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International Star Registry Fraud - RF Cafe Forums

Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views. It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if you would like to post something on RF Cafe's Facebook page, please do.

Below are all of the forum threads, including all the responses to the original posts.


 Post subject: International Star Registry Fraud
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:17 pm 
 
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Greetings:

For the umpteenth time, I just heard one of those idiotic commercials for a company offering to register a star name for the person of your choice - for a fee. They claim to send you a certificate with your star coordinates, and to enter that name and star in the copyright office.

What a crock of garbage! I can't believe what these crooks get away with. :smt067

The International Astronomical Union (IAU), which actually has responsibility for cataloging and naming stars, says the entire system is bogus. (click banner)


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Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:48 pm 
 
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I've heard those ads and thought the exact same thing - thery're a freaking ripoff. I wonder how they can get away with it. It's like selling parcels of land on the Moon or Mars.

I guess it's like old PT Barnum (or somebody) said... there's a fool born every minute. :jocolor:






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