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 a likelihood of confusion, mistake and deception with the timeshare owners.  The confusion created can be that Timeshare Resale Consumer Association is somehow associated, affiliated, connected, approved, authorized or sponsored by RCI. 


As a result, the link falsely leads the timeshare owner to conclude that the web page http://www.t-r-c-a.com is affiliated, approved, or sponsored by RCI; to create such a false conclusion.
Obviously, they think they have more reputation doing that. The problem is that Timeshare Resale Consumer Association is not allowed to do that and RCI, of course, does not want to have any link with such a company.
Timeshare Resale Consumer Association is not active since 2001, as it claims in its very basic web page. It started operating late 2009. Despite its name, we do not have any evidence that it has ever acted as a “resale association”.
Mindtimeshare is aware of victims of the bogus discount holiday club, recently closed down, called Incentive Leisure Group (ILG) / Designer Way Vacation Club (DWVC) being contacted by this clear-cut bogus Class Action Scam, asking for upfront payments to translate documents into Spanish, as a Court Case against ILG/DWVC in Spanish soil was taking place.
It is highly likely that former staff of ILG / DWVC have set up this scam. Maybe even current staff working for ILG / DWVC (Timelinx) is behind it, as a way to continue milking its database of DWVC members, although we don´t have any evidences that would support this view.

Consumer, if you have been targeted by this company, do not hesitate to contact us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

About mindtimeshare

Mindtimeshare SLU is registered Company reg number: B35957182 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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3 Responses to Bogus companies making use of reputable logo’s companies

  1. gary McCahill says:

    Just called by Brian Hilton of First Class Resales. They say they have a buyer for our time-share, They want a ‘processing fee’ of $2,000 up front for Title Search, Transfer of deed, Lawyer fees and document prep. They do have a nice looking website. and certification icons listed, but we called Interval International and they said they don’t certify resellers.
    My documents aren’t handy so I asked him if he had our ‘apartment #’, he had the right week and size but not the actual room #. http://www.firstclassresale.com. Wife might have let the week and size slip in a previous conversation.
    They want to use “GreenDot” for the money transfer. Sounds like your “Scam # 1”

    • Dear Gary,
      Thanks for the information. It doesn’t look very good indeed and we will investigate further.
      Our recommendation is not to pay any money upfront, not to this one and not to any one.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

      • Stephen Southern says:

        Hi
        I’m not clear by the information on your original introduction whether you are saying DWVC are no longer operating. Is this correct.?

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