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PC builder
12-10-2010, 09:16 PM
I've just been called by a man talking about cheap accommodation in Australia and New Zealand which I actually needed . I've goggled the company he said he is with(Smart Get Always) but nothing at all came up. Has anyone heard off this company or is this a new scam? I think every company now should have a website especially accommodation :annoyed::help::annoyed:

GameJunkie
12-10-2010, 09:17 PM
scam

PC builder
12-10-2010, 09:24 PM
scamSaid five star hotel Aus $119 for 2 adults and 2 Kids for 5 nights. Sounds too good to be true! And also the only payment was by credit card or internet banking, sounds like a scam i know but anyone actually heard of this company?
Thank you

PPp
12-10-2010, 10:01 PM
It is too good to be true. Check out how much a five star hotel normally costs http://www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/208/australia-the-south-pacific/australia or Google similar. There is a lot of scammers phoning to collect your money before you find you've been had. Don't forget he will have to collect a commission out of what you pay, only trouble it will probably be 100%

kahawai chaser
12-10-2010, 10:26 PM
But why would he call you? Had you inquired/called about loans, travel, or insurance, of which he may have found out. I have seen it done with staff at work a while back a few times.

PPp
12-10-2010, 10:39 PM
They ring from the phone book.

SoniKalien
12-10-2010, 10:49 PM
*sniff...sniff..* it smells bad...

LiquidSolidity
12-10-2010, 10:55 PM
We had the same phone call a few weeks ago. It was a little more worrying for us as we have an unlisted number. I suspect we somehow got added to their spam list when we travelled overseas recently. My wife asked the person who called us how they got our number and all she could say was that we where on their customer list.

PPp
12-10-2010, 11:06 PM
There's only one thing worse then a door to door salesman, thats a telemarketer! Both try to sell you stuff you don't know the value\worth of without being able to compare it to other products, if you are interested. Both disappear after the sale and who knows about after sales service? How do you know they are legit? At least you see the "honest" face of the door to door salesman.

pctek
13-10-2010, 08:44 AM
They rang me once. I agreed. They wanted me to pay their account online - told them I didn't have a PC, they then asked for credit card - told them I didn't have one. (or was it the other way round?)
At which point the rude lady hung up on me.

SP8's
13-10-2010, 08:59 AM
If he calls back, ask him what the name of the hotel is .... phone the hotel and ask them whether this is a genuine offer or not. Provide the telemarketers details. Easy as !! :D

PC builder
13-10-2010, 07:58 PM
I just found the website after the man rang again he said if i buy it with him it will be $70 cheaper and $70 more if i buy online. And by the way I made a spelling mistake it was Smart Get Aways not always!. The website looks legiit. Link is http://smartgetaways.com.au/

Speedy Gonzales
13-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Looks like it is fake

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091018221417AAJwfLZ

And more

http://www.google.co.nz/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=Smart+Get+Aways+scam&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

PC builder
13-10-2010, 08:05 PM
Looks like it is fake

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091018221417AAJwfLZ

And more

http://www.google.co.nz/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=Smart+Get+Aways+scam&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
13-10-2010, 08:07 PM
No probs

PC builder
13-10-2010, 08:48 PM
Hi everyone just found some info that made me sure it was a scam this site http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/001300123456
HAD THE EXACT DETAILS THE INDIAN MAN HAD GIVEN ME AND ALL THE DETAILS EG; SAME BANK ACC THIS IS A NEW SCAM AFTER THEIR OTHER SITE "GREAT GETAWAYS" WAS EXPOSED ON TV3! WARNING TO EVERYONE IF SOMEONE CALLS UP AND TELLS YOU ABOUT SMART GETAWAYS IT IS A SCAM!! THEY THEIR SITE WILL HAVE A LINK THAT BRINGS YOU TO A SITE CALLED FLEXIBREAKS HE/SHE WOULD SAY THE USERNAME IS great PASSWORD escapes. IF YOU WANT MORE INFO WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE PAID THEM ETC CLICK ON THE LINK.

PC builder
13-10-2010, 08:50 PM
Sorry PCWorld should of put this in chat but was worried... sorry!

Speedy Gonzales
13-10-2010, 09:31 PM
This maybe the same thing then.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Great-Getaways-scheme-too-good-to-be-true/tabid/367/articleID/88035/Default.aspx