• Report: #568989
Complaint Review:

Peabody Vacations / Divine Vacations

  • Submitted: Sat, February 13, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, February 13, 2012

  • Reported By: Eddie — Apopka Florida United States of America
Peabody Vacations / Divine Vacations
417 Centerpoint Circle Suite 1711 Altamonte Springs, Florida United States of America

Peabody Vacations / Divine Vacations / Peabody Research, Jeffrey Hirschkorn, Matt McKinley Divine Under Investigation for Fraud and over $51,000 in Worthless checks Altamonte Springs, Florida


*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Court and Judge see through Jeffreys Lies .......Injuction Approved for Dad !!!!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Why after almost 2 years , JEFFREY IS STILL , A Pathological Lier

*Consumer Comment: TIME AND TRUTH ( A FAMILY TRAIT ) Unraveled .



*Consumer Comment: Jeffrey Hirschkorn , Well Known in Floridas Jails !!

*Consumer Comment: Feels Just Like Old Times !!!

*General Comment: Taylor Ward is a phony

*General Comment: Taylor Ward is a pedophile

*Consumer Comment: True

*Consumer Comment: Ex Employee Offers Avice

*UPDATE Employee: Ex Emplyee Has Video of Owner Running Away From Reporter

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Insane Rebuttals to Stop

*Consumer Comment: LMAO!!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Kennedy Misses the Boat - Yet Again


*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Peabody Research & Vacations Inc in NYS 10/01

*Author of original report: Divine Peabody Vacations lies lies lies

*Consumer Comment: Eddie Poirier is to be commended for his perseverance

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Eddie Poirier Uses Predatory Tactics Without Merit

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Buyers beware and read all reports on Peabody Vacations, Peabody Reseasrch and Divine Vacations before making a purchase from this company.

Anyone who buys a vacation from these companies is taking a major chance with their banking information.

Customers have complained about not receiving their itinterary in a timely manner, customers not getting their packages at all, calls not returned by Peabody Reps, Refunds promised were never credited back to the customer, customers cards over charged or double charged, customers complained that they were charged the full amount after only agreeing to a small deposit, other customers complained that their cards were charged hundreds of dollars at other businesses after giving Divine or Peaboody Reps their credit card info, some customers complained that pizza was charged to their cards. Other custoers complained that what they were promised is not what they got. One lady agreed to a $598 package only to find out a week later that she was charged way over $1100 for her travel package.

One customer had the President of Peabody/Divine Vacations arrested for using her credit card to make repairs on his own vehicle at a local Good Year Store in Seminole County Florida, his name is Jeffrey Hirschkorn.

This business has changed it's name to Divine Vacations I assume to get away from all of the bad publicity generated by Peabody Vacations.

I've been doing business with this company since early November and what I am about to state should shock any honest person.

Jeffrey Hirschkorn wrote me a worthless check on his parents account, I might add that his mom has been deceased for almost 2 years and a good person would never associate their Mom, a deceased Mom with a worthless check.

When I attempted to contact Alan Hirschkorn to make him aware of the worthless check wrtitten on his account Jeffrey Hirschkorn had a lwayer send me a ltter demanding I not contact his father and he also changed his fathers number to prevent me from making him aware of the worthless check.

I got a call from my bank on Dec 23rd, 2 days before Christmas and I was told that the check for $5000 bounced. I called Peabody Vacations immediately and Jeffrey Hirschkorn went to my bank and he said he deposited a certified check in my account, but it wasn't a certified check, it was a business check and that bounced as well.

Jeffrey Hirschkorn, President of Peabody/Divine attempted to pay for leads with a credit card that was reported stolen and that cost me $250.

Peabody/Divine made a paypal payment to me for leads that they received in November and then the $1300 was taken back supposedly because Peobody/Divine and Jeffrey Hirschkorn state they never authorized this payment, although I have every e-mail to prove they did. This was done in late January.

I also had a $300 payment made to me recently reversed by this company as well.

This is theft and Peabody/Divine, Jeffrey Hirschkorn and Matt McKinley are about to find out what happens when you commit fraud in the travel industry and when you write worthless checks.

The state of Florida depends on tourism and compaints about fraud are taken very seriously by the state of Florida, and these boys are in for some big time trouble that may get them both locked up.

I have been promised dozens of times that I would be paid for the worthless checks and for all other money owed but they were all lies. Jeffrey even had someone named George Cooper, supposedly his grandfather e-mail me and he promised payments as well and these tactics are nothing but stall tactics. Is this the same George Cooper who made a post in rip offs that he bought a vacation from Peabody?

This business stalls for a reason, it is to prevent anyone from making a complaint as they are just biding more time, just long enough to ge the $498 or $898 charge so they can take your money and run. They delay your package so you can't cancel it when you find out what you were promised was not what you were getting.

After Jeffrey Hirschkorn was arrested on January the 15th for identity theft, forgery,etc I filed a report with the police dept in Altamonte Springs Fl concerning the check for $5000 I was given from his parents account that is currently being investigated.

I just sent a demand for the $5300 worthless check Jeffrey Hirschkorn wrote to me out of his business account and he has 7 days to pay that check or I will be filing another worthless check charge against this company and this individual.

I am owed over $10,300 for worthless checks written to me from Peabody/Divine Vacations.

VIP Travel the company that Peobody was using to fulfill the travel arrangements in November and December  has over $41,000 in worthless checks paid to them by Peabody Vacations.

I might add that Jeffrey Hirschkorn is the person who issued all of the worthless checks, but if you try to contact Jeffrey Hiirschkorn's partner Matt McKinley he refuses to respond to the e-mails or phone calls.

I am also aware of an Appliance company in Orlando who says that Jeffrey Hirschkorn wrote them worthless checks.

I am also aware of a computer company in Margate Fl who says Jeffrey Hirschkorn wrote that business worthless checks.

I am aware of an AC company in Florida who was written a worthless check for over $7000 by Jeffrey Hirschkorn, President of Peabody/Divine Vacations.

I am aware of employees who worked for Peabody and Divine who have not been paid.

If you do a search on this business and it's owners you will find dozens civil and criminal court cases in Orange and Seminole County Courts in Florida.

Jeffrey Hirschkorn will rebut this and say I was paid all money owed, but people use common sense, if I was paid why would I go through all of this.

He denies everything and he admits nothing.

Bottom line is this, this business has is DISHONEST.

Why doesn't Matt McKinley defend his business or his shady partner?

Guilty by association.

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#1 UPDATE Employee


AUTHOR: NVRFORGET - (United States of America)

It seems since my last post ,as I claimed I would check to see if Jeffrey Hirschkorn would appeal the latest loss in seminole county court against an Injuction his Father ( Alan Hirschkorn ) won against him , Well looking in the clerk of court web site , under document search it seems that Jeffrey has an abundance of outstanding Judgements against him about 75 or so at least that I found , even an outstanding IRS judgement , + court Judgements etc.

The suprise was that under this current year 1/10/12 an appeal showed up , so I checked it out this was made by jeffrey, a new addition to this year , NOW dont get me wrong ( LOL ) I expected a new appeal , But not on an existing Judgement already heard , apealed , denied , apealed again , and also Denied again ...!!!!! LOL

But AGAIN APEALED ! This came on the heals of the decision of his latest loss I bet , and Jeffrey thinks that due to a new Judge that would hear this apeal he would bullshit his way around .But

I did say But this time around the Seminole county 18th judicial district court and it agents Judges , apa`s , clerks etc, Didnt waist much time or resources in Denying his apeal . This was for the "3 worthless checks" he wrote to Bob for rent that He and his Dad never paid . 
Jeffrey lost and has to pay Bob the face value of those checks , its public information and jeffrey cannot get away from it .. No matter How many times he apeals it.

The Irs will get there claim too, Also a new forgery charge may be coming forth , as while jeffrey was encarcerated he filed false documents and also signed names to it that were not his. ( is anyone suprised )

So as I stated also in my last post Jeffrey has showed he has no intention on changing when he is released , He continues to Date , even while in jail , to show his colors  < and the system sees through it and will no longer waiste very valuable resourses on his B.S. (((( LLLOOOOLLLL )))) .
But as they told me at the court "its very funny and we can always get a chuckle" when jeff is in town .

Clerk of court , seminole county , property search jeffrey , criminal search Jeffrey , civil search Jeffrey
inmate check Jeffrey -( D15364 ) inmate # present location Tacoma -
Join the vine program if you have been a victim of jeffreys past crimes , they will notify you of his movements .

BEWARE !!!!!!!!  Jeffrey R Hirschkorn !!!!!!!  and all his Aliases  ,  will we getting out of jail this July 1st or so,  7/01/12 or there about so far !!!!! Beware ,  No Suprise he will try to do it again ...... and we will be watching !!!!!! Hope you will too......
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Court and Judge see through Jeffreys Lies .......Injuction Approved for Dad !!!!

AUTHOR: NVRFORGET - (United States of America)

As this day Feb, 2nd ,2012 - court in order , Jeffrey was present , along with many of us , It was a good day as jeff rembled on and on , getting very Irate , and everyone finally realizing jeffreys intent on shareing his fantacys of reality , But along with evidence on hand His dad was able to overt another bad situation where Jeffrey would get control .......

Permanent Injuction in place , Jeffrey has no other choice now but to realize he now is on his own and must do the correct thing and take responsibility of his past , present , future actions , and be a responsible person .

He must begin again in the right direction and maybe if he can get past his bad ways , he may have a chance at some sort of decent future . He must embrace the restitution he must pay to some , cover the judgements required to some , and pay the debt required to the law as they require in multiple counties , running and hideing and schemeing will only compound the issues and Jeffrey will end up with no future or life for sure ..... Maybe after that He may realize some friends and maybe down the road in years to come His dad may even want to say hi to him from afar .( Maybe )

The hurt and issues surrounding jeffreys past has impacted many in a very devistating way , and he has to realize that now if there will be any at all forgiving from anyone . but this will need much proof and a dedication to doing the correct thing with those around him in the present and to do the correct thing to those he has hurt in the past that still even wanna be bothered at all .

Jeffrey should be honored if even past victims are somehow connected to him from the payments he needs to make to them , you never know that may be another way to prove his intent to correct his criminal ways .

I know that it will be a while before I will even consider forgetting , and the actions jeffrey makes after his release will decide for me if I can begin the forgiveing process . But that will ultimately be up to Jeffrey and his actions apon getting out . At this point I feel Jeffrey will be the same , as he gave the impression in court nothing has changed , and still blamed everyone of a conspirasy against him . This was not the case , its about protecting an old man from the little parts of a gone wild son , that thinks he can still take advantage and use in full or part his relationship with everyone even his dad and abuse the love and trust he once had and be allowed to do it again .

The world has changed dramatically in the short time jeffrey has been away / Jeffrey Has to change now as well , for the better or else ,  Back to the Jail cell he will end up . Hope he can come to terms with that . I will be watching as many others are and do hope for the best outcome . This is definately not the end though , I will be watching for Jeffreys appeal on this matter and that will also give information on jeffs present intent , Jeffrey has lost every appeal , in every district court , every municipality , and every counter claim on all his convictions and charges against him and also any claims he has made on others .

Lost every battle and war he has waged against anyone and everyone , as jeffrey used to describe his actions in this manner . But Good has beat up bad every time - the temporary feeling of sucess dosent and didnt mean that the ultimate was not eventually going to crush down on him . It Did ! and it will AGAIN !!! if changes are not made !!!!!!  stat . even his past facebook pal Ken wont be able to assist , It will only make a bad situation worst . ( salt on a wound ) never a good thing .
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Why after almost 2 years , JEFFREY IS STILL , A Pathological Lier

AUTHOR: NVRFORGET - (United States of America)

After 2 years Jeffrey still has not learned his lesson , He will lie to the very lawyers representing him , he will lie to the judge and the courts , and he has , he is still filing false charges and forgeing others name on legal documents.

Jeffrey still has court dates he will be in attendance for . ( Feb 2nd 2012) orange county .
This it seems is for the permanent Injunction against Jeffrey from His Dad (Alan) who gives the impression he wants nothing to do with Jeffrey.

If this is true its probably the best thing , I have witnessed how in the past Jeffrey would lash out at his father just for calling up.
I have seen the rage when jeffrey does not get his way , and have seen him fall apart when in a small Jam of his own making. ( If you have seen the clip of Jeffrey from channel 6 , steve coopers report ) You will also see for yourself .

Jeffrey almost knocked over , reporters  , and when he entered the vehicle he nearly ran anyone and everyone over with the car , If it werent for Bob Ross taking the keys out from the car , definate injuries would have occured. (some little girl going to see Mickey Mouse could have been in another car Jeff potentially would have hit .)

Thank you Bob .

Also the deterent for the stop of that vehicle as I looked at it over was that Eddie Poirier had a vehicle that just happened to be in the right place at the right time to allow the vehicle to stop for that moment ,  just before Jeffreys final escape from authorities in another direction.

An Injuction By Alan is necessary but what really needs to be done is Jeffrey to stay in Jail.

He is a danger to all citizens where ever he is , He will hurt people , families , businesses, pets for only his own selfish thoughts and profit.

Jeffrey has most recently tryed to bring past partners to court , forging others names on the complaint document to try to suceed in his false claims , All for nunka ( nothing) he has failed fortunately in ALL his attempts as posted and documented by all the courts and in all the details of those procedings.

But jeffrey still Lies to all , about everything. Even his cell mates and boy friends. He has contacted his Jewish rabbi , who even though Jeffrey cheated and lied to them , they are willing to attempt to help him get a place to live and even a job.( wow )

Jeffrey impersonated a christan and scamed a church in his recent past as well , not to many people know this but I do , he will try anything on anyone no ethics , no empathy , no real feelings tward any victims , All B.S. - All....   The Hurt Jeffrey has imposed on me , my family and my children are lifelong to the scars...... I will not ever forget and no I wont let it go , time has not seemed to heal the type of hurt he deliberately imposed , and I can never heal this , for I live it still each and every day . I hope that the other victims continue to remember and keep this from happening again to others as well , I do know a handfull are , and hope more get updated as well ... from me and others.    Jeffrey gets out in july 2012 ,  as is posted on seminole county jail site His inmate # is D15634 , anyone can see , Victims can join the V.I.N.E. program and get notifications on his present whereabouts . I hope when he gets out he dosent live near me in my neighborhood , or county , I hope you are careful if he is in yours.

Beware ! and keep watchful eye , or you to will fall prey on Jeffreys scams.  
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AUTHOR: Equalizer !! - (United States of America)

It seems that everyone following The Hirschkorn / peabody Vacation Scams , are correct as Information is being transferred by and between Victims and the court system as well as Hirschkorn family members ....... THE LATEST IS >>>>>>......

Jeffrey as he sits in jail is Currently soliciting monies for and into his jail account as listed on the jail web site , from unsuspecting inmates and their families , this information will be transmitted to the Jail for investigation as well as passed to the states attorneys and judges to be presented at his upcoming appeals and other court hearings......

Also recently His father (Alan Hirschkorn) is either falling back too that which he taught his son Jeffrey ( scam and cheat and Lie ) or Alan picked up a few Bad habits and is now soliciting money from the Parents of students he Drives around in his school bus at Oceola county school . 

This is definately against the school policy , and borders if not fully Criminal fraud . Also as stated in past posts allegations of Pedifilia have surrounded Alan and also Jeffrey in the Past . ( Not Good )
Jeffrey has also extended his future thoughts to include statements and threats to his Father Alan
and others, that he is unhappy with and intends to inflict some sort of straighten this out when he gets out ........

There is more to this story than meets the eye , and there are still many watching from within and around to keep matters updated and recent . To those that intend on pursuit of more charges shortly I am fully together with you  , You know of whom I speak . and for some others I will continue to watch and contact you in similar of past , and also continue to post here on ripoffreport in a variety of areas pertnant to Jeffrey Hirschkorn / Alan Hirschkorn / Peabody / Devine Vac / etc .
I HAVE SEEN other web sites in other areas of internet that show These cheats , Alan , Jeffrey and other states as well ( Vicinitys of NY ,NJ ,Conn, Del ,FL , GA , )  their names pop up as people of intrest in certain areas. this will be followed up as well . The Fire dept of New york , and a few schools , here and there , also DMV and a few online bad checks are some areas to look and inform them of the recent actions / locations , of Both or either of the Hirschkorn scam clans past and present Information .

I personally Look forward to when jeffrey gets out and Violates his Probation to see personally he gets put back in for the remainder of his Life . All the new ways he is learning to scam and cheat are just another way to catch him and return him Back to his lifelong cell ..

Alan soon will be joining Jeffrey as His situation is getting serious , It seems as though he Now lives alone , Lately hes been spotted doing all of the tasks on his own , and asks for outside to help pay his bills , and threatens to not pay his rent / phone / cable and just get out of his apartment by leaving them all high and dry .
He will soon resort to pay them all by check ( worthless of course ) sound familiar . He has few friends but those closest to him are vulnarable to his scams of repayment , of loans or promise to pay back . His recent application to DCF for food stamps seems to have been falsified already not showing his full income so to get More foodstamps from the state . ( Sound familiar again )

Alan Beware !!!!! Student or Teacher - No excuse to scaming the state of florida or the institutions that are there to help you .  You will lose the very little you have . Stop Now while you have the chance . Jeffrey was warned by many people . He didnt listen .... What will you Decide .... ??????
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#5 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Robert Ross , real landlord - (United States of America)

The Battle waged by jeffrey to me ( Jeffrey Lost )

The War waged by Jeffrey at me ( Jeffrey Lost )

The Judgement denied me By Jeffrey ( Jeffrey Lost )

The Freedom we all enjoy , not Jeff  ( Jeffrey Lost )

We all will See ya Jeff when you get out in  sept , 2012 , ( For Now !! ) anyway ......
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#6 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Robert Ross , real landlord - (United States of America)

 Yes fellow victims who are watching , as been told prior , I had a court appearance , Jan 20th
in seminole county , and Jeffrey was there , as was Eddie poirier .
Jail doesent seem to agree with jeffrey He looked very withdrawn and skinny , the pictures from the mug shots make him look heavier than he is .

Very skinny and as foolish as ever , He tryed so hard to utilize his law skills on me and the
court , but it didnt work , MY skill and efforts won a judgment against the poor b*****d
 and I will follow it through to the end , weather I get it or not it was the war and the battle I wanted to win ,

And done just that , I will be following his progress in the jails he goes too , and follow the probation and officers in charge of him and his life. Its all public , for all to find out where and when and who .... I will be there .as others will . I found

It was Jan 20th 2010 I 1st met Jeffrey and his Dad and it was Jan 20th 2011 I saw Jeffrey in shackles hand and foot , and won the battle and the war he decided to start . I will continue to g
 follow up till I am satisfied . I also Know a few other victims are still folowing up as well , as for the other charges I was gonna file , Well My bubble was burst when I was told it wouldnt be worth it
to me , Jeffrey would only plea guilty and it would be added as time served concurent so I didnt bother to invest anymore waisted time. But I will if it would be fruitful and gets him more time .

I would encourage anyone still holding out to file the charges , while he has no choice but to appear to all dates at all counties , His Dad gave me a statement to read in court from him since he has an Injunction against Jeffrey and I handed it to States attorneys to file with all the other
stuff I had , Pictures , checks , accounts , etc .... I gave them copys of DVDs of evidence and will follow through with the IRS , Post office and the fed reserve till I get results .... I will post on other threads and Links as well with copys of the letters he sent me and the final judgement as well....
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#7 Consumer Comment

Jeffrey Hirschkorn , Well Known in Floridas Jails !!

AUTHOR: Robert Ross , real landlord - (United States of America)

Yes , I was the Landlord of this jerk , He didnt know when to walk away , that choice landed Himin Jail , He is now touring the FL state correctional facilities , and he will wind up back in the seminole county area shortly ,

Jeffrey will not be rid of the likes of Me and many other victims that go by the various names of Nvrforget ,Bounty Hunter , Equalizer , Broke ex employee , GPSMonitor , NoBull , and there are a fewmore as well ...

He has about 24 mos in jail then startes his probation aprox 8 yrs worth and also his Pay back in restitution to the various victims as well , He will stay within the guid lines of the Probation because with the collective monitoring of us all , ifhe spits the wrong way and we get him , he will due more of the time he should have done anyway ....

So everyone Have a Happy New Year 2011 and beyond .... More to come .....

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#8 Consumer Comment

Feels Just Like Old Times !!!

AUTHOR: Equalizer !! - (United States of America)

In a recent comunication with a past victim , the latest word is Jeffrey is still looking to buck the system , by sending letters and asking judge and PD .to discontinue or throw out other charges that are pending , in seminole and , also in orange counties 

But so far as all attempts have thus far failed , orange county has rescheduled a recent hearing to Dec 22nd 

Also DOC has seen fit to make jeffrey feel more at home , by having changed his former cell for no apparent reason in the middle of the night. This was a laugh , seems as though even in the tank jeff cant seem to stay in one place for any period of time ... LOL

Also it seems that jeffrey has been asking for money he is in need of some toothpaste and shampoo , His claims have been to have to sell his meals for imeadiate needs ....LOL . ( I guess that makes for the weight loss in a past photo (MUG SHOT) shoot .


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#9 General Comment

Taylor Ward is a phony

AUTHOR: THE TRUTH - (United States of America)

 Taylors father said to him before he died "Taylor this is a world where a man is defined by what he does and how well he does it, if a man does nothing he is nothing. We are only as valuble as we allow our selves to be, always remember to allow yourself to prove to the world what type of man you are." Talk about letting your father down. Taylor does nothing Taylor you have scammed and lied and now you are scamming and lying to your own child. YOU have proved yourself as NOTHING. You have proved the type of man you are is pond scum Nobody believes your lies not even YOU you are good for NOTHING

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#10 General Comment

Taylor Ward is a pedophile

AUTHOR: THE TRUTH - (United States of America)

Would you let a sex offender near your child?
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AUTHOR: THE TRUTH - (United States of America)

Taylor Ward is the EVIL ONE with NO SOUL and NO REMORSE all of these post are from him do not be dooped by his lies
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#12 Consumer Comment

Ex Employee Offers Avice

AUTHOR: Broke Ex Employee - (United States of America)

Call the police if you had an unauthorized charge placed on your credit card.

Call your bank.

Call the local business that had your unauthorized charge was made at, ask them if they know Jeffrey Hirschkorn or Peabody or Divine.

Call the local Police if you received a worthless check.

Fight back and share the video of Jeff running scared.

It's too bad that Matt and Edger and Tayor aren't also being charged with crimes as well, they are just as guilty as Hirschkorn is.

Employees like Keith Day who claim  IGNORANCE enable people like Jeffrey Hirschkorn and Matt McKinley and Edger Albando to rob the innocent tourists all over the USA.

Watch this incriminating story now and share with all!



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#13 UPDATE Employee

Ex Emplyee Has Video of Owner Running Away From Reporter

AUTHOR: Broke Ex Employee - (United States of America)

The Owner was caught running like a scared rat from a Local Action Reporter.

The only thing missing is actually seeing the Stolen Pizza being delivered.


There is a link to the video within the story, MUST SEE TV.


Does Jeffrey Hirschkorn look like an innocent man to you?

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#14 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Insane Rebuttals to Stop

AUTHOR: traveler19 - (United States of America)

It is enough! I have had enough of this site. It is a viaduct for people to express concern and comment on good things. But, my company has gone through the mill and it will stop.

I am no longer going to waste my time commenting on this other than to say see you in court Eddie Poirier. You have just upped the anty.
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#15 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Disgusted - (USA)

You said, "We have been selling vacations for quite a longtime. Now, prior to the license being issued on 11/09, we were based out of Long Beach, NY..." 

Whether that statement is the truth or a lie, it has nothing to do with what Peabody Vacations has been doing in Florida since November. AND AS USUAL, Jeffrey, you failed to provide any form of documentation that would support your assertion; therefore, I took your advice: "So, when you do your homework. You should do it correctly and without hesitation."

I searched it out on the Internet, and was successful in finding one article about you that contained "New York", and two travel-related words: "travelers checks" and "Hampton Inn". Actually, it is an article that has already been referenced on this site (Report#538596). Does it ring a bell?

And finally, Jeffrey, I want to note that your title "KENNEDY MISSES THE BOAT - YET AGAIN" was, literally, your confession...



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#16 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Kennedy Misses the Boat - Yet Again

AUTHOR: traveler19 - (United States of America)

There is no disparity here! We have been selling vacations for quite a longtime. Now, prior to the license being issued on 11/09, we were based out of Long Beach, NY, which by the way does not require a Seller of Travel. And, only at that time, when we created an office in Florida, did we have to conform the locality laws and regulations.

So, when you do your homework. You should do it correctly and without hesitation. Take care. And, yes, please stop this ridiculous comments.

See, Eddie Poirier will learn shortly of what he will be dealing with.

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AUTHOR: Disgusted - (USA)

Once again, Jeffrey Hirschkorn posts an inane rebuttal, and unwittingly validates the point that was being made...

There was no argument that Peabody Research was incorporated in 2001.  The certification from the State of New York was part of the documentation found here:


Neither this document, nor the one you posted, contains the wording "Peabody Research & Vacations".  

Now, Jeffrey, it would have been easy to prove that you have been licensed to sell vacation packages in Florida prior to November 17, 2009.   A copy of your expired Seller of Travel license would have certainly done the trick!  Oh, that's right...it doesn't exist -- just like the confirmation numbers for my Carnival Cruise!  

Thank you for confiming my suspicions, Jeffrey.  I think I will take your advice and settle down with a good book tomorrow.  Since it's President's Day, the Florida Dept. of Consumer Services will probably be closed.  ;-)


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#18 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Peabody Research & Vacations Inc in NYS 10/01

AUTHOR: traveler19 - (United States of America)

Well, Brenda Kennedy! What else can I say, but you're way out of control. And, by the way, Divine Vacations was done as a DBA name as mandated by the State of Florida.

For proof of incorporation of Peabody Research, the parent company, of Peabody Vacations, one should search the Office of the Secretary of State for NY and it will show the following:

NYS Department of State

Division of Corporations

Entity Information

The information contained in this database is current through February 12, 2010.

Selected Entity Name: PEABODY RESEARCH CORP.

Selected Entity Status Information
Initial DOS Filing Date: OCTOBER 23, 2001
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE

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So, in closing, those who do not wish to understand the incorporation process, I can provide a lesson for you. It is Business 101! And, Eddie Poirier continues to do harm to himself and that will be played out in the coming days and weeks. Hey, Brenda, Monday is President's Day, take the day off from complaining and actually do something worthy: read a book!
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#19 Author of original report

Divine Peabody Vacations lies lies lies

AUTHOR: Eddie Poireir - (United States of America)

Folks, this will be my last post but I must address comments made by this con man. My postings are to the consumers and always have been and to help educate them against a company that has some pretty poor business habits. Mr Hirschkorn uses the posts to defame and to belittle his critics and he makes no attempt to address legit claims. Why doesn't his partner come to Peabody's defense?

It has been my goal to make as many people aware as possible that Peabody Vacations and Jeffrey Hirschkorn are very dishonest and can not be trusted and I wanted to point consumers in the right direction so they could file a complaint if they had one. That is why I started responding to posts in this web site, as I wanted the people to know the truth from someone who knows the truth, me!

There are many active compaints that the state of Florida is currently investigating concerning Peabody Vactions/Divine Vacations and of course Peabody Research and if you call them they will be glad to tell you how many active cases they have so when Jeffrey Hirschkorn says there are none, that is an outright lie.

Call them yourself and ask them, their phone number is 850-488-2221.

There also are several criminal cases that have been filed concerning Jeffrey Hirschkorn and Peabody/Divine Vacations that are currently working their way thru the judicial system.

Why doesn't Peabody Vacation address how it is that the President of Peabody/Divine Vacations was charged with Forgery, Identity Theft, Grand theft and 2 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card on January 15th of this year. Jeffrey tells others the case was dropped, but not true.

How is it that a customers credit card somehow was involved with paying for Jeffrey Hirschkorns car repairs?

Why doesn't Peabody/Divine address the court date set for March 2nd at 1:30PM at the Seminole County Courthouse?

Why won't they address all 6 charges Jeffrey Hirschkorn is facing on that date?

Why doesn't Peabody/Divine address the fact that the President of the company has written over $51,000 in worthless checks to 2 vendors in 2 months time?

Why doesn't Peabody/Divine address the fact that they used a stolen credit card to pay for leads?

Why doesn't Peabody/Divine address the fact that they lied to their bank when they did a charge back on my account for $1300?

The President of Peabody/Divine has written worthless checks to Auto Comp in Margate Florida, and still has not paid them the money they owe, why don't they address that other than to say the owner was "irresponsible"

The President of Peabody/Divine wrote worthless checks to a used appliance store in Orlando and still hasn't paid them yet and claimed he was the owner of the house the appliances were delivered to.

What about the worthless check to the AC company that still hasn't been paid?

The President of Peabody Vacations has a long history of writing worthless checks that goes all the way back to 2001 and still continues today.

Why does Peabody/Divine keep changing their name?

Why does Peabody/Divine keep changing banks?

Why does Jeffrey Hirschkorn have 10 different bank accounts?

Why does Jeffrey Hirschkorn write checks from addresses that are over 3 years old?

Why does Jeffrey Hirschkorn write checks on closed accounts?

Why don't they post that the President of Peabody Vacations has a court date in Orange County Fl on April 26th, 2010 for a worthless check that he was arrested on December the 15th for.

Why doesn't Jeffrey Hirschkorn mention all the judgements listed against him that I just found in the Orange County Fl Civil Cases Site?

Why doesn't Jeffrey Hirschkorn mention that Southeast Steel won a judgement in Orange County Fl  recently and are now garnishing his wages?

Why does Peabody/Divine allow Jeffrey Hirschkorn to continue to have access to customers banking information?

Why have so many people taken Jeffrey Hirschkorn to court?

Why has Jeffrey Hirschkorn been evicted from so many rental apartments in the past few years?

There are too many issues with Jeffrey Hirschkorn and his company Peabody/Divine Vacations, too many charges, too many checks, too many court cases. No one should do business with a company that he runs as you can not trust him to pay you or to deliver the prouct you bought.

The President of Peabody also is very dishonest in his personal life and that has to have an impact on whether you can trust him in his business.

I'm also thinking that most honest people won't trust someone who was arrested for Forgery and Identity Theft.

I realize that one wothless check all by itself probably doesn't show intent, but several worthless checks written from the same account absolutely does show intent. I have had several other vendors who were ripped off by Jeffrey Hirschkorn who were nice enough to give me a copy of their checks and all that does is bolster my claim that Jeffrey Hirschkorn intentionally wrote me 2 worthless checks intentionally.

I look forward to the day that Jeffrey Hirschkorn is arrested for fraud, and then for writing the worthless checks. I also look forward to the day that the state of Florida drops the hammer on this fraudulent business and on all responsible parties.

I'm sure the state attorneys office will investigate this company fully as the state of Florida has a major problem with businesses who commit fraud.

I will be a witness for the state of Florida in at least 2 cases and I suggest Peabody/Divine stop trying to intimidate this witness and anyone else who has the nerve to speak the truth about this company.

P.S, all of us are going to see to it that Peabody Vacations and all employees who have committed a crime are held accountable to the full extent of the law. You gotta love the internet, all of us victims have all found each other and are sharing information and connecting all the dots for each other.

It's not slander if it is true, and it is all true.

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#20 Consumer Comment

Eddie Poirier is to be commended for his perseverance

AUTHOR: Disgusted - (USA)

Eddie Poirier:

Thank you for taking the time to submit this summary of the many reports that can be found here. It will be helpful to new visitors to this site, and should encourage them to carefully review all of the postings related to Peabody Vacations, Divine Vacations, and Jeffrey Hirschkorn.

Jeffrey Hirschkorn blows a lot of smoke, and it is apparent that he actually believes that he is exonerating himself by doing so. For example, he seems to feel that he has invalidated my complaint filed with the Florida Dept. of Consumer Services. Did he not think that I would respond to the load of BS he told them, or request a copy of the proof he submitted?

Thank you, Jeffrey, for proving me correct! Your submission verified that my vacation package was not fulfilled to spec, and that substandard accommodations were booked using my credit card, without authorization, to pay your vendors. I would be glad to share my response with you via e-mail if you dont want to wait until the State delivers it via USPS.

As expressed in a previous posting, it is my opinion that Jeffrey Hirschkorn is his own worst enemy. By continuing to blow smoke, he motivates people to do everything possible to clear the air, and is keeping them engaged in the process of undoing his dirty deeds. The more time people have to spend talking with their banks, businesses associated with Jeffrey, and the Florida State Dept. of Consumer Services, the more opportunity they have to keep these interested parties in the loop. Eventually, all concerned will have the information needed to evaluate Jeffreys fitness to do business as a licensed Seller of Travel...

Jeffrey wrote: <By the way, each complaint received by Peabody Vacations has been satisfied and closed based upon the standards set forth by the Florida Department of Consumer Affairs and Agriculture.>

FYI, any of the complaints filed are still in his record, and can be reopened at any time if new information is presented. Furthermore, he might want to brush up on the Florida Statues governing Sellers of Travel, which state (in part):

The department may deny or refuse to renew the registration of any seller of travel based upon a determination that the seller of travel, or any of its directors, officers, owners, or general partners:

Has been convicted of a crime involving fraud, dishonest dealing, or any other act of moral turpitude;

Has pending against her or him any criminal, administrative, or enforcement proceedings in any jurisdiction, based upon conduct involving fraud, dishonest dealing, or any other act of moral turpitude;

Jeffrey also wrote: <Peabody Vacations has been in business since 2001, and this is the first time we have had such a problem with a disgruntled vendor>

Perhaps Peabody Research LLC has been around since 2001, when Jeffrey Hirschkorn worked as an IPO commentator in New York, but the Seller of Travel License for Peabody Vacations was issued on Nov. 17, 2009.  I have a copy of the license, and the wording makes it appear to be a new application, as opposed to a renewal. I will certainly inquire with the State of Florida about this, for if it is not a renewal, then Peabody Vacations was selling vacation packages before being licensed.

Some internet searching also revealed that the Peabody Research LLC was registered in the State of Florida under the names of Jeffrey Hirschkorn and Matthew McKinley on 10/28/2009. This was a new filing to do business in the state. Information submitted by the applicants as to the nature of the business in which the corporation is engaged read as follows: OPERATE A PUBLISHING COMPANY; WHEREBY PUBLISHING AN ARRAY OF PERIODICALS. The record of filing for the fictitious name of Divine Vacations, with the owners listed as Matthew McKinley and Jeffrey Hirschkorn, took place on 12/2/09.

All of this leads me to conclude that Jeffrey was, as usual, blowing smoke when he claimed that Peabody Vacations has been in business since 2001.

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#21 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Eddie Poirier Uses Predatory Tactics Without Merit

AUTHOR: traveler19 - (United States of America)


I want to first off respond to the problems that Mr. Poirier points out. And, you can see how off base he really his.

Lawsuit has been filed against him for slander, economic deprivation of revenues and not to mention that a stalking charge is being investigated by the Seminole County state attorney's office.

If anyone has a question related to business practices of Peabody Vacations, then they should have no problem contacting our attorney William Rosenfelt at Bogin, Munns & Munns in Orlando, Florida.

Furthermore, I will not comment on the pending court matter in Seminole County other than communicating to you that Bryan C. Hugo has been retained and that a positive outcome will arise. Hey, Eddie, watch me! You're going to see some fireworks coming your way. And, that is a promise.

Leads! Lets talk about selling leads to my company that have already been used in other places where you promised exclusive rights for 90-days.

Yes, I do have the right to cancel any and all payments under the Fair Debt Collections Act. His continued harassment against myself and my partners is truly amazing. I urge him to proceed with his methods. He is barking up the wrong tree.

Furthermore, his threats and empty promises are just amazing. Perhaps, he should look in the mirror and see what he actually does.

Refunds when necessary are processed in a timely manner. Customers do receive the packages within 5 business days as we now fulfill through a company associated with Sabre Holdings, an indirect affiliate of AMR Corp. So, his claims of not getting packages out to clientele is hogwash. With regard to VIP Travel, they were not involved in any transaction with this company other than sending out packages to people who were affiliated with Beach Cruise & Travel. See Mr. Poirier forgets that Beach Cruise & Travel LLC is also under investigation for its business practices. How so? Simply, a developer cannot extort monies or ask for monies to be advanced for the fulfillment of a vacation until such time that a person contacts the company to set dates for travel. Any and all other monies remain in escrow with Bank of America. And, if anyone would like access to such, I would certainly be obliged to do so.

More importantly, Mr. Poirier watch yourself. You are treading in an area that you do not know.

By the way, each complaint received by Peabody Vacations has been satisfied and closed based upon the standards set forth by the Florida Department of Consumer Affairs and Agriculture.

I just want to end with one note: Peabody Vacations has been in business since 2001 and this is the first time we have had such a problem with a disgruntled vendor because he feels the need to vent. How about us getting burned with leads sold to various call rooms? And, I got the proof from many customers and business owners.

Mr. Poirier is in direct violation of an attorney's letter from Bogin Munns & Munns not to contact myself, my company, my family, my partners, through direct and indirect correspondence. So, this only deepens he faces in the coming days.
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