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Free Walmart Gift Card, Grocery Card, & Gas Card

Posted:    Joan C.

Telemartketing/Scamming

Complaint Rating:  90 % with 61 votes
Contact information:
Savings Direct Club
Arizona
United States
Phone: 480-543-1329
I received a call, caller id showed Phoenix, AR (480-543-1329). Rep. with strong accent stated that I had been selected to receive $125 Gas card and $600 Grocery and she wanted my card number just to verify that I was the authorized card holder and she wanted the expiration date. Her company would be mailing out the cards that I had won free, only with a $5.95 shipping fee that needed to be charged to my card the day after I was going to receive the free cards. She needed to make sure that the logos matched and needed to know if it was VISA or MC. When I refused to give her any numbers she said that her supervisor could explain it better. Then a man with even more of an accent told me that his name was Love Williams and that his id number was 1104 and that his company is in collerabtion with VISA & MC to give away these free cards to the customers that already have cards and use them at Walmart and the grocery stores and gas stations. I refused to give him my card numbers, he started to get upset. I then told him that I wanted his number to call him back once I thought about it. He didn't give me a number but hung up instead. Please do not give your numbers out to any one and please be careful of scams like this.
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 13th of Dec, 2008 by   nuria 0 Votes
ich hofe ich bekomme die karte, ich habe 4 kinde um die ich mich kumern muss
 27th of Mar, 2009 by   Scott 0 Votes
Yes, I got a very similar call for a free 100 dollar Walmart card and 100 dollar gas card and all I had to do was pay 3.95 shipping and handling and they would mail it to me and they needed to verify the expiration of my credit card. Which makes me wonder what credit card they had in the first place. The "$3.95" was mentioned so many times in the conversation made me think that they sure were wanting that 3.95 awfully bad. I told them this sounds like fraud and told them to quit calling my cellphone number and mail me the information. Of course they would have my address right? lol... I hung up. Not sure if it's legitimate or not, but I'm not risking identity fraud for it. They have called 5 times now. Numbers calling me have been 310-599-9199.
 6th of May, 2009 by   gail 0 Votes
I too was offered the same rewards. they have all been a scam. This company should be made to pay everyone thier money back, and give the people what they said they would!

Pissed off that they can get by with this when everyone is struggling to make ends meet!

They should be sued!
 25th of Aug, 2009 by   eyon 0 Votes
Same thing happened to me woman with a heavy accent said she was calling from AZ. She wanted to give me a free $100. gift card that could be used for gas, food, Target or Walmart. She claims that she need a 3.95 fee which could be paid after I bought a Visa Gift Card from Walmart and gave her the expiration date on the card.
she called from 408-587-2191

She already had my address. Which is a bit scarry.
 6th of Sep, 2009 by   mila79 0 Votes
They said they would send me a $100 gift cad if I gave them my "customer registration #" on the front of my card and when I told them thats my credit card # he wanted to argue. So I hung up. Later he called back trying to sound nice and when I asked for his phone number he said I have to give him my card number first so of course I hung up
 7th of Oct, 2009 by   Sparkle Saphire 0 Votes
I got a call last night. Same thing a guy with a thick accent, said that I had won a 100$ giftcard from walmart and that he would send me a bunch of discount coupons as well. His name is Frank Vargas and had a 1 877 number. He said that he only needed 3.95 for shipping and handling. then I though how did you say that I won? I have only used cash at Wal-mart for the past year. He said that I used a card within the last week, which is a lie because I have deactivated any card that could have been used. Then I started to wonder how he got my phone number because it's a brand new number that is not even listed. He started to get aggitated when I told him that I did not have any money on my debit cards. He said not even a dollar so that I can authorize this and send you your giftcard? I said no, I dont use it anymore. He kept trying to persuade me to let him call me back tomorrow after I put money on the card. I said no thank you and hung up.
 6th of Nov, 2009 by   HurtandDissappointed 0 Votes
I feel so foolish because after speaking to an indian man with a thick accent named Matt Wilson for over 3 hrs, I finally decided to give my credit card number to him to receive a 600 walmart giftcard and 300 gas card. He promised me and vowed that this was not a scam. However, he had someone call me back name Gavin Dawson, who put me on a line to agree to the charge of 4.40 for a shipping and handling charge, but the verification included me listening to a message about magazine subscriptions after the verification he asked if i was married and where i worked. I didnt answer those questions, but I asked him why he was asking and he said for verification purposes. When I did not answer, he hung up on me. I inconviently blocked/cancelled the credit card. But, I figure, I rather be safe than sorry.
 30th of Nov, 2009 by   chicagomom 0 Votes
same!! gavin dawson! he claimed to be the supervisor himself calling from a caller ID blocked number. and he gave me a number to call. 727-450-7681 really?
 21st of Dec, 2009 by   JSZ 0 Votes
I also got a call from a man with an Indian accent telling me about a $300 gift card to Walmart and a free vacation for 3 people to any 5 star hotel. After asking him a lot of questions, I searched online while still on the phone and found this blog. I just declined his offer a minute ago. Never trust these kinds of offers.
 31st of Dec, 2009 by   ReallyUpset 0 Votes
In Oct, somebody called (a foreign lady with a very thick accent) and was talking about a free walmart and gas card. I'm 18 and I was thinking, "well, uh, okay, " FREE GAS, sure! I don't remember anything else. She had my dedit card information already, which was kinda weird, I thought. So I cancelled that card and then I started to receive magazines. And then bills! Bills started coming in saying I haven't paid for the magazines. I sent them a letter Dec. 5, told them to not send me anything else, that I don't remember signing up, etc; I received another bill the other day. I called them SEVERAL TIMES. They wouldn't pick up. I finally got somebody today. The first person who answered got "disconnected". Same for the next two. Finally I talked to this lady who told me that I could cancel but my bill was 900 dollars. I almost fainted. She then said she could reduce the bill to 600 dollars out of the kindness of heart! My god. I told her to take me of the list, do not send me any more magazines. I don't want anything! She told me that I was due to pay 200 dollars once a month starting in Feb. I just hung up. I don't know what to do, now. I guess, I'm stuck paying the money. I'm going to call back again tomorrow and tell them all my complaints. Probably cry a little. Any advice?
 31st of Dec, 2009 by   ReallyUpset 0 Votes
So I called back. I got exchanged from person to person. They explained to me how the company that handles the people in the beginning is not the actual number we get later or the people we pay. The people I'm supposed to pay speak English very clearly. The bill went from $974 (prices may be a little off, not real sure) to $642 to $360. I just have to assume they would probably keep going down with the price. I'll call at a later time and talk to someone else and see what I can do.
However, I will never again even listen to anybody on a number I don't recognize or know! Never again.
 15th of Jan, 2010 by   Sexymama4u 0 Votes
I just received a telephone call from my home phone number. Some lady that I could barely understand (because of her accent) was trying to give me a free $100 giftcard for Walmart for being a good customer and paying my bills. The lady already had my name and address. I listened and then she wanted my credit card number and expiration date and I hesitated. I told her I was not sure about this and she transferred me to some other guy who tried to get it. I finally told him I was not interested and hung up on him. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM!
 16th of Jan, 2010 by   dafutur315 0 Votes
i fell for this trick anyone know what i should do after pls help if you know what to do
 16th of Jan, 2010 by   ReallyUpset 0 Votes
Explain your situation, better. What happened? Did you sign up for "magazines for free?"? I would delete the credit/debit card immediately! They start taking money out left and right!
 16th of Jan, 2010 by   dafutur315 0 Votes
The lady didn't mention the magazines till the end. She told me all i had to pay was shipping and handling charges for a trail of their services and then she mentioned magazines at the very end. I cancelled my card and have not been billed anything. How soon after the call did u get any bills or charges?
 19th of Jan, 2010 by   PJman 0 Votes
I had a similar scam happen with a number from California, although the callers were clearly not from America. They said they were calling with respect to my credit card ending in XXXX (and they had the correct last four digits), and they wanted to confirm that my mailing address was X (which they also had correct). They were going to send me a free Walmart gift card and gas card, and all I had to do was take a look at their direct mail offer. No further obligation apparently. Ok fine, send me the free gift card, I thought.

Then after confirming the address with me (which they already had, I didn't divulge any info to them), they said "I'm going to connect you to my supervisor to make sure I did my job properly." The supervisor then started asking for more information on my account, and I hung up on him. They called back several more times, but I didn't answer.

A few days later, I got an identical call, and I said, "Please take me off your list!" He kept on going with his pitch, and I told him, "I know exactly what you're going to do - first you're going to confirm my address, then you'll connect me to a supervisor who will try to pry more info from me. I'm not interested. Please take me off your list." He said, "Ok, sir, " and that was the end of the call. Haven't heard from them since.
 21st of Jan, 2010 by   ReallyUpset 0 Votes
Dafutur315, if they didn't take out any charges (the ones for shipping and handling) they might not send you anything?? I don't know but I sure hope not! They started sending bills like two to three weeks after they called. I had forgotten, gone out of town, came back with five bills from them!

I'm wishing you so much luck that you don't go through this!!!
 21st of Jan, 2010 by   ReallyUpset 0 Votes
But like, they started scaring me because when I called, they kept saying, "you agreed! you gave a vocal agreement to pay!" I have no idea if this will be on my credit or anything?
 1st of Apr, 2010 by   LakSamSri 0 Votes
OMG!!! its happening everywhere... i got this call three times this week. Don't know how to stop. Is there any ways to file a complaint with these people?
 11th of Apr, 2010 by   Daniel Olmstead 0 Votes
I got a calll just now from a guy with an indiam accent we spoke for 20 minutes and said i wos selected to recive a 200$ gas gift card and he wanted to verify that i was who he was calling for.. I thought well yeah hell ya ill take free gas anyday right? Wich I'm sure lots of people would think. Anyway he kept saying that all i needed was to verify my adress and repeatedly said do you have any quistions and I'd say no hed say that's quit alright sir with his thick indian accent. It sounded so so real then as we confirmed right when i thought o wow its real he said o wait sir there's a 3.90$ charge for shipping an handling.. I said i do not give my information over the phone he said its completly safe asked if i was over or the age of 18 a blah blah blah then i said ok ill fake a number.. For thea card.. I did he said all it was, was to verify I'm a valid card holder.. Card said invalid
hhe said. Then he asked for another card. I said i have no other he said he will take any valid family memebers card.. Such a prick.. I said fuck off.. Then he said i can call back on monday if there's no family with you. I'm waoting for the call so i can track it here's the number # 4029820420.. Its a scam don't accept any invitation if there asking for your card information no matter how tempting.. I did once and for acia berry supliment an was scammed 3000 dollars out of my bank account. My vacation money for me and my wifes hunny moon cruse now we can't go :(... Do not do this take my advice..

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