Crystal Sands Tourism is a Scam...inform??

littleboy
By littleboy

I had previously shared my experience with Crystal Sands Tourism, B-Ring Road. This is to elaborate on how their scheme worked and why they are not yet behind bars.

1) Collect Name and Numbers of families in front of supermarkets

2) Call victims and tell them to come to the office to collect free gifts with family where you have to pay nothing. If you go with your spouse, they will play mind games to make you sign the contract. Also, they give milk, biscuits and juice to kids to keep them occupied.

    2.1 About 10 people will sit in one room with a trained sales/brainwash executive.  They play music so you won't hear what is happening at the nearest tables.

    2.2 They have staff to handle kids so that kids won't cry or disturb you during brainwashing sessions and they can prolong the session until you agree.

2,3 Lies Lies Lies

             Lie 1.  We were giving tour plans to companies before, we are expanding business to regular people now. We have given tour plans to employees in companies like Qatar Airways, Qatar Energy, Mannai etc.

             Lie 2. They offer flexible EMI for 12 months and 24 months. They don't have a connection with any bank. They will deduct the entire amount in one shot and they will play every game to avoid giving service and refund. If you see the full amount in their POS machine run away.

             Lie 3. They offer a full package which includes everything except Air Ticket. I was planning for Umrah and they said for the holy pilgrimage everything is covered. There are a few smart guys who did fight well and received hotel bookings even though it was in an average place. None of them received any other than a hotel booking which is given only once in your lifetime. If you plan for a second trip you will never be able to get anything. 

             Lie 4. Lulu Voucher: They have no relation with the Lulu group. I did report it in Lulu and they said they don't know anything about Crystal Sands Tourism and they don't have any relation with the scammers. Many people asked for a hotel booking after spending a large amount of money on Airfare and the expenses in the place nobody got a Lulu voucher other than the one 50 riyal coupon they received while joining.

             Lie 5: They give you login credentials to log in from any country and book tickets. Nobody, Literally nobody got a login credential to log in to their page. This is just to convince you to sign the contract.

Lie 6: They have branches in India, UAE, Qatar and many other countries.

             Lie 7: Everything else they told is a lie. I missed many please put the rest in the comments if you remember anything else

3. Round 1: Assessing your paying capacity and whom to convince

          3.1 Who is the decision maker in your family?

          3.2 What was the last trip you went on? How much do you spend on a trip?

         3.3 What is your credit card limit?(Another way to ask what is your salary)

         3.4 How often do you travel? What is the duration of the travel?

         3.5 An so on.

3. They will keep on adding offers until you agree. Few people signed up for a plan which gives Lulu coupons for the amount they paid(Literally free). They say they give Lulu coupons after using the service. But it is a bad joke.

4. They clap when someone signs up for a plan. Just to convince others. Not sure how many claps are legit.

5. People will come with fancy titles like Manager or senior manager and brainwash you efficiently.

Why they are still not in Jail?

1. They only target Indians. They know the police won't give priority to Indians like European/American/British or Qatari. Also, most Indians fight for a while and give up because they don't want any trouble. 

2. If someone is so powerful or the police accept someone's complaint they will refund and settle it(Again to avoid legal issues).

3. If you can be easily threatened or you don't want trouble, forget your money.

4. If someone posts in Qatarliving or anywhere they will threaten you, and trouble you until you delete the post. They have a unique way of creating a fake email ID and asking QL team to delete the post. If there are so many posts they will be legally scr3wed up.

5. They purposefully didn't create a Google page to avoid bad reviews. Or else people will blast them with negative comments and MOI itself go to their office and arrest them at the scene.

6. Most of their employees don't use their real name like the Srilankan guy named Shyam. Check his QID.

7.  Their company is registered and they have the right to add non-refundable terms in the contract. It is legally valid until you prove they are scammers or they didn't provide service. The police won't take a complaint easily as you signed a non-refundable contract(the police will still take it. Need time to convince them). However, MOCI accepts the complaint and you will money back(they won't take action against the company as they will refund).

How to get a refund?

Don't fall for their threatening tricks. No lawyer in the country supports these scammers. They don't have a legal team. Raise a complaint in MOCI the Duhail CID office or the Qatar Tourism Authority(Whichever is near to you). The process might not be very transparent. But it is not broken yet. Don't lose hope. I heard recently they settled the full or partial amount to many victims who raised complaints. Looks like they are facing some legal issues. So they might run away any time soon.

Is this scam new in Doha?

No, it is been happening for a long under the below names:

Gulf Gate Tourism WLL

Marhaba Tourism WLL

Royal Regis, Qatar

Country Club, Doha

Add anyone if I missed it.

 

Must share and post comments. Let us spread awareness about the scam which is wild.  I don't want anyone to fall victim to these scammers.

By s.anujan• 19 Mar 2024 03:17
s.anujan

Hi dear please tell how can I get money from them I paid some money by masraf Al rayyan card salary card it's possible to get

By s.anujan• 19 Mar 2024 03:17
s.anujan

Hi dear please tell how can I get money from them I paid some money by masraf Al rayyan card salary card it's possible to get

By Mohammed@2109• 16 Jan 2024 21:02
Mohammed@2109

Can anyone any details how we can complaint or how to get money back ???

Regarding Dispute transaction can I apply because I did one year before November 2022.

Please update me @30338900

By Muneef M M• 9 Jan 2024 13:34
Muneef M M

Dear All ,

Please make a dispute via your bank App (If you have paid by card) Alhamdulilah today i got my money back.

By Fabiha Komal• 3 Jan 2024 01:47
Fabiha Komal

Kindly make WhatsApp group for victims …so they can easily share their ideas or any information to get back their money ….

By Fabiha Komal• 3 Jan 2024 01:47
Fabiha Komal

Kindly make WhatsApp group for victims …so they can easily share their ideas or any information to get back their money ….

By Spiderajay• 10 Dec 2023 11:04
Spiderajay

Please be aware of frauds .. dont beleive their colorful words..

Crystal sands tourism and the above both are same .. please visit and get the money..

Please gather all victims immediately

riyagupta9975@gmail.com and Anikat knows them.. where are they..

Vickey krishna bala ram krishna Passport No. is N7603970.

QID 28735679887

By The_Punisher• 30 Nov 2023 00:06
The_Punisher

Crystal have documents of 9 people.. they know everyone's ids and there issue.. anymore new ids with fake name will go to mahasivaraja.. he has to forget his money.. crystal accepting alll chage backs.. but they are firm will not accept his chargeback.. and made all documents handy.. he thought he is very smart.. but world is updating every day.. Mahasivarajan be ready for worse what you expect.. leave gulf asap.. once you go behind bar.. no one will save you..

Just for ur inf

@littleboy

@crystal_rachel

@spiderajay

@harushi

@nixonnix2001

This all ids are yours.. with same ips.. i can find this.. means cyber will definitely.. you know what mail you sent them.. this is with maximum members of last 6 month.. crytstal is ready to accept chargeback on tne confirmation of complaints raise against mahasivaraja.. tomorrow i will share his qid his passport number.. his families details.. and anything you guys require.. last 6 months customers your chargeback will be accepted by crystal if you make complaints about mahasivaraja..

By The_Punisher• 29 Nov 2023 23:47
The_Punisher

Who is this Mahashivaraja.. this guy is motherfucker.. very soon i will share his qid.. his indian contact details.. his home address in India and and Qatar.. his all ids.. his mail to crystal for extortion..

Whoever make his complain crytsal will accept his chargeback.. and mine too.. i need complaint about him.. i will give all the evidence.. except him rest everyone will get chage back..

By ali bakulka• 29 Nov 2023 09:53
ali bakulka

I'm also victim .I paid 7 thousand .any one making any case pls help me too .

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By The_Punisher• 27 Nov 2023 22:18
The_Punisher

When you are calling to the bank tell them you want to raise the dispute.. dont use term chargeback.. if you will become successful in raising dispute.. you will get your money..

By The_Punisher• 27 Nov 2023 22:15
The_Punisher

I came to know crystal is accepting all the chargeback request.. there account is in minus 50k.. so few people might have got charge back..

PS- dont ask sources.. whoever got the chargeback please post here..

By The_Punisher• 27 Nov 2023 22:11
The_Punisher

I came to know crystal is accepting all the chargeback request.. there account is in minus 50k.. so few people might have got charge back..

PS- dont ask sources.. whoever got the chargeback please post here..

By akmalkhan• 27 Nov 2023 11:25
akmalkhan

any victim, pls call me. we shall go together for complain.

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By Spiderajay• 27 Nov 2023 06:47
Spiderajay

Another scamm is going on

Al Safar Global Star

Office no 502, Al mana Building ,

Building no 50

Bin Mahmoud, Doha Qatar..

By The_Punisher• 26 Nov 2023 10:05
The_Punisher

Charge back is the only way to get back money.. that too only last six months transactions only.. kindly post this in your groups.. every single day delay in raising disputes will reduce the chances of getting money back..

As per pevious experiences of gulf gate no one in succeed in other ways to get back money..

Kindly share how you guys applying charge back.. and whose disputes accepted by bank..

By littleboy• 26 Nov 2023 07:21
littleboy

Another scamm is going on

Al Safar Global Star

Office no 502, Al mana Building ,

Building no 50

Bin Mahmoud, Doha Qatar..

By The_Punisher• 25 Nov 2023 08:29
The_Punisher

This is not related to bank.. charge facility provided by visa or mastercard to there customers.. read more about it on Internet.. and follow the steps.. your bank should accept the dispute.. if it is accepted.. you will get full refund on your card, if crystal fails to provide necessary documents.. That is very certain they cant provide documents anymore.. so you just need to raise the dispute..

By littleboy• 25 Nov 2023 06:45
littleboy

Please inform anyone from HSBC bank

By The_Punisher• 24 Nov 2023 01:15
The_Punisher

Dear All,

I came to know crystal sands team left from the country.. now they left the country.. we all lost our money.. i called to the bank for charge back.. but as per bank they accept disputes wirhin 6 months period..

Whoever have transaction within 6 months apply for disputes.. as their office is close they will not able to send necessary documents like agreement id copy charge slip to the bank.. and bank has to accept your charge back.. it takes around 4 weeks to get your refund on cards..

PS- your card must be visa or mastercard.. irrespective of debit or credit..

How to request a chargeback

If asking the merchant for a refund didn't work, request a chargeback with your credit card issuer. Many card issuers let you dispute transactions by phone, mail or online. You may also be able to submit a dispute directly through your card issuer's mobile app.

When you submit a chargeback, you may need to include supporting documents, such as copies of a receipt, invoice, contract and any communications you had with the merchant. Anticipate that the dispute can last up to 90 days or two billing cycles, whichever is shorter.

Once you submit a chargeback request, the exact process varies depending on your card issuer, network and situation, but generally results in some back-and-forth between various parties. Here's an example of how the process may go, according to Experian:

You file a chargeback request.

Your card issuer reviews the dispute and will decide if it's valid or if you have to pay. If your issuer accepts the dispute, they'll pass it on to the card network, such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover, and you may receive a temporary account credit.

The card network reviews the transaction and either requires your card issuer to pay or sends the dispute to the merchant's acquiring bank.

The merchant's acquiring bank takes one of two actions: Sends the dispute back to the card network and says the issuer is at fault or forwards the dispute to the merchant.

If the merchant gets it, they either agree to pay for the transaction or dispute the chargeback.

If the merchant disputes the chargeback, there may be more back-and-forth as the merchant, acquiring bank and card issuer try to settle the matter. But if the merchant agrees to pay, the process is a bit smoother.

At the end of the day, the card network decides who pays. A successful dispute will deem the temporary credit you received to become permanent.

This is only way to get refund.. dont waste your time and call the bank and raise disputes..

By littleboy• 23 Nov 2023 06:59
littleboy

RED ALERT Crystal Sands Tourism.

Office no. 110, 1st floor, Bin Dirham Plaza (above Lulu Express), B – Ring Road, Doha, Qatar.

Ph. No: +974 40370383 /+97477633438 /+974 77610744 (10.30 am to 6.30 pm except on Sunday)

Email: customercare@crystalsandstourism.com

Company is closed .. al people escaped to India.. No one in Qatar.

Please gather all victims immediately

More than 50 million Qatar riyals looted

Vickey Krishna Balaram QID 28735679887 Ph : 77610744 /60070678

AAlya 77633438

Jaffer 66952720

Kiran 33222175

Paul 51179733

Rahul Galote 77610772

Sham 33550795/33483811

Pooja 60079246

By Saravana vel• 23 Nov 2023 01:09
Saravana vel

They are 100% frauds.

I am one of the victim.

They will say 3000 qr voucher per year for 4 years. Not at all responding if you ask.

How Qatar government watching this scam happens?

They do brain washing with 4 people and won’t allow you to read the contract fully and swipe your Cred card on the spot.

Bloody f***rs.

Be careful guys. Crystal sands tourism is a 100% SCAM.

By mohammednaseer2008• 22 Nov 2023 15:53
mohammednaseer2008

Its bit strange, these kind of people plan the trap and playing with the emotions. Such basters should be behind the bar.

By nixnixon2001• 20 Nov 2023 10:18
nixnixon2001

Hi every one. Be aware.

a new company is getting active same same like crystal sand named Alsafar global

Their website: https://alsafarglobal.com/.

their Formula on whatsapp.

Greetings From Al Safar Global star

*Congratulations,

Mr. Mukundha *

coupon no : 010XX

* Received gift's*

1.Lulu voucher/Kitchen Article

2.International Holiday stay voucher (4N&5days) free accommodation for 2Adults and 2kids Valid Upto 1 years,

* Husband and wife should come mandatory, gift distribution will complete within

30 to 35 mnts*

Al Safar Global Star

Office no 502, Al mana Building ,

Building no 50

Bin Mahmoud, Doha Qatar..

3pm to 9.30pm

Thanks Regards,

*Miss Nitya

By Farhan Akthar 786• 19 Nov 2023 09:49
Farhan Akthar 786

Lets us raise awareness about these crystal sands crooks.

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