Free PC scam

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lee, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Did anyone receive an e-mail like this after applying for a Free PC?

    On 05/04/2004 19:45:01, Metronomy ( wrote:
    > Monday, 05 April 2004
    > Dear Mr ******************************,
    > Your Free PC pre-registration, customer number: ****
    > We regret to inform you that we are unable to fulfill your application at
    > this time.
    > As you may know, Metronomy#***;s launch generated considerable media
    > interest, and we received an excellent response from households wishing to
    > take part in the scheme. However, we have also received information to
    > suggest that a minority of applicants do not intend to operate within our
    > standard terms and conditions, resulting in the potential theft of the
    > computer.
    > Whilst we have invested considerable resources into developing highly
    > secure business processes and technology, the high cost of each PC means
    > that we must control our exposure at this stage.
    > As such, we have reluctantly decided to release only a limited number of
    > PC#****;s in the first instance, in order to fully test our security
    > procedures and technical infrastructure before a wider roll-out in the
    > Autumn. Unfortunately, we will be unable to progress your application
    > until then.
    > Should you wish us to remove your details from the waiting list, please
    > click here: and return the message, remembering to
    > include your customer ID number.

    I knew this was some scam, I aint happy, ff's.

    Did anyone receive conformation they would be getting a new one?

    I'ts like we have been judged to be thieves or something. I was counting on that PC as I was going to give this one to an unemployed releative.
  2. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

    Miami, Fl
    if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is... ;)
  3. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Muskegon, Michigan
    i was gonna sign uo for somethin like that last night but i was like somethin dont seem right about it...either that if it was a free computer it would prob be like a 16mhz pentium -99 with a 1kb video card and a 5k modem :S
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    The funny thing about it is, they said it generated a lot of media publicity, I read like 30 different monthy pc mags, thousands of websites and I watch and listen to news broadcasts all day, I heard nothing about them in or on tv/mags/websites.

    Poppycock is all they talk. I knew it was to-good-to-be true after xmas when I was told by them I was going to get my free PC this month. I waited and waited for the final mail message and I got ber ber ber bs.
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Where is the company located?
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Metronomy Desktop Marketing Ltd
    18, Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Just wondering if there is some way to report the company.