Believe we just got scammed by a bogus travel company called Latitude and Longitude. Cost is $8995 but reduced $1000 for military, $1000 for signing up on the spot, and $1000 for not taking promised 2 free airline tickets and Olive Garden $30 free meal... all offered by phone call if attend 90 minute presentation.
Total cost $6245.
Promised 30-60% off all travel vacations by serving as a Wal-Mart... their only income they argue is the $249 yearly fee that keeps you a member (once you pay the initial $8995 fee). They boasted of 150,000 members. You can cancel at any time they say... they are very slick and answered every question with savy. The only problem... they look like a shell with a bogus travel company (they said they have 350 employees in Casper WY... (can't find them listed except for a suite on an office floor) and they boasted they are a multi-million $ company since 1990.
When done, they have you sign about 15 documents in a rush to process your membership. The catch is that in the 3 day right-to-cancel papers there is small detail of 15% fee for processing if you cancel (for us this will be about $1000). We immediately protested by calling our credit card and they said they will dispute the charges. I'm sure it is going to cost us at least $1000 when we are all done... if not more.
First began to sense it was a scam when I looked at the documents they gave us closer after the closing. No clear addresses... except for a processing company in Delaware. No web sites except for the one he showed me at the presentation... but found the same web site under a different name used last year A2Z. What just a front with a membership required to enter so you couldn't check it out on site. No addresses for the company in Casper... just a suite in an office building.
They have operated in the past under other bogus names such as Vacation Travel Club and A2Z Vacations. If you google these, you will find the same scam. AVOID THEM. Would love to join a class action lawsuit against them to shut them down once and for all.