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Author:  danno02 [ Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:26 pm ]
Post subject:  I plead ignorance

I am VERY new to all this
I have downloaded music in the past using limewire but downloading movies was something I was interested in so I did some research and I saw that many people recommended The Butterfly Download Network.
So I paid them $25

I was then taken to a page that gave me three "EASY" steps
The first was for me to download a program from a list they gave me. At the top of the list was the one they most recommended which was Bit Tornado. I did that
Step two said to Run the program and locate the programs search function
Then seach for the movie I want and download it.
Step three was watch the movie and/or burn it to a DVD

That simple right? Lol NO
It took me an hour to figure out that bitTornado doesn't actually open and run and I can't search from it.
So I go back to butterfly and they also have on their page a list of websites to search for movies. The one on the top of the list was I went their to search and I get a message saying I'm in the USA and it's illegal for me to search on their site...

What do I do next??
And the bigger question is WHAT DID I PAY FOR?
I didn't pay butterfly $25 so I could get BitTornado right? Because it seems as though that is free.
I didn't pay them so I can use their special software... there is none.
and it doesn't look like their website is used for anything other than taking money.
I'm sure I'm missing something here. (I hope I am or I've been scammed out of money)
Butterfly won't return my email asking for help.
The website movieforumz dot com, the one that recommended and sang the praises of butterfly won't return my email asking for help either.

Maybe you guys can help me out
Thank you

Author:  TheSHAD0W [ Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:11 pm ]
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I recommend you contact your credit card company, or PayPal, or whatever you used to send them the dinero, and try to get your money back.

Author:  danno02 [ Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:49 pm ]
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Yes I'm really thinking this is a scam of some kind

I just received some standard reply from butterfly network
This is a joke
Here's what they say to do

1. Download the bittorent program called Bit Tornado
2. Install that program (it will be running in the background)
3. Visit any of the websites listed below
4. Search for your movie
5. Download your movie


So that's what I paid $25.00 for!??
Couldn't I get all that for FREE?
It's a free program and some links

Part of me still feels like I'm missing something because I found two different threads on message boards where a number of people said that was the best for downloading movies
But why?

Author:  TheSHAD0W [ Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:05 pm ]
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Please don't post w4r3z sites here. But yeah, if you paid for access to torrents, you got scammed.

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