Is it a scam?

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    Is it a scam?

    Theres a ad on the radio for free MCSE courses, literature included but its not very discriptive. They aim you to www.computertraining.com and urge u to take this "challenging test" thats a load of crap. So i take it, why not.

    They call me and want me to come to philly for a "seminar"....sounds like a sell you something scam, comments?

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    Could be legit, but sounds too good to be true. How much is the seminar?

    My bet is that it's a scam.

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    Really, it's that easy.
    I would think that truly says something about it.

    Anyway, try calling them. Ask some good questions. Get joshdick to go to their address and check them out .
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    Yea i tend to believe that if it is too good to be true it usually is so i dont feel its worth my trip ya know. The seminar is free, its all supposedly free.

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    hrm?

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    interesting quote.....hmm

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    Also a insecure site. I would think it's a scam. Most Microsoft sites are "secure" in the way of the little lock at the bottom.
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    I dont think it ever claims to be a microsoft site persay

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    Read the fine print. The MS course is not free.

    The intro couse / sales pitch

    "This is a one night, personal, in-depth overview of the latest trends in IT, how it started, where it's headed, and most importantly what benefits await you in this exciting and expanding field. "

    is free....
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    you should have included the first line:
    Before even setting foot in a classroom, experience a FREE Microsoft & Cisco Certification Workshop to see just how the field of Information Technology (IT) is leading the charge of a recovering economy. This is a one night, personal, in-depth overview of the latest trends in IT, how it started, where it's headed, and most importantly what benefits await you in this exciting and expanding field.
    it's a free seminar that tells you what the classes are about... this 'free seminar' is not a hell of alot more than any other college open house... it's not in the fine print, either... just click the link: http://computertraining.com./start/workshop.shtml
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    I say go. Even if it is a scam, isn't being able to hang out with joshdick more than worth the trip?
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