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[Resolved]  Highland Holiday Homes — fake gift voucher

they have called me that i've been selected for a gift voucher worth 7000/- i went to collect it at the venue(I.H.R.S.A.) Raheja arcade unit no-28, ground floor, 80 feet road koramangla 7th block, bangalore-34,It all began with a smooth talking salesman writing a lot on bits of paper creating flowcharts and lists and sweeping them away to create more on new pieces of paper. We were explained how Bajaj has plenty of ventures like Electricals, motors and god knows what else, and now there is a new one - Highland Holidays. This of course was total bull , as none of their papers had anything to do with Bajaj beyond its being the surname of one of its founders.i took a membership of 1 yr worth 6500/-.now when i try to redeem the gift voucher which was supposed to b free, they are asking me 1236/- for it. If the free gift voucher is like this then i can think of the membership promises. what can i do to get my 6500/- back??
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Aug 13, 2020
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We are extremely glad to be a member of Highland Holiday Homes Pvt. Ltd.
. Recently we had holidayed with Highland holidays in Lonavala, Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar. We were thrilled with the services at the resorts. The cuisine and ambiance was of exceptional...
We are extremely glad to be a member of Highland Holiday Homes. Recently we had holidayed with them in kodaikanal and ooty . We were thrilled with the services at the resorts. The cuisine and ambiance was of exceptional...
I am a member of hihgland holiday homes pvt ltd mumbai i paid towards membership rs 35000/- for 5yrs 7nights & 8 days
Every year i can holiday with them and use their domestic resorts in india and even international resorts, i have stayed with my wife at bajaj highland retreat - lonavala, it was good, at the end i liked it coz i paid only rs 550/- for one day, where as other resorts were asking me to pay rs 2000/- for a day. I will be traveling to australia in the month of august and highlands mumbai team is providing me accommodation for 7nights in their affiliated resort at gold coast, australia. I need to pay before travelling is rs 9450/- for the whole week, for me its worth it. I am getting the room at the cost of rs 1350/- per day, for myself and my wife and for my parents, wat more do i need.
I used to travel with so many travel agents, by spending more then 15000/- each trip,
But now i need not worry highland makes my holiday at very cheap price. I had to holiday twice a year i used to spend around 25000 to 30000/- in a year but now by just paying a nominal charges of 1350/- i can also visit international resorts
After my trip to australia i am planning for a holiday to newzealand the reason to holiday with highlands is low price for international resorts,
Thanks to highlands team mumbai - i don’t feel cheated in any means

Thanks
Sumit
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Personal — Fake gift

I have recived the below fake e-mail

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Honda automobile company int'l.
Ellesfield avenue, bracknell,
Berkshire, rg12 8ta.
United kingdom.

The board of directors, members of staff and the international
Awareness department of the honda automobile company, wishes
To facilitate with you on your success as one of the fifty star prize
Winner in the honda automobile company 50th anniversary (Founded 18th may 1959).

This makes you the proud owner of a brand new honda suv cr-v 2009 model and a cash aid of 457, 000.00 great british pounds for your personal business development and upliftment of your environment. Do note that the car comes with a special honda insurance cover for one year and one year driver's warranty.

The selection process was carried out in our computerized electronic email database system drawn from all continents. Do fill the below claims processing form and summit to director of the honda fiduciary department.

Prize claims processing form:
(1) full name. (2) residential address. (3) sex/gender. (4) age. (5) mobile no. (6) marital status. (7) occupation. (8) city/town. (9) state. (10) country. (11) nationality.
Note your star prize lucky pin number: hd/a38/[protected]/09

Contact director fiduciary department:
Barr. Joe winterburg
Email:[protected]@live.co.uk
Tel no.:[protected]

Congratulations once more, and keep trusting honda automobile company for top quality automobiles.

Signed,
Mr. Takeo fukui,
President and ceo
Honda automobile company int'l.
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To: [protected]@honda.co.uk
Subject: congratulations star prize lucky pin number: hd/a38/[protected]/09.
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Hi
I too lost 35K by taking membership for 5 years. Please let me know if anyone in Pune able to get the money from Hiland.
Hi
The above comment should be agree. Mistaken I checked on Disagree
It is a totally cheating organisation. I also came in their trap in year 2000. Till date no response from them to return money or sale scheme. Please do'nt come into their trap. It is total fraud. I do join against them to get my money back.
Hello everyone...

How many of them have been fooled in mumbai i. E century mall, kandivali

Please please... Leave your e-mail address on this page. We could take strict action against them togather i have one person with me to fight against them. Time to wake up guyz lets get to gather and get our money back it will be good if you have valid proof of their fraud activity done by them. You can mail me at>>>>> [protected]@yahoo.com
I agree fully that it is a breach of trust. Some one has to stop them. We also need to get the money back.

Whatz the next step
Friends,

I have also got a call from them today. They have setup an office at Nirmal Lifestyle Mulund (2nd Floor, Opp Fab India). They are calling themselves as Bajaj Highland Pvt Ltd (Chennai). They have invited me to come at 4 PM in the eve to collect my gift vouchers. I am definitely not going!!

I am not aware of this company also. When I asked about the company to the executive he told me that, they are in to advertising and computer parts! But, still I didnt believe and curiously just logged on to Google and searched and found a load of posts and reviews on this! And then I got it that it is a Holiday Company.

But, I am wondering about the human nature. We all are very fascinated about the word FREE!!! I will never go to any such FREE schemes without enquiring about the company background. I am surprised that innocent middle income people have joined this without any detailed knowledge of the company and the product.

A very big scam of Suman Motel has already happened in India, still we are doing the same mistakes.

I think the only Indian Company in this industry which is genuine is Club Mahindra. Now, Country Club has also come up, but they are pretty new so can not say anything. If you check Club Mahindra or Country Club also, just educate yourself about the concept of time sharing holidays and the memberships, there are n number of costs involved like initial membership, yearly maintenance, occupancy based on the seasons, you will have to plan your holiday at least 6 months in advance, refund is just a gimmick, etc. You should also check about the resorts/hotels they are offering. At least make sure that they are RCI affiliated. Check the review on the google, mouthshut, etc. Check SEBI/BSE/NSE site and see if company is listed and what is the financial status.

As Club Mahindra is backed by the giant Mahindra Group, your money will be secured. Country Club is giving some land with membership, so at least you have the backup. But, still all these memberships are very costly. If you calculate the membership, yearly AMC, food charges, local travelling at those places, to and fro train/air from your place, etc, then it will come to at least[protected] per person per day, so your weekly holiday will always be somewhere near to 40-45K per couple!

So, be prepared for this cost If you want to get in to any of these holidays memberships. Like Club Mahindra or Country Club, it is worth, as their properties are world class and at least 3 Star, so If you really like to spend a week with your family at some very great location and in very nice resorts, then it is worth spending.

But, remember one thing, plan your holiday well in advance and of course NOTHING COMES FOR FREE - The Golden Words!
HI.. I AM A MEMBER OF HIGHLAND HOLIDAY HOMES - PUNE FROM LAST 3 YEARS BUT I HAVE NEVER FACED SUCH TYPE OF ISSUE DURING LAST 3 YEARS... I ALWAYS GET BOOKING FROM THEM WHEN I TRY TO BOOK THE HOLIDAYS, I AM A MEMBER OF ALMOST 3 HOLIDAY COMPANIES. BUT I FEEL THE BEST IS HIGHLAND HOLIDAY HOMES AS ITS REALY VERY LOW COST HOLIDAY MEMBERSHIP, AND THE BEST PART I FEEL THAT IN MY OTHER MEMBERSHIP FROM MAHINDRA I HAVE TO KEEP PAYING THE MAINTAINANCE CHARGES WITH OUT USEING MEMBERSHIP ALSO.. TO KEEP MY MEMBERSHIP ALIVE. & IN HIGHLAND HOLIDAYS ITS NOT THAT WAY. I JUST HAVE TO PAY MY MAINTAINANCE CHARGES WHEN I HAVE TO GO FOR HOLIDAY.. & THE BEST THING IS I CAN ACCUMULATE MY HOLIDAYS .. THANKS TO HIGHLAND HOLIDAY HOMES...

HIGHLAND HOLIDAYS — BEST AMONGS ALL HOLIDAY MEMBERSHIP COMPANIES...

hi,
I dont understand why people belive on website, & comments, have you ever seen any person posting comments or any kind of feedback after getting good service from any company.

I AM A COMPLETLY SATISFIED CUSTOMER OF HIGHLAND HOLIDAY HOMES. - PUNE

I am also a member of highland homes. . i become member last year. as we like to go for holidays very often. we realy feel its very good holiday package & good quality hotel & resorts. recently i had been to there lonavala resort. its realy wonderful... me & my family enjoyed alot.. its a realy homely atmosphere & we didn't feel that we are in any resorts or hotel.. the food quality & the rooms were fantistic with swiming pool. & i just paid the very nominal amount for that. while coming back we had enquired in 1 hotel, same kind of rooms for .. the tarriff 2500/- (without swimming pool).
i would realy suggest someone to take the membership & enjoy quality holiday in very budget money.
Is this the same Highland holiday homes promoted by the cisons group? There is no such HHH under the bajaj group, Is this the one and the same .
Thank God for saving my money!. I lost just 100 RS.
I got a call from Neha ([protected]) on 4-aug-2009. I was told I just won a gift voucher and I can collect it from #28, Raheja Archaed, koramangala 7th Block.
Nice and sweet voice of Neha drove me there at around 7:00 PM on the same day.
To My surprise, there was no Neha...hmm neither Shalini..But a guy resembles a chimpanzee, introducing him and themselves as representative of DAE.

For that moment, I feel ashamed of myself, for not even heard of anything like that.
Well...If you dont know..DAE Is an Autralian Company which Governs All 5* and 3-star hotels/resorts across the globe. DAE wanted middle class people to know, how does it feel like to be in a 5-star Hotel. What a kind people!.

Assured gift : I was given a free gift voucher : 2N/3d stay in any of Highland Homes Resort at choosen 4 locations for a couple

Optional Gift 1 : Pay 100 and take another gift voucher
Optional offer 2 : Pay 6500/- and stay in any 5-star / 3-star hotel in india for 8 days. And this offer is only valid for today

Assured gift 4: Dinner with them.

I paid Rs:100 and took the additional voucher and Exclaimed..What a wonderful day.

I had no other choice but to pull me back from option 2 (stay in Taj, Le-Meridian, Leela for just 800 RS. I AM lucky to have got this chance, Ain't I ?). Unfortunately (But Fortunately) I didn't want to swipe my credit card.

How can I ask them for more ?... So, I decided to not have dinner with them. (After all, there was no Neha neither Priya).

Now...not only Me, But Google doesn't know who is DAE...Hmmm..So its not my problem then...
..end
CHEATED BY HIGHLAND HOLIDAY MUMBAI...
I am also 1 of the member of this company, i have invested Rs. 64500/- at long back. i have just paid this money as investement. as the consultent had told me that if i dont go on holiday i can RENT my holidays & i will be getting Rs. 2500/- per day. & my membership is of 10 day. so i should get around Rs. 25000/- per year. but "ITS TRUE THAT ITS A CHEAT COMPANY" when i had taken the membership there office was in bandra but when i visited there after few years they were not there & when i found there telephone nos from some source they said that they have sent letter to all member about change of address. at that time i was confused WHO AM I???? am i not a member????? when i got the address of there office in KHAR i was happy that my money is safe... but then i been to there office for enquiry regarding my membership & rent money. they have kept lots of girl to cool down clients... like us.. they ask me to sit at the reception for more then 30 min. and after going in cabin there was 1 small girl sitting to attend me. around 19 years old. and she was not knowing any thing about the membership... when i asked her about RENT of my holidays she directly denied & said "THE COMPANY DOSE NOT HELP YOU TO RENT YOUR HOLIDAY, AND YOU HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE TO RENT YOUR HOLIDAYS" as i have already mentioned that i just paid this amount as an investement. but after listening to her i was completly shocked... then i started shouting as i was angry then i thought she is not knowing about membership, so i request her that i want to meet your Sr. Manager or Head of Mumbai Branch.. then she directly said they are not available at this moment. i am the only person who can help you here.. & then after creating some scene... some one else came in cabin some huge ugly girl with lots of make up & attitude and she said she is the client service manager named shaziya, when i was trying to explain her my problem she was like ignoring me & was busy in playing with her hairs. i was realy feeling so embarrass at that moment. and after explaining her all the problem again. she also gave me the same answer like that small girl gave me. i asked her is there any one above you in this branch. she directly said "NO" and same answer what like previouse that she is the only person who can help me in this situtation... then i was angry with there behaiver & i was not in my control, finally i told her that i will be going to police to get my money back. & i was realy shocked with her answer she started shouted & said "HEY JA TUJHE JO BHI KARNA HAI KAR, WE DONT CARE, MUJHE PATA HAI TUM JAISO SE KAISE BAAT KARNI HAI" with her talk it was not diffucult for me to know that she stays in some slum area. & she is not from a good family background. I got the impression of the company by its so called Mumbai Client service Manager "SHAZIYA" and after that i have lost the hope of getting my money back from this cheat company. let me know if any group or any one can help me to get this money back...

please get in touch on my e-mail for this..
hi this company is a fruad and this does not belong to any bajaj group is a fake bajaj where the owner name is sanjay bajaj who is a big fraud and his number is [protected]
I got a call from Bajaj highland repeating the same thing that i have won the 4500 Rs gift voucher, as usually i don't fall in this type of twist games adopted by different organisations to cheat people. I opened the net, thanks to internet that i am able to know the truth immediately. My advice to everyone, that never go with false commitments opted by different organisations, usually in financial matters take utmost care. Only go for reputed ones, enquire about the organisation with 10 different people & finally decide.
I too got a similar call today from Koramangala Bangalore. I knew better than to trust them when you see such tell tale signs.

1. Too pushy. They want you to come & meet them immediately... shows that they want to catch you while you are still excited about "Winning" a prize.

2. Don't want to give out too much information on the phone specially about when and where you won the prize, Who is it from and other details. They are obviously afraid we'll google them before we come.

3. The prize is not defined properly. Even if you ask specifically you'll get only vague answers.

Thanks to ConsumerComplaints I found this site and now am much wiser and my money is safely in my pocket/bank :-)


SOME OF YOU MIGHT NOTICE THAT THERE ARE 3 "HAPPY" MESSAGES ALL ON THE SAME DAY AND IF YOU READ THEM CAREFULLY THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY FAKE MESSAGES POSING AS GENUINE CUSTOMERS.

BEWARE OF THESE CHEATS
Hi all,

My Good Luck i read this blog. I was planning for some holiday yaar. I got a similar call from these people saying that my mobile number has won Rs. 7000 worth gift voucher. I went to collect this voucher they asked me to pay Rs. 20 as service tax. I paid that and i got the voucher.
They also asked me to go for the membership of some Rs. 10000 plus. I refused and told i will get back to them . So now i know its all fake and fraudulent people working in that Holiday Homes .

Though i have lost only Rs. 20 i have learnt a very good lesson . From here onwards i have made a point not to encourage such calls in future.
I once again thank one and all for providing these important information on blog.

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