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I was staying at a Myrtle Beach Hotel with my daughter and her boyfriend, when I received an unsolicited phone call stating the person was from “Guest Services” and asked me how I liked my stay in Myrtle Beach. Just for answering a few questions, I was promised “gifts” of a $100 check and 2 “vacations” with absolutely NO obligation (right!). All I needed to do was stop by the Oceania Building to collect my gifts and I could be on my way. I overtly asked if this was a sales pitch and I was told no, all I was going to was an Open House. I was told to bring two forms of ID so they “could get my name right on the $100 check”. Against my better judgement, I decided to stop in….I was in no way told that this was going to be a presentation about Resort Time shares, however, when I walked in the door, I was asked to fill in paperwork with name address, occupation, marital status and how much money I earned (this part I refused to fill in). I was then taken back to a large room filled with other vacationers and sales people. Dan, the sales person assigned to me, started going through his overly practiced and fake-friendly sales pitch. When I didn’t seem at all interested, he called in his “back up” a very large man I’ll call “Pete”. “Pete” asked me straight out why I was here. I told him about the phone call to my room and how I was promised $100 and 2 “free” vacations for showing up. He said “didn’t they tell you this was going to be a time share sales attempt”. I stated “no, they did not”. He then back-peddled and said “oh well, you see we hire a marketing team to call every hotel room in the area. Apparently, the marketing team LIED to you!!”…I simply stood up, called them a bunch of scammers and time-wasters, and strode out of the door. Shame on me for even giving them any consideration whatsoever….These idiots are very sneaky and will say anything to bring warm bodies through the door….Nc girl…Holly Springs, North CarolinaU.S.A.