T and D Associates, another legal Consultancy with cold call approach.

A new consumer alert goes out for a recently detected company called T & D Associates

T and D Associates www.tanddassociates.com Office Address, Local 335 ,Avda De Encarnación 33, 29640 Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain and contact numbers:

Spanish mobile 0034 603 321 966 and fax: 0872 111 7983

The website was registered at the end of August 2011.  T and D claims they have been helping customers with their legal claims since the year 2007 with over 5000 files examined and more than 1630 companies paying out to their satisfied customers. Strange we hadn’t heard from them before though

This apparent legal consultancy operating from Spain is cold calling timeshare consumers, mainly those who have a membership with Timelinx /ILG / DWVC and claim they can help to recover the money invested through litigation and request an upfront fee of around 400€ and another 10% of the recovered money on settlement of the claim.

The upfront fee is requested by ways of a bank transfer which means that this payment is not protected in the same way as with a credit card payment.

Where do they get their information from? How do they explain the fact they are calling the customers and know they have a timeshare?

Spanish Law Firms are forbidden to market their services, and certainly they cannot cold call potential clients offering their legal services. Does T and D Associates not know this?

Have you been called by T and D Associates from Fuengirola? 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: customercare@mindtimeshare.com
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12 Responses to T and D Associates, another legal Consultancy with cold call approach.

  1. June says:

    We have blindly parted with our money has anyone got any ideas on how we can recover this.

  2. Lucy Tripp says:

    this happened to me

  3. john says:

    Received a call from Katie Morris at T&D Associates claiming they could reclaim money from certificate issued by Incentive Leisure Group. Certainly very forward sending intro letter pro forma invoice and cash transfer form for 350 euros all in the same email needless to say I have declined their very kind offer!

    • Hi John,
      Yes for asking money they might be very quick but don’t expect (any) result in the same way.
      Better not pay, that’s our advice!
      We will send you more info by email.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  4. I’ve recently been called by a company named T P associates who are based in the UK and offer the same mediation services to claim back the money we spent on our timeshare years ago (DWVC). They have absolutely no way of proving that they are legitimate and the excuse that they use for this isthat they have to be hard to track down due to the ‘nasty’ people they claim against. They were asking for a £697 translation fee to be able to start the mediation process and 10% when we get our ‘big fat cheque’, they also said that by law they cannot accept payment by credit card (alarm bells).

    When we said to them that we can’t afford to pay out that kind of money the lady said that there was a fund for people in financial hardship and that they will take £200 out of this fund to help us with the costs. I then asked ‘how did she know that we are currently in enough ‘financial hardship’ without any kind of checks to warrant taking letting us off with £200 to which she didnt have an answer. The lady going by the name of Rebecca Dean is massively convincing, please dont fall for this either.

    • Dear Shaun,
      Many thanks for the message and the details of the call from this company.
      Doesn’t look very good to us!
      We will investigate a little bit more.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  5. stargate34 says:

    Thank you to mindtimeshare for posting this alert so promptly. If you can prevent anyone else from being scammed out of thousands of pounds like we were by companies like Global vacations/ freedom vacations/ Timelinx/ Reclaim, or whatever their current names are, I will be able to sleep at night. I hope the Spanish authorities start taking this problem more seriously and start throwing these crooks in jail where they belong.

  6. Tracey says:

    Hi
    I received a phone call from this Company yesterday, are they to be avoided?

    • Hi Tracy,
      Thanks for your message.
      Well you found the blog and have seen our doubts and worries regarding this company.
      We are not convinced with legal companies cold calling..
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

    • Mr John Felstead says:

      Hello,
      I have also recieved a cold call from T & D Associates a few days ago regarding my
      cashback refusal by Incentive Leisure Group.
      They said they would work with lawyers in the court and get my money, plus financial holdings i had paid two other ‘companies’.
      They wanted 350 euros up front plus 10% of the final figure.
      What do you think?

      • stargate says:

        PLEASE don’t give out any more money. Look at the holiday watchdog site for other comments about scammers and you will see what I mean. It is illegal for anySpanish based company to cold call and request upfront fees.

      • Hi John,
        Thanks for your comment.
        What we think is that they are very dubious, that’s why we placed the blog.
        No legal company in Spain should cold call, and neither should they use peoples personal data obtained in a dubious way in the first place..
        Kind regards
        Customer Care

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