Anyone for World Language Academy, Makassar?

We have received notice of another scam school which has opened its doors. The modus operandi is exactly the same as Rumah Bahasa and Language and Beyond, the schools associated with Jakarta con artist, Frendy Horas. The new school, this one located in Makassar, the largest city on the island of Sulawesi, is also located in an upmarket mall, this one Ratu Indah Mall in Makassar. It requires that students pay a large upfront sum (in this case the very hefty sum of 8.6 million rupiah), in exchange for a promise of 18 months language instruction in 6 different languages. Basically, this is a carbon copy of the system used at Rumah Bahasa. The customer is making a bet that the school will still be around in a years’ time to offer language classes, something which didn’t happen in the case of Rumah Bahasa.

Worryingly, World Language Academy in Makassar are already refusing to give refunds. This was one of the main warning signs that Rumah Bahasa was not a legitimate business. That World Language Academy (even the name sounds like Frendy Horas style) is already behaving suspiciously with money is a very troubling sign. Furthermore, this ‘school’ does not even have a website. The lack of a proper website was a common feature of schools that turned out to be cons in Indonesia over the past couple of years. In short, we would strongly advise people not to trust this company. They are a complete unknown which is using a model that has proven disastrous in Jakarta. As for our informant, we would like to thank him. He claims that if does get a refund by next week, he is going to run amok. This is hardly a good recommendation for the sort of customer response that World Language Bahasa is generating. Here is his full warning (in Indonesian) below.

Di mall Ratu Indah Makassar lagi ada pameran WLA, World Language Academy. Modusnya mirip dengan kasus kasus yang telah terkena penipuan bayar sekali untuk enam bahasa. Hati hati warga Makassar.

Saya telah membayar 8.6 jutaan paket kursus 12 bulan, free 6bulan. Minta refund katanya tidak bisa…Tunggu aja…Rabu depan mau ngamuk kalau sampe nggak dibalikin. Uang dicari setengah hidup hilang kena penipuan.

12 thoughts on “Anyone for World Language Academy, Makassar?

  1. apakah benar ini penipuan? apa yang anda dpt buktikan kalau ini penipuan? terima kasih. karena sy jg telah transaksi di sana, mohon bantuannya

    • Kita cuma menerbitkan komentar dari pengguna situs ini. Ada satu orang yang bilang World Language Bahasa menolak kembalikan uang. Saya juga mencurigai sekolah yang tidak ada situs Internet. Kenapa mau kasih 8 juta kepada sekolah yang baru muncul dan belum ada situs Internet?

  2. Existing Multi Languages School in Jakarta are
    1. International Language Center (ILC), Location at Poins Square Lebak Bulus , Mall Ciputra Grogol , The Saint Moritz Puri Indah , Supermall Karawaci , Mall of Indonesia Kelapa Gading , La Piazza Kelapa Gading , Blok M Plaza , Grand Metropolitan Mall Bekasi , and Supermall Surabaya. Owner is Husein Sastranegara , Head Office in Tanjung Duren. http://www.ilccourse.com (Before My Boss)
    2. Dunia Bahasa ILC , Location at Kalibata City Apartment (Sakura D’Walk) , Summarecon Serpong , Lippo Cikarang , Paris Van Java Bandung , Citraland Surabaya , Ciputra Pekanbaru. Owner is Jenty Lim (Indonesian National) and Marcel Stall ( Dutch Guy). Head Odffice in Kalibata City. http://www.dunia-bahasa.com
    3. Splash International , Location in Margonda Depok. President Director is Jupiter Saragih . http://www.splashinternational.co.id
    4. Global Bahasa , Location in Cibubur , Festival Citylink Bandung , Istana Plaza Bandung , Medan (Defunct) , ITC BSD Tangerang Selatan. Owner is Glen Kumaunang and Mr. Kris. http://www.globalbahasa.com
    5. Seven Languages Center , Location in Mall Cipinang Indah , Harapan Indah Bekasi , Botani Square Bogor. Owner is Cerson Hutabarat and Fadoli Nugroho , http://www.7languagescenter.com
    6. World Language Academy , location in Baywalk Mall Jakarta , Mall Ratu Indah Makassar , AEON Mall Tangerang Selatan (Soon). Owner is 2Brother are Ifan Halim and Budi Halim , former International Languages Center (ILC) Manager. http://www.myWLAcademy.com
    7. Universal Language Center , location in Rawamangun. The news is not confirm yet. The owner is Bagus Jatikumoro.
    8. Global Language School in MOI Kelapa Gading. Owner is not confirm yet.
    9. Global Village in Lotte Mart Kelapa Gading. Owner is Taiwanese Guy.
    10. Language and Beyond , Location at Bintaro , Owner is Aji. http://www.languageandbeyond.co.id

    Defunct School :

    1. Rumah Bahasa (Kelapa Gading , Pluit , Sunter , Bintaro ) , Owner Frendy Horas. (Before My Boss)
    2. Buana Bahasa (Kelapa Gading , Sunter , Pluit and Cinere) Owner Ibu Tata and Ibu Anti. (Before My Boss) Mereka Tidak Bayar Gaji Saya
    3. Speak Easy (Taman Palem , Daan Mogot , Tang City Mall , Plaza Buaran) , Owner Mr. Riswanda and Bpk. Walter (Before My Boss)
    4. Global Language Center (Gajah Mada Plaza , Pejanten Village , Mega Mall Bekasi , Bogor Trade Mall (Defunct) , Cibubur Junction (Defunct) )
    Owner is Fenty Teekla Firdaus Sugama and Yuda Firdaus Sugama (My First and Last Boss).
    5. Rumah Bahasa Cinere (RBC)(Bukan Rumah Bahasa), Owner Bapak Yanuar Budhi dan Bapak Muhammad Hariri.

    Dari semua sekolah itu , yang menurut saya paling parah adalah Global Language Center dan Speak Easy. Mereka tidak membayarkan gaji teman – teman saya. Refund Tidak dibayarkan. Saya dengar kemaren ada salah satu owner Rumah Bahasa Cinere depok yang bangkrut tetapi dia masih membayarkan refund student dan menyelesaikan masalah gedung. Namun yang2 ini GLC dan SE tidak bayarkan sama sekali. Kalau Rumah Bahasa sebenarnya itu bangkrut tapi ownernya pinter dijual semua ke pihak lain sehingga ia mengalihkan perusahaan ke orang lain.

    Informasi mengenai GLC , Kalau ada yang mencari owner glc sebenarnya mudah karena keluarga Bapak Yuda itu orang kaya rata – rata dan keluarga Bapak Yuda juga kenalan orang – orang penting. Bu Fenty itu selalu tinggal di daerah Cibubur atau Bogor. Karena suaminya orang Bogor dan dia punya orang kepercayaan namanya Mba Ray, nama lengkapnya Ibu Rahayu Wahyuningsih. Buat student GLC pesen saya sih coba kontak langsung dengan owner kalau ga salah emailnya. fenty.glc@gmail.com .

    Sekian dan Terima Kasih

  3. Saya hari ini mendaftar WLA di makassar saya ambil kelas bahas jepang untuk 6 bulan Rp 5694.000 bonus 2 bulan jadi total 8 bulan belajar. Kalau benar ini penipuan, apa yang harus saya lakukan.. mohon bantuannya.

  4. WLA makassar bilangnya gurunya org asing… Ternyata gurunya lokal. Byk warga mks dibodohi… Kemudian tdk profesional krn seenaknya mengganti jadwal tanpa pemberitahuan. Sy komplain juga cuma dicuekin. Pdhl si ifan halim ada di tkp.

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