I purchased a holiday over the phone in December 2007. After speaking with a representative from Coral Beach Tours I accepted the holiday on offer and gave my credit card details. This was a phone call from Florida to Australia. All the voices were accented and sounded American. I was given 18 months in which to take the holiday and my documents were forwarded to me by Fedex. nAbout 2 months ago,in June I saw a TV show in Australia called A Current Affair, and a women described my holiday and how she had been ripped off by this company. I was numb and thought I have done my money which I paid from my credit card which amounted to $837 Australian. I immediately contacted the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission and completed an online form. They were quick with a response and asked me to contact my bank which I did. They replied by letter after a week and said that too much time had lapsed from the time I paid for the holiday, which was Dec 07 to about June 08 and advised that they could not help me to get my money back. nI again contacted the ACCC and they advised that I try to contact the Federal Trade Commission in the US. I was about to fill out their on-line form but I came accross this site and have decided to file this report. nI noticed that I am not the only one who has been ripped off by this company, calling themselves Coral Beach Travel and Tours. I would love to get my money back, as I can’t afford to lose that amount of money. nThank you for the opportunity to be able to tell my story. Let this also be a lesson to others who agree to purchase a holiday over the phone. nSuenToowongAustralia
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