My name is Bradley L my wife and I are getting near the age of retirement and thought it would be nice to be able to start traveling a lot when we retired. We thought a travel club made perfect sense as it looked cheaper then hotels and offered a lot of benefits with it. We decided we would start to look for various vacation clubs and then we got an ad for this company called EPG travel. We looked it over and it liked like exactly what we needed so we went ahead and booked a tour. When we got to the tour we were given a long and drawn out presentation and pitched all the great things that we would be getting with this such as discount cruises, hotels, condos, etc. Despite the cost of this in the $1, 000's of dollars we decided that was exactly what we needed for our retirement. We decided to take advantage of the financing that was offered and made our first downpayment.
All seemed well and after a few weeks we decided to book our first travel, we followed the instructions that were given and called to book a 7 day cruise in the bahamas. This is when everything with Empowered Partners Group started to go bad, first off the rates we were getting were outrageous, a quick check on Expedia was 30% lower then the rates they quoted! We tried some other dates and locations and it was still the same high rates. Then we tried some hotel rates and condos and again were still getting 30% or higher rates then other online travel sites. Needless to say I was irate having invested $1, 000's into this club that was supposed to save us so much money.
The first thing I did was try and cancel and get our money back but we were told that we had entered into a contract and there were no refunds! I started to investigate Empowered Partners Group some more and found out that it was owned by Rich Faulk, Bo Wilson
and Rick Recaina. We tried to contact them directly but we were always told that they were out of the office and would return our call, which of course never happened. After several weeks of this we decied that there as nothing we could be but file a complaint with the FTC and Attorney General and try and get this scam of a travel club shutdown! Stay away from Empowered Travel Group at all costs as it's a scam and offers zero benefits!