Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Crooked Junk Mail Impersonating Southwest Airlines

This is a piece of junk mail is being circulated that attempts to impersonates Southwest airlines by showing a plane and using the word Southwest capitalized.

It has no address identifying where it came from.  There is also nothing identifying the company that sent it.  Just a toll free number to call to allegedly get a 3 day 2 night stay at Hilton or similar hotels.  Not sure how they define similar.  My guess is what you get will not be that similar if you get anything at all for free.

Similar scam was reported here http://talestoldfromtheroad.com/2011/11/02/consumer-alert-southwest-escape-offer-grounded/

As the person in the above link requested, please leave a comment here to let me know if you have more information about this offer and/or company.  I would be curious if you got what was advertised and if not what you got instead.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Companies That Leave Me Feeling Like a One Sided Awkward Breakup

Often I get emails from a copy that I tried their online service and felt it didn't work for me.  The emails generally have subject lines similar to "We miss you at..."

I feel like I need to reply to their email with "It's not you it's me."

If I find and click an unsubscribe link will they come stand outside my house hoping I come out and talk to them about getting back together?

Companies, please, you make yourselves look desperate with this site of behavior.  It doesn't make me want to come back. It makes me wonder why you are clinging to me and what is wing with your product that you are being for customers.