Another month has passed, and although it was a very short month we have broken all records in visits and correspondence with consumers.
The Mindtimeshare Blog had 32.737 visits along the month of February 2012. The best day was the 7th of February where we received 2008 visitors and the best week was the one before last with 8461 visitors!
Of course so many visitors also generate comments and a lot of emails, and this month we were able to reply to 668 emails. A contribution to this was the extension of the Customer Care service to more languages and we are very pleased to announce that we are now able to answer inquiries in the following languages; English, Spanish, Dutch, Flemish, German, Italian, French, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.
If January was a busy month consumer wise but also with a lot of “new companies” showing up out of the blue with dubious offers, February certainly wasn’t less.
A total of 27 new company names were added to our list, and the most active ones had the honor to get a dedicated blog article.
A warning has to go out for those consumers who are contacted by the so called “mediation companies” who offer help or guarantee success with the reclaim of a Cashback certificate or the transfer of timeshare out of your name. Too many companies are calling at present with the same dubious pitch and even worse, they are claiming to be working in connection with the Spanish Government or with a “large team of lawyers”.
Unfortunately these companies all turn out to be on a same mission to obtain money out of innocent timeshare owners, and after paying large sums of money the timeshare owner will not receive any more notice (unless they ask for more money) or cannot get hold of that nice “guy” or “lady” who called them before.
This month we also published the article about the Reclaim / Cash Back certificates which has generated a lot of correspondence from consumers. Main question is, what shall we do if the reclaim is still due? Of course we cannot say full stop you are not going to get any money, but the experience is that only very few receive something and the amounts received are too small to mention. Read more in our blog article: http://wp.me/p1kmoi-gX
I also wrote an article about my views on the Discount Holiday Clubs like DWVC and Club Class and the fact it is about time the authorities both in UK and Spain start to take action regarding this. This has been going on far too long and I really think we should demand an urgent action by the UK and Spanish Authorities. In Spain the spotlight should be focused in Andalusia region (Costa del Sol is part of it) and in the Canary Islands. Alleged victims of ETOO, Club Class, ITRA, Premiere Travel, Cashback Europe & EFTAG, should stand up and begin the fight! Read more: http://wp.me/p1kmoi-hS
Some of the Articles published in February:
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-g2 Notary Obligado
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-gT The Deed Transfer Company – DTC
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-h4 Sutherland Marketing
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-h6 RBTS Group – Rachel Becken
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-h8 Summer Sun International
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-ha The Unique Solution
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-hf Galans Sanz Lawyers
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-ho Carrillo Herrera
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-hv The Ultimate Holiday Package
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-hA Landmark Portfolio Investment Ltd
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-hH Platinum Financial Services
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-hK Carlton Consultants
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-i4 Inversion Refund Services
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-i9 Central de Viajes in Seville
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-im Nimda 21 Claims
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-iq JRG Equity Release
Everybody is free to do what they think is best, but please our advice is FREE OF CHARGE, at least before taking your credit card out of your wallet or making a bank transfer …just check with us for details and information that you might not have found on the internet.
Thank you all for following the blog and for the continue feedback and information you provide regarding the dubious companies that are active at present.