From Dick Eastman's newsletter:
April 10, 2008
Potentially Fraudulent Sites Posing as Genealogy Websites
Writing in the Ancestry.com
blog, Mike Ward is warning other genealogists of fraudulent
web sites posing as genealogy sites. These sites take your credit card information and
provide little in return.
We have recently become aware of three websites purporting to allow family history
sites claim to have “the largest online genealogical search tool” and promote themselves
as the foremost resources for genealogy, but from what we can tell, these sites are
nothing more than a series of web pages with links to other services. These sites, in our
opinion, are clearly fraudulent.
On each site, potential customers are lured to purchase under what we feel to be false,
misleading and deceitful promotional material, and get little or no value out of money
spent at the websites. Blog and message board posts from the community confirm this
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