Warning sent to McDonald’s executives about being an accessory after the fact
Subject: Accessory after the facts
Date sent:: October 21, 2015 at 12:33 (Beijing time +0800)
To:: Gloria Santona <Gloria.Santona@us.mcd.com>
Cc:: Steve Easterbrook <Steve.Easterbrook@us.mcd.com>, Robert Gibbs (Robert.Gibbs@us.mcd.com), Silvia Lagnado (Silvia.Lagnado@us.mcd.com), Kevin Ozan <Kevin.Ozan@us.mcd.com>, Jim Sappington (Jim.Sappington@us.mcd.com), Mike Andres <Mike.Andres@us.mcd.com>, Nawfal Trabelsi (Nawfal.Trabelsi@fr.mcd.com), Isabelle Kuster (Isabelle.Kuster@fr.mcd.com), Alexis Bourdon (Alexis.Bourdon@fr.mcd.com), Hubert Mongon (Hubert.Mongon@fr.mcd.com), Christophe Chapuis (Christophe.Chapuis@fr.mcd.com), Xavier Royaux (Xavier.Royaux@fr.mcd.com), Françoise de Borda (Francoise.deBorda@fr.mcd.com)
Dear Ms. Santona,
I am surprised that the French website carrying the fraud hasn’t been taken down yet. I do believe that the U.S. executive team can legally be held responsible and be accessory after the facts for this massive fraud.
You told me the other day by phone that such a serious matter can’t be handled in 48 hours. Excuse me but it’s clearly wrong. The least you should do is to suspend immediately this fraud. Let me enlighten you :
Here is the official European page for the “Unfair Commercial Practices” which, let me remind you, is a felony and becomes criminal based on the extend of the fraud.
These arise when material information that the average consumer needs, according to the context, to take an informed transactional decision is omitted or provided in an unclear, unintelligible, ambiguous or untimely manner and thereby causes (or might cause) that consumer to take a purchase decision that he or she would not have otherwise taken.”
What are you waiting for to give the order to shut down this fraud??? what do you hope for??? that your lawyers in France will find a legal trick which will get you off the hook??? IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! WHY? BECAUSE IT HAS TO STAND FROM THE AVERAGE CONSUMER POINT OF VIEW.
Imagine one minute they succeed to find an obscure way to turn this thing around, which I don’t believe at all anymore, then, if you need to be a legal expert in consumer law to understand, it won’t be valid in court.
In the email I’ve sent you Monday, I expressed some doubts, if there was something which I wouldn’t have understood? but I take it back, there are no doubts. This is a fraud. Clearly. The doubts I had were because it’s McDonald’s!!! how can such a big corporation commit a fraud on such a scale! It’s normal people to have cognitive biais and believe it’s not possible, that we must have missed something. But no, I didn’t miss anything I realize.
So when you tell it can’t be handled in 48 hours, it’s wrong. Indeed, you don’t need more than 1 hour to read the French rules to notice that it was clearly omitted that the game is rigged and it’s almost impossible to win by collecting the stickers which is the essence of the Monopoly game. On top of this, I’ve sent to you many warnings so far, all the way back to 2012. My God, and I can’t believe it.
Please stop the fraud. Stop the fraud now.
[Victim’s name redacted for privacy]
PS: email sent to the following people :
U.S. executive team :
French executive team :
Francoise de Borda