AVC Travel - Travel Award Review from Houston, Texas

For the one out in Canyon Lake Texas off if 306. Okay innocent people, I'm going to spell their beans. You didn't win anything. You get there and people are waiting to be called . First they talk to you about trips and places to stay for cheap and then you have to put down a big payment plus monthly payments on it and if you say no then 3 more higher sales men try to persuade into buying at a lower cost. And still say no they just walk off wait for the next victim. At the end, you enter a office and then they give you lottery ticket and if you scratch off five pots of gold then I guess you win but if you don't then you didn't win the cars and then you scratch off a little box at the bottom and the numbers match their and the paper then you win that amount. And then they say, sorry you didn't win , but you did win the trips but have the taxs on the trips on win and that's how they get you. I was so very upset I drove 2 hrs and wasted 4 hrs all day there and felt very stung by there false advertisment. So don't go its not worth the time and money and don't buy in and plus they lie. I hope one day this stops. But until then don't go.
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#608939 Review #608939 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Houston, Texas
Reason of review
Order processing issue

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My boyfriend entered a sweepstakes they had at the Mesquite Rodeo, and a cpl months later, he got a letter from AVC travel, which included his sweepstakes form he had filled out, saying he had won $49,000 OR a porche OR a vacation, etc. I remembered how publisher's clearinghouse used to send my family things that said "you MAY have won..." And how little old ladies everywhere get scammed into sending money. I looked all over the letter and there was no "catch," it looked totally official, had a real signature, said we only had 48 hours to call to claim the prize... It sounded too good to be true, but I had always thought those letters were required to say something about the catch. He called, they said yes, he did win, he needs to come to a place in Irving at a certain time to claim his prize. Then at the end of the call they quickly mentioned something about a quick look at some condos... When he told me about that part, I said "we need to look this up before we waste our time," and sure enough, it's total bs. Nothing was on Snopes, which is where I usually look up fraudulent emails, etc - but there are tons of complaints. What about false advertising? How is this legal?! How are they getting away with scamming people like this? If I had gone all the way out to Irving and NOT walked away with a big prize, I would have been absolutely pissed. I would have made a big scene. The people on the phone were so enthusiastic and friendly, the first woman transferred him to her manager because his prize was SO big! Anyway, don't believe it. AVC Travel is nothing but a scam to sell timeshares.
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