Dear Timeshare consumer,
The month of September has been very busy for Mindtimeshare.
At the RDO2 Convention in Marbella, Mindtimeshare was given the opportunity to speak about this project and we took the opportunity to ask all present from timeshare resorts, developers and exchange organisations for their full support and help with prevention of fraud. Awareness is needed, not only with the consumers but also with the resorts and other related organisations. Between all the fight against timeshare fraud will be so much more effective!
Our blog also reached in September record numbers on visitors, 17.580 in total with a record day on visitors the 7th of September when 1004 consumers decided to have a peak on the blog!
There is one thing we would like to ask all the consumers who have contacted us over the past months, please let us know if you recovered all or part of your money. We really would like to know. A lot of people do tell us, but we send out the information to many more and we would really like to know what their situation is, if you need help and most important if you got the refund. Just hit the reply button on this email and put, “yes we got a refund” or part etc. so we can update our records.
Main warning this month goes out for EFTAG which is the new strategic partner of ITRA, claiming to do class actions against resorts. The link to the blog is http://wp.me/p1kmoi-9G We also placed a warning in Dutch (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-ah) as it seems this time they are opening up the market to other nationalities!
Other biggies on the list are the so called Mediation or Claims companies. We have noticed that there is such a fine line between dubious companies and a genuine service…but really all caution is needed here! Claims companies cold calling a consumer is not a good start….your personal details are not public knowledge and if not given out by you they have obtained them unlawfully. Why would you trust what they tell you then?
Claims companies based in Spain, please remember it is ILLEGAL in Spain to cold call consumers offering legal services! Full stop not to be trusted! And companies claiming to give legal advice with an address as a postbox and a mobile phone for contact are not even worth the benefit of the doubt. In Spain mobile numbers commence with a 6 and new numbers are now given out commencing with a 7.
Main articles on Mediation companies this month were:
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-9c Mediation Solutions
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-9T Grade One Marketing Solutions
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-ad FIH Mediation Services
Main articles on Resale Companies:
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-9t The TS Consultants
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-9P Realm Travel Services and Touchdown Holidays
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-a2 Timeshare Services
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-a4 Star Timeshare Store
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-a8 Universal Marketing
And our tips for the month “Once bitten twice shy” http://wp.me/p1kmoi-9w
The above are articles with new names, unfortunately this doesn’t mean the others have stopped their dubious business and for example Timeshare Exit Solutions http://wp.me/p1kmoi-91 , Brashar Litigation http://wp.me/p1kmoi-93 and UK Holiday Consultants http://wp.me/p1kmoi-8q are still very busy cheating people!
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