Would you know a SCAM if it punched you in the nose? Check your nose.
If you let them steal $100, they'll just try to steal more and more. If you want to be a scammer's wet dream, this is your big chance!
I just spoke with someone at Dynamic Premium asking about this voucher and sending in money. He told me that it is not free and would cost about $100 pp for the airfare tickets on any major airline. I'm not sure what to do now because that is still much less than spending full fare.
They are a tacky bunch of sales guys and I would never sign up for their program. Of coarse my husband is always ready to bite and we get into a tiff when I'm the bad guy and say no! I would love to hear from some people who have taken advantage of the vouchers with good results.
I went to Hampton Inn in State College this past weekend and listened to the same BS. Adam was extremely rude. When is someone going to stop this scam. Did anyone ever respond about how to help shut them down?
Would love to see this scam operation totally shut down. We were scammed in the same way but stupidly sent in $70 and then saw (I should have checked the Internet first!!!) what a scam it was.
Hey Marc,I went to Long Islad presentation too and I got free cruise and free airfare in June.I was ready to
activate the free vacation and by reading carefully the instructions,there are fees for registration.
Continuing reading I got to line 6 were reads "This offer is subject to availability".At this it got me worry to
The point to start asking questions,so I wrote an e-mail asking if I will be refunded the activation fees in
case that the offer is not available.well nowone has reply back yet.I also try to contact them by phone and
No luck.Good luck to you
Just went to the Plainview one -- Sea Breezes is the supposed company with Dynamic Premium Incentives as the supposed marketing company giving out the 2 free airfare with hotel "gift". Seemed sketchy, but especially after reading this.
Anyone interested in making a visit with me to the Plainview 4 Points Sheraton and fixing this the old fashioned way?
Have you ever heard anything from Wonderland Incentives, my wife and I fell for the Sea and Ski package but never mailed in the money for the free cruise or airline tickets. After seeing all the complaints on the internet about wonderland I think we will pass.
Went to presentation in Plainview for free airfare (no cruise). They used name of Seabreeze Travel Club. Same set up - $9,000 to join travel club. When we said no - another salesman came over and tried to tell us we could have it for half (buying balance of a default). Received gift only after signing that they were not responsible if it didn't work since it was a third party giving voucher. Was told about taxes and fees but not that an activation fee was required until after sitting through entire presentation. Was extremely leery about this whole set up from the beginning but when the salesman held onto the gift certificate until he walked us out of hotel to our car, it became spooky. Did research and found out Dynamic Premium Incentives was Wonderland and that they had numerous complaints with BBB and a grade of F with them. Decided not to send activiation fee. Will follow up with a complaint to AG of New York as they have been at the Sheraton in Plainview for at least 6 months perfecting their scam.
Call your credit card company and dispute the charges. I would not count on the free trips. I investigated Wonderland Incentives and they have numerous complaints against them.
LC Replies Has anyone actually paid travel smart for the Travel Club. Did the people that paid Travel Smart,have they recieved the free trip from Wonder land Incentives? I called Travel Smart they hired Wonderland Incentives as a marketing company.. We joined the club at the Preeintation on Long Island NY. I would like the trip. But I dont want to be involed in a scam. How can we get our money back from Travel Smart. This is false advertisng. We went to the presentation because we recieved a post card stating that we won a free trip.Who can we call for help.IF THIS IS A SCAM.
Anything back yet? We just went today got them down to 3200 and then 2100 for 3 years of service. Manager was rude and annoying. We left without buying.
We were the guys in Green shirts for St. patrick's Day. I think after reading all this stuff it would be wise to cut our losses at just the time and not fork over any money to a company that seems to be a scam. I think that the pitch was done in the Hilton seemed to give the appearance of being credible but now we know better. This has all the markings of a scam.
It did strike me odd when I asked for Kylie's email address or corporates address that she did not give it. She just redirected the question.
I think we were at the same presentation. What do you think about that voucher, will you be using it? I'm very skeptical. Let me know if you get anymore information. Thanks
The telephone numbers that were used for me were 1800 979 3091, 602-414-4593 and 862-684-5694
We went to the Travel Smart Presentation at the Huntington Hilton yesterday. We were lured in with the free Cruise and airfare. They had sent us a postcard. We sat through the presentation. Kylie was our speaker. She was nice and personable. After the presentation, Adam came to speak to us. He was rude and arrogant. He became annoyed when we said this was not for us. He then said "oh you can't afford this." We looked at him and disagreed. He then asked for credit card we told him no. He wrote on the paper "Gifts/Donate" and told us he was donating our gifts. He stormed off. Kylie came over to try and make the sale. I told her forget it. If this is a sampling of the customer service then forget it. She asked me to write a statement so that she could send it to corporate. They claim corporate is in Winter Park, Fl. I have googled the company RSG and can not find them or TravelSmart. Wonderland Incentives has a few complaints like the ones listed here. Now I know it is probably not wise to send them any activation fee. What can we do to shut them down?
My husband and I also went to the March 4 session at the Plainview Hotel. I was immediately leary when I saw the way the tables were set up in the room .( one couple sat at each table) The presentaion was high pitch lasted an hour. We also went for the 'free' cruise. After the presentation, a rep sat with us and tried very hard to get us to sign up. He also dropped the membership price from the initial $9000 to $3800, if we signed up right away. We refused and he finally left us obviously very annoyed he didn't win us over. We were also concerned that no literature or business cards were given to anyone and there were no addresses or phone numbers listed anywhere. The cards they gave for the free cruise/airfare were laminated so if you tried to write on them the ink could smear. Since when do you have to pay any activation fee and cruises do not have security fees due to 911 (I've been on several crusies.) I'm sorry I filled out those forms at the session.
Don't send them any checks, remember your checks have your bank name, account number your name and possibly address and even your signature
I called information and got the phone number for the Post office in Woodbridge, VA perhaps everyone should call the post office and complain about Wonderland Incentives and if they are legitimate PO BOX 2265. The Post office number is 1-800-275-8777.
Hi, we went to the presentation in long island and received the ''free" cruise and airfare vouchers as well. After reading the posts online, we are debating whether to even consider mailing them. Did you hear from them or received the package from them yet. If not, are you considering any legal action against them. I would certainly consider it just in spite.
Travel smart people not a company is giving away same Wonderlandincentives.com cards in Plainview for 90 minute presentation for free cruise and airline tickets in Plain view area of Long Island N.Y. travel smart is not a company and has no web site.wonderland does not take credit card and has No Street Address , personals don,t give out their full name or business cards .They are just Richard ( if its True ) with European accent ,others Sam Jennifer etc. If some one gave away fess for registration Good luck , What about the form every one filled out with their personal information , Income etc , Where are Attorney Journals for all these States NY, PA, Va ,CA and God knows how many more States.
Yeah. And everybody gor their interest rates lowered and got a free government grant.
Funny how you can find this page but can't read what's on it. You're a scammer's wet dream honey.
So did you receive the airfare and cruise?
could you let us know. I too went this sunday feb.12,2012 I would like to know the outcome,
I got the same robo call and invitation to the presentation, turns out I already brought it, just never used it. So it turned out to be a refresher for us, and a chance to get a free cruise. After watching it again I decided to actually use the program, and so far it seem to work. Granted, my trip is in October. I will post again when we go.
The Free Trip. Who does not like a free trip? My husband and I have decided to used the free voucher and maybe I am just a bit impatient but I am becoming a little worried. We sent the check to Wonderland Incentives on a Friday, and of course it was to the PO Box, and they cash it as soon as the bank opened on Tuesday. It has been almost a week and we have not received any words so I call 4 times and get no answer, leave 3 voicemails, get nothing and finally I send an e-mail and get something back. I feel a little relieved, but still worrisome. Our 15 days are not up yet but if we don't receive anything soon I will file a lawsuit with the District Attorney, on mere principle. I don't want this to happen to anyone else.
DC Policy Guy
I actually do remember entering a drawing- thinking it was legit as it was at an Arlington, VA sponsored event. Anyhow- I got a call in September- I was traveling and couldn't hear- and didn't make it to the presentation. Basically all I had heard was "free cruise"- which is what I was interested in- but knew it wasn't free.
3 Feb 2012 I get another call - you're got a free cruise "aha!"- just come to a 90 min presentation. I wasn't really sure I was going to to... but it was a Saturday morning, I had nothing better to do, the chances of getting something free were probably small (though they did say on the phone Free BUT $49 activation fee per....)- but what the heck.
It went pretty much as described above. I arrived at the hotel the presentation was at and talked to the hotel manager/front desk- just asking questions. What do they think about the group, how long have they been there (a month)- did they pay to rent the conference room (yes)- etc. The hotel staff said they seemed a little wishy washy.
So I go back, they ask me to fill out a sheet- see an ID (I do) and then a credit card. I would not actually give it to them- I asked what for and they said "we just want to know that you have one"- I showed them the card with numbers covered up- that was fine. That alleviated most of my concerns.
Then they took us into the conference room, tried to sell. I knew I wasn't buying- I just wanted to see the specifics about the cruise. I went through 4 people- each of who offered me a different deal at a lower price to try to get me to committ (in all honesty- the vacation club didn't seem too sketchy and have an A+ on Better Business Bureau- but it also says they are BBB unaccredited- I don't know what that means but take it for what its worth).
Anyhow- I ended up saying no (because I'm good at it)- and got the card to mail in for the free vouchers- but reading what I've read here- not sure I will since I haven't heard anybody say that they actually had success.
We too went to this presentation. We had agreed we would not buy anything. They kept offering money off... like $2000 off of the original $7000 buy in to the first three couple who purchase. They have their name written on the white board and are wisked away into a private room for a contract. Then they offer this to another two couples who grap it. We were among the last two hold outs. They came to our table with the same $2000 off that the first people jumped on. After holding out we got the deal for $2400 total. Two stars and 4 expressways which if you attended this you will understand is a better deal then most got. We have booked our first vacation through the agency and have gotten exactly what they promised. A resort hotel for $159 for the week...WEEK. This free trip is absolutely a scam but the travel agency seems legit. Just hold out til the very end.
I, too, got a recorded call from America West- but telling me I'd won airline tickets and a one week cruise on either Royal Caribbean or Carnival cruise lines. But that I needed to go up to a certain address on Tri State Parkway in Gurnee, Illinois for a "reception" to claim my tickets. Has anyone actually gone to one of those "receptions"? If so, what happens when there??? Thanks for your response!
Just got the voice mail today (Dec, 16th 2011) and it looks like America West (or World Ventures) has set up shop at the Palms this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. They have three meetings that are going down on Sunday, December 18th 2011 at the Palms about their exclusive travel club.
I also got called on my cell phone and NEVER entered any contest. Same female voice recording talking a mile a minute.
I think that I have some inside knowledge on what they are trying to pitch as I had a friend get suckered in years ago. It's a pyramid like company (World Ventures) that sells travel at a reduced cost to its members. The catch, you have to join the club and pay a hefty fee to get the reduced travel plans. You also get money into your account for each person you sign up and for each person they sign up etc. Total pyramid scheme.
I cannot confirm that it is the company listed above with 100% certainty but it sounds identical to what World Ventures does and how they operate. I guess its a god deal if you take 35 vacations a year. Besides that, it's a scam and beware.
Your "Wonderland Incentives" looks more like a scam the more I look it over. My girlfriend and I went to a "vacation club" presentation a few months ago. I warned her in advance what to expect, but she was sure all she had to do was show up and go to a "short" presentation for a free vacation. I went with her to keep them from selling her what looked more like a time share than a vacation club. As it turns out it looks almost exactly the same as a time share except you don't own anything. When our 90 minutes were finished I told the young lady, "we have fulfilled our 90 minute commitment so please give us our certificate so we can go." They brought over the manager and owner and even with their 1/2 off offer I said no. I asked what about the couple that just purchased over there are you going to give it to them at half price? We got our certificate and left.
The net is that we received the certificates an there is an "activation fee" of $98 that we were not told about. Also, there was a $35 per person fee and a $50 deposit. What concerned me was when you order the tickets you had to have a credit card.
I checked into "Wonderland Incentives" and they only exist on a web site that does not show a address or phone number. I went to the Better Business Bureau and searched in VA and nationally, but nothing came up. I searched the online business pages for phone number and address, but no such business exists in Woodbridge, VA or surrounding states.
I would never give money to a business that does not post a street address and phone number. So, the "free" vacation will cost you nearly $220 before you pay for the "taxes and other fees" for the airline tickets and hotel. Where I come from we call this a scam!
Hi - We sat through an identical scenario with 'Travel Smart' in Allentown, PA on 11/11/2011. Please update your post regarding your voucher activation efforts...have you heard anything back from "Wonderland Incentives"? By now you should have received cruise and airfare according to their promises. Every fiber of my being tells me this is a scam. The only reason I have any hope for legitimacy is that I can't imagine anyone risking Federal Mail Fraud charges for a $99 'activation fee'.
Q: Wow, where would scammers be without people like you?
A: Out of business!
My husband and I received the same phone call as "Vacationer" above and we went to the presentation. We were there just to get the "free" cruise and airfare. It only took us an hour to get through the sales presentation and the 3 different reps who finally gave up on us and gave us our vouchers. We sent in our activation fee to go on the cruise and to get the airfare (plus a 3-night hotel stay) from Wonderland Incentives. We haven't received confirmation yet, but we did send it through certified mail, so we will have official documentation that they received our check (for legal purposes). We hope this isn't a scam, but I will post more information about whether we get our cruise/airfare.