Initiative Q - The latest bandwagon blowing up on TwitFace

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I assume everyone is using passwords that they don't use elsewhere. I mean what a great way to scam and harvest credentials. Signing up to something that sounds as shonky as anything with the promise of big returns. Pretty surprised how quickly everyone is jumping on board here.
 

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I assume everyone is using passwords that they don't use elsewhere. I mean what a great way to scam and harvest credentials. Signing up to something that sounds as shonky as anything with the promise of big returns. Pretty surprised how quickly everyone is jumping on board here.

Disposable email and unique password. No real risk at this point.
 

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If you do this carefully your exposure is limited to being spammed through whatever email address you signed up with. But yes, you should use a unique password. If you didn't, then jump on and change any accounts that share the same password.
 

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I assume everyone is using passwords that they don't use elsewhere. I mean what a great way to scam and harvest credentials. Signing up to something that sounds as shonky as anything with the promise of big returns. Pretty surprised how quickly everyone is jumping on board here.
Have you got a FB page Dave? Twitter? Insta? Snapchat? Pintrest? or any of the thousands of others of that ilk? Have you opted out of the Government's My Health Record thing? Are you a registered organ donor? Do you have a CentreLink number?

Even if you don't, you're like me and in the minority, but the vast majority do and they've given away far more of their privacy and identity than you need do for this Initiative Q thing. Look at it in relative terms. Compared to everything else you've probably already done online, this is the least of your worries.
 

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I assume everyone is using passwords that they don't use elsewhere. I mean what a great way to scam and harvest credentials. Signing up to something that sounds as shonky as anything with the promise of big returns. Pretty surprised how quickly everyone is jumping on board here.
I’m also in the too good to be true camp, but have used a password not used both an email address and password not used elsewhere. Both are disposable if required.

I fully expect to leave empty handed and with a very full spam folder.
 

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Thank you @moa999 for verifying me. Here is my link below for anyone who want to sign up:

Initiative Q

Please PM me with your details after registering.
 

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Might as well throw my hat into the ring.

Here is my invite link: Initiative Q

This link will stop working once I’m out of invites. Let me know after you registered, because I need to verify you on my end.
 

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Have you got a FB page Dave? Twitter? Insta? Snapchat? Pintrest? or any of the thousands of others of that ilk? Have you opted out of the Government's My Health Record thing? Are you a registered organ donor? Do you have a CentreLink number?

Even if you don't, you're like me and in the minority, but the vast majority do and they've given away far more of their privacy and identity than you need do for this Initiative Q thing. Look at it in relative terms. Compared to everything else you've probably already done online, this is the least of your worries.

All those you listed are reputable companies (well some might disagree about the government) that haven't had a site pop-up over nigh that's running a scam. This could just be one big setup to get people to put in their email addresses and passwords to gather for malicious purposes. Are you suggesting that's what the sites you listed are doing?
 

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Two words for you Dave: Analytica and Cambridge

That doesn't answer the question I asked.

Secondly, that was not Facebook that a third party that people voluntarily gave their information too.

Each time I've asked you a question you've not answered or deflected or made a sweeping statement that is unrelated to the question or point I was making.

You still haven't explained how this is different to Ripple. I raised valid concerns about something you're actively promoting and you're response is asking if I have social media account or an organ donor which is completely unrelated to the possibility that this site is just a scam to harvest credentials.

There are so many red flags about this scheme that you're actively promoting here and avoiding the hard questions about it. To be frank, I'm surprised the moderators allow this to continue.
 

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That doesn't answer the question I asked.
That's because I wasn't trying to. Your question was loaded with words you were trying to put into my mouth. I chose to ignore that for recognizing what it was and what you were trying to do. Instead I simply provided all the evidence necessary to shoot down your ridiculous assertion that Facebook is a reputable company. Not even Mark Zuckerberg agrees with that assessment by his own words to the Senate committee he gave evidence to when he said Facebook has destroyed the trust of their users and abandoned their own charter to not be evil.

Secondly, that was not Facebook that a third party that people voluntarily gave their information too.
No. People gave their information to Facebook and trusted them with it. People did not give their information voluntarily & knowingly to Cambridge Analytica. Nobody had even heard of the company name CA until it came out that's to whom Facebook had sold the userbase information they had. That's what it was all about and what MZ admitted to doing. Facts: they matter.

Each time I've asked you a question you've not answered or deflected or made a sweeping statement that is unrelated to the question or point I was making.
As I've said above, that's because your questions are not about the subject matter being discussed. Instead you are trying to expand and extend the argument further by submitting loaded questions you want me to answer you think you already know the response to. I'm not playing that game with you.

You still haven't explained how this is different to Ripple.
I'm not and have never claimed to be an expert on Ripple. I thought it was a cryptocurrency just like Bitcoin etc. You posted a link to a wikipedia article that says it's subtlely different to that. OK, that's fine. Maybe it's the same as this IQ thing then? Is it? I don't know. Since you're the self-proclaimed expert on Ripple in here, instead of posing questions no-one except you can answer, why don't you regale us with your wisdom and tell us why we should all be buyig Ripple instead of IQ? Can you get ripple for free like you can IQ? If you can, then please send me the link to where I can get me some Ripple too.

There are so many red flags about this scheme that you're actively promoting here and avoiding the hard questions about it. To be frank, I'm surprised the moderators allow this to continue.
"Actively promoting"?? Hardly. I provided a link which is very clearly a referral offer in the Referral Offers section of the forum which is exactly where it should go.
I really can't understand why you're working yourself up into a tightly wound, sweaty, salivating ball over this. You don't like it. We get that. I'm sure there are others who don't like it either, but the difference is they just ignore it and move on to something else that does interest them instead. You on the other hand seem to be on this weird crusade…
 
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