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International Star Registry Fraud - RF Cafe Forums

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