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Competition Scams - Please Post Them Here

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
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  • alice_Salice_S Forumite
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    First time comping....call from 0203 627 7695 saying i'd won a holiday, google the number and does not have positive reviews! Assume it's just best to go with your gut and swerve!!?
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    alice_S wrote: »
    First time comping....call from 0203 627 7695 saying i'd won a holiday, google the number and does not have positive reviews! Assume it's just best to go with your gut and swerve!!?

    Looks like it was CLC they offer you the free/cheap holiday then give you the hard sell (timeshare) best to avoid
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    defairmans wrote: »
    reportedly and allegedly may be awarding customer and friends.

    There are probably 1000's of FB and TW pages allegedly doing that sort of thing but apart from the time people might waste entering the competitions the pages are not scamming money out of people

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    thetriggerhappypwnerthetriggerhappypwner Forumite
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    edited 10 June at 12:58PM
    I would like to add my first post here...
    "Wynnington Wynners" aka "Chruchcastle Ltd" are at it again!
    Saw one of their bogus ads for a wordsearch competition on CBS Reality this morning at around 09:15.

    I thought that this company, along with it's director "{Text removed by Forum Team}" were fined £800k by "PhonePayPlus":
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19906083.
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/opinion/money-opinion/p-s-investigates/they-cash-in-on-trash-533711
    https://thechiefexecutive.blogspot.com/2017/06/beware-churchcastle-also-called.html
    https://who-called.co.uk/Number/09066350369
    I hope that by posting this information here that I am not doing anything wrong.
    I am of the view that this is a scam...
    First, the "QUIZ SHOW" is obvious, third line down, left to right: "COUNTDOWN".
    And the "flower" is also obvious: seventh line down: "ROSE".
    The words are niot well hidden, and they seem to be designed to trick people in to phoning in to be charged huge sums on their phone bill.  £7.20 a pop is one of the biggest money scams that I have ever seen!
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    mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    edited 10 June at 11:29AM
    These competitions now appear to be "genuine" and I have not seen judgments against them for any recent competitions.
    They have a real prize, the cost of the call is displayed as required in the advertisement and the cost is within the limits allowed so it would not be a scam on cost grounds - it is up to people if they think it is worth spending the money or not (the total cost is nearly £11).

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