Scam Involving “Free Software CD” Comes to a Close
A company that was campaigning 'free software CDs' but unlawfully billing customers' credit cards without their authorization has temporarily stopped its marketing practices due to a directive from a Magistrate in the United States.
The company offered three more free software CDs to those who signed up for the original CD. They would also not have to pay the additional shipping or handling charges. The consumers felt encouraged and supplied their names, addresses and a credit or debit card number over the Internet.
According to the FTC, only after the billing, did most consumers come to know about the hitherto unknown charges. The company Web site does not provide any phone number except for an address. As of February 5, 2007 the Web site, www.thinkall.com remained offline.
The federal judge agreed with FTC in that Think All went against the federal Unordered Merchandise Statute. Under that companies cannot charge customers for stuff they didn't order. Post the halt of the company's marketing; FTC is after it to refund the people who received the alleged bills.
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» SPAMfighter News - 2/9/2007
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