Travel One Network / Scam
I got an unsolicited call from them on my cell phone. First I heard like a cash register sound and a message that I was the winner of a prize. All I needed to do to claim it was to press #1. Then I heard the voice of a woman congratulating me for winning three vacations and $1, 000 to spend. So far so good. She did say that this was awarded only to 20 families who owned a bank account (this was the catch). Then she said that in order to verify my identity and that I would qualify, I needed to give her my credit card number. I hesitated but she was very pushy and convincing and I finally gave her my number (that was pretty stupid, I know). Then she asked me to wait on the phone and then came back saying that I did qualify and that now she was going to transfer me with her manager. She also added that the only thing I had to pay, of course, was the taxes on the prize which were only $299 and which my bank HAD ALREADY approved. I immediately reacted but then she lashed back saying that the federal taxes were my responsibility. Then I told her to cancel this transaction and that I didn't want anything, but she said that nothing could be done and that all the paper work of the prize was already on my name, bla, bla, and that if I didn't proceed I would not receive anything and would lose my money. I hanged up and immediately called my Credit Card Company and they said that the transaction was pending and they couldn't cancel it. I would have to wait until it posted in order to dispute the charge. What a nightmare!! I still don't know if I will be able to get my money back. I certainly don't recommend anyone to do business with them.