Received the exact same message ... Except from Gloria (844) 273-4600 ext. 204. Called back to check out the hook ... And it was for a company called "Suite Dreams Vacations". Attend their "awards ceremony" and you are guaranteed one of their prizes (2014 Chevy Equinox, $25,000 cash, 7-day vacation, or 42" non-plasma TV) from a scratch off. Sales pitch for Vacation Plus Travel package.
I got the same call from "Juan." I think part of the scam is that the originator of the scheme has setup multiple corporations, probably in different states. One corporation does all the telephone work while other corporations located in the target market areas sell the time shares. That way the "notification" company can say without clearly lying that they don't actually sell anything and that they only notify consumers "on behalf of other companies." These days it's cheapest to make a large volume of phone calls using VoIP, and the caller ID data on VoIP is easy for a technical person to spoof. The enterprise is setup to protect the true location of the outbound call center, the most legally vulnerable part of the entire operation (they're breaking the Do Not Call laws, after all), while allowing the phone reps to safely give out a real address for consumers to visit in order to receive their sales pitch and ?prize.?
By the way, the "claim number" is a way to track the telephone agent's effectiveness. The telephone agent makes a commission of $25 or so for every person he or she gets to actually attend a sales presentation; that's why they tell you the claim number is so important. If you go to a sales presentation you can be sure that your sales person or the receptionist will ask you for the number, and the telephone reps check commission reports frequently to see if any of their prospects actually attended a sales presentation. If you had committed to attend a presentation but then changed your mind, you'll still be considered a hot prospect and you'll receive a follow up telephone call to reschedule.
Husbands and wives have to attend the sales presentation together so they will both be present to sign the final legal contract. (Attending together also eliminates your potential objection, "I'll have to check with my spouse.") You have to bring a credit card to the presentation so that the sales people know you have the tools with you to make a down payment, and having credit helps counters the objection, ?I can?t afford this.? As long as they get your credit card details, the promise that the card ?never leaves your hands? is irrelevant.
Years ago I won one of those vacation packages when I went to hear a time share presentation. After I made it clear that I would not be buying a time share unit, a woman handed me an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and walked away. One side of the paper had a picture of a cruise ship sailing in blue water; the other side listed the legal terms. Among the terms were the conditions that I had to pay for my own transportation to and from the place where the ship was docked -- Miami, Florida -- and that although the cruise itself was free (not counting extras like alcohol, tips, etc.), I had to remit a $150 non-refundable "port fee" within the next few weeks or else I would forfeit my prize. I also had to commit to staying overnight in a Miami hotel, at my own expense, the day before the ship set sail. I doubt very many people took advantage of the "free" cruise.
the call i received was from "avonda" and to call 844-273-4600 x125 toll free for 1 of 4 major prizes. i think i'll pass. p.s.(worldwide notification services).ha!
yes, I got the same call and keep telling you what great prices you have won and keep saying the vacation is transferrable, I am no idiot.It is a timesharing sales pitch. They are the most persistent people I have ever dealt with Yesterday I hung up the phone and they called back. They have CALLED BACK TODAY. THIS DAY AND TIME NO ONE IS GIVING AWAY anything worth having.
Like so many others before me I rec'd the same speel call today from Crystal at x 120. Funny thing, the company they represent is 30 minutes away. While on the call, I googled and cannot locate the company but did locate a business park at the address given for that town. When I told Crystal, I could not find the company, she said it was a new business having grand opening tomorrow and the next day. That's odd, a new company would certainly want to have a website up and running to attract clients BEFORE the "grand opening". Yep, if it smells fishy, something stinks.
I received two of these calls left on my voicemail. To be clear, Juan did not say I won a car, but acknowledged that I put in my name to win a car (which I did enter my name into a Toyota raffle about 3 months ago). They did not identify me by name and I'm not sure how all of you could have won one of the four major prizes since there were only four major prizes. It was Juan who called me from extension 124, but I wonder if he goes by Mark too after reading your posts?
I received a call from Juan on June 11, 2014 saying that i won a car. The call came from Festiva,1 708 856 0857. "Juan" identified himself a** associated with Worldwide Notification Service, with a return number of 844 867 4077, extension 124.
This must be a scam.
I received a call today from 708-300-6264 left a message on my answering service saying I won a new car and they have been trying to contact me. Stated this is their final attempt. Wants me to return a call to Juan at 1-844-867-4077. I was skeptical and found my way here. Glad I searched!
Its ILLEGAL to ask for money to receive it.
Prize Offers: You Don?t Have to Pay to Play!
So I received a very similar call and had all of the same conversations as everyone else here. The caller told me I had won 1 of 4 gifts (car, money, TV, computer) and that there were a few things I had to do to claim the gift. First, my wife and I had to attend. Second we had to bring photo IDs and a major credit card (repeated emphasis on simply flash the card, no need to hand it over). Third, we had to drive about an hour to a hotel where I would fill out our info. The process would take about 90 minutes and afterwards we would be allowed to select 1 of 4 scratch off tickets. Scratching off the ticket would reveal which 1 of the 4 prizes we had won. It was repeated more than once that I was guaranteed to go home with one of the 4 prizes and that I had nothing to lose.
So after some consideration I decided that I did in fact have nothing to lose but my time and decided to go recieve my prize. Well as you my have guessed this wasn't an awards ceremony. It was a sales pitch for a travel club. At the end I was in fact presented with a pile of scratch off cards to chose from. The one I chose revealed, as some of you probably would guessed, that I had won a vacation. Wait, what, that wasn't one of the 4 original gifts! I should have known better.
The travel club was goldcrownresorts.com and for all intents and purposes was a timeshare, despite the ardent statements that it was not. The club did not seem to offer significantly better prices than any online travel sites but in their defense they were pricing condo stays not hotel room stays. As for my prize I have a feeling that my free vacation is going to be more of the same sales pitch.
I got a letter that said you won cash, world wide notification Partners, said send a fee of 20.00
Got the call from Juan. Same stuff as others regarding wining a car. He also said he knew I was on the Do Not Call list and that is why I was getting the call -- Go figure. He also said it was in response to an entry form I completed in the last 12-18 months. Doubt that since I have not filled out any forms. I did call back. Was transferred to someone else - not Juan. He asked my name so he could look up what I won. Naturally I didn't give it to him. He insisted that then Juan would have to call me. But hey according to Juan this was the final call! Anyway reporting this here so others know the scam.
I received the same message from "Raymond" at World Wide something. He said I needed to call him back at 844-273-4600 x 129 right away and that I had won 1 of 3 prizes. He said this was my last notification, and that he knew I was on the Do Not Call list, but it was not a scam. It sounded like a very BIG scam to me, but I didn't call back to find out.
Caller ID said FESTIVA. Call stated the following. ?Hi this is Juan calling from world wide notification services. World wide notification service is a telecommunications service that is used by other companies to notify consumers on their behalf. I have made many efforts to reach you regarding a entry form that was submitted with your name within the last twelve eighteen months to receive a new car. This is my final attempt to notify you that your name was pulled and your eligible for one of our top four major prizes. It's in your best interest to give me a call back as soon as possible. My number is toll free at 18448674077 extension one two four. We're not a telemarketing agency this is not a cold call so please respond to this message. I'm very aware you are on the do not call list so I wouldn't be calling you unless you actually entered. This is a time sensitive matter. I do look forward to hearing from you. Once again congratulations my name is Juan.?
Received a call from Mike and Juan 2 days later stating they were call from Worldwide Communications and they were not telemarketing and were aware of the do not call list 1-844-273-4600. Said I had filled out a sweepstakes at either a mall, festival or on a vacation. I never do those things. Told them I wasn't interested.
Received call from Dennis at the "Worldwide Notification Center," supposedly we won a prize (car?) after filling out an online entry form some 8 months ago. Sure Buddy. The caller-ID was 773-639-2399.
Yes, I got the same one and plan to block the caller.
I received one of these calls, and answered it towards the end of the recording. The number on the caller ID says it's from 773-639-2399. I asked them what contest I had entered, since I live about 2 -3 hours away from the area I would have to go to pick up the prize. I told them I'd never been to this particular town, and hadn't entered anything there. She said I could have entered in a number of different ways, in other places, too. She said we would need to show up with a couple types of identification and a credit card...that they would never leave our hands and would only be for identification. And, if we didn't have a credit card that would mean we don't travel anyway....that part really set off warning bells, in my opinion. She said to arrive 10 minutes early, or we could get locked out. And, that the whole presentation of the prizes would take about 120 minutes. Anyway, the whole dialog pretty well went the same as everyone else has stated. She also gave me a claim number, address, and directions to get there. (I was wondering if they're giving everyone the same claim number, too? My claim number is TNC2051.) I told her my husband was going to say this is a scam, and she assured me it wasn't. But, I guess we will never know (smile), since I don't plan on going anyway. Just don't trust the whole thing. We too are on the Do Not Call list, but we get a LOT of calls...so that doesn't seem to be working out really well.
Yep. I just received the same one from Tammy.
I received a call from a Tammy at Worldwide notification services saying I had entered a car promotion 12-18 months ago and they were aware of my do not call status that I should not ignore this call and congratulations on winning one of four top prizes. CID showed the number as Breast Cancer S also a scam company. They left the 1-844 phone number to return their call. I don't think so!!!
I received a call message recently from 1-844-273-4600 ext 127 saying that I had a good chance of winning a car or one of three big prizes. I get these type of calls all the time. I just tell them to take the car and prizes and to stick them up their jumper.
The number came in on my phone as 773-639-2355. This is the readable voice mail I received from them:
"Hello this is the worldwide notification services and we Service calling on behalf of companies to notify consumers. And I'm contacting XXXX. I need is in regards to the promotional entry form that was submitted in your name within the last twelve to eighteen months to receive the new car. Well the entry form is been selected to be awarded one of four top major prizes. So I need you to call toll free at 18442734600 extension 121 and your claim code it's TNC2024 and if I'm on the phone or in a meeting. Do leave your name number and your claim code and I will return your call. My name is Dennis and this is time sensitive so I need you to call when receiving this message and we are not a telemarketing agency this is not a cold call and you will not have to buy sign or join anything. This is a promotional prize awarding. Okay so do not ignore this message. Congratulations to you XXXX and I do hope you're having a great day."
I, too, received a call from Gloria of Worldwide that we had won one of three major prizes from an entry form we filled out 12-18 months ago. Don't think so. Same number - 773-639-2399.
Also received a call from Lavale 844-273-4600 X132 -- same info -- won a new car or one of the top four prizes. However my CID had the number 773-639-2399 which was also reported here. Too skeptic to want to waste my time calling them back.
Got one from Dimitri at Worldwide Notification Services. Came from 773-639-2399. Left me the number to call:
18442734600 ext 119
I know Juan insists it's not a scam but my registry on Do Not Call means I don't want to be called. Just blocked them on my phone.
Would love to know what business sold them my info so I can cease doing business with them - permanently.
Hal A Jeffords
Like many others, I received a call from Juan. I was so pumped - a new car without having to play and price-and-game! But it appears as if this is a scam. I found another site where a user received the same call, and this user reported that he was told he needed to pay $600 in taxes and fees to receive the car. I'm guessing he declined but he felt it was a scam.
Worldwide Notification Center keeps calling me. I'm on the do not call list. Said I entered a drawing. Won a car. His name is Juan. Phone called from 708-856-0857. Want you to return call to 844-867-4077 ext. 124. I'm on the do not call list.
Festiva is also a really sh*tty little car that was made by Ford. Appropriate name for these people.
I got a call from 708-506-3102, my CID read FESTIVA. I did my research thoroughly. Festiva is under litigation for charging exorbitant prices for timeshares that they never deliver. Festiva is known as a "Crimeshare" resort. Real entry prizes are sent to you by legitimate companies and dont ask you to pick them up. This is a company that earns its money by leading sheep to the slaughterhouse. If "Juan" thinks his company is clean because they supposedly "just call to inform people", then he is sadly mistaken. Him and his company are no better than the people who shipped the slaves to be sold in America or the countries that turned the Jews over to Hitler. Yeah, I got you and your number. You can dispute what I say until you are blue in the face. Bad idea calling a Federal Criminal Investigator. Should have done your research on my name before calling. As to your spiel about me entering anything or a family member/friend doing it, I call SHENANIGANS! I was overseas for 2 years and my family isn't over here. Now, go be a nice criminal accomplice and stick to trying to scam old people or taking candy from babies.
I also got a call from certain Juan that I won a car !
I was requested to call back 1(844) 867-4077 ext 124.