Monthly Archives: February 2011

Club Class Concierge, ITRA and their fronts.

Owners Action – http://www.ownersaction.com & Bridge View Consultants Ltd -http://bridgeviewconsultants.com – are just basically two “fronts” of ITRA (International Timeshare Refund Action) – http://www.itra.co.uk – to promote ultimately the marketing of the discount travel membership club, Club Class Concierge, product … Continue reading

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The new European Directive. Will it be effective?

Just read on The Daily Mirror Crackdown on holiday club rogues … about five years too late http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2011/02/crackdown-on-holiday-club-rogu.html It is not only the last five years. Discount Holiday Club Memberships are operating, about, since 1999. This product emerged after the putting … Continue reading

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A dormant group of companies linked to Personal Travel Group / Incentive Leisure Group

The Reclaim / Timeshare Disposal Company called Timeshare Helpline http://timeshare-helpline.co.uk – seems to be part of a large group of bogus Reclaim / Timeshare Disposal / Resale firms, whose domain names were all registered during the summer of 2010 – … Continue reading

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Has Incentive Leisure Group ceased trading?

To the best of my knowledge, ILG Ltd Gibraltar has ceased to trade. Even Incentive Leisure Group’s site includes more information about its alleged current legal status – http:/www.leisuregroup.net/. This is the information provided by Incentive Leisure Group last January … Continue reading

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Tenerife apuesta por la recuperación de sus mercados emisores tradicionales

Acabo de leer la propuesta del Consejero Insular de Turismo, José Manuel Bermúdez, realizada en Hosteltur: El Plan de Actuación de 2011 para promover el turismo de la Isla de Tenerife. Estas son las ideas principales de Turismo de Tenerife … Continue reading

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Bogus Holiday Clubs trying to get around the implementation of the new European Directive

Bogus Holiday Clubs already operating in Tenerife are changing its modus operandi to get around the implementation of the 2nd Timeshare Directive in the 27 EU Member States. A particular fraudulent holiday club operating in Tenerife is now selling a laptop … Continue reading

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Bogus companies making use of reputable logo’s companies

Mindtimeshare has detected the alleged bogus ‘Class Action’ type company called Timeshare Resale/s Consumers Association - http://t-r-c-a.com, is using, in the homepage of the website, the logo of the international Timeshare Exchange company RCI. Timeshare Resale Consumer Association is using RCI’s mark to create … Continue reading

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Discount Holiday Clubs – Scam awareness campaing

Holiday clubs You get a phone call at home or you’re approached while on holiday and handed a scratch card. You’re told you’ve won a ‘free’ holiday. All you need to do is go to a presentation to collect your … Continue reading

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Metro – Police warn of travel scam

  Metro – Police warn of travel scam.

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Beware of litigation companies that ‘cold call’ you!!

Bratley & Sharp Associates does not exist neither at the Spanish nor the UK Companies House. They do not even comply with legal requirements on their webpage. Timeshare or holiday point’s owners should watch out for companies claiming to get … Continue reading

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RDO Enforcement in action!!!!

The Discount Travel Membership Club called Club Class Group, selling the product Club Class Concierge, is causing a lot of troubles to many, many consumers in Spain and the UK. http://rdo.org/es/node/716 and we are very proud of this success. Alberto … Continue reading

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Prosecution in Malaga against fraudulent resale companies

The Public Prosecutor Office in Malaga presents its findings on a major bogus resale scam which started in 2000 and defrauded 300 British timeshare owners (Spanish text) - El Mundo. http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/02/06/andalucia_malaga/1296992674.html Also at: http://www.europapress.es/andalucia/malaga-00356/noticia-juzgaran-grupo-acusado-estafar-mas-300-personas-sistema-multipropiedad-20110206121627.html (Spanish) http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_29074.shtml (English)

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Consumer rights regarding their credit / debit card payments to bogus holiday clubs, timeshare resale firms.

There are hundreds of consumers affected by Discount Holiday Clubs and fraudulent resale companies, but British consumers have a their disposal the “section 75″. Please, read this interesting article by Nick Sommerlad at The Daily Mirror. I am quoted!!! Can … Continue reading

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Resale timeshare or bogus holiday clubs scams… No thanks!!!

Mindtimeshare has recently set up to help consumers (timeshare owners and discount travel membership club affiliates) scammed by bogus Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back; fraudulent timeshare resales; bogus class action and false lawyers and notaries  . And also to prevent … Continue reading

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“Scams can have a devasting impact on people’s live” Sure!!!

This is what Esther Rantzen, from OFT, said yesterday. Please, read this link: http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/scamnesty-2011-feb11 Mindtimeshare totally agrees with Esther. We deal with many consumers that have been cheated. I would like to talk today about the psicological effects of being defrauded. We … Continue reading

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