October 29, 2011

Delivery Notice Attempt Notice SCAM

Yesterday I came home and found a Post-It note on my door telling me to call 1-877-235-3331.  Took a closer look and realized that it was a mass-produced item with no handwriting.  Some quick research on the internetz proved that this is a marketing scam by an alarm/security company and that they are tricking people into calling.  As far as I'm concerned this is definitely deceptive and most likely could be considered fraud.  Bottom line is that I am pissed. Just putting this out there in case someone else comes across this crap.  And you know what?  I wouldn't feel bad if random people from around the country called and told them what they think.  (It is a toll free call and I can call all day long from skype) Also their fax number is (904) XXX-XXXX Just saying.......  Someone might want to send a love letter.

Just some notes to help if someone is searching for what this is.  The note has printed on it: Delivery Notice Attempt Notice from GE Authorized dealer  GE Home Technologies. SAC Delivery notice.  Must call between  4:30pm and 8:30pm to schedule delivery.

Think I will fax this to them....

UPDATE (10/25/11)  Just after posting the above I took a loooong break from posting and I never really thought much of it again. Boy was I surprised ant the amount of traffic and the quality of the comments. First I want to thank everyone who has visited and commented.  The comments are pure gold, especially the ones that support this sleazy practice.  Please continue to comment and if there are new variations in the post-its send on a photo and I will post it here.  Also share this info on your favorite social media site and help your friends and neighbors be informed and stop this fraudulent advertising practice.  Nothing stops an advertising gimmick quicker than it not working.  

BTW:  Traffic to this post has been incredible and the GE logo is no longer used.  I say that is a win for the informed consumer.

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