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I don't like liars or people who set out to deliberately deceive. I am not a person who falls for scams or things that seem 'too good to be true' as there is always a catch but on this instance, everything the person said matched with the [Orange] website so I trusted him. What a fool I was. I ... Read review

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A Brand New Mobile CONtract

AdvantagesNone really.

DisadvantagesContract obtained through blatent deception.

"I don't like liars or people who set out to deliberately deceive. I am not a person who falls for scams or things that seem 'too good to be true' as there is always a catch but on this instance, everything the person said matched with the [Orange] website so I trusted him. What a fool I was. I have been a customer of Orange for around eight years and I last upgraded my handset in February 2005. Around mid-October I answered my mobile to a young ..." Read review
23.11.2005

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The not so good side of eBay

AdvantagesYou can find the odd bargain

DisadvantagesA nice place for criminals

"This is a story how eBay can and is used for crime. It a cautionary tale so stay with me, it may help. *** A few things to look for when the scammers are about*** If it looks to good to be true - Stay away - If you know someone is selling something for £80 less than the shops there is a possiblity its a scam Look when they joined eBay - You should never trust a "newbie" with big cash amount Auctions. Check the feedback...have they been ..." Read review
20.12.2006

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Community Level 3Reader1203

Reader1203

Our Story (The Truth about AMWAY)

AdvantagesCan't think of one at the moment!

DisadvantagesMany - see review!

"Quite a few years ago my husband and I were contacted by a former work colleague of mine, who asked if we were interested in a unique business opportunity. We were naturally curious and asked for more information, but were simply told that it was too complex to tell us at that moment "you can't give a haircut by telephone", but that he and his wife would be happy to visit us to explain everything. We were a little suspicious, but impressed that they ..." Read review
07.10.2004

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Community Level 6orlando

orlando

Berketex xx Bride - one bride's tale

AdvantagesBeautiful selection of dresses

DisadvantagesPoor delivery

"I don't want to alarm any Brides to Be, but just want to raise awareness, so that they are 'pre-warned' and so better able to take action if a similar situation arises. If you are a traditional young woman, your wedding day probably features high on your list of the best day of your life. My 27 year old daughter was over the moon when she got engaged and set the date for her wedding, 10th May 2008. In fact, I was also over the moon, as my daughter ..." Read review
31.05.2008

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Community Level 4MadCat

MadCat

NPower Gas Service - Never, Ever Sign Up.

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesHassle, threats, spending ages on the phone, and more

"Ever since the gas and electricity companies were privatised, we, as consumers, are supposed to be feeling the "benefit" of choice, and being able to "shop around for the best deal". After a few years of being stopped on the street every five minutes by various company reps, and enduring the same salesmen hanging on the doorbell every other day, I personally long for the good old days of British Gas and Eastern Electricity, simplicity, peace and quiet. This ..." Read review
09.12.2003

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