[UPDATE – I just got a call from an un-named GlobeScape employee that tells me this is NOT them. He says it is a company called “Global Escape” and that the callers have such poor English that a lot of people have had the same misunderstanding. I really hope he is right. This didn’t feel like something GlobeScape would do. But I would like someone from GlobeScape to officially disavow this.]
You feel sleazy.
I just received a marketing call – from a local company I have supported for years.
The company is GlobeScape. We once shared a wall in an office complex.
Now I don’t know if this was really GlobeScape or if the caller was just trying to scam me.
But either way, it hurts the GlobeScape brand.
I’ve used their CuteFTP Pro product for a very long time, and I even promoted it on Twitter over the last couple of days.
But tonight I was “randomly selected” as a “winner” to “celebrate” GlobeScape’s move to their new building.
I “won” a round trip ticket and two night hotel stay anywhere in the US.
Until I answered the “are you married” question.
I said, “No”. The guy (with poor English) then said, “Mr. Rob, do you have a live in girlfriend or partner?”
Nope, just me and my kids, I explained.
“I’m sorry sir”, he said. “This promotion is only for couples.”
And my “prize” went away. My “randomly” selected name meant nothing.
PLEASE – someone from GlobeScape tell me this wasn’t really you running this. If it was, it is dirty. The only reason you would limit it to couples only is if you are trying to sell me something.
And I am already your customer.
One you can only lose if you are actually involved in this.