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Updated: 2010-05-01T21:14:45Z

 



Received mine today in Western PA too, mine is traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network. Signedb by Dorothy Nale.

2012-06-12T13:56:38Z

Received mine today in Western PA too, mine is traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network. Signedb by Dorothy Nale.

Received mine today in Western PA too, mine is traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network. Signedb by Dorothy Nale.




I also received a letter today signed Dorothy Nale from travel deals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network (866) 803-9896. I...

2012-06-09T05:15:43Z

I also received a letter today signed Dorothy Nale from travel deals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network (866) 803-9896. I...

I also received a letter today signed Dorothy Nale from travel deals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network (866) 803-9896. I called them and entertained them for a while, and then eventually led on that I knew it was a scam, to which they hung up on me. I don't understand how this can continue to happen, and why authorities have not tried to shut this down? It irritates me to no end that these people are getting away with this!




VP Dorothy Nale, @ 1-866-883-4407. Quoted ARV of $1,398.00 but no check. "You have qualified for an award" = bogus.

2012-06-06T13:53:00Z

VP Dorothy Nale, @ 1-866-883-4407. Quoted ARV of $1,398.00 but no check. "You have qualified for an award" = bogus.

VP Dorothy Nale, @ 1-866-883-4407. Quoted ARV of $1,398.00 but no check. "You have qualified for an award" = bogus.




Yep, also in Western PA got one today saying that we should have responded yesterday and we had gotten a...

2012-06-06T13:53:00Z

Yep, also in Western PA got one today saying that we should have responded yesterday and we had gotten a...

Yep, also in Western PA got one today saying that we should have responded yesterday and we had gotten a couple before this so I started thinking that maybe we really had won something, but thanks for letting us know it's not legit. Ours was also traveldeals signed by Dorothy Nale, VP. Thank you again!




Jeff, Jim, VG, Sue, Heather, Chris and other commenters: Thanks for the updates! I know that I and many readers...

2012-05-29T19:37:43Z

Jeff, Jim, VG, Sue, Heather, Chris and other commenters: Thanks for the updates! I know that I and many readers...

Jeff, Jim, VG, Sue, Heather, Chris and other commenters:

Thanks for the updates! I know that I and many readers of this blog appreciate the latest information.

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Thanks for sharing this information. I received a similar letter from Laura Mone. Glad to know my spidey-senses are in...

2012-05-28T14:17:41Z

Thanks for sharing this information. I received a similar letter from Laura Mone. Glad to know my spidey-senses are in...

Thanks for sharing this information. I received a similar letter from Laura Mone. Glad to know my spidey-senses are in working order!




Got one today in Toledo! Signed Roberta Case, VP. Phone # 866-220-9525. Wonder how she would feel if I called...

2012-05-28T14:17:42Z

Got one today in Toledo! Signed Roberta Case, VP. Phone # 866-220-9525. Wonder how she would feel if I called...

Got one today in Toledo! Signed Roberta Case, VP. Phone # 866-220-9525. Wonder how she would feel if I called at 3am??? Maybe I will...




He was also told to bring his credit card along with him......We aren't going to the meeting!

2012-05-28T14:17:42Z

He was also told to bring his credit card along with him......We aren't going to the meeting!

He was also told to bring his credit card along with him......We aren't going to the meeting!




My husband just got a letter today in the Western PA area. It was from traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate...

2012-05-28T14:17:42Z

My husband just got a letter today in the Western PA area. It was from traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate...

My husband just got a letter today in the Western PA area. It was from traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network. The letter was the same and signed by Roberta Case VP of the company. The envelope was also mailed from Phoenix Arizona and the address was handwritten, with no return address. The letter had no address for the company in its letterhead. The phone number listed was 1-866-220-6708. When he called in to get more information we were told that we would get an e-mail with a location and time for the meeting.




Got one too in the Illinois area. Mine also had a logo from traveldeals. Signed by Roberta Case, Vice President....

2012-05-24T15:16:47Z

Got one too in the Illinois area. Mine also had a logo from traveldeals. Signed by Roberta Case, Vice President....

Got one too in the Illinois area.

Mine also had a logo from traveldeals.
Signed by Roberta Case, Vice President.
Telephone #: 1-866-250-1357




I just received a letter from Roberta Case, Roberta Case, Vice President of Traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network." Letter...

2012-05-22T12:22:24Z

I just received a letter from Roberta Case, Roberta Case, Vice President of Traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network." Letter...

I just received a letter from Roberta Case, Roberta Case, Vice President of Traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network." Letter was handwritten and postmarked Phoenix, AZ. Likely a scam - threw it away.




I'm in the Pittsburgh PA area, and I just received a forwarded letter from an old address, It was from...

2012-05-20T15:49:59Z

I'm in the Pittsburgh PA area, and I just received a forwarded letter from an old address, It was from...

I'm in the Pittsburgh PA area, and I just received a forwarded letter from an old address, It was from Roberta Case, Vice president of "Traveldeals powered by Expedia Affiliate Network", and the telephone number was 866-250-1358.




Just got a letter today in Pittsbugh, PA . Same letter from Jane Rice at traveldeals 1-866-277-2389 .

2012-05-15T19:05:08Z

Just got a letter today in Pittsbugh, PA . Same letter from Jane Rice at traveldeals 1-866-277-2389 .

Just got a letter today in Pittsbugh, PA . Same letter from Jane Rice at traveldeals 1-866-277-2389 .




Detroit Checking in! Ditto on the same scam

2012-04-29T13:23:56Z

Detroit Checking in! Ditto on the same scam

Detroit Checking in! Ditto on the same scam




I live in Grand Ledge, Michigan and just got one of these. It's from 'traveldeals - Powered by Expedia Affiliate...

2012-04-13T11:58:39Z

I live in Grand Ledge, Michigan and just got one of these. It's from 'traveldeals - Powered by Expedia Affiliate...

I live in Grand Ledge, Michigan and just got one of these. It's from 'traveldeals - Powered by Expedia Affiliate Network'. Joan Wright is the signer with an 866-765-3387 phone number. The rest of the letter is verbatim to what was originally written in the post.




Just got our letter today in Clearwater, Fl from "traveldeals". Same wording except this one is signed by Brittany Hunt....

2012-02-09T23:18:44Z

Just got our letter today in Clearwater, Fl from "traveldeals". Same wording except this one is signed by Brittany Hunt....

Just got our letter today in Clearwater, Fl from "traveldeals". Same wording except this one is signed by Brittany Hunt. Googled the 866-563-3896 and it comes back to an Indian exchange. Contacting the BBB, then tossing this junk.




I live in the Indianapolis area and received a letter with the same wording but it had a generic US...

2012-01-26T19:51:27Z

I live in the Indianapolis area and received a letter with the same wording but it had a generic US...

I live in the Indianapolis area and received a letter with the same wording but it had a generic US Airlines stamp from vp Alexis Doug. When I called the # it was a recording from travel rewards? This just sounds phishy...




Just got this same letter with a "US Airlines" heading. Not their logo, but that is what it says at...

2011-10-31T23:32:31Z

Just got this same letter with a "US Airlines" heading. Not their logo, but that is what it says at...

Just got this same letter with a "US Airlines" heading. Not their logo, but that is what it says at the top. I figured it was a scam, so I did a search for: "I am pleased to inform you that you have qualified for an award of 2 roundtrip airline tickets." on Google and you came right up. Thanks again for your post.




Got my letter from "traveldeals", Doris Jack, Vice President. Phone number listed was 866-207-7801.

2011-08-06T12:18:27Z

Got my letter from "traveldeals", Doris Jack, Vice President. Phone number listed was 866-207-7801.

Got my letter from "traveldeals", Doris Jack, Vice President. Phone number listed was 866-207-7801.




I received this letter today in Pennsylvania, except it is listed as "American Airways", which does not even exist. The...

2011-07-28T21:49:49Z

I received this letter today in Pennsylvania, except it is listed as "American Airways", which does not even exist. The...

I received this letter today in Pennsylvania, except it is listed as "American Airways", which does not even exist. The "Vice president" on this is Cynthia Judd.




Did anyone call to see what happens? Also, what can be done? How did they get our info??

2011-07-18T23:05:46Z

Did anyone call to see what happens? Also, what can be done? How did they get our info??

Did anyone call to see what happens? Also, what can be done? How did they get our info??




For EMP, Lola, matt, Sandy, Scott, LEG, and TV: Thanks for the updates. It's good to be able to track...

2011-07-13T20:48:19Z

For EMP, Lola, matt, Sandy, Scott, LEG, and TV: Thanks for the updates. It's good to be able to track...

For EMP, Lola, matt, Sandy, Scott, LEG, and TV:

Thanks for the updates. It's good to be able to track how the company name changes, but the basic offer remains unchanged.

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Palm coast florida is now on their hit list. FYI, they've changed the company name to traveldeals, with the EXACT...

2011-07-13T17:53:03Z

Palm coast florida is now on their hit list. FYI, they've changed the company name to traveldeals, with the EXACT...

Palm coast florida is now on their hit list. FYI, they've changed the company name to traveldeals, with the EXACT same letter, hand written envelope and postmarked Phoenix, AZ.

Rule of thumb, if it seems too good to be true, IT ISN'T!!! It's sad to think of how many people fall for this.




Got mine in N.Aurora, Illinois. from traveldeals signed by Katherine Cota, Vice President and Southwest is the preferred provider. It's...

2011-07-11T18:50:38Z

Got mine in N.Aurora, Illinois. from traveldeals signed by Katherine Cota, Vice President and Southwest is the preferred provider. It's...

Got mine in N.Aurora, Illinois. from traveldeals signed by Katherine Cota, Vice President and Southwest is the preferred provider. It's still out there.




Just received my letter here in Lawrenceville, GA from TravelDeals (Rita Bea-Vice President). Even depicts Southwest Airlines as a preferred...

2011-07-06T20:36:11Z

Just received my letter here in Lawrenceville, GA from TravelDeals (Rita Bea-Vice President). Even depicts Southwest Airlines as a preferred...

Just received my letter here in Lawrenceville, GA from TravelDeals (Rita Bea-Vice President). Even depicts Southwest Airlines as a preferred airfare provider. Phone # 866-967-6978, but no address.




In Grand Rapids MI, received a letter from Rita Bea, phone number 866-967-6977, handwritten address, postmarked Phoenix, "TravelDeals" at the...

2011-07-05T22:17:25Z

In Grand Rapids MI, received a letter from Rita Bea, phone number 866-967-6977, handwritten address, postmarked Phoenix, "TravelDeals" at the...

In Grand Rapids MI, received a letter from Rita Bea, phone number 866-967-6977, handwritten address, postmarked Phoenix, "TravelDeals" at the top of the letter but no business address of any sort. Like Matt's, I haver a DB number and "Preferred airfare provider Southwest Airlines." So the scam continues...




I received a similar letter today from Rita Bea "Vice President" with the call back number 866-967-0969. The letterhead had...

2011-07-05T20:05:45Z

I received a similar letter today from Rita Bea "Vice President" with the call back number 866-967-0969. The letterhead had...

I received a similar letter today from Rita Bea "Vice President" with the call back number 866-967-0969. The letterhead had "traveldeals" at the top. At the bottom it said it was a preferred airfare provider of Southwest Airlines with the alphanumeric DB-71875 listed below that. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of work someone will go through in attempt to defraud the public.




received one here in Chicago from "Rita Bea" same as described above. What a scam. Thanks for getting the word...

2011-07-02T23:21:36Z

received one here in Chicago from "Rita Bea" same as described above. What a scam. Thanks for getting the word...

received one here in Chicago from "Rita Bea" same as described above. What a scam. Thanks for getting the word out!




We received ours today in Chicago. Letterhead says TravelDeals and Southwest Airlines logo on the bottom. "Preferred Airfaire Provider" Letter...

2011-07-01T22:51:22Z

We received ours today in Chicago. Letterhead says TravelDeals and Southwest Airlines logo on the bottom. "Preferred Airfaire Provider" Letter...

We received ours today in Chicago. Letterhead says TravelDeals and Southwest Airlines logo on the bottom. "Preferred Airfaire Provider"
Letter is signed ny Rita Bea...Scammers!




Just got my letter today, same exact wording, from US Airlines, signed Melanie Car, VP. Phone number 866-966-5977. Guess they're...

2011-07-01T21:45:41Z

Just got my letter today, same exact wording, from US Airlines, signed Melanie Car, VP. Phone number 866-966-5977. Guess they're...

Just got my letter today, same exact wording, from US Airlines, signed Melanie Car, VP. Phone number 866-966-5977. Guess they're trying to use business names that we all know, though this letter was anything but official-looking.




I got the identical letter in Pittsburgh, PA but under the name of Travel $ Deals and signed by Rita...

2011-06-27T23:02:29Z

I got the identical letter in Pittsburgh, PA but under the name of Travel $ Deals and signed by Rita...

I got the identical letter in Pittsburgh, PA but under the name of Travel $ Deals and signed by Rita Bea. I found your site by searching for "qualified for an Ward of 2 roundtrip airline tickets".




Received one in the Chicago suburbs yesterday with the same phone number and name that Troy listed above. Maybe they...

2011-06-26T14:33:49Z

Received one in the Chicago suburbs yesterday with the same phone number and name that Troy listed above. Maybe they...

Received one in the Chicago suburbs yesterday with the same phone number and name that Troy listed above. Maybe they do these in regional batches.

(I only have 3 days to respond! Oh no!)




Just got one in Chicago, IL with phone #866-976-4983 and signed by Melanie Car

2011-06-24T19:22:35Z

Just got one in Chicago, IL with phone #866-976-4983 and signed by Melanie Car

Just got one in Chicago, IL with phone #866-976-4983 and signed by Melanie Car




just got one in pittsburgh, pa... exact wording.. #1-866-983-2105 VP Phyllis Neal

2011-06-17T21:26:18Z

just got one in pittsburgh, pa... exact wording.. #1-866-983-2105 VP Phyllis Neal

just got one in pittsburgh, pa... exact wording.. #1-866-983-2105 VP Phyllis Neal




For an informative item on this scam see http://www.insidetucsonbusiness.com/news/small_business/bbb-issues-warning-about-travel-club-s-sales-tactic/article_ab621c45-e89b-5b48-aa84-403b62e07e87.html

2011-05-20T19:40:46Z

For an informative item on this scam see http://www.insidetucsonbusiness.com/news/small_business/bbb-issues-warning-about-travel-club-s-sales-tactic/article_ab621c45-e89b-5b48-aa84-403b62e07e87.html

For an informative item on this scam see

http://www.insidetucsonbusiness.com/news/small_business/bbb-issues-warning-about-travel-club-s-sales-tactic/article_ab621c45-e89b-5b48-aa84-403b62e07e87.html




Boy, they really make their rounds. Just gone one of these today in Omaha Nebraska. AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS!!!

2011-05-07T01:04:41Z

Boy, they really make their rounds. Just gone one of these today in Omaha Nebraska. AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS!!!

Boy, they really make their rounds. Just gone one of these today in Omaha Nebraska. AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS!!!




I got a similar letter today. On mine the company letterhead was also US Airlines. I almost thought it was...

2011-04-30T18:02:55Z

I got a similar letter today. On mine the company letterhead was also US Airlines. I almost thought it was...

I got a similar letter today. On mine the company letterhead was also US Airlines. I almost thought it was legit since I had entered a few contests but it was probably more than a year ago. Thanks for the info.




I forgot to mention, the letterhead on mine was US Airlines.

2011-03-14T15:29:27Z

I forgot to mention, the letterhead on mine was US Airlines.

I forgot to mention, the letterhead on mine was US Airlines.




I got the same exact letter in Pittsburgh and they call themselves GLOBAL TRAVEL. I was asked to call the...

2011-03-14T15:27:20Z

I got the same exact letter in Pittsburgh and they call themselves GLOBAL TRAVEL. I was asked to call the...

I got the same exact letter in Pittsburgh and they call themselves GLOBAL TRAVEL. I was asked to call the TRAVEL AWARDS DIVISION 886-995-7079. I am reporting them to BBB and the local news.




I Called the number and got a two free tickets a day later! Just kidding... I got one in Nashville,...

2010-12-24T23:35:37Z

I Called the number and got a two free tickets a day later! Just kidding... I got one in Nashville,...

I Called the number and got a two free tickets a day later! Just kidding...

I got one in Nashville, TN. It came days after I flew US Air, so wondering if there is a connection there?




Just got mine says from C. Ray Phoenix ]postmark on envelope, yet bottom of letter says, New York, Chicago, Los...

2010-11-27T10:36:20Z

Just got mine says from C. Ray Phoenix ]postmark on envelope, yet bottom of letter says, New York, Chicago, Los...

Just got mine says from C. Ray Phoenix ]postmark on envelope, yet bottom of letter says, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. Says must of responded by Nov 24th!...yeah right!! Thank goodness for google search!!! suspect a scam! not a single person here says legit and it says "qualified" for an award, not that I got anything. What BS.




Has anyone thought about asking how did the scammers get our addresses? I just leased a new GM vehicle financed...

2010-11-22T03:17:27Z

Has anyone thought about asking how did the scammers get our addresses? I just leased a new GM vehicle financed...

Has anyone thought about asking how did the scammers get our addresses? I just leased a new GM vehicle financed by U.S. Bank. My GM satisfaction response inquiry came with my name being misspelled - and the EXACT misspelled name is the name that was hand written on the letter with the 2 roundtrip airline tickets from Foster Simmons. Coincidence>?...you have to wonder. The scammers somehow have to harvest legit addresses....are major corps selling us out?




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2010-11-21T20:38:20Z

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I had the same experience as Renata. Same city, same company, same names, same language as above. I shredded it.

2010-11-21T02:26:22Z

I had the same experience as Renata. Same city, same company, same names, same language as above. I shredded it.

I had the same experience as Renata. Same city, same company, same names, same language as above. I shredded it.




Mine is "Foster Simmons", cheap paper, home-printer look; phony "attempted to contact you"; hand addressed env from Phoenix; signed by...

2010-11-18T03:25:20Z

Mine is "Foster Simmons", cheap paper, home-printer look; phony "attempted to contact you"; hand addressed env from Phoenix; signed by...

Mine is "Foster Simmons", cheap paper, home-printer look; phony "attempted to contact you"; hand addressed env from Phoenix; signed by C Ray 1-866-995-7148




I live in Pittsburgh PA and receved the same content letter with a diferent company name. My came from a...

2010-11-17T16:58:17Z

I live in Pittsburgh PA and receved the same content letter with a diferent company name. My came from a...

I live in Pittsburgh PA and receved the same content letter with a diferent company name. My came from a so call FOSTER SIMMONS!!!!! But the name on the botton, as vice president, is Catherine Ray. The number that I should call is 1-866-995-7046.
Don't call it!




There is a number of different company names they are using now. I just got one in the mail today...

2010-11-16T20:15:57Z

There is a number of different company names they are using now. I just got one in the mail today...

There is a number of different company names they are using now. I just got one in the mail today that says "Foster Simmons" as the company and it looks like a hack job on Office Word. Nice fake website too. The name is Catherine Ray, Vice President, Travel Awards Division. Phone number 1 866 963 7245 and the rest of the letter is the same exact wording as the Shelton White letter.




Got one in Chicago. Harris Fields. I have a friend in the white collar crime division of the Illinois Attorney...

2010-10-13T16:33:16Z

Got one in Chicago. Harris Fields. I have a friend in the white collar crime division of the Illinois Attorney...

Got one in Chicago. Harris Fields. I have a friend in the white collar crime division of the Illinois Attorney General's Office. She was VERY interested, said they already had a file open. These guys will be on the run shortly.




I got the exact same letter as above from Harris Fields, hand written, postmarked from Pheonix AZ. Called them, and...

2010-10-02T00:01:40Z

I got the exact same letter as above from Harris Fields, hand written, postmarked from Pheonix AZ. Called them, and...

I got the exact same letter as above from Harris Fields, hand written, postmarked from Pheonix AZ. Called them, and they said they were a travel agency looking to get their name out there by giving away free tickets. Just for kicks, I asked which airlines, and he said any. He was so enthusiastic! Totally a fraud. It sounded like a call center in the background. I didn't give any info and I'm hoping they don't start calling me, because they repeated my cell phone # back to me and asked if it was a good # to use. Oh and they asked for the confirmation # on the bottom of the letter, I told them, they said they couldn't find it (after 1 second) and asked me to spell my full name. I'm in Chicago, IL.




I got the same hand written envelope post marked in Phoenix, AZ. Today is 9/30/10, the last day to respond...

2010-09-30T22:11:40Z

I got the same hand written envelope post marked in Phoenix, AZ. Today is 9/30/10, the last day to respond...

I got the same hand written envelope post marked in Phoenix, AZ. Today is 9/30/10, the last day to respond was yesterday ... oh, well I guess Harris Fields will have to "issue the ticket vouchers to the alternate."

I saw a post dated toward the beginning of the month that Trisha Shaw, was the VP and signed the letter; apparently there's been some turnover as Lisa Max signed mine. The phone number provided is 1-866-962-5122 and email is info@harrisfields.com with a web address of www.harrisfields.com. I'm sure this is a trapline.

If I have some extra time I may post their information on one of the PI group sites I below to and see what the rest of the professional can dig up about them.

I too am in Youngstown, OH so I wonder if we are the current target area.




Just to keep this broken record going... We got one today from Harris Fields. The fact that it was a...

2010-09-30T03:43:31Z

Just to keep this broken record going... We got one today from Harris Fields. The fact that it was a...

Just to keep this broken record going... We got one today from Harris Fields. The fact that it was a hand written envelope almost gives you hope for a second. Outside Nashville, TN.




yes, I received one today from Harris Fields, stating that today, Sept. 29 was the last day to respond. Definitely...

2010-09-29T13:52:41Z

yes, I received one today from Harris Fields, stating that today, Sept. 29 was the last day to respond. Definitely...

yes, I received one today from Harris Fields, stating that today, Sept. 29 was the last day to respond. Definitely a scam.




Got the same letter today and they have been calling my cell phone for weeks. The letter looks like someone...

2010-09-27T21:43:06Z

Got the same letter today and they have been calling my cell phone for weeks. The letter looks like someone...

Got the same letter today and they have been calling my cell phone for weeks. The letter looks like someone printed it on their home printer. I'm just curious to see if anyone has called to see what the scam is.




Same letter from Harris Fields 866-963-7230 signed by Lisa Max

2010-09-25T12:40:22Z

Same letter from Harris Fields 866-963-7230 signed by Lisa Max

Same letter from Harris Fields 866-963-7230 signed by Lisa Max




Everyone: Thanks to Dave, Mark, and Michael for the update about the new name: Lexington Duke. I also noticed that...

2010-09-20T21:15:56Z

Everyone: Thanks to Dave, Mark, and Michael for the update about the new name: Lexington Duke. I also noticed that...

Everyone:

Thanks to Dave, Mark, and Michael for the update about the new name: Lexington Duke. I also noticed that Lexington Duke has some videos posted on Youtube.com and Vimeo.com:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEN35j2h0jE

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I just got one today from Lexington Duke but everything else is just like the ones posted here. The phone...

2010-09-20T17:10:33Z

I just got one today from Lexington Duke but everything else is just like the ones posted here. The phone...

I just got one today from Lexington Duke but everything else is just like the ones posted here. The phone number listed is 866-963-7268. I am in West Olive, Mi.
Being this has so many company names I would believe it to be a scam so CALL AT YOUR OWN RISK, but I surely would not advise it.
Wish these people & people like them would get shut down! The praying on of people alone should be a crime.




I just received the letter...exact wording...two free airline tickets..urgent for me to call them...Lexington Duke Company...am in Youngstown, Ohio....thanks for...

2010-09-18T22:48:33Z

I just received the letter...exact wording...two free airline tickets..urgent for me to call them...Lexington Duke Company...am in Youngstown, Ohio....thanks for...

I just received the letter...exact wording...two free airline tickets..urgent for me to call them...Lexington Duke Company...am in Youngstown, Ohio....thanks for your information...obviously this went to the shredder! Has anyone called them and found out what they say?




Wow! Yet another new company name used: Lexington Duke. Thanks to Mark S. for the update. George Editor http://ivebeenmugged.typepad.com

2010-09-17T23:01:55Z

Wow! Yet another new company name used: Lexington Duke. Thanks to Mark S. for the update. George Editor http://ivebeenmugged.typepad.com

Wow! Yet another new company name used: Lexington Duke. Thanks to Mark S. for the update.

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Got the same exact letter today in Holt, MI, except now the company is Lexington Duke. A quick "who is"...

2010-09-17T19:35:36Z

Got the same exact letter today in Holt, MI, except now the company is Lexington Duke. A quick "who is"...

Got the same exact letter today in Holt, MI, except now the company is Lexington Duke. A quick "who is" search reveals the company website was created on August 12th.




Got one in Gallatin, TN yesterday. The phone number I'm asked to call is (866) 392-8910. The letter was signed...

2010-09-03T15:32:06Z

Got one in Gallatin, TN yesterday. The phone number I'm asked to call is (866) 392-8910. The letter was signed...

Got one in Gallatin, TN yesterday. The phone number I'm asked to call is (866) 392-8910. The letter was signed by Trisha Shaw, Vice President, Travel Awards Division.




Got one in Nashville, TN today.

2010-09-02T04:51:03Z

Got one in Nashville, TN today.

Got one in Nashville, TN today.




Obviously a scam as no where do they give a real, physical address nor a real, regular phone number, either...

2010-08-30T22:08:33Z

Obviously a scam as no where do they give a real, physical address nor a real, regular phone number, either...

Obviously a scam as no where do they give a real, physical address nor a real, regular phone number, either of which could be googled. Same for a real name. Mine was from "Henderson Gill" and signed by Trisha Shaw. Otherwise, was identical to those mentioned above. Isn't this mail fraud?




8.30.2010 I just received the exact same letter but with different company . Specifically, HENDERSON GILL at www.hendersongill.com I will...

2010-08-30T21:52:54Z

8.30.2010 I just received the exact same letter but with different company . Specifically, HENDERSON GILL at www.hendersongill.com I will...

8.30.2010
I just received the exact same letter but with different company . Specifically, HENDERSON GILL at www.hendersongill.com

I will throw this away.




My mother just received the letter from Larson Keller. I am just glad that I was here to be able...

2010-06-23T14:58:37Z

My mother just received the letter from Larson Keller. I am just glad that I was here to be able...

My mother just received the letter from Larson Keller. I am just glad that I was here to be able to do some research before she fell into the trap. Thank you for posting this information. It is really helpful because I have to say, even I hoped it was for real...who couldn't use a vacation right now?




Just received a letter today -Larson Keller. Same exact language. Hand written address, post marked from Arizona. Thanks to websites...

2010-06-22T22:38:24Z

Just received a letter today -Larson Keller. Same exact language. Hand written address, post marked from Arizona. Thanks to websites...

Just received a letter today -Larson Keller. Same exact language. Hand written address, post marked from Arizona. Thanks to websites like this and Google for information. I enter many contests from sites like ESPN so there was initial hope, but it pays to question anything free in life.




I'm up in Boston and just received the Larson Keller version. Has anyone tried calling the phone #? The one...

2010-06-21T19:20:00Z

I'm up in Boston and just received the Larson Keller version. Has anyone tried calling the phone #? The one...

I'm up in Boston and just received the Larson Keller version. Has anyone tried calling the phone #? The one on the bottom of mine is 800-299-2539.

I'd call but I don't even want to make contact with these people...




If you check the Better Business Bureau website, you will learn that Larson Keller = Patterson Bell = Shelton &...

2010-06-21T15:23:20Z

If you check the Better Business Bureau website, you will learn that Larson Keller = Patterson Bell = Shelton &...

If you check the Better Business Bureau website, you will learn that Larson Keller = Patterson Bell = Shelton & White. Source:

http://www.bbb.org/tucson/business-reviews/prize-promotions/patterson-bell-in-tucson-az-20027549

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I just got this same exact letter in Los Angeles, only from a company called "Larson Keller".

2010-06-20T17:17:20Z

I just got this same exact letter in Los Angeles, only from a company called "Larson Keller".

I just got this same exact letter in Los Angeles, only from a company called "Larson Keller".




I hope this is reported. I am hoping people are not naive enough to think that this is legit. There...

2010-05-14T21:46:49Z

I hope this is reported. I am hoping people are not naive enough to think that this is legit. There...

I hope this is reported. I am hoping people are not naive enough to think that this is legit. There is no question that this letter is a scam.




We got one in Southern NH. Damn criminals.

2010-05-13T23:57:50Z

We got one in Southern NH. Damn criminals.

We got one in Southern NH. Damn criminals.




I just received my "reward" letter. Thank you for this. Although I assumed it was a scam, its good to...

2010-05-13T04:35:17Z

I just received my "reward" letter. Thank you for this. Although I assumed it was a scam, its good to...

I just received my "reward" letter. Thank you for this. Although I assumed it was a scam, its good to know other people are getting this too! although, damn, who can't use 2 free airline tix... oh well.




I just received one of these letters as well. I find it funny they have attempted to contact me several...

2010-05-13T01:34:46Z

I just received one of these letters as well. I find it funny they have attempted to contact me several...

I just received one of these letters as well. I find it funny they have attempted to contact me several times yet this is the first time I have ever received any sort of contact from them. I plan to call them back and ask them how exactly they contacted me and since I live in Los Angeles what their address for the LA location is.




savannah, ga. my sixth grader could have come up with something better.

2010-05-12T22:51:53Z

savannah, ga. my sixth grader could have come up with something better.

savannah, ga. my sixth grader could have come up with something better.




I'm in Boston too and got the same letter today. Thanks for reporting this and confirming my suspicions.

2010-05-12T20:02:56Z

I'm in Boston too and got the same letter today. Thanks for reporting this and confirming my suspicions.

I'm in Boston too and got the same letter today. Thanks for reporting this and confirming my suspicions.




Thanks for the info.. Received the letter also and it was good to know that this was obviously a scam...

2010-05-12T14:59:48Z

Thanks for the info.. Received the letter also and it was good to know that this was obviously a scam...

Thanks for the info.. Received the letter also and it was good to know that this was obviously a scam before wasting any more of my time. Thanks to all




Port Wentworth, GA. Got mine a few days ago, ignored it, assuming it was a scam. decided to investigate, as...

2010-05-12T02:19:45Z

Port Wentworth, GA. Got mine a few days ago, ignored it, assuming it was a scam. decided to investigate, as...

Port Wentworth, GA. Got mine a few days ago, ignored it, assuming it was a scam. decided to investigate, as well.

Well, "from the very start" (from their website) makes it sound as if they've been in business for years, but a quick "whois" search of their domain (http://www.whois.net/whois/sheltonwhite.com) shows its creation date as March 23rd, 2010.

God bless teh intarwebs!




Mkazin: Thanks so much for the informative comment. You filled in a couple info gaps nobody else had. Glad that...

2010-05-11T22:44:59Z

Mkazin: Thanks so much for the informative comment. You filled in a couple info gaps nobody else had. Glad that...

Mkazin:

Thanks so much for the informative comment. You filled in a couple info gaps nobody else had. Glad that you found my post helped. You are more than welcome.

George
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I got one of these today. Here's what I got calling them on the phone. Obviously I blocked my caller...

2012-12-11T15:55:38Z

I got one of these today. Here's what I got calling them on the phone. Obviously I blocked my caller...

I got one of these today.

Here's what I got calling them on the phone. Obviously I blocked my caller ID and gave them a bogus prize tracking number (of the form "AB-12345" the very bottom of the letter).

The representative of Shelton White I got said they were there to get consumers together with local travel agencies. Sounds innocent, right?

He claims the tickets are the same old sales-pitch giveaway deal you've heard about lots of times with regards to timeshares. Come on down, listen to a smooth-talker give a sales pitch and go home with some fabulous prize. Of course there's probably a bunch of catches in there he didn't mention, as you should expect.

He did actually mention the tickets don't include the $50 or so of travel taxes, which was just a confidence-building trick, making you think he's actually being honest and presenting you with the downsides. Remember kids: you owe Uncle Sam taxes on prizes, which add up to a whole lot more than airport fees. If someone neglects to mention that when talking about prizes, you're probably being tricked.

Thanks for keeping us safe George!




Me too me too! I live in the Southern New Hampshire area and got this: I am pleased to inform...

2010-05-11T03:19:33Z

Me too me too! I live in the Southern New Hampshire area and got this: I am pleased to inform...

Me too me too! I live in the Southern New Hampshire area and got this:

I am pleased to inform you that you have qualified for an award of 2 roundtrip airline tickets. Congratulations. These tickets are valid for travel anywhere in the Continental U.S. The retail value of this award is up to $1,400.00. Certain restrictions apply.

We have attempted contacting you several times without success. This is our last attempt. If we do not hear from you soon, we may need to issue the ticket vouchers to the alternate.

Please call today at 800-363-xxxx.

Regards,

Cynthia Lux
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Mine had the extra cute touch of having an "Animal Rescue" support stamp beneath the postage stamp.


George: thanks muchly for all the background work in preparing this page. Very useful!




Savannah, Ga. -- Wife got one today ... hand-addressed, regular first-class stamp. I too looked amused at the word "qualified."...

2010-05-10T22:13:00Z

Savannah, Ga. -- Wife got one today ... hand-addressed, regular first-class stamp. I too looked amused at the word "qualified."...

Savannah, Ga. -- Wife got one today ... hand-addressed, regular first-class stamp. I too looked amused at the word "qualified." A real contest notification would have the name of the contest mentioned, yes??

At full-tilt 44¢ postage, that's a lot of "bait and tackle" money. They must reel in enough suckers to more than cover that overhead.

What's sad is, there are clearly enough gullible morons out there today, even with blogs like this to help folks spot these scams for what they are.