(Closed) HELP! I need to know if I’m being scammed

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Newbee

Call the better business bureau an check em out

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Unless you like sitting through lame ass presentations and pressure tactic sales, I would suggest that you stay away from these types of "prizes".  It sounds much like the style of sales that is frequently used to sell time shares (e.g., you have one a vacation to the Bahamas but first you have to sit through our time share sales pitch AND they don’t tell you that you have to pay for your airfare to the location and then if you do go, you have to sit through another presentation because the location you are staying in is one of the timeshares!). 

I guess that was a bit of a rant.  Sorry but I wouldn’t waste my time.  Things like this always come with some sort of price tag.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Do not do it!!! I have received the same call numerous times and you are correct it is too good to be true. I did not attend or take them up on it b/c once I started talking to them about you’re ending up on a sales haox.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Probably a scam given that there is a 3 part series on "Bridal Expo Spam and Scams" here on Wedding Bee:

 www.weddingbee.com/2006/03/03/bridal-expo-spam-and-scams/ 

 

or try searching on here for "Bridal Expo Spam and Scams"

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’ve been to these things TWICE and they try to entice you by saying you can win a bunch of prizes. Even if you "win" a trip it doesn’t include airfare. You also have to sit through some stupid timeshare presentation which is so not a deal. It’s such a waste of time and no one can get their story straight on what you can get as a prize. Don’t bother going.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I received the same call offering the same things too and all I had to do was go to a demonstration that they were having and just watch their presentation.  I was not obligated to buy anything.  I asked them how they got my name and they said that someone "registered" my name in a drawing.  Which did not sound convincing at all to me.  So I never called them back. 

Just remember, there’s no free lunch in this world…

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

this is probably one of those outfits where the vacation and prizes are at face value legit (eg, maybe the quality of the flutes suck, or maybe the vacation is just the hotel, and no flight or any other expenses covered) but the cookware is a massive ripoff.  so go if you’re curious and have the time, but be careful with your wallet and read everything carefully.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you’re interested in the prizes, go ahead.  However, don’t let them talk you into anything you’re not well informed of before hand.  My fiance and I got talked into a huge waste of money that seemed like a good idea because we didn’t know how much a good set of cookware went for.  A life lesson for us I suppose, it’s kind of embarassing though.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

It isn’t a scam — it is a direct marketing scheme.  It is kind of like buying a time-share — the business itself is legit, but the way they sell is always kind of underhanded. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It’s a legitimate businees, but apparently the products are crap and when/if you try to return them, they give you hard time and untimately mess with your credit.  I received the same call and did a little snooping and discovered all kinds of bad stuff.  Google, the name of the company and you’ll find all kinds of info about it.

FYI, the common denominator seems to be Davids Bridal.  Apparently, they sell their mailing list info.

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