In May we informed on this blog about another Odyssey Group company named Odyssey VIP. http://wp.me/p1kmoi-3k
Odyssey Group (http://odysseyworldwide.net/) “modus operandi” is the following: cold calls to timeshare and point owners with firm resale offers, requesting up to 1,500 Euros as “security bond” or “refundable fees” following the transfer of ownership documents. If accepted the offer the operation would allegedly be concluded in 3 – 4 weeks.
This resale firm is using a nine months marketing contract, and not a straightforward sales agreement, as initially indicated in the calls, and there is not any firm resale offer as stated in the first phone calls.
For Odyssey VIP www.odysseyvip.net we have also another phone number they are using and not mentioned in the earlier blog: 872 426 02 64
But as we have many timeshare consumers that keep us updated on the calls they receive and the amazing resale offers just on cold calls, we have now found indications that they are linked to at least the following companies:
Avant Holidays / Avant Vacations /Avant Leisure / Tel: 0808 129 3879
Avant Guarda Viatages – www.avantguardaviatges.com Tel. 0845 1085 556
Global Reservation Services SL – http://internationalglobalservices.com/
Finally Sold – http://finallysold.net Tel: (0034) 971679186 Fax: (0034) 971684046
T.H.E. Group – www.t-h-e.net
Nowon-line – www.nowon-line.com Tel. (UK) 0845 0758115
All these companies have a similar Modus Operandi: and at some point they ask an upfront fee for a “guaranteed” resale which is totally against the New European Directive which banned the deposit taking from timeshare resale companies.
The websites do not comply with the legal requirements for websites as there is no proper identification of the company.
Have you been approached by any of the above companies? Have you paid them any money or told them you weren’t interested?
We would like to hear from you!