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By inholms1 ·
Dear All

I post this as a warning.

On 3rd September I received this email:

Exclusive New Earth Video
New Navigation Features added in Earth 4.3

Go here to watch video

Fly to your house, type in an address, search and zoom right in.
Searach schools, parks, restaurants & hotels. Plus driving directions.
Tilt and rotate for 3D terrain and building structures

Go here to get access

Search and find different star constellations.
Locate and find comets, asteroids and other heavenly bodies.
A new perspective from our tiny planet.

Go here to enjoy Earth 4.3

Have a Great Earth Day!

Thank you for your interest,

David Marks
Sales VP

If you want to stop receiving mail, please go to:

or you may contact us at the following address:

Plaza Neptuno, local #7
Via ricardo J Alfaro, Tumba Muerto
Panama Ciudad
Republica de Panama

When I checked further It looked like an approved upgrade to Google Earth. I use Earth a fair bit and it?s good. So I thought if this is an up grade, I?ll have it. The programme was offered at ?1.30 month, which I thought was OK. I also thought that were the approved suppliers for Google as who else has Google Earth other than Google? So I paid by credit card and after a few seconds the down load stated. I also got the following receipt from MBcontact.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 12:11 PM
Subject: Online purchase :

Your order has been successfully approved!

Please review the details below.

Order status: approved
Merchant System Order number: 22705243
You have purchased: 1 Year Membership and 2 Extra Features GBP 30.07
Delivery E-mail: *****************
Registration time: 4/9/2008 1:09:06 PM

Your billing statement will show a charge by MBCONTACT.COM

You have been charged: ? 30.07 UKP



For billing & technical support contact us by:
Toll free: 1 866 903 4555

Notice they took a whole years money in one go. No chance to check the program and approve.
When I ran the programme it was the same as the free one I already had from Google!
So I tried to cancel and get my money back. No chance the email bounces and you can?t get them on the phone. On another site Complaints Board**.html. MBcontact are cited as crooks, they are nothing to do with Google.

It may be a coincidence, but today I had a major PC crash. The following Trojans got round my fully subscribed and recently scanned PCcillin and took out my wireless connection. TROJ_GENERIC.ADV

What I want to know is how are these crooks allowed to sell a Google program and what are Google doing about it? They must have the power to stop this. I can?t get any response out of Google.

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