Global Travel / scam
I received a "letter" congratulating me on being awarded two complimentary r/t airline tickets to any major international airport anywhere in the continental USA, and a 3 day/2 night hotel stay to anywhere in the Continental US ora $500 shopping spree. I called the number to find out more and they wanted me to make an appointment for a 90-minute "commercial". The "saleswoman" on the other end, "Carmen" said that all it entailed was word of mouth advertising after I took my vacation to tell them how great Global Travel was. I'm not that naive, but I figured maybe an evening appointment might not be too hard to handle. I made the appointment, but then searched the web and came up with a number of scams using the words "Global Travel, " so I decided to call the number back and cancel the appointment. "Carmen" on the other end, sounded incredulous. This just couldn't be true. She said she was trying to get the supervisor, but couldn't, then said that she would cancel the appointment, but was going to look into this and would call me tomorrow to tell me what she finds out. I hope she doesn't bother. Ah well, lesson learned. I haven't had to listen to the pitch, and I'm out only a few minutes of my time. Caveat Emptor!