FreshDirect now spamming good customers
Did anyone else get asked to fill out the ridiculous survey for FreshDirect a few days ago? Here is the original email from April 5th:
Thank you for shopping with FreshDirect. We are always working to improve our service, and feedback from customers like you is a great way for us to tell how we’re doing. If you can spare three or four minutes, we’ve developed a simple interactive survey about FreshDirect and food shopping in general. To thank you for your time, survey respondents will be entered for a chance to win $100*.
To share your opinions about FreshDirect, go to:
Whether you choose to fill out this survey or not, I’d like to thank you for being a great customer.
Thank you for your time,
I filled it out. Or at least I tried to—it was the most poorly designed survey I’ve ever seen. I emailed FD about it and told them that at certain points I feared I was being phished. They never wrote back. And today this spam nugget slips right through gmail’s filter into my inbox:
As you know, Linescale is a unique product development firm. We ask people what they think of new product ideas. Your opinion today will make a difference in tomorrow’s products and services.
This study is on new Bedding Styles for your home. If you’re likely to shop for bedding for your home or as a gift in the coming year, and if you can spare three or four minutes, we think you’ll enjoy it. And we’ll enter you in a one-hundred dollar drawing.
We can only take a limited number of panelists for this study, so please click here: http://linescale.com/survey/bedding12047?mid=336793 to see if it’s still open.
If you want to be taken off this list, click here: http://linescale.com/takeofflist?id=267511
But please wait. You’ll have another chance to be removed from the list after this study. Or, if you enjoy it, you’re welcome to stay on our new product panel.
Thank you for being a panelist.
Lawrence Weiss, President Linescale Research 320 East 42nd St. Fl 31 New York, NY 10017
Hurry up, folks; they can only accept a limited number of panelists. I can’t believe FD would do business with a shady company when they have such an excellent, classy website. It’s enough to send my business elsewhere.