- Report: #198101
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Iron Horse Travel & Mini-Vacations, Aka MVI Marketing
Iron Horse Travel & Mini-Vacations, Aka MVI Marketing3504 Cragmont Dr. Ste.200, Tampa, FL 33619 Tampa, Florida U.S.A.
Mini-Vacations, Aka MVI Marketing, Iron Horse Travel Fraudulent promotions, dishonest information, and bad check Tampa Florida
*Consumer Comment: Don't give up, fight!! This may help- look this over
When the material came, I called to make the reservation. I was immediatly told that the cruise was not available at that time, and that I would have to call 3 months later when their new contracts were in force. I did call 3 months later, on the first day of the new contract and was told that the only thing available were upgrades. I declined the upgrades and was told that I would have to call again in 6 months when the next contracts were available. I called and told them I would take any cruise available. I was told that I had to choose a date, and send my check for $582 immediately to secure the reservation. Six weeks after sending my check which had cleared the bank in just a few days, I received a phone call that the date I chose was not available, unless I bought an upgrade. I asked for my money to be returned. I called every few weeks to ask where my check was, and was told it was "in-process". After waiting for almost 4 months, I called and told them I wanted the money or would report them to the state attorney. I received a check for the refund, as requested. Two days after I deposited the check, Mini-vacations closed their doors. The check bounced, the bank said they had closed out the account on which the check was written.
I sent the check to the Florida attorney general through the local policed department. It was returned to me, with a message that since it was from a company, not an individual, they could not help me. I looked into filing a suit in small claims court. I will cost $155. to file, with no assurance that I will get the money, even if the court finds a judgment against.
Mini-vacations cannot be contacted, and it is obvious that they set out to defraud, lie, and finally steal the money. They have succeeded.
The State attorney, and Consumer Affairs office of the Dept of Agriculture have been no help.
I'm not finished fighting, but doubt I will ever see my money
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/25/2006 02:25 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Iron-Horse-Travel-Mini-Vacations-Aka-MVI-Marketing/Tampa-Florida-33619/Mini-Vacations-Aka-MVI-Marketing-Iron-Horse-Travel-Fraudulent-promotions-dishonest-info-198101. 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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