How To Become a Travel Agent From Home Scheme

How To Become a Travel Agent From Home Scheme: How It Works

If you’re looking at how to become a travel agent, watch out for the latest trap: the How To Become a Travel Agent from Home scheme, aka the Travel Agent Certification Online or Travel Agent Course Scam. Let’s take a look.

You enjoy traveling. One day you come across an offer such as: “Become a travel agent and use your 50-70% discount all over the world for flights, hotels, pubs and restaurants.”

Perfect! Since you already do a lot of traveling at your own expense and would love to be able to do more, this is a compelling offer. You see credible testimonials and decide to join the club since it only takes 20 minutes to take a test and $200 to register. That doesn’t bother you, since you’ve already done the math and worked out you will save at least $200 on your first trip.

So what’s the catch? Here it is:

The scam has two variations.

Scenario 1. You receive a travel-agent card through the mail. The bad news comes when you try to use the card at your first destination or anywhere else, only to find it’s not valid and only really useful as a very expensive bookmark.

Scenario 2. You pay $200 for the registration and…and …AND??? That’s it. You can go on expecting the promised benefits forever. You will never be able to reach the company to try to get your money back.

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How To Become a Certified Travel Agent Scheme: How To Avoid

If you really want to become a travel agent, then maybe start applying for a job at a travel agency. On the other hand, there are legitimate options to get a travel agent certification online or to find the right travel agent course, but you have to do your homework.

Research, look for forums on this topic and take in consideration only testimonials from people you know, not fake characters on the Internet.

 

Travel Agent Certification Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

 

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Bren

One of them is Global Travel. Stay away from them, they have a bunch of complaints all over the Internet. They operate under many names like Valu-pass.com, Gtimemberships.com, Globaltravelworks.com and Infovpass.com. Global Travel International is a total scam artist.

Travel

To become a travel agent is not an easy process, there are required the knowledge of geographical information across the world and other specific skills.

Linda

Heaventour travel agency is a new one. heaventour_srl@europe.com

Fll American

Haventour SRL Big time SCAM!
Signed what looked to be a legal contract.
Followed their instructions MILA BELUCCI was my contact. Checked with bank to verify funds a OK.
Did not realize checks were counter fit off of a account they scammed. I’m out $2500…
Should have followed my gut! It had lots of negative sigs. Blame myself! No such part time job!

Bernie

HEAVENTOUR SRL in USA is a fraud and total SCAM!
They copied all of their contracts. I filed out a job application faxed it to them and started April 1st 2014. They had me transfer money to third party in Russia as a tour guide. Check account was good. but found out the account was scammed and check was counter fitted! Customer stopped payment as he was scammed. I’m out $2500!!!! Contact was a MILA BELUCCI..IF ITS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS!
My fault, poor judgment I had all the warnings, but thought I actually had a job!

Edgardo Herrera

You can tell, because first they used a @work.com email address and then they switched to @gmail.com. That’s a very telling sign it’s a scan.

Henner Truchsesss

I received a note telling me that everything was OK with my Resume, that they got it in Internet. I did not applied to a travel agency, but I have been applying to several jobs in Internet. They asked me if I can ready PDF format. They told me that they are going to send me few forms, that I am still waiting.
The HR Manager is Mila Belucci.

Isabel luis

I just got contacted by heavenstours.it
I’m glad I came here first to investigate them. The $3000.00 a month salary sounded to good to be true. I worked for global travel international. It’s hard work but they train and pay your commission on time. Yes their is a fee to join. But they are not scam. You make as much as you work. I love working for Global Travel International.

Jah EL

Please be aware of scammers operating under the following names; HEAVENTOUR SRL, Sega Group LTD, Sega Group Travel & Sega Group Travel Company.

These scammers have gotten very sophisticated using a legal name like Sega Group LTD which a real legitimate company to promote their illegal activities. I able found out the real deal through their documents and found this site where others have had the misfortune of being dupe.

ANONYMOUS

I received this email (below) last month. Thank god I checked the internet first! Thanks for those who are willing to let us know which emails are scams! Below is the entire email that almost had me fooled! HR Manager May 27 Dear XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, This is Mila Belucci, and I work for Heaventour Srl travel agency. We are at this time searching for US resident candidates to fill the job opening of a Travel Coordinator with our business and I offer you to consider application for it. Here are a few words about the vacancy requirements and the benefits it… Read more »

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