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Get a ComputerTan and Get Scammed

Category: Internet
Posted: 06:33PM

There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 people whose faces may be red, but not tanned, because they fell for a scam that offered the chance to get a tan from their computer monitors. The ComputerTan web site lured the unsuspecting users in by promising to transform computer monitors into UV-emitting lamps so users could get a tan while they worked. Unbeknownst to the victims, it was all a marketing ploy by a skin cancer charity. Once users signed up for a free trial at the Web site, their computer monitors displayed bright lights before moving on to a message warning of the risks of tanning and skin cancer.

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Andrewr05 on February 6, 2009 08:40PM
WOW ? That it is both hilarious and humiliating at the same time...
NCC10281982B on February 7, 2009 12:24AM
+ 1 This is so lame
Waco on February 7, 2009 12:11AM
People are so goddamn stupid.
exodus1977 on February 10, 2009 10:29PM
What a bunch of doorknobs.
RHKCommander959 on February 12, 2009 05:27AM
Too bad I never heard of it sooner. Should I turn up the brightness??? I suggest this combined with finallyfast for full effect!

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