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    Why do they tell you you've won a free holiday?

    Then tell you that it's actually over a thousand dollars, then expect you to pay??

    I can't see how that can be good for sales???

    P.S. I know it's a scam and wasted half hour of their time and cost them a call from America!

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    because some people fall for it.

    Original Poster

    sharon_uk;8788902

    because some people fall for it.



    fall for what? Paying for a holiday that you were told was free??

    Benjimoron

    P.S. I know it's a scam and wasted half hour of their time

    Surely you mean you wasted half an hour of your time? Unless you genuinely had nothing better to be doing with that half hour.

    Benjimoron;8788907

    fall for what? Paying for a holiday that you were told was free??



    yep. I know of a couple who stupidly paid for one of these things. The 'fee' was almost £800, they couldn't get out of it and ended up in some hotel over in Tenerife. :thinking: Over the years I have read some shocking things online about people falling and paying this money, forgetting they were told they had won a FREE holiday. :roll:

    Often, they'll just give you a pricey 09 number to call to be told you're ineligible. I think you can get charged up to £22.50 a minute.

    Original Poster

    Crazy Jamie;8789088

    Surely you mean you wasted half an hour of your time? Unless you … Surely you mean you wasted half an hour of your time? Unless you genuinely had nothing better to be doing with that half hour.



    Nope, had to do some research online so didn't waste any of my own time.

    Original Poster

    sharon_uk;8789090

    yep. I know of a couple who stupidly paid for one of these things. The … yep. I know of a couple who stupidly paid for one of these things. The 'fee' was almost £800, they couldn't get out of it and ended up in some hotel over in Tenerife. :thinking: Over the years I have read some shocking things online about people falling and paying this money, forgetting they were told they had won a FREE holiday. :roll:



    wow! Maybe it works on some people then, didn't think many people would be prepared to pay for something that they had just been told was free.

    Original Poster

    drspa44;8789576

    Often, they'll just give you a pricey 09 number to call to be told you're … Often, they'll just give you a pricey 09 number to call to be told you're ineligible. I think you can get charged up to £22.50 a minute.



    Not here, no number to call.
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