Post # 1
I recieved a phone call from a woman named Emily (630)474-9949
1895 Rowling Road Suite A Rollling Meadows
(They said they also have another office in IL)
She had stated I won a roundtrip for 2 to Las Vegas through a raffle Hilton Bridal Expo (that I didn’t even attend). She was very nice and professional. The only weird thing was she had asked me to come pick up the tickets with office hours (5:00pm-9pm). I thought something was strange so I looked for it online. No website, not on the Yellow Pages, I even checked the Better Business Bureau. Nothing. I checked with someone else in that building and they said they’ve heard complaints about that tenant. Didn’t go for safety sake.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t be worried about getting mugged or anything if I went. I’d be worried about getting some rapid-fire sales pitch, probably for a timeshare, where you ended up spending a lot more money than those plane tickets were worth.
If you’ve bought a subscription to any bridal magazine lately or visited certain wedding-related websites or visited certain bridal shops and given your name/phone number/email address, it’s likely that that information has been sold to a telemarketer, or that the telemarketer is a subsidiary/partner company of whoever you gave your info to (which makes it legal for them to get around any opt-out you do, or any privacy policies that say they don’t sell your information).
Timeshare pitches are often done under a time restriction; they want you to feel a lot of pressure to buy before you get a chance to properly understand what you’re buying. The salespeople may say that this special price is only good till the end of the day, or you can only go for your presentation this afternoon, blah blah blah. Since timeshares are such horrible investments, they want to get your contract signed before you have a chance to change your mind.
and they do really give out airline tickets if you sit through their pitch, but often they are only bookable through a specific travel agent, and you may end up paying a couple hundred in “booking fees” or “processing fees.”