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  • Report: #1020252

Complaint Review: Hot Destinations Magazine

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  • Submitted: Mon, February 25, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, February 25, 2013

  • Reported By: Tony — Houston Texas United States of America
Hot Destinations Magazine
P.O. Box 5555 Manchester M5 3LJ United Kingdom Internet United States of America

Hot Destinations Magazine Fake website and magazine attempting fraud through paid advertising Internet

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This is an offer to advertise in a non-existent magazine called "Holiday Travel Magazine", purportedly in the UK. This scam has been attempted in the past and their website was shut down. As with the previous scam, the "magazine" content is stolen from elsewhere, including Lonely Planet (the Rio De Janeiro text), and of course any simple google search with turn that up.

Text of spam email that presents the scam:

Dear Hotel Owner / Manager,

First of all let me introduce myself. I am Sarah Harris and responsible for sales and marketing for Hot Destinations Magazine.

Hot Destinations Magazine quickly became a must-read publication in the market and is widely spread across 95.000 readers in Europe.

In April well come up with a beautiful Thailand special. We carefully selected a few hotels and resorts that meet our standards and therefore we will give you the first opportunity to advertise your hotel / resort in this special against special rates.
(starting at $89 for a quarter page advertisement)

Enclosed the Rate Card with more information and prices.

Also we invite you to visit our website which give you a better idea of the magazine and Its contents.
www.hot-destinations.com

Please review the enclosed material and I hope to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Harris

Sales and Marketing Manager
advertising@hot-destinations.com

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