In June of 2008 I was called at home and told I had won a free cruise vacation whick included 2 days and 2 nights in Orlando, plus 2 days and 2 nights in Fr. Lauderdale, a rental car, 2 night cruise to Nassau, 3 days and 2 nights in LasVegas, plus 4 days and 3 nights in Puerto Vallarta. A letter detailing these "winnings" was sent to me and a package including all the vouchers ect. necessary for the vacation. All I had to pay was a $400 fee for administrative costs. I paid this via Credit Card. I never took the vacation and spoke numberous times with various agents encouraging me to book the vacation. I could not and refused. Finally I was informed that the time had expired of the offer but that for another $200 I could maintain the offer for another 2 years. As I was ill, I did not anticipate being able to take the vacation, so I refused the increase and told them they would have to keep my deposit, but I would not pay any increased amount nor would I take the vacation. Some time later it appears the account was sent to a collections agency CC Advocate who called and encouraged me to take the vacation. I firmly stated that I did not want the "free vacation" and did not authorize any further funds to be taken from my credit card. This time am amount went through for $595 plus US exchange totalling $633.47, on my credit card. This is a lot more that the $200 I was told it would take to hold the vacation for another two years, and also this full amount was fraudulently collected from my credit card account. I am presently pursuing this case but wanted to share this experience with others. This is the most disreputable travel scam that I have ever heard of and I would appreciate comments form others who have also been taken this way. Any information on how to fight this would also be appreciated.
I was told I won a vacation in May 29, 2008 to the Bahamas Cruise for two people and it would be on the...
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Imperial Majesty Cruise
2419E. Commercial Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33008
I made a reservation on January 29, 2009, at which time I asked for a Monday or Wednesday departure date. They told me there were not any weekly cruises available and I would have to take a 3 night cruise and I told them I would check with my daughter which days she could get off work. I made reservation for March 20th thru March 23, 2009. I certainly met the required 30 days before sail date with the March date, however I would not have had the 30 days required had I
wanted to book in February. Your requirements were to make reservations 60 days before sailing, but the person I spoke with had informed me I needed to book only 30 days in advance. At the time of booking I received my confirmation and was told I would receive my itinerary 2 weeks or so before sailing. The only thing I received in the mail was my cruise reservation form which stated cruise for two adults – prepaid and guaranteed travel date until 0000000.
I called Imperial Majesty Cruise Lines this morning to ask about the non-smoking room and a few other things. I gave them my confirmation and they said they had no information. The cruise lines advised me to call where I had purchased my ticket, which I did. After being on hold for 30 minutes I spoke with Lachanda and she took my phone number and placed me on hold, and I returned to the message “an agent will be with you shortly.” I waited 30 minutes,
hung up and redialed, got put on hold again and finally Carol answered, I asked to speak with a supervisor, got Brittany who informed me we were suppose to be getting off the cruise lines today,
not in March. She also said I had a room booked at Ramada Resort for tonight. That is not the arrangement I had booked at all. I made reservation for 1 room at Ramada Resort on March 19th, cruising on March 20, 2009 and returning to Fort Lauderdale on March 23, 2009. Brittany insisted I made reservations for February instead of March, which I did not do. This was her mistake. I would not have had the required advance 30 days or more had the reservation been in February.
Because of this mistake, I have airline tickets for March 19th, which I would have not made for March if the cruise was in February. These tickets are non-refundable. So, I’m not only missing the cruise but also the additional money invested in the airline tickets.
Due to this error I am confident you will resolve this situation quickly and allow us to cruise on March 20, 2009 without any additional cost to us.
Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible, hopefully today.
THIS IS A FAX I HAD SENT TODAY BUT ALL ALONG I HAVE BEEN SKEPTICAL OF THIS GROUP. THE THING IS I PURCHASED FROM IMPERIAL MAJESTY CRUISE LINE VACATIONS, HAD I PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM IMPERIAL MAJESTY CRUISE LINE I BELIEVE I WOULD HAVE BEEN OK. I AM STILL STUCK WITH THE AIRLINE TICKETS AND NO REASON TO GO DOWN THERE.
DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE FOR ANYTHING. THEY ARE NOTHING BUT SCAMMERS. LEARN THE HARD WAY BUT YOU ONLY FOOL ME ONCE.
HOPE NO ONE ELSE FALLS FOR THIS TRICK, WHICH WHEN WE FIRST PURCHASED THE TICKETS WERE NOT AWARE IT WAS A TIME SHARE DEAL AND YOU HAD TO TRAVEL 20 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT TO GET YOU TICKETS THE NEXT MORNING AND GO TO A PRESENTATION FOR 2 HOURS. WHAT A SHAM. TO BAD GOVERNMENT CAN'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS KIND OF THING.
WELCOME ANY REPLY.
They sent me a small booklet with a $1300 credit vaulture and to cruise tickets! IT LOOKS SO SO REAL. I looked it up on the internet to find out it was a SCAM! PLEASE I HOPE YOU SEE THIS BEFORE THEY GET YOU.
my complaint is i recieved a vacation package offer in the mail today from the above mentioned company and i believe its a scam. i called their number after reading this page and they would only release so much info before they told me i had 72 hours to accept or else they couldn't release any more info to me unless i accepted their package. which by the way i was told by a ms. krystle cahill who said she a representative of the company.
can someone please shed some light on this apparent scam?