This email looks like it comes from Woolworths.
Click the link, answer three questions, fill in your name and phone number, then the fun begins…
I entered a fake phone number to see what happens next–I assumed at this pont that the survey was from Woolworths, and I didn’t want them using my phone number for spam.
On the next page I’m told to wait for my PIN number which will be sent by phone.
Then phone a 19 number to do the real survey, using the PIN. Ha!
And here is the fine print on the bottom of the page:
"Call cost $3.96/min incl GST may be higher from mobile/pay phones.
Service provided by PCIM. To participate in this service, please fill
in your phone number on the website. Once you have filled in your phone
number, you should call the premium number to get your PIN code. You
should fill in the PIN code on this page to activate the service. Listen
to the questions and fill in the correct answer with the 1 or 2 digits
on your phone. The player collects 100 points by answering the questions
correctly. The player with the most points scored in a single call
session wins the prize. Maximum call time is 30 minutes. Within that
time , you need to answer as many questions as possible correctly. You
can stop the service at any time by disconnecting the (phone)
connection. After the promotional period ends, the participant with the
most points scored in a single call session will receive the prize. In
the case of participants having an even number of points, a final
question will be presented. The customer with the highest accuracy
answer wins. The winner will be announced at www. quiz-winners.com at the end of the promotion period (30 September 2016 at 23.59). "
Your chance to enter the competition could cost $28 (30 minutes), plus your own call costs.
And even though photos of previous winners are shown, there is only a single winner for the period (presumably one month).
And they get your phone number.
It even looks legal, given the fine print. But is it?
At the very least it should be misrepresentation?