We are baby=boomers, grew up in the 50's and 60's and know how to handle bogus companies. But, THIS company was hilarious. This company, etourandtravel, was like so many others. However, I have never been screamed at! It was like watching a new car dealership commercial. They talk so fast and you better put your glasses on to read the fine print at the bottom of your screen!
The reason he called was that we had WON! We WON a trip to Orlando and Universal Studios! Lucky us! Yeah! Call the family!
Typically, you can simply request their phone number so you can call back to see if they are legit and most always, they will hang up! Not his guy! He gladly gave his phone and extension too. (FYI 866-316-0001 ext 228 "I'd love to call HIM with a GREAT DEAL OR TWO!)
Anyway, the first call was all about a 7 day 6 night trip to Universal Orlando. We'd have a free Enterprise sedan car for the trip too; even if we decided not to fly, which they would, by the way, give us $100 per person to help with the "flight costs". We would ALSO receive $500 on some kind of card or other for "meals" On top of it all, we would get a four star hotel SUITE, (Embassy, etc...) that would accommodate up to 5 people! Also, we ALSO won a 4 day three night trip to Daytona Beach! Take it anytime in the next three years, (just like the Orlando trip). He could even get us tickets to the Daytona 500 and a hotel around the corner from the raceway. Wow, whatta deal right? Like I said, this wasn't our first rodeo. (A southern slang term)
All the "tickets" were transferable too. We would have 15 days to review and change our minds. (Whatta nice guy, huh?)
So, hiding our laughter we asked for and got his phone number, promising to call back. However, in less than thirty seconds, he was calling us again, THIS time, he talked to my husband. He told "Kevin" that we had gone to www.Rip-Off Report.com and it appears that his company might not be all he says it is. All my husband heard was a screaming "FINE" and a slammed phone in his ear.
It is so true everyone, if it sounds too good to be true.....
If I had the time I would call his number regularly in a different voice and waste HIS time with offers and gimmicks etc... But, chances are, he is a retired collector.I have nothing against folks taking any job they can to feed their family, but this type of rip off company could not afford their staff the pleasure of decent sleep at night, or the knowledge that when you meet your Maker, you are proud of what you have done to and for others. I will also pray for this company's staffing, that they will become so convicted that they will seek jobs elswhere. These folks would do great at the IRS!
Truth is, if we had really WON something, they would not ask us for a dime. That is was winning means. It is free.
League City, Texas