Okay, so maybe they’re telling the truth, but I’m convinced this is too good to be true. Obviously, since there’s no way to figure out what exactly these scam artists are doing from their website, I can’t figure out what exactly they are up to. Perhaps someone else knows? How do these folks get away with it?
Laws people? What are the laws about such things? Are we saying here that there is no way to figure out what exactly the services this company provides are other than the nebulous “provide you with a list of companies”. What on Earth does that mean?!?! Isn’t the advertising fraudulent.
Also, there is no contact information for the parent company as far as I can tell (their “Contact Us” is simply for the online-billers, not themselves). Isn’t this fraudulent misrepresentation? Shall I contact their ISP, an attourney general, a better business buereau? I find this to be scumbaggery of the highest order.
Okay I’ll get off my high-horse and wait for a reasoned response.
This is a very old scam. All this company is going to give you is a list of companies that are looking for people. They probably got the list themselves from some publically available source.
You used to see small time versions of this in the back of magazines like Popular Mechanics.
ARMY JEEPS FROM $50!
Planes, trucks, tools, much more can be had
at unbelievable prices.
Find out how!
Send $5 to:
If you send the five bucks, what you’d get is a few mimeographics sheets of some government list of auctions upcoming. It’s legit - you got what you paid for. Sure, you could have gotten the information for free or cheap, but you chose not to.
Perhaps I should be more clear… what are the laws about companies that claim something is free and then turn around and charge? Isn’t that fraudulent? I’m not saying that they aren’t on the level with the driving advertisements and free autos… I’m simply saying that they’re misrepresenting their product and themselves.
I should point out that I stumbled over this site with a popupadvert I was trying to close but clicked on instead. It was characteristically flashing: “Free Car: No Catch!!!” It made my blood boil so!
In any case, I hope these people die a slow, painful death with their dishonesty, popup ads, etc.
The GQ is: when is an advertisement (ie FREE CAR: NO CATCH) becoming a lie in the eyes of the law? (As in, “Oh, I’m sorry, it’s the companies themselves that give you the free car, we’re just the middlemen, and we’re not free!” Blech!)
YES this is a scam… It can be accomplished… There are several companies that will pay for advertising space… Even on cars…But this guy is selling a scam like the maps to the movie stars houses in Hollywood…
Easy to sell stuff that is already available to the public??
With them I don’t have a problem because they are totally explicit about what they are doing.
Furthermore, I realize you haven’t seen the pop-up advertisement, but the thing was insidious, let me tell you. [Click Here for TOTALLY Free Car: No Catch] Really it’s not for a totally free car, it’s for a pay-for-view list of companies that offer cars wrapped in advertising banners. That’s far different from what they actually say.
What does “No Catch” mean legally? Can they get away with saying that there is “no catch”?