Philippine based Telemarketing (timeshare) scam

Discussion in 'General Scam formats' started by VincentKahn, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. VincentKahn

    VincentKahn New Member

    A timeshare scam company that calls themselves 'Global Travel Services' operates out of Ortigas Center, Metro Manila - Philippines. The real name of the registered company with the Philippine SEC is called "Uni Asia." It is owned in part by 3 ladies, one of which is Kay Ann Santos, another is Janice Alcala, and the 3rd is Eileen C. Salita.

    The address is 3104 Tektite Tower East Building. The hours of operation are local time Philippines: 9pm-12 noon the next day.

    They call USA East-West coast throughout all the business hours.

    The company is REALLY owned by an American from Colorado who calls himself Vincent Kahn. (pronounced Con) and George A Krizan. Vincent Kahn lived in Mexico and the Dominican Republic and ran his call center scheme there while doing other "real" timeshare sales activities. Vincent Kahn apparently escaped from Dominican Republic via boat and got to Haiti, then flew back to USA before running away to Asia in the Philippines. He now lives in General Trias, Cavite and is an avid golfer, spending most of his time smoking marijuana and having unprotected sex with hundreds of underaged girls.

    He is the one that brings in the cash twice a week and illegally pays everyone off the books so that he can always keep himself separate and keep the 3 unknowing ladies in full responsibility if anything were to go wrong, which it will eventually, as with all scams.

    This so called Global Travel Services (made up name that can change any time) claims that they have a group that is interested

    in renting your timeshare for up to $3600 per week for any weeks that you have available. They claim to work with a partner company called Universal Exchange who is a wholesaler so you've never heard of them and they cant be contacted on the web or on the phone (give me a break). People believe this stuff so be careful. The company itself is simply a boiler room with no
    real services except people talking.

    They say that you can either use YOUR exchange company like RCI/II and do the exchange that way, but in the end they will force you to use their exchange company Universal Exchange because the hotel that they claim to be renting for "The Hyatt/Regency or the Mariott Hotel" are not even timeshare companies, so OF COURSE RCI CANNOT EXCHANGE. So they will
    have either tricked you into using "Universal Exchange" which doesnt exist, or some of them will straight up tell you that you need to use Universal anyway.

    Then, after you do your checking or if they can just scam you right away on the first call, you will give your credit card information to them so they can do what they call "pass it on the to exchange company so they can exchange your timeshare to the location which is in Cancun Mexico."

    THERE IS NO CONVENTION IN CANCUN MEXICO FOR ANY DOCTORS, LAWYERS, OR ANY GROUP.

    The $199 is charged by a random credit card processor who is based in the USA (the company goes through 10 processors a week if not more) because everyone is always cancelling and even the processors know they are doing illegitimate processes, thats why if you rent more than 1 week from this group, your billing statement will show random companies around the USA charging you. (this is not typical of decent rental companies).

    Plus, there is no contract. And on top of all that, they will tell you that a 3rd party verification company will confirm things with you and record it. THATS FOR THEIR BENEFIT NOT YOURS. All they ask you is that you authorize to charge the card for some multiple of $199. THATS IT. They NEVER mention TIMESHARE during the verification because if they did, then the

    charge is obviously not valid since they are not even a timeshare company in any sort of a way. So the verification is done just to verify that you screw yourself.

    Please be careful of this Global Travel Service scam guys, the phone #'s for this company that claims to be in Las Vegas NV are as follows:
    702 514 3430 or 702 514 3431

    Here is the breakdown of the scheme:

    Real owner of Global Travel Services (UniAsia): Vincent Kahn
    Owner of 2nd branch office in Jolibee Plaza 3rd Floor, Emerald Avenue: George A. Krizan


    Owner of the company as per the documentation which was all formulated by Vincent Kahn: Kay ann Santos, Janice Alcala, Eileen Salita.

    Some of the employees (real names):

    Shirley Comia (scam sales)
    Jenny Borja (scam sales)
    Maureen Marino (scam sales Team Leader)
    Aejay Sto. Domingo (scam sales)
    Michelle (customer service)
    Edward Artita (Tanya Edwards) (customer service)

    Again, this operation (along with many others) are being done out of the notoriously unregulated telephone lines of the Philippines. Most of these people are poor and could care less that they are ripping off poor widowed, retired American people who worked hard all their life to earn their money.

    Please let this scam and all the timeshare scams be known. THE MARKET IS NOT GOOD. PEOPLE ARE NOT BUYING/RENT ANY TIMESHARE!!!!!!!!!!! The typical person who gets scammed and tricked are usually widowed, retired, older people who own timeshares and cant afford to pay their maintenance fees or for some reason dont use the timeshare like they used to and
    would love to turn a profit on a losing asset.

    Heres the kicker (MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY SOMEONE ELSE WILL EASILY GET SCAMMED AGAIN)

    Here is the last bit of evidence I have that will also make you laugh. Its the scam website, poorly designed by George Krizan

    himself. It has the word Carribean spelled incorrectly [carrabean] (any company really operating out of that region would

    obviously know the real spelling for that). And the website is just a bunch of 'rebuttals' that the scam callers use, and now

    theyre just printed on the website. I call this, evidence. The website (for your entertainment purposes is located at...

    Global Travel Services website:
    http://www.globaltravelservices.info/
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
  2. timesharescam

    timesharescam New Member

    Truly a "world wide problem". The more you research, dig and look for timeshare scams and resale scams... the more you find. It just never stops!

    That statement got to me :(
    But what people don't realize what the very first scam -- when they purchased the timeshare from the resort!
    They got scammed from the resort sales people, into buying something that clearly is not worth it... then they try to sell it.

    No one wants it! Or they are trying to sell the timeshare for way, way too much money.

    A bad circle to be in.

    Getting the word out and making people understand the truth... that is the only solution that will work!
     
  3. Dick H Box

    Dick H Box Samurai

    Hmmm, globaltravelservices.info/ not there.

    I was going to have a look, but it's gone! :D
    George is a busy boy, 7 google hits here:
    http://tinyurl.com/6y5vnuf
    but some of them are missing!
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  4. jhghj

    jhghj New Member

    That statement got to me
    But what people don't realize what the very first scam -- when they purchased the timeshare from the resort!
    They got scammed from the resort sales people, into buying something that clearly is not worth it... then they try to sell it.

    No one wants it! Or they are trying to sell the timeshare for way, way too much money.
     

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