They have fancy footwork and run the presentation with whole interactive website experience regarding this great vacation destinations for very reduced prices. Im not sure but by the end of the day they want you to swipe that card and if the voucher is anything to go by the place probably also does not exists just a not so bad website.
Some people got up and left immediately, but the consultants are very good about the silent way these people leave the room without making a fuss to freak the rest of us out. We felt it was rude to just get up (SA mentality..) gave the young guy a chance to say his bit.
What we gathered by the end of the day is that all this started with administration fee of something like R950 and one feels..hmmm ok that is reasonable and affordable.
We however must have missed something as the moment we sounded interested 3 new packages appeared out of nowhere with ridiculous names ranging from R13 000 to R60 000.
..from totally free, R950 to at least R30 000 is quite a jump! ha ha That was pretty much it for us and we finally realised that this is serious scamming now and time to move along. We were not even offered a coffee..ha. Consultant could probably see that we were going to get restless and helped us out pretty quickly. There was a last minute attempt to make that sale in the doorway and a dodgy voucher was exchanged. I think if we didnt insist on the voucher he would not have given it to us and you could sense he was very nervous now not the confident man he started out as.
When I say dodgy voucher I mean.. really dodgy.The kind of junkmail one would get in the back of a dodgy magazine. Not at all resembling the fancy 4* & 5* accommodation we were showed during the presentation.
The Voucher is supposed to be from company ‘Travel Clips’ ..nothing to do with the companies mentioned during the presentation.Badly ‘photo edited picture of woman on the front – noooo money was spent on the actual flyer/voucher and It looks like total crap. If you read through the voucher it reveals more treasures like if you want to claim your voucher prize you need to pay R95 per person BEFORE they send you the prize.
A quick google when I got back revealed many other people who fell for this exact thing weather the voucher came in a magazine or via phone call. I assume these companies are constantly changing names and places and operate on the mere emotions of people. So if you like winning, freebies, coupons, vouchers, gambling, lotto etc you are pretty much the target here.