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Hoffman Group: "Final Notice Regarding Your In-Store Credit"???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by daddio211, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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  2. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    Holy crap, you're right! Can you mods see the user's activity? In other words SEE if a user is going through other user's profiles to capture email addresses? Technically, I suspect they're doing exactly what we're allowing them to so they're not breaking any rules, right? Questionable business practices, sure, but bot breaking rules.

    Ha ha ha... I'll drop a message today!

    BTW, the "unsubscribe" button in their emails does not work, although required by law. You have to endure months of spam, weeding out their garbage one by one.
     
  3. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Anyone can view what you are looking at in your profile for one.

    You are in the search at the moment.
     
  4. r7bis
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
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    The unsubscribe button worked for me, mark as spam and forget about it.
     
  5. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
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    His last activity was over 2 years ago, so I doubt he's getting the info from here. I also doubt it will do any good to drop him a line since he doesn't log in here ever. Not surprised, but it also says that he hasn't made any friends yet. :D

    I'm wondering if this email and website thing is actually Hoffman, or a scammer that has replicated the hoffman site to capture credit card info. Happens all the time.....
     
  6. Each of you guys that get this scam credit email should forward a complaint to the Oregon Attorney General. If they get a pile of these type complaints they'll open an investigation that might lead somewhere. It's nice to complain to relieve tension, and somewhat helpful to post up warnings on a big site like this, but none of that hits this company where it might hurt except for MAYBE a few people not risking a buy. Getting the AG on their butt potentially threatens their business license and pocketbook............just sayin'.
     
  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I got one too but figure it came because I spent some money with Welder Joe on Ebay which is a back door outlet for Hoffman Group.

    I didn't use the "credit" they sent me last year and won't use the one that they sent this year but I 'm pretty sure that is where it came from.
     
  8. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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    I got the same email and have no idea how they got the email address it was sent to as I never gave it to them but some how they got it. It is an advertising gimmick and a way to trick you into makeing you purchase from them. Be aware the freight is the catch as they will still ask for a credit card to bill you for freight.

    Edited Note: The way the email is worded I took it as a credit and simply asked for a refund as I know I could not purchase anything for that amount. Will see what happens and I expect nothing will.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  9. gimpyshotrods
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    In time you may come to regret this.
     
  10. I got the same offer and know exactly how they got my address. I wanted to download an Autoloc catalog and, to do so, they require an email address that they then use to send a link. Pretty smart of them - you can't use a bogus addy.

    I wasn't expecting all the spam, but it's just one more annoyance. Tells me something important I wouldn't have otherwise known about the company, so they won't be getting any of my money. They did me a favor in a way, and most any email client these days has tools to block it as junk.
     
  11. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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    from trevose pa

    Thats worse than the shipping from so cal speedshop of lasvegas.I just recently got hosed on shipping, On another website ,Parts should of cost under 10 to ship ,With a buy it now I jumped ,I needed the parts ,But shipping was high ,,,,,,,
     
  12. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    That's too bad man. The owner Lenny is a great and honest guy. If it wasn't too long ago I'm suspect he'd make it right for you.
     
  13. I have used the Email a member on here and when I do it doesn't give me the email address - it just sends the email though the message board. If the person doesn't reply to that email then I don't have visibility of that email. Unless I am missing something ?????
     
  14. oldspert
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
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    Add Helix suspension to their list of companies. I bought some of their tubular A arms and they were crap. Search for my post on them.
     
  15. CURIOUS RASH
    Joined: Jun 2, 2002
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    Oh, sorry, I thought the emails were coming through here?
     
  16. CURIOUS RASH
    Joined: Jun 2, 2002
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    Another thing to think about guys, have you ever googled your email address?
     
  17. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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    Request a refund as that appears to put them into confusion. If you have a credit then you are entitled to have the amount refunded to you.
     
  18. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
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    I got it too. One of their company listings was Vintage Parts and I have ordered from them before. Clicking on the link goes directly to their web page. I needed an item they supplied and ordered it with their shipping quote. All seemed good. Even if I don't get the credit I'm fine with the price.
     
  19. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    We have not, nor will we ever, give out our members email addresses for the purposes of horse shit marketing like that. You can put me on the record. NEVER.

    Those people have nothing to do with us and they DID NOT get your email address from us.
     
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