Newsletter November 2011

November has been an extremely occupied month and we have been very busy answering the hundreds and hundreds of emails we receive and of course also the comments on the blog.

We don’t really want to “bore” you all with our stats and figures, but having said this, it might be interesting to know actually how many others are watching the blog, and actively writing to us. Because you are definitely not alone!

In November we had 24.796 visitors on our blog that gives an average of 827 people each day reading our articles. We answered over 550 inquiries by email.

One of the mayor subjects this month was the Club Class Group of companies, ITRA and EFTAG.

We were surprised to see that ITRA and EFTAG send us several communications about the fact they did not agree with the facts on our blog and threatened with a court case in the event we do not remove the content of the articles where these branches are mentioned.

We have left it clear for all readers, that the stories and facts we tell on the blog are all based on investigations and testimonials from consumers. We are not guessing what people are being told at meetings or on the phone, we receive testimonials over and over again and they all tell the same story!

To see all the articles published please click on the following link:

November has also been the month where several “new” resale companies have seen the light and have started their marketing very aggressively and made a lot of victims in a short period of time:          The Timeshare Factory          Net Time Brokers           Holiday Homes Direct (Holiday Rentals Direct)          La Loma Inversiones

More Mediation companies also started their call campaigns and some even claiming to be genuine Spanish lawyers. Very Dodgy!!          The Solutions Group (using other names such as Consumer Group, ConsumerAct1974, Exit Solutions…)          Transfer Service Direct          Lazaro Flores, a lawyer from Huelva in Spain (supposedly..)          TP Associates or TP Helpline, claiming to be in UK but when contacted by Trading Standards they admitted to be in Spain, Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol!

And last but certainly not least the companies that cold call to invite consumers over to meetings where keen buyers are waiting to meet the timeshare consumer who wants to sell:          The Diamond Marketing Group (connected to Cedar Consultants) A meeting where consumers are presented with an investment project in Thailand!          Property Development Consultants International (PDCI) in Mallorca, who receive their customers through the invitations from TS Consultants, and offer the consumer a very dubious Cash Back Scheme over 5 years. (An update on this meeting will be published on the blog this week)

This month we have also started to receive more and more inquiries from consumers of other nationalities. As we are in close contact with the ECC (European Consumer Centre) they often refer their customers to us and that is how we are also made aware of companies that are targeting other nationalities.

The articles published are:          Universal Properties Services (targeting Dutch speaking)         Julio Cortez Mendoza (Spanish lawyer targeting Dutch)          Transac Inmobiliaria (targeting French)           Sol Casa Inmo (Targeting Germans)          Paramount Marketing (Targeting Spanish)

For those subscribed to the blog, you must have noticed you received articles in other languages. At the moment we cannot change the settings of the blog to a specific language for specific subscribers. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

Many thanks to all our blog readers for keeping us updated with all the information of the companies that cold call, or do not cold call but offer dubious resale prices and ask for fees upfront.

We have to make all the noise we can!

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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3 Responses to Newsletter November 2011

  1. Toni smith paul carter says:

    We went to Spain same as above they took a retainer now I can’t get intouch with them since October .As services and now on line .Met two people at golf resort in Majorca iris woman
    dolores and her boss no sale they wanted us to give them money .What can we do about this deeply in debt because of these companies

  2. sandy says:

    solutions group called my parents on the back of many problems picked up from the dreaded true valid. michelle green claiming to be part of a government project to legaly claim money back .
    up front fee of 300 requested. we have spoken to trading standards they are aware of these
    B—-RDS!!!! also

  3. Hazel Thornhill says:

    Husband received a telephone call from a lady named Charlotte, from TSD, saying could get cash back but needed voucher number. Is this another bogus company, ringing me back at 2.30 this afternoon.
    Hazel Thornhill

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