Does the Elite Access Network survey really get you a free tablet?

By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

Some of you are curious about a letter you received in the mail, promising you a free tablet for completing a survey. You asked consumer expert Amy Davis what the offer is really about.

The letter viewer Terrie received was from Elite Access Network. The letter says she can have an Android tablet worth $129 and that there is "no obligation to pay for anything."

The letter claims all she has to do is pick up her tablet and complete a nine-question survey. But first, she has to call a toll free number.

The Houston Better Business Bureau received inquiries about the letters also.

"What we have seen is that instead of participating in a survey for the tablet, you're actually going to have to sit through a sales presentation for a travel club," explained Leah Napoliello of the BBB.

Davis drove to the address on the letter on Antoine near Hammerly. The office was locked, but she could see certificates from travel companies hanging on the wall inside. When Davis called the number on the letter, the person who answered said the promotional offer was over. The company's website was taken offline days after we stopped by, but there are waves of complaints from Minnesota to Ohio to Louisiana. On Facebook one man wrote "They get you there for 2 hours promise you all this free stuff then try to force you to give them 14000 over 48 months. But the email and letter they send you is a lie."

"Seems to be something that is in several different cities across the country... so they could be moving office locations too," said Napoliello.

Davis asked that someone from the corporate office of Elite Access Network call her back, but no one did. We don't know where the company is headed next; but the BBB is watching its Scam Tracker closely for any new reports across the country.

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