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International Events IEP Took our money and failed to make hotel reservations - could not reach anyone except the receptionist. Las Vegas , Nevada
17th of Mar, 2011 by User416604
IEP conned us into making hotel reservations through them for a show in Chicago in March, 2011. In the weeks leading up to the show they continually told us that we could not contact the hotel directly. That only IEP had access to our reservations (red flag). The week before the show we finally called the hotel directly. Only 10 of the 22 rooms were actually reserved. No other reservations had been made. We had to scramble to make new reservations at a higher rate. Meanwhile, we tried multiple times to reach IEP and resolve this "misunderstanding". No one was ever available to talk. The only person we could reach was the receptionist and she continued to apologize, transfer us to voice mail, take messages and say that Michelle or Leo or Leslie would call us right back. No one ever called. This is a total scam!
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3099 days ago by IEP_Group_Thieves
International Events Group or IEP Group is 100% FRAUDULENT. They will STEAL your money. Jason Hearne, Delaina Goodloe, Leilani Trinidad and Dena Wolfendale are LIARS and THIEVES. They know how to play the system and will play you too. I hope justice is served and these people pay for the pain they have caused others. AVOID IEP Group (International Events Group) at ALL COSTS!
3096 days ago by Warning The Public
Please be aware that International Events, AKA, IEP Group, AKA IEP Inc; in the past, known as Itravel, is located on Rainbow Blvd in Las Vegas. The doors to this company were locked as of 1-16-12 with no notification to some employees that they would be closed. It is rumored that they will open again under another name or possibly another address which they have done in the past. They also have another address listed on Lindell Road in Las Vegas, but that is their old address. They continue to use this address on letter head or on other websites so please be aware of those as well. This company had changed their name from Itravel to International Events due to customer complaints (see Itravel at BBB website) and may change their name again. The vice president of the company, Jason T. Hearne (also wife, listed as owner-Vanessa Hearne) and Director of Sales, Tony Carey along with other employees continue to use the same business model of soliciting companies over the phone to offer wholesale/discounted rates for hotel rooms for Tradeshows in cities Worldwide with the policy of paying for the rooms upfront "to get the best rate." They also continue to hire sales representatives because the majority of sales representatives left the company (because the employees found out that consumers were not getting the products and services they paid for). They continue to hire new representatives because new representatives are unsuspecting at first. There has been almost 100% turnover in staff since the beginning of 2011, with only a few left. It is presumed that the employees that remain know of the companies mode of operation and are getting some sort of kickback or payout from the company to continue to work there.
There have been multiple complaints (see BBB website under International Events) from consumers that International Events does not pay for the rooms or do not confirm the reservation. Thus when the consumer gets to the hotel, the rooms have either been cancelled or not paid for. The company has used excuses such as their wholesaler went out of business, or that the company was facing financial difficulties and could not honor their obligations to hotels. Also, attempts to get refunds have been unsuccessful. Until they are stopped by authorities, they will continue to run their business this way, presuming to take the money and doing something with it (rumored land purchases, vacations, off shore accounts, homes etc) Employees and Customers have had complaints into the Attorney General since September of 2011. At this point there has been no action taken by the Attorney General.

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