• Report: #353968

Complaint Review: Quorum Travel International

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  • Submitted: Mon, July 21, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, July 25, 2008

  • Reported By:Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Quorum Travel International
Stone Gate Bank Building, 301 Yamato Road, Suite 1240 Florida, Florida U.S.A.

Quorum Travel International George Rodriquez, President & Denisse Jallouk, V.P. Both Endorse & Issue Employees Worthless Paychecks on Overdrawn Bank Account at Regions Bank. Steve Kilchowski, Promotions Mgr.; Billy aka "Hillbilly Billy, Sales Mgr. and ; & Tom Vehimeyer, Marketing Mgr., in on Scam Not to Pay Commissions. 5 Salespersons Terminated for Calling in Sick, Cause Office Shutdown. Boca Raton Florida

*UPDATE Employee: Quorum Travel International at the Hands Felix Torrez (aka) merchant scammer

*UPDATE Employee: Reply to Mr. Roberts SMEAR CAMPAIGN against Quorum Travell Intl.

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July 21, 2008

Quorum Travel International closed it's office over the weekend due to five (5) salespersons either calling in sick or striking due to having received worthless paychecks over the last 3-week pay period.

Some employees suggest the worthless paychecks is a scam by Quorum's management to cause them such hardship they will have to quit their jobs. One employee said she did not have money to buy the gasoline to get home last Friday, and has 3 paychecks which are no good.

Steve Kilchowski, Quorum's Promotions Manager was telling employees not to go to Regions Bank because the funds are not there. Kilchowski told people WalMart would cash their checks, even though Quorum's account at Regions Bank had no funds on deposit.

Last Saturday Quorum posted an untruthful note on their office door which read the office was closed because the air-conditioning was not working. The hastily handwritten note requested that persons re-schedule appointment to attend the presentation and pick-up the free gifts. Many people, whom most traveled all the way to Boca Raton from Miami, knew they had been had when they could feel the cold air coming out between the gap in the large double glass doors. The Stone Gate Bank Building's security officer told some potential customers Quorum locked the doors when the salespeople were fired.

Some employees have filed criminal complaints with the Boca Raton Police Department regarding the bad paychecks. Other employees seeking revenge, knowing they will never receive commissions owed, intend to expose Quorum for fraudulent business practices.

Quorum Travel International claims to be celebrating their 35th anniversary, which is totally false. Quorum has only been around scaming people to buy sub-standard travel club memberships since April 2008.

Quorum also claims to be a full-service travel agency, which is completely untrue. Call to book a reservation, you'll get a recording that tells people to leave a message, that all lines are busy helping other clients. Not true!

I've heard rumors that Quorum is a boilerroom operation. It may be true, but so much business is conducted behind closed doors, but I have nothing to go on but lots of rumors. There are rumors that the Phone Rooms are managed by ex-cons and some of those employees live in halfway houses.

Many customers walk into the office shouting about the worthless product purchased, that there are so many restrictions on travel they demand their money returned. Some even bring the Boca Raton Police with them.

Quorum's president, George Rodriguez seems like a nice enough guy, but he knows what's going on. So does Denisse Jallouk, V.P. I would not be surprised if Denisse Jallouk loses her Florida Real Estate licence, on file with Keys Realtors, for continuosly signing bad checks drawn on Quorum's accounts at both Sun Trust and Regions banks. Rumors suggest omebody will report this unlawful activity to the Florida Board of Real Estate.

My advise! Do not purchase anything from Quorum. The Travel Club is rumored to be worthless, and so are the free gifts, given to sit though a long presentation. And don't apply for a job... eventually you won't get paid!!!

Tom
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/21/2008 08:00 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Quorum-Travel-International/Florida-Florida-33432/Quorum-Travel-International-George-Rodriquez-President-Denisse-Jallouk-VP-Both-Endor-353968. 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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#1 UPDATE Employee

Quorum Travel International at the Hands Felix Torrez (aka) merchant scammer

AUTHOR: Denisse - (U.S.A.)

This is the real Reason all clients are not getting refunds, and employees are not checks cashed . Mr Torrez has ran with moneys and is now under a investigation by the Banks... He has somehow misplaced over a half a million dollars and keeps making empty promises. Beware of this scam artist he is with American Express, Master card, Visa and Discovery, He is just a scam Artist and all local and international banks are being informed of his illegal actives.. And he will soon be arrested and charged with bank fraud, embezzling, securities fraud, racketeering, He really scammed is way in to Quorum Travel International as a Reperesentive of the banks even managed to convince George Rodriguez the CEO to give him power of attorney and get the company's processing capabilities increased because of the company's expanding growth.

The company was doing very well and growing by leaps and bounds expanding in every way, And when Felix Torrez came on board to help with this expansion all moneys did stop. His excuse is he gave all new members a credit when they purchased a Quorum pakage in stead of a charge, All members were called and Quorum has confirmed no credits have been given to any of its client. Again Felix Torrez has been caught in another lie.. The company is doing everything to resolve all matters and lock this criminal up..and take care of its members and ex members I only hope it is not to late for Quorum to rebound.If you want to check this out call our office at 561-241-9262 and for any clients or employees that wish to call and ask him you self Mr torrez # is as follows 954-825-3353
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Reply to Mr. Roberts SMEAR CAMPAIGN against Quorum Travell Intl.

AUTHOR: Steven - (U.S.A.)

Please be advised, that I am an employee of Quorum Travel Intl. and would like to set the record straight and let the public know what is factual & accurate and what is not factual & accurate... pertaining to what is being reported by Mr. Robert Mxxxxx in his three recent reports filed (7/19 thru 7/22/08) with Rip Off Report . Com concerning Quorum Travel Intl., its owners and his fellow employees.

NUMBER# 1 : Mr. Mxxxxx is being true and accurate as to his ascertion(s) that certain employees of Quorum Travel Intl. have not been able to cash their checks recently and that some may have reported said NSF checks to the authorities.
However what Mr. Mxxxxx forgets to mention is the reason for this; and that this unfortunate situation is through no fault of Mr Rodriguez's or any of the other owners of Quorum Travel Intl. whatsoever.
The truth is that their Merchant Account was 'frozen' by their merchant banking institution without cause (exceeded monthly billing amount limits unknowingly) and they thought they would have this situation resolved... or in the alternative... have another visa/mastercard account procured fast enough to continue to operate while making good on any NSF checks. To date... said alternative merchant account is still forthcoming and the owners are still working on having the closed account re-opened.

Number# 2 : Mr Mxxxxxx stated in a filed report that Quroum Travel Intl. 'was selling pots and pans' out of an office next to the one he worked in. THIS IS A BLATANT LIE!!!! Never has anything been sold out of these offices... no less 'pots & pans'... that wasn't travel related and covered by and under Quorum's state licensing. I guess Mr. Mxxxxxx just wasn't satisifed enough by his feable attempt(s) at besmirching the company and several of it's employees and felt that adding this BLATANT LIE to his diatribe would add to his cause! DON'T YOU KNOW ROBERT... BY NOW AT YOUR AGE... THAT IT NEVER HELPS TO LIE!!!???

NUMBER# 3 : Mr. Mxxxxxx's ascertions that x-felons and people who are currently living at Halfway Houses work for Quorum Travel Intl. is in fact true and factual. We have all kinds of individuals working for us. However, how and why is this so bad???? Doesn't everyone have the right to work and earn a living and not to be discriminated against because of their skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disabilities or past indiscretions. Seems to me... that as long as you have paid your 'debt to society' and are in the process of rebuilding your life and becoming a productive citizen, that you are entitled to work and earn a living without being spit upon by the likes of Mr. Mxxxxxx! SHAME ON YOU ROBERT!!!!

NUMBER# 4 : Mr. Mxxxxxx consistantly refers to Quorum Travel Intl. and it''s facilities as a 'boiler room'! This could not be further from the truth as the offices are state of the art, the surroundings and furnishings top notch and they are located in a luxurious executive building in Boca Raton! Furthermore, the rent on Quorum's 'boiler room' is a paltry $15,000 per month! Subsequently, if this is what Mr. Mxxxxx considers a 'boiler room'... we should then use his hypothesis to make a comparison as to where he lives at home with his Father at 50 years old!
The true meaning of a PIG STY according to his own professed scale!!!

NUMBER# 5 : Mr. Mxxxxxx's statement that if you work for Quorum Travel Intl. that 'eventually you won't get paid' is also a LIE; and I challenge Mr. Mxxxxxx to produce... in support of these unsupported accusations... one piece of evidence or one individual whom has has not gotten paid prior to their merchant account being frozen in June 2008 and the subsequent problems this has caused. Anything from the Police or the Labor Board... who handles these matters... would suffice!

NUMBER# 6 : Mr. Mxxxxxx's ascertions that people are fired for simply calling in sick and then is then somehow used as a ruse to not pay them is another LIE. Only someone who is consistently late, out sick at least once or twice a week, causing problems in the office, not performing up to standards, constantly leaving early or borrowing money off of everyone including the security guards in the building will be... and who could blame the company for doing so??? Furthermore, I again challenge Mr. Mxxxxx to produce one shread of evidence or an individual who has not been paid the full amount they were owed after they were let go!!! Again... anything from the Police or the Labor Board... who handles these matters... would suffice!

I also would like to add for the record, that Quorum Travel Intl. is a fully licensed and bonded travel agency with The State of Florida; and that the club memberships they offer for sale, to the general public, are in fact a very good deal and do in fact save our customers a great deal of money or Quorum Travel Intl. wouldn't be in business for to long. Simple logic would substantiate this ascertion... as who would be able to stay in business if they were only later having to refund everyone they had sold to, due to a sub par and/or misrepresented product!

In closing, I would also like to state for the record exactly why Mr. Mxxxxxxx was fired and what in fact is motivating him to make all these unsubstantiated claims and tell these lies. It was after several of his female co-workers came to his imediate Manager Tom Veihmeyer and complained that he had and was continuing to 'inappropriately touch them', 'had dry humped each of them in their chairs while showing them his favorite sexual position' and leaving several of them sexually explicit notes that we had to fire him! He even left one of them... a receipt from an X-Rated Video that he had rented with a thank you note written on it!!! One can only imagine and wonder where and how Mr. Mxxxxxx was brought up and whether or not he has any morals and values whatsoever??? His inappropriate behavior certainly attests that he does not!!!
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