• Report: #44301

Complaint Review: Goldrush Getaways

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  • Submitted: Wed, February 05, 2003
  • Updated: Sun, November 15, 2009

  • Reported By:Tempe Arizona
Goldrush Getaways
8350 Auburn Blvd. Ste. 200 Citrus Heights, California U.S.A.

Goldrush Getaways Travel club scam ripping off the public consumer rip-off fraud Citrus Heights Sacremento California nationwide

*Consumer Comment: Goldrush is great

*General Comment: not a ripp off

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Rebuttal to still another erroneous report

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Goldrush Getaways also known as Travelmaster Inc

*Author of original report: Retraction Letter, I, Jeff Cope, wrote the erroneous report.

*UPDATE Employee: Jeff is a vindictive liar

*UPDATE Employee: Proud to work for Goldrush Getaways

*Consumer Comment: April 11 Order quashed as having been issued without jurisdiction

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Rebuttal to Invalid Report by Jeff from Sacramento

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As a former employee of Goldrush Getaways I feel the urgent need to warn the public about these ripoffs. These are some of the former employees from the now defunct Travelbridge. If you really want to read 100's of stories of how this place operates, check out the ripoff report on Travelbridge.

People are called at home and offered a free vacation to attend a sales pitch on joining this club. Little do they realize is that the free trip they are promised to recieve is more of a pain than free. Very few people ever really get to ever take them. They refer to this as breakage in the industry, and sit around laughing at the people who are excited about getting their trip.

The sales managers name is bill, and man what a winner he is.He loves the thrill of the kill, and delights in taking thousands of dollars from the retired and elderly for a membership that is worthless. As a member of this travel club you recieve what they call a CLIA card. This is highly illegal for them to even be issuing these cards, as I will be informing CLIA about these scammers next.

One of the owners is a guy buy the name of Lorne Bruchet. He has bankruptcies in California charging off 100's of thousands of dollars of debt, so he found a patsy by the name of Brian Carr to be his front man with his name on everything, claiming no ownership. Please people! Dont become another of their victims.

Jeff
Sacremento, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/05/2003 05:30 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Goldrush-Getaways/Citrus-Heights-California-95610/Goldrush-Getaways-Travel-club-scam-ripping-off-the-public-consumer-rip-off-fraud-Citrus-He-44301. 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 Consumer Comment

Goldrush is great

AUTHOR: fred - ()

I bought into Goldrush Getaways. I travel alot and have saved tens of thousands of dollars. Vacations are great. I have never bought into one of their packages, so no comment. I do own timeshares and they are better and cheaper than any of my friends who spent ten thousand or fifteen thousand on a timeshare.

I was in Vegas for my birthday, slept in a $450 dollar a night room and only paid $26. The cheapest price closest to what I got at Goldrush Getaways was $160, followed by $180. People, that complain about them and some of their methods should skip to the other side for a while. For me it has paid for itself 10 times over.

Also, note I do not really save money on airfares, but alot on hotels and vacations and group travel with my family.

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#2 General Comment

not a ripp off

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

As the owner of a marketing firm that schedules folks to attend presentations, we have never encountered a problem with folks getting their gifts. Everyone that attends the presentation gets their gifts as promised, whether they join or not. Jeff sounds like a disgruntled nonproductive employee, lashing out at a 30 year old company that he could not manage to sustain a position with.

We have sent folks to Goldrush, and as of this date, have not received any complaint call backs from them, on the presentation or gifts being a problem. When you attend Goldrush or any timeshare or vacation club presentation, you are giving your time in exchange for the gifts. Most people understand the concept to realize this is the club or resorts way of advertising.

J.Benson/RMSA/Wc

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Rebuttal to still another erroneous report

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

This hit piece is yet another shining example of why this website is not a good idea. It lets indivuals file false claims without verfication of facts.

Jesse was never an employee of Godrush Getaways but rather a temporary retained through a staffing company. Jesse was not let go because he spoke his mind. Jesse was let go because he could not take direction from his supervisor and refused to perform the duties for which he was hired. Jesse never had a title of secrectary(sic). Jesse cannot even spell secrectary(sic). Jesse says he does not care yet he files this false report. And this site allows it.

We informed the staffing company of Jesse's insubordination and had him removed from the premises. We asked the staffing company to send us an individual who could take directiona perform the duties assined to them.

How many times must we defend ourselves against this website and how then can we get false informatio removed? There is no recourse. This site is not protecting good companies from false claims.

I am disgusted.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Goldrush Getaways also known as Travelmaster Inc

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

Well here's my take. I was a former employee hired by Goldrush Getaways also known as Travelmaster Inc. and ill say that the sale's tactics were rather harsh. Althought I am entitled to my opinion I believe high pressured sales for any company can be rather nerve racking sitting in a room for hours to recieve what they call a FREE gift. Alot of the employees there are great people I just think everyone there is under alot of pressure. Member services is improving but as in any company there is alot of work to be done. I was a secrectary for the company and I guess didn't make the cut because I expressed my views and people didn't take to them well which I really don't care. Hopefully Goldrush starts giving out pats on the back to people that really need them in there admistration but I don't see that happening anytime. I wish them all the best of luck in there business venture and wish everyone there the best of luck.
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#5 Author of original report

Retraction Letter, I, Jeff Cope, wrote the erroneous report.

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

I, Jeff Cope, wrote the erroneous report. I am not a former employee of Goldrush Getaways. My company was an independent contractor retained by a third party to perform marketing services for Goldrush Getaways. The contract was terminated. A dispute resulted.

I regret having posted this report. I regret badbusinessbureau.com posted this report without checking the validity of all the facts.

My company's issues with Goldrush Getaways have been settled. Do not base your decision to do business with Goldrush Getaways on my web posting, but rather opon your own investigation. My relationship with Goldrush Getaways was not as a consumer of Goldrush Getaways service or products. My relationship was as a subcontractor to Goldrush Getaways.

In all sincerity ~
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#6 UPDATE Employee

Jeff is a vindictive liar

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

I was an employee of Travelbridge and am now employed by Goldrush Getaways. Travelbridge was a complete rip off leaving thousands of angry people in it's quake. I would never have come to work for Goldrush Getaways if it were anything like Travelbridge. Jeff is using Travelbridge's bad reputation to try and get people to think Goldrush is associated with them. This is nothing but someone who is angry and trying to destroy a good company. I love working for Goldrush and can honestly tell you that they service their members well.
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#7 UPDATE Employee

Proud to work for Goldrush Getaways

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

I was offered a position with this organization about 4 months ago. After extensive research, I only found one complaint... this one. I refuse to work for a company that does not service their product. I spent well over 4 hours online, looking for something negitive about this type of business, most of what I was reading was Travelbridge stuff. Before I accepted the position with Goldrush, I presented them with a list of my concerns. I wanted to know what was going to make them different. The answer I received was very simple, SERVICE. I was told, "we service what we sell and we are prepared to hire as many agents as we need." I won't be long winded. I can provide a list of customers who are elated with the prices and service they receive from Goldrush. Service is the ONLY thing we have to seperate ourselves from the Rip Off companies. This is not one of the rip off companies. I am proud to work for Goldrush Getaways.
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#8 Consumer Comment

April 11 Order quashed as having been issued without jurisdiction

AUTHOR: Staff@ripoffreport.com - (U.S.A.)

On May 7, 2003, Judge Pendleton Gaines of the Maricopa County Superior Court quashed (invalidated) his earlier Order to remove the Goldrush Gateways Rip-Off Report on the grounds that the Court lacked jurisdiction over badbusinessbureau.com, LLC.
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#9 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Rebuttal to Invalid Report by Jeff from Sacramento

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

The Complaint concerning Goldrush Getaways is false. The author of the "Complaint", Jeff has admittted that he is not a former employee of Goldrush Getaways. In fact he is a disgruntled former independent contractor, who claims that he is owed money by Goldrush Getaways. Jeff has no inside knowledge on the operations of Goldrush Getaways. Goldrush Getaways is not in any way associated with Travelbridge. All of the individuals who attend a Golrush Getaways presnetation receive a gift. Goldrush Getaways treats all of its members and prospective members with resepct, dignity and Goldrush Getaways honors all of its obligations. There is nothing improper or illegal in the way it conducts its business. As a result of this "Complaint", Goldrush Getaways has filed its own Complaint in Maricopa County, Arizona Superior Court, allegin claims for trade liable/defamation and violation of of the Federal Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. / 1125. In connection with that ligitation, Judge Pendleton Gaines of the Maricopa county Superior Court has signed ans Order, per-approved by the attorney for the Defendants, which orders that the invalid Complaint posted on this website be immediately and permanently removed. In the event that the Complaint is not removed, Goldrush getaways is posting this response so that the consumer will not be mislead by the false report.
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