On Demand Research / privacy violation, scam offers
email offer "from" TGI Fridays - complete survey, get $25 gift card
turned into 50 pages (and more) of offers, I REFUSED ALL offers, answered "NO" every time, and finally got stuck on one page with about 10 companies listed which I answered "no" on every offer but would not go to next page. Huge labyrinth of garbage offers, and they got my birthdate (I lied!) and my cell phone - supposedly needed for Fedex to deliver the gift card. I gave them a wireless number but not a cell, because Fedex does NOT require CELL phone numbers to make a delivery, they just need a number.
Right away my inbox full of "thanks for subscribing" or "confirm your subscription" from J.C. Penny, overstock.com, jambajuice, MasterCard Priceless, Inbox Dollars, arcamax publishing and too many more to mention. I told MicroSoft they were all SPAM. But considering I said NO to everything, they sure shared my email address with a lot of companies. Now I won't do business with any of those companies. I call TGI Fridays and they said they knew nothing about the promotion, that it had nothing to do with them. So somebody is lying, committing fraud. Either I will get a card in the mail for TGI Fridays that I can spend at their restaurant, or I will NEVER GET WHAT I WAS PROMISED. That is fraud, that is a CRIME.
I tried to find On Demand Research, listed as the company conducting the survey (nobody does their own market research, every company outsources.) It's list at 105 East 34th Street, #144, New York, New York, 10016 Good luck finding them, they are apparently vapor. Repeated searches found NO COMPANY at that address except all the listings of On Demand Research. No phone number. It was listed on Bloomberg/Newsweek and some other investment sites as a "company information" blurb, but Securities & Exchange Commission never heard of them.
If there someone receiving mail at that address, why are they not arrested for mail fraud, at the very least???