Report: Two Former GNC Execs Rented Unauthorized Names
As recently as last week, a Web site run by former GNC executive Jack Seemiller advertised lists of thousands of GNC Gold Card members' names and addresses for $499, AP said.
Also, two businesses run by Tom Dowd, who left GNC in 2001 but who has since been rehired, advertised GNC Gold Card names at $299 for 5,000 and $499 for 10,000, AP said.
The names were reportedly advertised as vitamin and health supplements buyers.
Seemiller acquired the names through a relationship with GNC's suppliers, AP reported.
However, Seemiller apparently found few takers for his offer, according to AP.
"I thought it would be a good hit, and it wasn't. It was such a flop I didn't pursue any more of them," Seemiller said.
Mokrynski & Associates manages GNC's Gold Card list. A call was put into Mokrynski late yesterday, but apparently GNC's list manager had left for the day.