Has anyone ever signed up for some type of free giveaway or sweepstakes, and actually won anything? Shit, has anyone even heard of someone else actually winning? The way I see it, there must be some type of catch, because who would just give away money for nothing? That’s right – no one. So what are these sites up to? Let’s take a closer look shall we?
First, let’s start off with examining an example site. For now let’s use this site that offers it’s visitor’s a chance to win a ps 4. Notice how it says nothing about what your chances of winning are, they don’t mention how your information will be used… in fact, it doesn’t really say anything at all. Now, I’m not exactly sure whether or not the site is authentic, but at the end of the day it has got to make you wonder. What is the point of it all?
While I am not an expert in the field of scamming gullible people, however I’m inclined to believe that most of them are either getting you to fill out surveys that the website owner gets profit from, as well as probably spamming your email or phone number – or even worse – selling/sharing your information with others so there may be many people spamming you. Nowadays we get enough shit thrown at us on a daily basis, do you really need to add more annoyances to your life?
Moral of the story is, think twice before entering some type of giveaway or sweepstakes. Use your common sense and see if it has the signs of being legit: having all the rules and conditions on the signup page, and stating clearly how your information will be used. Without those it’s almost always going to be some type of scam or some non-regulated promotions.