Complaint Review: Anyminute Travel / Pacific Palm Destinations - Woburn Massachusetts
Anyminute Travel / Pacific Palm Destinations Travel Scam Artists Woburn, Massachusetts
*Consumer Comment: Need to speak with you asap please
*General Comment: can not reach company
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: PACIFIC PALM DESTINATIONS response to Report #5
*Consumer Comment: Pacific Palm Destinations AKA Anyminute Travel
*Consumer Comment: oh please
*Author of original report: Original Author of Negative Review Setting Record Straight
*Consumer Comment: A Friendly Suggestion
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Pacific Palm Destinations
We got a phone call asking us to attend a ninety minute presentation in exchange for a free cruise. When we called to ask if it was a timeshare, they said no. So we figured what the heck. The presentation was good...it offered a license to travel discounts that only travel agents have. We were shown travel savings we were amazed at and told that with the license we would have 24 hour access to their hotline which would help us find these prices by cutting out the middleman. It all made sense at the time...it really did. They were good. This license was willable, lifetime and our families could use it. It seemed like a good investment. We were dumb. It started at 7995 with a 199 a year renewal fee. We asked if they could call back in a month or so. Nope..this was a one time offer only available tonight. Then, they brought a very sweet looking young man over to "help" us out. He brought the price lower, knocked off a few services we would not need, etc. until we were down much lower. We went for it. Signed contracts, etc. hook, line, sinker. The sinking feeling hit us as we reached the car and we began research on the internet as soon as we got home. I found the name of the man who gave the presentation associated wirh a 2009 lawsuit in Texas by the Attorney General for the exact same scam he had offered us...people complained of never receiving passwords to his software, of finally receiving passwords and then discovering those deals they were presented with were nowhere to be found or there were ridiculous restrictions or that they could find better deals on the internet. We were promised an average of 20-50 percent savings. We found next a mugshot of our salesman on the internet. This was getting worse and worse. We called the very next morning to cancel our purchase but were told we signed a legally binding contract. We were told they would see what they could do, but legally we were obligated. They said they would call back. Upon further research we discovered that there is a rule about a cooling off period-- we were legally allowed to cancel within three days according to the federal government. They never informed us of this, nor were there any cancellation papers. We also found another victim of this scam on craigslist..they had been taken for 5000 not a week earlier in RI. They had the same salesman we did...I believe they will be filing a ripoff report as well. They waited to receive their password and did not for a week...by then their cancellation period was over and when they went online with it there was nothing. Their phone calls went unreturned. Long story short...buyer beware. If they dont let you test their product out or wait to think about it, etc. it's a scam. We were happy we caught it when we did. We cancelled our credit cards and got duplicate licenses with new numbers. I hope someone goes to the bathroom during one of their presentations, looks them up on their phone, and finds this report. Do not do it. Walk out and away. We still have not received a call back but we are dealing with it through the Attorney Generals office now...
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