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  • Submitted: Wed, November 28, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, July 14, 2014

  • Reported By: Ty Clark — Missouri United States of America
Vacation-Breeze
2270 Kalakaua Ave Internet United States of America

Vacation-Breeze SCAM! Internet

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Contact The DCCA of Hawaii There Is a Lawsuit

*Consumer Comment: Guaranteed Way of Getting Your Refund

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: love love love vacation breeze

*Consumer Comment: Missing Teeth and Bad Hair Plug Huge Red Flag

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Beware!!These people prey on Canadians.

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Vacation Breeze aka Just Dreams

*Consumer Comment: Vacation Breeze aka Just Dreams

*Consumer Comment: Follow the scam Destination Paridse-Paradise Blue-Just Dreams-Vacation Breeze

*Consumer Comment: VACATION BREEZE FRAUD

*Consumer Comment: VACATION BREEZE FRAUD

*Consumer Comment: VACATION BREEZE

*Consumer Comment: Vacation Breeze

*Consumer Comment: Happy we got it

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These dirty motherfke* need to be put in jail. Almost had me , i signed up for a 3000.00 package after going home and doing some home work on the company i found nothing to back up there claims in fact i found nothing on this shell company at all. I returned the next day with a recisned letter as stated in the contract and voiced my displeasure with them about stealing from the public. The workers and staff there acted as if they where oblivious to my claims. Thanks to rippoffreport i now know i was correct in my findings.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Contact The DCCA of Hawaii There Is a Lawsuit

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

I have not been able to use any of the services that have been offered. The program stated I would be able to find savings and discounts for travel.
 Approached by very polite individual extending invitation to attend 2 hour presentation in exchange for discounted island tour packages. Nothing to purchase!!! .....June 1, 2014 ended up costing me 1500.00 down payment plus a monthly 117.00 fee which started in July 2014 and continues showing up as a Heath fee on my monthly credit card statement. I Want this SHAM OF A CONTRACT ENDED,, MY MONIES REFUNDED AND THIS OUTRAGEOUS, HIDEOUS, MORALLY LACKING joke of a company to be forced to return all the monies they have taken from numerous individuals, and be required to SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD!!!!! - See more at: bbb.org/hawaii/business-reviews/travel-clubs/just-dreams-in-honolulu-hi-53045952/complaints#sthash.BGIQVPXN.dpuf

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#2 Consumer Comment

Guaranteed Way of Getting Your Refund

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

Here's the first letter you send:

 

Vacation Breeze LLC

 

2255 Kuhio Ave Steb1720

 

Honolulu, HI 96815

 

Dear Sir,

 

I am writing you today to cancel our contract that is dated 01/14/2014 for the sale of the following items: Software License for www.vacation-breeze.com (see attached)

 

Our contract is being cancelled for the following reasons: We have been alerted by the BBB website that this business is a scam.

 

Cancellation of the above referenced contract is effective immediately and we request a full refund of the $1450 payment made to you on 01/14/2013. Please call me at the phone number found above if you have any questions regarding this contract cancellation.

 

Regards,

 

And here's the second letter:

 

Vacation Breeze LLC

 

2255 Kuhio Ave Ste 1720

 

Honolulu, HI 96815

 

Dear Sir,

 

I am writing you today to follow up on my letter of cancellation and request for refund.

 

On January 19, 2014 I mailed a certified letter to cancel our agreement and request a refund. According to the USPS delivery tracking website, it has been 7 days since you received my letter and I have not yet received any credit on my Discover Card account.

 

I have met the criteria of your agreement to cancel my account and receive a refund (see item 21 of attached contract) and would like to reiterate my decision: I wish to cancel my contract with your company and request a full refund.

 

If no credit has been posted to my Discover Card account within 7 days of receipt of this letter as indicated by the USPS tracking website, I will be forced to pursue legal action against your company including filing complaints with the BBB, Hawaii DCCA and Discover Card Legal Services.

 

Regards,

 

We did this and received a FULL refund.

 
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

love love love vacation breeze

AUTHOR: none - ()

 

Apr

I’m a Jetsetter now with Vacation Breeze Hawaii

Two years ago I never would have imagined that I would have traveled to three different continents after not having traveled much at all my whole life. Two years ago friend of mine introduced to me to the vacation breeze program, and to prove to me that it actually was real she took me with her to Hawaii. While we were there she forced me to go to one of the vacation breeze waikiki presentation. It was there that I think I finally was sold on Vacation breeze once I went.

After we left Hawaii, we went back to Baltimore and was on my computer planning another trip but this time to italy where I stayed in rome, then to south Africa in cape town, and then to Singapore. The hotels that I stayed at in all of these countries were in excellent locations right in the middle of the city close to the best rstaurants and bars! Another thing that’s great about vacation breeze is that my family members have access to the program as well. In the past year I let my mom and dad use it to travel to korea and mexico. We are planning on going to back to Hawaii together next winter to escape the cold weather. We can’t wait!

Thank you so much for everything vacation Breeze!

Cynthia

Baltimore, MD

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#4 Consumer Comment

Missing Teeth and Bad Hair Plug Huge Red Flag

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

What a experience the presetation ended up being.The cast of charecters look like something from a bad independent B movie.One guy looked like the person from the movie Mask.The guy giving the presentation had teeth missing.The manager came over trying to give us chocalate I refused due to the fact I didn't trust him or his bad hair piece.

If you got scammed by this cast of charecters call the DCCA of Hawaii.Its just a matter a time before they slap them with a lawsuit and they know that from previous experiences with them.You will get all your monies back no matter how long its been.

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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Beware!!These people prey on Canadians.

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

Beware!!

These people(Vacation Breeze)prey on Canadians.Most people from the mainland USA are aware of thier scam.

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#6 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Vacation Breeze aka Just Dreams

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

Vacation Breeze

We came to Waikiki for the first time and were looking for a hire car, we asked one of the stands advertising cheap hire cars for a booking and they pulled us in offering a free hire car, $50 dinner voucher and chocolate macadamia nuts just to attend a 90 min presentation the guy told us it was not a time share or high pressure sales pitch it was just a presentation on using the Internet. We were wary of the presentation but really wanted a hire car for the next day and all the hire car places were booked put so we accepted and put in a refundable $40 deposit. 

Being our first time in Hawaii we didn't want to waste a morning but felt it would be the best way to get a hire car quickly. 

We arrived at 10.30 they got our details and we went and sat in a waiting room with other couples. One of the couples asked us what have we been sucked in to and had a bit of a laugh. Our sales rep josh came and had a quick chat and laugh with us asking us about our trip etc and then sat us down in the presentation room. A guy called Fred or something did the presentation which drained our lives, this guy could sell ice to Eskimos he was funny at times but I knew it was a load of crap and never had any intention of spending thousands on this crap. Throughout the presentation my new wife was giving me the evil eyes and I knew she was ready to pull my hair out for dragging us into this.

After the presentation josh started going over the same stuff that was talked about in the presentation and I politely told him we would not be interested in buying this as we would not get use out if it. Josh then looked up to the big knobs at the back of the room and then this seemingly lovely lady who looked about 70 yo came over and said hello and went through the same crap, once she realised we weren't going to buy her tone changed and she rudely asked us why we even bothered coming and I told her we weren't told this would be a sales pitch to get our money. She then walked off and my wife told josh we wanted to leave and he replied we needed to wait for our gifts to be ready. While waiting another big knob came over big scary Asian guy(Derek Kang) and went through the same crap and again just walked away when he realised we weren't buying. During the next ten minutes the reps announced that 2 of the other couples that were there had just purchased the package. It looked like they were part of the scam. 

Finally we got walked to the lift and josh said goodbye, We got down to the office an got our gifts and walked back Out into the amazing Waikiki sun.

 I feel sorry for all the guys that actually paid and this does put Hawaii in a bad light to allow these people to operate as they do.

 I could understand this happening in Thailand but Hawaii ?? Really ??

We came to Waikiki for the first time and were looking for a hire car, we asked one of the stands advertising cheap hire cars for a booking and they pulled us in offering a free hire car, $50 dinner voucher and chocolate macadamia nuts just to attend a 90 min presentation the guy told us it was not a time share or high pressure sales pitch it was just a presentation on using the Internet. We were wary of the presentation but really wanted a hire car for the next day and all the hire car places were booked put so we accepted and put in a refundable $40 deposit.

Being our first time in Hawaii we didn't want to waste a morning but felt it would be the best way to get a hire car quickly.

We arrived at 10.30 they got our details and we went and sat in a waiting room with other couples. One of the couples asked us what have we been sucked in to and had a bit of a laugh. Our sales rep josh came and had a quick chat and laugh with us asking us about our trip etc and then sat us down in the presentation room. A guy called Fred or something did the presentation which drained our lives, this guy could sell ice to Eskimos he was funny at times but I knew it was a load of crap and never had any intention of spending thousands on this crap. Throughout the presentation my new wife was giving me the evil eyes and I knew she was ready to pull my hair out for dragging us into this.

 After the presentation josh started going over the same stuff that was talked about in the presentation and I politely told him we would not be interested in buying this as we would not get use out if it. Josh then looked up to the big knobs at the back of the room and then this seemingly lovely lady who looked about 70 yo came over and said hello and went through the same crap, once she realised we weren't going to buy her tone changed and she rudely asked us why we even bothered coming and I told her we weren't told this would be a sales pitch to get our money. She then walked off and my wife told josh we wanted to leave and he replied we needed to wait for our gifts to be ready. While waiting another big knob came over (big scary Asian guy) and went through the same crap and again just walked away when he realised we weren't buying. During the next ten minutes the reps announced that 2 of the other couples that were there had just purchased the package. It looked like they were part of the scam.

 Finally we got walked to the lift and josh said goodbye, We got down to the office an got our gifts and walked back Out into the amazing Waikiki sun.

 

 

 

I feel sorry for all the guys that actually paid and this does put Hawaii in a bad light to allow these people to operate as they do.

 

 

 

I could understand this happening in Thailand but Hawaii ?? Really ??

We came to Waikiki for the first time and were looking for a hire car, we asked one of the stands advertising cheap hire cars for a booking and they pulled us in offering a free hire car, $50 dinner voucher and chocolate macadamia nuts just to attend a 90 min presentation the guy told us it was not a time share or high pressure sales pitch it was just a presentation on using the Internet. We were wary of the presentation but really wanted a hire car for the next day and all the hire car places were booked put so we accepted and put in a refundable $40 deposit.

 

 

 

Being our first time in Hawaii we didn't want to waste a morning but felt it would be the best way to get a hire car quickly.

 

 

 

We arrived at 10.30 they got our details and we went and sat in a waiting room with other couples. One of the couples asked us what have we been sucked in to and had a bit of a laugh. Our sales rep josh came and had a quick chat and laugh with us asking us about our trip etc and then sat us down in the presentation room. A guy called Fred or something did the presentation which drained our lives, this guy could sell ice to Eskimos he was funny at times but I knew it was a load of crap and never had any intention of spending thousands on this crap. Throughout the presentation my new wife was giving me the evil eyes and I knew she was ready to pull my hair out for dragging us into this.

After the presentation josh started going over the same stuff that was talked about in the presentation and I politely told him we would not be interested in buying this as we would not get use out if it. Josh then looked up to the big knobs at the back of the room and then this seemingly lovely lady who looked about 70 yo came over and said hello and went through the same crap, once she realised we weren't going to buy her tone changed and she rudely asked us why we even bothered coming and I told her we weren't told this would be a sales pitch to get our money. She then walked off and my wife told josh we wanted to leave and he replied we needed to wait for our gifts to be ready. While waiting another big knob came over (big scary Asian guy) and went through the same crap and again just walked away when he realised we weren't buying. During the next ten minutes the reps announced that 2 of the other couples that were there had just purchased the package. It looked like they were part of the scam

Finally we got walked to the lift and josh said goodbye, We got down to the office an got our gifts and walked back Out into the amazing Waikiki sun.

 

 

 

I feel sorry for all the guys that actually paid and this does put Hawaii in a bad light to allow these people to operate as they do.

 

 

 

I could understand this happening in Thailand but Hawaii ?? Really ??

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#7 Consumer Comment

Vacation Breeze aka Just Dreams

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

The are now under the of Vacation Breeze,not Just Dreams.Same crew except the Nigerians left to go home.

 Vacation Breeze LLC

 (808) 744-3057

 2255 Kuhio Ave Ste 1720, Honolulu, HI 96815-2657

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#8 Consumer Comment

Follow the scam Destination Paridse-Paradise Blue-Just Dreams-Vacation Breeze

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

Dear Readers:

Google these names and you will uncover their trail.

Destanation Paradise

Paradise Blue 

Just Dreams

Vacation Breeze

Hope this helps.

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#9 Consumer Comment

VACATION BREEZE FRAUD

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

VACATION BREEZE FRAUD

Yesterday, I the attended the VB or (very bad) presentation. Alarm bells where ringing and I felt I was in some weird cult...Obviously a scam...I told the representative Andrea that I wanted to research the company, needed to think and was not going to make an impulsive large financial decision. She then became very rude, told me she would not waste her time with me! It is a shame the company is allowed to continue trading...If one is sensible with their money in Hawaii, even though accommodation is expensive, (there are great packages like pay for 3 stay 4 days, hotel the Malia provided free trolley rides, eating a budget places, Keo's (4.95 for a big breakfast) and using cheaper transport you can have a wonderful time...

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#10 Consumer Comment

VACATION BREEZE FRAUD

AUTHOR: Clamato - ()

VACATION BREEZE 

Unfortunately, we fell for the VACTION BREEZE scam while on vacation, too. Luckily we came to our senses the very next day and immediately called our CC company to let them know we were cancelling and wanted to dispute the charges, then marched right to the P.O to send the certified letter of cancellation (as required in the TOS we received). The gentleman at the P.O. kindly made copies of everything and didn't charge me for the copies stating he sees multiple people per day doing the same and he hoped to bring us good Karma.

When I heard nothing from VACATION BREEZE, I then filed a complaint with the BBB and finally got a full refund, including the non refundable 'processing' fee. I am currently waiting for signed documentation from Just Dreams stating the CC on file will never be used again, at which time I will consider my case with them satisfied.

As others have pointed out, I too received several calls from Jeff. He's a real charmer while he's wheeling and dealing you in hopes to steal your money, but once you wake up and realize what a stupid decision you just made and cancel, he's downright nasty. Mike informed me that no one - NO ONE - had ever cancelled with VACATION BREEZE before due to the cancellation period ending before the log in credentials are sent out (that was our main reason for cancelling) and that I must be paranoid.

If Mr. Glenn S. Haraguchi's name is associated in any way to any business you are considering doing business with, don't do it!

bbb.org/hawaii/business-reviews/travel-clubs…Unfortunately, we fell for the Just Dreams scam while on vacation, too. Luckily we came to our senses the very next day and immediately called our CC company to let them know we were cancelling and wanted to dispute the charges, then marched right to the P.O to send the certified letter of cancellation (as required in the TOS we received). The gentleman at the P.O. kindly made copies of everything and didn't charge me for the copies stating he sees multiple people per day doing the same and he hoped to bring us good Karma.

When I heard nothing from VACATION BREEZE, I then filed a complaint with the BBB and finally got a full refund, including the non refundable 'processing' fee. I am currently waiting for signed documentation from VACATION BREEZE stating the CC on file will never be used again, at which time I will consider my case with them satisfied.


If Mr. Glenn S. Haraguchi's name is associated in any way to any business you are considering doing business with, don't do it!

bbb.org/hawaii/business-reviews/travel-clubs…

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#11 Consumer Comment

VACATION BREEZE

AUTHOR: Gavin - ()

 VACATION BREEZE TRICKED US WITH MISLEADING INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR CREDIT RATING. IT IS DEFINITELY A SCAM. ANYONE WRITING GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS COMPANY MUST SURELY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM.

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#12 Consumer Comment

Vacation Breeze

AUTHOR: LovetoHike - ()

Vacation Breeze, is it really a Vacation Breeze?  Sometimes I think the Vacation Breeze could use a little more Vacation Breeze.  I think that the Vacation Breeze Program is so-so. We didn't buy the Vacation Breeze Program for $8000, we were never offered Vacation Breeze for 3000. We were only offered Vacation Breeze for 6000. That was for 2 weeks of Vacation Breeze time.  I think I would rather camp than use Vacation Breeze or because I don't have 6000 or 8000 for Vacation Breeze, I'd rather stay in hotel rooms. Vacation Breeze seems like too much money, I am more of a motel 6 person than a Vacation Breeze person.  I don't understand why someone would buy Vacation Breeze to be honest, Vacation Breeze seems like something only rich people would do. The Vacation Breeze presenter told me people buy timeshares instead of Vacation Breeze for 40k. Does Vacation Breeze really expect me to believe that.  I think that's just a way Vacation Breeze tries to manipulate people into signing up for Vacation Breeze's package.  I definitely be a Vacation Breeze member anytime soon. I won't be a Vacation Breeze member ever.  I spent less than 1000 for 2 weeks in Hawaii, why do I need Vacation Breeze. Vacation Breeze is a rip off.  And who cares that Vacation Breeze has nice places. I don't need a Vacation Breeze condo on vacation. Give me a hotel room with a bed and a real Vacation Breeze and I'll be happy. Vacation Breeze is just trying to take advantage of people that think Vacation Breeze will solve all their problems. Vacation Breeze won't solve all you problems. Vacation Breeze is just a travel company. Vacation Breeze is not a get out of life free card. Vacation Breeze is for suckers who can't man up and stay in a motel. I don't like Vacattion Breeze.
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#13 Consumer Comment

Happy we got it

AUTHOR: Sandy Curtis - (United States of America)

My son came across this report and told my husband and I about it since we bought the full program on our 14th anniversary while visiting Hawaii-almost 2 years ago. Our experience was completely different from yours, we have been happy with our Vacation Breeze package and have now listed our timeshare in Mexico as this works so much better for us. 

They were sincere with us from the minute we sat down and as promised we have saved quite a bit.  We paid a little over double what you said they asked you for, but we did buy a month package so Jake & Kelly can have their own time and we got a slight discount for David's time with the Navy.

All in all it cost less than we paid with RCI, we have more options, it's not costing us a fortune and we've found what we originally thought we were getting with our timeshare. 




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