We already published a blog warning about this FAKE RDO set up in Singapore, but as we continue to receive emails from concerned consumers, we decided to re-publish the article so we make sure it reaches more people.
Link to previous blog: Beware of the cold calls from the Fake RDO in Singapore!
It has been brought to our attention that timeshare owners living in Singapore are receiving calls from a company claiming to be the RDO Offices in Singapore.
RDO has no offices in Singapore or outside Europe as a matter of fact!
A lady called Sophia, who claims she’s from the Singapore office of Resorts Development Organisation (RDO), calls the timeshare owner and explains about his supposedly over-due timeshare agreement purchased from Interval Resorts Network (IRN) or Asian travel Club.
As per this “Sophia”, the timeshare owner should need to close this agreement.
In order to get this done the (fake) RDO agent can arrange an appointment with MTF Group International Pte. Ltd. Who are the ones dealing with this subject.
At the appointment with MTF Group International, the timeshare owner is explained again about the situation involving Asian Travel Club (ATC), IRN and RDO. As per the representative, the RDO in Singapore has detected that there are many agreements in the mentioned resort groups with contracts that are long over-due and need to be closed.
MTF Group offers to close the agreement by endorsing the registration for claims from Australia Escrow Services, for a nominal fee of S$2,500 to be paid in cash to MTF Group International.
As they explain this is the only way to make sure the contract is closed properly.
Other timeshare owners are being told there is a claim against their resort group and they can join the claim, which is been done by MTF Group. Again, in order to join the timeshare owner needs top ay money in cash to MTF.
The initial calls seem to proceed from the following number: +65 841155 901 but the contact details of MTF Group are as follows:
13A Upper Circular Rd, Singapore 058411,
Telephone: +65354154 and +65354376
Seen the fact these companies are pretending to be what they are not, and then tell a story at the meeting about contracts needing to be closed or claims against resorts that nobody knows about, we certainly do NOT recommend having any dealings with them.
Cold callers are not to be trusted and if any statement is made about a resort or organisation you should always double check is this is true!
If you have been contacted by RDO Singapore or MTF Group directly, then please let us know.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or place a comment on this blog
They are persistent if nothing else!!
Today I have received a without predudice letter from LRC (Legal Representatives & Claims) acting on behalf of Gr8stays LLC re annual subscriptions from December 2014
I have put it in the bin again