It has been quiet a busy month on the timeshare “fraud” front I must say, and we have been surprised with breaking news and appearance of so called new companies who are actually the same as the old ones but with a “new jacket”.
The breaking news of Club Class International going into liquidation has been thrown on the consumers as a bomb, although looking at the track record of Club Class Group it should not have been such a big surprise…unfortunately. Read more: http://wp.me/p1kmoi-b3
Club Class has actually taken up a lot of space in our blog this month as we also had to mention yet again ITRA and EFTAG because of the amount of emails we receive from consumers with very worrying stories. (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-9G)
As it sees they not only target UK Consumers but also consumers from other countries we had to place the warning in Dutch as well http://wp.me/p1kmoi-ah
One of these worries is that EFTAG seems to be especially targeting DWVC members http://wp.me/p1kmoi-b1! Question is obviously where did they get the details from?
The story of Mr. and Mrs. Smith who went through a nightmare trying to dispose of their timeshare is one of those stories where a lot of people recognize themselves or at least in part of this story http://wp.me/p1kmoi-aI
Some of the dubious resale companies are now obviously feeling the pressure on as many people do search on the web before paying any money, or even after they pay and start claiming a refund straight away. As a result, companies like Half Moon Holdings now have a trick upon their sleeves called “second offer” which is basically pretending there is a corporate resale offer but the consumer has to change to a different club before being able to sell. And as nothing is for free, they require another upfront fee…read more in our article about this http://wp.me/p1kmoi-aC We actually mention the Find me Travel membership but we have seen others like the Touchdown Holidays membership offered after the Realm Travel Services sales fells through or the Essential Travel one for a sale fallen through with Holiday Rentals Direct (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-5q)
One main advice given this month was regarding the payments done through Money Grams or Western Union. Please be extremely careful with this as this money is not recoverable! There is NO WAY a tax agent, a lawyer, a notary or anybody actually from a decent company would take money by this payment method! http://wp.me/p1kmoi-b9
Companies who entered our “name and shame” list this month are the following:
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-as Beauregard Marketing
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-aw Rincon Holidays
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-aG T & D Associates
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-aQ Abbey Services
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-aS Travel Synergie Ltd (Eze Group)
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-b7 TDE Services
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-bb Association Professional Enterprise
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-bd The Diamond Marketing Group
As we are working on the new website, we have now changed our contact email address to firstname.lastname@example.org Please feel free to contact us about any doubt or question you might have. And please, always let us know about those companies who cold call you with a “too good to be true” offer as thanks to alert consumers this month again we have been able to place warnings really quickly and avoid a lot of damage!