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Mindtimeshare 2013 blog review

For all those who follow the blog and like to see the activity of the Mindtimeshare blog in 2013, here an informative report. Thanks to all for making these numbers possible! Customer Care Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has … Continue reading

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Action Group against Eze Group

Ever since the first blog article published about Eze Group back in June 2011 (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-42) Mindtimeshare received over 150 complaints from Consumers. We have wrenching testimonies from people who feel deceived by Eze Group. Consumers who complain about aggressive commercial … Continue reading

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All European members have now transposed the Directive into their national law.

Last May, 31st 2012, the European Commission closed an infringement case against Spain on the timeshare Directive (Directive 2008/122/EC) after the country notified the Commission of a new law (Decreto-ley) transposing the rules – European Commission http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/12/528& The new rules provide significant … Continue reading

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Testimonials from consumers who received their refund!

We want to share with you some of the nice emails we received this week from happy timeshare consumers who fortunately had the money refunded they paid to unscrupulous companies such as Blue Chip, Club Class Concierge, ETOO, etc. We … Continue reading

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Find me in Menorca / Find me Directory

The resale company FMD or Find Me Directory is linked to the marketing company called Find Me in Menorca – http://www.findmeinmenorca.com (see the bottom of the main webpage), which also promotes another holiday club membership – Find Me Travel – … Continue reading

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Resale Scams, a top 3 checklist for detecting the Scam Companies

Every day we receive emails from consumers asking for more information about companies that have approached them and offered to sell their timeshare week, points or even their (expired) membership in a discounted holiday club. A lot of these mentioned … Continue reading

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Bogus resale companies are a worldwide problem and not only or exclusively related to Europe.

The American authorities (FTC) have taken action about different bogus resale companies and send out a strong warning to all timeshare consumers. http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/130834/20110405/ftc-warns-of-timeshare-scam.htm Main reason for this warning is the ongoing and increasing complaints received from the consumers who have … Continue reading

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Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados_update

Please, read this interesting recent link from an honest lawyer in Marbella: http://belegal.com/blog-by-antonio-flores/mr-ramirez-a-judge-believes-that-calling-you-a-crook-is-ok/ The whole history here: http://mindtimeshare.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/ramirez-ramirez-abogados_a-class-action-law-firm/

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Blue Chip again on stage

Last October 2010, I informed about the latest Spanish Police intervention against bogus resale companies. The Spanish Police closed down 9 companies in Benalmadena-Costa del Sol-Spain, and arrested 4 British Nationals, among them; the main alleged responsible Christopher Gerald Hannington, … Continue reading

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Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados_a class action law firm?????

Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados operates in Costa del Sol, claiming to be a kind of Class Action Law Firm. Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados uses the cold call approach to contact victims of bogus holiday clubs, timeshare resale firms, cash back … Continue reading

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Are you unable to contact the cashback company Reclaim Ltd?

This is what many consumers are reporting to me. Reclaim Ltd, http://www.reclaim.gi is linked with the company Pro IV Solutions SA, at the headquarters’ Incentive Leisure Group in Spain (now called Personal Travel Group): Calle Rio Darro s/n, Portal 2. 29650 Mijas … Continue reading

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Warning! An alleged bogus resale company: Montes Propiedades e Inversiones SA

Timeshare owner, Beware of the alleged bogus resale company called Montes Propiedades e Inversiones SA. This non-existence company (*) are cold calling timeshare owners asking them to pay 1,000 Euros with a false promise of resale the week/s or points. … Continue reading

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Club Class Concierge, ITRA and their fronts.

Owners Action – http://www.ownersaction.com & Bridge View Consultants Ltd -http://bridgeviewconsultants.com – are just basically two “fronts” of ITRA (International Timeshare Refund Action) – http://www.itra.co.uk – to promote ultimately the marketing of the discount travel membership club, Club Class Concierge, product … Continue reading

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A dormant group of companies linked to Personal Travel Group / Incentive Leisure Group

The Reclaim / Timeshare Disposal Company called Timeshare Helpline http://timeshare-helpline.co.uk – seems to be part of a large group of bogus Reclaim / Timeshare Disposal / Resale firms, whose domain names were all registered during the summer of 2010 – … Continue reading

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Tenerife apuesta por la recuperación de sus mercados emisores tradicionales

Acabo de leer la propuesta del Consejero Insular de Turismo, José Manuel Bermúdez, realizada en Hosteltur: El Plan de Actuación de 2011 para promover el turismo de la Isla de Tenerife. Estas son las ideas principales de Turismo de Tenerife … Continue reading

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Bogus Holiday Clubs trying to get around the implementation of the new European Directive

Bogus Holiday Clubs already operating in Tenerife are changing its modus operandi to get around the implementation of the 2nd Timeshare Directive in the 27 EU Member States. A particular fraudulent holiday club operating in Tenerife is now selling a laptop … Continue reading

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Bogus companies making use of reputable logo’s companies

Mindtimeshare has detected the alleged bogus ‘Class Action’ type company called Timeshare Resale/s Consumers Association - http://t-r-c-a.com, is using, in the homepage of the website, the logo of the international Timeshare Exchange company RCI. Timeshare Resale Consumer Association is using RCI’s mark to create … Continue reading

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Discount Holiday Clubs – Scam awareness campaing

Holiday clubs You get a phone call at home or you’re approached while on holiday and handed a scratch card. You’re told you’ve won a ‘free’ holiday. All you need to do is go to a presentation to collect your … Continue reading

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Metro – Police warn of travel scam

  Metro – Police warn of travel scam.

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Beware of litigation companies that ‘cold call’ you!!

Bratley & Sharp Associates does not exist neither at the Spanish nor the UK Companies House. They do not even comply with legal requirements on their webpage. Timeshare or holiday point’s owners should watch out for companies claiming to get … Continue reading

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