One of the most searched terms is "watch free movies online". This indicates that many people are looking for a way to watch their favorite movies without paying expensive monthly cable subscriptions.

While understandable, given the ridiculously expensive rates for cable and satellite, it cannot be justified in light of the indirect costs that come with it.

There are websites on the Internet that offer the opportunity to watch movies online for free. The truth is that using these sites comes at a huge cost.

For one thing, it is illegal. And those sites are breaking the law by posting those movies on their sites. And if you pay close attention, those copies are pirated. It is clearer in the case of newly released films. You will see that the copy they are showing is shot with a camera in a movie theater!

By using those sites, you are supporting illegal activity.

They do not earn money directly from you as a user, but they place ads from shady ad networks that allow any type of advertising.

Some are also running scams on their sites.

For example, one of the sites allowed some uploads before a script on the site took over your screen and gave you a message that your computer has been identified for illegal display and distribution of copyrighted material and that the police are on the way. to arrest you and seize the computer, which is now frozen in the act you were doing (the illegal one they mentioned above).

After trying to leave the site or do anything to find that your computer is not responding, you start to believe them. The next message will ask you to pay the fine, usually hundreds of dollars, if you want to regain control of your computer.

The software gives you the opportunity to pay online and of course some people reply and pay them. And when they mention it to their friends, they discover that they have been scammed.

Some of the sites that offer you to watch free movies online use a script to collect your confidential information, including any credit cards you used on that computer to pay your bills, and unless your credit card companies give you the permission. back to fraudulent transactions you will find yourself in serious trouble.

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They do not earn money directly from you as a user, but they place ads from shady ad networks that allow any type of advertising.