This is the article:
It's not a nice one :mad: (I love pspupdates btw )
Scam Competitions Ruining the Scene
Posted on Wed 3 Aug 2005, 8:48 AM
Im sure that people who visit here visit other PSP sites and one in particular with its "premium" member (basically a scam to get poor people to cough up 3 dollars each per month to pay for news without ads and forum permissions that every other site are on for free), well this same site has teamed up with LIK SANG (who im sure did not authorise them to use the contest to con people into getting "premium" status via what is a giveaway)
heres an excerpt:
For each person you refer to the site, you get 1 point. For each person you refer to the site that becomes a Premium Member, you get 10 points! Your own forum account is also counted in the total, so if you are a Premium Member, you automatically have 10 points! For example: If you are a Premium Member you have 10 points. If you refer 20 people and 5 of them sign up for a Premium Membership, you would have a total of: 10+20+50 = 80 points.
So they are using Lik Sangs give away to make a massive amount of profit and con people into sigining up for premium memberships,
Im extremely unhappy with not only this but also the last competition which was open to "Premium members Only"
Its truely a devious way of making people part with money for a competition thats a GIVEAWAY and should be 100% free. Referring members is one thing but 10 points if you get somone to buy a premium member, well it stinks
Im sure you all have comments on this. yet again the real scene is exploited by these people.