In spite of many warnings, not only on our blog but also on different other timeshare forums and websites, ITRA (International Timeshare Refund Action) continues their activity and continues inviting timeshare consumers to an apparent innocent meeting for consultancy only. (See links below to several publications)
Timeshare Consumers receive their invitation to a “Consultancy Appointment” this time held at their new offices in The Bretton Hall in Chester.
Question mark should be placed on how ITRA actually got the details of these consumers, as they are allegedly using owner listings from timeshare companies which go straight against the law of Privacy protection.
In case the consumer –timeshare owner- decides to go to this meeting, the so-called consultancy and information on how to dispose of the timeshare membership results in being yet another sales talk with the sole purpose of selling the consumer a membership in a Discount Holiday Club called Club Class Concierge.
For joining the Discount Holiday Club a fee of a couple of thousands (!) Pounds will be requested, but under the false pretension there won’t be any more fees from the resort, a lot of consumers think this works out in their advantage.
The consumer signs over the ownership of their existing timeshare and no more fees will be requested…well, yes until a new invoice is due and the consumer will realize no transfer was done and outstanding fees are accumulating under his name and soon the claim companies will ring his bell. When calling his resort, he will be informed that a transfer of ownership was never requested at all!
When trying to book a Discounted Holiday and Flights for the superb reduced prices they have been shown on the presentation, the consumer will also find out these prices do not exist and he will end up paying same or more for a holiday he could have booked with any high street travel agent but obviously saving the money of joining Club Class Concierge.
Did you receive your Appointment Letter like the one below?
Then think twice before going as it may turn out in a lot of grief, frustration and loss of money just because you went to visit the “free of charge” consultancy appointment.
Read some of the articles that are related to ITRA:
The appointment letter:
Re: Your Consultancy Appointment for a Timeshare Refund Claim
Your confirmed appointment:
|ADDRESS:||Bretton Hall Offices
Unit 3 Bretton Hall
Chester Road, Chester
|DATE:||Wednesday 18 May 2011|
|We are pleased to confirm your appointment with a specialist International Timeshare Refund Action consultant. Click this link for directionsWe confirm that you will not be charged any fees for this consultation and any litigation pursued on your behalf will be on a NO WIN NO FEEbasis.During your visit, you may be offered a solution to dispose of your ongoing maintenance liabilities.Please bring all documents relating to your ownership such as purchase contracts, finance agreements, exchange contracts, maintenance bills and demands as well as personal identification.
Please be aware that all names that appear on your timeshare documents must attend the consultation.
Please email by return confirmation of this appointment.
The International Timeshare Refund Action
Tel: 0208 9521000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org