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Brandarama / Deceptive business practices!

1 United States Review updated:

A copy of email to Brandarama:

R. Bruce Barritt, General Manager,

Dear Sir, today I saw an ad on Google saying I would receive 24 bottles of Citrus Water. I was very excited to try because the football player in the Super Bowl had said it was great.

We I clicked on the link from Brandarama it became apparent that it was impossible to find the end of the
survey unless I bought another product from them and then maybe the pages would have never ended.
I tried to email Brandarama on the bottom of the page but of course the links were dead. I would love to try your product and I hope you honor Brandarama teaser ad. I hope in the future that your company would consider using a company that would not use these kinds of tactics.

Regards

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  • Ju
      22nd of Jan, 2008
    -1 Votes

    It is not impossible. I have done them several times. That survey that you got lost in was an optional survey. to get the free water bottles you have to go to the bottom of the page and clcik 'member status' and complete the requirements described when you sign in. it is not a scam. I have no affiliation to that company other then the fact that I have gotten much "free" stuff from them

  • Re
      23rd of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    I Finished the surveys, have not received one free thing from Brandarama, but i did receive a fee added to my phone bill for a personal voicemail that i had never even heard of. I never filled out a survey for personal voicemail but it was Brandarama that added it to my mother-in-laws phone bill in my name. So can somebody tell me who to get in contact with to get my name and information off Brandarama.???? All their links are dead!!!! WOW what a coincidence!!!

  • Li
      4th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    Brandarama is a total scam! You will probably never get anything for free - however, your inbox will constantly full with spam. Think "AOL pre-spam filter" full. And to get anything "free" you have to spend a small fortune. Definitely not worth the effort. Avoid! Avoid! Will Robinson, Avoid!

  • Ma
      4th of Mar, 2008
    0 Votes

    I changed my mind about signing up with Brandarama before completing their "sign up," and STILL got tons of junk mail. I believe they also "sold" my info to someone who sent adds about male enhancement devices- sent to me and others at the same time so I could see their e-mail addresses and vice versa. I never got junk mail before signing up with them and defintiely regret ever being enticed by a free sample lip gloss offer which I never got of course, as to get the sample size, to buy a lot of stuff it appears. Run from this one!

  • Sc
      5th of Mar, 2008
    0 Votes

    Total scam, they have been rported.It'sjust a matter oft ime before they are shut down.

    Also they are part of a spam group (url.trgt.com popups)

  • Rh
      8th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    I just found out this "company" had charged my phone account for $13.21 for 3 months, for a voicemail account, which I never signed up for. I don't even use voicemail. The phone company credited my account & gave me The phone # 800-433-4518. I called & cancelled the account. Also, the phone company put a 3rd party charge block on my account for free.

  • Bi
      9th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    Recently August 2008. Bandarama had an ad on Craigs List looking for people to work for them supposedly. Sending in your resume and email etc. This is what I got back.
    Hi, thanks for the interest in the Go Go Promos Internet research job.
    It is a fun position, and we already have quite a few people wanting
    to apply.

    You've probably seen our promos (or promos just like them) all over
    the Internet. Sometimes they look like little quizzes, like current
    event type of stuff, other times they promote specific products or
    companies.

    We picked Craigslist to look for people because the people who use
    Craigslist are obviously smarter then the average person in regards to
    using the Internet. At least that is our gut feeling. And since this
    job has a lot to do with surfing the net and research, it just seemed
    to make sense.

    But, the bad thing about Craigslist is the number of computer viruses
    and spam that people send. So, we came up with a simple two step
    process to prove you are a real person, and not some automated robot
    used to collect email addresses or send spyware.

    The first step will help us verify your email address. We can use one
    of our regular promos like this one featuring Red Lobster. Go here:
    http://www.gogopromo-clients.info/red_lobster.html and submit your
    email address and verify your address.

    The second step is to send another email to
    bradleyberman@rocketmail.com and include your resume.

    Sorry for making you jump through hoops, but the truth is, so many
    people never follow directions, and this is an effective way for us to
    weed through the applicants.

    -Brad


    Only a ploy to be bombarded with advertising emails.

    I am a fomrer United States Marshal, and Brad will pay... I intend on seeing him in jail.

  • Mi
      7th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    I've been waiting for 6 months for a gift card from Brandarama. . . after reading these posts, I am less than optimistic that I will ever receive it. I've been sending e-mail monthly asking about it and always receive the same or a similar answer which is that they are working on the lists from Sept. and Oct. 07! What a crock! I'll know to stay away from them from now on.

  • Ny
      26th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    It has offically been one year and a few days that my gift status is on "confiirmed to be shipped, I dont buy the fact that they are still processing gifts from such and such date. Come on what do you have to really confirm and even if there are thousand upon thousands, of requests it can be done within a few months, and thats with one person running this site.

    I truly do believe that it is a scam, Ive reported them to the BBB and soon will be contacting one of the news stations here in NY area to do a report on them, im sure im not the only one.

  • Ja
      6th of Apr, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I completed all the offers and surveys, read all the fine print and checked my steps. I did everything Brandarama needed, and my gift card has been set as "Confirmed: to be shipped" for seven months. They respond to my emails by telling me to wait just a little longer. DO NOT believe anyone claiming to have successfully received anything from Brandarama; it is just one of their employees trying to lure other people into their scam. I also recieved spam voicemails and text messages that I definitely did not sign up for but still got charged $30 dollars a month for; I'm sure I have Brandarama to thank for that. Don't get screwed over like I did.

  • Jo
      19th of Apr, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I was charged 18.73 on my phone bill by brandarama. I contacted them and they tried to make me believe I opened some kind of account with their company. They gave me the last 4 digits of my social security number and my telephone number. I know that had to get that information from somewhere on the web. The problem is I never associated with Brandarama or ever heard of them. They cancelled the account, but would not cancel the $18.73. I have called my cable company and am having my telephone transferred to my cable account. Then I am going to pay the last telephone bill except $18.73. I just can't believe a company can charge your phone bill and the phone company does not check with the customer first.

    J. Caballero

  • La
      16th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    If you have a complaint, contact the CEO. His info is listed at http://freebiescoop.com/brad-powers-of-active-response-group

  • Re
      22nd of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    Brandarama is owned by Active Response Group. They are also fleecing Publishers for their traffic with no intention of paying us. Pleas everyone, file with the New Your Attorney General's office. If enough of us do, they will investigate, fine and force them to pay us and or jail them. Both I hope! I don't want to spam links, so do a good search and you'll find the forms.

  • Da
      5th of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    I mistakenly signed on to receive ads from this company over a year ago. I have emailed them repeatively to stop the emails; I am no longer interested. But...the ads keep coming everyday in my inbox. Why can they not honor my request? What do I have to do to make this company take me off of their so called list?

    Diane

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