Have you been called by ABC Mediation, or shall we say Anthony Bains Cohen?

A new mediation company has been brought to our attention over the past 2 days called ABC Mediation.

ABC Mediation is cold calling, and it seems (for the moment) that they are targeting DWVC members especially. The story they tell is that the directors of DWVC are to appear in the Mercantile Court of Malaga on the 23rd of May and the victims of this company can place a claim.

ABC Mediation is based in London. Their address Suite 1097, Kemp House, 152 – 160 City Road, London, ECIV 2NX, and contact details are Telephone: 0203 627 4664, Fax: 0203 627 4767 and Email: info@a-b-c-mediation.com

That is exactly the same address and phone numbers as the one for Bains Cohen, a dubious lawyers office who also started cold calling recently with the same story. About Anthony Bains Cohen published an article last week on the blog http://wp.me/p1kmoi-nW

The website for ABC Mediation www.a-b-c-mediation.com was registered on the 3rd of May 2012, which is the day we published the blog about Bains Cohen.

ABC Mediation charges £378 upfront to cover all costs, on the understanding that the full amount will be recovered from the defendants. Since when does a lawyer guarantee he will win the case?

Apart from the £378 ABC Mediation also invoices a 15% of the agreed settlement if the claim is successful.

All this is explained in the documents they send to the consumer after the initial cold call, including the bank details of Anthony Bains Cohen for the transfer of the fee!

Do we need to say more? We have a dubious lawyers office / Mediation Service who changes name and websites in a timeframe of 1 month, cold calls timeshare consumers and talk about a court case nobody knows off, asks for an upfront fee to be paid by bank transfer and ..it just doesn’t sound right!

Have you been called by Bains Cohen or ABC Mediation from London? Please let us know.

You can write to us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog.

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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11 Responses to Have you been called by ABC Mediation, or shall we say Anthony Bains Cohen?

  1. mike says:

    The holiday club you bought into was the same people that are behind ABC mediation, and they know who you are because they keep the very documents you applied to them with, so they can make it seem to you that they are fighting on your case, when in fact you are getting double sc*****. try and get your money back through your credit card company.

  2. Brian says:

    I received a call yesterday from A-B-C Mediation in the person of a Diane Webb and her pitch
    was exactly as you describe. Today I received copies of their documents for signature, and a call
    from her checking that I have received them and promising to ring again on Monday.
    Needless to say I wont proceed.l

  3. Paul says:

    I have been contacted by ABC Mediation about a holiday club I bought into nearly ten years ago.
    I looked into their validity and convinced myself they were for real even though I had discovered that their web site had
    only just been registered. I have paid the £380.00 fee. Now the link from your site to theirs is visible
    on Alexa so have come accross your site and now fear I have been stung again!

  4. Brenda says:

    Hi ,
    No, I suppose it could be a complete coincidence but it just seems a huge one in my opinion

  5. B says:

    Very interesting that the Chairman’s name on the certificates from Ezegroup ( see other link ) is non other than A.B. Cohen and I thought it was the other duboius character Dominic O’Reilly – old boys club I expect !!

  6. Dave says:

    very interesting ive just been aproached by a company called grengiss they are a mediation company and they have asked me for all what i have regarding club conseirge and etoo and cashback they said it will cost me £1,380.00 that is the solisitors fees and not there fee i have to pay them 15% when they win the case have you herd of this company ive tried doing some research on them but nothing has come up about them can you help should i pay them the fee or not you see cash back AND CLUB CONSEIRGE owe me for £26,000 plus which is what i paid for my time share which i signed over to club conseirge plus £5130.00 euros the other company called corn & wallacde T/A CMS whom took £1,870.00 to get my money back and once again i never herd from them again light £1,870.00 i spoke to fairtrades and they told me they were scammers ? YOU DONT KNOW WHOM TO TRUST THESE DAYS DO YOU

    • brian vidler says:

      do not trust any cold caller,however plausable thy sound,they are not bothered that you have been scammed,only to scam you again. never give money upfront,brian

  7. Jane says:

    When I asked Viva Connect to refund my money I also asked them to remove my details from their contact list and I have had no phone calls since then !!!!!

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