Miscellaneous SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

Lies, Fakery, Greed and Tomfoolery

A collection of mailed SCAMs

Quotations from a (6 Red Flag rated) SCAM letter sent by: “Sweepstakes Clearinghouse”

Please remember, the images below are from the SCAM letter of “Sweepstakes Clearinghouse” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

a division of Allied Marketing Group, Inc.
Image of Sweepstakes Clearinghouse logo Image of letter header Image of bicycle set

A $599.95 Street and All-Terrain bicycle set for only $189.95!

What brand of bicycles is this? The term “Ultralite” is used in lots of products. Despite the tiny ® symbol at the end of the word, I could not find any bicycle brand by that name. It’s simply a generic term to describe a light weight version of almost anything. You’ll see the term used in many of the products offered by Sweepstakes Clearinghouse (aka: Allied Marketing Group).

And where did that price come from? Again, you'll note that all the items show a “National Reference Price.” How is this price determined? By the Sweepstakes Clearinghouse, of course! It’s purely up to this company to decide what to show as a price. And since they are actually a “marketing” company the higher the “National Reference” price, the more money they make. Getting a big discount on a tremendously marked up product can be just like throwing money down the drain! Here's are two links to the Dallas, TX BBB to see what they think of this “National Reference Price” scheme.

Click on one of the small images below to see a larger version and any information I was able to find on it.

Image of luggage set Image of laptop Image of all-in-one computer Image of printer_and_camera Image of gold watches Image of 42inch TV Image of security system Image of 5-in-1 cordless tool Image of 1,501 tool set Image of 3300 Watt generator
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