Is this a scam?


dandy_123
on Sep 07, 2016 @ 06:06 pm

So I checked my mailbox today and found a "Magic Match" scratch and win card in the mail. There are basically 3 "games" to scratch from a various amount of prizes you can win. I'm not sure if any one of you ladies (esp. in ontario) received this in the mail. I got a row of the same picture but I honestly don't know if it's legitimate or not. I tried doing research but I could barley find anything.

Any suggestions as to what I should do? I might potentially just ignore it in the end. But... have any of you guys got this in the mail too?
 

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VikkiB
Scam? on Sep 07, 2016 @ 08:45 pm

These are mass mailed and I've seen many of my neighbors 'win' the top prize. It's not a win but a chance to win. I received one a few years ago and called. They immediately started pressuring me to come to my home to demonstrate their product which I think was carpet cleaning or an expensive vacuum. In Ontario, you can't win a prize without consenting to a ballot. Junk mail! I just throw them out!
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jujusamples
I get those in B.C. as well. on Sep 07, 2016 @ 09:42 pm

I don't think it's a scam, scam, but it's something to lure you into the business (where ever the card came from) i.e. the ones I usually get is from a Car dealership. You would have to go to the dealership to claim or get a CHANCE to win the grand prize. Once, you visit the location, they will make sales speeches and etc.

What I've learned from contesting is; if you never entered it, it's probably not a real win! If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably the the case.
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JenLiz
. on Sep 07, 2016 @ 09:56 pm

I have received them before, in Ontario, and they were always a hook for a sales pitch.
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Winslow
. on Sep 07, 2016 @ 10:01 pm

I never bother with these! Probably all the cards have a row of all matching pics. A lure to pull you in for something.
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HappyEastCoastr
good to know on Sep 07, 2016 @ 10:11 pm

Thanks for the tips! Will forward those to the garbage pile if ever one comes to my mailbox.
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cguevara
MARKETING AND SALES SCAM on Nov 09, 2016 @ 01:01 pm

I TRIED TO REDEEM THE IPLE MINI PAD, BUT THE LADY AT THE PHONE TOLD ME THAT THE REQUISITE TO REDEMM THE PRIZE WAS TO ALLOW A SALES REPRESENTATIVE COME TO MY HOME AND GIVE ME A DEMO PRESENTATION OF THE WATER PURIFICATION THAT THEY ARE MARKETING AND INTRUDUCION TO THE CANADIAN MARKET. IT IS JUST A LURE TO SELL YOU SOMETHING THAT PERHAPS YOU EVEN DON/T NEED OR WANT. I AM FROM EDMONTON, ALBERTA
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MissNinja
Yes it is a scam on Nov 10, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

Anything like that, rip up and throw away. It is all gimmicks and bologna..It is legal though, which is stupid because these things are so misleading to people. These marketing places play with peoples minds because they know everyone enjoys winning things or getting things for free. But it is all a farce.. Just throw that "Junk" Mail in the recycling.

I don't give any of that stuff a second look. I recently lost $200 due to a skin care trial just because I didn't phone them within 2 weeks to day I didn't like the cream, and then they wouldn't charge my card. I didn't remember checking any box, but I guess the trial wouldn't have even been sent to me without clicking that box.. maybe I did.. but I now say NO to any of that stuff. Including phone calls saying you have won a Cruise to Alaska. had those before.. Now my phone number goes nowhere, I dont' use my phone number on my Facebook either. I also have my phone number Unlisted, so it is not available at 411 or in the phone book etc. Oh, and when you enter "chance to win" ballot boxes at grocery stores or in Mall Kiosks etc, that is how those marketing scam people get your address and phone number too.
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Scam princess
Thanks on Nov 12, 2016 @ 10:42 am

thk you that's kinda disappointing but I'll live I got three gems
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madyuv
Magic Match scratch and win on Nov 21, 2016 @ 12:50 pm

I got three gems too, they want to come and do a presentation of their water purification products. I am giving it a shot will let you guys know, when its over.
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laurelkubecki
Scam on Nov 21, 2016 @ 07:53 pm

This is just a scam to make you call company, it is a really weird way of advertising. Throw it out.
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