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Bandos Island Resort Reservation

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Bandos Island Resort Reservation

I have emails to Bandos Island Resort email address resv@bandos.com.mv to reserved 4night deluxe room. They have confirm the booking for me. The resort Credit Manager have send me booking invoice and bank information to request me arrange the payment via swift. May i know it is safe for me to transfer the payment according to the bank information they provided to me? Any concern to do so?

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1. Re: Bandos Island Resort Reservation

Hi and welcome to the forum

I can't see any problem at all. SWIFT is secure and in any case they don't actually handle your money. the transaction will be between your bank and Bandos'. Bandos is a very well established resort, so cannot envisage any problems whatsoever there.

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Thank very much SL.

Do your know how i can verify the account information i received is truly belongs to Bandos resort and not from any others fraud mails?

Sorry that i may thinking too much. As this is the first time i travel to maldives and transfer such a huge amount. Hope to understand more before i transfer...

thanks for helps...

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3. Re: Bandos Island Resort Reservation

You could contact a reputable specialist Maldives agent (not in Male), who may actually offer you the same but for a lower price. And, they should have simple payment methods that may be less worrying for you.

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I contacted their reservation team via email and i thought they will let me pay through their online system by using credit card which i have no worry about that. But as now i have confirmed everything and they send me an invoice and asked me pay via SWIIF. anyone of your have experience transfer via SWIF to bandos resort?

Edited: 12 June 2014, 06:14
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5. Re: Bandos Island Resort Reservation

So far it's very good and fast response from their reservation and account team.

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6. Re: Bandos Island Resort Reservation

I know this happens quite a bit with direct bookings but I must say I'm not entirely happy about it.

I'm not for one minute saying that the resorts cannot be trusted but what would be the banks take on it IF some fraudulent activity took place? I'm pretty sure they would say that I shouldn't have given this information and those copies to anybody and therefore they would consider me partly responsible.

I haven't booked direct with a Maldives resort so have no first hand experience but I have booked plenty of hotels in the past without stumping up private details, even when not paying up front. I have provided a credit card imprint at check-in for consumables but that is different.

Do the resorts have a problem with no shows? I cannot imagine so. Therefore why can they not take a (10%) booking deposit over the phone/e-mail (as agents do) with the balance payable on arrival? At least if you pay a deposit, that amount is safe with your card protection but giving them copies certainly isn't in my opinion.

Chee78.......there is no indication whatsoever here that Bandos cannot be trusted but I just wonder sometimes whether that bad penny is out there somewhere.

Probably waiting for me.

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7. Re: Bandos Island Resort Reservation

Hello Chee

It seems that your worry is that a fraudster has mailed you as Bandos - why not just ring them and ask "is 12345678 your bank account number?".

Thanks

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8. Re: Bandos Island Resort Reservation

Richard,

ya, exactly of my worry. I should make a call to confirm. Thanks!

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