The Better Business Bureau – Nebraska issued an alert to warn consumers about a business that calls itself Omaha Travel, an internet travel promotions company claiming to be located in Omaha. President of the BBB – Nebraska Jim Hegarty says they have received a number of complaints from consumers who responded to faxes offering travel and vacation deals. Hegeraty says they tried to contact Omaha Travel at the address in Omaha they posted on their website and they were not at that location. They also contacted the owner of the property and asked about the business and the BBB were told that company is not a client.
Hegarty says people find out about the “deals” being offered by Omaha Travel by receiving faxes at their place of employment. The BBB is not aware that any of the deals being offered are real and consumers who purchased packages are not getting their money back. He says the company is also falsely claiming to be a BBB accredited business and they are not. The BBB logo is on the Omaha Travel website.
Hegarty says it isn’t uncommon for scammers to use a name representing the Midwest because there is a trust factor with doing business with people located here. He believes this “company” is located off-shore and their goal is to scam customers. He says the BBB contacted the Federal Trade Commission and they are taking this investigation to the next level
The BBB advises those looking for travel packages to be suspicious of heavily discounted offers, a company that only wants cash or wire transfer money for payment and one call – last chance deals.