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This company is offering discounted vacation packages to Hawaii in exchange for attending a 90- minute Timeshare Presentation.
This business is not BBB accredited.
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Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:
- BBB does not have sufficient information to determine how long this business has been operating. BBB made two or more requests for background information from the business. BBB has not received a response from business and/or has not been able to verify information received from business.
Customer Complaints Summary
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Additional Complaint Information
Consumers reported that this company is advertising heavily in Denver and So. Colorado area for discount airfare/room/car packages in exchange for a 90-minute timeshare presentation while in Hawaii. The company requires 50% upfront by cash or check - no credit cards. Although Hawaii address is listed, customers are asked to make payments to an address in Oakland CA.
The BBB tried to contact a representative from the company; however the toll free number only provided voice mail messaging. The address listed in the ad belongs to a local hotel whose management confirmed that Vacations Property International is not a tenant in their hotel. The address listed in Oakland, CA is a mail drop box in a UPS store. No local physical address or phone number could be located.
The Advertisement claims that they are members of the Hawaii Timeshare Bureau and are rated "Top Best Timeshare Marketing Company in Hawaii by the Hawaii Trade Association and Nominated Best Timeshare Promotion in Hawaii by Hawaiian Travel Magazine. Our research show that these organizations and publications do not exist. We are asking the company to substantiate these advertising claims in writing.
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Business ManagementMr. Mark Spencer, Manager Ms. Sheryl Denise Davis Mr. Daniel Wallace Smith
BBB Educational Tips:
*Be wary of "great deals" and low priced offers. Few legitimate businesses can afford to give away products and services of real value or substantially undercut other companies' prices.
*Don't be pressured in to buying. A good offer today will be good tomorrow.
*Ask detailed questions. Find out exactly what the price covers and what it doesn't. Be sure to ask about additional charges, as well.
*If you decide to buy, get all the information about the trip in writing. Once you receive the written information, make sure it reflects what you were told over the phone and terms you agreed to and call the businesses or places listed to confirm their participation.
*Don't give your credit card number or bank information over the phone unless you know that company with whom you are working with.
*Don't send money by messenger or overnight mail. Some "scam artists" may ask you to send them money immediately. If you pay with cash or check, as opposed to using a credit card, you lose your right to dispute any potential fraudulent charges under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
*When in doubt, say "no". If you have any doubts about the trustworthiness of a company, trust your instincts. It's less risky to turn down the offer and say, no".
*Before doing with business with an unfamiliar or new company, check with the Better Business Bureau at 808-536-6956 or online at www.hawaii.bbb.org