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March 14, 1997 | JAMES S. GRANELLI and MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Warning that consumers are losing billions of dollars a year to travel scams, federal and state authorities said Thursday that they are suing 20 companies nationwide--including two Irvine operations--as part of a crackdown on travel marketing networks and do-it-yourself come-ons.
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March 14, 1997 | JAMES S. GRANELLI and MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Warning that consumers are losing billions of dollars a year to travel scams, federal and state authorities said Thursday that they are suing 20 companies nationwide--including two Irvine operations--as part of a crackdown on travel marketing networks and do-it-yourself come-ons.
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BUSINESS
March 20, 1997 | (James Granelli)
Dealing a setback to the multi-state crackdown on travel industry abuses, a San Diego judge refused to curtail an Orange County travel company's operations or freeze the assets of its operators. Superior Court Judge J. Richard Haden decided that the state had failed to show any immediate, irreparable harm to the public by allowing Nu-Concepts in Travel Inc. in Irvine and its Jetaway Travel Corp. ticketing subsidiary to keep operating.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1997 | (Russ Stanton)
The state attorney general's office said Friday that it reached a settlement with Nu-Concepts in Travel Inc. of Irvine and its Jetaway Travel Corp. subsidiary, which it accused earlier this year of being "an endless chain scheme." Under the agreement, Nu-Concepts and Jetaway agreed to abide by state laws governing the sale of travel and multilevel marketing plans, to make refunds to customers who sought them and to pay commissions to associates who earned them.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON
Gov. Pete Wilson ought to check with his legal eagles before handing out letters of commendation to constituents--especially when those recipients are being sued by the state of California. Last week, the state attorney general's office filed charges against Nu-Concepts in Travel Inc. and its Jetaway Travel Corp. ticketing subsidiary, accusing the Irvine firms of violating numerous business laws and functioning as an "endless chain scheme."
BUSINESS
April 18, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
TravelMax International Inc., one of a fast-growing but controversial new breed of travel agent networks, has locked its offices, laid off employees and shut down its telephone reservation system as it attempts to raise new capital to keep operating.
NEWS
May 6, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
World Class Network Inc., an Irvine-based travel company shuttered in March as part of a nationwide crackdown on travel-related fraud, has agreed to abandon its multilevel tactics, pay a $500,000 fine and reimburse consumers more than $3 million.
TRAVEL
March 23, 1997 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Con men, said Mike Spinelli, president of the American Society of Travel Agents. Scamsters, pronounced Ed Perkins, editor of the Consumer Reports Travel Letter. Dream-stealers, proclaimed Arthur R. Weiss, an assistant attorney general for the state of Texas, trumping his colleagues. Who is it that has Spinelli, Perkins and Weiss so annoyed? A small and evil minority of travel vendors who use underhanded methods in their efforts to sell you your next vacation.
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