Tagged: Holiday scam calls
17. April 2017 at 12:35 #1721
“You stayed at our resort / hotel…”
They call you saying you stayed at one of their unnamed resorts or at the Marriott, Hyatt, or Hilton Hotel.
Because of “being their guest” they offer you a free second vacation with their company, if you book another trip. Or they offer you a discount by booking a trip. Take care!!!
They have nothing to do with these Hotels. They are only fishing for personal information. Including for your credit card details, claiming they have to put money down as a deposit. The scam has been going on for years.
Look at this statement from Marriott Hotels: Warning from Marriott Hotels
2. May 2017 at 7:49 #1809
- Do not give any personal information to them!!!
- Report your experience at check-caller.net, like others did
- see experiences: User Feedback about 7182279471
- Help your family and friends by warning them personally or by social media.
I don t know who these people are, The conversation started the same as with a call I received from another number “Oh, sorry about that. I m having problems with my head-set…”.
I ve been told I m being called because I have visited one of their resorts in the past (I have NOT!).
My phone is listed on the “do not call” list and they choose to ignore that.
The first number that called me, I didn t report, but put a block on my phone from receiving calls from it. This number I am reporting, and putting a block on my phone from receiving calls from it. I guess the next step is contacting the cellular provider and complaining, and then the FCC4. May 2017 at 8:58 #1814
Robo call selling “a resort vacation”. Asks if it is okay to ask a few questions before it transfers to a representative. DO NOT respond “yes”. The recording of that can be used by a scammer to indicate you agreed to purchase something.8. May 2017 at 9:48 #1821
Thank you,for sharing your experiences with us!
For more information about the Do-Not-Call-List click here.25. May 2017 at 10:26 #1872
I answered to hear I won a free hitel stay from the marriot due to my confirmation number being drawn.
I selected one as it said to redeem as it said 2 was to decline offer. Someone, not trying to sound racist but I guarantee it was an Indian accent, answered with so heavy an accent I could barely understand what it was they said beyond congratulations on being selected.
I replied saying can I get someone with a lesser accent because I can barely understand what you have said. By the end of my request they had hung up.
I called marriot customer service and they said it is indeed a scam, 5 hey are working on it. The kind lady stated that they were calling from 1800 numbers and now are using local numbers.3. July 2017 at 15:55 #1939
„Can you hear me?“ back with a travel twist!
Scammers are pretending to be from Trip Advisor. Please, check our forum for more information.27. July 2017 at 6:54 #1965
A human representative will ask you to join a survey probably for an activity or a service you never really had.
For my case, they told me that I went into a vacation WHICH I NEVER HAD. When I said “No, (I can t do the survey).” the representative said that she can t hear me. So they asked me a second time and my response was the same. They asked me three times total and all my response were the same. “NO!”
In case you ve not heard, there has been some news that SCAMMERS and FRAUDS just need YOU to say “YES” and they will have that for response in voice recording. Once they got your voice recorded “YES” they will have the ability to produce credit card, loan accounts, and the likes that WILL USE YOUR STOLEN IDENTITY to their advantage. It will make it even a bigger headache because financial institutions only need your voice recording a proof that you had a conversation with them regarding such requests.
I assure you my phone never had an issue when it comes to being heard by the other side of any conversation. It was only through this “survey” that they can t hear me and it happened 3 times in just that single call.31. July 2017 at 11:45 #1972
Susann85Keymaster4. September 2017 at 9:46 #1992
Caller said I won a free all inclusive vacation to Cancun Mexico and. Also Orlando. Florida. In Orlando I could go to any of the major theme parks.
Now, it was said a FREE vacations, but it cost $799.00. They insisted. I had another credit card besides my debit/visa card. I told him I did not, but he kept insisting I had one.
I finally hung up. Oh Yeah, the number that called me said it was a residential phone in Kingsbury Calif.30. October 2017 at 8:00 #2027
What is the Air Canada Scam?
This is an other type of the free vacation scam which looks very serious.
When you receive a call claiming you won a price from Air Canada, hang up immediately!
The fraudsters only want to receive your personal data, especially your credit card information.
As Air Canada states on its website, they do not engage in phone promotions.
Fraudulent emails from Air Canada or Aeroplan are also in circulation. Please do not answer the mail or click on links or attachments!
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