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Is this scamware?

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#1 GollyGee


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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:28 PM

While PC Hell seems like a safe enough software and security help site, this email message I got both last week and this week suddenly had alarm bells ringing.
I had sent them $5.00 for a program through palpal, and then while receiving an acknowledgement and receip,t did not get access to the program which usually happens.
I immeadiately put in a paypal claim to reverse the transaction.
While the amount isn't large, it could be a scam.
What do others think.
See letter below....
PC HELL.COM Newsletter
August 8, 2011

If you have been following my newsletter the last few weeks, you'll
know about the trial for the drunk driver that killed my inlaws.

With the help of my readers who purchased the "Securing and
Protecting Your PC and Network" report, we were able to make it through
the week and get home. The defendant in the case was convicted on
all counts and received a 10 year prison sentence. Although its not
as long as we had wished, she will be serving prison time for the

Thank you for your letters of condolence, I appreciate them.

If you would still like to purchase the report via Paypal, please


Edited by boopme, 08 August 2011 - 07:36 PM.
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#2 Animal


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:44 PM

The link looks like a verification link to validate your purchase. Note the domain of aweber.com which matches the email domain of the email server at the newsletter link: http://www.pchell.com/newsletter/index.shtml

If you have any questions why not email them directly and ask them. The link is on their front page but I'll add it here: pchell at gmail.com

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 04:29 AM

What Program? I'm not familiar with the site or any of it's tools & stuff.

You've Been Here Before, but Now You're Just Visiting...

@ Animal, where are they hiding their cookie(s)? I've checked & deleted the usual "suspects" but it's still there...not that that's a bad thing, necessarily...
ETA: Here they be, (in FF ): C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(8 Random).default\sessionstore.js

ETA: Nope. That ain't it either. Where is the little bugger...?

Edited by Union_Thug, 10 August 2011 - 05:01 AM.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:20 AM

PCHEll has been around for many years and provides numerous "How to" support articles and fixes for all operating systems. This includes fix solutions for hardware, software, malware removal and reviews/downloads of featured software.

While most of the information they provide is reliable, some of their suggestions in regards to malware removal is not always the best advice to follow.
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