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It’s a modern fact of life: internet scammers live to rip you off. An innocent consumer’s search for free stuff can quickly become a nightmare if they’re not careful. Corporate websites are a good place to start your quest for freebies. Don’t forget these sites are all about free too:
Free Books: Kindle eBooks
You don’t need to own a Kindle to enjoy its library of books. Amazon’s eBooks section has a huge collection of free books you can download straight to your own computer, iPod, or iPad.
Free Music: Pandora
Nominated this year for a Webby—the Internet’s version of the Academy Awards—Pandora allows you to listen to artists and songs you like and shares new performers with you based on your likes. If you don’t mind the occasional ad, you can enjoy Pandora on your computer or iPod.
Free TV Shows and Movies: Hulu
Hulu is fast becoming a very popular way to watch entertainment online. All you do is go to the website, choose the show or movie you want, and start watching! You can use an HDMI cable to hook your computer to your TV for more viewing pleasure.
Legitimate free stuff websites do exist, you just have to weed out the bad and find the good. Sites like mysavings.com offer company coupons for free stuff and allow users to rate the deal or mark it as invalid. Savvy searchers can snag some pretty good deals.
Don’t trade any payment or personal details for online freebies; stick to your gut and search out forums for legitimate suggestions and reviews. Your free stuff is just waiting for you.