Friday, May 25, 2012

Vacation Deals / Scams ~ FTC Warnings and Info

The vacation "deals", "free prizes", and other scams are once again beginning to abound. It is that time of year. This educational Federal Trade Commission list of links will save you time, money, and grief.

  1. FTC Stops Marketers in Nationwide 'Free Vacation' Prize Scam ...

    www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/05/vgc.shtm
    May 25, 2011 – FTC Stops Marketers in Nationwide 'Free Vacation' Prize Scam Targeting Spanish-Speaking Consumers. Every Contestant 'Won' But ...
  2. You Are Here: Beware of "Free Vacation" Giveaways

    www.ftc.gov/youarehere/pages/htmlsite/vacations_main.html
    Ronny: Free vacations! Who wants a free vacation? That's right ladies and gentlemen, I said FREE! Step right up for your chance to win! There's no cost to play!
  3. You Are Here: East Terrace

    www.ftc.gov/youarehere/pages/htmlsite/east_terrace.html
    Free Vacations! Who wouldn't want to win a free vacation? Sounds great, but is it really, truly, totally free? Beware of "Free Vacation" Giveaways ...
  4. Phone Call Scams to Watch Out For | Travel Phone Scams

    www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/phonefraud/travel.shtml
    The vacation that you've "won" likely isn't free. And the "bargain-priced" luxury travel package you're offered on the telephone or Internet may not fit your idea of ...
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    Travel Tips: How to Gear Up for a Great Trip

    www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt012.pdf
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
    Won a “freevacation? Not so fast. Scam artists may tell you you've won a “freevacation, but then claim to need your credit card number for “verification.
  6. FTC Reaches Court Settlement with Third "Trip Trap" Defendant

    www.ftc.gov/opa/2000/07/als.shtm
    Jul 10, 2000 – "Consumers should never have to pay phantom charges to collect a so-called free vacation," said Jodie Bernstein, Director of the FTC's Bureau ...
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    Schedule a Free Consultation with a Business Advisor Success Story

    www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/03/.../ivy-capital/businessdevelopment.pdf
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
    Jan 18, 2011 – Schedule a Free Consultation with a Business Advisor. Success Story Vacation. Submit your Success Story and enter to win a all expenses ...
  8. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF

    www.ftc.gov/os/2000/10/epiccmpamd.pdf
    vacation travel package. Defendants also advertise on the Internet by posting banner ads on various sites to "win a free vacation." Consumers who click on the ...
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    Putting Telephone Scams on Hold

    www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel12.pdf
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
    take your money. Call now to get your Free Gift! Investment of a Lifetime Inside! Free Vacation. That's why the Federal Trade. Commission (FTC) encourages you ...
  10. YouAreHere: Materials for Parents and Teachers

    www.ftc.gov/youarehere/pages/parents_and_teachers.html
    Visitors can earn a free vacation if they hit just the right spot on the spinning wheel. After they win, they learn there's a catch. The mall security officer helps them ...

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