I’ve received a postcard which looks too good to be true. It says, “Hurry! Call now to claim your FREE gift from Poundsaver. As a special thank you for ordering with us, we have a special FREE gift reserved in your name at a value over £100.* … This incredible limited offer is only available to our loyal customers.”
Ah, but what about that * indicating a footnote? All the footnote says is “All you pay is postage & packing”. The phone number to call is 0800 479 0073, which looks a genuinely free number without any premium rate malarkey.
I’m not aware of having been a customer of Poundsaver and though the card also says IndigoStarfish, that doesn’t help much either as I can only recall having purchased (not very much) from them once in the last year or so.
So it looks legit and yet also suspicious. Before I decide whether to take a punt on finding some time to call them and trying to avoid being tricked into anything, anyone else had the card and able to report what if anything is the catch?
UPDATE: Judging by other people’s experiences, the free gift is a set of not very good vouchers that have a face value of over £100 but come with enough to conditions to make their practical value pretty minimal. There is some interesting background on IndigoStarFish over on The Guardian’s website.