Report: #69077

Complaint Review: Travel International - Tampa Florida

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  • Travel International 2780 E. Fowler Ave. PMB 201 Tampa, Florida U.S.A.

Travel International said I would receive a Visa or Mastercard to help re-build - reestablish my credit Tampa Florida

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I was told that I had been approved for a Visa or Mastercard with a $2500 credit limit and that there was a one-time fee of $299 which would be debited from my checking/savings account on whichever date I specified. And as a bonus I would receive a Mini-Vacation Package to Cancun, Mexico for 4 days/3 nights. I was told the package would arrive by Federal Express and someone would have to sign for it. Once you signed for it and I used the card, it would automatically be activated. Then all I would have to do is get a cash advance and put the $299 back in my account.

Well, after about 3 to 4 weeks, I finally did receive the package, but to my disappointment, there was no credit card in it. There was a credit application to fill out to receive a Stored Value Mastercard with a $2500 credit limit, in which my employer had to put the funds in my account in order for me to use this account. Well, I HIT THE ROOF!!!! There were some phone numbers in this package.

So I called and I spoke with a lady who did not identify herself. She said they had been getting calls for Travel International, but that, that was not her company. So she in turn gave me another number 1-866-849-1644. I called that number and got the "Customer Service" Dept. for Travel International (so they said). I spoke with a person named Mark whom I proceeded to tell him that I received this package but there was no credit card in it and I told him that this was fraud and a scam and that I wanted my money back. He told me that a credit card was never supposed to be a part of the package, but in order to get a refund, I would have to mail the package back to him at 2780 E. Fowler Ave., PMB 201, Tampa, Florida.

Well, reluctantly, I mailed it back and they did receive it. So I called him again. The second time I spoke with him after sending the package, he said that he had to wait to get a release from Travel International in order to refund my money. I asked him why? He said that this was his procedure for giving refunds and he told me to check back with in a couple of days to see if he had received anything. So I checked back with him like he said and he said that he had received the files from Travel International and that my money would not be processed until after they closed at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 10th and that my money should be in my account by Monday, October 13th.

Then I called back on Friday, Oct. 13 and he tried to claim that he never told me he had received anything from them. He said that he hadn't heard from them since Oct. 1st. And that he had been trying to contact them, but had not gotten any response. Now he claims I have to write another letter to the other address in Dallas, Texas in order to get my money back. In my opinion, he is Travel International and is still continuing to run a scam on people and needs to be stopped.

Why would he tell me to send the package to back him only to have someone else send me a refund? That doesn't make much sense. It would make more sense to send it to whoever issues the refund, instead of a third party. There is also a young lady (Mark's Assistant) named Christina who is supposed to be able to help you when Mark is not available, but she doesn't seem to know anything at all. So I proceeded to ask Mark for a phone number direct to Travel International and he said that he couldn't give it out. Then I asked for an e-mail address, he said he had one only for his use.

If this company hired him (as he stated they did), then what is the big secret about getting info to get in touch with them. That's why I say that this guy named Mark is Travel International, running this scam under another alias, ripping more people off and then who knows what. PLEASE, help me and so many others to at least get their money back w/interest.

Thank you so very much. I hope this information will help catch this sucker and put him out of business.

Covington, Virginia

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