• Report: #345306

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  • Submitted: Sat, June 28, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, December 06, 2012

  • Reported By:Plano Texas
Premier Publications
PO Box 330309 Ft. Worth, Texas U.S.A.

Premier Publications - Magazine Scam - Say They Represent VISA scam VISA Dreams Come True magazines tricky lied hung up ask question about credit cards Ft. Worth Texas

*Consumer Comment: i have infrmation about IMA which is one of the dreams come true sweepstakes scammers. plus number and names

*Consumer Comment: Dreams Come True- I don't believe it

*Consumer Comment: I just got the same call today 7/13/12

*Consumer Suggestion: Scam!

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I received a phone call this morning from a lady saying she represented the "Dreams Come True Sweepstakes". Now normally I either hang up on telemarketers right away, but I bank with Wellsfargo bank and they did run a promotion recently through VISA where every purchase enters you into a drawing. She never said I won, but I was still entered for the upcoming drawing.

So far, no harm - no foul. She requested to ask some generic questions. I said "sure". She asked me what card I liked the most, I said "Visa". She then asked me about hobbies, interests, etc. I provided a couple like interior design, sports... She then tells me that I get a diamond ladies watch for free, as well as a couple magazines which obviously were chosen based on my hobbies and interests responses. She then tells me I also get ESPN magazine absolutely free. This is where she starts to talk very fast. Her words were quick, clever, and tricky. She stated the ESPN magazine was free, but they blah blah blah blah blah packaging charge of $3.94 a WEEK. I heard this and immediately said no thank you.

This did not work for her. She calmly said, "I'm sorry, you must have misheard me" you get ALL of this for free... I said, "Yeah, free but I have to pay $3.94 a week for shipping and handling and packaging of ESPN...No I do not want to pay this." At that point, she said again it was all free and I must have misunderstood. Again I said I did not agree to this and she hung up on me. At this point I was caught off guard. It was a totally civil conversation and apparently when she realized I couldn't be fooled I was of no further use to her.

This is a total scam, the number on my DNC registered cell phone was "Unknown" so I could not call back. They never stated their business name, what company and they misrepresented themselves. She stated at the beginning she was calling on behalf of VISA. I have since called VISA and Wellsfargo and neither businesses state they are participating in the "Dreams Come True Sweepstakes". Fortunately I did not give them any personal information, but others in online forums state they have and got Ripped Off.

Please beware!!! If you do give them your information, they will send you bill after bill after bill and report you to credit agencies. This scam has apparently been active or publicly active since 2004 and they are still going strong. I am not quite sure how they have managed to stay in business this long, but hopefully people will realize they are being scammed in advance and tell these people "No".

Melissa
Plano, Texas
U.S.A.


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#1 Consumer Comment

i have infrmation about IMA which is one of the dreams come true sweepstakes scammers. plus number and names

AUTHOR: romeo1635 - (United States of America)

Now.... i know theres a lot of you who tire of the phone calls, and want to but cant reach the companies that contribute to the harassment. I have your answers.I live in VA Beach and a friend of mine was recently terminated by this company for not producing sales in which he tells them " I cannot make them buy if they dont want to." He is angry and pervided information about this company in which i will share.  The company is named IMA.....

Their number is 757-490-9860 { call floor managers}, 757-497-4915{ main office}. They are located at 3509 Virginia Beach Blvd. They slave their employees for 7 to 7 and a half hrs. with only 1 10 min break soo they're hopped up on coffee and constantly threatened to lose their jobs. No im not standing up for them at all, i receive calls from them too, work is hard to find around here. Please call them and let them know how you feel about their sweepstakes offer and promotion. I will.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Dreams Come True- I don't believe it

AUTHOR: npow - (United States of America)

I have now received the same call, "Dreams Come True Sweepstakes" a few different times.  The caller asks for me, and tells me about how my bank 'entered' me into the contest.  Then they want to confirm my address.  They read my address to me, which is an OLD address, so that they can send my certified letter, if I win.  I have told multiple callers that the address is not correct, so they ask for my new address, which I refuse to give.

As I told them, if my bank gave you my old address, they have the new one, get it from them.  Today's caller got very offended when I explained that I do not give out my personal information to an unsolicited caller.  I told her very kindly "Give me your address, then I'll give you mine."  She thought I was crazy, when I said I have been a victim of fraud, and will not provide my info, and she told me "what kind of fraud could we do, with just your address?  We are with William Randolph, and we have been around since 1907 (or some year, I was taking notes, but I didn't get that written down fast enough) and why would we want to ruin our reputation with some fraud."

I told her to give me a phone number that I can call, if I decide that I trust that that sweepstakes is legitimate, so that I can provide an updated address.  She assured me that if I don't, I will be withdrawn from the sweepstakes, and I assured her that I don't care.  But she gave me her name, and said she was calling long distance, from Tucson, AZ and that the number on my caller ID would get to her.  Today's caller was Stephanie at 520-298-9103.  I won't be calling.

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I just got the same call today 7/13/12

AUTHOR: jvincent - (United States of America)

I received a call from Utah (or so she said), but the number was a Maryland number, which is where I live. The number was 301-232-0068. She asked for a guy and I responded no, you have the wrong number. She proceeded to ask, is this phone number ______? In which I say yes, and she responds then this is the correct number and she was calling because I was entered into a drawing from Dream Come True Sweepstakes.   Mentioning customers of Visa, Mastercard or Discover...in which three credit cards participate in one contest?  Sounds kind of weird.  Asks me if I'm one of them, well it is basically all the major credit card companies. Then she asks if she could ask me a couple questions, if i'm single, married...I ask her what contest this is again? She says Dream Come True Sweepstakes. I quickly googled it and came across this complaint, so I wanted to keep her on the line to see what else she had to say. She asked which card provided the best service. What are my hobbies? And then launched into the magazine scam. Although, now, in 2012, it's only $4.99 a week! I must have said, "No." like 5 different ways and each time she kept saying, "maybe you didn't hear me correctly..." and continued on. I finally said, "I'm not interested and I have to go." So, she finally said to hold while she transferred me to someone who would enter me in a contest to win $50,000. I said ok and then hung up. Such a scam!!!
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Scam!

AUTHOR: Scam! - (United States of America)

I received a call from Kentucky 270-926-3880 asking, "Is this Meredith?" In which I respond no, you have the wrong number. She proceeded to ask, is this phone number ______? In which I say yes, and she responds then this is the correct number (why would credit card companies which do have your information have the wrong name with the wrong number?), we are drawing from Dream Come True Sweepstakes and she starts talking fast. Mentioning customers of Visa, Mastercard or Discover...in which three credit cards participate in one contest? Sounds kind of weird. Asks me if I'm one of them, well it is basically all the major credit card companies. Then she asks if she could ask me a couple questions, if i'm single, married...I ask her what contest this is again? She says Dream Come True Sweepstakes and in which I say I don't think I even applied for this...at all. And she promptly hangs up. This is completely a scam, there was something off from the beginning

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AUTHOR: Trin - (USA)

I recieved the same call this morning (9/18/09) except it was a male on the other end.  he told me I was entered in the dream come true sweepstaakes which was held aually for holders of visa, mastercard, and discover, for either 25,000.00 dollars a mustang or a cruise and needed to ask me some questions, so I said ok.  the first question he asked was "Are you single, maried or engaged?" and I responded, "I'm legally dead in three states, and baned in five contries."  he ofcourse hung up.  the number on my caller ID was 866-254-4880.  Hope this helps someone.

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AUTHOR: Trin - (USA)

I recieved the same call this morning (9/18/09) except it was a male on the other end.  he told me I was entered in the dream come true sweepstaakes which was held aually for holders of visa, mastercard, and discover, for either 25,000.00 dollars a mustang or a cruise and needed to ask me some questions, so I said ok.  the first question he asked was "Are you single, maried or engaged?" and I responded, "I'm legally dead in three states, and baned in five contries."  he ofcourse hung up.  the number on my caller ID was 866-254-4880.  Hope this helps someone.

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