When I got back home this evening, I found a couple of pieces of junk mail on the mat.
One was from Virgin Media, sending through their usual two-weekly advert for broadband. Seriously, does anyone know how one can get removed from their spammy junk mail? Virgin Media, if you’re reading: IF I DIDN’T WANT YOUR FRIGGIN’ BROADBAND THE FIRST TIME I GOT YOUR JUNK MAIL, I CERTAINLY DON’T WANT IT THE HUNDREDTH. It’s just a waste of paper – all that happens is it goes straight into the recycling. I don’t mind one bit of advertising occasionally – it might be useful. But to get a letter every couple of weeks advertising the same product is just bizarre and unnecessary.
I’ll try and contact them about it, although chances are it will just get lost somewhere in the corporation.
The second piece of junk mail we received was one we’ve received a couple of times before: “This number has drawn one of the gifts donated by local business”. There’s a reference number on there, a telephone number (01242 695001) and a “With Compliments” slip from a company apparently called “Survey UK” (address: Matters Consulting Ltd t/a Survey UK, Victoria House, 1 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8LN). I include this information so that people who are Googling for the information can find it 🙂
Anyway. My scam detector went to about 95% when I read it, but after Googling I’ve found some confirmation. Just check this forum post for more info.
So, just to make that absolutely clear: Survey UK (and ‘Matters Consulting Ltd’) are basically scammers and should be avoided!
There was one thing I found amusing though. The company name – “Survey UK” is plastered in big letters across one slip of paper. However, on the other slip, it says “You will not be asked to do any surveys.” Hmmmmmm.