HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Must read : Time Share Scam Awareness! Don't be the next victim!

Like Tree284Likes
Share This Page
HardwareZone.com on Facebook
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 13-07-2012, 10:41 AM   #1201
Senior Member
 
tungsten2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,314
Anyone heard of GoodWill Ettikon at 545 Orchard Road, Far East Shopping Centre #12-02. Is this also another scumbag timeshare companies ?

Check from Singapore Companies Directory reveal this :
Action International (Asia) Pte Ltd
Contact:
545, Orchard Road
#12-02 Far East Shopping Centre
Singapore 238882
Tel: (65) 6221-0100
Fax: (65) 6221-0206
E-mail:
Website:
Categories: Business Consultants, Management Consultants, Business Services
Company Profile: Business Consultant
__________________
“When in doubt, run Process Monitor!”
tungsten2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #1202
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 258
I went for a timeshare presentation as well. They kept calling me before that, at least 3 times, reminding me to go because, "the guy is supposed to be on leave but cancelled so that he can share with you the benefits." Turned out to be a girl attending to me. Got suspicious after that.

After 3-4 hrs of refusing to reveal the membership fee, she finally called her sales manager out and the manager quoted me 30-40k same as the rest of the people here. I laughed and said no way. The manager tried to sell me some bull**** about since i'd been listening for so long i should pay as the company was a "rolex" and so deserved the high fees. I didn't quite understand the logic.

Anyway, after i said no again, she just ignored me and told the girl, "u settle this". The girl tried to act pitful and again used the fact that i had been sitting down for so long to convince me. I pretended to agree and the manager came back. The manager straight away asked if i had a POSB everyday card. I said no. She THREW the application form in front of me and asked to sign up saying that i can pay in installments. I refused. She looked pissed but tried to convince me saying that i can sell the travel packages to my friends so that i can get some money. She showed me some rough workings but i could see that the profit was maybe $200-300 a year. Too little, the bulk would be earned by the company. Plus i would be helping the company to cheat my friends.

In the end i made it clear that i would not be signing and she started to go crazy, scolding the girl who did the presentation. The other clients were shocked and stared at her. Hopefully that woke them up not to sign. I had to show myself out after that as they disappeared.

Nowadays when i receive such calls i just agree to attend the presentation at after office hours like 7-8pm but never turn up.
henry_kmc and sendoec like this.
Koonz82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #1203
Junior Member
 
henry_kmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 92
Hi everyone.. I seek your advice.. Last month this CHE had called me and offer me nice and wonderful giftaways to take back.. So me being so naive n foolish.. Went down and was offered a talk by one of the ladies there.. I was fascinated by the offers n sign uo.. Paid 4k uofront.. Few weeks later, i called their company to enquire something.. Tried to call them like hell but no ans.. Dunno whether they still alive. Went down more worst like close down.. So i went to research n here i am knowing its a scam.. I seek ur advice to go about it.. Thanks..
Hi so sorry to hear that, but may i know which card u charge to?
If u use a credit card and pay and they use other terminal to charge like u buy from CHE they charge under CCA (Car Central Automobile), you can actually dispute this purchase, and have you lodge a CASE and Police Report?
sendoec likes this.
henry_kmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #1204
Junior Member
 
henry_kmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 92
I went for a timeshare presentation as well. They kept calling me before that, at least 3 times, reminding me to go because, "the guy is supposed to be on leave but cancelled so that he can share with you the benefits." Turned out to be a girl attending to me. Got suspicious after that.

After 3-4 hrs of refusing to reveal the membership fee, she finally called her sales manager out and the manager quoted me 30-40k same as the rest of the people here. I laughed and said no way. The manager tried to sell me some bull**** about since i'd been listening for so long i should pay as the company was a "rolex" and so deserved the high fees. I didn't quite understand the logic.

Anyway, after i said no again, she just ignored me and told the girl, "u settle this". The girl tried to act pitful and again used the fact that i had been sitting down for so long to convince me. I pretended to agree and the manager came back. The manager straight away asked if i had a POSB everyday card. I said no. She THREW the application form in front of me and asked to sign up saying that i can pay in installments. I refused. She looked pissed but tried to convince me saying that i can sell the travel packages to my friends so that i can get some money. She showed me some rough workings but i could see that the profit was maybe $200-300 a year. Too little, the bulk would be earned by the company. Plus i would be helping the company to cheat my friends.

In the end i made it clear that i would not be signing and she started to go crazy, scolding the girl who did the presentation. The other clients were shocked and stared at her. Hopefully that woke them up not to sign. I had to show myself out after that as they disappeared.

Nowadays when i receive such calls i just agree to attend the presentation at after office hours like 7-8pm but never turn up.

Hi is the presentation @ Regency House? and is the girl named Jasmine?
Great that you had not sign up.
henry_kmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 02:28 PM   #1205
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Hi All,

I just paid an amount of $1.5k on monday before i read all the scams that has been happening here. I just wonder if anyone here had an ATC membership that you wanted to offload and yet all the other so-called agents calling up to say they can help to transfer or cancelled the memebership on our behalf! I just with this company called Bric Solutions Pte Ltd located on Beach Road at Chye Sing Building. I am concern about whether me trying to get out of the ATC memembership is throwing myself into another although they have stipulated it that once we pay full for some more monies to buy into a trustee account, waiting for a 24 mths period, I would be able to clear it off and get back my cash from the trustee's fund which is Hutchinson & Co. Do you guys believe in this?
geoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #1206
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Hi Geoval....Bric Solutions Pte Ltd another timeshare reload scam company. Do not fall for their trap. U can still cancell within 5 days cooling off period directly thru CASE n SCT. Act fast before the co scam more monies out from you n other ppl. The company is either linked or changed name from previous co called Landmark and Portfolio Investments Pte Ltd same director. U can pull out from ACRA to know who are the Directors involved in these scams. These ppl keep changing co names from time to time and they do nothing to our timeshare issues. Pls act fast.
sendoec likes this.
TimeShare Saviour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #1207
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Hi Tungsten2...Goodwill Ettikon is also another reload scam timeshare company. Do not believe whatever they said to you in helping us to offload our timeshare issues or problems. They just want to scam our hard earned monies. Pls report this to CASE directly or CAD if you have came or signed into agreements with them. Please beware!!!!!!!!!!
TimeShare Saviour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #1208
Senior Member
 
tungsten2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,314
Thanks, noted
__________________
“When in doubt, run Process Monitor!”
tungsten2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #1209
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Hi TimeShare Saviour,

Thanks for the advice. I am really curious as to why they are doing this to us? How to I go about Case to stop anymore proceedings? As of now, I still am holding onto to my ATC membership certificate and on ATC side they keep sending reminder to remind us to pay the maintenance feebi-annually. Also, according to Bric Solution, we now have defaulted the maintenance for my 25yrs memembership and the developer will just be holding on to it without any legal actions and once reach, 25 years, the will auto upgrade and put us into another 25yrs term to the membership to bind us in. By then, as they calculated to me, my debt would have increased maybe 5 times e original amount i paid for the it. Is it true?
geoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #1210
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Hi Geoval...do not be afraid of these companies. They are just trying to use scare tactics on u. If u had just signed with Bric Solutions, direct go to CASE n report abt them on e cancellation part. Case will help u on dis matter....ATC marketing co called I.R.N still arnd at Neil Rd T.Pagar area. Do not believe them. They are trying to milk more money u. Enuff said!!!!!
sendoec and geoval like this.
TimeShare Saviour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #1211
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Thanks. I will go CASE to consult.
geoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #1212
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 24
To every timeshare victims,


Leftover and new scam timeshare companies still around. Pls take note;

1) Concepts Club Services at POMO building
2) Goodwill Ettikon pte ltd at Far East Shopping Ctr level 12
3) Thomson Group n Pan Asia Investmemts at OCBC building level 25 used t be called concord development, boston ventures, AFTAG, Realty Access. ( all same directors)
4) J.C.G Credit Hse pte ltd middle rd
5) Newly set up co called Bric Solutions pte ltd at beach rd; previously called Landmark and Portfolio Investments pte ltd used to be at International Plaza.


Do not engage or get involve with these abovementioned co.s. If anyone received any calls from them, just tell them we are going to report to CAD if they still harass us.
sendoec likes this.
TimeShare Saviour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 04:43 PM   #1213
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Hi Geoval, ok good move. You should go Case directly and get e refund. Act fast before e cooling off period ends.
sendoec and geoval like this.
TimeShare Saviour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #1214
Junior Member
 
sendoec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 36
To every timeshare victims,


Leftover and new scam timeshare companies still around. Pls take note;

1) Concepts Club Services at POMO building
2) Goodwill Ettikon pte ltd at Far East Shopping Ctr level 12
3) Thomson Group n Pan Asia Investmemts at OCBC building level 25 used t be called concord development, boston ventures, AFTAG, Realty Access. ( all same directors)
4) J.C.G Credit Hse pte ltd middle rd
5) Newly set up co called Bric Solutions pte ltd at beach rd; previously called Landmark and Portfolio Investments pte ltd used to be at International Plaza.


Do not engage or get involve with these abovementioned co.s. If anyone received any calls from them, just tell them we are going to report to CAD if they still harass us.
I think just fixed an appointment with them & not turned up, at least we can save another innocent soul fr getting cheated & make those bloodsuckers agitated
lordz1987 likes this.
__________________
Everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay then it's not the end yet.
sendoec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2012, 09:21 PM   #1215
Junior Member
 
sendoec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 36
Thumbs up

I went for a timeshare presentation as well. They kept calling me before that, at least 3 times, reminding me to go because, "the guy is supposed to be on leave but cancelled so that he can share with you the benefits." Turned out to be a girl attending to me. Got suspicious after that.

After 3-4 hrs of refusing to reveal the membership fee, she finally called her sales manager out and the manager quoted me 30-40k same as the rest of the people here. I laughed and said no way. The manager tried to sell me some bull**** about since i'd been listening for so long i should pay as the company was a "rolex" and so deserved the high fees. I didn't quite understand the logic.

Anyway, after i said no again, she just ignored me and told the girl, "u settle this". The girl tried to act pitful and again used the fact that i had been sitting down for so long to convince me. I pretended to agree and the manager came back. The manager straight away asked if i had a POSB everyday card. I said no. She THREW the application form in front of me and asked to sign up saying that i can pay in installments. I refused. She looked pissed but tried to convince me saying that i can sell the travel packages to my friends so that i can get some money. She showed me some rough workings but i could see that the profit was maybe $200-300 a year. Too little, the bulk would be earned by the company. Plus i would be helping the company to cheat my friends.

In the end i made it clear that i would not be signing and she started to go crazy, scolding the girl who did the presentation. The other clients were shocked and stared at her. Hopefully that woke them up not to sign. I had to show myself out after that as they disappeared.

Nowadays when i receive such calls i just agree to attend the presentation at after office hours like 7-8pm but never turn up.
bravo cant imagine their frustrated faces
__________________
Everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay then it's not the end yet.
sendoec is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On