George Noory and Coast to Coast AM endorse a total scam

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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:12 AM
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I don't know what category this belongs in, but I'm sure the mods will move it to the appropriate one if this isn't it.

If George Noory really wants his listeners to trust him, he needs to stop reading commercials for companies that are total scams.

Have you heard Noory's commercials for skoreit.com?

It really is quite a scam.

Get this: Unlike eBay, where only the seller pays a listing or final value fee, with this alleged auction site that Noory's pushing, every single time you as the buyer place a bid, you have to pay a fee!

And that's not one fee per auction; I'm saying that every single bid has a fee attached to it!

Furthermore, if you click the "auctions ending soon" link, you are shown a bunch of totally fake auctions with timers rapidly counting down to zero, where, for example, a fifty dollar gift card is sold for less than a dollar.

I think it's impossible to search actual auctions. What you can do is look at listings for products. I clicked on a link for the Sony PS3 and the page it took me to claimed that auctions for the PS3 had closed for as little as $0.11.

There's also some business about how if you don't win the auction, it's not too late: you'll still have the option of paying the retail price for the item, minus your bidding fees.

Unbelievable.

I did a bit of Googling just to confirm that it really is a scam, and I wasn't disappointed:

Consumer complaints about skoreit.com

A few gems from that site:


Author Gregory G. Not yet a Trusted Reviewer

I am a disabled physician. I trred this site as I heard it on Mike and Mike in the morning as others did. At first I spent a few dollars. But let me tell you-yes like all the other negative comments there are auto bidders that are suspicious! I have won auctions--TRUE. Bottom line its LUCK! You can have a stragedy--but it all goes to hell when someone signs on and bids another 240 bids for something. An I Pad 16 Gigabyte soled for 74.00 dollars! Now do the Math. That was 7400 bids times about 63 cents a bid.!!!!!!! Four thousand two huindred dollars. These auction sites a purely gambling. The items I have received are legitimate. But there are so many people out there that resell what they win on ebay. Its aboiut timing and luck. If you can sit all DAY AND WATCH SOMETHING--YES YOU CAN WIN. Setting up an auto bid is purely a gamble! When I look back---I have lost almost three Grand and really did not need the stuff I won. Truly! Bottom and final line is this. Go watch and wait for a sale at a department store---you willo be less frustrated and less tempted and will be guaranteed to get the item. Not a gamble and a Loss. I think these sites all should be removed from the internet--period. I am Guilty of being depressed after major spinal surgery(and feel stupid as a Physicain having lost that much). But if my story can save anyone heartache, and their hard earned money, then I at least am a truthfull fool. Stay away from this site!! Go to wallmart or target, or best buy. Thanks.




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Author Jon L. Not yet a Trusted Reviewer

It is a total RIP OFF... spent $180 got nothing. Have to be using fake bids why would someone spend over $1,000 to get a $399 item? Look at the closed auctions something is fishy here.



johnc30
Author John C. Not yet a Trusted Reviewer

This is a gambling site, pure and simple. After losing $100 on buying bids where I did not win the auction, I simply lost all my money. In a normal auction, you don't pay unless are the high bidder. With skoreit you pay everytime you place a bid at .60 per bid, and since items up for auction only increase by .01 each time, an item that sells for $10.00 actually has 1000 bidders or $600!!! And if you don't win, you just lost all your money. There is tremendous risk involved. It's gambling. An equitable business transaction involves exchange of goods or services for money spent. However, when you spend money, in hopes that you might win, that is not a business transaction, it's gambling! If you like to gamble, then you'll enjoy this site. However, it is a little deceitful to advertise this as anything other than Gambling. I too heard about Skoreit on ESPN's Mike & Mike, which gave it a bit of credibility in my book. I hope they would pull their endorsement from this website


Shame on you, George Noory! Shame on you for allowing your name and reputation to be associated with something so sleazy.




posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:18 AM
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I am not really surprised.

It's all about the $$$ right??

He probably doesn't even know, or care.

But with pressure I am sure it will embarrass him enough to rethink his ways a little. Or maybe not.

I don't listen to C2C either btw. Tried it a few times years ago, seemed a bit too unreasonable imo.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:28 AM
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Thank you.

Several of my friends and I have been discussing that website and trying to decide if it is legit or too-good-to-be-true.

Question answered.

C2C can have some interesting shows, but I prefer to search the recordings of the show VS the live stream.

Easier to weed out what are more legitimate topics that way.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:29 AM
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I turned it on earlier this evening, and within ten seconds, it became obvious that the guest was a numerologist. I immediately turned it off.
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:48 AM
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Shame on George Noory?

Noory has no shame anymore.

I listened to Coast to Coast AM for 20 years, was a streamlink subscriber as well. At sometime in the last few years Coast's parent company was quietly bought out by fox (newscorp). Since then the show has gone pretty much straight to hell.

This last year in particular Coast has gone a direction that after 20 years drove me to cancel my subscription, stop listening and lose any and all respect I once had for those involved in this program.

Nearly the entire years programming in 2010 was geared towards factless fear-mongering, asignificant change from the mainstay topics Coast was known for. More and more politics and economics have supplanted spirituality and paranormal subjects.

All the while the sponsorship has become just disgusting. If it's not fear profiteers selling "emergency food supplies"(e-foods direct) and "emergency seed banks", it's flat out internet scams like Skoreit.com or income@home.com(a known MLM front for Herbalife).

Then there is the constant and ever present selling of gold investments always playing on peoples fears of the economy, because somehow a "paper investment" in gold will save us all in a post apocalyptic reality.

To be fair, 20 years is a helluva long time to follow a radio show. It was fun while it lasted. Time to move on.


 
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:51 AM
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With the last few years of massive gold sell outs, doesn't it make you feel a bit suspicious?

Like something fishy is going on?

Like gold's gonna crash?


I feel that way a lot.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:53 AM
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Well said! I hadn't realized the show was now owned by Fox News. That really is shocking and horrible.

And yes, I agree with you that those survival food/seed bank ads are disgraceful. I started a thread about that quite some time ago. I wonder if I can find it...



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:57 AM
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George noorey is like alex jones, just in it for dough. What ever they promote its just for money.

Like how long has jones been on his show(i mean alex jones own show) talking about gold coins, and they are always running out. Its been running out for years now.
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:02 AM
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These people have more money and more gold than you could imagine. They will have a plan to do what ever they want with those prices.

Up or down, why should we care, but you can be sure the ptb know what they are doing.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:08 AM
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On May 12, 2005 George Noory tries to screw with a caller guessing her occupation, but she busts him stating she informed C2C before being put on the air! She promptly gets cut off as George stumbles over his words. lol

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8lnXZ2iXtA



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:11 AM
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OK, I found my previous thread on the subject, from 2009. As you'll see, I really was quite obsessed with these insultingly stupid, dishonest ads and products:

Asinine Advertisements During C2C

It's sad that nothing has changed.

That skoreit.com site is such a blatant rip-off. I wonder if it would make any difference at all if people started e-mailing Noory and company to let them know how they felt?

Better yet, call the show and start berating Noory about it on the air!



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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Considering how often he has Alex Jones on the show as one of his not at all qualified "experts", it's not surprising.

The repeating list of "resident experts"parading through the show each month is ridiculous.

You have A.J. As the politics expert.
You have Richard C.Hoagland as the science expert.
You have Catherine Albright as the privacy expert.

And so on and so forth.
The same list of the same people pulled in at least once a month now. All as "experts"in fields they really have no expertise in. All with something to sell; a book, a dvd, a website, etc..

The one that killed me the most was Capt. Kelley Sweeny. During the months of the BP oil spill debacle he was literally brought out every single day to comment as an expert on oil rigs. Every. Single. Day. For months.

The man is a Master Merchant Mariner. Only worked as such in the Pacific Ocean. Makes his living teaching other mariners. He is no expert on oil rigs or oil spills...BUT...He is, as George let us know every damn day, Noory's close personal friend.

I...I think I've become bitter.
Do I sound bitter?


 
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:16 AM
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I get what you mean but why is it when I come to ATS sometimes, this website is advertising the Facebook of sex? Open up ATS and there is some chick latching on to someones love muscle.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:18 AM
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Stuff like that gets slipped into the adserver ATS uses sometimes. There is a thread on the Board forum where you can report that.


 
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:19 AM
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Many years ago, I loved C2C AM. I am a night owl, so many nights were spent surfing the internet/playing civilization and listening to C2C.

In the recent past, Id say ive listened about 10 times over the past 10 years.

The other night I happened to be going to the store, so I flipped it on.

I head "Maj. Ed Danes" talking about buying gold, getting guns and food ready. I listened for 2 minutes and turned it off. 15 years ago, "Major" Ed Danes was telling me that alien disclosure was right around the corner, and y2k was a certainty.

Im thinking the food/gold thing is a scam now too. The time to buy gold is not when everyone and their brother is talking about it.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:24 AM
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hahaha No worries m8, It doesn't worry me, it just makes me wanna watch porn, I was just wondering why they would be advertising something like that.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:29 AM
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It's happened before. It's not the ATS mgmt. per se, but the adserver they use not properly monitoring which ads are served.


 
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 07:12 AM
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Paying for bids? Gambling ? Luck? Scam?

Are we talking about the Stock Market?


Peace



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 07:30 AM
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We have a lot of sites like this in the UK. The major one is called "Madbid" and is advertised on TV a lot. The website is here:

uk.madbid.com...

Basically, you buy a bundle of bids- the cheapest is 30 for £9.99, you can then bid on any item. However, as opposed to each bid working out directly at the price you paid for them (33p in this case), the bid is worth far less, it's 1p I believe, so everytime someone bids, an extra 1p is added to the sale price.

The clever part is, the clock is always set at 60seconds to go and counts down, but when someone bids, it restarts. The auction only ends when no-one bids for 60seconds, or a set price is reached. This gives plenty of people the chance to bid, and they're making 33x the price they've stated as selling it for (the winner must also pay that price, obviously). So, for example now, there's a car on the front page listed as £18,950 rrp, but is currently only at just over a grand- sounds a bargain, until you realise they made over £34k on bids plus the extra £1k someone is going to have to pay.

It is basically gambling, but you can make massive money, if you're lucky. People really do win these items, it's not a scam in that sense, but it does confuse a lot of people into making it sounds a lot better than it actually is.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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I don't know how gambling is regulated in the UK, but I certainly hope the agencies regulating gambling in both of our countries will at some point regulate these sites or put them out of business.





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