Tony Hetherington latest article: “Angel” for timeshare refunds falls to earth..

Yesterday the 11th of December, Tony Hetherington placed another article in the Mail on Sunday, questioning ITRA and their dubious business.

The article exposes the testimonial of yet another victim of ITRA who paid money to dispose of their timeshare and ended up with a Club Class Membership and their original timeshare still in their name with maintenance fees adding up each year.

“Mrs L. B. writes: You wrote about your unease over Bridge View Consultants Ltd and International Timeshare Refund Action (ITRA). We met Bridge View in 2010 to discuss how we were mis-sold a timeshare in Tenerife. Then the hard sell began.

They played heavily on the fact that our timeshare involves a perpetuity clause and to safeguard our daughter from this we should buy membership of Club Class International’s holiday discount scheme. Club Class would then take over our timeshare and pay its future maintenance fees.

We paid £7,800 for this and Club Class did pay the 2010 timeshare fee, but recently its phone number has been unavailable and emails are unanswered. We then received an email from Club Class in Spain or Gibraltar, saying Club Class International was in liquidation and we would be contacted by ITRA, but we have heard nothing.”
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Quiet correctly Tony Hetherington questions the fact that the Business Secretary Vince Cable has started High Court proceedings to have a whole network of Club Class companies wound up in the public interest. This follows a complex investigation by the Insolvency Service, but there is no mention of ITRA, which despite being active in Britain is also registered in the Seychelles, though confusingly a separate ITRA has been registered on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

As previously denounced on this blog, we know that ITRA is closely tied to Club Class. Even if ITRA folds, at least one more company has been set up with the same sales methods. We should know more early next year when the court case against Club Class is likely to be heard.

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4 Responses to Tony Hetherington latest article: “Angel” for timeshare refunds falls to earth..

  1. Robin Pugsley says:

    Thanks Tony i have all the relivant info if needed. Robin.

  2. Robin says:

    Dear Sirs i was approached by a company called breakaway marketing solutions in july of this year a lady called megan richards. A few years ago i purchased a time share from a company called vaccations time share number DWVCVS1001VS10241 two months after this date the company disappeard in july i was told that breakaway could sell this time share to a private individual i had to send £735 for insurance and this would be refunded after the sale. In august i was contacted to say the buyer had backed out and they had sold this to a corporate company for £11000 and i had to send £1600 for legal costs the first amount was sent to breakaway the second to a bank in malaga . I had heard nothing by the end of august and could not contact breakaway they failed to answer my emails i then had a call from a company in malaga called T@D asscioates saying they were dealing with breakaway in court on the 6th november in malaga and asking for court fees i have not sent any as i think this company is a scam like the other your comments please as european fair trade advisory group have sent me a letter today i also have previous correspondence on my computor.

    • Dear Robin,
      Thank you for your comment on the blog.
      That is a lot of companies that have been contacting you and unfortunately you also paid money to them.
      Let us send you more information by email and see if you can at least recuperate some of the money.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  3. d.france says:

    I have requested to cancel my membership and have been told i cannot,in club class. They did offer me two holidays which i refused by e mail, they refuse to answer.I have stated i will take legal action,but still no answer.

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