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  1. Angry Casino Royale, Las Vegas, Fraudulent credit card use.

    Booked Casino Royale, Las Vegas, Credit card was debited for full amount, Hotel deny taking the payment and are reluctant to answer emails. Beware of making bookings at a Best Western Hotel. Customer relations are clearly not important to them.

    Started by James How, 12-05-2013 02:22 PM
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    12-05-2013 02:22 PM Go to last post
  2. Exclamation Vrbo site is insecure - do not use

    VRBO is extensively used by many but has a major security flaw that has apparently impacted many (ourselves included and we are getting to know of others - VRBO have also acknowledged this security issue). This has to do with the nature of their...

    Started by Trusted Traveler, 11-27-2013 11:45 AM
    maui, phishing, rental, scam, vrbo
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    11-27-2013 11:45 AM Go to last post
  3. Mayan Palace Scams? HELP

    In mexico there is a Timeshare company called MayanPalace located all over their major tourist destonations, they are also a hotel & resort. I believe that my mother may have been scamed by them because I was there and they lied about the...

    Started by rolundo, 07-03-2006 03:29 AM
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    04-24-2013 12:52 PM Go to last post
  4. Angry El Cid- Mexico Timeshare Fraud

    We were approached at the airport by the offer of a cab ride. Tired and confused, we agreed to the "free" cab ride in exchange for a $50 deposit, that would be returned to us, in addition to some free tours, if we attended a 90 minute, no obligation...

    Started by carpedediem, 09-23-2008 06:58 AM
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    04-23-2013 02:33 PM Go to last post
  5. Angry Sundance Vacations - Spirit Incentives

    I received the certificate after attending a Sundance Vacations meeting (supposed to be 60 min and took almost 2 hrs). The certificate is for 3days/2nights at 3 locations including roundtrip air fare. I activated the certificate from Sundance...

    Started by TommyD, 11-25-2007 12:13 PM
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    02-01-2013 05:18 PM Go to last post
  6. Thumbs down CAUTION: Eros Travel/Air Tkt

    I wasn't quite sure where to place this, but as the "Vacation" (essentially a trip to spend the holidays with family in the Rockies) never happened and the ticketing of the trip and subsequent events with the staff/manner of doing business were...

    Started by Host Bonjour, 12-19-2012 07:38 PM
    air tkt, argumentative employees, discounter, eros travel, lies, scam
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    12-19-2012 07:38 PM Go to last post
  7. Chateau World Resorts in Alberta

    If you plan to visit the Banff Gate Mountain Lodge & Spa or Chateau Canmore in Canmore Alberta, please be cautious. The director of these companies in up on criminal charges along with his otehr companies (Royal Club Interantional and Royal Club...

    Started by Buzz Aldren, 08-21-2006 10:21 AM
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    11-06-2012 10:54 AM Go to last post
  8. Trip Mate Insurance

    I would alert any traveler considering using Trip Mate travel insurance from Missouri to avoid them at all costs. I was cheated of $2300. My wife became terminally ill and I was not refunded my money because she had a pre existing condition in...

    Started by 63pmpg, 01-05-2006 02:35 PM
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    08-03-2012 01:52 PM Go to last post
  9. Angry SCAM ALERT: Avoid TravelSafe / TripMate

    I purchased travel insurance through TravelSafe which is essentially TripMate for our group travel last April. One of the people in our group fell sick a few days before the trip so had to cancel. I called up TravelSafe to inform them about it and...

    Started by sjdude, 06-25-2009 05:30 PM
    nonpayment, scam, travelsafe, tripmate
    • Replies: 1
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    07-19-2012 01:24 AM Go to last post
  10. Unhappy Special-T Travel

    I'm from Australia & last night, at around 8:30pm I received a phone call on my mobile/cell phone from a private number. I am currently waiting on a new job offer and thought it could have been them, although it was a strange time to call. I...

    Started by slm4355, 08-21-2009 11:37 PM
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    07-16-2012 09:36 AM Go to last post
  11. Sudden AA mile requirement hike? Paranoid?

    I have posted this on another forum. Trying to get as many eyes on this as possible. I am really getting frustrated :( here it is ... Am I being paranoid? 6 months I've been searching for vacation airline tickets. During this search,...

    Started by aikkid, 06-25-2012 02:40 PM
    aa advantage mile scam, american, mile hike
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    06-26-2012 09:54 AM Go to last post
  12. Airbnb

    Does anyone know anything about the site "Airbnb"? We will be traveling to New York City in a month or so, and were considering staying in a room in an apartment rented by the night. It is close to where our daughter will be going to school so...

    Started by TammyD, 07-21-2011 08:30 PM
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    06-25-2012 02:37 PM Go to last post
  13. how travel scams happen?

    is there really a scam travel? let me know about it. thanks and happy new year!

    Started by atazhee26, 01-02-2011 05:44 AM
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    01-03-2012 04:05 PM Go to last post
  14. Help We've Been Scammed!!

    I have placed this post in the Sundance Vacations Scam thread.

    Started by drw6611, 02-04-2011 02:33 PM
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    09-29-2011 06:58 AM Go to last post
  15. London Choice and Explore Global- 9 Albert Embankment Apartment Rental in London, UK

    BEWARE: Do not use LONDON CHOICE, THE ULTIMATE HOTEL ALTERNATIVE or EXPLORE GLOBAL, LTD! I had a terrible experience renting a flat for my family of five in July, 2011. I had booked a flat at 9 Albert Embankment in London at a rate of 195 pounds per...

    Started by JupiterGirl, 09-20-2011 01:22 PM
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    09-20-2011 01:22 PM Go to last post
  16. Legacy Travel in King of Prussia, PA - Is it a scam?

    We just had a very bad encounter with Legacy Travel. We had received a postcard stating that we had been selected to receive a 7 day/6 night cruise with airfare on Carnival. When we contacted the 800#, we were told that it was actually an 8 day/ 7...

    Started by momoftwins14, 03-23-2011 03:28 PM
    scam, travel agency
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    04-07-2011 11:01 AM Go to last post
  17. Scam stories

    Been contacted by a seemingly shady company offering free airfare or hotel stays? Have tips or tricks for avoiding travel scams? Share your thoughts on our brand new Travel Scams board, and you may see your story in an upcoming edition of Traveler's...

    Started by MelB, 02-13-2004 03:01 PM
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    02-23-2011 03:45 PM Go to last post
  18. Thumbs down Wild Rose Vacations

    These guys are in Edmonton, Alberta and do presentations like a timeshare but they are a travel club....beware anyone in Edmonton going to one. They promise amazing savings and then when you sign and try to book with an agent they don't call back...

    Started by william65, 11-27-2008 12:55 PM
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    11-27-2010 06:20 AM Go to last post
  19. Change for a Euro?

    Hi all, I just got back from Egypt and several of the local hawkers were trying to get change for a number of Euro coins. It seemed so frequent that it must be a scam but I couldn't figure out the angle (alternatively, it could be that Europeans...

    Started by Code Monkey, 01-08-2008 03:10 AM
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    07-27-2010 05:04 PM Go to last post
  20. European caught in the Mayan Palace Scam

    I have already posted yesterday under the Mexico thread, but have also found this heading with many more brave victims continuing the fight against the Mayan Palace. To those who reckon Mayan Palace employees are writing these reports and then...

    Started by European Traveller, 07-03-2010 12:59 PM
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    07-16-2010 03:52 AM Go to last post
  21. Angry DC Scam - Fantasy Vacations / Leisure Connections

    Attended a sales presentation on the invite of Fantasy Vacations whereby I was told I would listen to a presentation then receive a voucher for free airfare and lodging in one of five fine cities. High pressure sales presentation with several...

    Started by dcscam, 09-06-2006 01:41 PM
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    07-15-2010 08:54 AM Go to last post
  22. Thumbs down VRBO Caveat!

    :mad: I have used VRBO several times and have been very pleased; however, I paid $862.50 deposit on an "Italinate Mansion" in Amherst, VA. Turned out, we had to cancel. I contacted the owner giving her almost THREE MONTHS notice (that was beginning...

    Started by Melissa_T, 06-22-2010 05:24 PM
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    06-22-2010 05:24 PM Go to last post
  23. Post Hello, this is my first post on Yours site

    Hello, this is my first post on yours site, I thing it's great. I'm reading it for some time. This is my first post on Yours site. Thank you in advance for all possible answers.I am From USA Nice day is it today, but I have a question for all...In...

    Started by poluroud20, 11-12-2006 11:17 AM
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    04-11-2010 02:49 PM Go to last post
  24. Sprint Incentive Cruises

    Hello! Went to a timeshare presentation and got a certificate for a free 7 day cruise. I picked 3 dates online and got a confirmation letter, saying they will contact me within 45 days of the 1st date picked. Anyone actually go on one...

    Started by krmlaw, 02-01-2010 02:44 PM
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    02-01-2010 02:44 PM Go to last post
  25. Beware Grand Mayan/Mayan Palace Mexico Tours!!!!

    While on an 18-day visit to Playa del Carmen Mexico, we were approached at a store on 5th Avenue by what appeared to be a worker in the store asking where we were staying. When we told him, he asked if we would be interested in taking a tour of the...

    Started by KCH, 01-10-2010 06:29 AM
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    01-22-2010 06:13 PM Go to last post

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