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    • kezp2004
    • By kezp2004 11th Oct 17, 12:23 PM
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    Does this sound legitimate?
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:23 PM
    Does this sound legitimate? 11th Oct 17 at 12:23 PM
    On Friday I had a call which went as follows;
    Is this (my name)
    Yes
    I am (name) from (place)
    You have won a £250 asda voucher
    Oh right.
    He explains it's a card etc etc
    Ask me to confirm my postcode
    Which I did and he said I'll receive it within 21 days

    Problem being I had only just woke up and can't remember where he said he was calling from.
    My paranoid side says something may not be right but the other side thinks he only asked for my postcode and told me my house number without me confirming.

    Could it of been a spam of some kind?
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    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 11th Oct 17, 12:27 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:27 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:27 PM
    Posted in the wrong place, should probably be in Compers chat Corner

    Was it a call to your mobile, if you can still get the number post it and someone will find out who it is actually calling you.

    Sounds pretty legit to me though.
    • kezp2004
    • By kezp2004 11th Oct 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:38 PM
    Sorry new to this lark.
    Thanks for replying though

    It was a private number.
    He didn't ask me to do anything apart from conform my postcode.
    • LadyLanc
    • By LadyLanc 11th Oct 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:55 PM
    Sorry if this is annoying to add - did the man sound "happy" for you? On the few occasions I've received a call with a prize I've won, they're usually glad to recount the good news.... Just an idea
    • kezp2004
    • By kezp2004 11th Oct 17, 12:58 PM
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    • #5
    • 11th Oct 17, 12:58 PM
    Do you think this is legitimate?
    • #5
    • 11th Oct 17, 12:58 PM
    I had a call on a Friday which went as follows;

    Is that (my name)
    Yes whose calling please
    My name is xxxx from (place)
    You entered a competition with us and you've won £250 asda voucher.
    Oh right.
    Can you confirm your postcode?
    I did
    He goes on to say it'll be card etc and ill receive it within 21 days.

    The issue is I had just woken up so I don't remember where he said he was from.
    There is good chance I did enter a competition to win one.

    I'm wondering if it could be a scam of some sort?
    • toniq
    • By toniq 11th Oct 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 1:16 PM
    Could it be http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5674877&highlight=250+asda+vouche r

    You didn't thank that post though and it did finish over 2 months ago but shortlist are very slow
    HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY! HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY!

    • kezp2004
    • By kezp2004 11th Oct 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 1:21 PM
    I definately didn't enter via me..I have a vague memory of entering but no sure where
    • Spunzel
    • By Spunzel 11th Oct 17, 2:08 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 2:08 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 2:08 PM
    I think it can be legit, otherwise he needed to know the all your address.
    Did you find any contest with this prize?
    • kezp2004
    • By kezp2004 11th Oct 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 3:05 PM
    What kind of scam could it of been if he needed all my address?

    I have a memory of entering but not sure where.
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 11th Oct 17, 3:22 PM
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    When I won a Selfridges card a while ago I had that exact phone call, card arrived soon after. Sounds legit to me
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    • Midnighter
    • By Midnighter 11th Oct 17, 3:38 PM
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    Sounds legit, but the only comp I've been able to find with a recent end after quickly searching MSE is this one and it finished back in July. I couldn't find anything more recent, but MSE's search isn't brilliant at the best of times.
    2017 Wins: Chocolate & Love Bar, Blair Witch DVD, Tatty Devine Earrings, Signed Mariella Frostrup Book, Rose Tremain's Gustav Sonata, Bottle of Black Cow Vodka, Apple Tree Yard DVD, Murder at the Manor, Jordans Superberry Granola, Stabilo Pens & £41.60.

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    • PeggyM37
    • By PeggyM37 15th Oct 17, 9:24 PM
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    Did OP get card?
    2017 wins: Jan : 50p Quidco, Microwaveable soup mug and can of soup (Tesco). Feb: 50p Quidco. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit (Goodreads), Evoshave, Wilkinson Hydro 5 Razor, Microwaveable soup mug and can of soup (Asda)
    • kezp2004
    • By kezp2004 18th Oct 17, 1:22 PM
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    Not as yet.
    He did say 21 days though
    • PeggyM37
    • By PeggyM37 19th Oct 17, 11:25 PM
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    Good luck - and keep us posted !
    2017 wins: Jan : 50p Quidco, Microwaveable soup mug and can of soup (Tesco). Feb: 50p Quidco. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit (Goodreads), Evoshave, Wilkinson Hydro 5 Razor, Microwaveable soup mug and can of soup (Asda)
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