Has anyone received an e-mail (spam?) offering free 42" HDTV in exchange for testing?

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  1. Dick

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    Has anyone responded to an offer to receive a free 42" HDTV in exchange for your testing the unit and filing a report?

    If this is a scam, what sort of scam is it? What would these people be after, if there is no money exchanged?

    They don't even ask for a credit card #.
     
  2. BrianB

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    Does it sound too good to be true?
     
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    Most likely it is just fishing to get a reply from you. Information such as your valid email address, or if they even go further and get your mailing address.
     
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    I get offers of free stuff all the time. Mostly gift certificates. I wouldn't touch any of them with a ten foot pole. You would just be asking for trouble if you responded to any such offer.
     
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    and how is that different than the barrage of spam I already recieve (even though I don't respond to those emails) [​IMG]

    Man, we're at that point again where the spammers have found ways around my spam blocking again. I had just gotten it down where I wasn't getting many, but this past week, I've been SLAMMED with stuff getting through.


    Dick, if you're really interested in seeing what happens if you respond; set yourself up with an "alternate" email address through Google, Yahoo, etc. and send a response to that email. At least if it's a scam, your 'fake' email will get bombarded and not your personal address.
     
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    The "Free iPod" people got caught selling off the email addresses of those who responded to their offer. Do the math.
     

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