3 Issues for a £1

  User-312386 16:36 04 Apr 05

Hi all

I have just been phoned by a "Marketing firm" advising of 3 issues of PCADVISOR(dvd version) for £1.

Now this chap advised that if i give him my bank details they would take £1 out in 2 weeks and then send me the next 3 months issues for that cost. To good to be true?

Is this bonafida?

He would not send me an e-mail to confirm this as i am somewhat hesistant to give out my bank details over the phone without knowing who it's from.

Anyone else had this happen?

  Magik ®© 16:42 04 Apr 05

not yet Tony, think i would keep the credit card in the pocket........ :-)

  genuinefake 16:42 04 Apr 05

this has happened to other forum people. I, myself got it as an email.

  ventanas 16:44 04 Apr 05

I got the email as well, but the links on it didn't work.

  genuinefake 16:45 04 Apr 05

mines worked fine..

  pj123 17:02 04 Apr 05

Didn't this come up some time last year as well?

I seem to remember something about it and although I didn't respond to the thread it was deemed to be "genuine".

  Starfox 17:11 04 Apr 05

Far as I can remember it's a marketing scheme done by the magazine through an agency and it is genuine.

Don't blame you for not giving bank details though.

  Sir Radfordin 17:18 04 Apr 05

This is more than likely a genuine offer, but you need to check what happens after the 3 months. In most cases you have to ring up and cancel the subscription otherwise you end up paying the full wack forever and a day.

  ened 17:38 04 Apr 05

I posted a thread about it recently and the FE investigated it and confirmed it was legit.

  sunny staines 18:28 04 Apr 05

some other mags doing the same offer plus a free computer tool kit, if you hold fire PCA may up the offer with something similar.

only drawback subscribers to the mags loose out.

  User-312386 19:09 04 Apr 05

I would have gone ahead if this chap sent me some sort of e-mail confirmation whom he was from.

If i was PCA i would look into this firm and the way they operate.

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