I went to the sales pitch and ended up signing up for some plan at would get me a few vacations, but for the amount that you pay every month you could save up and get your own hotel on Priceline.com. I gave them hundreds of dollars, that I never recovered... Buyer beware. If you cancel, they send this letter stating they agree to cancel the contract, but only if they don't give you a refund. For me... I was happy just to be left alone. Thanks for taking my money SD.
I got the same call the number i received a phone call from is 717-364-****. I called back and tried to cancel, they transffered me to a schedulling and cancelling department (WTF) is that?
PLEASE watch this link before you go
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/high-press ... y-prize-entries
Same here, one woman called and when I called back, there's another answered with scam about vacation trip but we need to make appointment with them.
I'm not interested and don't want to waste my time for these scammers, nothing free.
The same thing happened to me. I was waiting for the email, never got one so I said screw it. I'm not driving an hour away to attend a meeting with no email describing what's going on.
was it worth it
I have had similar messages as well but they called themselves Travel Division and are in the same address as a a lot of you, 9000 Keystone Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis Indiana. I have a meeting set up for tomorrow, but I'm so glad I looked on here first. They told me that I won a free trip to any of the 48 states, Hawaii and Alaska not included. Free airfare as well with hotel accommodations as well. I have the whole year as well. It was also weird that I called the number back, hoping to get in touch with one girl that send me the voice mail, but got another woman. Then I called back again to reschedule, but got a completely different woman. It's so shady, that I'm not even going to call to cancel the appointment.
So glad I investigated this number before I went to the meeting. I got the call on a Friday morning and booked a meeting for the following Tuesday. I got 2 reminder calls on Friday afternoon and evening, 3 on Monday and when they called Tuesday (meeting day) I told them that after some investigation, I decided not to accept my "prize". I got a response similar to one mentioned above. "Why would you turn this down???" Eventually I just hung up. That afternoon I got 2 voicemails stating how "imperative" it is I reschedule. After 4 years of trying this approach, shouldn't they try a new tactic?? Or are people actually falling for it?? If you receive this call, do NOT be duped!!
buy a call blocker
Amazon and ebay have some great blockers...telephones that block are Ok..but they only have 50 number max capacity..that is not enough when dealing with these douche-bags...the one I have has 1500 number blocking capacity and costs around 60 bucks.
Soooooo mad, got a call today from sum chick trying to get me to go to some bs hour long thing. Stupid scam!! Thanks wwe for having that car in that venue, arghhhh.
I also heard from this outfit and checked up on them. Even if they don't charge more than the $550 (225x2) for the "free" trip, they will make their profit. I went to the Bahamas before and it is like a corporation disguised as a country. Everything there is owned by the same company- the plane that flies you to the ship, the ship, the beaches and all restaurants and all casinos, the gift stands, the rental jet skis and para-sailing, the women who offer to braid your hair, the taxis, EVERYTHING is owned by the same corporation. They started us gambling on the plane as soon as we were out of US airspace, hoping we would be hooked and keep gambling on the island, or ship, and everything on the island is very very outrageously priced. A doughnut and coffee was the price of a nice meal, and an average lunch was the price of a 5 star dinner. They will get the full price of the vacation and plenty of profit out of you by the end. Meanwhile the island natives who serve you and who are trapped by this monopoly corporation make starvation wages and their resentment and desperation is thinly veiled just under the surface and really depressing.
They are still active--Sundance Vacations working with Smart Travel on Keystone in Carmel. We are supposed to go to the office tomorrow at 4, said this is how they advertise--by giving away "free" cruises. I don't think so. In any event, they were supposed to send an e-mail with more confirming info, etc., but I never received it.
I also got the same call from Smar Travel, was quite exciting at the beginning and called my husband soon, my husband told me immediately it should be fake . The phone number is 1-800-355-4300, the guy's name is Jack and his supervisor's name is Betty. We will not go tonight for the appointment. No free lunch, thanks for everyone share the experience here.
I just got a call from Sundance vacations that I won a free Bahamas 3 night royal carrabian trip that includes even flight tickets and free food. They said the total worth of it is around $1200. They said we filled the form at Sixflags and so and so date, whcih is true. The man goes ahead gives me an appointment at the local office and says both me and my wife should attend the appointment to claim the prize. The man transfers the call to supervisor and supervisor gives a secret code. Then there is a automated disclaimer which says there will be a fee of around $189 to 220 per person. I do not see any thing suspecious in this and it looks like a clever way of promoting. I will be skipping this as i know there is no such thing as a free lunch....
They called from SmarTravel. Same story as most have said... bummer thought that it might be legit. oh well thanks for everyone that posted. PS there is a fb page on this company's scam and how other states are trying to help consumers. Don't remember the page but it's with the sundance name not the smartravel name but they both have the same phone numbers so you know that they are the same company jerking people around with their scam!!
Yeah.. I received this call from Sundance Vacations and they told me that I have won a cruise and that its all free. They invite you to an hour session, then after that they send you to another room. They claim that its not a sales thing, but it is. They try to make you buy time share vacations. So, don't waste your time on going unless you just want to have some fun messing with them. I acted like i was really interested and at the end told them to forget it. They gave me some travel vulture for a cruise, but i never used it. Wondering if anybody went and have used the vulture.
I received voicemails from this company called Sundance Vacations saying I won a free 4-Day/3-Night trip to the Bahamas. They claim they received my information from a Chicago Blackhawks game on March 18th. I knew it was a scam because I never went to a game on March 18th. I called the number back anyway just to see what they were about.
To make a long story short, all I had to do in order to receive the free trip was to meet them at their offices at 8pm (which is also another red flag because 8pm is definitely past business hours) and bring two forms of identification - drivers license and major credit cards. The representative also asked personal questions such as my income, age, address, who I lived with; it was very shady.
The representative also gave me the other phone number before giving me this number: 18003096500 and 18003554300. I Googled these numbers just to be sure it wasn't a scam and ofcourse I found out that the whole trip was a scam. On Google, I came across numbers of complaints about the Sundance Vacation Scam. PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THE REPRESENTATIVES CALLING FROM SUNDANCE VACATIONS!
Elderly Parents Targeted
Indianapolis: My Dad always taught me to read the fine print and don't believe all the sweepstakes forms at the mall or restaurants, but he fell for one. Him and my Mom were are the Castleton mall and was approached to fill out a sweepstakes to win a car or $50,000. A few days later, they got a call that they didn't win the grand prize, but won a Bahama's vacation instead. To claim the prize, they would need to attend a meeting at the Smart Travel location at 9000 Keystone Mall, Suite 200. They were emailed the contact information and for attending, they would also win a $50 Olive Garden gift card.
My Mom was suspicious and called me about it tonight and luckily found this website with all the negative comments. They will not be attending the meeting or calling to cancel. It certainly sounds like a scam. My parents as many retired people are on a fixed income and don't need scum preying on them.
I've received voice mails from this company saying I've won a free trip and knowing it wasn't right, I never answered the phone or called back. Today I am waiting for a real phone call from an out of area number so I went ahead and answered. I "won" a free cruise vacation.... same story they've been giving out for a few years it looks like. I went to the Pet Expo in the Greater Oaks Philadelphia area back in January 2012 where I do remember entering my name into a drawing. I scheduled the 1 hour meeting for Wednesday - only after telling her I wasn't able to make a meeting that short of notice for today or tomorrow, she promised to give me a gift card for Red Lobster and/or Olive Garden.... "doesn't that sound nice? you're just getting everything?" Oh for a special Valentines Day gift, there is a drawing for a $1500 diamond tennis bracelet....
And she also gave me the other phone number before giving me this number: 18003096500 and 18003554300.
Bring two forms of identification - drivers license and major credit cards..... and she only asked if my income was about a certain salary and if I was over 21 - did not ask specifics nor did I give her specifics. I did just get a confirmation email about my appointment on Wednesday, however it's just as vague as the phone call. And the first question in the frequently asked questions is, "is this a scam?"
I didn't bother asking questions about port fees and taxes because I know nothing is really "free".
So wat happened
Just received a call saying I had won the sweepstakes. Which is 2 free air fair and a Caribbean Cruise. They said they received my entry form from a Chicago Black Hawks game that I was at over the weekend. Funny thing I was at a Hawks games this past weekend. Or even at all this year
everything I have read rings true in my own case. i googled this company (sundance vacations), and read of their operating practices from other "instant winners". needless to say, i decided to no longer answer their calls or respond in any manner to them .thank goodness for these posts. THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH!
This is now happening in the Indianapolis area. Same details as you describe. I entered a drawing at an Indiana Fever game in August 2011 for a car or cash. I received the phone call from Smart Travel on Oct. 7, 2011. The office is based out of the Carmel area near the Keystone Fashion Mall. The number I was told to call first was 1-800-309-7000 ext 333. When I called the 333 extension, a different woman answered the phone and gave me the "direct number:" 18003554300.
just wanted to correct one thing. the only fees you are responsible for are taxes, port charges, and security fees which comes to 189 per person in the off season and 225 per person in the peak season so the most you would pay would be 450.
julie either you are just a straight up liar or you are mistaking sundance for another company. i have worked for sundance for 3 years and we NEVER ask for credit card numbers and how could we make you take a cruise? did someone show up at your door and hold a gun to your head. if your gonna lie atleast make it believable.
I got a call because I enetered a drawing at the Reds game in ohio........which I did go to. Then they did their who speal about the free vacation just paying the taxes and so on and so forth. I said, i'll talk to my husband and told them to call me back. My husband enetered the drawing too and did not get called.. So my husband lets just go see what they have to say, if it seems like a scam we just wasted some time and we will go shopping afterwards lol.
We shall see what comes of it on Friday, all in all it's just sometime wasted and some time away from home.
I missed a call from this # 8003554300.
Similar experience, got a call about me winning a great big vacation to Vegas or Orlando, I was told that my name was picked in a drawing, and its not a time share. I was all excited and all pumped up. An hour later three of my friends who went to the Cavaliers game with me got the very same call about winning the very same prize. Well what are the chances of four people going to a game together and all four names getting "picked in a drawing" for the very same prize?! Where the pool for drawing is over 20 thousand.
God has blessed so I can afford few hundred dollars to save myself from a high-pressure marketing stress. If you can handle outright lies, high-pressure marketing and are adventurous give it a try. Personally I don't think its worth it unless I can't afford a vacation at full price and am so desperate to take one.