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Subject: tips to avoid scam


Author:
sggal
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Date Posted: Wed, Nov 24 2004, 12:48:19

Hi,just to share and see if it helps more pple to avoid being cornered by TimeShare companies:

Scenario:
i kenna targetted as potential "victim" from a company in orchard house before a couple of years back, but they didn't manage to get anything from me while I get their so-called branded watch as prize back.Here's how i avoid their trick:

- where the guy persuade to purchase memberships after video/presentations, Ask he/them back abt the company and avoid revealing personal info to them.(eg. company profile or how long he works with the company and if he himself also buy the membership)

- if they used "offer valid for today only" - say it's impossible to decide over such a short timespan. Ask them for namecards and say u'll consider it in future to call them back when u have the time and $$ to travel

- act poor and pauper so can't commit

- when the stipulated time of 45mins or 1 hour is up, insist on going off. Say has prior appt and am running late or something.

Best Tip to be possible: Don't go down to their office in the 1st place.

Rgds.

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[> Subject: Precautions...


Author:
Mandy
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Date Posted: Wed, Jan 12 2005, 9:34:11

Hi everyone out there!
I've read through the injustice everyone has gone thru & indeed, there are high pressurising tactics employed by the ppl.
However, we can reap benefits from these on-street surveyors:

From insider's info (my cousin is an on-street surveyor), there are scratch cards given out once one has conpleted the survey & is called to go to the office to get his/her free gift.
REMEMBER: the timeshare company will always try to stay legal so that no potential victim can catch any loopholes in the contact that they are made to sign. Therefore when they promise a free gift (like a shopping voucher), YOU WILL DEFINATELY GET IT! believe me.
If it so happens that you've walked into the company & is persistantly persuaded by their employees to purchase the timeshare, don't look interested but DON'T EVER BE RUDE & start scolding your head off. Maintain a clear mind & don't ever sign a contract on impulse. At the end of the day, you've gained a free voucher & you've helped some poor student surveyor out there to earn some cash too.
By protecting yourself, such a trip down may not be so bad after all.
Stay vigilant & you've not only helped yourself.

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[> Subject: An Advice From Mandy


Author:
George
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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 19 2005, 15:46:13

Hi everyone out there!
I've read through the injustice everyone has gone thru & indeed, there are high pressurising tactics employed by the ppl.
However, we can reap benefits from these on-street surveyors:

From insider's info (my cousin is an on-street surveyor), there are scratch cards given out once one has conpleted the survey & is called to go to the office to get his/her free gift.
REMEMBER: the timeshare company will always try to stay legal so that no potential victim can catch any loopholes in the contact that they are made to sign. Therefore when they promise a free gift (like a shopping voucher), YOU WILL DEFINATELY GET IT! believe me.
If it so happens that you've walked into the company & is persistantly persuaded by their employees to purchase the timeshare, don't look interested but DON'T EVER BE RUDE & start scolding your head off. Maintain a clear mind & don't ever sign a contract on impulse. At the end of the day, you've gained a free voucher & you've helped some poor student surveyor out there to earn some cash too.
By protecting yourself, such a trip down may not be so bad after all.
Stay vigilant & you've not only helped yourself.

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