The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) announced a settlement with Travel Services regarding the firm's marketing tactics:
"... Illinois-based Travel Services, Inc. and its principals have agreed to a $50,000 judgment that permanently prohibits them from selling and marketing vacation club memberships in Massachusetts... The consent judgment, filed Monday in Suffolk Superior Court, settles allegations that Travel Services – formerly known as Funseekers Vacations, Inc. and operating in Massachusetts as “Outrigger Vacation Club” – along with President Christy Spensberger and Vice President William Bailey, facilitated unfair and highly deceptive sales operations at Plymouth-based Only Way 2 Go Travel and Methuen-based Fantasia Travel. "
The 2010 lawsuit alleged that the defendants:
"... conspired to lure consumers to sales presentations using deceptive mail and telephone solicitations and then subject them to high pressure sales pitches containing myriad misrepresentations and omissions designed to induce consumers to purchase Outrigger Vacation Club memberships serviced by Travel Services... consumers entered into the membership contracts based upon false promises that they would receive better-than-Internet wholesale prices on vacation packages, cruises, accommodations and other travel services. Instead, consumers allegedly left sales presentation venues having spent thousands of dollars on vacation club memberships that were essentially worthless..."