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Old 05-21-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default I need opinions: Does this seem like a scam to you?

stutteringcontrol.com

My brother has a bad stuttering problem, has ever since he began to talk and now hes 20. My friends mom found about this thing called the fluency master and was planning on buying it for him.

But I have a few questions a red flags.

#1 They want my mom to pay 3900 through Paypal, which is a ***** about fraudulent charges, and only covers up to 2000 if you do get scammed, and if you pay and the seller empties their bank account, well you're screwed.

#2 You're supposed to go to a specch patheologists to try it out, but they requested CASH ONLY, which leaves no paper trail whatsoever.

# 3 I googled the Doctors name and nothing came up on him.

# 4 The 2 doctors that my mom got a recommendation from and the audiologists who did the ear mold have never heard of the fluency master. We saw a video on VHS that was made in the 1980's and their website looks like it was made in the 1980's, yet 2 docters and an audiologists have never heard of it?

So, I mean, I would for my brother to have this, it would really improve his life, but I dont want my mom to get scammed for $4500.

So whats your opinion?

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: I need opinions: Does this seem like a scam to you?

Go on Yahoo.com

Thay have a ask Yahoo section where people who work for Yahoo check out if the sites a scam or not.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: I need opinions: Does this seem like a scam to you?

probably a scam. Why dont they accept a CC? With paypal you'll be screwed anyways. If they provide a tracking number, paypal will rule against a claim you make.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:16 PM   #4
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Go on Yahoo.com

Thay have a ask Yahoo section where people who work for Yahoo check out if the sites a scam or not.

Whats the section called? Cant find anything, could you possibly give me a link? Thanks
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:17 PM   #5
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probably a scam. Why dont they accept a CC? With paypal you'll be screwed anyways. If they provide a tracking number, paypal will rule against a claim you make.

Thats the biggest red flag of all, the Paypal thing. I told my mom to call them and tell them, ethier take a CC payment directly through Discover and you arent getting the money, end of discusion.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:19 PM   #6
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Whats the section called? Cant find anything, could you possibly give me a link? Thanks
http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/

You will need to register for a Yahoo acount. Just get a free email acount with them if you dont already. Click the ask botton at the top and then sign in.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:22 PM   #7
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http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/

You will need to register for a Yahoo acount. Just get a free email acount with them if you dont already. Click the ask botton at the top and then sign in.

Yea I know how to get there, but where is the scam section? whats it under?
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:23 PM   #8
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Thats the biggest red flag of all, the Paypal thing. I told my mom to call them and tell them, ethier take a CC payment directly through Discover and you arent getting the money, end of discusion.

Do not send $4,000 to uncredited "doctors" via Paypal. This screams scam.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:27 PM   #9
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Default Re: I need opinions: Does this seem like a scam to you?

My moms friend said she saw the "fluency master" on 20/20, I just emailed ABC, see if I get anything in return.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:32 PM   #10
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http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/;_ylt=A...id=3 96545018

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http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/;_ylt=A...id=3 96545660

ask in either of these about the site and someone should check it out.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:41 PM   #11
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Default Re: I need opinions: Does this seem like a scam to you?

I used to have a bad stuttering problem (I'm 15 now and it's not completely gone). I worked with some people in elementary school on just basic therapy to help cope with the problem. The more you learn to cope with it, the more it goes away. Every now and then it comes back but I guarantee that anyone in my highschool that didn't know me in elementary school or middle school has no idea that I have a stuttering problem.

For some people different things work, this definitely looks like a scam though. Don't let you mom mail some people 4k for a stuttering program.

He could probably just get therapy to help for a much lower price and you it would probably work much better anyways...
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #12
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Default Re: I need opinions: Does this seem like a scam to you?

$4000 is a lot of money, maybe there are some local institution that can help, dont be a statistic
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:56 PM   #13
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did you post on yahoo?
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:05 PM   #14
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did you post on yahoo?


No, I just emailed this place and asked for all the hospitals and doctors that reccomend and dispense this product, like they claim. I also emailed the better business bureau.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:06 PM   #15
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website looks really trashy as well...
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