RDO has issued a warning to consumers after an increasing number of reports of a new scam targeting members of the public who had purchased a holiday club membership that included a cashback offer.
The victims are being told that their cashback certificate is not registered correctly and invited to travel abroad, usually to the Canaries or mainland Spain, to solve the problem. Once there, they are often conned into signing a contract agreeing to buy timeshare points as a way of ‘recouping’ their cashback, and persuaded to pay significant sums of money for a deposit.
RDO reminds consumers that most cashback schemes are deliberately designed to make it almost impossible to recoup the value of the certificate, and that RDO members are not permitted to offer any form of unregulated cashback.
Any members of the public who believe they may have been defrauded should contact RDO on firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.