Dear Timeshare Owners and Consumers affected,
This article is not only directed to you but also in a way to the authorities in Spain and Britain.
We are forced to publish this information as we have received various emails from EFTAG – European Fair Trade Advisory Group with threats to demand us in court for supposed defamatory information on our blog.
The information we give in our blog, the things we tell or say are not a product of our imagination. This information has been given to us by Timeshare Consumers who have contacted us after dealing with the companies mentioned and expressing their concern of what they have been told.
Our further investigations have brought to light some very interesting information which shows that there are links and possible interests with other dubious companies.
As per the Spanish Companies House (Registro Mercantil Español) the company called EFTAG-European Fair Advisory Group SL- with fiscal registration number: B-93130672, and address C/ Inca 7, de Fuengirola, was registered as such on the 30/05/2011.
The sole main administrator of this company is Mr. Andrew Charles COOPER, who was appointed on the 09/06/2011.
Mr. Cooper is also one of the directors of the Club Class Group and very well known in the British press! Andrew Cooper is also officially in charge of other Spanish companies that have been mentioned on this blog before:
Since 17/06/2008, he has the Power of Attorney of the company called ETOO SL and for those who don’t know already, ETOO is known because of their unethical practices regarding their supposed resale program.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority – ASA – declared in August 2008, that ETOO had collected fees worth £17.5million from EU timeshare and points owners, during the previous six years, although it had only being able to achieve a 20% resale rate, despite initially informing its clients, that it had a firm resale offer for each one of them! As a result of the previous in August of 2008, UK ASA took ETOO´s ads from air in the UK.
Since 17/10/2007, Mr. Andrew Cooper also has the Power of Attorney for the company called Club Class Holidays SL. Club Class Holidays SL is a Discount Travel Club which in most cases promise the consumer who joins that they will take over their existing membership. After paying thousands of Pounds to join this club, a lot of these consumers have found a year or two later that they remained being the owner of their previous membership and that the outstanding fees were adding up under their liability.
Since 16/10/2007, Mr. Andrew Cooper also holds the Power of Attorney charge in the company called Premiere Travel SA. This is the Travel Agency used by Club Class and the people who eventually book the holidays for the Club Class Members. Premiere Travel SA is based in the Calle Inca in Fuengirola, which is the same address as the one for EFTAG as these are the new headquarters for all these companies.
Between 23/01/2007 and 15/10/2007, Mr. Andrew Cooper also held the position of Power of Attorney for Club Class Concierge SL. Another Discount Travel Membership Club where again consumers paid thousands of Pounds to join and could trade in their original membership and start using the supposed discounted holidays through Club Class Concierge. Only to find out after a year or so that the original membership was still in their name and they were still liable for the fees.
EFTAG is the new “Brand” of the Club Class Group.
After reading the above and seeing the track record of these companies with complaints of hundreds of unhappy timeshare consumers and demands for refunds, it is not surprising we are now also receiving similar complaints about EFTAG.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT STOP INFORMING THE CONSUMERS!
We will continue to fight in order to avoid more consumers being badly informed!
But we do need all the help we can, from timeshare owners and consumers! We need these consumers to stand up and if they feel they were mis-represented they should group together and hit back!
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http://wp.me/p1kmoi-26 Careful with Club Class Concierge!
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1A Club Premier Consultants sold Club Class Concierge on Costa del Sol, this time a story with a happy ending!