The state Department of Justice has agreed to a $2.3 million
settlement to resolve two travel scam cases.
The deal resolves
cases against Travel Services, Inc., in Outagamie and Waukesha
counties alleging deceptive marketing practices about memberships
in its travel clubs and discounts.
The DOJ says
according to a court order entered on Friday, $1.8 million will be
set aside as restitution for Wisconsin residents who purchased
memberships in the Castaways Vacations Club, Phoenix Vacation Club
or Outrigger Vacation Club. The rest will go to forfeitures and to
cover DOJ's prosecution costs.
Anne Schwartz didn't immediately return messages Monday. Travel
Services LLC's attorney, Ed Hannan, declined comment. He said he
couldn't speak about the case without written authorization from
his client and he couldn't reach the company.