Almost got taken in by a website

@UmiNoor (3496)
Malaysia
June 11, 2017 10:24am CST
I was going to buy some credits to be able to bid on a website called Madbid that claims that you can buy some luxury items like an iphone 7, an ipad or a laptop for a massive discount. Imagine getting an iphone 7 for less than $200. Who won't be taken in ? Fortunately, my web browser crashes and I wasn't able to input my credit card details to buy the credits. I decided to take a look at the website before buying any credits and I already had this nagging feeling that the bidding procedure is flawed. I can never win anything with the way the bidding is conducted. Anyway, I then googled the website and apparently there had been many complaints against the website. I felt so fortunate that I hadn't bought any credits and end up losing money. If you've heard of this website, MadBid, be very careful. It's not a scam outright but it does seem to make people lose money. The thing is their operation is not regulated by any governing bodies so what they're doing is not illegal. They hide it all in their TOS. So if anyone complains, they'll just tell them to read the TOS closely.
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10 responses
• United States
20 Jul 17
Oh yes Umi, some of these websites are such a scam.
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@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 17
Thank my lucky stars I wasn't taken in. It's best to do our due diligence first before committing to anything.
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• United States
21 Jul 17
• Philippines
15 Jun 17
It's good thing you were not able to succeed in buying any credits. You will regret it big time. For what's going on the internet nowadays, it's hard to look for a legit one.
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@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 17
That's true. Some website owners just want to make money for themselves and don't care if they rip people off.
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• Philippines
16 Jun 17
@UmiNoor Sad but true.
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@kepweng (15159)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
30 Mar
how is these site going?
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@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
30 Mar
No idea. But they’re still sending me emails to come back. Like I would ever.
@sol_cee (15542)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 Jun 17
Good timing for the crash!
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@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
12 Jun 17
It was like a sign telling me that the website isn't to be trusted.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
11 Jun 17
Oh my goodness..glad you didn't buy the credits.. There are lot of sites which are fraud and doing such things , should be careful
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@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
12 Jun 17
Indeed, I was lucky. Sometimes it's a blessing when your computer crashes. LOL.
@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
5 Nov
When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
@jstory07 (67233)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Oct
Thanks for sharing this information about the scam website.
@kepweng (15159)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
5 Oct
do you join this webiste?
@ya2017 (89)
5 Oct
Very informative. Nice warning.
• Baguio, Philippines
26 Aug
Your post is helpful and informative. Now I have an idea with MadBid website.