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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Con man?

Planning to quickly grab some markers, a quick bite at Endah Parade. As i parked my car, some dudes approached me say it some kind of lucky draw and asked me to try my luck. At first i rejected as the shops is like closing in 30 minutes, a group of about 4 of them came over, so quickly settle it and go. I ask is any purchase required, he said "No".
I tore the card up and it says i won a special price, then they all cheered as thou they had won. I was thinking its too good to be true. So i just played along.

Here's a summary. I stand to win either an Altis, Persona, Viva, some bike, plasma TV, laptops or trips to Turkey, Australia, Japan or Bali. That dude said to win ALL i had to is collect the prize and get a picture taken for advertising purpose in ok la.

Layan them abit more and the explained more about the T&C
Here's a short summary of how it went.

cm: well, you stand a chance to win all these gifts
me: good, no need to buy anything right, just help you advertise on papers right?
cm: yes, plus you will get this stuff ( microwave, home theather system, massager)
me: wow, what brand is this?
cm: its a new brand
me: ok
cm : u need to pay RM5.6k to get ur gift
me: for what, u said free?
cm: yes its free...
me: and i get the 3 stuff ( microwave...)?
cm: yes and the prize
me: but the other dude say no purchase required
cm: yea...nonit to buy anything
me: then the RM5.6k i pay for wat?
cm: to get the 3 item + your free gift
me: means im buying something to get the gift la
cm: no
me: zzz went on for a while....

me: but i dont need the stuff for RM5.6k
cm: then u sell to other ppl la
me: waste my time right. the other dude say straight can get prize, juz need to help u advertise ur stuff
cm: yea...but we still need the 5.6k for u to get the prize
me: lets say i draw and get the car...then only i give u the 5.6k can?
cm: cannot
me: but the card( lucky draw card) is mine right?
cm: yes
me: can i take it back with me. i come back tomorrow, cuz i got no $ now
cm: cannot, u cannot take back
me: then how, now no $
cm: nvm i help u foot half 1st
me: *wadafak...desperate like shit*
me: you think i straight got 2.8k now?
cm: go atm press la
me: wtf
cm: can ma
me: lets say i get the Bali trip and exchange it for RM7k cash. Can i walk out now with RM1.4k after taking out the RM5.6k i suppose to pay you?
cm: no
me: whats the difference?
cm: you need to give us the RM5.6k then only we give you your RM7k.
me: ....
cm: its like that lor
me: here my num, call me bk tmr, i free i will come
cm: ok
me: kthxbai

wasted my time there and when i went to the shop i wanna go...close liao..
Some say i should ignore at first. Well i was alone, and getting mobbed by like 3 to 4 doesn't leave you with much of a choice. The upon getting the winning card, more of them start to mob me....

Maybe its for real, maybe its not. But it does sound like a scam to me. They say the represent some established company but from the company receipt or forms, it contradicts. Even everything they say the fuck to believe la..
Ask me advertise for you, somemore need to pay you. Where's my royalty?

They called me back this morning, i just ignored the call.. :)

Some might say im a sucker for passing up a chance to win a Altis. Maybe I am but I aint that rich to fork out 5.6k for 3 items i dont really need for that chance. Will you?

Seriously, their approach is very desperate and laughable.

Its almost the same as this


Peter "Kazuki" Tan said...

U suppose to rejoice and enjoice u tak kena con.

Other ppl wasted thousands on shits like dis.

Daniel said...

if kena con its like getting buttsecks sure to shat brix and its not good..


tsc said...

Obviously it's a scam la, next time no need to entertain them just call the police!