Avoiding Disney World Scams

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Anytime you have a destination as popular as Disney World you are going to find those who try to illegally profit from its good name.  These scam artists know how badly parents want to take their kids to Disney and they use this innocent desire to prey on them.

Luckily the Disney company is always on the lookout for fraudulent offenders, and they are quick to prosecute anyone involved in suspicious behavior.  That being said, you should still familiarize yourself with the common traps that are used on Orlando tourists.

Bait and Switch
Disney World ScamsNot necessarily a scam as much as a colossal waste of time is the timeshare salesmen who offer discounted tickets to Disney World in return for listening to their pitches.  While it may sound like a small price to pay for tickets that are either free or heavily discounted, it simply is not worth it.  The bottom line is these timeshare seminars can run between four to six hours long and the pressure to buy is overwhelming.  You are much better off enjoying your time with the family instead of wasting it in a hotel conference room.

Fake Tickets
Every year Disney goes through great lengths to insure their park tickets are difficult to copy, but there will always be someone with the technology to give it a try.  This is why it so important to buy from a reputable source.  Beyond the Disney website you can also buy tickets at Orlando tourist information stops and reputable travel agencies like AAA.  Take the time to familiarize yourself with how a real ticket should look.  If you have any doubts then hold back until you find a vendor you can trust.

Contract Terms
Another thing to be cautious of is the contractual terms of your vacation package.  Some sneaky agencies will include ridiculous payment terms in their contracts that are difficult to manage.  What happens is some people will miss a deposit or payment and their entire vacation will be cancelled without refund.  The vendors lure unsuspecting buyers in with cheap prices and offer an “easy payment plan” that is designed to confuse or trick them.  Since the packages are sold at a loss, the goal is to get you to miss a payment so they can keep your money and cancel the reservations.  This typically only happens with discount vendors like those you find on eBay.  Again, make sure you understand the complete terms of the sale before making the purchase.

Fake Coupons
You will find hundreds of opportunities to buy Orlando coupon books while you are planning your vacation.  They claim that by spending $25 to $50 on the coupons you will save hundreds of dollars.  The problem is that most of the discounts are valid during the peak tourism season or else they are only good at second-rate hotels and restaurants.  The fact is that you shouldn’t have to pay for coupons.  Just do your homework before traveling to find the best deals available during the season you will be visiting Disney World.

These are just a few of the scams you will find targeted to Disney vacationers.  Since thieves and con artists are always testing new methods you should be leery of any deal that is too good to be true.  The simplest way to avoid getting taken is by buying through agencies you trust.  This isn’t limited to just Disney as there are plenty of travel agencies and online suppliers that have solid reputations.  Just be sure to do your research before handing over your credit card.

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Frank G October 1, 2010 at 4:12 am

I received a phone call from someone who said that they were part of the Disney organisation, offering me a large discount on Airfare from Australia to FLA . five to seven nights stay at a brand new hotel facilities at DW that is 1 mile from the property and entry tickets to Universal studios, then a trip on a cruise ship to Bahamas from Fort Laderdale and other islands. But I had to pay for the tax on it which was approx one thousand dollar. I had asked for more information to be sent to me via email, that was well over five hours ago and no letter as of yet. Is this something that Disney does or as I believe a SCAM !

I await your rely.

Frank G.

DisneyVacation October 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Hi Frank,

This is almost certainly not a Disney offer. They do not run any promotions that include airfare. I would advise you to be cautious.

Frank G October 2, 2010 at 12:34 am

The airfare was not offered, only heavely discounted on a QANTAS flight. It was between 45 to 65% off.

Frank G October 6, 2010 at 1:35 am

Do you have any more information on this, I received another call on my land line from them, only I could not talk to them at the time.

I await your responce

DisneyVacation October 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Hi Frank,

It is hard for me to confirm that this is a “scam” since I don’t know much about the provider. For me personally though, I would never purchase any Disney World packages or park tickets from anyone other than Disney.

Perhaps the discount flight ticket is attractive by itself, and maybe even a cheap rate on an offsite hotel. But everything Disney World should be purchased through Disney to protect yourself.

Hope this helps!

Frank G October 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

They said that I put my name down from my email account on Net-Zero in an advertisment that I clicked, I may have, I do not remenber.

I await your responce

Gena October 23, 2010 at 12:42 am

I got this email recently:
For Gena XXXXXXX
Sometime in the past 24 months you signed up for either a set of our free
cruise tickets, our free Disney theme park tickets or our free Orlando vacation.
This email is to notify you that you are one of our 10 Grand Prize winners.
As a Grand Prize winner you will receive a complete, all inclusive Disney vacation
for up to 5 people. And that means just what it says. The only stipulation in this
contest is that you will have 12 calendar months to use this vacation starting on
June 21, 2010. There is no catch and we are not trying to get your information,
we already have it. The information we received at the time you signed up is as follows:
XXXXX@XXXXXX.com Gena XXXXXXXX 2890 SE COLLINS XXXXXX XX XXXXX
So all that’s left for you to do now is to go to our Official Winner’s Site, fill out a
small form notifying you that you have received this official notification email.
Congratulations, Winner’s Site
Terry Alexander
Official Disney Host
Getaways Tour & Travel, Inc

I have been divorced for over ten years now. I have moved away from that address 10 years ago as well. I believe this is a scam as well

DisneyVacation October 23, 2010 at 2:53 am

I agree Gena…stay away from those guys.

Shams November 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I have received a call very similiar to Frank’s above. Accomodations and transportation would be taken care of, arifare would be discounted up to 75% and even an additional cruise because I had been a “Grand Prize Winner”. All I needed to do was pay a one time fee for me and my spouses to be able to release the vacation package. They wanted $388 at that exact moment. The entire 20 minute conversation was them saying Disney this, Disney that and they working out of Orlando Florida and how beautiful it was there.

One man (there were two agents I had talked to) was very pushy and kept asking for my credit card’s expiry date and would not take no for an answer. He kept trying to tell me about different legislations which I could get a refund if they didn’t deliver everything they had promised in their vacation package to me. I still said no. He became quite rude and started to raise his voice so I asked to speak to his manager or supervisor but he replied that there was no managers or supervisors there. I hung up with my final answer being no. I did manage to find out their phone number they had called from and when I asked them what company they worked for, they said it was “United Services- Disney Promotions Department”. Is there such a company or department?

Shams

DisneyVacation November 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Sounds like another scam to me Shams. Luckily you got away without giving your info!

Vincent DiGiovanna November 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm

i received the same scam OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION that Gena did. I tried to contact the number at the bottom of the form and no luck. I called Disney and was informed that it was not a Disney promotion ! I tried to look up Terry Alexander
Official Disney Host at Getaways Tours & Travel, Inc. and got very little info and that under scam warnings. BE VERY CAREFUL!!! Vincent

Hoping it was real. December 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I got the exact same phone call as Shams did. Very,Very pushy for my credit card number. When i asked for more information about the company he worked for,He asked atleast 10 times for my credit card number.That’s when i knew something was fishy. He even asked to speak to my spouse. Not only that but when i hung up, HE CALLED BACK! Very chattery guy. Kinda freaky cause they had my home address and everything.

G Mercer December 23, 2010 at 12:12 am

On December 22/2010 ,I was also contacted by a man saying he was from the Disney promotions department .I had won a Disney Vacation Package which I had signrd up for on- line. They had my email address, my home address, my marital status and that I was in good standing with Visa. He then asked me to put my husband on the phone so that he could tell the two of us about the wonderful vacation package we had won . I was one of three grand prize winners to win 5 days & 4 night stay in Orlando Florida, Also 7 day car rental all paid for by Disney. And a 4 day-3 night cruise to one of two destinations, Cancun, Mexico or the Bahamas. The value of this package was 3500.00.I could take another couple with me at no extra cost, all I had to pay was the registration fee of 388.00. Then he proceeded to ask for my expiry date on my Visa card, which I told him I don’t give out over the phone. He the began telling me about the legistation protecting me and how Visa would confirm everything once he gave me my verifacation number but first I had to give him my expiry date on my Visa. When I wouldn’t give it to him he put a woman on the phone to talk ot me. She went on and on about the legistration too and was very persistant on me giving her my Visa expiry date as well. Everytime there was a pause in the conversation she would ask for my expiry date. They said I couldn’t afford not to take advantage of this wonderful vacation.I finally had to hang up, they wouldn’t take no for answer. Seems like a scam to me. Why should anyone have to pay a registration fee for something they have already won?????

april December 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm

For april xxxxxxxxxx (removed last name)
Sometime in the past 24 months you signed up for either a set of our free
cruise tickets, our free Disney theme park tickets or our free Orlando vacation.
This email is to notify you that you are one of our 10 Grand Prize winners.
As a Grand Prize winner you will receive a complete, all inclusive Disney vacation
for up to 5 people. And that means just what it says. The only stipulation in this
contest is that you will have 12 calendar months to use this vacation starting on
June 21, 2010. There is no catch and we are not trying to get your information,
we already have it. The information we received at the time you signed up is as follows:
(had my email addy) april XXXXXXXX (Here they had an old address of mine that I hadn’t lived at in 7 years)
So all that’s left for you to do now is to go to our Official Winner’s Site, fill out a
small form notifying you that you have received this official notification email.
Congratulations, Winner’s Site
Terry Alexander
Official Disney Host
Getaways Tour & Travel, Inc
You have received this message in response to your prior sign up at one of our sister sites.
To cease future mailings and you would like to be removed from our database
Other you can write us at: Unsubscribe PO Box 522144 Longwood, FL 32752
Unsubscribe

Ale A. ON January 2011 January 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I got this email…

Sometime in the past 24 months you signed up for either a set of our free
cruise tickets, our free Disney theme park tickets or our free Orlando vacation.
This email is to notify you that you are one of our 10 Grand Prize winners.
As a Grand Prize winner you will receive a complete, all inclusive Disney vacation
for up to 5 people. And that means just what it says. The only stipulation in this
contest is that you will have 12 calendar months to use this vacation starting on
June 21, 2010. There is no catch and we are not trying to get your information,
we already have it. The information we received at the time you signed up is as follows:
XXXX@XXXX.com ale XXXXXXX XXXXX 161 pueblo XXXX lima 00021
So all that’s left for you to do now is to go to our Official Winner’s Site, fill out a
small form notifying you that you have received this official notification email.

Congratulations, Winner’s Site
Terry Alexander
Official Disney Host
Getaways Tour & Travel, Inc
You have received this message in response to your prior sign up at one of our sister sites.
To cease future mailings and you would like to be removed from our database
Other you can write us at: Unsubscribe PO Box 522144 Longwood, FL 32752
Unsubscribe.

I have moved away from that address 16 years ago… How do they do to know that old address?? I do not live in the united states… definitely is a scam … attention…!!!

Jen B January 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I too have received 5 phonecalls now from someone claiming that I entered my address onto a website and won “a trip for 2 for disney world florida”… I yelled at all 5 of them saying “THIS TRIP IS BS (I used a more colorful word) AND I KNOW YOURE TRYING TO SCAM ME, AS I TOLD THE LAST (X number) OF PEOPLE TAKE ME OFF YOUR F’ING LIST AND STOP CALLING ME!”

“oh maam this is not a scam, this is a limited time where you have qualified for the final round of the contest…”

I then hung up!.. stupid asses!

beth January 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I recently rec’d an email from Disney Destinations about Disney trips. It came to my email address but addressed to my husband. We’ve started discussing dates for a trip to Disney with our toddlers, so my 1st assumption was that he signed up for info but gave out my email address, something we’ve done in the past.

I called him. He doesn’t recall signing up for anything lately and neither do I.

Is this real or a scam?

Thanks for being a part of our e-family!
Dear Scott,

Now that you’re part of our Disney Parks e-family, we’ll bring the magic of Disney right to your inbox. There are so many ways to get in on the fun and plan your next Disney Parks vacation.

You will be among the first to hear the latest from Disney Parks with quick, convenient emails, including special offers, news and info, especially for our e-family!

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It's a scam! February 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I just received the same call from someone saying they were from United Services, offering a trip to Florida. Same deal – five nights accommodation, Disney tickets, a rental car for seven days, and then a trip to Daytona Beach. She asked to get my ‘travel partner’ on the line, and when I said he was at work and couldn’t answer calls, she asked for his office number! I interjected with a ton of questions, and she repeatedly said “I have a format to follow, I’ll answer your questions at the end.” When I heard the transportation wasn’t free, I said I wasn’t interested. She said “You mean you want me to give your travel package to someone else?” I said yes, she said “thanks for registering” and hung up.

TOTAL SCAM!

Elizabeth February 12, 2011 at 2:35 am

I just got the same call, where Disney was paying 75% of my trip. I kept telling the woman that I wasn’t taking the trip, and she also kept asking for credit card information, I don’t even have a credit card. I must have told her 3 times I was in no way giving out any information because I was not going to go on this trip, even after I told her I was unemployed, she asked for the info. She wasn’t overly pushy or rude, but at the end she got snippy telling me how lucky I was, out of a thousand people I was chosen, that so many people would love the chance, that if I didn’t take it it would be given to an alternate. I said, please do so, by all means and I hope they enjoy their trip and then it was just silence.

What I don’t get is how they have all my information, they said I registered online through my hotmail. How do I get off their list?

Nathalie March 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I got a call today from that united company telling me that i have won a disney vacation for 4 nights 3 days and she was telling me how beautiful it was and she said that I qualified for this vacation. I can’t recall putting my name anywhere except that I did go on the disney vacation site to request a free dvd to plan a trip for my family and I. I went back to that site today and it doesn’t ask me to put my phone number anywhere and there isn’t any free vacation advertisement anywhere.
So when the lady told me she was transfering me to another person I hung up. She did ask me what my husband name was i told her his first name but thats it. I haven’t given any other info. I should be fine right? I’m pretty sure this is a scam, obviously, free vacation common!!!

David March 8, 2011 at 12:12 am

March 07/2011 the scam is still running. same details as described by others, about 20 minutes on the phone, including a delay while they get a confirmation number, then transfer call to another person who tries in vain to get credit card expiry date and number. Only at the end of the spiel do you find out that they want $388.00 NOW. Of course, if they said this up front, you could hang up a lot sooner !

Miss L March 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Had virtually the same thing happen as what G Mercer describes, i have the telephone numbers of these people . Like i just fell off the “Turnip Truck “.

D & S Singleton March 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Well they strike again..funny thing is that I sometimes when bored I fill out on line to win things of course only in hopes of ggetting something I /we couldnt afford..guess I won’t be doing that again!..It sounded too good to be true..I should of known better!!! I felt stupid afterwards..I have never won anything in my life!!! In the back of my mind I was hoping it would be true..untill my husband got on the line he for sure seen right through the “FRAUD SCAMMERS”..then when she “Natsha” transfered me to “Gina” for to give me the confirmation number and to varify our NS address…the $388 came into play and that had to be paid..like the rest of you on here they were very adamint that I give my credit card number…I said no….and hung up….luckily they didn’t try to call back..I did keep the phone number…gonna pass it on to the “Better Business Beaureau”…maybe they will catch them….Buy what I have read on here they have been around for some time…I think there is enough evidence to charge them.. Glad to have a place to “VENT” and share OUR Nova Scotia story.

Yves March 17, 2011 at 2:26 am

I just got the same call about 1 hour ago… The exact same thing, disney vacation, 388$, 75% off,…
I first talked to Cortney (or something like that) that explain me the package and made me choose between other destination like Mexico and other that I didn’t heard well (my first language is french not english and she was speaking very fast) and ask me the best season to take the trip.
She transferred me to Gina who wanted to confirm my info. I asked lot of question and after each of her answer she keep asking me for my credit card number.
By the end she started to be a little rude and didn’t take no as answer.

Cara March 29, 2011 at 2:56 am

United called me too. Thanks to everyone who posted their details!! I Googled Disney scam and ended up here, all while still on the phone with them.
She kept me on the phone explaining all the exciting details without telling me what the catch was because her system was ‘backed up’. When the shipping girl came on, she kept asking for my credit card and wouldn’t send a quick email to confirm the company and the details. Mostly I played along to see how far it would go.

One thing that might be different from others’ calls – the airfare to the destination was the only thing they wouldn’t cover. Maybe they read some of the responses above and changed their story slightly??

Jillian March 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

United just called me. I found this site while I was on the phone and promptly hung up on them, they tried calling back twice. They didn’t mention airfare to me.

Becky April 2, 2011 at 3:06 am

I just got this same call 10 minutes ago.I was like what the heck.I didn’t even remember entering to win a contest to Disney.They wanted the same amount.$388.00 on Visa.Not a chance. The number that went with this was 519-488-0580

Val May 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm

A friend got contacted by Eric Hall and Sharon Lane related to Calypso Cay Resort with a similar deal, anyone heard of them.
Val

Jamie May 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Just recieved a call from the united woman who sounded more excited than me because I didnt promptly hang up .I proceded to ask her to send me an email with info, or just give me a number to call and I will call her right back, she would not.I then told her she had called her worst nightmare and proceded to read her some comments about this scam, She then promptly hung up.Tables turned!!!!!!!!

David c May 28, 2011 at 3:32 am

Hey some guy is selling my family a vacation plan were we get food plan tickets and a deluxe hotel for a week for 3 grand and we get a conformation number 2 weeks ahead of time and we Pay on pay pal in the hotel lobby and get our tickets there is this real or a scam??

Wendy Anderson July 28, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Got a call early this morning – so sleepy had trouble focussing. They told me that it was a Disney World, Florida promotion by http://www.bahamasflorida.com. They have a lovely website, but offer seems too good to be true. Luckily I couldn’t find my credit card details. Now I’m awake and I’ve had time to think, I’m suspecting scam. Can anyone confirm this. I suspect that they’ll ring back.

Brian Rickert August 20, 2011 at 12:59 am

Dear Disney Promotions, I have just recieved a phonecall from http://www.bahamasflorida.com also. I have looked on the web for scams. The caller said this is not a competition and you have not won anything. It is a promotional offer. The offer is for 4 people, a total of 3 weeks holiday including a free saty in the Ramada Hotel in Florida, tickets to Disney and Sea World and a cruise with Carnival cruises. We would have to pay for our own flights and meals and of course $698 for being chosen for the promotion. Do you know anything about this?

Brin August 31, 2011 at 2:37 am

Got the call in Calgary AB from an Edmonton AB number saying they were calling from Florida. They had my husbands info from something he signed up online for. Casey was the first girl then transferred me to the confirmation girl. She asked me at least 6 times for the expiry date on my card for a payment for $574 for 2 of us. Maybe it was for Canadian funds? She wouldn’t send the email to me either. I had to hang up because she wouldn’t quit. She said it was RCI vacations offering this, but we’d have to pay for our own transportation and meals.

Kevin September 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

david c, was the guys name julian from ebay and did the trip work out, i have a similar trip booked for this month

T King September 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I just got a phone call today. Saying my wife won a 7 day, 6 night trip to Disney Land. First, it was a girl, who told me all about the trip and rides and was very polite (right away I kinda felt a scam), she was very talkative trying to “hype” me up about what my wife and I “won”.

She then said she will transpher me to the shipping department who will send me the documents I need for the trip. A couple minutes later, a guy named “mike” came on who sounded kind of gay. He too was trying to get me excited and very talkative. Told me this procedure was secure, wanted my address, etc, so I played a long… after 5 mins he asked me for a credit card expiry date for the 388.00$ registration fee.

Just for kicks to see where this would go, I gave him a card I cancelled and I still had. He put the info in and was chatting away with me (he kinda seemed less-interested in me at this point). Then he says “oh, your card has come back saying it is expired, lost or stolen can you please give me a card number and expiry that is valid?”

I told him I did not have one at this time and it was coming to me, if he could send me documents to fill out or go through a local travel agency. At this point he got a little more lippy, kept demanding the expiry date of a good card, I said no about 5 times, he still kept going.

So I hung up.

If you won a trip, you should never give out CC info, if it can not go through a known travel agency in your area, then its a scam.

Meghan September 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Got a call a couple days ago from a woman named Debra saying I’d won a trip to Disney 6 days 7 nights and a trip to the Bahamas. She kept going on and on about how beautiful it is there, and that I will have a free rental car for 7 days blah blah blah. Then she transferred me to some guy who said there was a registration fee of $278, asked me for the expiry date on my credit card, I told him I didn’t have one. He kept pushing that he needs the expiry date so he can email me the info, I told him I didn’t have a credit card and he just kept asking for it, and I hung up. Oh, airfare was not included.
Kinda freaks me out that they have my cell phone number, address and email address

Meghan September 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Oh, the phone number was 16479303005, I tried calling them back to find out who they were and the number is not in service.

Shannon September 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm

got a call like all of you today from Jennifer at 1-403-879-2270. I really wish I could report this somewhere and get them in trouble for scamming people.

Aggy October 5, 2011 at 1:58 am

So good to hear that its a scam. I knew better and just hung up as well. This evening I just got the exact same phone call. The number was 1-289-804-1078. She said her name was Stacey. She even had an operator number (6632). she tried to sell me on the same story that me and my boyfriend had won a trip to Orlando and all the above, but we had to pay some amount of money. I know better than that. I would never enter a “free” contest if i had to end up paying in the end. Scam for sure. I even asked her who she worked for and what the name of the site was that i apparently entered the contest with. She said she wasnt authorized to tell me, just that it was a promotion through hotmail. Too bad. My bf was upset that i hung up in case the contest was real but at least this site proved i was right. so i guess i won in way :)

Robyn November 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I just received a call from “RCI” saying I’d won a trip to Florida (Disney) and the Bahamas. They called from (647)930-9734, which apparently is a Toronto number, I am in Nova Scotia. When I call the number back they answer “notifications department”. The guy knew my birthdate and email address. He couldn’t tell me when I had signed up for the contest or what website I did it through. He kept saying something about my email address was given to them by the email provider. He wouldn’t tell me anything about the trip until I would put my husband on the phone, I’m assuming because I no longer have a valid VISA. We shall see if they call back!

LindaLou December 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

They phoned me not too long ago — free Florida vacation, Bahamas cruise, blah blah. Then pressing me for my credit card details, which I would not give, and I eventually hung up. I am in the UK, where are they calling from?? And how did they get so many of my personal details? Is there any way to report these people?

Loreal December 15, 2011 at 4:37 am

I recieved the same call tonight. Telling me I won a free trip to Disneyworld the girl went on and on about all these great things. Wanted to get my husband on the phone. So she could tell us both about it at the same time, odd. I played along with it until she told me it was wonderful that I could have this great trip all for $287. At which point I hung up. Called from 226-777-0105

stef December 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I got the same call from a man. I tried to talk in the middle of his little speech and he continued to talk over me. I said I did not enter anything and he said yes you did now who will you be taking. I asked a bunch of questions and he kept asking who I would be taking I finally said a name and he insisted we had to get him on the phone or conference call him. When I said no he said you both need to hear your wonderful vacation package. I hung up. The same guy called back like 8 hours later like he had not talked to me, same speech and everything and I know it was the same voice again I told him to stop calling and he went on with his speech. Said I see you have a visa card in good standing and I said no I have no visa so he began to go through the list of potential credit cards that he could supposedly see that I have in good standing! They cannot actually see your credit card information they are only guessing and this is how they get people! They can retrieve your address from a phone number or maybe something you’ve filled out online. When you fill anything out online it always has those little boxes at the bottom asking if they can share your information with other 3rd party companies and this is how they can get ahold of your infor.
I told him to remove me and hung up.
Th very next morning a woman called! By this time I was NOT impressed. I was very short with her and tried to cut her off but she wouldn’t stop her dam speech! These people are very persistant and very annoying! I wanted them to stop. I told her I did not enter and that she was a useless human being who needed a real job and she continued trying to convince me. I told her to give away my trip to some other retard that would accept it and she talked to me like I was an idiot for giving away “my free trip”. I told them not to call anymore and give it away and they stopped calling. So I only got three calls. What a joke! How can they get away with this! The interenet is hurting so many people! When will these people be shut down!

Nafnaf December 23, 2011 at 2:25 am

Same thing here in Montreal. But the winner was my 13 y old son, but the prize would be transferred to my husband and I. She (JEN) had all our info: telephone, address…Not sure from which number she was calling from.Maybe 1 877 338 0070

samantha March 6, 2012 at 3:18 am

I just received a call sayingg that I won a “disney” vacation thourgh hotmail from a contest I entered. Seeing I haven’t been on a computer in a very long time and when I am I know I haven’t entered anything. The second man I spoke this was very pushy and rude at the end when I started questioning things. There number came up in my caller I.d I live in Toronot Ont. Caanda and tthe number that came up was a 647 number, but they made it sound like they were in the states.

mxmill April 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Its still going on… 04/09/2012.
I just got this same phone call from a lady saying i won the exact same prize, my cost was only $270 a person, an additional 2 people are free? that doesnt make much sense how 2 people can be free, how would you make money?
i repeatedly asked her for a phone number for my spouse to call her back since she wasnt home and she would never answer me only start reading another line to entice me, then i started to ask for a cash value payout which she never answered only stared to read another line trying to entice me, i then asked for an email repeatedly with no response. She would just read another line in her speech manual to bring the owness back on me for ruining my spouses vacation if i dont immediately accept the offer and pay upfront on my credit card. Im no lawyer but legally that doesnt make much sense for me to be able to claim someone elses winnings, its like my friend winning the lotto and me claiming it even though their name is signed on the ticket.. lol. at this point i was getting a little annoyed and i asked for the contest website she signed up for it on and the lady only told me it was through hotmail. i googled the offer and found this site while on the phone with her, my fear of a scam was even more evident when i logged onto MSN and asked my spouse if they did sign up for it and they were as clueless as i was about it. At this point i repeatedly said we are going to decline the offer and the lady finally got the idea after the 5th time turning it down and she promply said “well, ok then we will forefit your vacation to another winner” and hung up on me. I doubt anything related to disney would always talk over you on the phone and be this pushy and condesending.

glad i didnt get ensnared in a scam.

location:
New Brunswick, Canada

jennifer April 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I received and facebook invite for Receive 4 Disney Land/Disney World Tickets FREE (Limited Time Only!) and you have to invite 50 friends for 1 ticket. Is this a scam?

Geoff April 29, 2012 at 12:01 am

That’s a new one I have not seen Jennifer. Can’t say for sure but I would stay away if it is not from Disney World.

Thrifty Disney Dad May 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Okay – I just found some info about this scam…
“By reading the Terms and Conditions of the ‘deal,’ you quickly discover that you and three friends that you refer have to complete a total of 13 ‘reward offers.’ These offers often cost money. Also keep in mind that your personal data will be shared with other marketers, sponsors, scammers – whatever you want to to call them! You are usually required to provide your name, address, phone numbers and date of birth.”

Thanks to Tim @ http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/receive-4-disney-landdisney-world-tickets-free-limited-time-only-facebook-scam.html

Becca June 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

someone says…they have a disney pass, that allow them to get 3 ppl in 1 disney park per day?? he said we go to turnstile, he show his pass and say I have these 3 guest and we get our tickets right there…we go thru the gate with our tickets, then
we pay him once we’re away from turnstile after we in….. is this a scam?

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