If enough people call something a scam, it’s probably a scam. Nashville company ‘Vacations4You‘, owned by Greg Minor of Mt. Juliet, filed a lawsuit today asking a judge to issue an injunction on the speech of a customer who gave them a bad review, and called them a “scam”. They’re asking for the judge to order their customer to stop giving them bad reviews… of which they have dozens from other unhappy clients. The company’s own reputation is so shady that the first ‘FAQ’ on the website has to explain “We are not a scam”. They also claim to not be a travel agency.
The lawsuit, filed today in Nashville Chancery Court, sues Sherry Hadaway, alleging that she signed up for a 10-year contract to receive discounted rates on travel services, but the day after she signed the contract she called to cancel, as she stated she could get the same deals online, without their assistance. They told her the “membership agreement does not provide for cancellations”, and that she was locked in.
In the months following, Hadaway posted her true and honest reviews of the company to multiple sites, such as below:
“I went to listen to the sales pitch for my free gift not knowing what I was about to get myself into. First, to use the “free gift” you have to pay a fee within a short amount of time. Hmm, is it free if you have to pay to use it? If it wasn’t so unethical, it would almost be funny that they can call it a free gift! Then I fell for the scam! But with a few hours, after getting to my own computer and doing my own research I saw it was a scam. I tried to cancel but of course I signed away my right to cancel before I had time to research! I paid 9k for what I can get on my own with a simple google search. BEWARE!!!”-Sherry Hadaway
and this review:
“This is such a scam. I have tried to use my package two times only to find it cheaper on my own! I paid 9K for NOTHING!!! beware”-Sherry Hadaway
In a statement to Scoop: Nashville, Vactions4You responded below and confirmed this was the only one of the bad reviews they have filed a lawsuit for.
“The defamation lawsuit was filed by our Vacations4you legal team due to the non-stop false and inaccurate statements that were continually being made against the organization directly to our current and potential clients through various online and social media channels. Vacations4you will always take a stand against inaccurate or false information about our product or services.”-Vacations4You 07/13/2021
In a letter to employees earlier this year, Vacations4You told their employees they never had to worry bout the company suing them after leaving the company. We’re not sure what brought on this weird boast, but we obtained the letter below:
In the interest of preservation, we’ve documented some of the current negative online reviews below: