I got a phone call from these people tonight. They had called about two weeks ago and said I had won some sort of prize. My wife may have entered me into some drawing a few months ago but she doesn’t think that she did. The weird thing is that the number they called is my cell. I can’t imagine how they got my info.
They are telling me that all I have to do is go to Williamsburg to claim my prize and I can stay in their resort for a night. The prize is $500.00. The catch is that they want a $25.00 refundable fee on my credit card. I don’t give my card out especially not to some schmuck that calls me on the phone. I cheerfully lied and said I didn’t have one. I got their contact info and googled them and came up with this info. I also do have a cingular rebate card with about $25.00 so in theory I could take the risk and satisfy my curiousity.
I got their contact info and googled them. Their website calls them an interval vacation resort. A timeshare.
What is the scam here and how does it work? I figure that they are trying to part me from my sweet cash, but I don’t know how and that drives me mad. I need to understand this scam.