Vaper XS Free Sample Scam

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  1. pearlheartgtr

    pearlheartgtr Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just got an email from an e-cig company calling themselves, Vaper XS. They're hawking "free samples" of e-cigs for $4.95 (shipping and handling). Out of curiosity, I clicked on the link. There it was, with glowing reviews from satisfied customers. I wanted to know what the catch was so I clicked on the Terms and Conditions page. That was the catch. If you don't cancel before the two week trial was up, you were enrolled in auto-delivery for $99.95 per month. What costs $99.95 per month in the e-cig world? And if you cancel before the two weeks, you were charged $49.95 for your "free sample".

    Vaper XS | The #1 Tasting e-cigarette
     
  2. EvilZoe

    EvilZoe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah, apparently a few people have received offers like that. I hate scammers!
     
  3. InTheClouds

    InTheClouds Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks for the warning, sadly it is the people who are new, or just want to try an e-cig that will get scammed.... more bad publicity for the E-cig community.
     
  4. wheezal

    wheezal Insane Halon ECF Veteran

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    it's like Columbia House CD of the month club all over again!


    OW! my childhood!
     
  5. yaypudding

    yaypudding Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I did that like 6 times when I was younger, parents would call up and tell them I was too young to be held accountable. Yet they would still send the offers. It was awesome.
     
  6. wheezal

    wheezal Insane Halon ECF Veteran

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    my parents eventually told Sports Illustrated i was dead and to quit calling/mailing to offer renewals....


    to this day i cannot order SI if i wanted too.
     
  7. Myrany

    Myrany Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    CD of the month? Try Album of the month here. ;)
     
  8. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks for the heads up.... it's dirtbags like that that give vaping, and people in general, a bad rap.
     
  9. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Checked my spam in my email account..... sure enough... that very ad was there.
     
  10. FilthyPazuzu

    FilthyPazuzu Full Member

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    My Dad just sent me this.

    <shakes head>

    He's a savvy guy, too, and should damn well know better.

    The privacy policy for the offer also says you're allowing them to give your information far & wide and enroll you in survey programs, etc.

    The website is full of red flags. All of the links at the top of "Health Reports" (Fitness, Family & Pregnancy, etc) take you to the same "free trial" promotion page.

    The root domain
    "health" "news" "advice" .com (I do not want the real site name to get spidered here)
    is a broken page about a health "supplement" with a video that's been removed by YouTube because YouTube terminated the account.

    STAY AWAY.
     
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