- Report: #276955
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Astar Holidays
Astar Holidaysastarholidays.com , Florida U.S.A.
Astar Holidays Astar holidays- You have won a vacation to Disney world !! Florida- Orlando Florida
What a deal-NOT!
I was then passed to someone who verified my information - THEY GOT OFF OFF THE INTERNET !! who knows ?
They then needed $798 USD on my credit card to keep my space.
As I do not do that, I said to call me back in 30 mins and I checked them out on the interent and found them at this wonderful site as a "RIPOFF"
I also found this below from an Astar ex-employee which I think is great for anyone not sure if this is a ripoff or not
I work for ASTAR vacations in Canada, and we call up people all day in the USA and Canada and tell them how the lucky draw for a vacation entry that they have filled out has been selected, then proceed to hard-sell them on our Florida/Bahamas vacation certificate scam. Ive only been here a week, but am planning to leave tomorrow, my conscious can not deal with scamming people this way. People get so excited that theyve been selected, and then we scam them into paying $798 USD for the vacation coupons, then another $398 usd for the cruise port tax / processing fee. Then they have to pay approx $30 usd per night for tax on their hotel rooms, and a huge list of other charges, so this free vacation will end up costing them more money then if they had arranged it themselves. This is in addition to the hard-sell timeshare sales pitch they will have to endure once they get to Florida on their own dime. I guess they figure if you were sucker enough to buy the vacation coupon scam in the first place, it wont be too hard to scam you further once youre down there. STAY AWAY people, and dont fill out any free vacation contest drawings at tradeshows, as you will only be instantly marketed to, convinced youre so lucky when in fact they CALL EVERY SINGLE PERSON that is stupid enough to fill out one of their contest entries in the first place. By the way, for helping to perpetrate this scam, I am getting minimum wage.
Thanks for this info JD
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/03/2007 11:07 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Astar-Holidays/Florida/Astar-Holidays-Astar-holidays-You-have-won-a-vacation-to-Disney-world-Florida-Orlando-276955. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.
If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:Search Tips
In order to assure the best results in your search:
- Keep the name short & simple, and try different variations of the name.
- Do not include ".com", "S", "Inc.", "Corp", or "LLC" at the end of the Company name.
- Use only the first/main part of a name to get best results.
- Only search one name at a time if Company has many AKA's.
Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.