Friday, September 08, 2006
Awards Verification Center Wants Your Phone Number
You may have seen my previous post in regards to an experience I and many others have had with the Awards Verification Center (2400 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Suite 210, Arlington, TX 76013, 1-800-925-9525). Well, tonight I had another bad experience. I received a letter in the mail with my name and address stating that I had won a Mercedes Benz M-Class, BMW X5, Porsche, $40,000 in cash, and another long list of prizes. I'd seen this before and knew it was simply another tactic to get me in to one of their aggressive sales pitches to spend money on a timeshare. So, I called the toll free number 1-800-925-9525, and requested that I be removed from their mailing list. I spoke to a representative who took my confirmation number printed on the letter and then asked for my phone number. "My phone number?" She said that she needed my telephone number to remove my address from their mailing list. I was dialing in with Skype, in order to not give them my real telephone number, and I told them that I would rather not give them my number. I am positive that they do not have my telephone number, but the representative, and her supervisor insisted that they must have my telephone number in order to be removed from their mailing list. They refused to remove me from their list and were less than helpful. It's a shame that we must be so aggressive just to maintain our privacy these days.