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Pirated version of the free FlightGear (http://www.flightgear.org/) using clips from MSFS to advertise. This scam has been going on for years. 

 

Edit: Funny... the picture on the page you linked of 'Dan Freeman' is actually taken from the twitter profile pic of a guy called Joao Antunes https://twitter.com/joao

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Pirated version of the free FlightGear (http://www.flightgear.org/) using clips from MSFS to advertise. This scam has been going on for years. 

 

Edit: Funny... the picture on the page you linked of 'Dan Freeman' is actually taken from the twitter profile pic of a guy called Joao Antunes https://twitter.com/joao

Ahh yes Hamoody, I remember now. There was a scam alert on Avsim a couple of years ago about these toe rags  Wonder how many they have scammed ?

What worries me, is how did they get my E-mail address, that is how I got the link. Mind you I am subscribed to many FS sites, so easy to get a list I suppose.

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OMG... scroll down to where they claim actual timezones... the image... straight out of FSX... it's Sitka Approach or whatever the name of the mission is. LOL

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Be careful in going to the link listed for this site as it is listed as a phishing site too. Adguard caught it for me. 

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Be careful in going to the link listed for this site as it is listed as a phishing site too. Adguard caught it for me. 

Thanks for the tip Rick. Have just added Adguard to firefox.

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Since I have AdBlock running... I saw nothing but text and images. :smile:

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I've been receiving emails advertising this for months.

Only months? I feel as though I've been getting them for years!

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I've been getting e mails from these guys it's a pure scam, rip off beware

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I'm ashamed to admit I fell for this scam. This was my first attempt to start flight simming.

It must have been like 8 or 9 years ago that I bought it. What you get looks like a 1980s game, graphics are nothing like the pictures they show and the models are simple, colored-in wire-frames, also nothing like you see on the pictures.

The sim starts, it's possible to get into the air, but everything flies like a cardboard box. I got the impression it was a first draft, or something like that. The start of a project that never got finished. Things only seem to work, but nothing really does, everything gives huge problems and there's no support, no help in any form.

They say that if you're not happy with your purchase, you can get a full refund, no questions asked, that's why I though I could take my chances, but you can mail all you want and you'll never get a reply.

 

My advise: get one of the familliar flight sims, if it's FSX, or P3D, or X-plane, see what suits you best, but stay far away from everything that has to do with this mess.

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It's just scam. Had a hard time preventing them from sending me emails.

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Anyone who is a regular visitor to AVSIM, Flightsim or anywhere else flight sim-related should smell a big rat straight away. A new super-duper sim for the same price as pro P3D...and there have been no announcements, no rumors, no news items and nobody is discussing it? 

At the very least it should already have featured in several my-sim-is-better-no-mine-is threads already.  :biggrin:

 

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The free FlightGear is actually pretty good!

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Just got my first email today from this one.

Never heard of this either, but I was laughing pretty good at the first few words and pictures.  It was basically the typical, Work-From-Home-And-Make-Millions scam type of format, trying to introduce FSX like it wasn't Microsoft's and the world has never seen anything like it before.

They never sleep, folks. 

Edited by Ken Smith

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I just received another Pro Flight Simulator spam email.  These crooks love representing it as the "best flight sim out there", all the while leaving in the fine, fine print that it is free.  Oh, how they do a great service by bundling it up and making easy to install freeware "easy" to install payware to profit from the unsuspecting.  I hope they receive their income in pennies.

John

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Funnily enough I haven't had anything from them for quite a while. Obviously they've found some new meat. :biggrin:

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This is all too common these days and usually are scammers.

Generally speaking we have:

XPlane

P3D 

Aerofly FS2

Everything else I would be suspicious of.

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