METRO CARE MARKETING SERVICES tries to bargain it out!!!
NEWSFLASH victims of METRO CARE MARKETING SERVICES (SMD MARKETING CORP.), the notorious telemarketing company that sells the CITY LIMIT PRIVILEGE CARD! The company called us again and this time, they wanted to bargain out on us in putting down this video clip.
The video clip generally just shows how we questioned the courier’s identity and affiliation with METRO CARE MARKETING SERVICES. He also said plainly that if the receipt form of the package of the privilege card was not signed, the victim would not be billed. The courier also said that he will not get paid, if the package is not received and signed.
For those not in the know, my girlfriend was deceived by this telemarketing company’s devious business venture. They offer privilege cards that enable the user to have discounts to various business establishments with no annual fees. What they do is that they say that the would-be victim’s credit card provider/bank has recommended them to offer the would-be victim to their privilege card. METRO CARE MARKETING SERVICES’ agent will then rattle off the victim’s credit card details and have him/her confirm this and the transaction is settled. They already have charged the victim via his credit card. Vicious and cunning eh? Yes, it is.
To read how our battle with this scam started, do read these posts.
1. Credit Card SCAM!!! Metro Care Marketing Services Credit Card SCAM (UPDATED)
2. And they were still not done with us. METRO CARE MARKETING SERVICES SCAM CALLS AGAIN
3. And the package from METRO CARE MARKETING SERVICES SCAM arrives
Now, here’s the catch. Since we have a video online, METRO CARE MARKETING SERVICES tried to bargain with my girlfriend to put down the video upload. Good luck to them and their venture.
Here’s how my girlfriend tells it.
METRO CARE ENCOUNTER 4 (And so the saga continues hahaha!)
Today, Thursday, June 3, at around 1:50 p.m., a woman from Metro Care Marketing Services called my office landline phone, looking for me. She asked if I received the package containing the privilege discount card. I said that I did not receive any. Truth be told, their courier came to our office and I met him but I did not accept the package. Please read the details here.
The Metro Care Marketing Services woman also asked if I was billed for the discount card they were offering. I said I had not received my billing statement yet. Since I did not receive the package, I was not charged P5,850 for the discount card.
She then asked if I uploaded a video on Youtube. I said “No.”
“Who then?” she asked.
“My friend.” I answered.
She then said that since I was not billed for their discount card, then I was requested to remove the video from the internet.
I asked why.
It was for their Company’s image.
I said “No.”
“Why?” she asked.
I did not trust them. So I was not inclined in removing the video from the internet.
She then named someone, a guy, and asked if I know him.
“No. Sino siya? Ano Kinalaman ko dun?” I told her.
She said he also cancelled his transaction with Metro Care Marketing Services. And he happened to be from the same Company as I am.
“So? Ano kinalaman ko dun?” I asked.
Baka daw sundin ng ibang tao ang ginawa namin.
“Ano? Ano ngayon? Choice nila yun. Wala na akong kinalaman dun.”
But it was for the Metro Care Marketing Services and the courier’s protection, she said.
Protection from what? I asked.
She evaded my question and went on saying they were protecting their Company image. And their couriers were given Metro Care IDs for identification purposes only when entering the building and delivering the packages to their clients. If that was true, I asked why the courier didn’t give his Metro Care ID when he entered our company premises. She went on saying that the courier had other IDs, like SSS, that he could have given. And the couriers were not compensated when they fail to deliver the packages, blah blah blah.
I just said, “No. Di ko tatanggalin ang video sa internet. Kung wala kayong tinatago, ano ang kinatatakutan ninyo?”
And I asked her again what they were too paranoid for Metro Care Marketing Services.
I was not finished talking and she just said, “Sige, Ma’am, para di na humaba pa usapan natin.” And she hung up. Bastos di ba?
Analyzing the situation, Metro Care Marketing Services may have found threatening to their company image to ask me to put down the video. And to think all the video shows and proves is that the courier is a regular employee of Metro Care Marketing Services. It also shows his ID. My conversation with the caller from Metro Care Marketing Services did not even deny the facts that the video stated.
So what’s wrong with the video? It is not malicious. No one bad-mouthed the Metro Care Marketing Services or put the company in bad light. The video did not even malign the courier in the video. No malice was intended when the video was taken. It was taken for my protection and as proof that I did not receive the package and that I did not sign any documents.
I do not see anything wrong with the video. It just shows what happened when the courier delivered the package. The courier was just asked if he was a regular employee of Metro Care and was asked for his ID as proof. And it was true.
So why do they want me to remove the video? Unless they may be officially stating that the couriers are not regular employees of their Company. Now this is the problem I see.
Even if Metro Care already cancelled the floating transaction, I do not see any reason why they want me to remove the video from the internet. Para quits kami? I don’t think so.
Even before Metro Care called today to inform me that I was not charged of the discount card worth P5,850, I already know that the floating transaction was cancelled.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) called me thru my mobile phone a week before to confirm that I did not receive any package and that I did not sign any document. SCB then informed me that the floating transaction with Metro Care Marketing Services was already cancelled.
“Hay, buti naman” sabi ko.
Earlier last week, I already filed an official dispute to SCB even when I had not received my billing statement yet. They permitted me because, when Metro Care duped me, I right away submitted to SCB my testimonial complaining that Metro Care said I was recommended by SCB for the discount card. I asked SCB how Metro Care knew I had a SCB credit card in the first place, unless SCB referred me. And I was stupid to believe that SCB did indeed recommend me.
It’s just funny how our fight has reached them. And we shall still continue until their fooling, deceiving and victimizing people is put to an end.