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 security system

A $499.95 “Wireless Home Security System” for only $89.95!

Sorry, this is another of the "who-is-this-company-anyway" products. I could not find any link to this company. The only thing worse than a company with a bad reputation is a company with no contact info at all! Even if this system works, how do you order more components? Even worse, how would you contact them about a problem or service/repair?

Note that this “system” has only one window (or possibly a door) and one infrared motion sensor. Does your house have more than one window or door? Assuming it has at least a door, you might immediately need to buy a sensor for the window you almost surely have! Of course, the lack of even enough sensors for any house may be why this product is offered for so little money; it’s only marginally usable!

Also remember that your security hardware is only part of a security package. Without monitoring, you’ll have to do all the ‘protective’ police or firefighting work yourself! How long will it take you to get back to your house and secure it? By the way, don’t be confused about exactly what is “wireless.” Does this system still need a wired, landline phone connection? Once again, get the facts. Learn what a security system really does. Compare, compare, compare! If all you have to go on is the “information” provided by this small piece of paper from a marketing company, I can just about guarantee you will be wasting your money!

Select 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 bike 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 5-in-1 cordless tool Image of 1,501 tool set Image of 3300 Watt generator
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