Owners Action is using RDO Enforcement results to promote its Class Action

The problem is that I do not want to be promoted by this company. See:

http://ownersaction.co.uk/timeshare-refund/timeshare-fraud-timeshare-complaints-record-year-for-enforcement/

Who is Owners Action?

Owners Action – www.ownersaction.com – is one of the ITRA‘s main “current marketers” –together with  Bridge View Consultants Ltd –   http://bridgeviewconsultants.com – which are using a number of sales decks in the UK, Spain and Portugal, allegedly promoting a Class Action Legal Claim Compensation against a number of timeshare companies, and a Get Out Exit Strategy for the “benefit” of timeshare and point members, but have in fact been using its TV ads to persuade timeshare owners to attend sales presentations  so that they can be persuaded to purchase a discounted travel membership in Club Class Concierge – what is also more commonly referred to as a holiday club and which are already regulated under the 2nd Timeshare Directive, to come into force in the UK by February 2011.

Who is ITRA?

ITRA - http://itra.net/http://itra.co.uk/ is part of Club Class Group and as a result, it is being run by the very same people who were behind the running of the timeshare resale firm ETOO and the Discount Travel Membership Club –DTMC- Club Class Concierge.

ITRA currently the International Timeshare Refund Action – and until the end of August 2009, the International Timeshare Resale Association, is basically an outfit created by the Club Class group of companies (i.e. Club Class Corporation (Gibraltar) Ltd) – www.clubclasscorporation.com – group which include among them the timeshare resale firm ETOO (European Timeshare Owners Organisation (Gibraltar) Ltd, active until at least of the end of 2009), the DTMC Club Class Concierge -www.clubclassconcierge.com; the DTMC Club Class Holidays (not sold currently); the Spanish travel agency Première Travel – www.premieretravel.net - and the cashback Cashback Europe Plc – www.cashbackeurope.com .

On September 2nd 2009, ITRA changed its name from International Timeshare Resale Association and  from allegedly representing a number of “timeshare resale firms” – ETOO among them – to act as a Class Action Litigation Compensation Group, under the new name of  International Timeshare Refund Action, targeting officially the timeshare industry and exchange companies.

This was followed up by cold calling timeshare and points owners or through their TV advertisements, using printed media, and through the internet. The television advertisements were broadcasted in very large numbers last year on a number of UK TV Channels during the first three months of the year: Sky News, Travel & Leisure, Channel FIVE, FIVER and FIVEUSA.

RDO established that ITRA shared the very same address in Gibraltar with ETOO, with whom the UK Advertising Standards Authority -ASA- had dealings in 2008, namely Garrison House, 3 Library Ramp, the company is  incorporated in the Republic of Seychelles, Registered No: 009977.

However it is run from Costa del Sol – Spain, as are the rest of Club Class group of companies.

RDO and TATOC maintained that the real purpose of ITRA’s advertising campaign is not to ensure that people know about the class action. In fact, the advertisements are specifically designed to convince consumers into purchasing a different product altogether.

RDO and TATOC alleged that ITRA’s advertisements totally induce consumers  into attending meetings , where they believe they are to be signed up to a class action  but in fact are persuaded to buy a Discount Travel Membership Club product –DTMC- called “Club Class Concierge”, the same product that ETOO was selling to timeshare owners back in 2008,under the pretence that ETOO had a buyer ready and willing to acquire their timeshare from them at an (often) inflated price.

ITRA’s advertisements include ambiguous content and omit essential information. The ambiguous and incorrect information is related to the characteristics of the product that, ultimately, is offered.

RDO and TATOC contended that the arguments and facts contained in this report are sufficient to have ITRA’s current advertisement banned from use on UK television.

Last January 2011, ASA declared AGAIN that ITRA’s Ad was misleading by omission and banned all Ad on British TVs.

However, the Ads are still on Internet.

Do you understand now why I do not want to be promoted by these people?

About mindtimeshare

Mindtimeshare is registered as a Spanish Association - reg number: G-98401524. Mindtimeshare provides assistance to timeshare owners who have been defrauded by holiday clubs and bogus resale companies. The Mindtimeshare project was launched in February 2011. After dealing with timeshare members over several years who had been defrauded by numerous bogus companies and for large amounts of money, I considered launching an Organisation to help timeshare owners that have been targeted by bogus companies. On this blog you can find information about the different active scam companies and their “modus operandi” and also place comments, ask questions and see comments from other consumers who have the same doubts or have been through the same experience. Mindtimeshare has resulted in a huge success and has received the back up from not only timeshare consumers but also from the professionals in the timeshare Industry. Mindtimeshare helps timeshare owners who have been scammed by bogus Discount Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back companies; fraudulent timeshare resale companies; bogus class action companies and false lawyers and notaries. We offer professional answers and advice to Timeshare users. If you want to send an email instead of posting a comment on the blog please do so by emailing: customercare@mindtimeshare.com
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One Response to Owners Action is using RDO Enforcement results to promote its Class Action

  1. briaanne says:

    Although we ourselves have been able to return the timeshare as DRI refused to take on Club Class as purchasers, we have really had a time of it and the stress, at times, seemed to knock us back. After receiving a very long letter from CC explaining that they were not responsible for agents acting on their behalf promising various things, we again feel that we are in a very long loop which to untangle would cost more in stress apart from financial that it is worth It would seem that CC should be able to beat usual high street prices, so this year we shall try again to use them but up until now have had no confidence in part because of other folk’s blogs and the stress we have encountered.

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