So, I filled out this random door prize entry thing for many different prizes (including Blue-green) at a local show in Maryland back a couple weeks ago. Blue-green called me tonight to tell me that I was a winner amongst the thousands of people that submitted an application for the drawing. Okay, that kind of hooked me. Then as they went on and on about this awesome vacation deal ($199 for the first and second people, and then free for the third to fifth persons) to 25 different locations, one of them being Nashville.
But it was when they started asking for my credit card over the phone did I get skeptical. The man insisted that everything would be okay to the point that I started believing him (and, trust me, that's hard to do!). He transferred me to the "legal department", where the guy asked for my card number. When he put me on hold though, I went online and did a search. So, I guess in a way, I owe a thanks to everyone on this site here. I found the Attorney General case file in PA against this company. Hershey and the other mentioned places aren't that far away from me, just a few hours, so it wasn't surprising to find this after all.
When the gentleman returned, I told him that I wanted to back out and cancel it all. He proceeded to tell me that a $199 charge had already hit my card and that it was too late to back out. I told him that I had looked online and found a few sites, and he said:
"Well, anyone can post anything online"
I brought up the attorney general case, then persisted on having that charge put back on my card. He responded with a way more than "FINE!!!" and hung up the phone.
Needless to say, I probably busted his sales quota.
I am curious though, how many people have been hit with this? And do you think that I should call the festival that I entered this drawing in to warn them about this company?
Product or Service Mentioned: Bluegreen Resorts Deal.