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Complaint Review: Travel Life Go Direct, Lucid Long Distance, Florida Way Direct

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  • Submitted: Fri, July 20, 2007
  • Updated: Sun, July 22, 2007

  • Reported By:Saint Robert Missouri
Travel Life Go Direct, Lucid Long Distance, Florida Way Direct
travellifegodirect.com Largo, Florida U.S.A.

Travel Life Go Direct, Lucid Long Distance, Florida Way Direct Travel Agency Largo Florida

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: It's All One Company

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This guy called my cellphone saying from Travel Life Go Direct and also a affliate of Bank of America and i was a preferred customer. He told me that as a preferred member i have been rewarded with a free trip to Las Vegas, he said all it was going to cost me was $1.95 for shipping and handling. After he said that, I told him I dont even believe i have that much in the bank so i could hang up gracefully and he turned it around and said, " Well Sir I can check your account for you and tell you if you have that amount available." He came back like 5 seconds later and informed me that i do have more than the requested amount. He said he would start recording the conversation now.

So I agreed to the conversation just for the $1.95 and thats all, after he had ended the conversation and hung up, I called the bank and asked them why they gave out my information to this company and the bank informed me that this company was no way affliated with them and they put a full block on my account in the amount of $888,888.88 to stop all transactions. The 800 number the travel company gave me was just a 3rd party customer service number and they said the customer service rep that had called me earlier should not have said he was affliated with my bank. The other two companys also tried to bill me and after a full month i got all three to stop billing me so i could reopen my account.

Mike
Saint Robert, Missouri
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/20/2007 11:22 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Travel-Life-Go-Direct-Lucid-Long-Distance-Florida-Way-Direct/Largo-Florida/Travel-Life-Go-Direct-Lucid-Long-Distance-Florida-Way-Direct-Travel-Agency-Largo-Florida-262084. 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 EX-employee responds

It's All One Company

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

UPDATE:

This is to let all of you know that the owners of Suntasia have changed their corporate name to Strategia Marketing, LLC. I just happen to drive by their building on the way to the beach and sure enough there it was. Same colors and logo as the prior name but it is still the same scam.

The company claims they merged with another one but nothing can be farther from the truth. It is same suspects still running the show. The only reason the owners of Suntasia changed their name is bc of all the complaints logged against them. If you look at their Better Business Bureau Report it is full of complaints. Copy and paste below.

bbbwestflorida.org/commonreport.html?bid=11002452

Now they have a clean slate with a new name Strategia bc they are not listed or registered with the Better Business Bureau. Same old scam though, you qualify for free gas and travel vouchers or grocery vouchers and they want you to give up your bank information to bill you whenever they want to.

The only difference in this new company as oppose to the old one is that Bryon Wolf, Roy Eliasson and Fred Wolf are all managers at Strategia which is a limited liability company. Suntasia was a full fledged corporation with a President, Vice President and so on.

You can view the incorporation documents yourself by going to the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations website at
sunbiz.org/corinam.html

Then type in the names of the old and new company ....> Strategia Marketing and Suntasia Properties Inc separately to see the difference.

Don't be fooled bc they are continuing to promote the same product. They are as follows.

Travel Agents Go Direct or Travel Life Direct
Variety
Credit Life
Freedom Gold
FloridaWay
Freedom Ring Communications
Florida Direct
West gates Resorts

Here is a list of programs they use to promote:

Agents Travel Network
Distinct Advantage (no longer promoting, changed to Variety)
Prism Communications (no longer promoting, changed to Freedom Ring)
Capitol Vacations
Florida Passport
Travel Agency Network
Teliflex Communications
VersaTalk

Their website is suntasia.com or strategia.com

Remember it's always a different name but the same scam. You'll receive $400 of travel or grocery vouchers along with $100 of gas vouchers in exchange for your bank information. DON'T BE FOOLED! DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION!

If you receive a call from them and want it to stop, just send them a "certified" CEASE and DESIST letter. The calls will stop I promise, otherwise Suntasia/Strategia will be facing a major lawsuit and these crooks know it very well.

Hope this helps you understand a little bit better who these clowns are.
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