Scam is a very strong word which amounts to fraud which of course constitutes a criminal offence – over and above poor business practice, as overseen by the gambling commission. Is this posted as personal knowledge or repeated gossip as heard from another source? Repeating things in good faith is one thing (and not a bad thing per se) but in doing so, it makes good sense for the OP to provide additional information as to the validity of the content, personally known or otherwise. I appreciate Tatty has said "apparently" which indicates this is not personally known to him.
Offers posted here at FEM are done so in good faith on the basis of the terms of the bookies in question. Some offers may seem too good to be true and it may be that such offers will not be around for as long as we would all like – but how many people originally thought Free Easy Money sounded too good to be true? Some doubting types still think so and perhaps shouldn’t be blamed in this day and age when so many scams and con artists are about – particularly on the tinternet!
The reviews of most bookies indicate personal knowledge of the FEM team as to their validity and restrictions (such as minimum odds or other little nuances), but these offers are constantly changing eg Bet365 recently moving away from their free bet offer into a deposit bonus offer. Consequently we rely on yourselves a little to share personal knowledge of such things, good or bad (and appreciate such things too
If any offer is found not to be worthwhile to our members then FEM would never post it here in the first place. This bookie will remain for a short time until someone is able to provide personal knowledge of poor business practice or scam, which if true will be very soon. Even then it must be remembered that some people will experience difficulties with all manner of companies, not just bookies. This doesn’t mean the vast majority don’t enjoy good service – they just don’t shout about it as loudly. Thanks everyone.