• Report: #694656

Complaint Review: First Choice Vacations

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  • Submitted: Sat, February 12, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, February 12, 2011

  • Reported By: scamReporter — Reading Pennsylvania USA
First Choice Vacations
1901 East Edwardsville Road Wood River, Illinois United States of America

First Choice Vacations YTB Scam to listen to presentation about First Choice Vacations travel club Wood River, Illinois

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We were contacted by First Choice Vacations (via snail mail) to come listen to a talk about a vacation travel club. For coming to listen to the talk, we were offered a free one week cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines. We asked multiple times what fees we would have to pay for the "free" cruise. We were told taxes and fees (dealer delivery fees and reservation charges) would be our responsibility.

So I looked on another vacation planning site for a one week Carnival cruise: http://vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=15107. The price/person for that cruise is $359.

The fees incurred with the "free vacation" are:
      $4.95 processing fee
      $100 registration activation fee (non-refundable)
      $249 port fees, taxes, air tax, agency fees
      $??? dealer delivery fees
      $??? reservation charge
      $??? fuel surcharges
      $??? hotel charge if you can't be flown on the same day as your cruise
      $??? airport transfers, gratuities, miscellaneous expenses

Bottom line:
     vacationsToGo cost: $359          First Choice Vacations fees: $353.95 + MORE UNKNOWN FEES

This sure doesn't sound like a "free" cruise to me BUT does sound like a SCAM!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/12/2011 03:41 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/First-Choice-Vacations/-Wood-River-Illinois-62095/First-Choice-Vacations-YTB-Scam-to-listen-to-presentation-about-First-Choice-Vacations-tra-694656. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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