Monday, March 21, 2016

i fear i am being scammed, the redeemorc.com website is a fraud.

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so who should i complain to? should i contact marketing in the taj mahal and tell them the gift certificates they are marketing for the redeemorc.com website are phony? they had a drawing sunday and me and 4 other people won $500 worth of $100 gift certificates they list as "orbitz gift cards" but they arent really run by orbitz. its a private company called redeemorc.com which uses orbitz to make all of their reservations. let me list everything which makes me feel uncomfortable with the company called "redeemORC"

1. the gift certificates simply DO NOT WORK. the same debit card ive been using just fine for all my hotel reservations, when u get finished booking thru the website, it says it wont take it. even though they claim they only use it for if u go over ur credit limit in booking, for which mine is $500 and i wasnt even using half of it. this company claims they MUST verify a valid cc to use the certificates. this company knows they wont work online, and its a scam to get u to call up over the phone and give out the cc info to their live operators and the 3 digit code on the back.

2. i wasted 20 minutes on hold with my bank, finding out why this charge was declined, and the bank claimed they see no record of it being declined. if the truth is the bank is declining the card, they would know this. the bank transferred me to verified by visa, and they couldnt see no attempt either. my bank swears no issues with my debit card and its working just fine. for proof, i then paid my current hotel 1 more day thru priceline with it without issue.

3. the company claims to do it over the phone is a $25 fee. but if u do try to do it over the phone, instead of booking the reservation for u, they want ur password to login to the online website, where they then attempt to do it. then they want the full cc info which they claim "dont show up on their end, only the last 4 digits" then the code on the back. the code on the back must be entered to do anything on their website-including signing up for the acct. my bank got a test fee numerous times of 10c about 15 different times, each of which was refunded shortly after being sent. without entering the code, u cannot get off the orc site and be transferred to the orbitz reservation website. they claim the fee is for EACH reservation, meaning if u book both a hotel and a plane, u will be out $50.

4. the company at first over the phone wanted to know which browser i was using to log into the website. wtf does it matter? i told them google chrome, then they said to use internet explorer. after a lot of work in trying to figure out how to bring internet explorer up on my laptop which i never use, it still did the exact same thing and said my card will not go thru. i know the card info is entered right due to all them 10c fees back and forth.

5. the number for their customer service is only valid M-F 9-6 not 24 hours or weekends. they too claim u cannot book a hotel or plane for the same day. must be for tomorrow or later.

6. if u wish to book a $82 hotel room, or a $240 plane ticket, and u got $500 worth of credit, why the need to "verify ur cc is working, to prove its u" it would only make sense if u were doing over $500 in business. no need for a test charge.


so who can explain wtf is up? i feel i should cancel all my cards for fear sometime down the road these fraudsters will attempt to run up charges now they got my info. the really impt info is ur zip code, and the 3 digit number on the back. this is why they get u to call for she asked me this over the phone. i think the taj should be contacted, but i dont know who to contact in marketing. explain the situation, im sure im not the only one who couldnt use them. they should quit doing business with this company. a lawyer should be contacted. orbitz should be contacted, and they should block this company from associating with them. i dont have the time or the knowhow to complain to all the appropriate agencies. all i know is i won $500 worth of gift certificates in the taj sunday which i totally cannot use. i will give them to anyone else who wishes to try to use them, as long as they promise to give me what they feel is fair 1 week after they use them successfully. (if they let me transfer it now that ive already redeemed it to my acct) i just would like someone else to try to use it, i guarantee they will have the same issues. for my card works just fine. its not being declined. once they get told their card is declined too u will see its a scam. i dont think the taj or orbitz would knowingly wish to be connected to unhappy customers getting scammed.

i do know im out well over 3 hours time.

is the right type of attorney reading this able to help, or does anyone else have a similar experience they would wish to tell us here?

47 comments:

  1. I bet it's because the company is gay, and they saw your last posts.

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  2. Please note that some debit cards will not work for online purchases.


    --try using a credit card instead of a debit card.

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    1. its the same card ive booked online reservations thru 100s of times over the internet

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  3. You're spiralling out of control. Find a safe haven*where your mentally" safe.

    Spend a few thousand on talking about you growing up till now, then go see a dentist.

    I can relate to Aspergers.

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  4. "they want ur password to login to the online website"
    - That does not seem right.

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    1. why would anyone want to watch 3 nits play poker. that would be boring as hell.

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  6. Why are you using Orbitz for Business? Shouldn't you stick to regular Orbitz.

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    1. u login in not thru orbitz, but to ur redeemorc.com webpage. once u are logged in and it verifies ur debit card with the 10c test charge, it puts u thru to the orbitz business page with thier info then when u try to book the reserv, it then refuses claiming ur debit card is no good. but of course the bank will say no one ever attempted to charge the card

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  7. Why are you always taking handouts and free promotions? You're a leach on society. Do something for society.

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    1. no one knows what u are talking about. i won these in the drawing at taj. they misrepresented the prize. its not orbitz gift card, its redeem orc gift card which books thru orbitz. believe me orbitz would give much better service. the same debit card works fine on orbitz, which its not attached to the redeemorc login

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  8. If someone were to be able to use them what would be a FAIR amount in your eyes Tony? 490-495?

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    1. i think id be happy with $150, for i fully expect to get nothing out of it. much better than $0. or get my plane purchased, they can use the rest for their travel. just wish someone would try it to see if it works for them. i tried both of my debit cards but my bank swears this isnt it. i dont think a legitimate company would require i attach a working debit card to try to spend $240 of $500 in gift certificates.

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  9. So let me get this straight. You're absolutely sure this whole thing is a scam and your great solution is to try to get one of your "friends" or loyal readers to try it. That is a new low even for you. You're a real piece of work you are. If we ever meet in person someone remind me to watch my wallet when I'm in the same building you are.

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    1. there's no way to know if this is on the level without someone else trying their credit card. for i tried it with both of my different debit cards (which DO work fine for making online hotel reservations and purchases) so its not the debit cards. if someone else cant get it to work either, then somethings funny. but if someone else can be helped by it, while helping me in the process, by both getting free travel, wouldnt u be all for it? i mean if someone can book this for me (u can book the ticket in someone else name) they can have the remaining $200 or so on it for themselves. its hard to believe a major company would set it up to scam people, but its sure odd the card is declined once the bank verified nothings wrong with the card and they werent declining it. before judging, why not look up the www.redeemorc.com website so u will see whats up?

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    2. new roll $21,086. won over $400 on BJ during the 2 hours i pretended to not be able to speak. (didnt wish to be asked annoying questions). then i won $207 in the poker room in the $1-2. then went back to the BJ tables on the way home. same pit boss, so again never spoke a word. just pointed to my mouth and the chips. won another $100-200. these really are the best BJ rules ever. stand of soft 17, surrender, etc.

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    3. You crack me up, Tony! I do love seeing the world through your eyes, via this blog. It's a fascinating world - scary at times, but almost always entertaining.

      Glad your roll is improving - keep on keeping on, brother!

      s.i.

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    4. There are at least 14 casinos in Vegas that offer some of the best rules available in US...Stand Soft 17, Surrender, Double Anything, Double After Split, ReSplit Aces, 3/2 BJ. The house edge is a meager 0.28507

      You can actually get a lower house edge playing 2 decks without surrender or ReSplit Aces... 0.25532 which is available in at least 7 different LV casinos

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  10. no one told me the most important thing. this being, wtf do i do with the $500 in gift cards i won? let them go, and get nothing? complain to the cops, orbitz or the taj? give their supervisor over the phone my billing address, pin number, full 16 digits, etc just so it will refuse it for her too, letting her use it freely to scam me down the road on unathorized purchases? or give it to a friend and let them try to use it and see if they have issues? hopefully if a friend gets $500 in free plane and hotel fares out of it, they would kick in something so im not out the whole $500. i offered to accept very little. really disappointed in how this isnt working out. but im winning so heavily in the BJ and the poker i should be happy. $21k now.

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    1. Tony the first thing you need to do about not being able to use the card as you want to, is to get on the phone and call the Taj Marketing. They were the people responsible for issueing them as prizes for the competition. I feel it is up to them to sort the problem out or explain where you are going wrong in trying to use them.

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    2. "tony bigcharles ‏@sevencard2003 2h2 hours ago on Twitter

      Successfully got $200 for the gift certificates"

      Congratulations on wasting $300 because you were too lazy to call the Taj Marketing.

      Never ceases to amaze me that once you get on a bit of a roll and your sock roll increases, all of a sudden you think you are a millionaire, and you throw money away like it is just confetti.

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    3. of course the taj wouldve just told me to call the company issuing the cards. (which i did) and i was not comfortable reciting to the employee my info. should i worry a business with misuse the info if i give out too much? i just seen too many red flags and got paranoid. i dont see it as wasting $300. im glad i helped someone out. it couldve been u if u wouldve liked to use them.

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  11. Tony, will you be in Biloxi soon? I will be in Beau Rivage the first weekend in April. I would offer you a good deal on sharing a room there, but I have a feeling you'd rather pay $300 for a Saturday to stay alone.

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    1. u r right. of course i would take the $600 monthly in gulfport in the value place advertised on CL.

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  12. Tony,
    I worked in the hotel business for 8 years and am a pretty crafty travel booker. I would use this card to prepay hotel rooms if you can. Even if you think you overpay that is the best way to exhaust them. It also says you have to use the same credit card(debit card) that you created your account on their site. If you want any specific help add me on Twitter I'm @drexxel and send me a DM

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  13. Im sure the Taj scammed you, realy makes sense. More good logic

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    1. i didnt think they would intentionally associate with a dishonest company. i just thought maybe they dont know. for no one who wins these certificates can use them without a valid cc not even if they only wish to use $50 worth of the $500. it was much more difficult than they make it look. ive never needed a cc before instead of a debit card when booking rooms.

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  14. You don't know anyone in marketing? Just walk into the hosts office, they all work in marketing.

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    1. in the taj, theres no office like there is in some casinos open to the public. u have to phone, or have them send the host to where u are. i prefer ones out west where this isnt the case

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  15. new roll $22,400+ won more again on the parx BJ tables, then a little more on the $1-2 but i gave back $200+ of it before leaving. successfully got $200 for the vouchers. maybe i shouldve asked for more, but i didnt know who would be willing to try using it with their debit/credit card. shouldve tried vince. i dont think ray has a credit card, and i didnt think anyone would be willing to bother booking me $500 worth of travel even if it was my money if they needed to involve their card. wish i couldve known who to turn to for assistance. i didnt think my card wouldve made a difference since i use it all the time in making reservations without issues, but seems in this case it did. i just assumed NO cards would work. in fact im glad jdubs was willing to try it once i gave him my login info. i hope he enjoys his $500 vacation. i really appreciated him being willing to solve this, when no one else would. maybe i shouldve tried harder in asking certain people, i just assumed no one would risk trying it with their card. obviously he felt secure in doing so.

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    1. if someone wouldve booked me the travel up to $500 worth, i couldve easily sent them $50-100 for doing it for me, but i didnt know who would be willing to do it. people dont like getting involved, especially if they need to give out their cc info, regardless of if any charge will be on it.

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    2. Tony, can you please include a sidebar roll balance/count like FlushDraw has on his site. Also if possible maybe separate the winnings into poker and other category.

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  16. im pleased the company seems to be on the level after all.

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  17. Tony, did you hear about the study that discovered that people on the autistic spectrum die earlier than people not on the spectrum? Watching you completely forget to go see a doctor/dentist gives me an indication of why. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/people-autism-spectrum-die-18-years-younger-average

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  18. Do you think you can get the roll back over $25K Tony, before you have a massive blow up, and dump a few thousand into a machine? You just said on twitter, you finally realized that you are better off playing live BJ. Is that because there are no good vbj machines where you are, or have you managed not to get hit with a massive loss from Martingaling on the BJ tables?

    You know the WSOP is coming up in a couple of months in Las Vegas. Would you be allowed to play in any of the tournaments there at the RIO, even though you are actually banned from the establishment? Or do they waive that ban for the WSOP? $25K would give your sock roll a real boost if you were thinking of heading back to Las Vegas for the WSOP.

    More serious questions, have you ever been warned off from playing live BJ at any casino, because they said you were counting? Or do you think the Martingaling that you do offsets you counting ability and they notice this and welcome you with open arms?

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    1. Just couldn't do could you Tony. Just had to Martingale your way to a $3600 loss. I must be psychic. I predicted this would happen and it did. Wait Koala, there is nothing psychic about that prediction. That was always going to happen as sure as night follows day. We are talking about Tony Bigcharles here, the guy with the world's highest IQ and the ability to count cards perfectly. Sure hope they comped your room for you Tony.

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    2. Fuck you, troll. Team Tony will bounce back!

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    3. So koala, are you "psychic"or was it "going to happen as sure as night follows day"? This guy gambles for a living, whether it's plus ev or not so big swings are going to happen whether you mock his belief that he's intelligent or not. What's your reasoning for the following along/advice giving/berating/belittling if the dude is what you tell him he is? Do your friends/family/acquaintances know how you interact with such an idividual? Are you just like Tony? I have so many questions, can I email you or buy you are drink or something next time you are in Vegas? Do you hang out in Vegas/gamble? I'd do anything to have a meal with you and Sir Charles. What do you think Tony, or whoever else proofreads and mods this site.....?

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    4. Koala, you pat tony on the head and say good job every time he has a big win. It's completely hypocritical to chastise him for a loss. You are the 2nd most results oriented thinker around here.

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    5. Koala should be ashamed of himself. I really do want to talk/hang out with the two.

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  19. Do you honestly think our hero can play for 2/3 days in the same competition without a blow up or losing concentration.

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    1. Probably not, but he has talked many times in the past about wanting to play in a WSOP event. I was wondering if he would be allowed, as he is banned from all Harrahs Casinos?

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