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Florida - Telemarketers Top List of Consumer Complaints

There are 2106 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from May 6, 2007, titled Florida - Telemarketers Top List of Consumer Complaints. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

Getting unsolicited telephone calls was the top consumer complaint received by the Florida Division of Consumer Services this year.

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Becky Guajardo

Irving, TX

#1 May 15, 2007
I am looking for a company named All Star Vacations with a phone number of 1-888-416-3131.

United States

#2 Jun 8, 2007
Becky Guajardo wrote:
I am looking for a company named All Star Vacations with a phone number of 1-888-416-3131.
I am getting lots of phone calls (30+ a day) to my toll free number from people speaking in spanish only asking when they will receive their packets. It appears that a company called All Star Enterprise with the number of 1-888-416-3131 told spanish speaking people to call my number to claim their vacation package.

I somewhat have found out through broken English that this was from some radio station promotion with All Star Enterprise and was given my number to call to claim their prize.

This is fraud and I have contacted All Star Enterprise at 888-416-3131, and they said they would look into it.

I do believe spanish speaking individuals are being frauded upon. I am contacting the states attorney office to have this matter researched.

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jun 13, 2007
This number was broadcast over the radio through La Mega 97.9 radio station in NY. I just called this number and was told I won tickets to Disney world. They requested my phone number. Two minutes later, I realized I should have given my cell phone number so I called back and was told I won again. At this point I realized this was a scam. This is ridiculous.
dont be fooled

Tucson, AZ

#4 Jun 18, 2007
this is defently fraud! My husband was listening to that radio station 98.7fm and was told that he won a trip to Orlando Florida and to Vegas and all he had to do was give them his credit card info and the exp. date and the 3 digit security numbers in the back of his card and his name & date of birth! Of course he knew something was fishy so he told them "You must think i'm a sucker to give you my information, this is a scam" and hung up on them! please people if it sounds to good rto be true it most likely is! If you really won something on the radio they will not ask you for any sort of payment information all they will ask you is your Name & address and a phone # Please don't ever give out your credit card or bank information!


#6 Jun 21, 2007
I guess they're really suckers trying to fool people because the same thing happened to me...I called to the radio station: 98.1 La Mas Buena...by the way From TX, & they asked me a question-I answered it & they said I won a trip to Disney, Las Vegas or Daytona Beach. I told them I would call back that I needed to discuss it w/my family 1st. They gave me their # plus ext. & still I haven't called I decided to investigate & I came across this website thank GOD! They were asking for administrative costs $280.00 & flight was not included they also gave me their liscense #36030 cuz I asked if it was a fraud or what the catch was. I rather ignore it & miss out than to be fooled, I don't understand what this world has come to be now...How very sad & disappointing it is to know how sick people can really be...

Tenafly, NJ

#8 Jul 24, 2007
This is a scam!!!!!!

Tenafly, NJ

#9 Jul 24, 2007
Este es totalmente un robo. Tengan cuidado en especial los hispanos. LA MEGA radio station 97.9 en NY se esta prestando para este tipo de scam. Supuestamente es un concurso para ganar un viaje a Orlando y Las Vegas. Todo lo hacen muy rapido y como uno esta emocionado pensando en que realmente gano un premio les da toda la informacion. Afortunadamente yo alcance a cancelar mi tarjeta de credito antes de que realizaran el debito del dichoso gasto administrativo.

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Jul 27, 2007
I'm from New York and the same thing happened to me. I heard the advertisement for a free vacation package on La Mega 97.9 and I called and they said I won. I called 15 minutes later to test the number and they said I won again.
Since I found this site I know I would be crazy to give my credit card information!

Hainesport, NJ

#11 Aug 2, 2007
It happened to me too, they almost got me. A lady by the name of Lesly Vasquez told me that I had won vacation package to Disney and Las Vegas. Sinece i need a vacation so bad I was tempted to give her my credit card, but I told her that my hubby had the car and I had to call her back. So I searched online, thank God i ffound this site otherwise they would of fooled me. I would not listen to 97.9 stupid station. I can't believe they would let their listeners fall for that. Feel the love from them towards listeners.
Liz from South River NJ

Hainesport, NJ

#12 Aug 2, 2007
Que polqueria. I was so excited, almost fooled me. But just for that I refused to listen to 97.9. I can't believe they let their listerns fall for this crap. Feel the love from them towards their listeners.
Liz from South River NJ

Hainesport, NJ

#13 Aug 2, 2007
heard it on 97.9 out of New York. Fell the love from them towards their listeners. Can't believe they would let their listeners fall for this crap. They suck..

Littleton, CO

#14 Aug 3, 2007
This is just a scam, they charged me an amount of 281.99 and i never authorized that charge to my credit card. This is really a scam!

Littleton, CO

#15 Aug 4, 2007
Look, my mom and me were listening 101.9 and when it supposed that we won a trip to Disney World and my mom called they immediately try to get your credit card number to charge you 290dlls that are suppose to pay the stay at a 2 star hotel at Howard Johnson and if you go to the site of Howard Johnson that price is less than 290dlls per 4 nights. DO NOT LISTEN 101.9 IN COLORADO, THAT IS A FRAUD.
fraud or not

Medford, NY

#18 Aug 27, 2007
I don't know what to believe anymore. I was listeling to la mega in new York about ten days ago and the contest was about answering who was the protagonist in the film el cantante. The prize was a trip to Disney world. So I called and answered the question and then they asked me for my name and number. Two days later they called me and told me I had won. They asked me for my address so they could send me some brochures and my credit card info to pay "administration fees". And today I just got the brochure and now I'm supposed to call this number and plan my vacation with them. I dont know what to do.
If you have questions or want to give me advice my email is [email protected]
oscar gonzalez

Port Isabel, TX

#19 Aug 27, 2007
I to call the 1-888 number and was promised a trip that had wonto disney world bujt when i googled the all star enterprize place. i came to find out that this was i big fraud. so wherever this 1-888-416-3131 number or the allstar enterprize co. comes to mind don't fall for the trap hang up and forget about it.

United States

#20 Aug 31, 2007
My mother in law fell into the trap of this vacation, they already charged the account, what can she do to dispute the charge? We tried calling All Star but they said it was refundable, no questions asked.

United States

#21 Aug 31, 2007
I meant "non" refundable.

Jacksonville, FL

#22 Aug 31, 2007
More crooks preying on the weak. Tell everyone never to give any credit card information over the phone especially when someone is telling you that you have won something. Do not give any personal information period. Call the phone company and file a complaint.

Riverhead, NY

#23 Sep 30, 2007

Verona, NJ

#24 Oct 15, 2007

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