So my friend keeps sending me these annoying e-mails with the subject line, “Get free movie tickets!!” In the e-mail, you click on a link that takes you to http://freeflixtics.com/ Thing is, you don’t really get free tickets, of course there is a catch…
First of all, the person who sent you the mail only gets one free ticket for every five people who “sign up” on the site. Then you only get a free ticket when you get five people to sign up.
Here’s the catch, though… Signing up “requires you to complete an advertising offer from one of our partners” and “most or all of these offers will require a valid credit card.” So basically five of your friends have to buy something online with their credit card just so you can get one free movie ticket.
And, even if you do manage to sucker 5 of your friends into signing up for this scam, you are asked to “please allow 12-14 weeks for delivery.” Wouldn’t it be much easier to just spend $8.50 for a ticket then to nag all your friends to death with spam?
Oh yeah, if you don’t respond to the first e-mail telling you to “Get free movie tickets!!,” you will get many, many reminders. According to the site, you enter “email addresses of friends that you are referring to the FreeFlixTix site, which will trigger an automatic email to be sent to those addresses from you inviting them to sign up on FreeFlixTix, and also additional emails from you reminding them to sign up if they haven’t done so yet.”
Yeah, “additional e-mails” is an understatement. I have gotten more than 10 e-mails “reminding” me to sign up with subject lines such as:
Don’t forget to check this out!
Reminder! Free movie tickets!
Last Reminder! Free movie tickets!
I’ve gotten about 6 “last reminders” so far.
I really don’t appreciate my friend entering my e-mail address into this site…god knows what other types of spam I will get from them. And it really doesn’t seem worth it at all for a free movie ticket to have to get all your friends to “sign up” then you have to “complete an advertising offer” which requires a credit card (so basically you have to buy something, then it takes 3 months for the damn ticket to be mailed to you.) What a scam!