Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ProFlightSimulator: Challenge Them!

I just had an idea.

Many of those bogus PFS reviews on the Web are on sites that allow readers to post comments about the reviews. Many of them even allow readers to "rate" the reviews -- or to write their own reviews about the product.

I don't have the time to find them all and make a comment, rebuttal, or rating for every review. But maybe you, my readers, could each take out one or two of the reviews. Your comment doesn't have to be long. All you have to say is "ProFlightSimulator is a repackaged version of FlightGear, which is free for downloading and infinitely better than PFS. And this review was prewritten by the sellers of PFS. The reviewer just copied and pasted the prewritten text with minor modifications, and has not actually played the game. If you search for the reviewer's name on Google you will see that he is carpet-bombing the Web with this stuff."

You can even include the FlightGear URL if you want: . Let's point potential customers to the right place, and see if we can let all the air out of this scam's tires.

We won't totally get rid of it. Getting rid of scammers is like playing Whack-A-Mole. "Dan Freeman" and PFS will disappear, and after a few months they will reappear under different names. But at least we will have kept a few people from getting duped by this incarnation of the scam.

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