Potential Scam Avoidance to those planning to attend the National Convention
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD:
National AMVETS instructed us to make hotel reservations directly with the hotel. Some would rather go online rather than to call the hotel directly. That is the point where a scam might bite you. The fact is: Onlne “Caribe Royale” leads the uninitiated to third party scammers who show up and tell you that they represent the hotel and/or are “authorized” to make the reservation. THAT IS A SCAM!
The scammers advertise a lower rate; however, by going with them, you forfeit valuable savings by failing to mention that you want to go as an AMVET with the Convention. The scammers hide a DAILY CHARGE of $25.00 as a “service charge” for every day you book in the hotel; you must pay for parking that National reortedly got the hotel to waive; the scammers cause you to get charged an “entry fee charge” before you check in which National does not do. Avoid this, and other headaches by booking directly by phone .
Booking DIRECTLY with the hotel through AMVETS does away with many scammers’ fictitious charges. Call Carible Royale Orlando telephone ONLY at 1-407-238-8000. Once you book, GET A CONFIRMATION NUMBER RIGHT ON THE SPOT and avoid PARKING AND ALL OTHER FEES THAT ARE WAIVED. DO NOT CALL ANY OTHER NUMBER.
In additiion, there MAY be a conflict in dates. While some may see the Convention dated 8/2/18 to 8/12/18, normal attendees like me book from 8/7/17 to 8/11/17 unless you want to spend time and money seeing the sites.
LET THE BUYER BEWARE! IT’S ENOUGH TRYING TO RELAX, AND HAVE SOME HONEST FUN WITHOUT GETTING SCAMMED AND SPENDING TIME AND AGGRAVATION GETTING OUT OF THE QUAGMIRE!!
I look forward to seeing many of our comrades in Orlando and breaking bread with them at the Florida night dinner while supporting our candidate for National Office from the Department of Massachusetts.
Yours in AMVETS!!
Gregory H. Arabian, Major, USAF HD
Commander, Belmont AMVETS Post 2008
1st Vice Commander, AMVETS District 5
22 Homer Road – Headquarters
Belmont, MA 02478
Commander’s Office: 617-744-6778
Combat Support Field Mobile: 617-797-2944
Commander’s Email: email@example.com