Our phone rang, the caller wanted to talk to the person whom the telephone was registered. Yes that’s me. She asked for my name and then informed me that our phone number was one among the 20winners of their so called “free anniversary gift”. Oh really? She then gave me a code number which according to her has a corresponding prize. The code together with two valid id’s are the passport in claiming the prize at their redemption center at “Hilton” – Sta. Lucia East Grandmall, 3rd floor in front of Max’s Restaurant. According to the lady I only have two days to claim the prize. Alright.
You think I will rush to go and claim my prize when in fact I didn’t join any contest conducted by “Hilton”. Instead I asked mr.Google about this and found out that there have been similar scenarios happening in town and they seem to be a scam. That helps me decide not to go and claim the said “anniversary gift”. A day after that call, somebody from the same company called again reminding me about the “anniversary gift”. According to her I have to go and claim it, otherwise the prize will be forfeited. I didn’t mention that I don’t have plans of claiming the prize and so the following day, I received another call from them reminding me again to claim my prize. I thought I only have two days to claim then why do you keep on bugging me to claim the prize? Hmmm….sound scammy…lol.
Too good to be true. If you have been contacted with almost the same strategy, think twice, it wouldn’t hurt if you do a little research about the matter to avoid those scammers around.