Has VRE Travel taken over from Great Getaways Tenerife?

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Many consumers have been asking us this question in the past week as all of them seem to be receiving calls from the company VRE Travel.

VRE Travel explains on this call that Great Getaways Tenerife has gone into receiver-ship and is no longer trading so the £259 the consumers originally paid is no longer valid. But VRE has now taken over the customers and are prepared to honour Great Getaways’ offer for a registration fee of a further £159

We already posted a blog article about VRE Travel in the past, and as it appears they have now found another “excuse” to contact consumers and take money from them.

The link to the previous article about VRE Travel is: http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1JJ

Please be careful with callers like this who turn up out of the blue and start asking for money.

Make sure you know what you would be paying for, and certainly do get the terms and conditions of any purchase you make BEFORE they take the money from you.

If VRE Travel has approached you as well, we would like to have your feedback.

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


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Has Anderson Read Consultancy invited you for a meeting?

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Cold Callers Anderson Read Consultancy is approaching timeshare owners with an invitation for a meeting.

The meeting is supposedly for a “no win no fee” proposition to refund all the money paid towards the timeshare membership of the consumer.

The meeting takes place in Redditch, but the representatives at the offices are not from Anderson Read but from RSB Legal / RSB International Group.

These meetings take several hours, and most of the time is of course spent on convincing the consumer how they have been “mis sold” and how they can claim back all the money they paid to the timeshare company.

The claim they offer against the timeshare resort would be on a no-win, no-fee basis with precedes split 70:30 for the consumer.

Consumers have told us that they were informed that this company, RSB Legal has so far recovered over £20m since 2012.

Something that seems a bit unlikely for a company, which was only registered a year ago.

In addition to reclaiming a refund of the costs, RSB Legal offers also to relinquish the timeshare contract but this would involve a fee (~£10,000!).

The consumer can pay £1000 on the day and the balance in 10 days following the agreement. They do mention these costs could be included in the claim as well, so this would be “recovered” in the end.

Taking into account that the consumer is invited in the first place by a company called Anderson Read Consultancy, telephone 0289 5217 211 we really would recommend caution when attending these meetings.

Paying a deposit on the day without taking the time to go through the documents you are signing and the agreement you are committing to is also not recommendable.

If Anderson Read Consultancy has invited you to a meeting we would like to hear from you.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the blog.


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Legitimous and Juan Luis Partalabo, new names same dubious pitch!


Yes another so called legal company and lawyer are approaching timeshare consumers who have been cheated before, using the name of Legitimous or Legitimos Abogados in Spanish.

Legitimous cold calls and offers the consumer to recover the money he lost in the past, through an imminent court case that is already scheduled for a date in a very near future.

It is important the consumer takes a decision straight away if he wants to participate in what seems to be a successful case from the start.

Assets have been frozen, and Legitimous already knows it is a matter of days and the court will rule in favour of those who entered the claim.

Juan Luis Partalabo is the lawyer who is acting in the case and he will be contacting the consumer as well.

The case is handled on a no win no fee basis, but there are though certain costs that need to be covered to enter the claim and these need to be paid by the consumer. An amount of around £800 is required but this can be recovered afterwards as well.

Legitimous has a website, but when you visit www.legitimous.com there isn’t really much to see as it doesn’t seem to have been developed at all.


But Juan Luis Partalabo does have a proper website www.juanluispartalabo.com where you can find his address as well: Valentín Sanz, 16, number 14, 291B, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

The Telephone number: 0034 822 250 496
 and two email addresses legitimos.abogados@consultant.com or juan.partalabo@consultant.com

Please note that there are no companies or lawyers registered in Tenerife nor the entire of Spain by the name of Legitimous, Legitimos Abogados or Juan Luis Partalabo.

Neither is there any upcoming court cases run in Tenerife where you can join in after being contacted on a cold call out of the blue by these apparent non-existing companies.

If you have been approached by Legitimous, Legitimos Abogados or maybe Juan Luis Partalabo directly then please let us know.

Do not pay any money towards cold calling companies who promise court claims over the phone!

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the blog

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Cold Caller alert for a company called Wilson & Co.


New cold caller who seems to becoming very active, using the name Wilson & Co.

The cold caller states he is contacting the timeshare consumer concerning payment of funds obtained through the Spanish Courts. The contact Telephone number is 0207 043 1918.

The amount concerned is between £19000 or £23750.

No money is asked for on the first contact, but the second time the agent comes up with a story of the consumer being a ‘risk’ and that his name has been flagged as needing to send tax payment before funds would be released.

These taxes can be paid by bank transfer to an account in the name of an individual, supposedly connected to the offices from Wilson & Co.

Please note that this is a scam, and there is NO such thing as money awarded through the courts and tax payments to individuals to release the awarded money.

If you have been approached by Wilson & Co from their number 02070431918 please do let us know.

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

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#Timeshare Cold Callers September 2016

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Dear All,

October has started and that means we are producing the September Cold caller list and publish the names of all those companies who have contacted consumers over the past month by “unexpected” telephone calls.

The count for this month stands on 58 Cold Calling companies of which 10 companies are new names on the list.

The complete list can be found on the following PDF:

Mindtimeshare Cold Caller list September 2016 PDF

It has been surprising to see how this month a lot of companies who were inactive for months, have started again a cold call campaign and seem to do another attempt of getting money from consumers they contacted before and also duped before!

As with any of these calls, always be very careful with the information you give out to these people and don’t ever trust anybody who seems to know you have been defrauded before, as the most likely option is that they are the same people!

The 10 new company names on the list of September 2016 are:

  • Asset Recovery Solutions                                     http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OG
  • Emilio Leyes Catillianos                                       http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OV
  • Exclusive Breaks Away
  • Fund Agreement Service
  • Holiday Ownership Advise Line
  • Litigious Lawyers -Litigious Abogados             http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OV
  • Minfin-GR – Court of Cassatio                            http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OL
  • Pana Travel Online – Pana Travel Agency        http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OC
  • Select Resolutions
  • Yes Travel

We would like to take the opportunity to remind all our followers / readers that we are also present on twitter @Mindtimeshare and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Mindtimeshare.official

On both social media we post not only the blog articles we write but also other timeshare / Holiday ownership related news that we have selected from the press.

Please follow us on Twitter or give us a LIKE on Facebook if you don’t want to miss out!

Thanks to everybody who has send us information this month about the cold callers!

Kind regards

Customer Care

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Leisure Claims, is this a wolf in sheep’s clothing?


Many Club Class members were surprised this week with yet another unexpected email, this time from a company called Leisure Claims.

Leisure Claims presents themselves in the email as an independent “No-Win No-Fee” claims company that specialise in seeking financial recompense for holiday club members and pack owners who believe that their initial purchase was incorrectly sold or that a breach of contract may have occurred.

Leisure Claims brings some good news, especially to those who have been trying to get a refund under the Consumer act for their purchase into Club Class, and found the claim denied because they paid to a “third party” in the name of Imagen Sinergica.

Leisure Claims states on their website: “that unlike any of our competitors, Leisure Claims has exclusive access to highly confidential documentation that proves a clear association between Club Class and Imagen Sinergica SL, which addresses this very common pitfall and ensures a fail safe claim process…”

This sounds like good news, but on the other hand it does sound strange as well, that they as the only ones were able to establish this link between Club Class and Imagen Sinergica when nobody was able to do this for years.

Who are Leisure Claims?

Their website www.leisureclaims.com has been registered some time ago, but the actual web has been inactive until later this year. On the website there is no Company identification, no address, no registration number, nothing. Neither are there any Terms and Conditions or Privacy statement to protect those filling in the contact form.

Contact details: Tel. 0203 519 3526 Email. info@leisureclaims.com and Email. claims@leisureclaims.com

And a post box address:

P.O. Box 561, Suite 6, G7 Cornwall´s Centre Gibraltar

This address in Gibraltar is exactly the same one as used by many companies belonging to the Club Class Group.

On the email they send out it mentions another detail.

Administered by Owners Action LLC

Corporation Division Capital Way South P.O. Box 40234 Olympia

Washington State 98504 0234 USA

Reg No. 602804215

Owners Action LLC is actually a company, which is directly connected to Club Class and ITRA.

And there you go! No wonder they have “exclusive” access to background information on Imagen Sinergica! It was their own marketer in Tenerife using this third party payment provider!

But why then after all these years has nobody from Club Class given this information to the numerous consumers almost begging them for information so they could do their own claim?

Why was this information withheld and are they now “willing” to share?

Because they want a percentage over the awarded claim? How dubious does that sound?

How much longer will this Club Class story continue without the authorities taking action once and for all?

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Can you trust a firm that says it can get rid of your timeshare — for a price?


Today’s Daily Mail has published an article about ITRA the International Timeshare Refund Action.

Yet again, the subject about the services ITRA offers and the many consumers they leave behind without getting this service, in spite of having paid large amounts of money for it, has hit the newspapers.

You can read the full article on the following link: ‪dailym.ai/2d1TXsd 

For all the information about ITRA and connected companies, published on our Mindtimeshare blog please go to https://mindtimeshare.me/?s=ITRA

As mentioned in the Daily Mail’s article, one of the latest set ups seems to be the company European Claims Centre or ECC.

European Claims Centre is active in the UK but they also opened an office in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Although they don’t mention their links to ITRA, sharing the same addresses and inviting people through the same companies such as Timeshare Release doesn’t leave much space for doubts.

If you have been in contact with ITRA, the ECC / European Claims Centre or any other connected company and need help or advice, please email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the blog

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