okay, so i was on my lunch break at work today when i got a phone call from an out of state number that i didnt recognize. i answer my cell phone and apparently my fiance and i have "won" a "FREE" 3 day 2 night stay in the Bahamas, Mexico, or the Dominican Republc. i was told that everything (including but not limited to: hotel rooms/reservations, food, alcohol, transportation) was included and that the only thing we had to pay for is air fare. at first i was shocked.
i couldnt understand how i won a contest i never entered. i was then told that i, along with my fiance would have to go to a presentation at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell on Sat. or Sun. at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm or 6:30pm and sit through a presentation that had to do with cooking and then i would have to talk to someone and give them my Prize number so the would be able to varify that we were the right couple.
i explained to Tonya that my fiance is in the Army and he is out of the state so she proceeded to tell me that i would have to attend with my mother then. she told me that we would be staying at Windom Hotel, a 4 star hotel for the duration of our stay and that since my wedding is up in the air, i would have nothing to worry about becasue the offer never expires. before i got off the phone with her, i asked her how i was entered into this contest and she couldnt even give me a definite answer. she told me that i would have to have come across them at a bridal shop or through a website.
there was nothing i could think of. so i told my mom about it and she told me to online search the name of the company to see if i came up with anything. THANK GOD I DID!!!!! i have read about 20 of these reports telling how this is all one scam. alot of these posts say that the dress was bought from Davids Brial, which is where i purchased my dress from. i dont appreciate the fact that my information was givin to this "company" without my permission. in fact, i am going to call Davids Bridal tomorrow morning and tell them that. then i am going to call the number Tonya gave me and tell them how i know this whole thing is a scam. thanks to this site and the other 1000+ that i got when i googled the company, i wont be scamed. this is sad. i am 19 yrs old and i cant afford to be scammed or to have my credit messed up. someone is def going to hear about this!!!