(KMOV) – A thousand dollars worth of groceries for only $17 sounds like a heck of a deal. Listeners of a popular St. Louis radio station heard the deal advertised, but one listener says it’s a scam.
News 4 Investigative Reporter Chris Nagus called the company and discovered it lies, hangs up the phone and promise to call back, but never do.
Mor Market Research based in Portland, Maine ran an ad on 104.1, advertising $1,000 worth of groceries for a fraction of the price. However, all one local man received was a flimsy card giving him access to $1,000 worth of coupons. And if he wanted the actual coupons, he had to pay a service and shipping charge.
Mor Market Research said that they were able to offer such a great deal because it was for research, funded by Proctor and Gamble. But Proctor and Gamble denies that claim.
News 4’s Chris Nagus asked a reporter in Maine to swing by the company, but it turns out their listed address is another company called Shipright Solutions. So there’s no real indication of where Mor Market Research is actually located.
The Main attorney is not impressed with the deal and says it’s likely a scam.
The general sales manager at 104.1 says the station pulled the ad, and thought it was strange that the company was broadcasting the wrong phone number for a day and a half.
Chris Nagus also asked the man in customer service at Mor Market research to give the name of a real company funding the grocery coupon study, but he refused.