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Bogus travel vouchers landing in Minnesota

Posted by: Alejandra Matos under Whistleblower Updated: August 14, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Travel vouchers from American TAD, based in Arizona, are landing in mailboxes across the Midwest, according to the Better Business Bureau.

The letter, which states this is a "final notice," informs recipients that American TAD has been attempting to contact them on several occasions."Enclosed is your Travel Check Voucher. This Travel Check Voucher can be redeemed for a certificate for 2 round trip airline tickets anywhere in the continental US from any major international US airport," the letter says.

A Star Tribune reporter received one of these vouchers at her home and alerted Whistleblower. The supposed voucher had a $1,198 value.

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota issued an alert on these vouchers in July, saying airlines such as US Airways and American Airlines are not affiliated with the offer in any way. In Arizona, 37 complaints have been filed with the BBB, and the consumer agency could not confirm a physical address for the company.

Dan Hendrickson, spokesman for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota, said a volunteer with their organization called a number listed on the vouchers and was told she would have to attend a presentation to redeem her travel certificate, and the offer was only good for couples.
 

Here is a look at the voucher:

 

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