- Report: #115062
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Complaint Review: Consumer Research Corporation
Consumer Research Corporation3830 Forest Drive, Suite 207 Columbia, South Carolina U.S.A.
Consumer Research Corporation - Product Test Panel False Advertising Bait and Switch Fraudulent Behavoir Privacy Violation Columbia North Carolina
*Author of original report: Please read and take ACTION
*Author of original report: Federal Trade Comission responds
*Author of original report: Help report the CRC to the Federal Trade Commission
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Research Corporation for a FREE Digital Cannon Rebel camera in exchange for a consumer review of the product.
I went to their website and gave them confirming my e-mail and adding my mailing address for the sole purpose of recieveing the free camera offer for a Cannon Rebel.
There is no free offer for the above mentioned camera
without going through several ''tiers'' of product reviews most of wich require you to buy products negating the ''free offer''.
The very next day I started averaging 10 or more spam e-
mails a day which means not only did they fail to fulfill their offer but they obtained my private information under false pretenses and sold it without my consent.
This is 100% false advertising that is inexusable.
My BBB complaint did generate a response from a Mr John Frick (General Council - Lawyer) for the Company. He offered me a $20 gist certificate for Best Buy to drop the complaint and I said no I want the camera and my name off the list.
The BBB could do nothing except to say that CRC fulfilled its BBB obligation to mediate the matter.
If you would like to flood Mr John Frick with your own complaints or sign him up for his own medicine his address is posted above and again here firstname.lastname@example.org
I have also filed a complaint with the Federal Communication Commission and encourage ALL of you to do the same!
These people will not stop until they are forced to live up to their offers and give the stuff awy that they promised to.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/28/2004 12:30 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Consumer-Research-Corporation/Columbia-South-Carolina-29204/Consumer-Research-Corporation-Product-Test-Panel-False-Advertising-Bait-and-Switch-Fraud-115062. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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