We received a postcard stating "We're going nuts trying to reach you". Curious as I was, I called the 800 number and found out my husband had been entered into an "All Cash Giveaway" Sweepstakes with the drawing to be held March 31st, 2002. I asked how he was entered into something like this and they stated it was our credit card company that had submitted his name into the drawing because of his "preferred status" with them.
The lady said they sent out the postcard so that we could be notified that we had been entered. At first I thought they might be legit and didn't give it any more thought. After speaking with my husband he had more questions and so I did some more research.
I called back a second time and spoke to "Marla", she gave me a website address of www.cmsmags.com, which is a web site but not a very professional one. After talking w/ Marla, the bottom line is they do want you to give them your credit card info and subscribe to their magazines, which it looks like you won't receive them anyways.
Marla said they have these so called drawings 4 times a year. Three of which are for $5,000 and one for $50,000. Marla read me her script and tried to give me a Diamond Watch and two free magazine subscriptions, if I "helped" them out by paying for a Sports Illustrated and another magazine ( I can't remember the name of ) to receive a total of 4. I told her "uh NO, I'm not going to do that."
They have a very good way of manipulating you into saying "yes". I ended up calling back a third time to make sure they removed my husband's name and address from their mailing and calling list. However we are still weary that they may have some information and use it with out our permission and we don't know for sure they removed us from their mailing list.
Please be careful out there and ask questions about any and every thing before you get into something you will regret later. Thanks for the heads up on this company, it really verified what we had been thinking all along.
I also wanted to let people know that the W C P stands for "Winners Choice Publications". Just so you know that this company operates under another name as well, so be on the lookout for either one. Thanks.