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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

billnotben wrote:
That maybe so but why can't someone from plusnet simply say yes it's a hoax.

Or no your prize is in the post.Cheesy

Good to see this question is in "General Chat" so I don't have to be helpful or anything else.

Unfortunately we don't really frequent the General Chat board too much when trying to help with Plusnet related queries.

 


vmbe wrote:

This is not the hoax that was discussed previously, and it really is startling to think that PlusNet cannot be troubled to disown it as a hoax, but a hoax it must be.


From what you've said, it does sound like a hoax/scam. I'm not aware of any promotions to win an iPad/Tablet/Tesco vouchers, however if you have a screenshot we may be able to look in to that further. If not, personally I'd dismiss it as a hoax/scam and not affiliated with Plusnet.

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PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

While online recently, I was prompted to take part in  a PlusNet promotion, in the form of a quiz in which the prizes were an Iphone, or an Android or a £500 Tesco voucher. I "won" a voucher, but, as I have heard nothing whatever since, assume that this was a hoax.  Has anyone else encountered this ?

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

Unless it comes from Plusnet themselves, it's not a Plusnet promotion or competition, that and you're not the first to have come to the forum with the same complaint, best advice is to try and find who the competition company is and speak to them, or if they're unwilling to speak, contact the CMA below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/competition-and-markets-authority

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

Its a Hoax Sad

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

This was discussed before over here: https://community.plus.net/t5/Everything-else/Scam-Fake-PlusNet-Customer-Web-Survey/m-p/1358191#M160...

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

That maybe so but why can't someone from plusnet simply say yes it's a hoax.

 

Or no your prize is in the post.Cheesy

 

Good to see this question is in "General Chat" so I don't have to be helpful or anything else.

 

 

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Don't hold your breath Wink

 

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

Many thanks, BillNotBen and others.  This is not the hoax that was discussed previously, and it really is startling to think that PlusNet cannot be troubled to disown it as a hoax, but a hoax it must be.

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

The thing about these types of things is that the creator of this 'quiz' or 'questionaire' can simply take a look at your IP address and ascertain that you are a Plusnet/TalkTalk/Virgin Media/etc customer from that information and tailor their 'quiz' to have that information presented on their forms so it entices a user to participate and provide personal information.

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

Moderator's note by Mike (Mav)

I have moved this from General Chat to give it more visibility.

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

@Mav, did you intend on splitting the entire post or were you meant to move the whole lot over here?

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

@jaread83

All moved now. Again the whole thread failed to move in one go even though that option was selectedKnuppel

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

I still fail to understand why a simple yes or no statement hasn't materialised.

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Re: PlusNet quiz a hoax ?

It's a hoax
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