Does this sound Legit?

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Does this sound Legit?

Post by lasercats » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:28 pm

http://www.triviabox.com/Home.Aspx
The way the money works is that you deposit money into an account on their site (which they don't touch), and you use that for wagers, and your winnings are added to that account.

Does anyone here do this, and if so, is it legit?
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Post by Sir Thopas » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:35 pm

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Post by lasercats » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:37 pm

I'm aware....I was asking if anyone does this or has heard if it's a ripoff. excuse me for asking.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:02 pm

Smells kind of scammish.
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Post by NoahMinkCHS » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:05 pm

In my experience, the answer to "Does this sound Legit?" is almost always "No". Usually this involves someone asking me about an "email they got", but websites work the same way.

That said, see: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/1 ... 197249.htm, among others.

Before I give anyone money, I usually Google for "[company] sucks", "[company] problems", etc. Not a failsafe, but at least you can see if there's bad stuff out there and weigh it for yourself.
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Post by lasercats » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:40 pm

NoahMinkCHS wrote:In my experience, the answer to "Does this sound Legit?" is almost always "No". Usually this involves someone asking me about an "email they got", but websites work the same way.

That said, see: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/1 ... 197249.htm, among others.

Before I give anyone money, I usually Google for "[company] sucks", "[company] problems", etc. Not a failsafe, but at least you can see if there's bad stuff out there and weigh it for yourself.

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that site.
I know it's been an affiliate of funtrivia.com for at least a couple of years, so it seems like it would have been taken off if it's a totall rip off. I'm just not sure. I couldn't find anything at yahoo answers either. I probably won't end up doing it, I just thought it would be an easy way to earn some extra cash every once in a While. I'll stick to Helium.
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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:54 am

lasercats wrote:Thanks, I wasn't aware of that site.
I know it's been an affiliate of funtrivia.com for at least a couple of years, so it seems like it would have been taken off if it's a totall rip off. I'm just not sure. I couldn't find anything at yahoo answers either. I probably won't end up doing it, I just thought it would be an easy way to earn some extra cash every once in a While. I'll stick to Helium.
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