Happy New Year!!
Just wondering if anyone has received a call from a person saying they are from Marriott Hotels saying "you have been selected for a free stay at one our our 5 star hotels"
I basically ended the call because I'm thinking this is not a typical of Marriottt do such a thing. Just wondering if anyone else has received such a call.
Hey jamesdean, thanks for sharing this. Could you send me a private message with the phone number that called you? I'd like to pass it on to a member of our team to look into, in case there is something weird going on! Thanks a lot!
lindseyh looked into this for you:
These calls are NOT coming from a Marriott source. We encourage you to report the calls to your local FCC. The following site has tips for dealing with phone scams: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams
Sorry you've had to deal with this, and thanks for keeping us in the loop.
Thanks for your quick response to this post, KatieC, and your useful information. Unfortunately, these kind of calls (not just Marriott oriented) are becoming more prevalent and seem to especially focus on senior citizens. Appreciate your very relevant post.
Marriott Vacationclub International is the former timeshare unit that spun off from Marriott. Their representatives may call people to invite them to a presentation in conjunction with a special offer for a discounted stay. My experience has been that they only call people who were referred to them by current MVC owners. I doubt that your calls were from MVC reps, but from other timeshare sales companies.
I got 3 such identical calls in the last 3 days. The message is not even a human recording, but rather a text-to-speech recording. That was the first giveaway for me that it was a scam. I never pressed 1 and hung up all 3 times. It is certainly a nuisance. And the caller ID on all 3 calls had the same NPANXX (first 6 digits of the number) as my telephone number. I would just like to know where they got my number from. Has Marriott Rewards been breached and customer information pulled out of the Marriott Rewards customer database? How else would these scammers have our phone numbers and know to reach Marriott customers?