posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by CherryDuck
I hate these type of ads. There is one on at the moment in the UK, where you text you and your partners name to get your ideal baby name. In the small
print at the bottom of the screen it states - 5 pounds per text, 3 per week, text STOP ect. to cancel.
They are obviously aiming at young people i think, you know, people less likely to see the scam. So, for this one IDEAL baby name you NEED to receive
3 per week????? and if you dont text STOP after your initial text, they automaically send you them, billing you 5 squid each time - that 15 pounds a
week until you text STOP to cancel, for this name that is supposed to be unique. What they mean to say is this:
Too stupid to think of a name yourself - need a computer to randomly generate you one - ahh good, then your stupid enough not to read the bottom of
the screen and text STOP (which probably costs you too) - Scandalous!!!
Regarding the 2012 one, my guess is they know that this is a well talked about subject, especially as were nearing it, more people are at least aware
of the prediction whether they beleive it or not. They know people are curious and are using 2012 to ATTRACT you to begin withand see if your stupid
enough to need a computer to randomly select a you a date of death, or even just see if your curious enough to see if it does come back as that date
- my guess is it wont, it will be just a marketing ploy to grab your attention to get you to text them.
I'll try to demonstrate what i mean (in bold)
Originally posted by CherryDuck
i've been trying to find it on there, no results. I think it's called death day or something. If they show it again i'l pay closer attention. I
only really perked up when it said and showed that date.
Don't be taken in CD, they just want your dollar
Just my thoughts anyways - is there any small print on these ads - saying text to subscribe or, so may per week or text STOP to cancel. How much is
each text, just asking out of curiousity
[edit on 22-4-2009 by MCoG1980]