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Travel Club

How the scam works:

(with video below) You hear through friends, flyers in the mail, or cold calls, that there is a great event coming to your city. Invited to a “travel club” conference offering an amazing opportunity – if you qualify to become a member, you could save several thousands of dollars on your future trips. The conference is huge and is held at a convention centre. They might even promise free airfares. At the door, they will ask for your personal information and credit card.

After a promising presentation underlying the benefits, which are amazing, they will proceed to pressure you into buying a "lifetime membership" in the travel club, which could cost up to $7,000 plus processing fees and annual dues exceeding $200. Little do you know that the 'great' deals for your future trips will be the same as you could find them online yourself.

Watch the video below to see the Travel Club scam exposed:

Travel Club Scam Video


How to avoid the Travel Club scam:

Stay away from this kind of travel clubs. Period. Use only reputable companies that have a legitimate reward system in place. There are tons out there. Create your vacation on your own terms.

How to report the Travel Club scam:

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:

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