Ocean Estates, cold caller with upfront fee for a resale

What more is there to say about Ocean Estates when they are cold calling timeshare consumers, confirm they have a buyer for their timeshare and request an upfront fee?

These are all the things a resale company should not be doing!

Ocean Estates only recently started their campaign. So far the information we have is that they cold call from the following telephone number: 0189 225 4011

Their address is Orchard Business Park, Furnace Lane, Kent.

The person calling is a man by the name of Eddie Chambers or Keith Adams, and after the usual chat about resale and the buyers waiting he comes up with the security fee to be paid.

This fee is £1200 or in some cases requested in Euros 1395€

Unfortunately Ocean Estates is not working by the rules in this matter, as the Timeshare Directive is very clear on the fact that upfront deposits are out of place when is concerns a resale.

With the above information we can only recommend to be cautious, and insist that an upfront fee should NOT be paid!

Have you been speaking to Eddie Chambers or Keith Adams  from Ocean Estates on 01892254011 ?

Please let us know by email on customercare@mindtimeshare.com or 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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7 Responses to Ocean Estates, cold caller with upfront fee for a resale

  1. E Taylor says:

    Contacted a few weeks ago by Annie McInally from Ocean Estates in Kent, asking if we were interested in selling our present Holiday Club membership. I was very cautious with my answers to her questions and she realised that I was not being duped by her offers. She said I had obviously been contacted already about a resale (we had, in fact, been contacted by Holiday Lettings and Sales!) and would not detain me any longer.

  2. Gordon says:

    I was contacted by a Ruby Shannon of Ocean Estates on the 18th June. Also spoke to a Elizabeth
    Shaw, paid upfront fee of £1250 . Our completion date was surposed to be today 25.7.2012. I have phoned them today, and their phone cuts off after a period of time So it looks like they have left the premises i.e Orchard Business Park, Furness Lane, Horsmonden. Kent TN12 8LX Please can you help. Gordon.

  3. Paul says:

    I have been contacted by Eddie, all seemed to be going well and then he asked for the £1200 insurance against the sale and which point alarm bells rang so did a company search and lo and behold not found. Told him about this and this website but still was tyring to get me to send the money. Finally promised to email me with all the details including the company registration number but still not arrived.

  4. John says:

    A good website, Thanks

  5. John says:

    I have just been contacted by Dave Harris at oxcean estates, but Have phoned my bank and blocked the card, therefore no money can be taken off.
    I got out of this just in time.
    Reg. John

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