12 Oct 2013
A Chicago area investor has acquired the assets of bankrupt travel marketing firm YTB International and plans to resurrect the company that collapsed after state regulators scrutinized its sales model. On Friday, a bankruptcy judge approved the the sale of YTB’s assets to Jamraval Inc. for $3.5 million. It made the sole bid in the […]
5 Feb 2013
Sales agents who were cheated out of their commissions by a marketing group owned by self-professed timeshare king David Siegel told a judge Monday that they are tired of fighting for their pay and would like to approve a proposed settlement agreement that would give many of them less than half of what they are […]
19 Dec 2012
A Livonia man faces 9 felonies for running a travel scam that ripped off at least 100 Michiganders, most of them senior citizens, the Michigan Attorney General’s office announced today.
Kenneth Second, 44, of Livonia, ran Timeway Tours, a company that …
31 Oct 2012
David Siegel, a timeshare mogul who has boasted on national television of his wealth and plans to build America’s most opulent home, might have to explain to a judge why he shouldn’t have to pay past-due commissions owed to hundreds of area workers who sold units at his Westgate Resorts property along Ocean Boulevard here. […]
24 Sep 2012
Italian police describe it as a real-life sequel to “Catch Me If You Can,” the hit movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the true story about an ingenious con artist masquerading as a commercial airline pilot. An unemployed 32-year-old Italian man was stopped at Turin’s Caselle airport on suspicion he successfully used false IDs, a cap […]
26 Jul 2012
Web users risk having personal data swiped by a virus attached to emails that purport to come from hotel reservations agency booking.com. Non-users and clients of the site have reported rogue emails apparently sent by booking.com’s customer service team, in some cases appearing to confirm bookings.
8 May 2012
If you think only suckers get fooled by travel scammers, think again. Vacation ripoff artists are working overtime to separate you from your hard-earned money.