Post # 1
So last night I recieved a call…at about 10pm, mind you…and the message left was from a very excited sounding woman, letting me know that I had won a “gift package” from Simplicity Gourmet.
Of course, I’ve never heard of the company, and never signed up for anything from them. So I got online this morning to Google them, and not only does their website make no sense at all, but they are also featured as a Rip Off on several sites, including a Brides.com forum.
Apparently they have you come to a seminar to try to sell their cookware, which is outrageously priced, and then give you some brochure or voucher for a “free” vacation. Turns out, with all the fine print, the vacation is anything BUT free.
Has anyone else had these calls? Been to the seminar?
It burns me up, I know they got my name and number from David’s Bridal. Jerks!
Anyone been targeted by any other ripoff offers as a result of Bridal Shows or signing up with DB?
Post # 3
All that kind of stuff is majorly scam. I had a company call me and when they said that BOTH of us had to go, I was like, “dude, my Fiance is in Iraq” and they told me “too bad!”. I still get phone calls and i pick up and say “i’m married” and hang up. They got my # at a bridal show.
When i went into DB to look at stuff, i refused to sign the cards. I said no, i was just looking and if i wanted to try something on, i would sign the card. I didn’t….i just wanted to look =]
answer the phone and tell them to remove you from their mialing list then hang up before they can argue with you. Legally they have to
Post # 4
I get those calls too, also from David’s. I get so frustrated by them. I just let them go to voice mail as I usually don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t regonize (had to many strange wrong numbers). They have become less frequent, maybe because I never respond, but I still get them from time to time. ANNOYING
Post # 5
Blah I get those calls all the time now…it’s sad, but I have taken to screening my calls and figure if the caller cannot leave a VM, it is not worth my time…I reverse look up those numbers and 9/10 times it’s associated with David’s Bridal. ugh.
Post # 6
wow, thanks for posting this info!
Post # 7
agree with ejs4y8. i unfortunately, left my info with the Davids Bridal website and was SO harrassed thereafter because they shared my details with other vendors. Even after I said no to receiving such information!
I say, please do not respond to the scam you described. Thanks for sharing!
Post # 8
Oh I definately will not be roped into this. I wanted to make sure everyone was aware, and also start a thread in case there are other ones out there that us brides need to be aware of.
My Fiance is really naive when it comes to “free giveaways” like this. We went to a seminar together for some vacation company and they gave us a “free” cruise. Which was complete bull. I went just so he would WAKE UP about scams. I can’t tell you how many viruses I’ve had on my computer because of his being gullible.
I just think it’s horrible that these companies prey on couples who are about to start lives together…ruining their credit and all that craziness.
Post # 9
Yes, I went to a bridal fair a few weeks ago and a number of vendors said they would have their own drawings for small prizes and notify the winners in a few days. So I was excited when I got a call saying I’d been selected from a company called Royal Prestige, but a bit skeptical because it wasn’t a local company and I didn’t recognize the name as a vendor. I looked it up online and immediately saw people complaining about going to a seminar and being harassed about buying expensive cookware. Maybe it’s the same company by a different name? The annoying thing is they called like 4 or 5 times.
Post # 10
Yup, I’ve gotten those calls too. I won an all expenses paid trip to the caribbean. They’re definitely a scam. Don’t bother calling back and when they contact you again, tell them you’re not interested. They do get your number from the bridal shows but I’m pretty sure one of the calls mentioned a bridal store that I went to, its possible they gave my number out too.
Post # 11
This is exactly why I only put a ‘garbage’ email on those cards at bridal shows and never my real phone number or real email. I use this garbage email for sign ups and stuff and go through it whenever I have time to see if there is anything good that I could use (some companies send coupons, discounts or free trials so I will go through it eventually I just don’t want it clogging up my voicemail box or email box). I put my phone number and info on the very first bridal show I went to and ended up with like 2 or 3 scam calls out of it that I certainly didn’t ask for (the registration gives or sells them your information because they were not at the show obviously). I was contacted by a very monotone lady saying that I had ‘won an exciting honeymoon to one of 3 places for 3 days and 2 nights.” I quickly Googled them and realized what it was – deleted the voicemail and never called back. Who do these people think they are? I guess some fish bite because otherwise they would stop I suppose. Oh, and when people say ‘well we need a phone number in case you win’ or whatever. I tell them they can email me (unless I think it is legit and something I really want), and I will get back with them because if I don’t know the number, I usually don’t answer the phone (and only return calls that I know are legit).
Bridal Scams = Lame.
Post # 12
Waaaay scammy! Have you been to a bridal show recently? Some of those vendors do this all the time… I haven’t done it, but I’ve read about people that have gone to these things. You sit in a long presentation and then they hassle you to purchase really expensive crap you don’t need.
Post # 13
That’s almost as bad as those stupid calls about reducing your credit card interest rate, and winning cruises. I always let them go to voicemail and then delete them right away.
Post # 14
Get those calls constantly. I blame David’s Bidal and this other web-site I signed up for once. Annoying as hell.
Post # 15
got the same call and did the same thing as you. What was the most weird though was that they called my Fiance phone and left a message for me. David’s Bridal seems to be the culprit.
Post # 16
Ya I get a TON of these because of DB. Mostly from Mary Kay though. Ugg.