I received several calls from a company called Simplicity Brides after attending a bridal show. After several calls over a couple of months, I decided to answer the call. The telemarketer started out saying that I had won a free gourmet dinner for two and a free vacation for two and that all I had to do was listen to a cookware presentation. But I had only two days to register for this prize. (Even though, they had been calling for at least 2 months.)
So I asked a few questions such as how much are the taxes, how did they get my information, and what would I have to sign up for. He responded by saying, the taxes are determined by the state and the travel agent would pay any port fees and such.
He said they were at the bridal show and I must have filled out a registration form (I know thats not true because I never filled out a registration form for that company, but the guy is a telemarketer he just reads a computer screen) so I said ok, my boyfriend and I will at least get a free gourmet dinner, right? The telemarketer said yes.
So my boyfriend and I go to the hotel conference room at 8:30 pm for what we think is a gourmet dinner, sit through 2 hours of hardcore, high pressure sales tactics (which my boyfriend and I find hilarious because we are both sales people pretty good ones too! We know all of the cheap tricks that you can only find still in use at a shady used car lot.) So, after the presentation, they pass around the broccoli that had been cooking during the entire presentation. (Since when has one piece of steamed broccoli been considered a gourmet dinner?)
We are definitely aggravated but we give the sales rep. a little taste of his own sales pitch medication, take the travel brochure, and leave. A few days later, I check out the travel company and what do I find its a SCAM! Fortunately, we checked out the travel agent before we lost more money!
THE ENTIRE THING IS ONE BIG SETUP!
I am so excited because my boyfriend and I just find out we won a FAKE GOURMET DINNER AND A FAKE VACATION!
Yea! We can sit on a fake beach, drink fake fruity drinks, and sleep in a fake bed!
The following are #'s and addresses I found after doing a little googleing:(I have called all of the following #s and I get nothing but voicemail.)
World Adventures Travel a.k.a Integra Marketing Group and Simplicity Gourmet a.k.a. Pro Health Ultra
World Adventures Travel a.k.a
Integra Marketing Group
7020 Professional Parkway East, Suite A
Sarasota, Florida, 34240
Simplicity Gourmet Nashville
144 Bain Dr.
LaVergne TN, 37086
Health-Ware of Michigan, Inc
3522 Roger B. Chaffee Mem. Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Healthy Lifestyles USA, LLC
5815 W. Park Hill Ave.
Milwalkee, WI 53213
toll free 866-395-0032
Chef Master, INC
4781 N. Congress Ave. Suite 174
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
toll free 888-285-2256
Plant City, Florida