• Report: #198054

Complaint Review: Suntasia Marketing, Travel Agents Direct

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  • Submitted: Sun, June 25, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, August 04, 2006

  • Reported By:Largo Florida
Suntasia Marketing, Travel Agents Direct
8752 Ulmerton Road Largo, Florida U.S.A.

Suntasia Marketing, Travel Agents Direct Suntasia Marketing Must Be Shut Down - I worked there for 3 weeks in May of 2006 - Ripoff Largo Florida

*Consumer Comment: BREAKING NEWS ON SUNTASIA MARKETING!!

*Consumer Comment: BREAKING NEWS ON SUNTASIA MARKETING!!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Some more info

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Some more info

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Some more info

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Some more info

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: IT'S A ASHAME

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: IT'S A ASHAME

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: IT'S A ASHAME

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I would do anything to help shut down Suntasia Marketing (aka Travel Agents Direct).

I am ashamed to admit that I worked for them for three weeks in May of this year (2006). It didn't take long for me to figure out that they were not only ripping off the public, but also mistreating their employees. We worked 6-7 hours, and were only give 10 minutes for dinner, plus two five-minute 'cigarette' breaks.

We were told to read from scripts they provided and to get the account numbers from the people who's names appeared on our screens. We were set up on an automatic dialer, so we were hit with continuous unsuspecting people answering their phones and wondering why they were being called.

All the posts I read on this site are accurate. They tell the employees exactly what to say, and if you don't do so, you are either written up or sent home or you have your pay deducted or you are fired.

Whenever I asked for more information about what I was "selling" I was told not to ask questions.

I have much more to share and would be willing to help any lawyer sue the crap out of these people.

To the public: Don't tell them your account number. Ask or beg to be put on the "florida Do Not Call List".

To employees: If you work there now, QUIT!!!! If you are considering working there - DON'T.

Ex-Employee - Name Withheld -Fear of Retaliation
Largo, Florida
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

BREAKING NEWS ON SUNTASIA MARKETING!!

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

FINALLY SUNTASIA MARKETING IS GETTING EXPOSED!!

The media has started picking up the story on Suntasia Marketing and it's crooked enterprise. The following link is from KOMO Channel 4 News in Seattle, Washington. Please copy and paste it on your address bar. It has vital information on how to report these guys and the investigation that is on going. Fantastic video report.

http://www.komotv.com/buyerbeware/story.asp?ID=44298

If everyone raises their voices just a little bit these guys can be run out of town.
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#2 Consumer Comment

BREAKING NEWS ON SUNTASIA MARKETING!!

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

FINALLY SUNTASIA MARKETING IS GETTING EXPOSED!!

The media has started picking up the story on Suntasia Marketing and it's crooked enterprise. The following link is from KOMO Channel 4 News in Seattle, Washington. Please copy and paste it on your address bar. It has vital information on how to report these guys and the investigation that is on going. Fantastic video report.

http://www.komotv.com/buyerbeware/story.asp?ID=44298

If everyone raises their voices just a little bit these guys can be run out of town.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Some more info

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

For those of you who were wondering if Suntasia Marketing was on the better business bureau's list, well, they are but not as a member. I finally found their company being listed on the bbb site. Funny thing is that they weren't there before when I was searching on there months ago.

Here is the link. Copy and paste it to your address bar.

(((ROR REDACTED LINK FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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

For those of you who were wondering if Suntasia Marketing was on the better business bureau's list, well, they are but not as a member. I finally found their company being listed on the bbb site. Funny thing is that they weren't there before when I was searching on there months ago.

Here is the link. Copy and paste it to your address bar.

(((ROR REDACTED LINK FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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

For those of you who were wondering if Suntasia Marketing was on the better business bureau's list, well, they are but not as a member. I finally found their company being listed on the bbb site. Funny thing is that they weren't there before when I was searching on there months ago.

Here is the link. Copy and paste it to your address bar.

(((ROR REDACTED LINK FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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

For those of you who were wondering if Suntasia Marketing was on the better business bureau's list, well, they are but not as a member. I finally found their company being listed on the bbb site. Funny thing is that they weren't there before when I was searching on there months ago.

Here is the link. Copy and paste it to your address bar.

(((ROR REDACTED LINK FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

IT'S A ASHAME

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

You are absolutely 100% correct on Suntasia Marketing and the way they treat their employees. They even had the audacity to put a 30 second commercial on the local tv station here looking for people to hire. Sadly they actually act as if they have a "family" fun atmosphere type of environment emphasizing on the $13 an hour you could make as a telemarketer. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If they want you out they will find anything to fire you especially if you begin to ask too many questions.

They are every "secretive" about the way the product is suppose to work. The reason is b/c if they give out too much info to the agents about the products they promote then the agents themselves will realize it is a sham.

You don't have to be a telemarketer working there to know that the product is useless. All you have to do is work in customer service and you will see for yourself the deception they play. As a manager, sad to say I knew towards the end of my employment there, that they were promoting shameless products and so I left (purposely got fired).

There are many websites other than this one that you can go to and see that you're not the only ones ticked off. Just type in "Suntasia Marketing scam" on Google and multiple sites pop up. The more we get the word out about these crooks the better off we will all be.

For those who don't know, their corporate website address is suntasia.com. You will find the owners of the company on that site. The rest of it is all a bunch of bullcrap.

The physical address to the company where ALL the products come from (Agents Travel Direct, Travel Agents Direct, Florida Passport, Floridaway, Teleflex, Prism even the old Capital Vacations) is:

Suntasia Marketing
8751 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771

Donald Booth, who is becoming very famous on the net these days is their legal eagle there. His wording on the script they use is specifically tailored to keep them under the radar. Agents are not suppose to use any other scripts unless approved by him but I know of a few agents that use their own scripts secretly to make a sale. I happen to have them. If anyone needs a copy just let me know and I will send it to you.

Any phone numbers that come up on your caller idea and any others the agents working there gives you is the same place for ALL the products they promote in Largo, Florida. The reason they give you so many numbers (if you call to cancel) is b/c they want to frustrate you enough so they have enough time to bill you.

They made $20 million dollars in the last year alone. Most of it because they kept the money in the bank long enough to get interests on it. They "claim" to take care of the customer complaints but they really don't. Suntasia Marketing is NOT even listed with the better business bureau ONLY their sub companies, Travel Agents Direct etc.

Time to stand up and say "Enough is Enough".

Spread the word.

Joe
Tampa, Florida
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#8 UPDATE EX-employee responds

IT'S A ASHAME

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

You are absolutely 100% correct on Suntasia Marketing and the way they treat their employees. They even had the audacity to put a 30 second commercial on the local tv station here looking for people to hire. Sadly they actually act as if they have a "family" fun atmosphere type of environment emphasizing on the $13 an hour you could make as a telemarketer. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If they want you out they will find anything to fire you especially if you begin to ask too many questions.

They are every "secretive" about the way the product is suppose to work. The reason is b/c if they give out too much info to the agents about the products they promote then the agents themselves will realize it is a sham.

You don't have to be a telemarketer working there to know that the product is useless. All you have to do is work in customer service and you will see for yourself the deception they play. As a manager, sad to say I knew towards the end of my employment there, that they were promoting shameless products and so I left (purposely got fired).

There are many websites other than this one that you can go to and see that you're not the only ones ticked off. Just type in "Suntasia Marketing scam" on Google and multiple sites pop up. The more we get the word out about these crooks the better off we will all be.

For those who don't know, their corporate website address is suntasia.com. You will find the owners of the company on that site. The rest of it is all a bunch of bullcrap.

The physical address to the company where ALL the products come from (Agents Travel Direct, Travel Agents Direct, Florida Passport, Floridaway, Teleflex, Prism even the old Capital Vacations) is:

Suntasia Marketing
8751 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771

Donald Booth, who is becoming very famous on the net these days is their legal eagle there. His wording on the script they use is specifically tailored to keep them under the radar. Agents are not suppose to use any other scripts unless approved by him but I know of a few agents that use their own scripts secretly to make a sale. I happen to have them. If anyone needs a copy just let me know and I will send it to you.

Any phone numbers that come up on your caller idea and any others the agents working there gives you is the same place for ALL the products they promote in Largo, Florida. The reason they give you so many numbers (if you call to cancel) is b/c they want to frustrate you enough so they have enough time to bill you.

They made $20 million dollars in the last year alone. Most of it because they kept the money in the bank long enough to get interests on it. They "claim" to take care of the customer complaints but they really don't. Suntasia Marketing is NOT even listed with the better business bureau ONLY their sub companies, Travel Agents Direct etc.

Time to stand up and say "Enough is Enough".

Spread the word.

Joe
Tampa, Florida
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

IT'S A ASHAME

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

You are absolutely 100% correct on Suntasia Marketing and the way they treat their employees. They even had the audacity to put a 30 second commercial on the local tv station here looking for people to hire. Sadly they actually act as if they have a "family" fun atmosphere type of environment emphasizing on the $13 an hour you could make as a telemarketer. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If they want you out they will find anything to fire you especially if you begin to ask too many questions.

They are every "secretive" about the way the product is suppose to work. The reason is b/c if they give out too much info to the agents about the products they promote then the agents themselves will realize it is a sham.

You don't have to be a telemarketer working there to know that the product is useless. All you have to do is work in customer service and you will see for yourself the deception they play. As a manager, sad to say I knew towards the end of my employment there, that they were promoting shameless products and so I left (purposely got fired).

There are many websites other than this one that you can go to and see that you're not the only ones ticked off. Just type in "Suntasia Marketing scam" on Google and multiple sites pop up. The more we get the word out about these crooks the better off we will all be.

For those who don't know, their corporate website address is suntasia.com. You will find the owners of the company on that site. The rest of it is all a bunch of bullcrap.

The physical address to the company where ALL the products come from (Agents Travel Direct, Travel Agents Direct, Florida Passport, Floridaway, Teleflex, Prism even the old Capital Vacations) is:

Suntasia Marketing
8751 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771

Donald Booth, who is becoming very famous on the net these days is their legal eagle there. His wording on the script they use is specifically tailored to keep them under the radar. Agents are not suppose to use any other scripts unless approved by him but I know of a few agents that use their own scripts secretly to make a sale. I happen to have them. If anyone needs a copy just let me know and I will send it to you.

Any phone numbers that come up on your caller idea and any others the agents working there gives you is the same place for ALL the products they promote in Largo, Florida. The reason they give you so many numbers (if you call to cancel) is b/c they want to frustrate you enough so they have enough time to bill you.

They made $20 million dollars in the last year alone. Most of it because they kept the money in the bank long enough to get interests on it. They "claim" to take care of the customer complaints but they really don't. Suntasia Marketing is NOT even listed with the better business bureau ONLY their sub companies, Travel Agents Direct etc.

Time to stand up and say "Enough is Enough".

Spread the word.

Joe
Tampa, Florida
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