The scam involves a postcard showing the logo of Southwest Airlines which promises airline vouchers if the recipient owns a timeshare. Consumers who call the number on the back of the card are told that in order to claim the airline vouchers they must own a timeshare, and they must attend a seminar this Saturday, Sunday or Monday at the Hilton Tucson East, located at 7600 E Broadway Blvd, in Tucson. I again contacted a representative of the Hilton Tucson East who stated that they have no meeting rooms reserved this weekend for any type of timeshare or travel company.
The BBB article states that the offer of airlines tickets in the mailer is not in any way affiliated with Southwest Airlines, despite the company’s logo appearing on the front of the card.
This scam appears to be just an attempt to gather personal information from timeshare owners. It is likely that the operators behind this scam are then selling the lists to other fraudulent telemarketers.
f you have received one of these postcards in the mail or believe that you have received a mailing targeting you for a timeshare or other consumer scam, please take the time to report the crime to the United States Postal Inspection Service by clicking HERE.