I was called by Astar Holidays and was told that I was one in only a few people who had won a 2 week vacation to Disney worl, then on to Daytona beach and finally a Bahamas cruise. A very nice and convincing person by the way, who said that 85% would be paid by Astar a $7000 value for 4 people.
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