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Scratch card scam

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Scratch card scam

Just came back from Tenerife caught out on scratch card told it was holiday club told we could pay 60 per month and pay the rest 11 days before hols paid 500 upfront get it back when start paying so we signed up for 5 year contract for 6 hols at 750 per room anywhere we pay for flights when we got home read the paper work it said we had to pay 4000 upfront or get a loan this not mentioned when we met we would have not sigend if we knew this yes we did sign the contract but trying to cancel now the emails and phone calls are every day .!?what do we do

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1. Re: Scratch card scam

Do they have your debit/credit card details ?

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2. Re: Scratch card scam

Yes

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Yes

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4. Re: Scratch card scam

You need to take advice quick.

I know some "agreements" have a 14 day cooling off period. Also speak to your credit card company as they should be used to people in your situation who have been ripped off.

One possible way is say your credit card is either lost, stolen or cloned and get a new one with a different account number.

For the benefit of others it would be good if you let us on TA know how you get on

Edited: 3:50 pm, November 01, 2017
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5. Re: Scratch card scam

Call your bank and have them stop the payments. Write and cancel your contract in writing. And don't sign anything again without reading it properly through.

Also, try adding some commas and paragraphs so your text will be easier to read. ;)

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6. Re: Scratch card scam

Not sure if UK Trading Standards can help with stuff abroad but they may have some advice or know who to get in touch with if you contact them. Citizens Advice may also be worth a shot. Good luck.

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7. Re: Scratch card scam

I know what you are all thinking how stupid but 6hols 750 per week 5 star hotels adults only for 5 years take them when it suits you 3 or 2 has long you take the hols in those 5 years they did not us you had to pay 4000 upfront for all the hols until you signed up they told us you could pay 60 per month or pay a deposit and pay the rest 11 days before the hols each year what if you can not get A loan like us or you have not got 4000 to spare it's a contract we will get legal advice because the way they led us on

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8. Re: Scratch card scam

Sorry this new to me

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9. Re: Scratch card scam

If a thing seems too good to be true it will probably be a scam.

Cooling off periods count for little as they will deny getting the notice of it.

The next thing will be demands for money followed by being chased by debt collectors .

Get onto your bank and credit card company immediately

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10. Re: Scratch card scam

Thank you

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