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Snapdeal: Is this a scam ?

So I am part of ‘Snapdeal bonus’ programme where I have an option to choose some really cool gift – right from an iPhone to Washing machine to laptop to Sony LED TV.

All for free.

All I am supposed to do is buy minimum Rs. 5,000/ worth of product from Snapdeal and the free gift deal will be automatically activated.

Listen to this conversation with the company which called me and had my Snapdeal account details.

I didn’t get any email from Snapdeal regarding this offer – but any layman, after a call like this would have jumped and bought products worth Rs. 5,000/ from Snapdeal, in the hope of the deal.

Note that there is a very high probability of trusting a call like this because they have your Snapdeal login id and delivery address too.

The question is:

  1. If this was a genuine offer – why is there no official communication from Snapdeal (I did logged in to my account to check if there are any updates).
  2. If this is a scam (which it seems to be), how come these guys have my data from Snapdeal (that address is an older address – and Snapdeal is the only site where I haven’t updated, as I haven’t bought anything from them in the last 2 years).

Anyone else who has received a similar call?

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