Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Project Download

A long post about the wonderful and hectic weekend coming up later, but for now...


This is a project that I want to publicise to anyone out there who wants to listen.

Erin is an American lady who suffers from two neurological disorders (Chiari malformation and cranial lesions) that will require a combined total of 2-4 brain surgeries. As she lives in the wonderful state of Medicare, she cannot get the finances for the surgery that she needs. She doesn't want to ask for money (there are too many internet scams out there already), but has clutched at the straw of Megaupload. Essentially, this program states if she get 5 million downloads of a virus free text file (basically, containing a bit of spiel about herself and why she is doing this), they will pay her $10,000. My thought is that the scam is coming from Megaupload itself (she has to pay for access to the project); however, it seems to be her last chance (and that chance is getting shorter - she recently suffered from a fit which wiped out her memory of the last year or so).

Basically, all you have to do is go to the website once a day, and click on the link (on the left hand bar, or under the news for the 31/10). Each IP address can only download one link a day. There's nothing to lose!



Sandy said...

totally off-subject and I apologize for that but I just read your comment over at Boobs, Injuries, and Dr. Pepper and omg, I snorted Thera-Flu through my nose. I may now be cured. That is too friggin' funny.

Jo said...

:-) Glad you liked it

Anonymous said...

This is a scam, perpetrated by MegaUpload -- they're refusing to pay out claiming fraudulent violations of the terms, even though the violations they're citing *do* *not* violate the terms. See here:
http://community.livejournal.com/projectdownload/31285.html .

Jo said...

Cheers for that - I've not been on PD over the holiday period. Though, rather sadly, I had suspected as much (back to the "can't get nothing for nothing idea")
It's great that someone has donated to her RealCharity account, though :-)