I was using my computer 22th December 2011 when a popup told me that I had won a travel holiday pagage. There was Finnish phone number where I called because I live in Finland.
A friendly woman answered (sorry, but I do not remember her name) and told me that I had been very lucky to win a paradise holiday to Florida. She just talk and talk, even I ask her that what it going to cost me. There was no reaction so I thought that it costs me nothing. She just kept asking me: "are you exited?" I told her that not so much because I do not know the real cost.
Well that kept going for a long time when she finally contacted me to ERIC HALL!
ERIC HALL continued that same sales speach and finally he told me that it costs me $898.00.
I said to him that no way! I do not have that kind of money. Christmas is in 3 days and then New Year! He asked me that how much I am ready to pay at this time. [continued below]....
..... I said that maximum $40 (forty) no more. I just threw that sum what came in my mind. I told that I pay the rest before that trip.
Surprisingly he agreed that little "pre fee"! I stupidly gave him my credit cards numbers. He asked me to wait a moment. I thought that maybe he take that $40.00 or check is my card valid...
After a while he came back to phone and told that he had taken money from my account. I truely thought that all was ok. I joked that I take rest of the money from my friends who come with me to that "dream holiday"...
After that phone I went to my bank account using my computer to check out what had happened. I almost had a heart attack when I check my bank account balance. He had almost emptyed my account.
In that spot I called back to that Referred Guest Resort. Woman answered and connected me to another male person. There wasnt no happy and joyful persons anymore when I asked to give my money back and at once! That dude said that I had agreed to that lowlife thief Eric Hall to take that money form my account. Then I remember that they tape all calls!
I ask that other robber to listen to the tape. He agreed.
It didnt take long. He apologize me and said that I was right! I asked my money back again. (Remember that it was 22th December last year and now it is 8th January 2012). He said that it takes 4 to 7 days when the money is in my account. Time went by and after 7 days I called again and that time someone of them said that it takes 7 to 10 days. Still waiting!!!
Be careful and DONT GIVE anyone your CREDIT CARD DETAILS to PREFERRED GUEST RESORT.
And if their winning ad pops up to your screen JUST IGNORE IT!