Woman with bags in shopping mall.
(photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)
The telephone rings, and the party on the other end informs you with delight that you have won a dishwasher, a computer, a vacuum cleaner or a set of towels. Or you might be informed that because you buy so much with your credit card, a company is sending all kinds of gifts, for absolutely nothing.Totally confused, but thrilled to be getting something for nothing, you agree. Sometimes you even give the caller your credit-card number to cover “shipping costs.” In some cases, you may turn the caller down – but still receive a “gift” and accept it when it is delivered.
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