First, some good news for people who hate scams:
Federal regulators filed suits Thursday against several companies they say are behind a national wave of spam “robo-calls” that warn people their auto warranties are expiring and offer new service plans
It seems this company made a billion automated phone calls (billion? WTF?) trying to get people to buy extended warranties on their cars. Even if they didn’t own a car. Even if they were on the do not call list. They wouldn’t let the customers see the warranty contract until after the customer had paid. And the fine print showed that many types of repairs weren’t covered.
Sounds familiar. Offline scammers must be taking a lesson from Google Treasure Chest and Google Money Kit.
Before you call us names
We get it. The Internet is a free-for-all where normal rules of civil interaction don’t apply. (I’m not saying that’s how it should be, but that’s how it is.) It’s easy to get your shorts in a bunch and let your fingers fly, and before you know it, you’ve said something you would never say in face-to-face interaction.
We understand that and can roll with it. We might even deserve some name-calling from time to time. But before you write a comment or an email that calls us nasty names, please follow these simple guidelines:
1. Read the post in question. Some genius on the Project Payday post called us out for acting like Project Payday is “sent from heaven.” Called us “a pack of morons.” Too bad the genius didn’t read the post first because there’s no way you could get that idea from what Cheryl (our Secret Agent) wrote.
2. Be correct. Another genius, “JW Clark,” sent this hit-and-run message:
I almost started to believe you until i got to your Paid survey section. there are no!, I repeat NO!!! real paid survey programs. not one. Your are a scam seller too and I plan on telling as many people as i can get to listen.
Huh. That’s odd. I wonder what these checks are for that SurveySavvy keeps sending me? I thought it was for surveys, but I’m apparently just stupid. Maybe the checks are actually for my good looks and singing talent. I sound just like Josh Groban when singing in the shower. Or maybe Bono. Depends on my mood.
So anyway, happy Friday. Have a great weekend and thanks for being an I’ve Tried That reader.