Freebizmag.com runs offers from time to time for free magazines, these are valid offers. I’ve received many of them, and so have my co workers, but for the longest time they have ran these offers that if you provide them with your personal information you MIGHT by chance get a bluetooth wireless headset, or USB stick. These offers are always limited to 500, and long before you ever find out about them, they are gone. (Not the magazines though as they reject a lot of those who apply.)
I decided one day to contact freebizmag.com and ask them about these so called “free” offers that lead to such things as the before mentioned “wireless headset, and USB Stick”. This was of course, after I did a lot of checking around to see if anyone ever got anything from them.
I explained how I wanted to know if these offers were legitimate, or were harvester sites. Because I’m clearly concerned how they make it clear they have nothing what so ever to do with the offer but pass the information onto a third party, and it’s completely up to them if they decide to send anything to anyone. Which sounds EXACTLY like any other spam harvester web site or offer out there. In case you don’t know what a harvester offer is, it’s website set up to get your personal information claiming to be a freebie, sample or whatever and your information is then sold off to the highest bidder to be spammed, or whatever they see fit.
The first reply I got from freebizmag.com was nothing more then a template email, the person didn’t even bother to read what I wrote, simply copied, and pasted. Real disappointment, yet someone else who can’t be bothered to read and do their job, no idea why I was shocked, it’s only a business website after all. After replying letting them know, I wasn’t even asking about the free subscription, even the email was attached of the so called “free” item I registered for, so there really could be no doubt about what I was contacting them about.
Ten days later I finally got a reply.
“If you have responded to a sweepstakes or other type of promotion you
will be notified in a separate correspondence if you have won.
Please be advised that these offers are only eligible for the first 500 to respond. If you are not one of the ones selected you will be notified. If you are one of the Top 500 winners please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your item.
These are true and legit offers and are on a first come, first serve basis.
Once again, thank you for contacting our Customer Service Center. We hope this has addressed your concerns.”
Yet another template, copy, and paste email, which offered no comfort, or even confirmation that indeed items are handed out.
I’m sorry but I have a very hard time finding anyone who got anything free other then the free magazines. Please be careful out there when you sign up for “free offers.” This company now sends out offers that you need to pay shipping, and handling on.