Report: #525136

Complaint Review: Wilderness Presidential Resorts

  • Submitted: Tue, November 17, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, November 24, 2011
  • Reported By: helpingout — Virginia United States of America
  • Wilderness Presidential Resorts

    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    United States of America

Wilderness Presidential Resorts Guaranteed prize, sweepstake SCAM Spotsylvania, Virginia

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Happy with Wilderness

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This number has called me numerous times past 8 PM. I finally picked up tonight and for a second thought I won a sweepstakes. They claim you are GUARANTEED to win 1 of 4 prizes (ranging from 25,000 for a car, $20,000 in cash, 4 night Carribean cruise getaway, or $500 dollar Visa gift card). They also guaranteed a bonus gift which was a 3 night stay in Florida absolutely free. They even said they would reimburse me for my mileage. The woman on  the phone said I would be receiving a letter in the mail confirming everything we discussed and then we set up a time on Sunday for me to come down to take a tour of the place ( to claim my prize. They also informed me someone would be calling me on Saturday to confirm my appointment on Sunday.

All of this because I filled out a sweepstakes giveaway at a Midas car shop. Thinking it was too good to be true I googled 'Wilderness Presidential Resorts' and boy am I glad I did. Thanks to this site ( I was able to save myself a lot of time and anger.

Hopefully this message will help people receiving this same call realize ITS A COMPLETE SCAM. And you better believe that when I receive the call on Saturday I am going to give them a piece of my mind.
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Happy with Wilderness

AUTHOR: happy with Wilderness - (United States of America)

Although I do regret that there are people who have not enjoyed their experience with Wilderness, I would like to express that my wife and I have. We have been members since the mid-90s and have regretted it very little. We go up several times a year and enjoy our visits each time. The only time(s) we regret our decision to become members is on the way home.

My oldest daughter and I have enjoyed the paddle boats, indoor swimming pool, playgrounds, miniature golf-range, gym, and the many numerous art activities. The campground is centrally located-we have taken her to see the monuments in DC, Mt Vernon, the DC zoo, funland in Fred., snowskiing in Wintergreen, the list goes on and on. I can't wait to take my youngest daughter. My wife and I even tease about spreading my ashes on the campground once I pass.

We own at other time shares-do not regret them either. The difference between Wilderness and the others is that owners at other time shares use them once a year. You can use Wilderness as much as you like. The others have maintenance fees as well. As far as the argument about trying to sell once you are an owner, good luck selling the others either.

I would like to now remind each person that feels as if they were scammed that is was your decision to purchase in the first place. No one twisted your arm or held a gun at your head. I do not recall a time at any of my time-share purchases that I was made to buy.

To Wilderness: thank you for the memories and the years that I have been a member. I intend on many more of both to come. My wife and I could never afford to own a second home on the lake-let alone for as little as we pay as members. I wish my taxes on my home were as cheap as my maintenance fees. When you look at it like that-the expenses that would come with ownership of a second vacation home (Gee, I wonder what a second home on lake front property would cost?),  it doesn't feel like such a scam!!!! P.S. I write this as I prepare to pay my maintenance fees. Again, when compared to the expenses that a second home would have or associaton fees that such a beautiful place would have, they seem very little.
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