Travel Club Fraud

Travel clubs are a popular way for seniors to see the world. Many travel clubs promise alluring trips to exotic locations which include first-class accommodations, seemingly unlimited amenities and rock-bottom prices. While some deliver these things, others simply get the money and leave you stranded.

Recognize the signs that may indicate a scam:

  • The travel benefits sound too good to be true.

  • The company has no permanent address and all presentations are held in rented conference rooms.

  • They cannot, or will not, provide you with references.

  • They do not want to give you an itemized list of what’s included in your trip until you have already signed the contract.

What you should do if you suspect a scam:

  • Do not sign any contract during the travel presentation. They are high-pressure events intended to stir the emotions of an exotic vacation.

  • Contact a respected travel agent in town, give them the specifics of the trip and ask if that seems consistent with industry pricing.

  • Shop around. compare your trip with other travel packages being offered to seniors.