Free Airline Ticket Further Reading

If you want to do some reading for extra credit on the free airline ticket folks (read more here), here you go.  Please comment if you have anything valuable to add. There’s just too much for me to read!

US AIRLINES/UNIVERSAL TRAVEL VACATIONS/UNIVERSAL TRAVEL DEALS/THE VACATION STATION/TRAVEL DEALS EXPRESS:

News/Advice (some actually make an effort to learn something, some don’t):

GREAT REPORTING–> http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Free-travel-offer-mystifies-consumers/-/1637132/15701330/-/8s7gus/-/index.html

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/US-Airlines-not-an-airline/-/1637132/15943410/-/s3qujf/-/index.html

http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12403818-the-great-airline-ticket-giveaway-that-just-wont-go-away?chromedomain=todaytravel&lite

http://www.elliott.org/blog/is-this-a-scam-us-airlines-is-offering-me-two-roundtrip-airline-tickets/

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/401043/david-bauerlein/2011-04-02/consumer-advocate-be-wary-travel-clubs-offering-deep

http://www.telegram.com/article/20110227/COLUMN64/102270382

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/consumer-alert-scheme-using-lure-free-airline-tick/nHK65/

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/10/02/airline-scam-flies-into-the-mailboxes-of-pittsburgh-residents/

http://triblive.com/business/headlines/3601393-74/airlines-airways-american#axzz2s57WCxKI

http://www2.wspa.com/news/2012/may/03/scam-ar-3727347/

http://www.wgal.com/news/8-on-your-side/us-airlines-tickets-real-deal-or-scam/-/17986766/20622384/-/10j1t5l/-/index.html

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/greenville-news/Fake-airline-offers-free-tickets/-/9654794/11802462/-/e9bkr0z/-/index.html

http://www.kwch.com/news/factfinder12/kwch-free-airline-tickets-clever-marketing-or-a-scam-20120814,0,1935584.story

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20130802,0,4815169,full.column#axzz2s56UjT82

Good interview with MA Atty Gen–>http://wgbhnews.org/post/free-vacation-offers-too-good-be-true

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/22212045/2013/05/09/offer-for-free-airline-tickets-is-phishing-scam-bbb-says

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-citizens-urged-to-be-aware-of-us-airlines-scam-20120802,0,3485955.column

http://www.infobarrel.com/Scam_Letter_from_US_Airlines_About_2_roundtrip_airline_tickets

Folks that went to the presentation:

http://www.wickedlocal.com/cambridge/news/opinions/x824875839/Letter-Beware-of-scam#axzz1atENPDYQ

http://69.6.215.248/?p=869&cpage=3#comment-12765 (a comment here)

See how they try to answer objections:

http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Us-Airlines-Letter-Responses/2995395

Police warning:

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20111020/WINDSORBEACON01/110200303

USAirways’s warning:

http://www.usairways.com/en-US/contact/scamalert.html

Personal blogs of recipients:

http://www.elliott.org/blog/is-this-a-scam-us-airlines-is-offering-me-two-roundtrip-airline-tickets/

http://articleurge.com/2012/02/us-air-lines-award-notification-see-the-letter-check/

http://voices.yahoo.com/did-really-win-two-free-tickets-us-airlines-7610568.html?cat=16

http://theunemployedmom.com/2011/04/15/us-airlines-scam-for-2-roundtrip-tickets/

http://danejackson.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/beware-the-us-airlines-free-airplane-ticket-scam/

http://blog.coloradocoachingcompany.com/2011/11/26/us-airlines-scam-for-2-roundtrip-tickets-erica-bale-scam/

http://www.chrisam.net/blog/tag/us-airlines/

http://www.scaminformer.com/scam-report/us-airlines-company-mailed-me-a-scam-letter-informing-me-c25583.html

http://www.islandpacket.com/2010/07/12/1304593/vacation-station-closes-hilton.html

http://jenmurph1221.blogspot.com/2012/08/us-airlines-scam.html

Public Forums:

http://us-airways.pissedconsumer.com/us-airlines-fly-the-us-skies-scam-nashville-20101215211676.html

http://us-airways.pissedconsumer.com/us-airlines-2-free-tickets-worth-1400-00-20110328229290.html+

http://us-airways.pissedconsumer.com/us-airlines-fly-the-us-skies-scam-20110415232480.html

http://us-airways.pissedconsumer.com/us-airlines-scam-20110415232562.html

http://us-airways.pissedconsumer.com/us-airlines-20111001265472.html

http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/8663998115

http://www.fodors.com/community/air-travel/us-airlines-award-notificationscam.cfm

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6220214/did_i_really_win_two_free_tickets_on.html?cat=16

http://www.idology.com/blog/592

http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-866-292-1140

Better Business Bureau:

http://www.bbb.org/nashville/business-reviews/travel-clubs/vacation-station-the-in-nashville-tn-37059617

http://www.bbb.org/columbia/business-reviews/travel-agencies-and-bureaus/the-vacation-station-in-charleston-sc-34004033

http://watchyourbuck.com/2012/07/26/scam-alert-american-airlines-name-being-used-in-fake-ticket-scam/

http://snakeriverbbb.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/american-airlines-name-being-used-in-fake-ticket-scam/

http://www.bbb.org/blog/2012/07/scammers-lure-victims-with-fake-free-plane-tickets/

Press release from the sender:

http://www.prlog.org/11360583-all-about-us-airlines-letter.html

http://www.prlog.org/11657515-us-airlines-letter-gives-two-free-round-trip-tickets.html

http://www.free-press-release.com/news-is-this-us-airlines-letter-for-real-1301289516.html

http://www.free-press-release.com/news-us-airlines-letter-gives-two-free-round-trip-tickets-1317004132.html

http://www.free-press-release.com/news-us-airlines-offering-2-complimentary-airline-tickets-1315793527.html

More attempts to get onto Google by the sender:

http://www.thereviewchimp.com/tag/u-s-airlines-letter/

http://hallewace.hubpages.com/hub/US-Airlines-Letter-Offers-2-Airline-Tickets

Websites set up by the sender:

http://complimentaryroundtriptickets.wordpress.com/

http://usairlines2airlinetickets.wordpress.com/

http://twoairlinetickets.wordpress.com/

http://www.letterfromusairlines.com

http://airfareanddeals.com/

Videos created by the sender:

http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffaaronjames#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/usairlines999#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBHn0qo7J8k

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xq5vhm_us-airlines-letter-18662974850-part-1_travel

http://www.myspace.com/video/contributor/us-airlines-letter-christine-hay-18662974850/108680222

DOUBLE NAME COMPANIES:

http://tucsoncitizen.com/bbbconsumeralert/tag/airline-ticket/

http://brahblog.com/2009/08/08/all-the-same-scam-bradley-tate-spencer-burns-hammond-reed-donovan-rich-lambert-steel-and-watson-brooks/

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=2027392

http://willbradyjournal2.blogspot.com/2010/07/scams-nicholson-barnes.html

VACATION STATION/UNIVERSAL TRAVEL VACATIONS/GLOBAL VACATION NETWORK/LUXURY TRAVEL PROMOTIONS/SOUTHWEST TRAVEL/WORLD CLASS TRAVEL/ROYAL CLASS TRAVEL/CDA CONSULTING:

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/universal-travel-vacations-c410691.html

http://universal-travel-vacations.pissedconsumer.com/misleading-free-airline-tickets-20110117216786.html

TV: http://www.wtoc.com/Global/story.asp?S=13958413

BBB World Class Travel: http://www.bbb.org/tucson/business-reviews/travel-clubs/world-class-travel-in-tucson-az-20029433

BBB Southwest: http://www.bbb.org/tucson/business-reviews/travel-clubs/southwest-travel-club-in-tucson-az-20007983

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/global-vacation-network-c237159.html

http://www.yourgetaway.info/

A little different marketing ploy: http://www.10tv.com/live/content/consumer10/stories/2010/02/17/story-columbus-vacation-scams.html?type=rss&cat=&sid=102

http://tucsoncitizen.com/bbbconsumeralert/2010/11/10/southern-arizona-consumers-receive-mailing-from-world-class-travel-suggesting-they%E2%80%99ve-won-a-computer-other-prizes/#more-342

CASTAWAYS VACATIONS CLUB/BEACHCOMER VACATION CLUB/DISCOUNT GLOBAL TRAVEL/SOMERSET VACATIONS/GOING PLACES TRAVEL:

http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200903/1237169915.html

Blogger: http://romsteady.blogspot.com/2007/04/pen-is-mighter-than-vacation-club.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10700-k1586708-Castaways_Vacation_Club_aka_Beachcombers_Vacation_Club-Timeshares_Vacation_Rentals.html

http://www.ripoffreport.com/directory/Castaways-Vacation-Club.aspx

Lawsuit: http://www.doj.state.wi.us/news/files/Complaint021910_2.pdf

Newspaper: http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/84829817.html

BBB: http://www.bbb.org/wisconsin/business-reviews/travel-clubs/going-places-travel-corporation-in-grand-chute-wi-44157486/

ROYAL PALMS TRAVEL/PHOENIX VACATION CLUB/SEALAND TRAVEL CLUB/BABB & MILLER/VIVA VACATION/ALL INCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS/DESTINATIONS UNLIMITED/VIP TRAVEL:

Google search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=Royal+Palms+Travel

Lawsuit: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/newspubs/releases/2010/031710royalpalms_pop.pdf

Actual story: http://www.dallas.bbb.org/article/complaints-on-royal-palms-travel-allege-misrepresentation-13237

TV news: http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Marine-Upscale-travel-club-fails-to-keep-promises-101796173.html

Newspaper: http://www.prestonhollowpeople.com/2010/03/23/texas-ag-lays-down-law-on-all-inclusive-excursions/

http://www.prestonhollowpeople.com/2010/05/18/travel-club-cleans-up-act-but-thats-not-stopping-lawsuit/

http://www.elliott.org/blog/texas-targets-unethical-royal-palms-travel-club/

BBB Phoenix Vacations: http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/business-reviews/travel-clubs/phoenix-vacations-in-dallas-tx-90069689

BBB Royal Palms: http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/business-reviews/travel-clubs/royal-palms-travel-incorporated-in-dallas-tx-90069626

Angry people: http://phoenix-vacations.pissedconsumer.com/phoenix-vacations-has-committed-fraud-taken-thousands-of-my-dollars-20080612123866.html

http://vip-travel.pissedconsumer.com/vip-travael-sealand-travel-all-inclusive-excursions-big-scam-20091007158776.html

And more: http://www.measuredup.com/review/Phoenix-Vacations-Complaint-Going-Places-Travel-Phoenix-Vacations-3402

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/royal-palm-travel-c157621.html

OUTRIGGERS VACATION CLUB/OUTRIGGER TRAVEL CLUB/PARADISE DESTINATION/FANTASIA TRAVEL GROUP/VACATION PROFESSIONALS/TRAVEL TO GO/GOOD TIMES TRAVEL CLUB/ONLY WAY 2 GO TRAVEL/TRITON TRAVEL GROUP/ANYTIME VACATIONS:

http://vacationtourtricks.blogspot.com/2010/12/anytime-vacations.html

AARP: http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-08-2010/scam_alert_vacation_club_vexation.html

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/outriggers-vacation-club-c153117.html?sort=dated

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/destination-paradise-c170246.html

Fantasia BBB: http://www.bbb.org/boston/business-reviews/travel-agencies-and-bureaus/fantasia-travel-group-in-methuen-ma-119699/

Lawsuit: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=cagopressrelease&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Cago&b=pressrelease&f=2010_07_06_fantasia_travel&csid=Cago

Newspaper: http://www.wickedlocal.com/plymouth/news/business/x644698521/Travel-agency-booked

STAR VACATION CLUB/TRAVEL SERVICE NETWORK

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/star-vacation-club-c1945.html

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/star-vacation-club-c9899.html

GLOBAL EXCHANGE VACATION CLUB/VIP TRAVEL AGENCY/HOLIDAY TRAVEL OF AMERICA

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/holiday-travel-of-america-c35712.html

Newspaper: http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/21681/The_Very_Deceitful_Holiday_Travel_of_America

http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=27410

DREAMWORKS VACATION CLUB/DREAMWORKS VACATIONS/FIVE POINTS TRAVEL/BENTLEY TRAVEL/MODERN DESTINATIONS UNLIMITED/LABONNE VIE TRAVEL/VACATION CLUBS, LLC/DREAM VACATIONS INTERNATIONAL:

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/dreamworks-vacation-club-c60341.html

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/modern-destination-unlimited-c271860.html

Lawsuit: http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases11/pr20110202a.html

http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases09/pr20091210b.html

http://www.state.nj.us/oag/ca/ocp/orders/DreamShow.pdf

http://www.walletpop.com/2011/02/09/consumers-to-get-back-almost-2-2-million-from-travel-clubs/

TV: http://www.nbc40.net/view_story.php?id=12512

http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index.php/egg-harbor-twp/eht-general-news/1564-travel-club-denied-mercantile-license-over-fraud-allegations.html

VACATION TRAVEL OUTLET/VACATION SERVICES OF AMERICA/VACATION TRAVEL CLUB:

http://www.ripoffreport.com/travel-services/vacation-services-of/vacation-services-of-america-v-98w2f.htm

Justice Dept: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2009/wood.ind.htm

Lawsuit: http://ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2006/121906.htm

SUN COUNTRY TRAVEL/TEXAS TRAVEL PARTNERS/HORIZON TRAVEL/NATIONAL VACATIONS:

JURY Lawsuit: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagnews/release.php?id=1589

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/horizon-travel-national-vacations-tci-c3541.html

GRAND CROWNE LEISURE TRAVEL CLUB:

http://www.ripoffreport.com/directory/Grand-Crowne.aspx?p=2

INTERESTING:

I guess if the pitch keeps working, keep doing it (check the date):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55195-2004Jul16.html

35 replies
  1. Kathy
    Kathy says:

    We received the letter as well, but the phone number was 866-992-0967 and the letter was signed by Kate White, Vice President. My husband called them and said if this was legitamate we would like to bring the local TV news crew. She went off on him and said that the competition was posting bad publicity on the internet.

  2. brmorris
    brmorris says:

    Kathy,

    It’s so ironic that the things that they say are happening to them are untrue, but it is EXACTLY what they do to people like me.

  3. Brian
    Brian says:

    Thanks for the blog. I knew the letter was fake the second I opened it, but it’s nice to see your website and the confirmation of what I already knew.

  4. shannon smith
    shannon smith says:

    Who doesn’t want a break in this day and age. My letter said from Ann Roy. The number I have is 1-866-921-7390. They asked me to come to Brunswick,GA. Told me to bring only my husband and no children. Then the major credit card. I told her i didn’t have one. Then she assured me the tickets were mine and I was under no obligation to purchase anything. Then said I would also get a 2 night free hotel stay. This should be illegal……It is just like a fishing website only in person.

  5. Sharon Green
    Sharon Green says:

    Received mine yesterday also from Ann Roy (Vice President!!) who claimed to have tried to contact me several times without success. And this was my LAST CHANCE to receive these free tickets. The contact number I got was 866-437-8134. Didn’t call, knew better but I googled and found this site and thought I’d post my info as well.

  6. Howard
    Howard says:

    We received similar letters in 2010 for the Nashville area. We thought OK what is there to lose. We received the FREE TICKETS after listening to a VACATION STATION (this is not a timeshare) presentation. When you follow the instructions for the FREE AIRLINE tickets, they cost you approx. $250. each. SO yes they are FREE. And no do not buy in to the VACATION STATION scam.

  7. William
    William says:

    Received a letter today, dated May 23.

    Signed by “Candice Bray” … Vice President (they must have a lot of VPs!).

    Phone number was 1-866-974-0483.

    Not even wasting my time calling.

  8. Bo
    Bo says:

    I just received “US AIRLINES” letter saying we are qualified for 2 roundtrip airline tickets.
    Signed Phyllis Neal. Well, I called after I read some of your blog. They want us to come for some kind of presentation. I mentioned the free tickets and the person on the phone said we have to pay taxes.

  9. Bill Eckenrode
    Bill Eckenrode says:

    Just got my letter offering 2 free tickets from TRAVEL & DEALS. It’s signed by Rita Bea Vice President. At the bottom of the page is an official looking logo for Southwest Airlines. They also say they tries to contact me. No messages on my home or cell phones or emails. Thought of calling them and jerking them around, but I’ve got more important things to do.

  10. Kendra
    Kendra says:

    I just received my letter signed by Rita Bea VP in the mail and immediately knew it was fake…would southwest airlines really hand write my name, not have a return address and the letterhead was extremely cheap looking. Anyways i googled the number (1-866-973-8294) no results, googled Rita and this site is what came up. Scary how people can get your address and could really take advantage of innocent people.

  11. Paul
    Paul says:

    Same letter as Bill, above. Rita Bea, Vice President of Travel & Deals, is “pleased to inform [us] that [we] have qualified for an award of 2 roundtrip airline tickets.” Lucky us.
    Same “We have attempted contacting you several times without success.” A fat lie.
    Same closing caveat, “If we do not hear from you soon, we may need to issue the ticket vouchers to the alternate.” Okey-doke. Because we’re feeling magnanimous, we’ll let our replacements enjoy the opportunity.

  12. Denny
    Denny says:

    Yes I just got the same letter dated July 2. Name on the letter is Katherine Cota Vice President of Traveldeals. At the botton of the letter is a logo of Southwest Airlines with a DD-xxxxx number.

  13. Ulla
    Ulla says:

    Same letter received dated July 1 from VP Katherine Cota which led me to this web site. Had no intention of calling but curious as to how many people are commenting on this scam. I’m sure there are elderly people out there who are falling for this………scary!!

  14. Megan Eckert
    Megan Eckert says:

    Got the same Catherine Cota letter with Southwest Airlines logo. Made an appointment but not going… hee, hee,hee…:)

  15. roberta
    roberta says:

    New twist on the US Airlines tickets — today I received a “travel check” payable to US Airlines and (my name), for $1400 and good for 2 free tickets. And, it “must be redeemed by September 1st, 2011.” Looks just like the kind of check you’d receive from the government, complete with the tear off ends and top. This is our Final Notice and last chance to respond to the offer! I’d best get going!!

  16. Scam_Buster
    Scam_Buster says:

    Just got one of these today…”US Airlines” signed Linda Ford, VP (of course!). Contact # is 1-866-227-7147. Can’t these idiots go to jail for mail fraud or something?

    To the idiots credit, they hand wrote my name/address and the Linda Ford signature. No return address of any kind on the envelope or letter, although it is postmarked from Phoenix, AZ.

  17. John Paul
    John Paul says:

    Just received my AWARD NOTIFICATION in the mail for 2 free roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US from any major international airport. Value $1,400. Sent from Oklahoma CIty to my address in Florida. Contact number 866-207-2386 Sincerely the Reward Department.

    SCAM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  18. Ted
    Ted says:

    I got mine in the mail too. My number that the fake company gave was 866-267-7256 with the VP named Linda Ford. I knew something was wrong when I looked at the envelop and seen that they had no return address and my address was hand written. I’m glad I looked up the people before I called. Thanks all for posting you saved me time and frustration.

  19. Ray McFeaters
    Ray McFeaters says:

    Received a letter dated November 14, 2011 from Valerie Fay, Vice President with phone number 1-866-351-3463. No attempts made to contact.

  20. Jim S
    Jim S says:

    I received a postcard offering 2 round trip tickets on jetBlue. Thanks for the info – I will be sending to my local Investigative Reporter to keep the people of Indianapolis safe.

  21. WHAT?They sent them to you too...we just got to alert the fraud dept.
    WHAT?They sent them to you too...we just got to alert the fraud dept. says:

    it just makes no sense! ,We just watched on our local news all the fake handbaGs and sneakers(BEING CONFISCATED) coming in from China, sending a real hurt to our original designers/companies.Well who would have thought something like that could happen, when the big companies tranferred all their production overseas somewhere and to other countries.Its a wonder that Americans most innovative moves are scams to get you locked into ob;ligations somewhere down the line.We got ours today,we only shopped inthe location(illinios , the previous week.And like it said they had been trying to contact us, and this was the final notice.Our appointment is set up tomorrow at 10am Sat morn, but now that we know we just might not go!

  22. Ashbrook
    Ashbrook says:

    I live in Portland, OR and just received the “US Airlines” letter, dated July 23rd, 2012. The phone number that is listed is 1-866-480-7559. The letter is signed by Jacklyn Paul, Vice-President

  23. Gary Renard
    Gary Renard says:

    Just to let folks know, they are still up to their old tricks. I received a letter today from American Airways, handwritten envelope with no return address, stating I’d won two round trip airline tickets, and the letter was signed by Renee Poe, Vice President.

    Obviously a scam for all the reasons mentioned above, but I do want to tell another story on why it’s worth checking this stuff out.

    A few years ago, I received an e-mail from NBC Sports requesting my social security number so they could send me a prize for a contest I’d entered. I immediately thought scam until I did a little research (and recall). In fact, I had entered a contest on their website (which I’d forgotten about) and did win a $250 prize. After a couple of phone calls, I satisfied myself that the e-mail was actually from NBC and they had a legitimate need to get the info. I gave it to them and received my check about 10 days later.

    It pays to check. 99% of the time, it is a scam….but that other 1%…

  24. Pattys
    Pattys says:

    I live near Chicago and I just got mine, dated 7/23 and, like Ashbrook from Portland, it’s signed by Jacklyn Paul. The number to call is 866-481-2524. Thank goodness for the internet.

  25. Elin
    Elin says:

    Another one to add to the list. Live in Los Angeles, CA area and got a ‘telegram’ – that’s what it said on the envelop, from US Airlines.

    Mine actually had a pretty convincing looking copy of an E-ticket on it as well. Promising 2 free roundtrip airfairs, AND a hotel stay if I call in the next 24 hours lol How do they know WHEN I receive this… they’re slipping.
    I’m tempted to contact US Airlines and let them know someone is using their name and logo. What bastards!

  26. Sheryl D
    Sheryl D says:

    Just got my letter today, hand addressed, sent from Phoenix, signed by Cathy Stein, contact 866-357-1991. Decided to call that #, just to give them a bad time. Was pretty sure it’s a scam because there’s NO company info. Called the #, got put on hold for about 2-3 min & decided I had better things to do than listen to extremely poor music & a very foreign-voiced female telling me a rep would be with me ASAP. Decided to go on-line & found this site right away. THANK YOU for confirming my gut instinct & posting all this info for us.

  27. Filbertus
    Filbertus says:

    I got my letter today (I must be on the B list). No signature, just “Awards Department,” and no faux airline, just “American Rewards Center” at the very top. 1-855-232-5100 is the number to find out how I collect this rare prize. I’d better do it soon; after all, the letter tells me “[f]lights fill quickly.”

  28. Mary
    Mary says:

    Got a letter from Anderson Lang dated January 14th, 2013 the same as the above letters. I live in Albuquerque, NM and was knew it was some sales pitch, so we didn’t reply. Thanks for the above comments so to be fore warned is to be fore armed with the truth.

  29. Miranda
    Miranda says:

    I just got a letter stating the same thing. Phone number to call (855) 343-1600.
    It has my name. Tickets worth $1298. Respond by February 7th.
    The end of the letter does not have the name of a person. It just says.. “Regards,

    American Rewards Center”

    I am half tempted to call them up and mess with their heads a little. If only I had a voice recorder I could set up to my phone. Darn!

  30. Sandra Wisz
    Sandra Wisz says:

    I am very thankful for this website May 23rd I received a letter from US Airlines dated May 20th, 2013, postmarked Phoenix, AZ May 20th, 2013… my address was handwritten, no return address either…. stating I have qualified for an award of 2 roundtrip tickets worth up to $1350.00 with the call back number 1-866-749-0614 from Keli Hayes, Vice President…

  31. Winona
    Winona says:

    I knew this was a scam, but still wanted to research (and can’t believe places like this still exist!). Company is US Airlines, phone number is 866-749-0614, “VP” is Keli Hayes (hand-signed for that touch of authenticity!). Same not-quite-right slightly broken English… wonder where they got my address because I have not signed up for any sort of vacation giveaway/time-share presentation in about 15 years (I did actually get two legitimately free Vegas hotel nights out of one!).

  32. Bruce
    Bruce says:

    Received my letter today. Retail value up to $1,198.00, Signed by Amy Dae, VP. Of course, US Airlines does not exist, which is the first clue that this is a scam. Circular file!

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