Friday, August 14, 2009

Chance to Win $200,000?

I received an official looking letter that states that I am one of a few remaining Singaporeans who stands a chance to win $200,000 in a Sweepstake grand prize draw. It says that I will be receiving some important documents in the next few days which I should return by a certain deadline to qualify for the draw.

Anyone received anything similar. It seem's to come from Reader's Digest though there is no official logo and stuff. Is it a scam?

7 comments:

  1. Hi FF,

    Reader's Digest (RD) has been trying this for the last XX years ! I recall my late grandfather excitedly coming to me and saying he had won a "key" to a brand new car in an RD Sweepstake, and this was like 10 years ago. After careful reading and asking around, I knew it to be an elaborate marketing ploy.

    It may not be a scam per se, but it is akin to one in the sense that they are misleading you. Why do I say that?

    Because if you check out the forums (e.g. CNA), a lot of people got the letter (myself included !) which says they are only one of the few in their area to get this letter. Smell a rat? I dumped it in the nearest rubbish bin in double quick time.....

    Regards,
    Musicwhiz

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  2. Yeah. I dumped my letter into the bin too =)

    No point wasting my time on this kind of stuff

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  3. I also got this and apparently thru UOB card. Incidentally, Readers Digest just filed for bankruptcy in the US.

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  4. Oh wow. Reader's Digets is bankrupt? Then how are they going to fund this $200,000 lucky draw? =)

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  5. Interestingly, I just received the letter you guys mentioned a few weeks ago. I thought they shld be bankrupt by now already?!?!

    Haha, anyway, the letter headed for the trash bag as well.

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  6. I just received this too. Weird thing is i've never purchase any reader's digest. I wonder how they got my address...

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  7. financialfreedomJuly 4, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    It is a scam. Google it and you will know.

    I just threw my invite letter away.

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