Breaking news! Club Class International Plc put into liquidation!

The Customer Services Department of Club Class Plcwww.clubclass.net – informs to the owner of a holiday club membership of Club Class Plc that the marketer Club Class International PLC (which was selling this holiday club up to this year) has just been placed into liquidation after the sudden death of the company owner.

The email reads as follows:

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Dear Client,

We have to inform you that the principal beneficial owner of the above company, Omar Senhaji, died suddenly on 8th July 2011.

Mr Senhaji was in the process of organising refinancing for the company but his untimely death has prevented this from happening.

Under the circumstances, the company has been placed into liquidation, the liquidator´s details being as follows:-

Shelton M Jolicoeur
2nd Floor, Allied Building Annex
Francis Rachel Street
Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles 

Should you feel that you have a claim against the company, you should contact the liquidator accordingly.

Amber Directors Limited

Director

CLUB CLASS INTERNATIONAL PLC, Registered Office: 2nd Floor, Allied Building Annex, Francis Rachel Street, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles Registered in the Seychelles No. 041510

Please be aware that the marketer Club Class International Plc was not only selling the holiday club membership Club Class Plc, but also Club Class Concierge Plc -www.clubclassconcierge.com.

Club Class Concierge was under the spotlight in 2008 due to its link to the resale firm ETOO (resale outfit part of Club Class), as indicated by BBC Watchdog – www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2008/11/the_timeshare_resales_with_a_c.html.

Even more worrying customers – i.e. timeshare owners – of the International Timeshare Refund Action (ITRA) – http://itra.co.uk – have been offered by Club Class International Plc up to this year to purchase the above mentioned holiday club memberships along with the Cashback scheme Cashback Europe Plc at various sales deck run by Bridge View Consultants in the UK.

Some customers of Club Class International when purchasing Club Class Plc for example this very same year, at ITRA meetings in the UK, ended up making large payments to a third party company, Sochalls at 9 Wimpole Street, London W1G 9SR, accountancy firm well-known for being used by Club Class, and its sister companies.

Please be also aware that the marketer Club Class International Plc was also linked to The National Timeshare Helpline resale outfit which hit the headlines in 2009 – http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2009/02/saying-no-to-timeshare-cashbac.html .

Club Class International Plc was selling to timeshare owners the holiday club membership Club Class Concierge at UK sales decks to the timeshare owners contacted by this resale company, along with the Cashback scheme, Cashback Europe Plc.

If you are a customer of Club Class International Plc you might wonder the following:

1. If you are unhappy with your Club Class Membership purchased through this marketer at ITRA meetings in the UK, will ITRA take any “moral” responsibility for it? Or is this to be taken as just another marketer that went into liquidation and the consumers have nowhere to turn to besides a liquidator in the Seychelles?

2.  Why payments for the Club Class Plc Membership at ITRA Meetings in the UK at least this year were being paid to a third party UK Company Sochalls, and not to the marketer itself, listed in the Seychelles?

Another worrying factor is that the name of Club Class International PLC appears as the Merchant Name on the Cashback Certificates issued by Cashback Europe PLC. Will this liquidation of Club Class International PLC have a negative effect on the company Cashback Europe PLC?  And what will happen to the certificates?

Was Omar Senhaji the only shareholder of Club Class International Plc? Would ITRA kindly provide an up to date copy of this company records found at the Seychelles Companies Registry? ITRA has a moral obligation to its clients who ended up purchasing Club Class Memberships through this marketer at its meetings.

Finally, for those consumers who are claiming a refund of the payments made to Club Class International Plc / Sochalls or are about to start the claim maybe even against ITRA, the previous information will be certainly valuable.

P.D.: If you have any questions or queries about Club Class International PLC or any other related to the Club Class Group, please do contact us!

Other useful articles about ITRA, EFTAG and Club Class:

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-b1 EFTAG calling ILG members; coincidence or conscious targeting?

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1a  Club Class Concierge, ITRA and their fronts.

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-3e   ITRA, “Consultancy Appointment” not as innocent as it sounds!

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-4Y   ITRA obliged to refund money to an unhappy timeshare consumer!

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-95   ITRA reserves the right to offer you alternative products during your consultation

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-55 Club Class Services sarl, a name to watch out for!

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1R Owners Action is using RDO Enforcement results to promote its Class Action

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-26   Careful with Club Class Concierge!

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1A Club Premier Consultants sold Club Class Concierge on Costa del Sol, this time a story with a happy ending!

http://wp.me/p1kmoi-s  RDO Enforcement in action!!!!

About mindtimeshare

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28 Responses to Breaking news! Club Class International Plc put into liquidation!

  1. David says:

    I have tried to pursue my claim via my credit card company but am informed that I am not covered as my original payment was processed by a different retailer–Imagen Sinergica SL meaning that the debtor,creditor and supplier link has been broken and joint liability is not applicable and I would need to contact the retailer directly to resolve this matter. The bank have suggested I contact Trading Standards or Consumer Direct. Any advise/thoughts please?

  2. Bill says:

    It never ends!!! 1 Jul 13 and I am being pestered by Club Class to pay off 5 years of backdated fees at £55 a year. Am expecting a call today but, after reading the above inputs, he will be getting nothing. Will post the outcome of the phone call.

  3. B white says:

    I have recieved a letter this morning from Club Class holidays/concierge. Adress in Gibraltar, registered in Seychelles asking for arrears of annual subscriptions (£375) for a further £225 they will start to cancel membership. Smells of SCAM. Any advice welcome ! B White

    • Peter says:

      I had the same thing on Friday, so have you had any advice as to what to do?
      We never heard of a yearly membership, and have not seen anything in writing.
      Also, if this is correct, I wonder why we haven’t been charged for the last 10 years.

  4. Roy says:

    I have been sent a Certificate for cash rebate from Club Class, certificate is a Hong Kong address, 1010 Miramar Tower, 132 Nathan Road, Kowloon Hong Kong,
    There is no mention of Cashrebate Europe.
    Is this another scam?

  5. J. Barker says:

    Does anyone know of a law firm that has a class action lawsuit instigated against Club Class plc in the UK? If so please let me know the details so I can join the lawsuit.

    Thank you

  6. Maria says:

    Hi
    Whats the current situation with CCC? I have been contacted by a 3rd party offering to help us get out £10k paid to them back under section 75. Is this a worthy excercise? Or am I opening myself up to yet more aggro?
    Help?
    Maria

  7. stephen says:

    steve 27/2/12 i have also been conned into clubclass conceige in tenerife 2009 just had contact from national claims group wanting to help me get money back dont no how they got my details sounds like another scam they want me to send copys of cashback europe certificate and any other details has anybody else had same contact

  8. Amanda says:

    I have today been contacted by Timeshare Disposal who have told me that Club Class International have gone into liquidation. They have said that if I pay £800 legal costs, they will try to get 80% of my money back from cash back europe. If they don’t succeed, I will get my money back. I bought the Club Class holiday scheme back in 2009, for £4000, but have never used it as it was a way to get out of another scam with Petchey Leisure. I have never used the points with Club Class and don’t intend to. If they have gone into liquidation, is there anything I can do about getting my money back. I don’t want to pay anything upfront to Timeshare Disposal. As you can imagine I am on my guard now!

    • As I stated above the Liquidator does not exist at the address given by Club Class, so don’t hold your breath, they own me £7000.00, Club Class don’t want to know, ITRA, well another part of the scam, don’t care either.

      all in all we had 9 different companies involved in our so called timeshare resale, most of whom ARE part of the Club Class Group, despite what they tried to tell me, to coincidental all of them were registered at same address.

      Club Class don’t care if you have used your holiday or not, they have your money, and it looks very much like that’s how it will stay until legislation is changed, try contacting your MP, you never know he or she maybe helpful.

      I would strongly suggest not paying anything up front, no matter how appealing it sounded, that’s how we ended up £7000.00 out of pocket, nice people up front and in your face, who just want your money, they may sound nice and polite on the phone, but remember they are after your money, not your respect.

      Ah well to my mundane £7000.00 less life.

      cheers

  9. George says:

    We too were duped by these cr****! not only ended up with our original time-share (DRI) but membership to Club Class Concierge, PLC or whatever they now call themselves An unmitigated bunch of crooks who need to be brought to book!. Hope to see an end to all unregulated time-share!

  10. Cathy Williams says:

    I have been cold called by a company ‘Timeshare Disposal’ who have advised me that Club Class Holidays are still operating and it is Club Class International that have gone into liquidation. Not sure what the difference is? As per the comment from Maz I have been told that the funds in the Cashback scheme are safe as the account has been frozen. The money belongs to the investors i.e. those customers like me who paid into the scheme when purchasing holiday membership so will not go to the creditors. Having given the voucher details to the lady called Alison Chura I am now waiting for an email to confirm the next stages. I have not paid any money yet but if I want to proceed there is an up front cost of approx £800 for legal fees.
    According to Alison we were unlikely to get the full face value of the voucher. In fact the terms and conditions say that the minimum we would get is 12%. Due to the liquidation of the company the Spanish Government are now only able to pay out 8% of its value. If thats the case it hardly seems worth paying the legal fees. This company is willing to help me get some money back. Once I get the details by email I will post their reply so watch this space. In the meantime if anyone else has been contacted with similiar promises I am very interested in hearing all about their sales pitch.

    • Dear Cathy,
      Thanks for your comment.
      There is an article on the blog about Timeshare Disposal and we certainly do not recommend having any dealings with them.
      Let us send you more information about how to claim back your money, but please in the meantime have a look at the article here and do not pay Timeshare Disposal!
      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

      • Bernard says:

        Since the begining of this week , we have lost any contact with this company , and now I understand why . Thanks for your comments . Please let me know how can we act to try to get back our money .

      • Coin says:

        Hello
        Please could you confirm if the company Club Class Concierge PLC, Garrison House, 3 Library Ramp, P O Box 1323 Gibralter, Registred in the Republic of Seychelles No.028738 has gone into liquidation?

        I am not clear if this is the same company that you mention on your website as Club Class Concierge International PLC owned by Omar Senhaji who died in 2011.

        I look forward to hearing from you as this information would be very helpful

        Many thanks

        Colin

      • Bernard says:

        Thanks a lot for your e.mail .Just for information , we let you know that 2 weeks ago , we received an offer saying that if we book a trip through them we will get a refund of 50 Euros . Of course we didn’t reply and be sure that we will never cooperate with club class any more .

  11. The liquidators do not exist as I sent 5 letters and had them all returned with the words ‘gone away’ on them all, yet another part of the scam guess.

  12. jen toms says:

    fedb up with it all

  13. Maralyn says:

    I keep getting emails from Club Class stating I am in arrears of a membership that I thought I had cancelled when I was scammed during a holiday to Spain in 2007. They have not contacted me till last year when the emails started which I ignored as I have no paperwork about this as I cancelled it and destroyed all paperwork when I realised I had been “had” on return to UK.
    Now they are in liquidation will I still have to pay? Ive asked for the original terms and conditions which they have not sent to me but I dont want to pay again for “nothing” I was already out of pocket of over £6,000 as it was!!!.

    Any advice

    Thank you

  14. Frederick @ Linda Otter says:

    Thanks for all your comments, it looks as though we’ve been stung too after signing up as a Prestige Member with Club Class in November 2011. Whats the next step? Are we likely to get any money back which we have already paid to Sochalls,9 Wimpole Street, London, W19 9SR.

  15. Don’t even bother contacting the liquidators, they never reply in any case….

    • Colin Ray says:

      I had a phone call from timeshare equity relase, to tell me they can get back 80% of my money, but i got to pay £995,
      . as any one else had a call from them

      • Hi Colin,
        Thanks for your message.
        Sounds like a new one to us.
        Let’s see if we get response on the blog from other consumers.
        Thanks for letting us know!
        Kind regards

        Customer Care

      • maz says:

        i have had similar phone call, saying if we pay £995 quickly they will payback
        80%. We have to transfer money into santander bank Benelmadena Spain. This is
        apparently because club class conciege marketing have gone into liquidation and
        spain have put a hold on cash back europe.

  16. Double guillable says:

    Do we as owners of a Club Class membership have a right to a refund on our membership fee based on the fact that we are a creditor when it comes to liquidation?

  17. Also,I got this from ITRA today.

    Dear JENKINSON , Gary & Elizabeth,

    Reference: 1111

    You may recall in July we emailed you with updated information regarding the claim against RCI Europe together with additional information regarding the mis-selling of personal protection insurance (PPI) which you may have taken out in connection with your timeshare interest.

    We have negotiated a no win no fee deal agreement with Save and Claim to process any other mis-sold PPI (payment protection insurance) policies; also known as ASU(accident, sickness and unemployment). They will be able to assess any type of Payment Protection Insurance ie. Loans, credit cards, mortgages, car purchase or any type of finance taken out by yourselves.

    In order to assist Save and Claim Ltd in determining whether you have a potential claim would you kindly complete the enclosed questionnaire and e-mail it back to us as soon as possible. This will enable them to assess your claim. YOU NEVER KNOW – YOU COULD HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL CASH REBATE BY CHRISTMAS.

    Thank you

    Yours sincerely

    I dont think I will be taking them up on their generous offer, as i feel another sting heading my way

    Cheers

  18. We did exactly this, and now we find we are down £7000 for a membership we never wanted in the first place with Club Class Concierge, and possibly another £5000 when the Cash back flownders as i suspect it will nearer the time.

    It’s just another means for them to get money from us, I found out that just after they went into liquidation, another companiy called ‘Featherstone’ came into being, apparently run by former employees, not sure if that is correct or not, so be wary of them also

    I have wrote twice now the the liquidators and once to Club ClassConcierge and have had no reply as yet, i’m not actually sure if we have a legitimate claim against Club Class Concierge or not, even though it was made clear to us that we had to sign up with them or get no help with the sale of our timeshare, which obviously did not go ahead.

    Does anyone know if we have alegal right to ask CCC for our money back, as it’s blatently obvious to me this was all planned by the same group.

    Cheers

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