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Fake scratch cards which you always win on -how do they work?

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Them scratchcards you get for free in magazines, how do they work? I've read all the terms and conditions and theres nothing in there which suggests foul play. I know that they would get you with paying extortionate prices if you phone they up but they are stating other ways to get in contact which are a lot cheaper. I'm not an idiot to claim for one but surely by law they must give them winners out if it is stated in the terms and conditions?

Also, if you were to claim, who in their right mind would opt for the £10 or £25 options when there is a million or £100,000 on offer.

I'm a millionaire!!! :)
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Phone call is about 3.50 a min
#2
Most of the won prizes are either junk, or "holiday vouchers worth £100" type stuff which actually work by way of commission - they get paid on a per lead basis for selling the holidays, and gullible idiots often book them because they think they are getting a deal, when in reality they either could have haggled £100 off the tour operators price anyway or got it for miles less else where. The premium rate calls, which still take up most of the claims, are the icing on the cake. There's also the benefit of adding to the rag in question.
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seancampbell
Most of the won prizes are either junk, or "holiday vouchers worth £100" type stuff which actually work by way of commission - they get paid on a per lead basis for selling the holidays, and gullible idiots often book them because they think they are getting a deal, when in reality they either could have haggled £100 off the tour operators price anyway or got it for miles less else where. The premium rate calls, which still take up most of the claims, are the icing on the cake. There's also the benefit of adding to the rag in question.


Ah, so the million quid win would just be gift vouchers which font as up to a million quid? Surely they should mention that somewhere.

And yeah it is pretty shady characters who would do such a thing.
#4
So you just won a million pounds??.......well that is why it works. Lets people like you think they have!!!....then the scam begins............
#5
Premium rate phonecalls and as has been said you will win either crud or ££££ off this or that in the way of timeshare type holiday vouchers.
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Lost Symphonies;8678594
Ah, so the million quid win would just be gift vouchers which font as up to a million quid? Surely they should mention that somewhere.

And yeah it is pretty shady characters who would do such a thing.

I doubt the £1million would be in vouchers - there may well be a genuine prize but most of the time it wont be won - many vouchers are chucked as junk mail, and more as scams. If it says you've won a million quid then congrats - but most of the time these just say you've won 'a prize' and don't tell you what it is until you call or write in to get a claim code etc etc.
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seancampbell
I doubt the £1million would be in vouchers - there may well be a genuine prize but most of the time it wont be won - many vouchers are chucked as junk mail, and more as scams. If it says you've won a million quid then congrats - but most of the time these just say you've won 'a prize' and don't tell you what it is until you call or write in to get a claim code etc etc.


You often get the line "At least.... (list of prizes and one of them will be a holiday voucher)....

or "You are guaranteed one of the following .... (list of prizes and one of them will be a holiday voucher)..
My son phoned them against my advice and was told that he had won free ferry tickets to France, trouble was you had to buy two to go with them! He threw them out and it cost him around £8

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