Luckily I found this thread - these folks are still operating as they are currently in Minneapolis Minnesota. From the specific descriptions of others in this post it appears to be the same organization. For example the Sales Presenter was a small, muscular guy who I believe name is Richard who claims to have purchased a beautiful Mercedes Benz convertible for $28,000 through the club. At the end of the presentation when we asked about the organization he got extremely defensive and aggressive as we walked away he called saying "sir, and the sad thing is you'll have missed out on this opportunity" and could feel the guys anger. I had one of their pamphlets in my had and as I was walking out a staff person took it from my hand. They are now going by the name "Professional Travel Services" and offer the Gold membership for $6000 and the Platinum for $5000. Another interesting thing is I think they have staged people in the audience as we noticed before and afterwards a few couples going across the street in a closed business parking lot smoking cigarettes and seemed like they were part of the scam. These staged people were nodding at the presentation and the presenter continued to interact with them throughout. In addition, after the presentation he segmented the audience into two groups - one group with mostly younger people and families and a second group of older couples. They then talked to the older couples first while the other group waited in the cold conference room of the hotel for 30 plus minutes.
I did a search for the company name on the Internet and almost nothing so think they may hire a internet PR company to clean up blogs and information on them or perhaps because they continue to change the company name there is no definitive sites or threads.
Watch out - keep your feelers up as I see even sophisticated smart people who are suspicious and cautious can be conned. Just look at the program "American Greed" on CNBC sometime and you will see what I mean.
received pickup notice today 06-07-12 from Air/Marriott PKG, P.O.Box 90250, Houston TX 77290 phone# 1882671898. As seen on: FOX BUSINESS, CNBC and travel CHANNEL. package content 2 round trip airfares on any U.S. Airlines Plus 3Days/2Nights @ any Marriott or Hilton.
Free Vacation Scams
"Congratulations! You have won a free, 4-day, 3-night vacation for two in beautiful, sun-drenched Bermuda." Sound too good to be true? It is. When you get a postcard or letter in the mail (or an unexpected phone call from an unknown company) promising a complimentary vacation in an exotic spot, someone is probably trying to make you a victim of the free vacation scam. Don't fall for it.
If you are first contacted through the mail, you will be asked to call the company to claim your vacation. But there's always a catch. In the most common form of this scam, to be eligible for the free vacation you will be required to pay a service charge or to purchase a membership in a travel club, and that may cost you as much as $200-$300. Don't pay it. And do not, under any circumstances, give the company your credit card number or even just its expiration date.
If you do join a travel club that happens to be run by a con man, here's what you can expect. You will receive a travel packet describing your vacation. But there will be many restrictions on when you can take your trip. You may also be required to pay an additional handling charge of up to $100 to book your reservation. The travel dates you prefer will very likely be unavailable. If you complain, you may be offered an upgraded plan for still another additional fee.
If you are one of the few people who actually receives a vacation, you will most likely be booked into substandard accommodations. Most people who join a fraudulently operated travel club will never receive anything. Ultimately, as the law closes in, some vacation scam operators will close down, move on, and set up operations elsewhere and bilk other unsuspecting consumers of their money. You will be left without the promised vacation and a much smaller balance in your bank account.
Many recently detected vacation scams have operated out of Florida, Houston, and the Los Angeles-Orange County area. But such operations can originate anywhere in the country and can be easily recognized by their common characteristics, as outlined above.
If you have been victimized by a free vacation scam or fraudulent travel club, or if you receive a suspicious solicitation from one in the mail, please contact your postmaster or the nearest Postal Inspector.
Free Vacation Scams
"Congratulations! You have won a free, 4-day, 3-night vacation for two in beautiful, sun-drenched Bermuda." Sound too good to be true? It is. When you get a postcard or letter in the mail (or an unexpected phone call from an unknown company) promising a complimentary vacation in an exotic spot, someone is probably trying to make you a victim of the free vacation scam. Don't fall for it. most recent scams originate from florida, houston and las vegas if contacted by mail contact your local postmaster or postal inspector
I got the same card although I didnt call if these guys are for reall great if not they are commiting mail fraudf so if its a scam and it can be proven then they can get nailed big time through the usps
I have an "appointment" with them tomorrow at the hilton inn.. 7245 Commerce Center 80919 at 12pm, we won't be going, but you can.
I also won a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada OR Anywhere* in the Continental US!
How did I get so lucky? Seriously, I must of signed up for some for some BS on the web recently and got sold out.
Location: Loveland, CO
J & M
Received the same card in the mail in Loveland, CO 5/8/2012
Same info "Vegas Package" at PO Box 90250 Houston, TX 77290.
The phone number is 1-888-267-2810.
FOX Business, CNBC and Welcome to Las Vegas logos on the card.
Picture of Las Vegas strip on the back.
Inform friends and family to stay away from this scam.
Did you go to the seminar?
Florida Seller of Travel ST37652 = The Product Fulfillment Center LLC.
Note the address in Spring, Texas! It is close but not accurate. The real address is 25314 Winding Willow Lane, Spring, Texas 77373. The Florida company and also the Texas company Product Fulfillment Center LLC owner is Matthew S. Williams:
His residential tax record 25314 Winding Willow Lane, Spring, Texas 77373:
Yes I am getting the mailings too. Now we all know who is responsible:
The Product Fulfillment Center LLC (Florida)
Product Fulfilment Center LLC (Texas)
Owner: Matthew S Williams
25314 Winding Willow Lane
Spring, Texas 77373
5290 Northwest Mayfield Lane
Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34983
Phone: (Florida) 954-937-6288
Telephone numbers on the cards:
They are also operating under "Vegas Package" at PO Box 90250 Houston, TX 77290. I received a card today, dated April 14, 2012. The phone number is 888-267-2810. FOX Business, CNBC and Welcome to Las Vegas logos on the card asking for a $49 registration with a value of $700.
Do not call!!!
Now they are operating from a new address and phone number. I received a card today, April 3, 2012. The address is Gift Fulfillment, PO Box 90250, Houston, Texas 77290. The phone number is 888-267-2798. They are also using FOX Business, CNBC and Welcome to Lss Vegas on the card asking for a $49 registration with a value of $700. If something says FREE, to me that means $0. I did not call. I pulled it up on the internet. People if somethng sounds too good to be true, it probably is. DO NOT send your money to anyone, because then it is not free, so they have already lied when they said it. I live in Louisiana. Thanks for posting the information!
I went to a seminar in Pearland Texas, they asked for th same amount too ,i mistakenly sent them the money and no respone either,whoever you are do not come back in my area i do remember ,you will not go to jail,I will do you wrong asyou done to me and others.
Does any one know when they may be in the Denver area again. I have a score to settle with them. 10-18-11
I'm in the same boat. I sent $29 first and they asked me send $150 for both tickets. It's been 6 months and no reply from them. I sent enquiry they said they never received my chech even though I have a proof of cashing the money order from USPS. I sent couple reminders but no of use. I am
Planning to complain to Tx attorney general and FL attorney general. Please let me know if have details
WE went through the entire procedure and have not yert rfeceived our tickets. I guess it is a scam and I will be reporting Pro-center Proomotions and Global to the TX Attorney General; the Florida Attorney Genera and the US Attorney General. Mayve that will wake them up!
Found this number on my caller id.
Received a postcard saying I had been verified to receive lodging plus airfare for 2 to Las Vegas. I just needed to call this number for details.
I received the same post card as Charlie. Something from "Travel Provider" in Spring, TX. It says that I get plane tickets from Southwest or United.
I'm calling Southwest to see about this.
Me Too! Went to their presentation in Austin- refused to buy because they would not allow any time to consider the info they presented. Sent in my check for $100 and was told that It was recieved too late- after the designated date- although I mailed it back the day after I received it. How are these people allowed to continue scaming people like this? Aren't there any laws to stop them?
Went to their promo in San Antonio TX and received a voucher for a free 7-day cruise. Sent it in to Travel Gift at PO Box 1449, Spring, TX 77383 and received a "Reservation Request Form" asking me to send $100 and let them know when I would like to take my free cruise. I sent the information they requested along with $100 which they cashed, but haven't heard anything. That was Jan, 2011. Was told by a friend that this was legitimate, but since there's no way to contact them and they don't respond to emails on their www.trip-info.biz website, guess I've been taken for $100. Glad it wasn't more. Thanks for the info; wish I had read this sooner. All others, avoid Global. Glad I didn't sign up for their $4000 scam.
got the exact same postcard D mentions. decided to look up the postage permit 919 and found this. to the TRASH it goes!
I received a post card that is exactly same as D's. Now, it is in the wastebasket! I live in Houston surburb area.
I received a similar postcard in yesterday's (3/14/2011) mail - one side of the postcard has the Carnival logo and "Complimentary* 7 Day Cruise;" The printed side of the card has a presorted first class US Postage paid West Palm Beach FL Permit 919 "stamp," the Carnival logo and Olive Garden logo, stating "In celebration of our Anniversary in your area, You have been selected to receive a Complimentary 7 Day Cruise for 2 with an outside cabin, leaving from any major port in the U.S., including Galveston, TX. Call with 72 hours. You will also receive as a bonus Dinner for 2 at Olive Garden or Red Lobster." Below my name and address it reads "We have been trying to contact you! (This is not a timeshare or land sale offer). Toll Free: 1-855-813-4476 Monday - Friday 10am-7 pm, Saturday 10am-2pm CST." On the left of the card, it reads: Cruise Itinerary Galveston TX; Ticketing ID Confirmation Number, Name of Traveler, Port of Call 1, Port of Call 2, Port of Call 3." Then follows Gift Fulfillment, P. O. Box 1449, Spring TX 77383. And finally, in very fine print "Certain restrictions apply. Call for details of participation. This promotion is not sponsored by or affiliated with Carnival Cruise Lines, but they are a major supplier. Deposits, processing fees, port charges and taxes are the responsibility of the recipient." On the very bottom, there's "sample itinerary."
As stated by others, there is no company name anywhere on the card.
I live in Houston TX.
I knew this offer was to good to be true so I called Carnival Cruise Lines and was told by the representative that they did not have any offers like this now that she knew of. She told me it was possible that this was a timeshare company but the post card stated otherwise! She didn?t seem concerned about the Cruise logo on the card but did state that Carnival Cruise Line had nothing to do with it. Not much help. I googled ?Gift Fulfillment? didn?t see anything related to my situation. I also googled the telephone number but not much luck finding anything out there either. I then thought it was a bill collector or a number where money is charged for the call so I never called. I finally googled the entire Gift Fulfillment, P. O. Box 1449, Spring TX 77383 info and came up with this page.
I'm glad I check it out on the internet before wasting my precious time and possibly getting scammed! I?m usually a victim of scams like these but not this time! It was worth doing the research in advance! ?Fool me once, shame on you!. Fool me twice, shame on ME!
I too will recycle this paper and put it to good use.
I wish this info. helps in putting an end to this scam, especially during an economical time like this!
Just to she s little light on everyone's theories about this company, Global Services Network. I, unfortunately, for approx a 2 week period was an "employee" for this so called company. Trust me, their hiring/recruiting is just as much of a scam as their vacation offers. Here are a few of my experiences before I walked out after approx 2 weeks.
In the 2 weeks I was their, the company actually changed it's name. Global Services Network is an umbrella company of sorts. They operate multiple timeshare type vacation sales operations. The one I worked for had a different name when i started, however about 5 days after i started, i came in and their was a different name on the front door of the office. Literally overnight, they scraped the door and had new logo and name printed on the glass. (from the original name to Global Services Network). When I walked into the presentation room, the office owner/manager had a ladder and with one other employee, were taking down all the fake award plaques off the wall and replacing them with identical awards just with the name Global Services Network printed on the plaques instead of the old company name. Such a sham.
I was in an actual office, it wasn't these Hotel setups everyone is speaking of, but it was the same vibe. High pressure to sell a vacation package. The sick part was, I found out that what you pay $3900.00 for is a damn CD from a "partner" called Direct Resorts that just installs on your computer and has a simple interface which provide links to websites to book discounted vacations. The sick part...you can access ALL these links straight from the internet without buying ANYTHING from Global Services Network or Direct Resorts. I know because i Borrowed one of the CD's to learn more about the product and soon realized i was being asked to sell someone a $4000 CD with internet links on it. I immediately quit. I never gave 1 presentation to unsuspecting customers, I quit long before that. They do not pay employees, its 100% commission, although, very high pay, if i could get someone to buy the CD for $5,000, i could make $500 off that sale, and the % was a little less based on the final price you settle on with the customer. not worth scamming people. I repeat, you get absolutely no benefit from joining their vacation club. All they do is provide you with links to discount travel providers, that you could access without every being a member, as long as you knew the name of these companies, and their websites, only they charge you thousands for these links.
You will not get your free gift, there is no free gift. It's a scam. The vacation product they sell is a scam, the whole operation is a scam. PLEASE stay away from these people at all cost. Inside experience. Theres a lot more going on there thats shady, but I dont have time to get into an essay.
Both my partner and I received a similar postcard in yesterday's (3/7/2011) mail - one side of the postcard has the Carnival logo and "Complimentary* 7 Day Cruise;" The printed side of the card has a presorted first class US Postage paid West Palm Beach FL Permit 991 "stamp," the Carnival logo and Olive Garden logo, stating "In celebration of our Anniversary in your area, You have been selected to receive a Complimentary 7 Day Cruise for 2 with an outside cabin, leaving from any major port in the U.S., including Galveston, TX. Call with 72 hours. You will also receive as a bonus Dinner for 2 at Olive Garden or Red Lobster." Below my name and address it reads "We have been trying to contact you! (This is not a timeshare or land sale offer). Toll Free: 1-877-594-860 Monday - Friday 10am-7 pm, Saturday 10am-2pm CST." On the left of the card, it reads: Cruise Itinerary Galveston TX; Ticketing ID Confirmation Number, Name of Traveler, Port of Call 1, Port of Call 2, Port of Call 3." Then follows Gift Fulfillment, P. O. Box 1449, Spring TX 77383. And finally, in very fine print "Certain restrictions apply. Call for details of participation. This promotion is not sponsored by or affiliated with Carnival Cruise Lines, but they are a major supplier. Deposits, processing fees, port charges and taxes are the responsibility of the recipient." On the very bottom, there's "sample itinerary."
As stated by others, there is no company name anywhere on the card.
I live in Tega Cay SC, so these folks are making their way around the SE now it seems. After all your posts and information I will not even call. I do hope someone can benefit from the information I've provided here.
I also went to see them in Colorado Springs CO in January and after the seminar I told them I thought it was a scam and of coarse they gave excuse after excuse. After reading all of this I now know. I did call the hotel and they are calling their corportate office to alert other Hampton Inn's. This is a good way to get the word out. If hotels refuse them it may cut down on their scam
Man, I feel like a sucker. I went to their b***s*** convention last month in Pueblo, CO. That offer sounded to good to be true. I only sent them $29 but I still want to rip their throats out. How are these people still doing this??!
I just received a post card offer from Gift Fulfillment, PO Box 1449 Spring Texas 877-594-8610. The post card is designed to look like it came from Carnival Cruise Lines and states "In celebration of our anniversary you have been selected to receive a complimentary 7 day cruise for two. I contacted Carnival and they said they had nothing to do with the offer and I should contact the BBB. They were not concerned that this was a scam and had no plans to do anything about it. I mentioned that this group was using their name and logo to pull off the scam and if you allowed it to continue then they are an enabler and an accomplice. The response was not our problem and we are not concerned. I have cruised with Carnival for the last time. How could you trust a company with your safety and well being if they care so little about people using their name to scam the public.
They are still at it. I am near Austin, TX and just got the postcard from "Gift Fulfillment" in Spring, TX with a West Palm Beach, FL stamp. I'm glad I looked it up before calling. That letter is going in the recycle bin so it won't be a total waste of paper.