- Report: #943592
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Complaint Review: Holiday Travel of America
Holiday Travel of America6405 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California United States of America
Holiday Travel of America Warning! SCAM for so-called FREE VACATION getaway forTime-Share presentation!!! Carlsbad, California
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I got a mysterious phone call ab out this so-called free vacation I got for entering a drawing in the Mall, The Westside Pavilion to be exact. I asked how they got my info and they said I fit the criteria they were looking for a time share presentation and I am not obligated to buy anything. I would go to their location and watch a 90 minute presentation about a time share and whether or not I buy I would be given a FREE HAWAII VACATION of which I could choose one of four islands.
It seemed fishy their presentation and not honest. Too many hidden agendas. I went on mu gut and left. They gave me my vouchers for a vacation and all I would have to do is mail in the form and they would contact me by mail. [continued below]....
I got a letter in the mail about a week later stating I got a FREE VACATION to Hawaii, 3 days 2 nights trip for 2 and all I had to do was send in a check or money order for $100 for airport taxes. It had a sample itinerary and everything explained. I had my doubts because rarely do you get something for nothing. I decided to give it a shot.
I sent it in with my $100 airport tax fees and then never heard from them. I called them a month later and they claim they NEVER received my money order??? I then said I would send in a check, so I have a record if it was cashed or not. They then said it was PAST THE 30 DAY deadline and had to be post marked by a certain date. The lady was VERY RUDE and stated in a patronizing voice that I was past the 30 deadline and the offer is off the table....
OF COURSE they were full of it!!! This is a scam to make money off people attending their time shares and not buying anything...this is how they make their money by being able to afford to employ sales people that work off commission giving these presentations!!!
Send in $100 and never hear from them and make up hidden excuses that they never received anything by mail. I know I am not the first one on here and surprise they are still in business! Companies like this should be reported to the DA and BBB and be shut down! There are only so many bad reviews a company can get and STAY IN BUSINESS!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/19/2012 01:47 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Holiday-Travel-of-America/Carlsbad-California-92009/Holiday-Travel-of-America-Warning-SCAM-for-so-called-FREE-VACATION-getaway-forTime-Share-943592. 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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