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Complaint Review: Wholesale Escape

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  • Submitted: Wed, October 02, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, October 02, 2013

  • Reported By: Reberto — Texas
Wholesale Escape
85 South Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston, South Carolina USA

Wholesale Escape 1st Choice Sales and Marketing They are selling false claimed travel membership packages Charleston South Carolina

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Bought a travel membership this July, and it turned out to be a scam. They basically lied to us on the face and had us signed the right to use their web site for discounted travels. But it turned out to be al lies. There is nothing about their "services" are true. Called to cancel the service  and never returned our call.

Searched the internet and found a lot of similar complaint. And just today I found that Noth Dakoda Atterney Generals office just won a travel scam case against these people. The information is on their web site:

http://atg.sd.gov/News/NewsReleases/NewsReleasesView/tabid/441/itemID/3123/moduleID/719/view/597/Default.aspx

 

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1st Choice Sales and Marketing, Inc. Representatives Enter Guilty Plea for Travel Scam

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :   Tuesday, April 16, 2013 
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605)773-3215   

  
 1st Choice Sales and Marketing, Inc. Representatives Enter Guilty Plea for Travel Scam


PIERRE, S.D  -  Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Angie Lee-Barnes, 38, Daniel Island, South Carolina and Teresa Poston Duffee, 50, Georgetown South Carolina, pled guilty to one count of failure to inform buyer of right to cancel, class 2 misdemeanor. Sentencing will be scheduled in June.

Charges stemmed from sales presentations that were conducted at a Sioux Falls hotel in December of 2012. The questionable presentations generated numerous consumer complaints to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. 1st Choice Marketing enticed consumers with fraudulent travel vouchers promising airline tickets from an airline that is nonexistent. In addition, the voucher notification includes a statement which reads “This is not a timeshare or land sales offer.” Once consumers called the number listed on the notification, they were instructed in order to redeem the travel voucher they would have to attend a meeting that would last approximately 90 minutes. In addition, they failed to provide consumers with the necessary three day right-to-cancel notification form.  

As part of the agreement, restitution in the amount of $19,304.00 will be returned to consumers. 1st Choice Sales and Marketing must send certified letters to each consumer who signed up for this “travel service” indicating that they may cancel the contract at any time. Upon receipt of the cancellation the company will have 10 days in which to issue a refund. 

This case was investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.
 

You can file a complaint at www.consumer.sc.gov

Let's stop these people from ripping off the cosumers like us.


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