I got an official looking email overnight. I cautiously opened it but of course did not click on any of the links. However, google brought up a number of hits, including a press release from last week which included the same website.
I’m posting this both as a public service announcement & a WTF. The gist of it is if you bought an optical (CD, DVD) drive between 2003 & 2008 you’re eligible for $10 per purchased drive, either a stand alone drive or as part of a new computer.
I know I owned a computer during this time; however, I can’t tell you how many I purchased during this time nor exactly how many drives I bought because it was 10-15 years ago! At some point, two optical drives was the norm & I know I had them in my computers.
Now I don’t live in one of the qualifying states so I’m not going to fill it out but any number between 0-6 is a reasonable guess; I guess they’re just going to pay reasonable low numbers with out any proof of purchase? I don’t have those receipts, records, or even those computers any more. How would they be able to challenge someone’s answer & isn’t this ripe for low level scamming?