On Saturday I was delayed on my flight from Singapore to Taipei…. on boarding the second plane (first one was broken) I was given this. It's easy to understand why Singapore Airlines is consistently voted one of the best airlines in the world.
I received this via email as the guy said he couldn't add directly to this blog:
Nin hao Carl.
I’m sending from Beijing. Thanks for some warnings reg. so called “StockbridgeConsultants” (short: ‘SC’).
First step: Telefon. A lady (name unclear), and on a very, very bad voice-quality line, rang me up at the office. She asked if she could send me info materials from ‘SC’. She allready got our comp. address, and asked if the address would be right.
Second step: A week later I got a 5pages carton-covered brochuere (in red&grey colors), via express-post, for joining these “elite club”, and an attached “client account agreement”. Inside a name card from a Ms. ‘Ashley Tyler – Director’.
Even they have had the exact address of our company (from where??), and reconfirmed, the address on the ‘RAF-waybill’ showed a name of a company from Macao in the ‘company field’. Instead of ’street/address’ in the bill, there was the name of our company. Quite “serious” for a “elite club”. As ‘shipper’ stated ‘SC’ from ‘Korea/Seoul, ASEM Tower, 159-1’.
Third step: I got a phone call yesterday from a guy who said his name is ‘Mark’ from SC in Korea, and he would like to introduce me to a super chance to boost my money. Well, even I told him I’m not interested at all, this guy talked and talked so eloquently about “the chance” for a share in an tremendous, upcoming investment-chance in “Sportchannel from KIF Cenetics”, or as the case may be. The whole nine yards of cold calls.
I didn’t really listened, but I told him –again and again and …– that I’m not interested in any investments, in ‘SC’, or in ‘sport-buiss-whatever’, or in ‘telefon brokerage’, or any investments with companies I don’t know, with guys I don’t know, a.s.o.. But the kept on talking and talking, and he really tried to give me bad feeling to hang up.
Next steps: Other phone calls, from “colleagues from SC”. I call it phone terror now. – If, and I say if ‘SC’ would be a reputable, reliable company, I guess they would have stoped trying to breaking my nervous system. But they are really stiff-necked.
And after what I’ve read in your blog (I couldn’t reply directly, caused by “errors on page”), I’m quite shure that ‘SC’ (I guess former “Cambridge …whatever”) is a nest of humbuggers. Former contacts, with absolutely congruent procedure, broke up, after I told the guy –straightforward– that I don’t trust him at all. He found “sincere thankful words” for my behaviour, and “stealing his time”, a.s.o.. But, however, the phone terror stoped. And, I’m positive about the fact, that I saved my good money.