Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A $200 Walmart Gift Card?

Beware! Days ago my husband got a message on his phone for me (my name appeared for the greeting) telling that I have a gift certificate worth $200 from Walmart and has the code and a phone number to call for confirmation that I am about to claim it. As I got the message which DH handed me while I was eating, I wasn't that excited because how can I have it which in fact I didn't expect to have something. In short, I was skeptical that perhaps it's just a trick from marketers which they do nowadays. My DH phone and mine was registered not to accept telemarketers so they can't call for telemarketing idea, I thought it was "textmarketing".. (LOL) and perhaps I maybe the first one to name it :-).. it just came up to my mind. So then to continue, I asked my husband if he's okay for me to call because he's not into marketing thing, perhaps he thought that I really got something. And so I call! I gave the code and talked. I asked and talked (of course I listened to). Then after listening, I asked if what company the other party working, and told me the two companies (not familiar) and its telephone numbers. He then confirming based upon his record my personal information and even told that I confirmed that I have debit and credit card, my mind said "what the heck is this?" if it a gift then why has they confirmed that I have that and this which is basically to pay something. And he said (because I asked afterwards) I only pay for shipping and handling and nothing else. And my thought urge that is that simple and easy as that, that I will give my financial numbers (FYI: I don't have that enough) if ever I have it? I thought that they there's a big possibility that they will use or some kind of risk trial situation to which if you forgot to send back the item you don't like, you will have to pay the whole amount then.. it's no joke! Ooh my.. should I have to give my "skeptical" trust thinking that his file is my old and closed email add, and my name isn't that current? There are two errors he had so, that's the thing when talking about facts aside from the other party is totally stranger to me. I told then nicely that I will have to call back if I can have the decision already and done!

So beware! Ask, talk, confirm, and be informed by the customer service or other party and such. Be attentive especially an offer like that since business is business! There is something they could get in return (that is called "hidden intention") when talking about business so be aware unless you like to have it. And that isn't bad (unless you are not informed), again, business is business.


kathy January 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

Good thing sis wla nimo ghatag imong personal info and credi card numbers... Daghan jud sila kron gapangilad oi, maong careful jud ta pirmi... Salamat for sharing sis kay basi'g naay naive(not in bad way) nato nga mga sisters dri nga mka-encounter ani, atleast natagaan nimo sila'g warning...


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