Signature Escapes Travel scam .

Jul 19, 2013
review #430989

Signature Escapes Travel scam .

legacy destinations has changed there name to Signature Escapes to hide there complaints and ruthless sales tactics after investigation from our credit card company we learned that they simply changed there name

DO not do purchase anything or give them your hard earned money for lies on discounted travel Signature Escapes Inc .

My previous post before they changed there name to Signature Escapes

"In this country justice prevails," "they just pilfered tons and tons of money from people. It's a question of there boldness and deceit. It was done with pure malice and intent to defraud the public." please be careful

My wife and I received a letter in the mail that looked like a check. She actually that it was a check (for $1398.00). I knew better and after convincing her it was fake, she called the number on the letter. In order to get this “free gift,” we were instructed to attend a 90 minute presentation which we were told was not a sales presentation.

Something smelt fishy, but my wife convinced me to go and waste our Saturday afternoon, after all it is only 90 minutes of my life for a potential reward. We made the 20 minute drive to a Hilton hotel near the Ft. Lauderdale airport and paid the parking fees the hotel charged us.

After the 2 hour (not 90 minutes) presentation in a freezing cold room I was ready to get our “free gift” and go. During the presentation they promised some unbelievable prices so of course I was a bit skeptical. After telling the salesman that I would not be handing over my credit card to pay their over 10k price tag, all of a sudden the price went down. Then it went down again, and again. Finally somehow I was given the price of $2500 for the same exact program they showed me during the presentation. Now why didn't they just show me that to begin with?!

After telling the salesman Rodger Williams who apparently is the CEO no for the 20th time, the insults started to come. Not only did he insult me, he constantly made inappropriate sexual remarks towards my wife. After a half hour of this, I was pissed, my wife and I started to walk out. We were then told we had to be there to get our “free gifts.” So we came back in the room to get the gift and now all of a sudden we could do a 2 year trial instead for $1500. I signed the dotted line because my wife wanted to do so. It turned out it actually cost $2149, which again I was uncomfortable with spending here, but to make the wife happy I did.

After another half hour in paper work signing our life away, we had spent a total of 3 hours there. Finally we got the prize we were promised for coming in. This is where I was real pissed. The gifts have a “registration fee” of $100 on top of all the taxes and who knows what else. We are expected to blindly send another $100 out just to see our options. This smells more and more like a scam each minute we spend at the place.

We get home and start trying to do some research and see nothing good out on the internet about this company, but we figured you can't always take what people on the internet say as fact. So we got our member info and called the 1-800 number. They told us we had to wait till after we have given up our 3 days rite of rescission (the time which the law allows you to cancel) to use the service were just purchased. Are you counting the red flags here? Don't be as *** as I was!

Finally were able to get online to book a trip and everything that we could book through this so called “wholesale travel” company, we could book on our own FOR LESS! That's right you can go to the same exact places through any travel site for less than what they are charging! Prices were nothing close to what they had showed us during the presentation. After calling several times to try to get my money back, eventually my phone number was blocked.

Do not let these criminals scam you like they scammed me! Rodger Williams is the CEO and Rob Crawford is the owner. They had also informed us that they just opened another office to scam more people in Jacksonville FL. Don't fall for their lies and lose out on thousands like I did, cancel while you still can! The new location is Baton Rouge Louisiana under there new name .

Signature Escapes , Do you're home work

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SoUnHappy24

Dec 20, 2013

My husband and I got caught up in this scam. We went to the hotel and listen to the sale pitch and brought into this scam. While we was there we pull up this web site and stop the transaction and talk to the manager on duty at that time. He inform us that, this is coming from an upset employee that had just got fired. We went under the BBB.org to check them out, we could not pull the information, so the guy that was working with us to make the sale went to a web site and pull up the information on them. How he did it, I don't know. So we let them finish the transaction.
We finish everything. When we got home I went to the site to pull up trips and see how everything work. So, what they was offering you, you can get it from other travel service like travelocity and etc... Do not fall for this, it is very hard to get your money back from them. You call everyone on the contract, the ones that gave you their number doing the time of sign up. It takes days or weeks before you hear from anyone. What ever you do, read before signing your name to the dotted line. You have three days to cancel your membership. We cancel our membership the next day and send it by FedEx. We resend it again certified by USPS. Remember all of this was done before three days. The number we call at Signature Escape to cancel the contract on that same day 855-822-4697 ext. 413 didn't get an answer, cancellation notice was sent to Signature Escapes, 2755 S. Bay Street Suite D, Eustis, FL 32726.
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ClarkDolltun

Dec 13, 2013 Phoenix, Arizona

They are a complete scam they got me and my wife the same way, the names of the owners of this company were disclosed to me by the sales manager William he said they have scammed him out of $28,000 he needed to pay his sales staff. The names of the owners are "Chip Rogan" and "Rob Crowford" and they don't even own the company they just sell a franchise called "Savon Resorts" which is a membership of no value with the offices out of San Diego CA

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FAGGOT ROB 71 ass hole

Nov 12, 2013 New York, New York

ROB CRAWFORD IS A DEAD MAN WALKING WATCH OUT AND KEEP AN EYE OVER YOUR SHOULDER WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU BANG BANG YOUR DEAD *** ***

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PUNK ASS ROB CRAWFORD

Nov 12, 2013

ROB CRAWFORD OF SIGNATURE ESCAPES IS A THIEF DO NOT EVER DO BUSINESS WITH THIS PUNK HE IS A SCAMMER HE OWES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO DOZENS OF EMPLOYEES AND HAS MANY PENDING LAWSUITS AGAINST HIM IN VARIOUS COURTS AROUND THE COUNTRY STAY AWAY FROM HIM AT ALL COSTS

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Mrs Harper101

Sep 22, 2013

Don't ever give 5000 for a claim of any discounts you have to be insane after the reviews and up front charge . Location: Signature Escapes, Inc. 2755 S. Bay ST Suite D, Eustis, FL 32726
Purchased a Gold membership which was to include 100,000 reward credits that were to appear in our account for use within 48 hrs. Additionally, when I got to looking at the site everything they seemed to have told us about their company and our contract were not true. So I tried contacting them at 866-653-2139 ext 818 to get out of the contract but no one would ever call back, I have been leaving emails with reservations' dept since 8-25-2013 through today, continued phone calls still nothing. I want my money back, have told them this as a result of them breaking their contractual agreement and their unseemly way of doing business.
These people have the audacity to think I would be dumb enough to sign a hotel agreement that states when I get to my hotel, that I booked 5 months prior, in Orlando, in peak season, if they tell me "oops we over booked" Signature Escapes has the right to put you in another room of lesser or greater value or better yet cancel your reservation all together and charge you some sort of fees for the financial hardship they incurred. Give me a break the only person that will be incurring a major financial hardship in this situation, along with a lot of frustration would be anyone *** enough to sign that type of an agreement, ludicrous. We are talking about
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havingfun

Sep 20, 2013 Tampa, Florida

:) As for any free gift you receive from any company there is always fees and taxes included. Don't complain about a so called free gift when you know there is no such thing. This also goes for the first price that's offered. We all know that if we say we won't buy at that price that they will lower the price, just as if your purchasing a car or furniture or putting in a lower bid on a house. Come on people quit acting like it's such a scam to lower a price.
As for the vacation packages, well I purchased one. I've already used the reward credits we received when we purchased. I've had no problem with anyone in the location in which I purchased. I've had a wonderful experience and have already booked another vacation. :)

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Travelingcheaperthanyouall

Sep 20, 2013

You are all idiots! Me and my family bought into this program, and we use it. Oddly, it WORKS!! I don't understand, maybe it's not the company considering that is a name spread acrossed numerous groups that sell over the country. I am a very HAPPY and PLEASED consumer! Most of you ***, didn't even by into the program and also the same most of you are pissed about the gifting portion and not the program. Oh well, can't fix ***!

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travel

Sep 18, 2013

These guys are working in Clarksville, Indiana today. Going for a refund tomorrow morning.....I hope. Should have known better. Salesman had whiskey breath. Cost me $5000.

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Roger

Sep 15, 2013

Obviously, you must work for one of these shyster outfits. I lost $2300 to them...what they do is run this scam for a short time and then change their name and run it again. Signature escapes must make a fortune off people as *** as me. I would have laughed if it had not been so painful in my wallet, but a year or so later, we went to another one just to see if it was as we suspected. Wonder of wonders, we got the same smooth talker we had the time before. He did not recognize us since he meets so many suckers every day, but I told him he had scammed us and that he knew this was just another scam. He backed off and he was very nervous. It does no good to contact the AG of the state on Signature escapes ,These people literally change the name of their organization faster than you can change your shoes. I contacted the AG in Indiana and they tried, but could no longer locate the outfit.

PLEASE...DO NOT FALL FOR ANYTHING THESE PEOPLE TELL YOU. As soon as they cash your check, they are working on their new paperwork. BEWARE.

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DEBBIE

Sep 13, 2013 Warsaw, Indiana

WE JUST GOT HOME FROM ONE OF THEIR MEETING IN FORT WAYNE, IN. KNOWING HOW THIS COMPANIES ARE, WE JUST LISTENED TO THE PRESENTATION FOR OUR FREE GIFT. LIKE THEY ALL SAY, THEY DO START LOWERING THE PRICE MORE AND MORE EVERYTIME A NO CAME OUT OF OUR MOUTH. SO PEOPLE IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER LIKE THAT, UNLESS YOU CAN AFORD WASTING 90 MINUTES OF YOU TIME FOR A FREE TRIP, DONT GO. WE DID GO, BECAUSE WE HAVE GOTTEN LOTS OF FREE TRIPS THIS WAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE FIRM AND SAY NO. ITS ALL A SCAM HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE THIS FREE GIFT.
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Jacki

Sep 22, 2013

Debbie, we are from warsaw too and went to the presentation in ft Wayne. Did your free gift end up working or do you know yet? We just went yesterday.

Thanks,

Jacki

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Felling Cheated

Sep 01, 2013 Tampa, Florida

Information current as of Jul 13, 2013.

I bought from a company that change the name in a month and want my refund i feel ***
Company Name: SIGNATURE ESCAPES
Status: Active
Filing Date: 07/08/2013
Entity Type: FICTITIOUS NAME
File Number: G13000068379
Company Age: 2 Months
Filing State: Florida (FL)
Qualifying State: N/A




Registered Agent: None Listed
Principal Address:


Po Box 350699
Grand Island, FL 32735


OWNER
Legacy Properties Group Of Central Florida Inc.
3214 Spicer Ave
Grand Island, FL 32735

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sojourner

Aug 28, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky

Count us as taken. Should have known better. Should have, would have, could have. Got caught up with what we could do to help our kids and grandkids have the vacations they can't afford. Lots of red lights which we ignored. Prices too good to be true. Salespeople with no business cards. Decisions had to be made immediately or at least after being worked on by 4 different salesmen who were so concerned that we not miss out on such a great deal. Invitation letter stated they had been trying to reach us. No calls from them on our answering machine. Repeatedly stated they were not applying any pressure to buy. In my own defense, the best *** men I have ever seen/heard. The free gift was non-existent. The people at the number we were given to call for our free cruise and airfare stated they had never heard of such a thing and did not do that kind of business. Calls to the numbers on the Signature Escapes literature were answered only by answering machines. Numerous messages left. No calls returned. Only way to get a refund, according to the contract, was to send a written request to the company within 3 days. We spent longer than that trying to contact people by phone. Also, according to the contract,which we were not encouraged to read, (Warning. Warning. ALWAYS read the contract.) stated that in the case a refund was requested within the requirement deadline, $50 dollars would be kept for "restocking" and $200 dollars would be kept to pay for "products" given - ie: pamphlets,... Show more

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sojourner

Sep 06, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky

and the followup is: Big Surprise! There is nothing that can be done because we tried to make phone contact during the 3 days we should have been writing a letter requesting our money back. Better Business Bureau has received our complaint and sent it to the company address on the information. They have 14 days to respond. We have no illusions about receiving anything from these scam artists but rest assured, we will continue to tell our story to everyone who will listen. Be careful out there. Even smart people can have an off-day and become the prey. Incidentally, the top guy of the company is Robert Crawford, the same one who ran the former Legacy Destinations, which had to change its name because of all the lying and fraud involved in their company - at least that is what I have read. And from the dates of incorporation of this new company - Signature Escapes, (July 2013) that sounds about right.

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Webster

Aug 24, 2013

I agree. Wish I had seen this post earlier.
They were pushy and very rude. When we said we don't want to buy they started using abusive language. Don't waste your time by going there. I hope people see these posts before going and wasting time. We asked them if they were affiliated with Legacy Destinations .their old company name they did not want anybody else to hear this in their presentation same company same scam change names one month ago
Thank God for the Internet because without this information we would not have realized about Signature Escapes scamming people in Baton Rouge, And other places how do these people stay in business and not go state and federal federal penitentiary

We felt bad for one gentlemen and his wife as we overheard they were trying to get their money back and they refused . Honest people work hard for their money not to be Lied on vacation prices that don't exist shame on you Signature escapes, Formerly legacy destinations after we did our homework.

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Anonymous

Aug 23, 2013

Please, people....I work in the Travel Industry and see things like this happen way too often....If it seems too good to be true...it probably is! DO NOT attend any of these presentations because all they want is your credit card # and your money. This company has taken on the same name as my legitimate business and I am receiving phone calls, emails and Facebook posts daily thinking that I am responsible. So now, they will steal my stellar reputation in the industry, as well as your money? I think not!

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switt

Aug 21, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky

I am in Louisville and got the same letter. I called and made an appointment. Thanks to fe9474 I will not keep this appointment. I inquired as to the amount of the 'taxes and fees' for the 'free' cruise and airfare, but the lady didn't seem to have that info available. Thank you fe9474 for making that info. available.

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jccuk1

Aug 19, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky

I got the same letter and was wanting to go. Any feedback from anyone in Louisville would be greatly appreciated. I go on the 28th of August for the 90 minute snooze fest

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Anonymous

Aug 24, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky

Don't waste your time. we spent 3 hours and had them reduce the fee to $4000 from $9995.when we got home and checked on line we found very few properties available and those that were available were quite expensive. Even looking 1 year out, we found few available properties. Don't go and if you have made a reservation, just don't show up.

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Grtflgrl

Aug 17, 2013 Lewisburg, Tennessee

I just received a letter in the mail stating that we were going to receive a cruise from Royal Caribbean International with 2 round trip airfares (from Signature Escapes) if I call within 72 hours. I am so grateful that I found this website and all the feedback from here has made me make a very solid decision in stating ABSOLUTELY NO!!! Thank you all for all of your informative information causing me to make a very sound decision!! Thank you!!!

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