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Sep 10, 2021

Global Vacation Network - Never receiving our free vacation

We never received our free vacation they took 95 dollars out of my account and want us to pay 43 bucks a month we were lied to and mislead this company told us we could pay 129 for a week vacation where ever we want to go. They lied to us and took our money the sales man name is Dan hall we looked on there website and we can not take a trip for 129 a week

Global Vacation Network - global discovery vacations

on 4/11/15 we were strong armed into buying a vacation plan. I took copious notes on all the rules during the meeting. We were told if we don't make our money back in 5 years, we would get a refund. Well, we only used the 1 free week at a condo in Orlando and it was just awful. Moldy bathroom, torn screens, an iron which did not work properly and burnt my clothes, ants crawling around the unit, and much more. Since that trip to Windsor Palms in 2018, I am extremely reluctant to ever try another property. We were also not informed there are no accommodations which are dog friendly making use of this program almost impossible since we have 2 dogs. BTW, there were many dogs at Windsor Palms! I had gone back to the office where we signed up for this plan and it was empty shortly after our presentation. Nobody could tell me where they all went. I Called the main Global Connections and nobody could help either. I want to know how to get a refund and give back this terrible vacation plan . I don't pay the annual fee unless I use the program but I will have a hard time ever using it and wasted $4496 to sign up!

I believe our membership number is GD012941

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Global Vacation Network - Misleading Sales Pitch

On vacation, we were stopped by a trolley vendor and asked if we wanted to get a free $50 Visa. We said no, but he kept pitching...we ended up with an offer for "guaranteed" $100 Visa, $100...

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Global Vacation Network - False Promises

Global Vacations is a complete SCAM. We were unable to cancel within the 3 days. We have received absolutely NOTHING AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS ALREADY!!! After realizing we were not able to cancel...

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Global Vacation Network - False advertising, dishonest company

In the mail I received an advertisement for free airline tickets and accommodations. Obviously, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, but I called to get the details. The person I...

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Global Vacation Network - Rip off

As a former employee I will say that they are not the worst club out there... they were quite honest about the fact that their inventory was last minute cancellations and leftovers in the industry. So if that's what you can live with, and are free and open to going wherever they send you..its a great deal and you'll get into condos for sure. The problem is, that they are scam artists, and the reps dont know this while they are working there. They take your money, and never pay the reps. The pretend that you cancelled your contract or defaulted on your payments, and they keep the commissions. There is also no salary. They don't own ANY resorts, so they are a roadshow, which moves around from city to city, so when the complaints get too high in a city, they move on. Availability is scarce, that's why it's cheap. If you're happy with Orlando and Mexico every year...then go ahead, it's good.

It seems Global Vacations targets hard working individuals who have a decent credit raring and invite them to come hear a presentation promising a I-pad that isn't worth carrying home as an enticement. A fast talking sales presentation is made to you and they act as if you're best friends and they want only the best for you. If you bite as I did, they then saddle you with a program that renews every year and charge a large renewal fee. If you complain they tell you it was in the contract you signed and if you don't pay you'll be turned over to a collection agency and they try to blackmail you into paying by ruining your credit. If you try to use the vacation program. it is so complicated you'd need to be a professional travel agent to make sense of it. It appears my credit is going to suffer badly because of this due to the fact that I refuse to pay anymore. They have netted a nice profit from me and have provided nothing of value. What a waste of time and money. Larry W. Hughey 5333 Miramar Dr Canal Winchester, OH [protected]=9912

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Global Vacation Network - Bait and switch

We were told if we listened to a 90 minute sales pitch we would walk out with a gift certificate for 3 days and 2 nights at Kalahari. It would be free and we could use it anytime, even weekends. We...

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Global Vacation Network - Award Notification

Well, here I sit, comtemplating mailing this "Registration Information Form" for my "free" airline tickets in the amount of $1, 229.00, which I am suppose to receive due to attending the GVN 90 minute presentation to become a member of Global Vacation Network. No. 1, this setup is exactly like time share pressure, even thought they made it a point to say they were nothing like time share pressure. Since I have been to a number of Time Share 90 min sessions (which I did receive the promised gifts) to sell me a time share, which has never happend, I was very familiar with the process. Now, I think I'll save a stamp, and not even bother to mail this Registration Form for the free airline tickets. I belive the otther reviews when they say they were sent through more changes and expenses to get the free airline tickets. Maybe I better mail this form in, so that I can build a BBB case against GVN as well! Buyer beware!

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Global Vacation Network - Enter the contract on your own risk

We watched 90 min presentation and were not impressed. In the session after salesman managed to sell us a package for close to $3K. Since I can cancel within 3 business days, I did not worry too much since I had time to research. I did research .In Florida alone they had 182 complaints, other rating was Poor to Awful.

I faxed cancellation and called to confirm. This is where they started to play the game. Department is in the meeting, call later. Person is out, call later. Finally I got to the right person and after I asked for confirmation of cancellation, they did not ask me for name or ID # like they usually do but for fax confirmation number. I told them in addition I will mail certified copies. Mail clerk at post office told me that zip does not match the address. I had no doubt now A SCAM. I immediately called the credit card blocked (disputed) the payment.

Enter this deal at your own risk.

I have had the exact same problems canceling my membership. I joined in 2007 and attempted to cancel the next day (within 24 hours) I got the exact same run around "That department is in a meeting." "I'm sorry we are not able to cancel you at this time as your account isn't set up yet." "That supervisor is out to lunch now. Can you call back later or leave your name and number and they will call you back." Now, 5 (almost 6) years later and it is still on my credit report even though I canceled within 24 hours and they are claiming I owe $2800!!!

What do you think should we take our bluegreen points and sell them to RcI global to reduce maintance fees?

RCI Global wants us to turn our Bluegreen points into their company.I am not wanting to trust them but my husband is ready to reduce maintance fees what do you think?

J
Aug 18, 2012
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Global Vacation Network - Scams, lies, extremely offensive behavior

We received a letter in the mail from US airlines, signed vice president Joanne Cane, saying that we had won an award for 2 round trip tickets in the continental US. We called the telephone number [protected]) and were told that we only had to show up at a suburban location with a photo ID and credit card to pick up the tickets. They said we were GUARANTEED the tickets at no cost. It took us two hours to drive to the suburbs and find a non-descript building that had no visible address. We arrived late and were told that we had missed the 90 MINUTE presentation that was required. There had been no mention of a presentation. They told us we had to reschedule even though they were there, we were there, what's the problem? I told them we had driven a long way and had been given MISLEADING INFORMATION. Mr Cote the project manager told me to grow up, told me that I had no right to ask to talk to a supervisor or someone in corporate division. He said I had no right to complain. He slammed the door on my finger and threatened to call the police. I am a young woman who has attended ivy league schools; I have NEVER BEEN TREATED SO OFFENSIVELY. At best this will be a total waste of your time, better spent doing anything else. At worst this will be an infuriating experience where you will meet truly disgusting individuals whose aim is to cheat, lie, and steal. Obviously, you should not expect to get anything positive out of this. DO NOT CONTACT this company. DO NOT DO BUSINESS with this company. All positive reviews on this site must be lies. I have talked with them face to face and they are not an upstanding group. It is A SCAM.

I agree completely with Julie as me and my wife went to one of their presentations and were even early for it. I never saw such a circus in my life and they even had young girls that had just graduated high school, trying to make a living, working for them. I hope they got paid at the end of the week before the people they were working for skipped town. What a bunch of straight faced liars, cheaters and thieves trying to live the good life on someone else's buck. What a bunch of freeloaders!

I got Scammed out of $ 6000 dollars!Luckly I used AMERICAN EXPRESS GOLD CARD.Thet refunded my money as part as their fraud protection!Thank you AMEX

Global Vacation Network - Air plane tickets

My wife and I went to a presentation for this vacation club. They promised us two free airline tickets if we attended worth up to $1400.00. When we finished the general presentation and pressure...

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Global Vacation Network - misslead

We went to a presentation in May of 2011 and as this posting have gotten nothing from this group. They promised a buying club there we could purchase product a very reduced rate I tried a toro mower ( not available) then a Vizio 55' TV ( not available ) and so on. all they has was off brand products, not a large selection. the we got a Hotel dicount card, tried to stay in Schaumburg IL. they gave us Motel 6 Not a 5 star as they advertised. We have tried to stay in Wisconin, . Florida, and the dominican Republic had nothing available. All I want now is our money back.

Just became a member of Global Vacation Network and can't decide if we are being scammed or not. We agreed to pay in full within 25days to avoid payments. Everything I have got quotes on for a vacation doesn't seem any cheaper than what I could have booked on my own online. As far as the stars go, it seems very limited on what vacations you can choose and almost feel like you have to plan last minute and we need to plan ahead cause of work. We like to cruise, but can't find a good deal with that. It gave us like 2 choices. I want to give them the benefit of doubt that I just don't know how to use it effectively. But scared I got taken and don't know if I can get out since I still have the money order or if I can get some use out of GVN. Plus we were told we could give friends stars or use it additional rooms for friends when we travel and that don't seem to be the case. Any information about GVN would be helpful (I don't care about the free gifts because this memebership is way more money to worry about). Any positive comments would be appreciated too. Help

Who is the scammer here? Certainly not GVN! All these people are looking for is free STUFF! They find something they think they would like, (but don't really have the money for) and then complain about all the FREE stuff they didn't get because they didn't read all the terms! I've been a member of GVN for over 7 years and have used their condos almost every year. I have two close friends that are also members and they have used GVN with similar results. I can't vouch for their marketing techniques, as I haven't been to a presentation for many years, but I had no issues when I signed up. We usually vacation in Hawaii, but one of my friends is a pilot and he has used GVN in many other locations, including international. I would recommend this method over "timeshare ownership" any day. I sold my timeshare membership after joining GVN as it was no longer needed and a huge hassle to "exchange" your property for somewhere else you want to go. If you bought the package from GVN, find a place and go have a vacation! You'll certainly like it better than the free stuff you didn't want to pay $200 for. To use however many weeks (or points, as they are doing now) You just have to pay your Annual fee(only required to be paid if you are using a vacation during that year) and your reservation(booking fee) It can't be any easier than that. Try getting a deal like that from a TIMESHARE OWNERSHIP program. (you pay maintenance fees from $200 to 1000 PER YEAR, whether you use the property or not)

Sure glad you were able to opt out . Not our case still trying to get our money backDave and Marcia Zeeland Michigan

We almost were taken too. We were skeptical and still signed up only after the guy kept coming back to table to lower the offer. After the second day of signing we did some research and saw all the bad reviews and the course of hoops you would have to go through. We remembered typically you have 3 days to cancel a contract. We weren't sure if it was a PA l aw or if it is national. We then remembered what the women told us in the last room we were taken to before leaving that night. After signing the contract she placed it in a envelope, sealed it and told us to put our children's name on it and put it in our safe so in the event of death our children would see this and know they are entitled to this service. She of course didn't want us to open it. My husband then opened the envelope at home and saw in bold letters on the back of the contract you could cancel in 3 business days. So, I had the contract notarized and sent back to the company and also faxed our cancellation. We felt we dodged a bullet. This company is very persuasive and you can easily be drawn in. I am writing this hoping this helps someone else. Tom & Susie in Pittsburgh, PA

I agree that Global Vacations are a scam, untrustworthy, Sure would like my money back I usally do not fall this crap but they got meWho can help

I would encourage you to comment on these two stories I wrote:http://americajr.com/news/globalvacationscandal.htmlhttp://americajr.com/news/globalvacationnetwork0314.html

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Global Vacation Network - Assessment not a complaint

We have been members of GLobal for probably 15 years. We have used their services for 20-25 vacations all over the US and Mexico including inviting friends.There is a system to using their program...

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Global Vacation Network - FREE PRIZE

HELLO, I RECEIVED A PHAMPLET IN THE MAIL AND I CALLED. IT WAS TO SIT THROUGH A 90 MIN LONG SPEEL ABOUT THERE VACATION DEALS. IN RETURN I WAS PROMISED A FREE "NOTEBOOK" COMPUTER ALREADY INSTALLED WITH...

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Jul 28, 2011

Global Vacation Network - Shame on you!

On Tuesday August 3, 2010 @ 6PM I attended a Global Vacation Network presentation. The execution of presentation was memorable and exciting. I was planning on contacting Global Vacation Network for membership at a later date when my financing were available. In the meantime I decided to check on the company's ethics through the BBB on line website. I was stunned to see a "C" rating when the speaker announced clearly the company was "A" rated through BBB. Now I felt taken. Next; I made a decision not to be a member when I tried to go on their web site (www.globalvacationnetwork.com) to check on their accommodation locations, since they show us beautiful slides of the beach and scenery from mountains tops through out the world.

I could not check on anything since they make you become a member in order to have access of their information. This was the 2nd let down.



In addition I tried to redeem my gifts.

1- Preloaded Visa Card worth $75.



2- Retail Rebate worth $300. thru PPI the company who sponsors Global Vacation Network. I could not redeem my gifts due to the complications in filling out their registration form on line.

You must have a scanner to scan your original gift certificate. Must upload IRS Form W-9 (do not want to give my Social Security #)

Must upload copy of your government issued photo ID. Ok, now I've given my life away for what? Next; I was given a GVN Premium Incentive List of items to choose mine to kept. You have 7 different incentatives to pick at least 2. I am still working on this since I have to go through an online site @www.gvnrewards.com where all is explain, you will have to register your incentive gift within 30days. No problem, Right



WRONG all incentives gifts come with a refundable $50. or more good faith deposit.

2nd choice; a bonus Gas card $300. you think you will get a Gas card for $300. and you are on a roll here. Nope guess again, $25 back each month with a $100 minimum monthly purchased required. What does this all mean? Make it simply you offered a vacation, just for showing up and staying 90 minutes for a presentation. You offer the Gas card because I drove 45 minutes each way. So why do I feel violated?

I don't think I should give my indentity to anyone and I surely don't think I should spend $100 for $25 rebate coupons. I will inform you I spend more than $100. a month in gas and when a $300 gas card was offered it was an incentive for me to drive 45 minutes each way just for the $300. Gas card.

Global Vacation Network you are a disappointment and I will let all who ask about your company how deceptive you are. Check on your BBB Rating it is "C" not to be confused with "A" those who maintaining an "A" are worthy of staying in business.

I am sorry to say that we joined Global. It worked OK till they closed the office near us and I had to book my vacations on line. Now, after paying over $3, 000.00, I can't get a vacation any where near me. I would have to drive for at least a whole day to get to any place they have available and I started looking in April for something close from then till the end of the year. NOTHING! I quit making the payment and now Universal Data Services calls me everyday... it seems that Global got their money and now I owe a 3rd party. Global could care less about me now that they have their money. What a Rip OFF ! Where is the obligation on the Global side of this situation. There only answer is " Technically, you could drive to Colorado" ???? yea sure with one week of vacation, that works!!!

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Global Vacation Network - Too much hassle

Many of the complaints I have read on here are pretty much on the money with what we experienced with the Global Vacation Network. It is a well orchestrated sales system that actually had us buying the basic product. To the local office and staff's credit, when we changed our minds and came in the next day to undo the deal, they seemed polite but indifferent. Our deal was undone and we took our "free airline tickets" voucher and started the process of redeeming them. This is the part of the sales pitch that is the hassle. Between sending in the vouchers, waiting for a response, reading all the fine print with the "additional fees you will need to pay", then waiting some more, then sending MONEY for the "free tickets or hotel rooms" it became a waste of time. We have now just given up, saved our deposit money and written the whole experience off. I do not recommend the experience to anyone who is on a budget, and thinks this vacation club with all its restrictions, deposits, and limited locations will be a great deal. It may be for people who have already been in timeshares, still have money, and are willing to alter their vacations to meet the guidelines of this club. Don't expect ANYTHING for free. You will find as the old adage says, "nothing is free".

Your comments are exactly right...don't EXPECT ANYTHING for FREE...ALL of the FREE deals are usually such a hassle they are counting on people giving up so they don' have to deliver. As far as this club is concerned (GVN), I've been a member of GVN for over 7 years and have used their condos almost every year. I have two close friends that are also members and they have used GVN with similar results. I can't vouch for their marketing techniques, as I haven't been to a presentation for many years, but I had no issues when I signed up. We usually vacation in Hawaii, but one of my friends is a pilot and he has used GVN in many other locations, including international. I would recommend this method over "timeshare ownership" any day. I sold my timeshare membership after joining GVN as it was no longer needed and a huge hassle to "exchange" your property for somewhere else you want to go. Be certain that GVN is not a joke, they have MANY excellent properties and it is a great value as a vacation package. I have owned a timeshare before and that was almost useless if you wanted to do anything other than 'YOUR" week.

I would encourage you to comment on these two stories I wrote:http://americajr.com/news/globalvacationscandal.htmlhttp://americajr.com/news/globalvacationnetwork0314.html

I have to agree with everyone above!!! This company is a joke!!! They should be closed!!! We sat through a 90 min. session & it was all lies!!! BEWARE!!! Global Vacation Network is a joke!!! Good luck to anyone who listens to there scam!!! Don't waste your time!!!:(

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Global Vacation Network - misleading/ False

We attended one of these seminars, 90 min. Very good speaker and funny too. But beware of the signs, notice there are no Trademarks on anything, you cant ask questions and there are no Actual...

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Jan 09, 2011
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Global Vacation Network - High Pressure Sales

Received postcard in mail from Gobal Vacation Networks concerning a presentation and free 5 day Bahamas cruise - no obligation. No mention of any fees made on the card or when the reservation for the "seminar" was made on the phone. Said "what the heck" and proceeded. The presentation took about 1 1/2 hour of so-called "cheapie" rates for hotels, cruises, airfares but no specifics. Global Vacation Networks wanted about $7500 as membership fee - pone-time offer. Otherwise fee would be about $10000. No more specifics were discussed. We said "No" and got up to leave when they sent another guy named Sean who tried to pressure us into buying. He would not takle "No" for an answer and we again got up to leave and he wouldn't stop his pitch. We were almost afraid that he would physically try to restrain us but he fortunately did not do so as the scene would have gotten very ugly and more confrontive than it was. As we left they gave us this voucher to sign and send in. It would have amounted to a $600 fee paid in advance (not free) for an undisclosed Carnival 5 day Bahamas area trip. We can get the same from our travel agent so we did not send it in.



Essentially a bait-and-switch and a most unpleasant one at that.

I was called and told I won a 3 day, 2 night stay in Vegas for two with $50 dollars in gas and dining from a raffle at the state fair. I was told I had to attend a presentation, at which point I asked if I would have to purchase anything - they said no. I received an email, stating that the company was meridian vacation (whose website looks amazing) not Affordable Global Vacation. I arrived at the location in Lake Geneva, WI (creepy building and location for such a pretty town) over an hour away from where I lived. The building immediately made my "this isn't right" antenna stand up but I figured I came this far I might as well get my vouchers. As the presentation went on, the very rude and aggressive sales rep talked more about timeshares, resorts and how they lower divorce rates (i kid you not) than the actual vacations you can take through their company. Two couples actually got up to leave during the presentation. I, being the only person there alone, was continually left out of the presentation and was often told my travel habits weren't right (I like to travel alone, and really get into the city I am going and try and be like the locals instead of staying all inclusive).After two presentations, we split off to go with individual sales people. I told her up front I wasn't interested - I am a graduate student 11, 000 membership is not going to happen right now. She continued anyway, she asked if I like cruises and I said NO and she continued to show me all the cruise options, at that point I stopped her and said I wanted to leave. She called over her manager who, 1) kept asking my salary 2) didn't believe I traveled alone and asked why I didn't have a boyfriend and 3) when I said I didn't want any level of membership, said "it's under 2, 000 - don't you have a discover or visa?" I explained that I just paid off my consumer debt and wasn't going to add to it. Still he wouldn't let me leave and asked what about the presentation I didn't like - I explained it was more about time shares then vacations you can take and all inclusive resorts with no solo vacation options. At that point he said "we are done, go up front, " and was done with me. I wish I would have left in the beginning I was all sorts of upset when I left. I did get my voucher but I am wondering if it is even worth trying to cash it in.My advice - DON'T GO!

sorry you feel this way about the gift and we were unable to fit you into our travel program

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Global Vacation Network - Did not deliver what was promised

Name: Global Vacation Network Phone: [protected] Fax: [protected] Address: 2849 Executive Dr Ste 100 Clearwater, FL 33762 Website...

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Jul 05, 2010

Global Vacation Network - Stay far away from them

We received a card that told us we could receive a free gift just for listening to the presentation. The free gift ended up costing us $98.00 (a GPS). We were also told when we purchased the program that some of the accommodations would allow pets. Then we wanted to seek one of those we were told that none would allow pets. We have asked twice for different locations and none were in the areas that we were interested in. The salesman did start out with the cost of near $10, 000 but lowered it considerably.



We did stay at one condo in Williamsburg and it was an excellent two bedroom condo. The areas that we were interested in were in the Bar Harbor, ME and the Memphis areas.



We bought the package specifically because it was told to us that it was generational and we could pass it on to our children.

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