Not sure whether they're a scammer or just some type of telemarketing. Curious that I received the call on my new work phone that I've had for less than a month, but currently have my personal phone forwarded to it, so not sure which number they called - presumably my personal number which I've had for years.
SImilar to other stories. South-asian accent - Indian, pakistani, bangladeshi or similar. Difficult to hear/understand at times. Claimed I had entered a contest by filling out some form in a mall somewhere. Doesn't sound like me, since I rarely go to malls and generally avoid filling out forms like that because they are mostly just trawling for names, addresses and numbers to build a calling or mailing list, so immediately skeptical, but thought I'd lead him on and see where it went.
Offered me one of two vacation prizes. Was surprised that I didn't sound excited. Said he wasn't selling anything nor would they try to sell me anything, but that they were just a travel company that advertises by word of mouth. He said the company name was Joya International - spelled it out to me phonetically, so not sure if they keep changing the name over time or whether previous people had trouble understanding what he said the name was.
Of course, he needed me to commit to coming to a 90 minute "orientation session" at a place in Concord, Ontario and he wanted me to book a time for this before he would give me my prize claim number. I said I wouldn't have time for that and that's about where the conversation ended, but based on how this conversation went and the 90 minute orientation session he wanted me to go to, it seems pretty clear that they're either scamming or trying to sell some kind of products or services in that session. I would suggest giving it a miss.