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 Post subject: Scratch and Win
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:41 pm 
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Did anyone get a Scratch and Win card in the mail within the last couple weeks?

It looks like this (below)

Just wondering how legit it is, because it say we won a prize (TV) but we have to call a number. When I googled the number it came back to a water company in Markham, ON.
Kind of weird. I'm thinking it's a scam but wanted to know if anyone else has gotten the same card or scratched a winner too.

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 Post subject: Re: Scratch and Win
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59 pm 
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Every card is a winner. You didn't win shit. If you call that number - congratulations - they know you're a sucker and will trap you in to listening to a lengthy high-pressure sales pitch on anything from water filtration to vacuums.

It also doesn't tell you what you've won - you need to call the number to find out what amazing prize you've just been handed out of thin air for doing absolutely nothing.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:50 pm 
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Hodor wrote:
Every card is a winner. You didn't win shit. If you call that number - congratulations - they know you're a sucker and will trap you in to listening to a lengthy high-pressure sales pitch on anything from water filtration to vacuums.

It also doesn't tell you what you've won - you need to call the number to find out what amazing prize you've just been handed out of thin air for doing absolutely nothing.



Thanks for the confirmation. I was pretty sure it was a scam (hence why I posted). What a waste of time if anyone ended up calling.

Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:52 am 
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Google it.
You have to have someone come to your house for a 4 hour water filtration system demo for $4000.
THEN, your name goes in a draw for a TV that nobody wins.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:48 am 
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And why is it called tic tac toe when it's clearly some sort of inbred Vegas bingo thing?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:32 pm 
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Lol.. if they want to mail me a card that says I win a TV, just mail me the farking TV.

If I didn't buy a lotto ticket, it would be like Lotterio calling me and saying I won. Scammers.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:26 pm 
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Devious wrote:
Lol.. if they want to mail me a card that says I win a TV, just mail me the farking TV.

If I didn't buy a lotto ticket, it would be like Lotterio calling me and saying I won. Scammers.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:56 pm 
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From a Calgary Forum.....

Did you get one of these cards in the mail recently?

front: http://i.imgur.com/8BqOWRS.jpg

back: http://i.imgur.com/3pQLxnm.jpg

I did, so I Googled it and found out that it's a water-softening sales scam:

http://www.riderfans.com/forum/showthre ... scratch-ca

http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-905-233-2095/3

Googled a bit more on that "2164909 Ontario Limited" bit on the back, and found that it's also known as "Simple H2O", so I Googled that in turn and came up with these:

http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread/t-333980.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn9ZxbwC7PA

They really do think that we're stupid. So why isn't the Government doing anything? This scam has been going on for years!

Every card is a "winner", and if you call their number they've got you. That's when the high-pressure sales callbacks begin. They probably sell your number to telemarketers too. Slimy scumbags

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 Post subject: Re: Scratch and Win
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:37 am 
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Greenjp wrote:
Every card is a "winner", and if you call their number they've got you.

My card lost so I guess I am not allowed to watch the science experiment in home, just online

Its ok since I have a single car garage and rent two rooms in the basement so nowhere for them to park


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