I am a Bank Of American debit card holder
Monday a company who call themselves 1 Destination with a website www.vamosavacacionar.com called me and told me I won $1,000 and 3 vacations. 1 to Daytona Beach, 1 to Las Vegas, and 1 to Diney World. The lady told me this was totally free. She explained to me I won this through my credit card. She asked if this was a Visa or Mastercard. I said Visa. Then asked me for my address to mail the prizes to me. Then transferred me to a “manage” to finish off the prize. The manager asked me for my credit card numbers supposebly to verify which card I won these prizes to, after that I couldn’t hear anything as if I was on hold. Then he verified my address and ask if I accept these prizes, I said yes and before I could ask him anything he hung up, then I was transferred back to the 1st representative I’ve talked to. I saw they charged my card with $390 So I asked her why they are charging me. She said the taxes, so I said, well, I don’t want these prizes you told me it was totally free. Then she started to tell me she never said that and that the manager explained to me the charges. I explained to her I was either put on hold or mute, but there was a point I didn’t hear him say anything and that he hung up on me. I explained to her that the charge is pending on my account and that is overdrawing my account because I only have $2 to please cancel it. She told me it was done and couldn’t cancel it. I got mad and told her I was calling my bank. They called me like 10 more times, so I told them I was going to speak to my lawyer. After I told them that they called me Tues, Wed and yesterday like a billion times. I finally answered last night and they were offering me more vacations and $1,000 extra which comes out is shopping money.They told me I will lose any case because I’m recorded accepting this.
Has this happened to anyone before?
The payment went through sometime between last night to this morning. I called my bank this morning to dispute the payment. They did it and recommended I block my card. I have to wait for a new one in the mail. They told me this may take up to 90 days and asked me for my best phone number to reach me at. I explained everything that went on. Do you think they will be able to fix it? Do banks have lawyers or how do they work this out?
I searched those people’s link on google and it came under scam.com or something like that.
Are you a Bank of America member and have they ever fixed anything like this for you?
I know I should have hung up on those people to start out with. I always have and will continue doing it, but I don’t know why I didn’t. I guess tough rough times kept me from hanging up. I don’t need anyone punishing me on here lol
Thanks for any suggestions and thoughts about how Bank of America will handle this.
bank of american already blocked the visa card those people charged me $380 to, i only had $2 in there
the bank took the charge off my account
they are sending me a new card in the mail, it will take 5-7 business days to receive it
i am just hoping that place doesn’t try to prove the bank i accepted charges when i was only accepting prizes, i don’t know what that manager was saying when i couldn’t hear anything
thanks, a couple of you have made me a bit calmer letting me know the bank will take care of it, i don’t have $380 right now and am planning my wedding with my fiance so we’re broke
oh, do you think the bank deals with them (www.vamosavacacionar.com) a lot? or with people like them? when they said i won, they said i was the 95th winner out of 100
i’ve known to never take calls like that, never had and did this time =( i will never do it again, like i said, i don’t know why i did it, maybe the times i am going through
i’m turning 23 in march, had my license since i got my permit when i was 15, never been in an accident, never got a ticket, and got my 1st ticket ever last week for speeding =( i am going to take the class to take the points off, but as you can see, my mind has so much on it =( i hope this fixes through the bank, i am praying it does