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Complaint Review: Astar Travel

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  • Submitted: Mon, August 10, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, August 10, 2009

  • Reported By:Mount Maunganui Other
Astar Travel
12421 North Florida Avenue Tampa Florida, Florida U.S.A.
  • Phone: 016-818002313760
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  • Category: Air Travel

Astar Travel TOLD ME I HAD WON A TRIP TO A PLACE OF MY CHOICE. WHEN IT CAME TO TAKING MY CREDIT CARD NUMBER WHICH I DID NOT HAVE HE HUNG UP AND I NEVER HEARD FROM THEM AGAIN Tampa Florida

*Consumer Comment: You gave too much...

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I would first like to say it's a shame so many people experienced what they have because of this agencies disgusting treatment of people and bluntly put straight out lies.

I was called approximately 3 months ago to say that I had won a trip to a place of my choice, Bahamas etc. I stayed on the phone with them giving them all the information they asked for eg; Name, Adress, where I would like to go, who with etc. This man spent around 10 minutes telling my all these wonderful things about the destination and that I would only have to pay $900 odd (US) and that's all I was expected to pay for three friends and myself to go on this wonderful 4 star holiday.

When he came to the end of his script he then asked for my credit card details, something I was not comfortable with at all. I gave some of the numbers then asked Why he needed it? Would I be charged immediately? What was the company name again? Then I said to him I was not comfortable giving my number to him over the phone. He went back into his script a little then again asked me for the number. I did not give the right number and when he asked for the security numbers of the back of my card I declined. This is when he hung up on my and I haven't heard anything further from them.

Today I found the piece of paper I had written all the information on and decided to google the name Astar Travel. Not to my surpirse look what I found. I can say this, I am sooooo gald I did not give any of my details and am quite happy to stay put in New Zealand and organise my own travel. PHEW

I suppose the bottom line is don't click on flash boxs that pop up saying "Click now and you have won a trip to ???"

B
Mount Maunganui
New Zealand

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/10/2009 05:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Astar-Travel/Tampa-Florida-Florida-33612/Astar-Travel-TOLD-ME-I-HAD-WON-A-TRIP-TO-A-PLACE-OF-MY-CHOICE-WHEN-IT-CAME-TO-TAKING-MY-C-478240. 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.

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AUTHOR: Justins - (U.S.A.)

You gave too many details as it is. He's going to be calling your friends now. And keep an eye on your bank accounts - identity theft is possible.
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