Great Indie Music Complaint - Scammed Out Of 99¢ - Downloadable Song
In April of 2008 I was searching for a song for a school project that involved burning multiple songs onto a CD and then turning it in (which is allowed per the Fair Use section of the US Copyright Act of 1976).
I was searching the name of the song (Oh Suzanna by Kevin Roth) on Google and I came across the website GreatIndieMusic.com.
I scrolled down the page down a list of songs by Kevin Roth until I found the song. The site was offering a download of it for $0.99.
I added the item to my cart and then put the 99¢ onto a credit card.
I got an email that included a verification code, a link to the download page, and message that I would have 24 hours to download it.
I clicked the link and entered the code and clicked submit. I got a message that stated "file not available, please try again later." I tried again several times during the 24 hour period with the same message. I then sent an email to the contact email address given, firstname.lastname@example.org. I got no response to this day.
I tried to dispute the charge but it was below the dispute minimum of the credit card company (which I no longer use). I had to buy the song elsewhere.
Beware of downloadable music scams and only buy from reputable places. I'm lucky that it was only a minuscule loss for me.