A new consumer alert goes out for a company called Resorts Direct UK, although this company was already mentioned before in another blog when they still called themselves Direct Resorts International http://wp.me/p1kmoi-8w
Resorts Direct – http://www.resortsdirect.co.uk/holiday/contactus.php – is another so called Fly Buy company connected to Easy Consulting SL. And their modus operandi has not changed at all – i.e. main goal is to arrange timeshare & bogus holiday club sales presentations, through cold calls.
Resorts Direct never explains clearly who they are and we are aware of cold calls in which the staff of this company claimed to work for different well-known timeshare companies and in this way create trust with the consumer who in the first instance is suspicious of the cold call.
One of the main contact numbers used by Resorts Direct – i.e. 0871 711 3545 – is shared by Fly-Buys well known to us – i.e. Bonus Week Breaks, The Gift Company, etc.
Easy Consulting SL is also currently behind the following Fly – Buys which share the very same modus operandi (and highly likely using the same call center in Alicante): The Gift Company – www.giftcomp.com/index.php ; Bonus Week Breaks – www.bonusweekbreaks.co.uk ; Extra Weeks - www.extraweeks.co.uk ; Easy Weeks - www.easyweeks.co.uk ; Extra Time Online-www.extratimeonline.co.uk , Direct Resorts International - http://directresortsinternational.co.uk , Golden Grow Resorts, etc.
In 2006 – 2007 Easy Consulting SL was using OPCs with scratch cards in Benidorm, Alicante, and selling the holidays on a disk software Connections6, at a cost of several thousands of pounds.
Easy Consulting SL was also behind another Fly – By company, UK Connected - www.ukconnectedinfo.co.uk (site down) ; Tel: 0808 20 40 303 – mostly active during the period 2006 – 2007, which was cold calling British nationals claiming to act on behalf of RCI, offering for example three bonus weeks at roughly 100 GBP each, but when the contract arrived it said they had bought a holiday club membership in the form a Software CD-Connections6 - and were entitled to three free week holidays, however the resorts where to enjoy the holidays, had to be chosen from a list which appeared at UK Connected´s site.
And for example The Gift Company, has been involved as a FlyBuy company for the selling of the bogus holiday club membership marketed by Eze Group / Regency Shores SL – http://ezegroup.com/ , in Tenerife & Lanzarote. We know of cases of victims paying nearly 10,000 GBP for an Emerald Membership of Eze Group! Read more: http://wp.me/p1kmoi-42
Have you been called by Resorts Direct UK? Have you booked or paid anything? Please let us know!