creepy to know they are watching you.

I had forgotten to ask, i too got this PM, i think i'll give my work address......
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:38 PM
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I had forgotten to ask, i too got this PM, i think i'll give my work address......
I wonder if they sent PM's to all the members?
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:40 PM
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Possibly, maybe just recently active?
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:17 PM
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I wonder if they sent PM's to all the members?
Here? No, I didn't get one.
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:55 PM
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No not me neither!
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:14 PM
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Negative...
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:15 PM
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Messages were on other forum.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:59 AM
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I got a PM from her on another forum I frequent.
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:06 PM
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Well cant be too much of a scam if shes on a few dozen websites and always using the same name, product(s), information.. etc

maybe she gets paid based upon how many recipients she gets to participate while providing marketing research to the company(s) there are a few people who do hustle.
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