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Claim yer free Android Tablet Computer!

Post by Pyrrho » Sat May 04, 2013 2:02 pm

Yeah, well, not so much.

Got one of these letters from "Gifts by Monet" purporting to gimme an Android tablet just for taking a survey.

Checked it out:

http://www.centralohio.bbb.org/article/ ... blet-36524
The letter is from T.J. Johnson and Associates located at PO Box 1588, Whitehouse, TX. The recipient is asked to call an "888" number. When the call is placed, it is answered by "Gifts by Monet". Ultimately, their intent is to sell vacation packages.

Further investigation has revealed the PO Box address is associated with a vacation certificate and voucher company called CDA Consulting, LLC in Tyler, TX. This company holds a BBB rating of "F" due to having a total of 107 complaints filed against them, failing to respond to 62 of the complaints and having nine complaints labeled as serious.

"This is a telemarketing scam", said Joan Coughlin, BBB spokesperson. "They use deceptive marketing tactics as a hook to lure consumers who then must participate in both the marketing study and promotion, and also will be required to attend a meeting to promote a travel club.
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Re: Claim yer free Android Tablet Computer!

Post by Rob Lister » Sat May 04, 2013 2:20 pm

so ... I get a free tablet?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 04, 2013 3:06 pm

Rob Lister wrote:so ... I get a free tablet?
It's a trap.

Those things are radioactive and plum fulla LSD :o
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Post by Pyrrho » Sat May 04, 2013 4:42 pm

Rob Lister wrote:so ... I get a free tablet?
You can claim it as many times as you like.

Getting it apparently requires travel to a distant state and attending a sales pitch.
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Post by gnome » Sat May 04, 2013 4:45 pm

And then all the tablet does is play more sales pitches.
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Post by izittrue » Sat May 04, 2013 5:31 pm

Where are the free stereos?
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Post by Pyrrho » Sat May 04, 2013 8:22 pm

izittrue wrote:Where are the free stereos?
YOU know who you have to go through to get those. Fuggetaboutit.
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Post by Pyrrho » Sat May 04, 2013 8:23 pm

gnome wrote:And then all the tablet does is play more sales pitches.
Nothing in the letter says that the Android Tablet Computer actually functions.
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Post by Doctor X » Sat May 04, 2013 11:50 pm

Pyrrho wrote:
izittrue wrote:Where are the free stereos?
YOU know who you have to go through to get those. Fuggetaboutit.
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Post by DrMatt » Sun May 05, 2013 2:03 am

It's actually a pill, not a tablet!
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Post by Tiosylanyl » Sun May 05, 2013 2:53 am

DrMatt wrote:It's actually a pill caplet, not a tablet!
Fixed. If you're going to make a pharmaceutical joke at least get it fucking right. Dipshit.

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Post by grayman » Sun May 05, 2013 1:07 pm

Tiosylanyl wrote:
DrMatt wrote:It's actually a pill caplet, not a tablet!
Fixed. If you're going to make a pharmaceutical joke at least get it fucking right. Dipshit.
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Post by Tiosylanyl » Sun May 05, 2013 1:19 pm

grayman wrote:
Tiosylanyl wrote:
DrMatt wrote:It's actually a pill caplet, not a tablet!
Fixed. If you're going to make a pharmaceutical joke at least get it fucking right. Dipshit.
But do we take the red one or the blue?
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Post by Doctor X » Sun May 05, 2013 5:30 pm

Avoid staying at Wonderland:

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Post by DrMatt » Mon May 06, 2013 1:59 am

Not a Caplet, a Montgue.
In the rain.

It's a pill and I stand by it. Look. I'm not going to set up a tripod just to shoot a picture of me standing by a pill.
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Post by Doctor X » Mon May 06, 2013 4:17 am

Capulet and Montague.

A rouse, by any other spelling, would smell so sweat.

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Post by DrMatt » Mon May 06, 2013 10:20 am

Doctor X wrote:Capulet and Montague.

A rouse, by any other spelling, would smell so sweat.

--J. "Turn Sweat! Turn Sour!" D.
But Addng in the mssing syllble breaks it. Dpshit.
In the rn.
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Post by Doctor X » Tue May 07, 2013 2:37 am

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Post by Pyrrho » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:27 am

Just got another letter from "CCD Research Group", from the likely personage of "Patricia Smith". Website is "red" on WOT.
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