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    • immuno
    • By immuno 18th May 17, 3:18 PM
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    Is it a win or spam? Please help!
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    • 18th May 17, 3:18 PM
    Is it a win or spam? Please help! 18th May 17 at 3:18 PM
    Hi guys,

    I received a call from 0203 621 0300 (and a text from 07786208080), claiming that I've won a MAC makeover and photoshoot for myself and a friend. He mentioned that he's based at Southbank studios in London, I think...but it's not a London number?

    In the end, he asked for my card details (excluding the security number) for a £50 deposit, which apparently will be refunded on the day. Is there any way of knowing if this is legitimate or spam? I've googled the number with no success.

    Thank you!
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    • BizKiTRoAcH
    • By BizKiTRoAcH 18th May 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:01 PM
    Sounds suspicious to me. If you've won something you shoudnt need to pay any deposit?? Maybe someone else can shed some light on it
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 18th May 17, 4:17 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:17 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:17 PM
    Usually there are loads of that type of "offer" about and they are generally not wins they just want to get you into the studio so they can give you the "hard sell" to buy the photographs.
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 18th May 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:20 PM
    I agree with mjm, you may find reports of people finding it very difficult to leave without buying some very expensive photos if you google it.
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 18th May 17, 4:22 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:22 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:22 PM
    Here's an old thread on that type of thing (there are others)


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=654617



    Photoshoot for 2 £12.50


    https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/makeover-and-photoshoot-session-in-london-for-2-sp1



    and wowcher were offering this which may have been at the same studio

    There are some deals we just know you're going to click with...

    We’re offering you a makeover photoshoot for two people including a digital image and goody bag for just £14, saving you up to 93% off Icon Studio's price of up to £198.

    Located on the Southbank, close to Waterloo and Southwark stations, Icon studios brings together a host of creative talent to offer fashion photography and portrait sessions. Make-up artists, hair stylists and creative photographers are on-hand to provide you with a memorable experience as part of today's deal. You'll get a makeover and photoshoot, with time for up to five outfit changes (you'll need to bring these) included. Once done, you'll be able to select your favourite digital image and take home a goody bag of MAC, Maybelline or Revlon products, too! What are you waiting for?

    They currently have


    MAC Makeover Photoshoot, 10 A4 Prints & MAC Goody Bag
    £19 instead of up to £590 for a makeover and photoshoot for one or two with two digital images, 10 prints and a MAC goody bag at Fashion Haus, Shoreditch - save up to 97%
    https://www.wowcher.co.uk/deal/london/activities-entertainment/photoshoot/3827006/19-instead-660-makeover-photoshoot-digital-images


    (You can put any email address in the pop up box to see the offer, doesn't have to be real as long as it follows the usual format)
    Last edited by mjm3346; 18-05-2017 at 4:37 PM.
    • hamsterfan1
    • By hamsterfan1 24th May 17, 9:29 AM
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    • 24th May 17, 9:29 AM
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    • 24th May 17, 9:29 AM
    0203 is a london number
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 24th May 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 24th May 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 24th May 17, 9:32 AM
    http://southbankstudios.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/
    • CJB13
    • By CJB13 24th May 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 5:09 PM
    I won a make over and photo shoot last year and refused to pay the £50 deposit. They said it was just in case we did not turn up but I reminded them it was a prize and they had been paid, in full, by the prize provider so it did not matter if we turn up or not. We did get the hard sell but refused to purchase any further photos.
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