Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fake Freebie Alert

When I realized that the folding plastic cup offer had resurfaced, and I still had not gotten mine, I decided to do a little more digging. Over the last 7 months I have emailed the company repeatedly, to no avail. The cup has never arrived...and it got me to thinking...how many fake offers are floating around right now? Here is the most up-to-date list, each offer has been looked into personally by me.
If you have any other fake freebies, please leave a comment! 

New Fake Freebie Alert! 

This offer for a folding plastic cup has been around for over a year...I personally have attempted to get this freebie, and have NEVER received anything in the mail. Any emails I send are bounced back undeliverable...I attempted several times,starting 7 months ago! 

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES!

This is the link:
http://variouspackaging.com/sample.php






Airwick Car Freshener  


This one appears to be a legitimate business, but for whatever reason they do not honor their freebie offer. 
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES!
This is the link:
http://tampagpcarwash.com/free_airwick_car_freshener.html






Free French Soap

There are two links for this one. This has been around for a long time and I have never heard of anyone actually receiving the soaps. The phone number is out of service, and you can press submit without actually giving any info. After doing a little reading, you can easily find through Google that this is a clone of a real business.

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES!
Here are the links:
https://www.facebook.com/flicspa/app_19032254433319
http://www.flicspasalon.com/free-handmade-soap.html


Vinyl Handle Bag
It would seem Various Packaging Company has done this before...this is the same company as the folding up,above.
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES!







Free Bobble Head Doll
There are THREE Google ads and not much else on the site. The main page says they just launched (in 2006? and haven't done anything since except collect names?)  The only thing the main page does is direct you to get a free bobble head (which, of course, you won't get!)
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES!
This is the link:
http://bobbleheadies.com/freebobble.html






Free Notebook from Solar Energy Pittsburgh
This is a Spam offer that's been around a long time. Nothing ever comes.

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES!
This is the link:
http://www.solarenergypittsburgh.com/about.html



Free Caldarella's Kitchen Scissors

This offer has been verified by GimmieFreebies as a fake. The company that the offer was cloned from is trying to contact Facebook to have it removed.

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES!






Free Nail care Kit from KM Beauty Pro, aka KM Nail Manufacture
The address is for Ma's Intercontinental Nail, a legit business that doesn't appear to have a Facebook page.  AND there's a Spam Popup after you submit! 

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/KmNailManufacture/app_190322544333196

Free Sample Dog biscuits & Cupcakes from Pink Dog Bakery
They’re collecting people’s info to sell to spammers AND they hope you’ll fill out the Quality Health offer that pops up after you submit their form. If you do, they earn money (and you still won’t get a freebie!)
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://www.pinkdogbakery.co.uk/promo/CupTrial.php

Free Aloe Vera Sample on Facebook
There is a popup when you submit the form, and you can submit a blank form. Scam! 
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aloe-King/318455574894237?sk=app_190322544333196


Free Sample Scented Tarts

You can submit a blank form and nothing ever arrives. Scam!
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://scentsbyrose.com/

Free Head Massager
The address appears to be in the middle of a lake...nothing arrives.
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://www.facebook.com/VirginiaBeachMassageTherapy?sk=app_190322544333196

Free Skincare Samples

This has been around for at least 5 years, and nobody has ever received a sample from them.
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:


Free Rolex Keychain
Another case of someone creating a fake Facebook page for a legit business to steal your information!!
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/swisswatchservice/app_208195102528120

Two offers from Chicago Fabric
This seems to be a legitimate business that is often hacked, or they post lot of fakes purposely. Either way, it's not a legit offer and none of their freebies ever come. The first is for free oven mitts, the second is for a free linen towel. 
BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
Here are the links:
https://www.facebook.com/chicagofabric?sk=app_190322544333196
https://www.facebook.com/chicagofabric

Free Marietta Drain Cleaner
The 32 oz. sample they promise never arrives, and all of their information is false. This is not a legitimate company and the offer is fake.


BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://www.mariettadrain.com/tryitfree/

Free Dust Pan/Mini brush
Site is a clone of this legit business: http://www.royalbluecleaning.com/
(meaning they stole the site layout and content to make this appear to be a real business)


BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://smartwhitecleaning.com/free_mini_dust_pan_brush_set.html

Free Sample of Badabing Sauce
No freebies are ever sent; no one has received a sample from them and  There's no contact info, and there's nowhere to actually buy the product.

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://www.badabingsauce.com/index.html

Free Spot Remover
This is a shady offer...if you call them and ask why your sample never arrived, they will inform you that the offer is for local customers ONLY, despite the fact that their offer doesn't say this anywhere. Also, Their "How to" section of their site is copied word-for-word from the Lowes Home Improvement webpage! 

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://registermyfloor.co...home/freespotremover.html


Free Frebreze Air Freshener

A quick call to the Busy Bee Car Wash confirms this is NOT their offer; they don't have a Facebook page. They're working with Facebook to have it removed. Help them out by reporting this scam page!


BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://www.facebook.com/busybeecarwash


Free Herbal Candle or Deck of Cards
This fake freebie has a "quality health" pop up after submit - a telltale sign of a fake. It's been around for a long time, and nothing ever comes.

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
Here are the links:
http://beautyherbalspa.com/GiftIdeas.html
http://beautyherbalspa.com/GiftIdeasWinter.html


Free Jump Rope,Fitness Gloves or Water Bottle
This site is a clone of a legitimate business, who is not offering freebies. SCAM!

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
Here are the links:

http://shorefitnessclub.com/jumpropeRequest.php
http://www.shorefitnessclub.com/glovesRequest.php
http://www.shorefitnessclub.com/bottleRequest.php

Free Pizza Cutter
This site is another clone of a legitimate business, who is not offering freebies. SCAMMERS!

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
This is the link:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prestos-Pizza/294816017273462?sk=app_190322544333196


Free Trash Bag or Tape
This site has been offering freebies since 2006, and they never come.  Not sure if it's a legit business or not but they aren't giving away freebies. According to Google Maps, there's a business at this address called "Poly Bags".

BEWARE FAKE FREEBIES! 
Here are the links:
http://www.saket.com/indexphp?main_page=ask_a_question&products_id=1478
http://www.saket.com/indexphp?main_page=ask_a_question&products_id=1478


Any Offers with the URL
*http://kcweb.com

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