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Subject: VANASIA Consultancy


Author:
Wylie
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Date Posted: Mon, Nov 17 2003, 17:45:15

Hi,

Have any of you heard of VANASIA Consultancy located at 20 Maxwell Road #08-01V, Maxwell House?
The manager's name is Cynthia Kaur.
She said that the company is a Timeshare Resale Broker and they have clients in the UK which are interested in buying.
Have any of you been contacted?
Is this company reliable?

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[> Subject: Re: VANASIA Consultancy


Author:
Scott
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Date Posted: Mon, Nov 17 2003, 18:55:53

The credibility of VANASIA is suspect. Do not have anything to do with them. If you look at the office, it is devoid of any office equipment.. which suggests that it is not doing anything. What they will do is to give empty promises ...that there are buyers interested and then it is wait wait wait. Nobody in their right mind would want to buy a share that is not making money.

I visited the place after ironically being introduced by the LGM rep. I walked out after detecting another scam. Don't the mistake twice.

Advise you to register with hcspore03@yahoo.com.sg
and give your contact. We will meet and build our case then.
Scott

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[> [> Subject: Re: VANASIA Consultancy


Author:
Wylie
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Date Posted: Mon, Nov 17 2003, 22:02:10

Scott,

Thank you for the information. It is good that we have this website so that we can be warned of other scams. I have already registered with hcspore03. Hoping for the best to come.

Regards,
Wylie

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: VANASIA Consultancy


Author:
Deon
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Date Posted: Tue, Nov 18 2003, 12:42:15

I'm also contemplating if I should engage Vanasia to sell my timeshare.. I was recommended by 1 lady (she saw my ad on Yahoo and recommend vanasia to me). She sold her timeshare thru them and managed to retrieve 80% of the cost.

My husband went to their office last week. They have a money back guarantee package ($750) whereby will refund the $$ to you if they are unable to sell yr timeshare within 12 mths.

Anyone else has gd experience with vanasia? I really want to sell my timeshare fast.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: VANASIA Consultancy


Author:
Wylie
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Date Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2003, 10:54:37

Hi Deon,

Thanks for sharing the information you have.
It really is depressing and frustrating trying to salvage what we can from selling our timeshare/vacation club. At this point in time, we can't be very trusting considering what we already experienced. We have to be extra careful not to be lured into something that we will regret in the end. This company might just be preying on our desperation to sell.

Do keep in touch.

Best regards,
Wylie

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: VANASIA Consultancy


Author:
ccn666
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Date Posted: Fri, Nov 21 2003, 16:38:32

Hi Deon,

I am well aware of your desperation to ditch your timeshare investment as soon as possible but please forgive my bluntness. It is our naivete that caused us to be trapped by these cold-blooded bloodsucking timeshare companies.

There are a lot more predators out there who are very well aware of our predicament and disguise themselves as timeshare resell companies which are actually in cahoots with the timeshare companies ... they really can't care less whether we are dead or alive as long as they can continue to extract money from us. So, don't make the same mistake twice!!!

Please take some time to read this article by the Consumer Protection Section of North Carolina Department of Justice in USA. If only our CASE had more bite and firepower ...

http://www.jus.state.nc.us/cp/timeshr.htm

Timeshare Resales
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If you own a vacation timeshare, be cautious about people offering to re-sell it for a fee. Most of these sales programs are bogus. The market for resales is poor. One recent survey found that only 3.3 percent of owners reported reselling their timeshares during the last 20 years.


The Scam
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Unscrupulous companies may contact you by phone or mail. Salespeople are likely to tell you that the market for resales is "HOT". For an advance "listing" fee, often $300 to $500, they will promise to sell your timeshare for a price equal to or greater than your purchase price. They may offer a money-back guarantee or a $1,000 government bond if they fail to sell it within a year. Others may offer to purchase the timeshare for 80-90 percent of its appraised value if they fail to sell it.

In reality, it is very difficult to resell a timeshare. If a company promises to do so, it is likely to just take your money and give you nothing in return.


If You Want to Sell
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If you are approached by a company offering to help re-sell your timeshare, consider taking these precautions:

- Don't agree to anything over the phone until you've had a chance to check out a company. Ask the salesperson to send you written materials.

- Find out where the company is located and where it does business. Contact the Better Business Bureau, Attorney General or consumer protection offices in that area to see if there are any complaints against the company.

- Ask if the company's salespeople are licensed to sell real estate where your timeshare is located. Verify this with the state licensing board.

- Be wary of companies charging an advance fee for services. Look for a company that offers to sell for a fee only after the timeshare is sold.


North Carolina Department of Justice
Consumer Protection Section
P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602-0629
Telephone: (919) 716-6000
Fax: (919) 716-6050
E-mail: agjus@mail.jus.state.nc.us

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[> Subject: Vanasia Consultancy in Singapore (Maxwell Rd)


Author:
Joey Leong
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Date Posted: Tue, Feb 17 2004, 11:49:13

Hi everyone,

After reading all your messages, I just realised I have been conned by Vanasia Consultancy in Singapore (Maxwell Road). I signed up with them in Jan 2003 and paid $500 for the refund scheme (which means if they don't re-sell my timeshare within a yr, they would refund this $500 to me).

Within this one yr, their communications have been very poor, making empty promises to send me letters/emails regarding selling my timeshare, but I did not receive anything! I asked them continuously for it and the outcome is still the same - empty promises but nothing from them!

As I am located overseas, they are trying to avoid my calls now when I call them.

A warning to everyone, "DO NOT EVER TRUST VANASIA CONSULTANCY (LOCATED IN MAXWELL HOUSE) IN SINGAPORE!"
The guy who I signed up with is called DARAN RAVIN (an Indian guy). There is also this manager who I contacted with called Caroline and the receptionist Susan.
All of them are cons!!!

What I have said is the truth, if anyone of u needs to contact me, feel free to email me.


Joey

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[> [> Subject: Vanasia Consultancy in Singapore (Maxwell Rd)


Author:
Tony
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Date Posted: Tue, Mar 02 2004, 15:36:25

I now also think that I have again been conned. I visited Vanasia office in Maxwell, decided to take a risk to spend another $500 to see if I could sell my MTC for $16k. Especially with the refund promise they made. I received letter 2 months later with a $1800 offer. I guess I have lost another $500. Does anyone know the contract with refund is valid ?

Tony

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[> [> [> Subject: Vanasia Consultancy


Author:
Jo
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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 18:14:43

Can anyone tell me how these people have our contacts. It is so scary. Once again, I being tricked again. I believed there are a lot of people get tricked again. What shall we do to stop this?

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[> Subject: Vanasia Consultancy


Author:
Tien Seng
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Date Posted: Mon, May 31 2004, 16:36:55

I too faced the same problem. I managed to get the staff to indicate on the application form that it is money guarantee back within 12 months. I am very doubtful of them getting sincere buyer. The company will send an offer letter with offer date 10 Jan 2004, and the letter accompanying the offer dated 13 Jan 2004 and send the letter out 2 days later. All the while, you are given 3 working days to response otherwise the offer will lapse. By the time, you receive the letter, the offer will be lapsed. In this way, their argument is that they have acquired you a 'buyer' at a price which is very low and the seller did not response to the offer.
I am now pursing the case against them with CASE and if this does not work out, I will consider a legal way. The reason I am doing this is for the good of the society so that no more people will be caugth in this situation. It will be good if people who have been caugth in this situation to get in touch with me so that my case against them will be stronger. If I win this case, you then can follow to claim back your money.

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[> [> Subject: Vanasia Consultancy


Author:
Lee
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Date Posted: Tue, Jul 13 2004, 0:16:00

Hi Tien Seng,

I signed up with VanAsia sometime back as well. Am wondering the outcome of your claim against them with CASE. Did you managed to get your money back?

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[> [> [> Subject: Vanasia Consultancy


Author:
TTS
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Date Posted: Sun, Nov 21 2004, 10:27:46

Hi Lee,

Please call me at 98189377 for more information and receovery action.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Vanasia Consultancy


Author:
dr gary chee
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Date Posted: Tue, Aug 02 2005, 12:01:13

I am in the situation as you. I paid $750 thinking that it would be refunded if no successful purchase was made but later found out that the contract stated that it would not be refundable once an interested buyer was found! Didn't matter whether the sale went through or not. I'm going to write to Vanasia to demand a refund, failing which CASE is the next step. Please keep me informed of your progress.

Regards
Dr Chee

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[> Subject: I am conned too!!!!!!!


Author:
Jocelyn
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Date Posted: Thu, Dec 09 2004, 21:41:51

Hi,

I am likely to be one of the victim among all after reading these mails. Should there be any re-solutions, please do keep me in contact.

Will pursue with CASE....

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[> Subject: Global Europ = Vanasia


Author:
SSH
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Date Posted: Sat, Mar 05 2005, 0:15:05

Everyone,

VANASIA Consultancy has changed its name to GLOBAL EUROP. Claims that the parent company has taken over them. They've renovated their office looks very much professional with 2 sales office room and of course the 'No Admittance - Staff only' room but 'operations' is still very the same.

I relate very well with all of you, stuck with a timeshare for many years now, attended almost every single 'sales pitch' to convert / upgrade / resell and even offer to help 'terminate' my time share for the 'legal cost of $4000' from from the days of HMI to LGM. All of them involves upfront 'fee' as usual. Like all of you, once bitten, never ever try again. But I still make it a point to attend their 'latest sales pitch' to keep abrest of thier 'latest promotion'.

Back to Vanasia, heard their sales pitch 3rd quarter last year of the $500 and $750 'guaranteed' offer when they were still Vanasia, I didn't bite.

They called again, this time as Global Europ, I went down to hear thier 'latest offer' just this week. As usual, midway through, Caroline shows up with a piece of paper of their 'recent sales' and a short discussion of how much they can 'sell' your timeshare for and 'impresive' amount which can cover your timeshare cost + their 'fees'. Then she leaves the room.
They will also show you testimonial letters from Daniel Lo and Mohd. Aziz. Try asking for these people's contacts and they will give you the 'violation of Privacy Agreement' reason.

The 'fee' is now $3888 (whoa!) for 24 months web advertisement etc, etc and 'guaranteed sale at your named price'! Or '70% of your money back at the end of 24 months'. And their 'commitment' that they will definitely sell yours so that they earn their commission and not 'worked' for 24 months for 'free'.

And get this, their reasons for very much higher fee now is because:
1. They have a bigger 'base' now
2. All mail communications to you are via strictly registered mail only as they are all 'very important'
3. All their communications back to their UK head office is via video conferencing (yah, right!)

After their sales pitch, the'll tell you that they've already 'given a generous $1000 discount' off the $4800 'fee' and the discount is only good for that day. And they will try to work out a better 'fee' if you are really 'serious'.

Pretty much modus operandi. Hope my little contribution opens your eyes and help another soul out there.

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[> Subject: Global Europ = Vanasia


Author:
Jo
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Date Posted: Wed, Mar 16 2005, 16:30:42

Hi SSH,

I got a call recently from Global Europ, but just checking with you is the location still at level 8? As a guy named Andy called me and when I asked him about Vanasia, he acted as if he is ignorant about it. Would like to know more, kindly drop me a mail. Thanks.

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[> [> Subject: Sold it for me


Author:
Jasper Lee
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Date Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2005, 10:24:35

Hi, I'm just wondering if it is true about all that you say.... They helped me to sell and even got me more than 60% of my money back. I am the only lucky one?

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[> [> Subject: Location of Global Europ


Author:
Utta
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Date Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2005, 12:05:20

Hi Jo,

I have recently been to Maxwell House to settle some banking at one of the bank there. I explored Maxwell House as I have so long never been to there. I have heard there is one company called vanasia, but I searched the directory in Maxwell House,I can't find any, I asked the security guard at Maxwell House. He told me that Vanasia had moved to 4 floor and changed name to Global Europ. I went to 4 floor and found out that Global Europ have located at 04-01. I think their manager also changed, not Caroline. I saw one pretty slim-looking indian lady dressed very pretty. I think she might be the new manager, I heard the people at Global Europ called her Sonia.

Utta

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Location of Global Europ


Author:
Alina
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Date Posted: Thu, Sep 15 2005, 12:20:00

Hi Utta,

Sonia is not new at all. She is exactly the one tricked me in May last year. They simply change different so-called manager facing to the customers at different point of time.

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[> Subject: Re: VANASIA Consultancy


Author:
amk
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Date Posted: Sun, Jun 12 2005, 16:45:05

I recently was called by Globel Europ to ask me to settle some $7000 outstanding payment which was actually terminated four and half years ago. I went there last Saturday. The office is located at #04-01 Maxwell House. I met with a senior marketing executive called "Nadya Salleh" (India lady) and a manager called "Hash" (India man). They brought out a contract I signed with Would Resort International in Jan 2001 and asked my to pay the $7000 outstanding payment. I told them this contracted was terminated four and half year ago, I don't owe anybody's money. What they requested was ridiculous. They told me WRI was closed down and they are taking over all the outstanding cases. As the contract is not cancellable, so whatever happened between WRI and me will not set me free from the contract binding. I still need to do a proper cancellation. They can provide this help to me at a cost of about $7k. if I refuse their help, they will take a legal action against me.
I really don't know what to say. How come those people are so shameless and bloodless. I have already incurred a lot of lost for the cancellation four years ago, they just won't leave me along.
Provide info here for reminding you from being conned again by this company.
They are parent company of Vanasia.

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[> Subject: Re: VANASIA Consultancy


Author:
sim
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Date Posted: Tue, Aug 02 2005, 14:35:03

Go to CASE and see if they can help you.

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