February 14, 2008
RIP OFF ACROSS THE STATES BY BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
I WANT to remain ANONYMOUS...because of FEAR of retaliation. However, to verify what I am telling you, please GO TO GOOGLE SEARCH, BLUEGREEN CORP. FRAUD - SCAMS.
The new store just opened in Louisiana. They sold over 70 PHONY PACKAGES to the uninformed public there, that are still financially suffering. Those people are expecting to stay in a Luxury Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, but what a Reality Shock they will find !
Being a former employee and an observer since 2006, it is time to STOP BLUEGREEN from growing any larger across the nation ripping off the consumer and making "slave" workers of their employees.
I am a former employee of Bass Pro working with Bluegreen corp. They teach the employees to LIE to make a sell. I worked there for some time before I found this out. They actually teach employees, who NEED a job position to LIE, so they can make their $9.00 an hour on a promise that they will make at least 7 -10 sales a day and a $1000.00 check a week. THIS IS A LIE !
The employees are told to stand in front of the booth, and grab the people as they go by or place a pad and pencil in the customer's hand to SIGN UP TO WIN THE DRAWING.. Many get very irritated. The employees must STAND for hours, even when there are not people in the store. The catch is this: the drawing is used to get personal information, phone, address, income and IF THEY DON'T SIGN TO ALLOW THE TELEMARKETERS TO USE THEIR NUMBERS ETC. they are NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN IN THE DRAWING! WHAT A SCAM !
The customers get RIPPED OFF because they are promised
a vacation package of 3 days and 2 nights for $49.00 and that they will STAY IN A MAJOR HOTEL, any of them except THE WYNN, THE BELAGIO, VENITIAN, OR MANDALAY BAY; the customer BELIEVES and ends up with a SCAM...the raunchest old room in the Circus Circus,Riviera, Sahara or the Imperial Palace. And they promise, in writing in their pamphlet that there is NO STRESS, HARRASMENT OR PRESSURE. The sales rep promises you that it will be ONLY 90 minutes to watch a virtural tour and you will be fed. This is ALL A LIE, as the customers come back with complaints from Branson Mo. to Canada and Hawaii plus other states.
The employees are not allowed to go and see the tour so that they know don't what to do except what the manager tells them to do. The manager, who is in charge of this is Jeff Morton in Florida and he brings in His Friends, who are like him in ethics, and hires them to hire innocent, hard working needy people to work for them. The employee is made to STAND for hours, without sitting down, which is against the state and federal health laws. They are told how to sell and what to say to the customer.
This is a SCAM OF THE WORST KIND. Hardworking people, who save to take vacations end up spending both their time and their money for the promoting of the unethical tactics and making the corporate officers RICH! UNFAIR, UNETHICAL, UNJUST !
PEOPLE WAKE UP...FILE YOUR COMPLAINTS WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, and other agencies for the Consumer Protection.
Former Employee 2006
I found the letter below on the internet. Please read more about Bluegreen Corp.
RE: Frank P Reilly
FLorham Park, NJ AND OTHERS who have been
SCAMMED BY BLUEGREEN CORPORATION ACROSS THE NATION
REPORTING: FRAUD -SWITCH & BAIT..ACROSS THE STATES WHERE THE BASS PRO BLUE GREEN CORPORATIONS DO BUSINESS...
It is the same, whether it is Dallas, Branson or Las Vegas. Enter the Bass Pro Store. Look around and see a booth where "OPC'S" stop your flow of thought, pull you by the arm, con you, squeeze you, scream at you, intimidate you and pressure you to sign up for a SHOPPING SPREE, then take all your private information and tell you YOU MUST SIGN to Enter the Drawing.
First of all this is against the Law. The Federal Trade Commission MUST BE INFORMED as to these tactics.
Second, it is SEXUAL harassment when a woman pulls or touches a man to con or intimidate him to SIGN UP TO ENTER. Third, the reason for this is to SELL A PHONY MIS-REPRESENTED $49.00 "GET AWAY" PACKAGE for 3 days and 2 nights and 'YOU WILL STAY IN ONE OF THE MAJOR HOTELS ON THE STRIP" LIKE THE MGM, CAESARS, LUXOR, EXCALIBUR, PARIS, "ANYONE BUT THE BELAGIO, WYNN, MANDALAY OR VENITIAN, WHO ARE NOT OUR PARTNERS".
Well, I was given Circus Circus. I complained and was given the Imperial Palace. I complained again and was told my only other choices were the Reviera or the Sahara. The others were "NOT AVAILABLE".
Upon further checking, I found that Blue Green Bass Pro's ONLY partners are the four standard 2-3 star old hotel casinos. And they KEPT MY MONEY, WOULD NOT RETURN IT.
There are others that I have learned were promised only 90 Minutes and it is "written NO HASSLE, NO PRESSURE, NO STRESS" Tour. However, when it comes time to be given the FREE (you pay $49.00) for two FREE GIFT CERTIFICATES to shop AFTER spending HOURS being PITCHED to sell their TIME SHARES, they don't want to give it to you because you want to leave without stress and in 90 minutes, ONE HOUR AND A HALF OF CONSTANT PRESSURE.
Please Print this on the Internet so those people who are wanting to visit Branson Mo, Las Vegas and other cities where Bass Pro and Blue Green are building their resorts will NOT BE MADE A FOOL and TAKEN FOR THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY!
*PLEASE VERIFY MY STATEMENTS BY SEARCHING GOOGLE, YAHOO AND OTHER SEARCH ENGINES. GO TO THE COMPLAINTS BOARD.COM, RIP OFF BOARD ETC. IT IS THERE, BUT NEEDS TO BE VERBALLY SPOKEN SO THOSE WITHOUT COMPUTERS WILL NOT BUY INTO THE SCAM.
It is those people, who don't have money, who are not informed that is hurting the most. They spend their $49.00 and maybe they say they earn more than they do because they are believing they are getting a SPECIAL TODAY BARGAIN.Read Next Complaint >>