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Well not exactly a Mum related Story…

My Phone rings!! ME: Hello..

Hi is S***** T*****

ME: Yes it is!

Hi S***** my name is Huey and I’m ringing from OMMI Florida Holidays Agent, how are you today?

Me: Good thank you.

Huey: Fantastic S***** , well i have some great news S***** , you have won a holiday for four people to Florida..for 16 days and 15 nights all flights/ Accommodation and food paid for, isn’t that awesome S*****.

ME: are you serious, this must be a joke.

Huey: yes I’m serious and it’s not a joke..you won a holiday..how do you feel S*****?

ME: I became overwhelmed all of a sudden and couldn’t believe it. WOW REALLY..OMG i can’t believe it..i was jumping for joy a smile as big as a split watermelon..

Huey: So S***** now that we have sorted that you are a winner, there’s a few things we need to clear up, i will take you though the travel details , then we can register you..ok S*****.

ME: Yeah sure.

So anyway as he’s talking me though the details of the holiday and as fast as they talk i still managed to here the words ”TIMESHARE” and we would need to take your ”CREDIT CARD” details..

ME: Mmmmm i thought, Did you say TIMESHARE and why would you need my CREDIT CARD details if i won a holiday?

Huey: spent the rest of his time trying to convince me that he wasn’t a scam..

ME: You can imagine the devastation i felt after realizing who they really were..I entered a competition that stated WIN A HOLIDAY to FLORIDA all expenses paid for..I was so upset by then and i told him how dear they do this to people..get there hopes up and destroy it in seconds. I even imagined telling my family we won a holiday to Florida for 16 days and 15 nights when they got home. But that dream went out the door..how horrible to be put though that..i wouldn’t want this to happen to any one. So the moral of this story is to make you aware of false advertising or misleading information on any given Competition..always read the Rules and Regulations on all Comps no matter what..i certainly have learnt from this and won’t make this mistake a gain.. in fact i have a competition site that is trusted and i go by it..Competitionguide.com.au if anyone is interested in Comps and you can always look up the Australian competition consumers commission site accc.gov.au for misleading comps.

This wasn’t a great upset just disappointing..hasn’t stop me from comps and i must say i won a few things..lots of baby stuff. cheers


Posted by shazzajt, 15th November 2013


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  • If it is to good to be true you know it’s a scam!

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  • this has happened to me… then they make it sound like you’re an idiot for not taking them up on it.

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  • Wow good pick up

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  • How very disappointing but, how switched on were you!

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  • yeah i hate scam artists. at least you didn’t fall for it, i wonder how many others have


    • also if you get calls from scammers, report it and get telstra to block that number

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  • Once we recieved some scratch ticket things in the mail from a holiday company. It looked legit. They had a website and a relative here in Australia had heard of them. It said we’d won a major prize of a family cruise plus cash. We rang up to claim the prize and they wanted scanned copy of the winning ticket and drivers licence which we assumed would be needed to claim. Then a few days later they needed us to pay a certain amount of money to have the prize released to us.. anyway we never paid them a cent and reported the scam to the police. I can’t remember what the company was called but the phone number to claim was like Malaysia or something, I can’t really remember.

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  • I have picked up ph to hear the word congratulations, then the spiel begins, sad you didn’t win but great you will keep on com ping :)

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  • thats so upsetting…thanks for letting us know

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  • Something similar happened to me too, it’s such a shame they take on a fake introduction.

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  • Thank You I’m glad this will help others..cheers

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  • Sorry you didn’t really win a holiday, thanks for sharing the useful information on trusted competition sites. Hopefully you win something big and genuine in the future.

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