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Curious how you know they'll load it with spyware. Not doubting you, but just curious what the signs are that tipped you off.



There are a few things that combined point to an unfavourable outcome for users:

- They offer to purchase the chrome extension, and have no idea that there's a web service behind it that makes it work. When I explain how it works they just ignore it completely / don't understand

- They offer an increased price if we have active users and users in high value geographies (e.g. USA, UK, Japan)

- They are from Russia

- googling the company sometimes reveals that they are an extensions monetisation service, or related to one, and can be integrated in a couple of lines of code (a script tag)

- sometimes they just say what they're planning to do if you ask

The offers are around $1000 USD. My morals have a price but it's a lot higher than that!


Generally I ask what their plans are going forward to extend the product and it's obvious they have none plus don't even know what the product is. When they just want to know the user base and location of the users that's a really bad sign.

> sometimes they just say what they're planning to do if you ask

Haha, I wonder why they would do that.


Haha, people are usually very straightforward with what they plan to do with it. Most of them don't feel guilty about it and usually justify that every other person does it.




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