SeaLand Travel Club Complaint - Travel Club Scam - Private Membership Travel Club
DALLAS, TEXAS -- I ran into this group using the name SeaLand Travel. They were working out of an office in the Galleria, but the company headquarters is supposed to be in Missouri.
We were lured in by a slick sales pitch that offered us two free tickets to anywhere in the Continental U.S. for 90 minutes of our time. It sounded too good to be true and it was. After the presentation, the high-pressure sales begin. You spend $8999.99 today and only $199 every year after that. We said we were not interested and our salesperson excused himself. Then another one took his place and started a new tack. He offered us a deal where we could pick up a membership that had been defaulted on for only $3226. It had all the benefits, but we could get it because we were such wonderful people. When we said no again, we got another sales representative He lowered the price again. We went through more than hour of this with a total of FIVE sales reps explaining to us why we were fools to pass up this great offer. Of course, each one offered us a lower price. These were the same people that had already sold $9000 memberships to other couples in the room. And we were supposed to trust them?!
We finally insisted on leaving and were given our "free" tickets. They were, in fact, highly-restricted travel vouchers that will cost us at least $100 to use.
RUN, don't walk, if contacted by these con artists!