Coral Player scam leads to spammers

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August 16, 2011 at 12:04:19
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It seems like some people from Europe ( I won't mention the name) want to spam coral player which is a scam to buy an imaginary player to play the ILLEGAL torrents they are inserting them into...trying to con people that they need the Coral Player.
Is there any way to filter out the Coral Player questions in the forum? Here is one of those posts:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#1
August 16, 2011 at 14:46:58
Hey,

Unfortunately, I think filtering out all posts about coral player would be far to aggressive. I realize it is frustrating, but I'm not sure of any programmatic way of fixing the issue :(

Justin


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#2
August 16, 2011 at 16:17:16
Like I said in the linked post, if this is spammers then they are presumably doing it so that they get maximum pickup in Google. In which case the best way is to continue pointing out the truth about coral, which will also get wide coverage. Maybe that will eventually stop them.

I'm surprised they didn't expect the sort of responses we are giving.

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#3
August 16, 2011 at 16:37:04
Here is 2 more to show XpUser4Real's point:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Mouse could not be found. Click OK to continue.
What to do now?


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#4
August 16, 2011 at 19:43:59
Hey,

I think the best bet would be to just report all such posts as offensive to me and I'll remove them.

The downside about blocking the term altogether is that if someone needs help getting rid of this scam, they won't be able to post it.

Justin


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#5
August 16, 2011 at 21:30:24
"The downside about blocking the term altogether is that if someone needs help getting rid of this scam, they won't be able to post it."

I didn't think of that, But you do have a point there Justin,
Thanks

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#6
August 17, 2011 at 01:17:19
The interesting part about this is that the player is actually available here: http://www.idownload.tv/index.php?a... so is the player a scam or is the advertising of it on dud movies spam? Methinks it is the latter, quite candidly I am loathe to download it to find out because who knows what nasties may be hidden in it!

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#7
August 17, 2011 at 02:05:40
Justin

Re #6. If there is some doubt now about whether this player is really a scam, perhaps the coral posts should all be removed immediately before there is some adverse reaction to us slagging it off. I suppose we could be guilty of simply repeating what we have read.

Does anyone know the real truth for certain?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
August 17, 2011 at 07:47:25
Has anyone downloaded and then tried using the coral player for the above link in #6?

I'm not going to bother mind you, I don't care. I have a big screen LCD TV with a home theatre system so watching movies on my PC is as redundant (to me) as texting on a cell phone is.

I'm just curious if it is a real player or if perhaps the above download turns out to be a virus or spyware infected piece of software........perhaps a trojan......

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#9
August 17, 2011 at 09:06:27
Hey,

I'm not sure. I can tell you that lots of people on Google are searching for "coral player free download" ... So, I don't know where they are obtaining this search phrase. If it were purely a scam, how are they finding out about it in the first place?

Justin

EDIT: Nevermind, I see it is a scam video that might be telling the user he needs to download it.


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#10
August 17, 2011 at 12:18:49
So, here I am trying to learn about this issue and understand what you guys are talking about, but I can't since Justin has deleted the posts mentioned earlier in this thread.

Anyone care to give me a synopis of what's going on so I can be on the look-out for this "scam"?


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August 17, 2011 at 12:52:25

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#12
August 17, 2011 at 15:44:37
Did a bit of Googling and, among others, found the bit between the lines on a website:
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"I download coral player for 0.99$ after that only I came to know that it was a scam.
Now every month they charged 19.9$ from my credit account, how can I stop this
I dont want Coral Player any more. Please someone can help me cancel my Coral Player Account"
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Seems that the video's that generate the coral request are a short preview only, followed by an imbedded coral request. If a reputable player such as VLC can't play it then you dump it - more or less what we (and half the world) have all been saying.

Could be spamming or maybe the ever hopeful "something for nothing" brigade.


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#13
August 18, 2011 at 09:01:36
I use the torrents regularly for movies, software, etc. The Coral Player scam (or similar) has been around for years. There are several tricks these scammers use when posting their downloads & they're generally easy to spot IF you're familiar with the way the torrents are posted. An experienced user knows what to look out for, newbs don't.

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#14
August 19, 2011 at 00:19:13
If anyone's interested, they seem to have got a legitimate site now - seems to be a Swedish based company:

http://vip.coralplayer.com/

It clearly states the terms at the bottom - 0.95c for 3 days (during which you can cancel 'at any time'), followed by $19.95 a month. They even say they offer 'dedicated support every day of the week'. There's also an offer to 'become an affiliate' which links to a site offering 'cash for downloads' - 10c for every install of their 'free' software - could be the reason behind all of the posts CN has been getting.

Slightly more legitimate, but still a con.

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#15
August 19, 2011 at 09:05:25
Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

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#16
August 19, 2011 at 09:43:11
The coral player still DOES NOT WORK...it is a SCAM...hope that clears everything up.

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#17
August 20, 2011 at 19:03:00
I am pretty sure I got the gest of what is going on but let me som up and see.

While I am illegally downloading movies and music for free from torrent sites some have come up with an idea to con me into paying twenty bucks a month to watch or listen to the stuff that I illegally downloaded for free? Trying to con the con men?

Edit: The reason I say this is while I have seen all sorts of stuff relaited to coral player it all seem to center around torrent files. At least the things I have seen.


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#18
September 10, 2011 at 15:01:37
pliz help to know which ones are gd. thanx for ur help

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#19
September 10, 2011 at 17:11:01
jaytee79

You mean the illegal downloaders or the scammers that scam them?
Well, that all depends on your definition of good and bad I suppose.


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#20
April 8, 2012 at 01:59:23
CORAL PLAYER IS NOT FRIENDLY FOR THOSE WHO WANTS TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE LIKE WE ALL ARE GUILTY OF CHARGE.

SINCE IT IS RETARDED TO PAY FOR SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FOR FREE LATER ON, THEN JUST DELETE THE FILE IF YOU DOWNLOADED IT.

LIKE I DID.

FOR 3 TIMES.

VIDS WHICH NEEDS CORAL PLAYER ARE USUALLY RAMPANT AROUND TORRENT SITES WHICH IS WHERE I GOT MINE. AND TO THOSE VIDS THAT WERE NEWLY RELEASED OR NOT COMMONLY FOUND IN BLOG SITES THAT OFFERS FREE MOVIE DOWNLOADS.

JUST A HEADS UP YOU GUYS.

SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS, MY PC IS NOT RIGHT IN THE HEAD NOW >.<


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#21
April 9, 2012 at 02:01:38
Coral Player the Opec of the 21st century. First they collude with auto manufacturers (those who supply copy written material) and give them a kickback to build vehicles (the movies and other stuff) that must use gasoline or diesel fuel (Coral Player) to operate. Soon they will venture out to include the entertainment industry.

Likely


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