by sewist1 14 Jul 2014

Anyone else annoyed by the e-mails from Sew News and CME entitled "No Joke"? It offers 7 days unlimited downloads of images from Graphic Stock. You have to register. I thought O.K. but then it takes you to another page where you have to give your credit card number.

That detail is not mentioned on the "get you in e-mails".
I was interested in seeing what sort of graphics they had but certainly wouldn't provide my credit card details to do such.


by markus 15 Jul 2014

I did put in my credit card no, They had a 7 days free trial. And on day 3 money went out of my account to graphic stock. So be careful it is a scam.

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sewist1 by sewist1 15 Jul 2014

I did a quick Google and have seen other stories like yours. People have had money taken out of their accounts after three days. Also the comments that the graphics are nothing that can't be sourced for free on the net.
Don't know why Sew News or Martha Pullen would be promoting this sort of scam.

by 02kar Moderator 15 Jul 2014

Thanks for letting us know. I get nervous too about scams and being asked for my credit card. It's best to be safe than sorry.

by crafter2243 Moderator 14 Jul 2014

I already stop at the e-mail. I don't want anymore stuff in my inbox unless I like the product. If you don't let me check it out before I do not want to do business with you. There are some websites that you can not browse in unless you give your e-mail first, Never mind the credit card.

by cfidl 14 Jul 2014

I look forward to hearing what they have to say. I too thought it was a good thing until the credit card thing. I am sure they want you to sign up and not disconnect before the "week" is up so they can charge you. I feel this is the wrong way to do business and will not participate in this type of marketing campaign. I also feel it degrades Martha's reputation.

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sewist1 by sewist1 15 Jul 2014

Strangely enough the e-mail was returned as undeliverable. It wasn't a typo on my part as I used the feedback link on the Sew News website.

by mranderson 14 Jul 2014

My Motto is "If in doubt, don't". Sounds like a scam to me. I am sure there are a lot of legal graphics out there. Marg

by graceandham 14 Jul 2014

Martha Pullen was pushing this too. I don't trust anyone who says it's free but they just need your credit card number.

by mumzyfarm 14 Jul 2014

I did that and when it came time to put in my credit card I got real concerned and backed out. I don't know if they are an honest site or not I just don't want my credit card number out there just to be able to download graphics.

by haleymax 14 Jul 2014

This comes up at different sites. I'm not sure if it is a scam or not. I have received it from different locations,

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sewist1 by sewist1 14 Jul 2014

I have contacted Sew News about it. Will wait and see what their response is.