Hey Google Treasure – The Jig is Up!

Hey Google Treasure – The Jig is Up!

July 3, 2009 Internet 0

Just like Professor Fate in The Great Race – the Jig is Up!

This video is from an Utah TV News station reporting on the recent FTC clampdown on Google Treasure Chest.  Apart from the collapse of the call centre which gave refunds to unhappy people (200 employees is stated, which gives an idea of the scale of the operation), a very interesting thing is to read the comments on the article lower down…

Many are from the call centre operatives who are peeved at losing their jobs.  In fact, they can’t see anything beyond the fact that they’ve lost their jobs.  One, “Laura“, a “single mom with two kids”, says it’s terrible she’s lost her job and she thought everything was leagul (sic). This stands as stark contrast to other former employees who readily admit they knew what was going on and are still laughing at the people who got suckered.
There’s also the tale of “Brandi“, another “single mom of 3 children” without a job who’s had shedloads of cash whipped from her. Bizarrely, Brandi lives in Utah.

Perhaps Brandi andLaura should meet and discuss the pros and cons of greed?

What I see here in those comments is the Nazi camp guard syndrome of people just following orders.  Everyone is blaming everyone else without accepting any personal responsibility and having very low personal morals towards the well-being of their fellow humanity.  This is both the scammers, the scammers’ employees and the scammed.  Those Utahians criticising the FTC should try and remember that the FTC are just applying the law, decided and voted upon by “THE PEOPLE”.  (i.e. “that government of the people, by the people,  for the people, shall not perish from the earth”).

Utah really is a shite place.  A bit like Consett.

My Comment

This is the bit I added to the Utah stuff on Fox13Now:

Pros and Cons – but mainly cons! I first reported on these scammers back in early April – see https://strangelyperfect.tv/3099/google-treasu…
Since then, the scammers have rapidly been modifying their T&Cs, which I’ve dutifully been reporting in later pieces. So @thisisBS is showing a new version of the redtommorrow page – and he knows it, as @Chuck Turner has pointed out!
AS for the call centre lay-offs. Is this true? Will people be able to get refunds? I think people’s best bet is to be lodged into a class action against the scum and to register their names with the FTC to get a share of the $300m that is being claimed back as their “ill-gotten gains” as it says in the charge sheets.

A bigger problem has now been unleashed on the world of course. The google scammers have extensive contacts and shell companies set up in County Durham, UK as well as Gibralter, Phillipines and Cyprus. Although it looks like the heart of the initial explosion of scam filth has been quenched, the shockwave of secondary businesses continues unabated. For evidence of this, just check the junk spam emails in your inboxes….
I get a daily deluge that points back to scam sites with far worse T&Cs than the current redtommorow one in the link above. In fact, they are exactly the same as the Google Treasure Bollox from 3 months ago!

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Hey Professor!  The Jig is Up!

The pie fight from The Great Race, the film with everything.

 

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