-> FrostWire's only web site is http://www.frostwire.com/
It does redirect legitimately to http://www.download.com/FrostWire/3000- ... d=10627624
for windows users ...
-> FrostWire is free, never pay for it.
(we only accept voluntary donations to help us pay for development costs)
-> You've been scammed? Try to get a refund ASAP!Two ways:
1) -> Ask and re-ask the scammers by email for a refund since they are providing a free product for a charge and that they are lying about 100% legal downloads (Please, do not email us regarding these issues as there is nothing we can do about it).
2) -> If you just "registered" their service, try to stop the money transfer by calling your bank and telling them you've been scammedFight back!
-> Please file a complaint to the FBI with the scammers web site address: http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/ ... raud.shtml
is NOT the scam website. Give them the link (website or company name) that you registered onto. PLEASE CHECK YOUR INVOICES/RECEIPTS!)Sites known to involve Frostwire users:
downloadsglobe.com Â§ seems to only offer Adobe Acrobat but looks like a scam site
DownloadMusicInc.com Â§ Dead link
free-frostwire.com Â§ This domain name expired
free-music-share.com / free-music-share.com/frostwire/ (or limewire etc)
Frostwire-Download.com Â§ Under Construction
mp3freemusic.com/llimewire Â§ now just seems to be a lot of dubious links
Mp3Universal.com Â§ nopw just seems to be a lot of dubious links
musicmembersarea.com Â§ not sure how you get into this one, but avoid it
mymusicinc.com / musicinc.cc (not connected with musicinc.com which is not a scam site)
(Tell us below if you know another offender)
A comprehensive list of P2P scammers is maintained here: P2P Scams
Also see P2PForums.com's Guide to Avoiding Rogue P2P Sites
The safety of any site you visit can be checked out at http://www.siteadvisor.com/
It is true that GPL permits selling of software, HOWEVERThose sites are illegal and fraudulous because:
-They do not give access to FrostWire source, as required by the GPL
-They lure new non-experimented users into thinking that a subscription gives them the right of legally downloading copyrighted works (Unlimited songs, movies, Legal) which is totally false, as other P2P activities, respect your country laws
-They don't tell what software users are getting (all 100% free software) and links to official websites
-They don't tell that the only thing they could charge, is the support over the usage of the softwares (a support often better on official web sites and forums)How they work:
-Big scammers makes many websites to lure as many newbies as they can to pay (for exemple, mymusicinc.com, musicinc.cc and allcoolmusic.com have all the same owner), while softwares have only one official website.
-They pay Google many thousands of dollars for ads that are displayed accordingly to your search keywords or the subjects of a web page you visit.
-Once they get too many frustrated users on one site, the scammers close the site and reopen another one with a different address and different design.
-They make millions while legits software developers most often work for nothing.
Please spread the word and use this thread to share your experiences and exchange ideas about how to get a refund.
They DO NOT deserve your money over OTHER's work. DO NOT encourage those parasites.The FrostWire Team
Edited by Only A Hobo - 25 March 2008