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    Default True/Fake? TracPhone scam

    Got this in my mail;

    Make sure your TracFone emails are delivered:
    Add TracFoneInsider@email.tracfone.com to your address book.
    Last chance to get your 30 BONUS MINUTES!
    Dear TracFone Customer,
    Today is the last day to take advantage of our 30 BONUS MINUTES offer
    and keep your phone number.
    To get your bonus minutes you must use promotional code 94883 when
    adding your 60 MINUTES Airtime card or greater. Otherwise, we will be
    erasing your phone number from our records and it will be reassigned
    to another customer.
    Act Now! Buy and add an Airtime card to save:
    * Your TracFone number
    * Access to your voice mail
    * Remaining Airtime minutes (these will carry over!)
    BUY NOW:
    http://email.tracfone.com/cgi-bin12/DM/x/eB2y30LkfAw0DGd0eA4V0EB
    Hurry, this offer expires 10-03-2011
    Promotional code is valid for one use only. Only one promotional code
    per transaction. When you purchase, activate, or use a TracFone and
    the TracFone Wireless services, you agree to comply with the Terms
    and Conditions of Service found at www.TracFone.com; which are
    subject to change from time to time without notice. TracFone(R) is a
    registered trademark of TracFone Wireless, Inc. (C) 2011 TracFone
    Wireless, Inc. 9700 NW 112th Avenue, Medley, FL 33178. All rights
    reserved.
    Unsubscribe
    http://email.tracfone.com/cgi-bin12/DM/x/eB2y30LkfAw0DGd0eA4X0ED
    Terms and Conditions
    http://email.tracfone.com/cgi-bin12/DM/x/eB2y30LkfAw0DGd0eA4a0EM
    Privacy Policy
    http://email.tracfone.com/cgi-bin12/DM/x/eB2y30LkfAw0DGd0eA4c0EO

    If this is a legit/legal scam, it's a new one on me. I've used TracPhone for years, and now this. Is it a real concern?

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    Default Re: True/Fake? TracPhone scam

    (never mind)
    Last edited by anapuni808; October 4th, 2011 at 09:22 AM.
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    Default Re: True/Fake? TracPhone scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    [...]
    Today is the last day to take advantage of our 30 BONUS MINUTES offer
    and keep your phone number.
    [...]Otherwise, we will be
    erasing your phone number from our records and it will be reassigned
    to another customer
    .[...]
    This is what reeks of a scam to me. However, why doncha give TracPhone's customer service a call?!

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    Default Re: True/Fake? TracPhone scam

    1) The email that you got was this a plain text message or an HTML formatted message?
    2) Was your TracFone service about to expire, but you managed to extend it just a day or two before it expired?
    3) Or did you have other TracFone phone(s) in the past and decided not to extend those phone(s)?

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    Default Re: True/Fake? TracPhone scam

    Helen, I'll take door #3
    Good call!

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