“You sign on to a website and agree to a free trial offer from a company. You find five friends to do the same. As soon as the fifth friend keys in, your free iPod is on its way to you in the mail. Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not,” Illeana Ojeda reports for The Harvard Crimson.
“Since June, Harvard students have been among the 200,000 people visiting freeipods.com every day, on their way to getting one of the $300 digital music players for free. According to Peter Martin, co-founder of the company that started freeipods.com, Gratis Internet, the company has sent out over 6,500 ipods. In the 02138 zip code alone, Martin estimated that several thousand customers have signed up,” Ojeda reports.
“At the website, you can choose among a free iPod, iPod mini or $250 iTunes gift certificate. In return, all you have to do is sign up for one of several marketing offers from companies like Blockbuster or Citigroup credit cards,” Ojeda reports. “Yet even some students who have received their free iPods view the offer as some sort of a scam.”
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