On 22 March 2012, a final enforcement order was obtained from the High Court against Keith Barker and Kimberley Bambroffe (the two directors of Personal Travel Group Ltd.), and Geo Demographic Market Research Limited (GDMR).
Keith Barker was a director of ILG, and was a director of GDMR and PTG. Kimberley Bambroffe was a director of ILG and director of PTG.
Years ago, in my role as Director of the RDO Enforcement Team I had a meeting with the OFT and handed over all the reports and investigation material we had on ILG. This information certainly will have had a certain influence on the final decision of the OFT (I hope so) and I am glad I have cooperated in this cause.
No order was obtained against Incentive Leisure Group Ltd (ILG), because it went into creditors’ voluntary liquidation in Gibraltar on 21 January 2011 and was dissolved on 16 January 2012.
ILG & PTG sold and marketed holiday club memberships and other holiday based products to consumers. Geo Demographic Market Research Limited placed adverts in national and local newspapers and in-flight magazines on behalf of ILG.
However the cash backs used by ILG – i.e. Reclaim Ltd & CashBack Sales and Administration S.A. were not affected by any enforcement order or by the liquidation of ILG.
Relevant information on Cash Back Sales and Administration S.A. (Daily Mirror, January 2009)
Previously in April 2011 final enforcement orders were obtained from the High Court against Martin White, Jonathan Daniels, Mark Gales, Robert Knight and Lily Alderson who had been involved in the sale of ILG and/or PTG products.
Personal Travel Group Ltd (PTG) went into creditors’ voluntary liquidation in Gibraltar on 14 December 2011 but a final enforcement order was obtained with the agreement of PTG’s liquidator, on 23 March 2012.
It is worth mentioning that none of the following holiday clubs marketed by Incentive Leisure Group were affected by any High Court´s order: Designer Way Vacation Club; Travel Saver; Freedom Vacation Network, etc. Full list at Timelinx´s website
Victims of ILG or PTG, are receiving cold calls by bogus firms pretending to be able to help them to secure a refund of the money paid into acquiring their holiday club memberships, or even pretending to be able to help them to claim their promised cash back from Reclaim Ltd, and CashBack Sales and Administration S.A.
Further info: Office of Fair Trading
The above leaves us though with the question on how it is possible that numerous members who bought from ILG are still today “chased up” by emails for a membership fee of their club. A lot of these consumers have contacted us about these emails as they feel unprotected, threatened and confused with this whole situation, to say the least.
How comes the authorities do not take any action against these companies that continuously try to make money out of these consumers, or better said: Victims! People who have been cheated out of their money years ago and still there is no end to this story?
This needs to be stopped now!
Fortunately we at Mindtimeshare have been able to help a lot of the victims to recover the money they paid to ILG initially by claiming through the Consumer Credit Act. All those consumers who have still not looked into this possibility please don’t wait any longer!
Did you know that when you paid the deposit or the entire amount with credit card in the past 6 years, you could do a claim through the Consumer Act?
Do you know that we can help you with this claim and give you clear guidelines on how to start the procedure?
If you are a victim of Incentive Leisure Group – ILG then contact us today and we will explain to you what possibilities you have.
You can contact us by email at email@example.com or simply place a comment on the blog.
Director at Mindtimeshare