Just to add my 2c to the herd.
There is a group of people who operate under various names and basically phone people, tell them they’ve won a car or something and then make them attend a prize giving where they discover they’ve won nothing but then subsequently get lured into some contract holiday garbage which invariably ends up costing them way more than they expected. This bait and switch operation is the very definition of a scam.
Long story short, if someone phones you and says you’ve won something, don’t believe them… alternatively you can tell them to drop off the car at your house when they have a moment 🙂
In the mean time, another South African blogger wrote some stuff about the scam on his blog and QVC are subsequently trying to sue him for over half a million rand, which is basically their way of saying “We’re bigger than you”… well, they might be, but they’re not bigger than all of us.
You can read more about this case here and here
ps QVC, aka Quality Vacation Club, aka Prestige Business Solutions, aka Unique Connections, aka World Connect/VIP/VIP World Connect, aka Prime Vision, aka Media Magic, aka Mega Communications, aka Ezweni Communications, aka Dynamic Communication, aka Real Communications/Real Communication, aka Ecoworld, aka Market Matrix.
Why would a legitimate business need so many aliases?
I encourage other bloggers to get this story out into the wild so that these con artists start to feel the google crunch.
214 thoughts on “Quality Vacation Club Scam”
I have collected their voucher, but haven’t booked the holiday. How do I get out of this now without being liable for anything?
I am so glad I read all these comments..OMW!. some lady by the name of Thuli also called me now to say that I have won free holiday for 5 days at one of their resorts, also from a 087…no. Says accommodation is free, but it is self catering. she even called me by my name. so I asked her where she got my name and no from, she said from their data base. said I can collects my vouchers Menlyn wood, Pta East, Office park 291, sprite avenue… I searched the address, turns out to be a medical centre,lol
They are now in Joburg, got a call from a rat called Mark today. Pisses me off when people think they can scam us for money we work so hard for. I smelt a huge rat from the very beginning. now they call themselves Leisure company. he’s such a moron he didn’t even realise my questions were exposing him. I just told him I wasn’t interested and hanged up.
I actually belong to the QVC club and bought the time share… via there scam…
At first I was angry… yes you do actually get your weekend away voucher…
If you have a bit of time to waste….
1) Go and listen to their presentation… and you do get a voucher for your out of season week / midweek / weekend away…
The resorts they offer are worth at least R950 a day, so if you have time to waste and want to use them… for wasting your time… you do actually get the voucher (a bit of PT because you make your own booking online with the voucher or call their call centre)
2) If you are in Durban they offer free tickets to Ushaka Marine world… waste 1hr30min and they will give your family complimentary entry to both the aquarium and the water park… we have abused their system…
and at the end tell them actually we belong to QVC already… then they try and convince us to swop our QVC for Unipoints…
So we have concluded that they are not QVC directly, they are marketing agents…
* if you like what they have to offer… go on gumtree around Oct people practically want to give it away because they cant afford the management fees.
Management fees for 30 points is around R6000 a year… (which you can pay monthly throughout the year and still use the points) but I make my management fee by booking holidays for family and friends and get a free holiday accommodation for my family worth 9 -15k every year.
The original price we paid for our QVC points was insane and if I could do over I would buy it off someone else or take it over from someone else… but the management fee works out very worth it if you manage your portfolio.
I am a senior level 5 contributor on trip advisor. I do reviews on all the places we have stayed over the years. I have used and enjoyed my time share/club points.
I have been a member of QVC for many years. Have been on some memorable holidays and breaks with the family. Kariba, Hoedspruitx2, Hazyview, Beitbridge (Kruger)x2, Uvongo, Port Edward, Sedgefield, Sudwala, Hartebeespoort, Pilgrimsrest, Cullinanx2, Saint Lucia and most recently Morrumbene in Mozambique. Always quality self-catering accommodation that is very well maintained.
Yes the points may not be worth any monetary value anymore but we have certainly received our money’s worth over the years. We were not restricted to just one time share week every year and forced to sell a week if we were not able to use a specific week. To get accommodation you have to however plan well in advance and book well in advance. Next step for me is to do some swaps for accommodation in Europe.(airplane tickets are expensive though)
Once my kids are out of school I will be able to stay at a number of resorts a year as the out of season accommodation attracts much less points
The QVC points has not been a scam for me. Only thing I agree is that the tactics of their marketing company is irritating but it seems to have worked for them over the years. In the end it is your choice if you want to buy the points or not. Or to just to take the free midweek break.
You must be one of them. 80% of the information on these people are negative and here you are selling us nonsense. Shame on you. Go work like the rest of us instead of scamming our hard earned cash.
WOW…Thanks that I found this, ive been suspecting them from the beginning, but alll other company names given were ok when I searched. Why cant the police just stop this???
iam even fighting with my man we are suppose to go and pick up the voucher at 2pm,and he is against it saying these are scams.Thank you guys,,,,,fun the way they insist come with your partner
looks like they are starting soon this year. they called me yesterday and again this morning. theank you all so very much
i knew from the get go that it was probably a scam.They only tell you their first names.’Frank’ he said and i asked “frank who” he froze for a minute then spelled his surname instead of saying it which was dodgy!The guy immediately changed the name of the company when i asked “what’s the name of the company again?” he now said Leisure Portfolio and well he messed everything up by giving me the address ’cause when i googled Leisure portfolios they are not situated there.Spread the word and lets not let these scammers get away with it.
Is this true guys help me please.These guys phoned me for a collection of a 5days holiday voucher.I must bring my partner.
I received a call from that very same number 0873104763 this Tuesday the 18/04/2017: this consultant just went straight to explaining this without even confirming who is he talking to. The call was about : They did a ruffle and my number was selected to qualify for a free voucher – a treat of 5 days at one of their resort. Including 2 kids under 18. The voucher will expire in a year from the day we receive it. All is paid for and all we have to do is go and enjoy and give them a feedback on their resort. Then what we need to do is bring my partner to collect the voucher, they were specific that they don’t give this voucher to one person. Thank God we had to check who are we dealing with first on google, and we got this information. the other thing is since their call they keep checking when will you make it to come collect the voucher, very patient because they know they want to con us.i even told them you guys are tsotsis and guy said no no no no we are not this is a promotion we always do. to show that we are not tsotsis we don’t want you to bring any money, don’t even bring your wallet that’s got your bank cards.and then you will say haaaa this ones are genuine they are not tsotsis indeed, lets share with others. this is a no go zone, if wanna go is best to go as a team with a camera nogal.
I received a call from that very same number 0873104763 this Tuesday the 18/04/2017: this consultant just went straight to explaining this without even confirming who is he talking to. The call was about : They did a ruffle and my number was selected to qualify for a free voucher – a treat of 5 days at one of their resort. Including 2 kids under 18. The voucher will expire in a year from the day we receive it. All is paid for and all we have to do is go and enjoy and give them a feedback on their resort. Then what we need to do is bring my partner to collect the voucher, they were specific that they don’t give this voucher to one person. Thank God we had to check who are we dealing with first on google, and we got this very helpful information. the other thing is since their call they keep checking when will you make it to come collect the voucher, very patient because they know they want to con us.i even told them you guys are tsotsis and this guy said no no no no we are not – this is a promotion that we always do yearly. to show that we are not tsotsis we don’t want you to bring any money, don’t even bring your wallet that’s got your bank cards.and then you will say haaaa this ones are genuine they are not tsotsis indeed, and go see them. lets share with others. this is a no go zone, but if wanna go is best to go as a team with a camera no-gal or with cops once.
Hi Gyz also received a call about this free holiday and said, will check it first and come across this site, not worth wasting my time, number called was 087 310 4763 thanks guys.
My husband received a call last week, saying he should bring his partner and collect a voucher for a holiday, it’s all paid up. i got suspicious and googled it. It were i saw these comments, their address is “20 Georgian Crescent East, Hampton Office Park, Eastbury House, LPA office.
Now they say thier address is at Edenvale number 18 Centinary way, founders office park. Beviews builsing 2nd floor
0873104763 I got a call from this number claiming I won a 5 day holiday resort stay at a 5 star resort. Was not keen so I googled and came across this post. I was referred to by a friend and I can’t get ahold of her since I received the call. Was told to go to 291 Menlyn Office park. Not sure if she’s OK but this is a SCAM.
Also received a call last week friday and i asked them to send me an email and they claimed that their server is down,20 Georgian Bryanston, I was suppose to go yesterday to collect the voucher but i didnt go, It sounds too good to be true.
Also just received a call from them,for an appointment @ Edenvale office. I don’t think its a scam per say according to the comments I have read, however they are some things which I believe these guys shouldn’t be doing
1) Not being open forefront with the fact that they are trying to sell u their products
2) If people can’t exit their contracts then this is bad.
3) Not disclosing where they really got ur Contact details
Apart from the above, their selling strategy is very luring and one should consider very carefully before going to collect the free voucher or even signing up for one of their products.
Just received a call, won a 5 day holiday. Google the Gps and came across this page. Thanks guys for the heads up.
they are criminals they have called thousands of public people, that is their game
I have just received a call from this dubious company. Thanks for the warning
I’ve just received a call from them,informing me that my number has been nominated to win a free voucher for 5 days holiday in one of the resorts,i must bring my wife with to collect the voucher on Saturday.i then asked my friend to call them pretending to have missed their call just to check the credibility of this,and the lady at the reception told him that the call was to inform him that his number has been nominated to win the voucher.
thanks for this block guys-this is a scam
LOL,Yrs later thye still exist,i just got a call from them,supposed to collect my voucher nxt week.
Thanks for the blog, also just received a call saying i won a holiday at Mount Amanzi… Will certainly not be wasting my time going to their offices in Fairie Glen.
Hi guys, has anyone ever went to this promised holidays?
It is a professional scam I managed to buy myself out of