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Subject: Re: Encounter with Oriental Travels

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Date Posted: Mon, Dec 05 2005, 20:47:38
In reply to: Edwin 's message, "Encounter with Oriental Travels" on Sun, Nov 09 2003, 11:45:10

I actually sat through something like this almost 5 years back (when my wife was pregnant with our first child). We had to decline their membership three times to three different people, a sales rep, a manager and finally a director. Wasted more than 2 hours there. Those guys give "hard-selling" a whole new different meaning. I think that was under the Royal Crown Group too. Looks like they just changed their name. So, I knew something was fishy the moment I picked-up my phone just an hour ago. This guy asked a few questions and said I'm one of 92 lucky people who is entitled to a 14-day holiday and a video-cam worth $1300. I let the guy talked for a while (saying the usual stuff), asked a few questions and confirmed I'll be attending. He then put the manager on the line and this guy with a heavy Indian accent went through the same script with me. I asked him what happens if "for-some-reaon" we can't attend. He went on to say things like "they have to pay taxes for the gifts, etc and they don't want that". I just told him to fax the letter to me and I'll "try" to attend. He didn't sound too please. Maybe he smelled a rat.....

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Date Posted: Sun, Dec 18 2005, 15:25:20

Hello all,

Just for your information, the "scam" is still on. My wife received the same phone call and being told the same thing about having won prizes blah blah blah. As usual, we were asked to attend a 2-hour session on 18 Dec 05 evening before we can claim the prizes. I am very glad that there is this website with which we can be informed, before we make the mistake of attending the session.

Legally, it is not a scam per se because they will give you stuff, vs nothing at all. However, what is unacceptable is how they "market" the whole set-up. They are operating within the bounds of law but at the same time use loopholes in the same law to achieve their ends.

The best response is NOT to attend or even entertain them.

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