Breakaway Marketing Solutions’ website CLOSED DOWN!

Great news! Breakaway Marketing Solutions, one of the dubious resale companies for which we placed a warning on this blog has had their website closed down since yesterday.

The fact Breakaway Marketing bluntly copied all content from an existing website of a reputable resale company and thus creating an image of being a trustworthy resale company and the complaints received from consumers and different companies put enough pressure on the webhost to take immediate action.

The website is no longer active and a notice of “Site unavailable” comes up when trying to access this web.

We are very pleased with this intervention.

Have you been called by Breakaway Marketing Solutions? Please let us know!

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:
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24 Responses to Breakaway Marketing Solutions’ website CLOSED DOWN!

  1. Ian Plum says:

    Hi there! the name is Ian.
    I have also had dealings with Beauregard, with the same result \as all your correspondents. Currently £3,000 down and not sure how to proceed towards recovering any money – about half was paid on my credit card. My contact at BMS was also Eve Miller in the first place but this changed to Alison Harper. I was last able to contact them,at Euston Road immediately before christmas after which they disappeared. Any suggestions and help would be welcome

    • Rod. says:

      THIS IS URGENT I have today been contacted by another ‘company’ calling themselves
      ‘simple property MARKETING SOLUTIONS LTD’ someone called Alison Buchanan
      31,PARMENTOR COURT,NORWICH,NR1 1JP. If anyone knows anything about them or has ever heard of them please let me know A.S.A.P
      Thanks Rod

  2. Janet Haddock says:

    Hi my name is Janet

    Could anybody give me any idea how to get my money back from breakaway, I paid a sum of £962 with my visa card in July 2011 and then they asked for more later of £1.400 in October 2011 I turned them down, any help would be appreciated, thanks.

  3. Don Grimsell says:

    We too have had dealings with this company who were going sell the case and contents which we had from DVWC. They said they had a buyer and we would receive a good sum against the monies that ILG had consumed. We sent 2/3 papers to an address in Malaga Spain to complete the deal which were returned by Royal Mail with the comment “addressee gone away.
    £3000 lost.

    • Hi Don,
      Thanks for your comment.
      That is a lot of money you lost there!
      We will send you an email with further information and if you have paid any of this by credit card we can at least guide you on how to claim a refund.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  4. andy smith says:

    hi, could anybody give me any idea how to get my money back from breakaway, i paid with my debit card and then bank transfer to a spain account, any help would be appreciated, thanks.

  5. Eileen Washer says:

    I sent a recorded delivery letter to Beauregard Marketing Solutions instructing them to refund my money immediately as it is illegal to take any upfront fees under the New Timeshare Directive. The money was refunded and thankfully I have not lost anything over this whole sorry business. But I have received telephone calls every day for the last 2 weeks from a ‘withheld’ number and I am certain it is the same people calling me but I cannot understand why because I have told them I am not interested in selling through them. Needless I do not answer the telephone if it displays ‘withheld’. You could also try to get the money back onto your card through your credit card company.

  6. Sean Taylor says:

    I have also just been done for £1,500off my card and the £1,000 cash through post office to cover Spain sales tax. they kept me on for ages then decided that there was a problem with UPS their shipping agent. Since money paid to them have never been able to speak to anyone other than the receptionist, sales reps always busy never called back.

    • Hi Sean,
      Thanks for your message.,
      We will send you the information over on how to try and recuperate some of the money paid. The payment by credit card is protected but the transfer of cash is not.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  7. Chris says:

    We to have been ‘scammed’. Husband lost job. Breakaway called with offer of £4,500. We thought this would help pay for mortgage in coming months. Two months down the line and £1,300 worse off we are waiting for the money to be paid into our account (ha ha) !! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  8. Vicki Drewery says:

    Hi my name is Vicki I was scammed by breakaway marketing solutions in june they took £1.250 from my credit card glad to hear they have been shut down I am so embarrased i fell for their sales pitch and lost more money

    • Hi Vicki,
      Thanks for your message.
      Well let’s try to get that money back also!
      We will send you the information by email.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

      • Rod says:

        I am just like Vicky,on 26/9/2011 I also had£1295-00 taken from my debit card.
        If its of any help I had spoken to 2 seperate people claiming to be admin for Breakaway marketing solutions,thier names,Megan Richards &Melissa Parr, I was also conned out of another 510euros which was supposed to be transfer fees.This was sent to a Paul Robert Hind by western union money transfer to Breakaway’s Malaga,Spain office and he was supposed to be one of thier executives.

    • andy smith says:

      hi im andy, yes ive been scammed too, for more money though. i feel embarrassed too. id be the first person not to fall for this but they were so convincing.

      • Hi Andy,
        Thanks for your message.
        Well you can see by the amount of comments from other consumers who have fallen for this or other dubious companies traps, you are certainly not on your own!
        We will send you more information by email and let’s see if we can help.
        Kind regards,
        Customer Care

  9. margaret says:

    Hi my name is Margaret, I would like you help could you please let me know if thets consultants are a scam . Having had a call from offering me sale price for my timeshare on behalf of another company thanks margaret

  10. M McEwan says:

    I was cold called by Breakaway a couple of weeks ago. Two days ago they came up with a good offer. I said That I wasn`t sure I really wanted to sell so they gave me 24 hours to decide. They phoned back 20 hours later and I declined the sale having checked on the Internet and read about them. I was actually pleased to learn there were problems which confirmed to me that I wanted to keep my timeshare anyway!

  11. Eileen Washer says:

    This was not exactly a cold call, I had originally put in an enquiry to Star Timeshare Store who came up with a buyer for our timeshare and I was passed on to Beauregard Marketing Solutions to deal with the paperwork. The payment on my card was taken by Fleetmar Developments who Beauregard said were the merchants that hold the liability insurance in a trust fund until it is returned to me when the sale has been completed and they have the ownership papers. How could I be so naive and gullible ??!!

  12. Eileen Washer says:

    Yes, they asked for a fee for liability insurance and this was taken from my credit card immediately. Since your notification about Breakaway Marketing I have spoken with my credit card company who told me to send a recorded letter to Beauregard telling them that the fee must be credited back to my account immediately. I sent the letter to them on Thursday (6th) and today (7th) have received 2 messages on my answerphone saying they want to speak to us urgently. The number is always ‘withheld’. If they do not put through the refund to my credit card I am to get back to the card company and should be able to get the payment reversed.

  13. Eileen Washer says:

    I have been in contact with a company called Beauregard Marketing Solutions regarding the sale of our timeshare at Fortina Spa Resort in Malta. I have received a contract from them and notice that the name on the bottom is Breakaway Marketing Solutions to be signed by Eve Miller. This is the person I have been dealing with and have spoken to her only this morning as I was still very wary as to whether Beauregard was a genuine company. It looks as if I have been ‘scammed’ yet again.

    • Hi Eileen,
      Thanks for letting us know.
      This is the second time this name comes up and it doesn’t look very good if they cold called and on top of it have Breakaway Marketing on their paperwork!
      Did they ask for a fee or not yet?
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

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