Old  June 9th, 2017, 4:47pm     #1
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Cheaters and Spammers Shut This Down!
Thank you for your participation in our recent contest. We had overwhelming participation but unfortunately the contest was spammed with fake emails and fake leads so we had to shut it down within the first 24 hours. Because of the spamming, the leads and points system were calculated incorrectly. We still want to reward you for your participation by offering you 50% off our new Morgan style. We will be having another contest with a new system.
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  Old  June 9th, 2017, 4:49pm     #2
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who was that? How about posting who it is?
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  Old  June 9th, 2017, 5:02pm     #3
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I'd imagine it's happening a lot but not being dealt with... I don't think it's just a lot more people entering legally that's creating such a win slump for so many of us.

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  Old  June 9th, 2017, 7:30pm     #4
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Hmmmmmm , Always LEERY about contests like this . So they got lot's of emails , or as they call em ,,,," LEADS " and then they shut down the contest ? Wonder if they are still going to try and contact those " LEADS "

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  Old  June 9th, 2017, 10:20pm     #5
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Was it a blog?
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  Old  June 9th, 2017, 11:31pm     #6
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  Old  June 10th, 2017, 9:18am     #7
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Sorry guys I just now got back to this thread.

GET 50% OFF YOUR ORDER

Thank you for your participation in our recent contest. We had overwhelming participation but unfortunately the contest was spammed with fake emails and fake leads so we had to shut it down within the first 24 hours. Because of the spamming, the leads and points system were calculated incorrectly. We still want to reward you for your participation by offering you 50% off our new Morgan style. We will be having another contest with a new system.

In order to receive your 50% off discount, please do the following:

1. Visit www.FlatOutofHeels.com
2. Select the MORGAN style of Flat Outs in your size
3. Enter the code 'FlatOutLover' at check out
4. Limit 1 per customers (additional orders will be cancelled)


We apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to sending your new pair of Flat Outs!
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  Old  June 10th, 2017, 9:21am     #8
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Hmmmmmm , Always LEERY about contests like this . So they got lot's of emails , or as they call em ,,,," LEADS " and then they shut down the contest ? Wonder if they are still going to try and contact those " LEADS "
I would think by "leads" they are referring to referrals maybe.

If this is happening with this contest I would imaging it's happening with others and is probably part of the reason nobody is winning that much anymore.
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  Old  June 10th, 2017, 9:27am     #9
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I'd imagine it's happening a lot but not being dealt with... I don't think it's just a lot more people entering legally that's creating such a win slump for so many of us.
You might be right. That and the fact that there really aren't that many good sweeps/freebies out there anymore like there use to be.

I see people all the time getting rude and nasty to people holding sweeps and freebies because they don't get the freebie or don't win. Especially on FB. The call the sweeps scams etc. People are messed up.
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  Old  June 10th, 2017, 9:57am     #10
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You might be right. That and the fact that there really aren't that many good sweeps/freebies out there anymore like there use to be.

I see people all the time getting rude and nasty to people holding sweeps and freebies because they don't get the freebie or don't win. Especially on FB. The call the sweeps scams etc. People are messed up.
I personally think 80-90% of the sweeps are won by cheating. Either blatant cheating with auto programs and fake names or "grey area" cheating with multiple email address, entering everyone you know, and fake referral emails.
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  Old  June 10th, 2017, 3:27pm     #11
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Honestly, I wish "referrals" would just go away. This is probably one of the areas most open to abuse, and a lot of companies seem to have realized it. At least it seems to me that you see fewer sweeps with entries for referrals - or they only give entries for a small number of referrals.

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  Old  June 10th, 2017, 3:30pm     #12
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I would think by "leads" they are referring to referrals maybe.

If this is happening with this contest I would imaging it's happening with others and is probably part of the reason nobody is winning that much anymore.
I got that one too. I think that it was legit only because I am getting a lot of requests to enter these things where winners are picked by most referrals. Lot of start ups. I enter as a favor to friends but you won't see much of this on my wall.
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  Old  July 30th, 2017, 1:45am     #13
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This looks like a bogus site.

The e-mail appears bogus - I don't believe they actually offered any 'freebie' - but rather used that as an excuse to 'sell' it for 50% off, etc. Essentially give a coupon for overpriced merchandise.
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