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Car dealership offered a $1000 gift certificate when you test drive one of their vehicles. This is a gift certificate scam. You pay for every item you choose...Many of the charges are more than the item is worth...

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    Chimera Feb 28, 2009

    I just got a $250 gift certificate for selectyourgifts.com. It seemed too good to be true, and was especially fishy when it stated "please do not go to a search engine to visit our site".

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    bunnie Apr 03, 2009

    I just got the same certificate in the mail today. Naturally I went straight to the search engine (google) and lo and behold, nothing but [redacted]s, scams and complaints! HA I am going to complain to the car dealership that was promoting this too. It doesn't say much for McCotter Ford, Cheney Highway (highway 50) Titusville FL!! The mailer stated that there were Walmart, HomeDepot and Staples certificates but when you go to claim it there is only the Nascar Online left. Who knew!!
    I think people who recieve these should complain to the companies that promote them. I think it's bad business all the way around.

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  • Jo
    JoAnn Apr 14, 2009

    I agree. I received the "Select Your Gifts" $1000.00 Gift Certificate from the GMC Dealership in Kilgore, TX. I went to the site and the prices for shipping are the prices that the product is worth. Plus you have to pay the shipping fee for every item. I mentioned this to the guy at the dealership and he was under the impression that you only have to pay one shipping fee, not one fee per item. I think the only way to stop this is to complain to the companies that promote this rip off, and let them know that it is bad business.

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    Mary Vick May 20, 2009

    This type of winner's scam reveals how untrustworthy advertising can be...and it really puts a damper on the reputation of the car dealership using this kind of "bait and switch scheme" to lure customers! I am very concerned and worried about the mechanics that this dealership would hire to maintain customer vehicles. If a dealership participates in false advertising, how can we trust their mechanics to properly maintain our vehicles?

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  • Rc
    rcometv Aug 07, 2009

    I checked it out and you are correct, you have to pay the shipping and hanlding fee as well as a one time "processing fee", it is all a scam to get you to thin that you won or received something for nothing, which we all know never happens. I hope everyone checks this out and reads this before failing into this scam. As soon as my neighbor told me about this and that he won a $1250.00 onlne shopping spree I knew there was a catch and when I looked it up it was just as I thought. Why would anyone want to pay the large fee to pay for the shipping when it is as much as the item itself. Then when you get the items if they don't work or are not what you thought you have to pay to ship it back, ridiculous. What will they think of next. "Winners" beware.

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  • Lw
    l willis Aug 26, 2009

    i was on to them when they called. i told them i wanted to see the website first, they told me that was not possible (a lie) she kept acting like she didn't understand and that i was stupid for not wanting a $1000 shopping spree when she realized i wasn't going to purchase without proof that it was as wonderful as she was telling me it was she got pissed said bye and just hung up. she was trying to rip me off by selling me magazines i told her i did not want by using a misleading promotional gimmick and she is the one who got angry. sales tactics like this should be considered fraud . i am seeing a lot more of this type of sleazy solicitation i am sure they take advantage of a lot of honest hard working people. did you notice when you typed that web site in the search engine the first page was their information they hoped you would not look further.

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  • Da
    Dawn D. Aug 30, 2009
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    I still have my certificate. What should I do with it? Dawn

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    upset with these scams Sep 16, 2009

    i was stupid enough to agree to these magazines however when i calculated how much i would be spending on these magazines i appologized to the rep and told her i'd like to just cancel that order. she said that was not possible because i had already agreed to pay. she said i could cancel for half the subsciption costs. when i questioned this because i had not sent a payment and they had not sent any magazines she just became angry. when i went online to find the so called $1000 shopping spree...CRAP! all crap! stuff you could buy at a dollar general store for much cheaper. plus you're supposed to pay shipping and handling charges...which is just enough to cover the price of each piece of junk!! the better business bureau should know about all of these scams!!

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  • Ja
    Jackie Lamer Oct 12, 2009

    So, what do you do? Did you still get the certificate of the gift card?

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    Jackie Lamer Oct 12, 2009

    I agreed. I talked to a rep whose name is Jessica. She is just a bad rep. Here is my condition. I did the same thing. I saw a form said i was selected for the $1000.00 gift card from Walmart. I first filled out the form, it's said from Walmart. I think they are using Walmart to get people attraction. I think Walmart should do something if they don't want to lose their reputation. The next day, a lady called and congratulated me. She did not fully explained to me, about the price of the megazine from ESPN, Sports, and five other megazines, I will have to pay. I was impressed but had no doubt, and agreed to her. But latera minute talking with her, just the minutes after that, I requestioned her and calculated the price for 16 times $58.48, , , it's up to $900, and plus fee for the shipping, too for my order. It would exceed more than a thousand, so I told her to cancel at the time we were talking, and she said I couldn't. She tried to talk faster, saying I have only 2 minutes left to talk with her, and was pushing me over and over. She became angry, and complained to me how I wasted her time, and I apologized to her, but she got mad more and more. She said wait for your certificate giftcard. I really had a bad day and couldn't even go to my class. I strongly suggest that no consumers should ever work with this bad company, the worst one I have ever faced in life.

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  • Wa
    Walter cunningham Nov 30, 2009

    I just talked to a rep who has my card no. But after reading the problems about the thousand dollar spending spree I think I'll decline, glad to have seen what I expected all along... (complaints).

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    Walter cunningham Nov 30, 2009

    I won supposedly 1000.00 shopping spree.but I don'tand will not be a part anything that's not a hundred percent. So I'm out

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  • Wa
    Walter cunningham Nov 30, 2009

    Do you know how hard it is live today and you think you can just waltz up and take money that me and my family needs...you're blessed that you haven't been dealt with the old American way... So called selectyour gifts.com

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  • Wa
    Walter cunningham Nov 30, 2009

    This horse want pull the wagon... Think of something else..

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  • Pi
    Pissed off country boy Dec 04, 2009

    I thought I had won something for a change. This is the bigest crock of bull ### Ive ever seen. It all looks so innocent. These people will get what is comming to them!!!

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  • Rj
    rjmania82 Dec 04, 2009

    I just got the call today and said that i won $1000 gifts from walmart. but i was stupid enough to fall for it and called them and gave them all my card info and few phone numbers. it took me 5 minutes to get done talking to them. after i hung up, i search on google about 'selectyourgifts'. O my freaking god, I saw a freaking word that says "Scam, and forum for Complaints" about this business. now i wish would've search b4 i started talking to them. Is there a way to cancel it, or is it too late. I feel like sueing this people if they cant cancel it.

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  • Pi
    PISSED OFF ITALIAN Dec 14, 2009

    I agree with everyone!!! I got a phone call a couple days ago and then twice this morning. i spoke to 2 different ppl and they told me that they would send me $1000.00 gift card to selectyourgifts.com and all i have to do is pay 2.85 a week or 12.60 a month for 5 different kinds of magazines. Once the 1st persone asked for my card information i told her to call back so i can do some research on this. Because someone had gotten a hold of my mother-in-laws card and charged over $5000.00 and her bank(m&t) didnt do ### and said thats theres nothing they can do, so i didnt want to end up like that . So i called mastercard and they said that they never heard of this promotion. So i called back and spoke to a different women she pretty much said the same ### i heard earlier and all...So I asked her if i would have to give out my card number ...she said no then put her supervisor on the phone to finished it all up and she started asking all my information again starting with my card number...I asked her why i have to give that out she said to make sure that i am a mastercard holder and to make sure that i am who i say i am(yeah like im the scammer) so like a [censored]!!! and i did somemore research and found this website and saw all these complaints...so thank god i work at my bank i am cancled my card so they will not have any access to my account ...EVERYONE BEWARE!!!IT IS A SCAM AND THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY!!!

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  • Ap
    applejack Dec 17, 2009

    I just left Archer KIA, Houston, TX and recieved the select your gifts certificate, when i was really hoping for the $75 walmart card but I KNEW IT WAS A SCAM, before I even went online the only reason I went to car lot because it was 2 minutes from where I reside but out of curiosity i went online just to see what they have, the junk there trying to pass off you can find in our local 99 cent stores, and whats so ironic I was planning to buy a car from my wife from this particular car lot, when I recieve my tax return, you know the saying do not trust used car salesmen, well this scam this particular car lot is trying to pull off, do not pat fair with me, and I most definitly will not be buying a car from this lot, buyer beware, ARCHER KIA SOUTHWEST FREEWAY HOUSTON, TEXAS, IS RUNNING SCAM TO GET YOU IN THE DOOR, SO IF THIS IS HOW THEY DO BUSINESS, THAN THEY ARE MORE THAN LESS A LEMONADE STAND JUST WAITING TO SELL SOMEONE A LEMON, so do not believe the hype, Im out

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  • Ha
    HARLEY1214 Jan 06, 2010

    I GOT A 1100.00 SELECT YOUR GIFE CARD AND IT"S A RIPE OFF . WHEN YOU GO IN TO THE DEALER SHIPS THEY LIE TO YOU ABOUT THE CARDS TO GET YOU TO BUY A VEHICAL . I THINK THEY NEED TO GIVE YOU THE MONEY FOR THE AMOUNT OF THE CARD YOU GOT

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  • Li
    Lilygal55 Jan 17, 2010

    Hi,
    I did not win a gift, I won the Capital Trust debit card loaded with $10, 000. That's right, $10, 000. I did NOT get excited though. It was from Capital Trust and Honda of Greeley, CO.
    By instruction on the flyer, I was supposed to go to www.finalistlogin.com. Well, I searched it on my Norton [my security protection] search engine and it let me know that the website had computer threats and cautioned me about going there.
    So, curiously, I typed in selectyourgifts.com and saw a whole bunch of "scam, rip off, dealerships, etc. with awful stories about folks actually going to the dealerships and was led in circles. No real prize here. Talks about shipping costing more than the 'gifts' themselves. Oh, that's right here too!!.
    I NEVER thought that a reputable dealership would be so down & out to do this sort of scamming. I mean, years ago, I'd received a KEY glued to a flyer and you had to go in to see if it would start the car that they were giving away. Remember that?? This is worse. They both stink!!
    So, here I sit, looking at my $10, 000 debit card and wanting to laugh & cry at the same time.
    Geez, I hate these things.
    I love my Norton protection or I may have went there. I hope not too many people get ripped off.
    Thanks for letting me vent too!!

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    virago1prime Jan 18, 2010

    This is exactly why I pay a monthly installment to have attorneys on hand. I am going to research this subject through them, considering that the dealership that I got my $1100 "shopping spree" certificate from claimed that this was a guaranteed prize for a shopping spree, and the flyer that I received through the mail did not state which company the shopping spree was from and implied with the flyer that it would indeed be a shopping spree, not an overpriced dollar store online club. What is worse, I am an assistant manager for Kragen/Oreilly's Auto Parts, and Thurston Auto Mall in Ukaih, California just earned a massive black mark in my book and will not be recommended for ANYTHING from me!!! Not cars, not service, not maintenance, nada. If you can't back your word, why should i back your cars

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  • Br
    brad greene Jan 22, 2010

    well i just got scammed for 35 dollars from select your gifts .com the said that they would just verify who i was with my debit card low and be hold i got charged so i cancelled my card.they are not going to steal from me again

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    ft. wayne wiser Jan 30, 2010

    I just left Bart's cars in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The same thing. I won $1100 shopping spree. I was not impressed with the sales practices. The car salesman would never tell me the price of the vehicles he just kept asking me what monthly payment I was looking for. I was suspect from the begining but I was looking for a car anyway so only my time was lost. Thank goodness. This type of thing should be illegal I feel sorry for all the other people who where in there and I mean the place was packed. It may be a scam but it brings in the people and it works..too good every one be aware of Barts cars. They are a shady operation indeed..

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    shraccola Mar 05, 2010

    Hello,
    I just spoke to a woman named Toshiba (true) and she pitched me the whole shebang, it was incredible! I told her I would call her back with my girlfriends credit card number asap. Suspicions and a hunch to check this out online first confirmed all, this IS a scam. Though very disappointed, I'm just glad to have been informed before they had all my information. Thank you everyone.

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    The Tomlins Mar 09, 2010

    I got a call today tellin me that i just won a 1, 000 dollar shopping spree online but we had to subscribe to 60 months for 7 magazines!!! but only pay a small fee of 34.24 for 24 months!!! Well sounded worth it till i got on here and read how much of a scam it was!! So i called the ppl back and told them that i wanted to cancel for lack of money!! Well they told me since i had agreed to the terms i couldn't cancel!! Well i keep my cool with the lady until a/b 20 mins of her telling me i couldn't cancel and they was going to bill my account even though it would over draw my account!! Then i simple told her that is she took money from my account i would report them for fraud!!! b/c the law states that if anyone takes money from ur accaount after u have revoked ur permisson aka told them not to take money from ur account u can report fraud against them!! Then she told me they had me on recording agreeing to the terms and i told her that she was right but they also now have me on recording canceling my order!!! needless to say she finally agreed with me and cancled the order!!! And if they do proceed to debt my account they will get charges against them!!! I don't play games when it comes to my money!!! Dont they know the econemy is bad!!! LOL

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    vgeorge Mar 12, 2010

    i just received a mailing from a car dealership in Selma, Al offering the same thing. i was trying to find out if i one anything. $10, 000 sounds real good right now. not going to risk it though. thanks

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  • Ph
    pheather Mar 23, 2010

    Like so many of these comments, I received a call congratulating me on winning a $1000 shopping spree at selectyourgifts.com. The first tip off SHOULD have been that they got my info online. The second should have been the fast talking salesmen pushing for a buy and not really answering questions. I still don't know what possessed me to go through with the process, but I did. Right after I got off the phone, I hopped onto google and found this page. Just goes to show that you should listen to that icky feeling in your gut sometimes. I called my bank and asked them what I should do. My banker is closing my account immediately and moving all my funds to a new one. Please, Please! Save yourself some trouble and don't fall for these scams.

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    ashley2010 Apr 03, 2010
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    I just like so many others got the phone call saying I won a $1, 000 shopping spree and the magazines. I tried to call the 800 number they had and bam no one was there to answer my call, so I left a message telling them i wanted to cancel this . Of course this is Saturday and can't get ahlod of my bank but you can believe that come Monday morning I will be shutting down accounts and switching to another. I even asked them if this was a scam and what was catch and both the rep and her so called supervisior swore up and down that it was 100 guarenteed and blah blah blah. I only wish I would have known about this sooner.(As you can tell I'm new to all this credit card use online and so forth but I will NEVER do it again.

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  • I also agree with everyone! I too thought that I really had lucked up when I was told that I had won a five-hundred dollar gift certificate, It was just too good to be true.To my surprise I log on to Select Your Gifts, and in big bold letters appears SCAM!!!WOW the things people will do.I cant believe I gave these people my credit card number and personal info without looking into this first.Oh its real and it is plenty of these people out here that we have to watch out for let this be a lesson learned.And the thing that makes me even more mad is not only did these people take from me but they took away from my three small children and they deserveto be punished.It very hard for people out here and every dollar earned we work way too hard for to be getting riped off!!!

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    Nedster May 08, 2010
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    I just received a $500 "Gift" Card from a Ford Dealership in Spring, TX and I was disappointed that I received the card instead of any of the other winnings. I'll check out the web site and go from there. Thanks for all of the advice.

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    Dawn D. May 08, 2010
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    I completely agree 100% with everyone. I too was scammed last year out of $115 of what was supposed to be free stuff and wasn't. I got mine from dealership too, Palmers' Toyota in Mobile, Alabama. So whoever decides to throw a lawsuit at Select Gifts and their partners for fraud, let me know so I can join in as well.

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    so easy to lost money May 17, 2010
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    We were scumed by timeshare seller REM. They said they will sell our timeshare, if not they will provide the gift certificate (stupid me, where is my brain). We paid for them for there service, of course, nothing happened. Nobody even didn't move a finger to sell timeshare. Then they sent us gift certificate. Paper looks ugly, I though it's kind of strange that it says PLEASE DO NOT GO TO A SEARCH ENGINE. Thanks goodness that somebody in that "scummer company" give advise for evebody DO SEARCH FIRST!
    Thanks to all of you guys, your complaints made us to be smarter... still... it was so stupid to trust... till now its' sitting in my mind... My scummer company "REM" Be aware of them.

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    DebCat May 29, 2010
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    My story is the same. Ads for $10, 000 cash if you have the winning number on the card a local car dealership sent thru the mail. You have to go to the dealership in person to see if you have the winning number. Salesmen literally swarmed on me, I was rushed to a table and the pitch started. . .they wanted the milage on my vehicle, etc. and told me by coming in I could automatically qualify for an additional $2, 200 discount. I thanked him, declined on a new vehicle and asked about the numbers. He very quickly went to an office and came back with what looked like a debit card and said I qualified for the $500 gift card. I asked if I could use it anywhere and he pointed to the card and said "Go to this website, fill out the info and you have $500 shopping online." I left thinking I could shop anywhere online. Wrong!! However, this being a large, local dealership who advertises daily on the radio, I'm going back with the card and let them know I'm calling the Better Bus. Bur. AND I'm going to see the circuit judge to see if this isn't fraud. Then I'm going to the radio station. This is so very WRONG!!

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    Dawn D. May 29, 2010
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    I completely agree with everyone, these stupid so called shopping spree certificates to me are all fraud! Someone needs to put a stop to all of this and now and how dare all of the dealerships that give these certificates away believe that they are real when they are not. I know they are just trying to sell cars, but to tell you that you have won something that is a fraud is wrong on their part.They should always investigate what they are giving away as prizes before they go and try to sell cars and use those kinds of things to get your attention with. That shows bad judgement on their part. Anybody know of a way that we can sue and get our money back?

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    sandra32 Jun 04, 2010
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    I totally agree with everyone who commented here. Select your gift is a gimmick. The items are so cheap til the shipping prices are more that the items. The five dollar processing fee is a gimmick why would you have to pay them for products and turn around and pay them to process it? I think the better bussiness bureau should be contacted!

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    Dawn D. Jun 04, 2010
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    So do I! They are a ripp off! I think we should all get together and sue the hell out of them and get all our money back...plus interest!!! What do you think?

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    SayReba Jun 15, 2010
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    This is awful. When I got the phone call I asked if this was for Walmart. I had started to fill out the survey but stopped because they want your cell phone number and then text you back. I dont have that so I stopped. She said oh maybe that's how we got your info. She then stated the business about the magazines. I thought I read them anyway so no big deal. However she left me with the impression that the card was for Walmart. The package did not come as they stated. It arrived today almost 3 weeks later. No Walmart. The letter states you can cancel within 3 days of receipt of the documents. The letter was dated 2 weeks agao. With it came the United Benefits Advantage thing. I know for a fact I did not order that. That also states you can cancel. I immediately came on lne and started my research. I am nervous because some people say they could not cancel and were being charged humdreds of dollars. I just got off the telphone with my credit card people and she stopped the card. She said I was already charged the 5 whaterver for the UBA and 38 for the magazines. She is sending me the dispute paper work and told me not to worry about any other charges. But hey look at all the money these people are making by keeping whatever monies they get from each of us. This is terrible. I am going to call as soon as they both open and cancel. I will also send back the signed paper work. I am so upset. In my case this was actually a case of fraud. They have me on tape asking if this was a Walmart card so they cant dispute that issue but I never ordered this other junk.We really need to be so careful these days.

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    SayReba Jun 15, 2010
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    I telephoned them this morning. Didn't sleep all night. I told them very nicely that I just received the info and truth is I was expecting a Walmart card and this has nothing to do with Walmart. She put me on hold several times and said I would have to pay the one time of 37... and change. I told her according to my bank they already took it. She insisted they had not. Not going to argue. According to the letter there is no penalty for cancelation with the time. However I remineded her that the tape should have me referring to this being from Walmart and that is Fraud. she then acted as if she was doing me a favor and said, "ok your account has been cancelled." Yes I am making a copy of the letter and sending it back to them signed. Bank closed my account (It was paid off before this) and they are sending me the paper work to get my money back. The other junk was cancelled as well. This could have been absolutely horrific. Guess I should consider myself lucky.

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    Dawn D. Jun 15, 2010
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    How can we all sue "Select Your Gifts" and the dealerships that give them away and get our money back? Anyone have any ideas?

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    SayReba Jun 16, 2010
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    Mine was a scam they used "Walmart". Each time I said Walmart the girl just ignorned me (now that I think back). However since they lead me to believe they were connected to "Walmart" that is a clear case of FRAUD. Today I was thinking of contacting Walmart and question them on this or alert them. Maybe they will start a class action? Otherwise someone injured would have to go to a willing attorney and convince them to do it. I'll keep in touch and let people know what Walmart has to say. We should keep each of us informed as to outcomes so new people are not left wondering what will happen to them or how do they get out of this. Later!

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