- Report: #81812
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Consolidated Media Services
Consolidated Media ServicesNationwide U.S.A.
Consolidated Media Services telemarketing sweepstakes scam Nationwide
I am really glad to have found this report. A few weeks ago I received a call from "Maria" at the "Dream for Life" sweepstakes saying that as a preferred credut card customer I had been entered in a drawing and won a diamond watch.
Then she said that they would send me some magazines that I would never read voluntarily, anyway. When I asked her if there was a charge for the magazines, she stuttered and said they were only $3.29 a week.
I told her that they could send me the watch but that I didn't authorize them to bill me for any magazines.
It's been 3 weeks and I haven't received the diamond watch, but I had been worrying that they could still scam me somehow through my agreement to accept the prize. But from the details here it looks like I did the right thing by not giving them my credit card number (which is always unnecessary to claim a prize, anyway!!!)
I don't have any info on this company other than the phony sweepstakes name, but I put this under the same heading because it sounds like it could be the same company. I will keep you posted if I can recall their # from my caller ID.
I also found out that if you think you've just received a call from a scam artist you can dial *57 and their number will appear on your phone bill so you can give it to the authorities.
Hope this helps.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/25/2004 12:34 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Consolidated-Media-Services/nationwide/Consolidated-Media-Services-telemarketing-sweepstakes-scam-Nationwide-81812. 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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