OK I was scammed please help! text me 09272518699, for other victims let's gather up and and raise this issue to the media.If you are familiar with Family First and AOWA Appliances, then stay away from Club Astoria.
They'll text you saying that you won or you're invited for a free lunch or dinner. They will also mention that there's no strings attached and no money involved. (How'd they get your contact number? By signing a raffle coupon from trade shows or buying an item from PC Express which is affiliated with Astoria.) They will also give you a "free gift certificate" to a destination of your choice.
After your lunch or dinner they will do sales talk about Astoria-RCI timesharing membership. It will take you about 45 minutes to 3-4 hours. Paiikutin ka nila.
Pagnasign mo na contract tapos mag-avail ka ng services nila, masisiraan ka ng ulo sa sborang bad service. Their "free gift certificate" has hidden charges as well. Even their coupons don't have DTI permit and the contracts are not notarized. Don't be fooled and don't be afraid of the contracts. Take action!
If you are already a victim of this scam, don't hesitate to post here and ask for help. My friend got scammed by this and sabi nga niya lipad ang pera niya but we are trying to help him get back his hard earned money. Their manager is former actor Arnold Gamboa.
...and more (Google it)
"6. Timeshare Promotions - It might offer fantasy and fun, but if a vacation deal sounds good to be true, it probably is. In the Florida timeshare scam, vacation certificates for holidays in Florida are the "prize" given out in contests or promotions. But what is supposed to be a free trip can end up costing thousands of dollars - in U.S. funds. To top it off, the offer is conditional on you attending a timeshare sales presentation. The bottom line? When planning a holiday, steer clear of deals that imply you've won a prize. If you have to pay for it, you haven't won. Also, avoid pressure to buy right now. Legitimate deals don't evaporate overnight."
From: Timeshare Condominiums for the Beginner (highly recommended read)
***I suggest you apply directly to RCI if you really need/want timesharing.