Wizard1956 is a deservedly well respected member of this community. He has a very good heart.
He was trying to help community members down on their luck or too poor to afford this type of imaging software.
If anything, any ire you might feel should be directed towards the Moderators of that deal site.
This isn't a "scam" per se, either.
It was that site's misuse of Adobe's (lazy) largess at the time that was made public by Adobe:
It was to licensed users only, but clearly there were abusers, and Wizard1956 clearly wasn't one of them.
Wiz...I know, and I.D. knows that your heart was in the right place.