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Force Group Network, aka Force Travel & Leisure
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Big Sis..



Joined: 19 Feb 2007
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Location: Torrevieja and Norfolk

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean theyve heard of us Shocked Wink Smile

Pity the chap who tried to 'advertise' the site on here hadnt.. Rolling Eyes
Well actually, maybe its good thing he hadnt, as we got a sticky out of it ,and hopefully it will help others getting sucked in.

I wonder if theres a BIG sign up in the call centre saying If someone mentions Lay My Hat hang up. Smile
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Madgolfer80



Joined: 26 Nov 2009
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Location: Benalmadena, Spain

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Force Group Network Reply with quote

Hi all,

I got a cal from Force Group with their pitch about having an inside track to the market within the UK police forces & armed services.

Unfortunately after many such phone calls since we started advertising our Spanish apartment I am now very suspicious. paranoid etc You can tell very quickly from the tone of voice and approach when somebody is trying to sell you something.

I did a search and immediately found this forum. So thanks to all another potential victim saved - and I've found this forum also which looks very helpful. Maybe I'll even become less paranoid in time !
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brenda



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had begun to think that we were the only people NOT to have been targetted by Force - but finally got my call this week!
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Sam V



Joined: 20 Nov 2009
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Location: Villa in Gale, Algarve, Portugal. At home in Fetcham, Surrey, UK

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: Force Reply with quote

I got my call this week! Soon as she mentioned 'Force' I hung up! Smile
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Stu



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not heard a thing from 'em.

Most upset!
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burdy



Joined: 20 Dec 2006
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Location: Murcia, Spain

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a Police Sport UK magazine in the canteen at work the other day and was interested to see how the advertising looked.

The magazine itself is very good and tells you all about police officers from all over the country involved in differing sports.

In the centre spread (two pages) is the advert for Force Travel.

The only mention of villa holidays is a cometition they are currently running for a "villa holiday". No pictures, no details, nothing.
They seem to be more into advertising UK holidays.

So ....
If you think they're going to advertise your villa and you'll get value for money .... think again !!!

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hurghadasun



Joined: 23 Oct 2008
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Location: Hurghada Egypt

PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, had the call this morning.
This woman introduced herself as Force Travel and was looking to include “us” in their portfolio.
I asked why I should be interested in advertising with a company that is negatively portrayed all over the internet. She didn’t seem happy!
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Lesblancs



Joined: 01 Feb 2006
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Location: Morbihan, Bretagne

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to tag them last time they contacted me, so couldn't help but notice that they have been sniffing round my web site for the last day or so.

I eagerly await their call Wink Rolling Eyes

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Big Sis..



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theperfectrentals.com

This is on their facebook page as well now, so another name to avoid........... Rolling Eyes
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Windy



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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theperfectrentals.com


Well any company that mangles grammar even on their url like that would set my critical antennae waving. Laughing

Thanks for the heads up BS
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sheikhster



Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Force Group Network Reply with quote

I signed up with these guys and my site isn't live after 3 weeks. They promise one week. I'm very dissapointed so add me to the list.

My breckenridge lodging websites are really easy to pull pictures from. What is their problem.

It looks like a lot of people are having problems with them.
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John Lamb



Joined: 18 May 2007
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Location: Charente Maritime

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Force Group Network and Vincet Roland Plumb Reply with quote

According to The Insolvency Service, Vincent Roland Plumb, former director of the now defunct Image Publiations Ltd was disqualified from being a company director in the UK for six years as from 5 October 2010- Image Publications, of course, traded as Force Travel and Leisure until it went into voluntary liquidation.

The misconduct details explain that monies were taken for his personal benefit and to the detriment of the company and its creditors at a time when monies owed to creditors were increasing and when creditors were pressing for payment.

" .......Mr Plumb caused Image Publications to spend at least £76,696 in respect of the development of his oversees business, which he is still currently operating. To date Mr Plumb has failed to provide a fullexplanation for the expenditure detailed above, totalling £156,298. This expenditure occurred during a time when Mr Plumb claimed that he had resigned from his position as a director of Image Publications."

It is important to be aware that the US operation run by Vincent Roland Plumb- Force Group Network ? and Force Travel Club/ Member Benefits Club are no longer connected.

Many things are unclear-the liquidator was clear about that!

Why does one police affiliated group allow itself to be seen within a million miles of this can of worms?

Shame on them- they must know all of this...and more!

JL
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Windy



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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they must know all of this...and more!


Nah - Lancashire constabulary did a full investigation on FTL and apparently they came up smelling totally rosy , so either you are bang out of order or .......

No it's unthinkable isn't it.
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Elcarmoli



Joined: 23 Mar 2008
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Location: Costa Calida, Murcia & Scotland

PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Will they never disappear!? Reply with quote

I'm very saddened to see these people are still conning folks out of their hard earned cash.

After loosing a substantial sum to them we did complain to police sport and Narpo but there was limited interest. We took out a couple of banner adds with them and had not one enquiry over the years.....I did learn a lesson though and Google everyone and and never listen to advertisers that phone me!
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Annew



Joined: 04 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let you know - this lot are back on their phones!

Force Media was the name quoted this time - I hung up immediately!
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