#Timeshare Cold Callers Yearly report 2016

Dear All,

The year 2016 has been a very busy year (again) at Mindtimeshare.

Throughout the year we have been publishing the monthly Cold Caller reports and now after finalizing 2016 we have put together the yearly report.

A complete list of the 294 Cold Callers can be found on the following link:

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In total we have 315 active dubious companies on our reports, of which 294 companies are actively cold calling consumers.

Throughout the year, from the 315 companies there were 201 new company names.

Looking at the type of companies that are cold calling, we have the following numbers:

  • Fake legal companies and fake liquidators                     154
  • Resale companies                                                                 49
  • Claims Companies/ Class Action                                      47
  • Fly Buy generators                                                               20
  • Disposal companies                                                             13
  • Mediation Companies                                                           8
  • Fake Banks                                                                              7
  • DTMC – Discount Travel Membership Clubs                   7
  • Others                                                                                      10

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As you can appreciate the amount of companies / individuals who cold call and claim to be a legal professional or connected to a legal office in some kind is extremely high.

Through our blog, website and other social media such as Twitter and Facebook we have been publishing warnings about these cold callers.

In 2016 we published 125 blog articles. The Mindtimeshare blog received 268.000 views from 86.000 visitors this past year and the most popular article was the Monthly Cold Caller list.

Main nationality visiting the blog is from UK, followed by Spain, USA, France and Germany.

The only thing we can sincerely hope is that our blog articles have made a difference with all the consumers who wrote to us or visited the blog, and has avoided them to pay into some kind of dubious set up.

Thanks for all your cooperation and information you have been sending us throughout the year!

Customer Care Team

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#Timeshare Cold Caller list December 2016

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Dear All,

The year comes to an end, and the last Cold caller list for 2016 has been put together.

For December 2016 we have counted the total of 64 cold calling companies and among these 64 cold callers there were 13 new company names.

For a full report on all cold callers with the links to the blog articles we posted about them, please go to the following link:

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The 13 new names on the list are the following:

  • Abogacia Española
  • AC Moya and Associates (FAKE)
  • ACD Solventa (FAKE)
  • Bauer & Bauer
  • BBVA (Fake)
  • Continental Protect
  • Fernando Holaci
  • HMRC Service
  • Menara Sun
  • MG Legal Abogados
  • Romeo Vicente Abogados
  • Salinas Monte Hermoso
  • Thomson Reuters

Careful with those companies using the name of genuine existing companies, but do not have any connection with these real ones. Always compare the contact details, the website, email address etc. In case of doubt, do NOT pay a penny and please send us a message. You better be safe than sorry!

We would like to take the opportunity to wish all our readers and followers a Prosperous and Healthy New Year 2017!

The Mindtimeshare Team

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Did you receive a letter or call from AC Moya y Asociados (Fake)?

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Once more we are asking your attention for a company that is not really a cold caller, but initiates the first contact by sending letters to consumers.

We had several this month and the latest one is called AC Moya y Asociados (fake)

This letter explains that due to the foreclosure of Cashback Europe Plc the consumer has been listed as a creditor to the company. As the company has been closed, AC Moya y Asociados is appointed to pay out the money to the creditors / Certificate holders.

In order to enable them to quantify the claim, the consumer needs to send a copy of their Cashback Europe Plc certificate and a completed form to AC Moya y Asociados.

AC Moya y Asociados also explains that even those who had their Cashback Europe Plc certificate redeemed already and “failed”, they still can claim their money.

Together with the letter they include a claims form where the consumer has to fill in a lot of personal details.

Strange thing is that although AC Moya y Asociados approaches the consumer by letter, they do not want the consumer to reply by post!

The copy of the certificate and the completed form have to be sent by fax 0034 951 650 492 or email acmoyayasociados@enmail.com

They inform they will be replying to the consumer in a 14-day period upon receipt of the paperwork.

Inquiries about the status of the claim can be done by phone to 0034 951 650 491

Consumers are assured that there won’t be any charges as the company covers the costs.

Please note that there is indeed a company by this name in Malaga, but the contact details do NOT COINCIDE and neither does the name on the letter, Ignacio Delafuente have anything to do with the real company.

This might also be the explanation to why the people sending the letter do not want replies by post, as they have copied the real address and of course…they are not there!

It is not the first time that a name of a real company is used to approach consumers in an attempt to take money from them for un-existing claims.

If you received a call or letter from AC Moya y Asociados with regards to your Cashback Europe Plc Certificate, please let us know.

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

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Have you received cold calls from Menara Sun?

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This alert goes out for a new resale company called Menara Sun.

Menara Sun contacts the timeshare owners and offers them a guaranteed resale for their membership for a very attractive and high sales price.

Menara Sun contacts consumers mainly in France and Belgium and offers to buy their timeshare. In order to sell the timeshare, the owner must go to Marrakech and attend a meeting with an alleged buyer.

Their contacte details are; telephone number +00 212 622 928 955, email: contact@menarasun.com

The website is http://www.menarasun.com

The Menara Sun officer explains that there is no down payment. But when the consumer receives the confirmation email, it says clearly: A deposit of € 499 must be paid before any movement corresponding to the creation of the record, verification of your property, legal fees and translation as well as making appointments for the day of the transaction and the opportunity to stay for free up to 7 nights in a 4 * hotel in Marrakech.

This does not sound like “no payment”!

Please note that companies that cold call you, obviously got your contact information and membership details through an illegal source and when they offer a guaranteed resale requesting you to travel to another country and pay upfront fees … they are not trustworthy!

Have you been contacted by Menara Sun with the number +00 212 622928955?

Please, let us know.

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Avez-vous reçu des appels par la société Menara Sun?

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Une nouvelle société de revente a été reportée sous le nom Menara Sun.

Menara Sun contacte les Membres de multipropriété par téléphone et leur raconte qu’une société est intéressée par l’acquisition de leurs semaines et le prix offert est bien au-dessus du prix du marché actuel

Menara Sun contacte principalement les consommateurs de France et Belgique et leur offre de racheter leurs multipropriétés. Afin de vendre la multipropriété le propriétaire doit se rendre à Marrakech et assister à une réunion avec un prétendu acheteur.

Ils expliquent aux consommateurs qu’il existe déjà un prix de vente convenu et que le prix est étonnamment élevé dans le seul but de convaincre le consommateur de la bonne affaire qui est offert.

Leur contact ; numéro de téléphone +00 212 622 928 955, email: contact@menarasun.com

Site web www.menarasun.com

L’agent de Menara Sun, il n’y a pas de paiement initial. Mais lorsque le consommateur reçoit l’email de confirmation, une caution de 499 € doit être versée avant tout déplacement correspondant à la constitution du dossier, la vérification de votre bien, les frais juridiques et de traduction ainsi que la prise de rendez vous pour le jour de la transaction et la possibilité de séjourner gratuitement jusqu’à 7 nuits dans un hôtel 4* à Marrakech.

Cela ne ressemble pas à “aucun paiement”!

Veuillez noter que les entreprises qui vous appellent sans vous demander un appel, ils ont évidemment obtenu vos coordonnées et les détails d’adhésion par le biais d’une source illégale et s’elles vous offrent une garantie de revente demandant de se rendre à un autre pays et payer des frais initiaux … elles ne sont pas dignes de confiance!

Avez-vous été contacté par Menara Sun par le numéro +00 212 622928955? S’il vous plaît, faites-nous savoir.

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Have you received cold calls from Continental Protect , a company based in Marrakech?

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This alert goes out for a new resale company called Continental Protect.

Continental Protect contacts the timeshare owners and offers them a guaranteed resale for their membership for a very attractive and high sales price.

Continental Protect contacts consumers mainly in France and Belgium and offers to buy their timeshare. In order to sell the timeshare, the owner must go to Marrakech and attend a meeting with an alleged buyer.

Their address is Rue de Paris, L’Hivernage, Marrakech 4000 (Maroc) and their contact number is : +00 212 625 207 514, email : contact@continentalprotect.com

Site web http://www.continentalprotect.com

The Continental Protect agent explains that there is no down payment. But when the consumer receives the confirmation email, it says clearly: A deposit of € 499 must be paid before any movement corresponding to the creation of the record, verification of your property, legal fees and translation as well as making appointments for the day of the transaction and the opportunity to stay for free up to 7 nights in a 4 * hotel in Marrakech.

This does not sound like “no payment”!

Please note that companies that cold call you, obviously got your contact information and membership details through an illegal source and when they offer a guaranteed resale requesting you to travel to another country and pay upfront fees … they are not trustworthy!

Have you been contacted by Continental Protect with the number +00 212 625 207 514?

Please, let us know.

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Avez-vous reçu des appels par la société Continental Protect située aussi à Marrakech?

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Une nouvelle société de revente a été reportée sous le nom Continental Protect.

Continental Protect contacte les Membres de multipropriété par téléphone et leur raconte qu’une société est intéressée par l’acquisition de leurs semaines et le prix offert est bien au-dessus du prix du marché actuel

Continental Protect contacte principalement les consommateurs de France et Belgique et leur offre de racheter leurs multipropriétés. Afin de vendre la multipropriété le propriétaire doit se rendre à Marrakech et assister à une réunion avec un prétendu acheteur.

Ils expliquent aux consommateurs qu’il existe déjà un prix de vente convenu et que le prix est étonnamment élevé dans le seul but de convaincre le consommateur de la bonne affaire qui est offert.

Leur Adresse: Rue de Paris, L’Hivernage, Marrakech 4000 (Maroc) et numéro de téléphone :   +00 212 625 207 514; adresse email : contact@continentalprotect.com

Site web http://www.continentalprotect.com

L’agent de Continental Protect, il n’y a pas de paiement initial. Mais lorsque le consommateur reçoit l’email de confirmation, une caution de 499 € doit être versée avant tout déplacement correspondant à la constitution du dossier, la vérification de votre bien, les frais juridiques et de traduction ainsi que la prise de rendez vous pour le jour de la transaction et la possibilité de séjourner gratuitement jusqu’à 7 nuits dans un hôtel 4* à Marrakech.

Cela ne ressemble pas à “aucun paiement”!

Veuillez noter que les entreprises qui vous appellent sans vous demander un appel, ils ont évidemment obtenu vos coordonnées et les détails d’adhésion par le biais d’une source illégale et s’elles vous offrent une garantie de revente demandant de se rendre à un autre pays et payer des frais initiaux … elles ne sont pas dignes de confiance!

Avez-vous été contacté par Continental Protect par le numéro  +00 212 625 207 514? S’il vous plaît, faites-nous savoir. 

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