I've been getting a few missed calls on my phone lately, no message has ever been left so I've never felt inclined to call back. I do so last night though....
I mention to the woman who answered the phone that I had received numerous missed calls, but no voicemail. She informed me that they've been having a problem with their messaging system (?? right...) but she would be more than happy to help me. Apparently at the mall some time back I entered a drawing for a luxury car. I remember this vaguely, but I am pretty sure I checked "no" in the little box where it asked me if I wanted to hear about any promotions, deals, etc.
So guess what! I, along with a select other few, have been chosed to receive $6000 in airfare tickets, good for two years, totally transferable, etc. Sales pitch, blah, blah, blah. In order to redeem this prize I must head to a certain hotel to hear about a promotion going on within the organization. I was assured I was under no obligation to purchase anything or join anything.
I believe this is one of those Timeshare promotions.
So, while I don't think this is a scam, because the organization promoting this is legit, certainly I don't want to be pressured or badgered into purchasing something I don't want. I hear they are very good at that.
Even on the phone the rep was quite insistent that I book my time slot NOW to be assured that my prize didn't slip through my fingers. It was difficult to get an word in edgewise, finally I placated her by telling her to call me back at a later time that evening (she didn't).
Who knows? Maybe I did miss out on free tickets but it isn't worth the risk to me.