JD Knight Associates, an Exit Strategy with a Pay Pal Payment!

A new cold calling Mediation Company has been brought to our attention, JD Knight Associates.

This company approaches on a cold call timeshare consumers such as DWVC members and claims to be able to recover their money for them.

JD Knight Associates has a website http://jdknightassociates.com which was created at the beginning of February 2012 and also seems to be busy on social media such as Facebook and Twitter although there are no “likes” or followers on these accounts.

Contact number for JDKnight Associates is 01772 367013 and office address: Unit 5 Albert Edward House, The Pavillions, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YB, UK.

UK Companies House registration 7813494

They also mention other offices in Spain although no location is mentioned. Where are these offices?

They state on the web that the process of the consultation would be as follows:

  • Telephone consultation.
  • Client reviews and agrees to the terms of our service and procedure. Payment – either Standard or Premium Service.
  • Client receives (dependent on level of service chosen):
  • Interactive E-Book with template downloads and information.
  • Client ID and Password to enable access to members’ area on the website
  • Access to our forums and social networking sites so you can speak to other clients and receive news and updates.
  • Contact details for Client Support from our team.

Well that is re-assuring, first they do a cold call and then they ask for money and after all that you get access to their “member’s area” for what?

The standard service for which they require a payment of £199 will give you a telephone consultation to help you decide what you can do to resolve your issues plus the eBook and, of course, access to our members’ area and social networking sites. So that is £199 for just speaking to them!

And for the Premium Service which costs £475, the client will receive Administration support and letters will be drafted on their behalf.

In order to guarantee the protection of the payment they actually offer this through Pay Pall, but how protected is that?

Please remember that cold callers have obviously obtained your personal details in a dubious way, adding this up to the fact this company does not even explain where they are based and ask for money to give you a call…

Have you been called by JD Knight Associates from 01772367013 ? Please let us know. You can place a comment or write to us: customercare@mindtimeshare.com

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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25 Responses to JD Knight Associates, an Exit Strategy with a Pay Pal Payment!

  1. debra says:

    Hello, unfortunately my mother who is elderly has parted company with a lot of money to Oliver Knight. I have become involved now as he is not responding to her phone calls asking where her promised money is. Is there anyone who could give me any advice please?

    • Roger says:

      Oh dear Debra, I am so sorry to read of your dilemma with this company. Mr Knight will only contact you if he thinks he can get his hands on your money. I would encourage you to report this matter to trading standards at your nearest town hall. I would also pass the details on to the BBC watchdog programme. I have had dealings with this man in the past who wanted money from me to dispose of a timeshare I hold, he got very upset when I refused to pay him until the sale went through. he immediately renaged on his promises.
      He is a mean nasty piece of work only wanting to get his hands on your money for nothing in return.

    • Dave says:

      We also paid out money to Oliver. Knight. They don’t work on your behalf other than to concoct letters for you to send to the financial ombudsman to claim back monies paid out on credit cards only. They do not fight your case for you.
      The financial ombudsman is aware of these cases and is very helpful.
      Personally I would contact the ombudsman directly having ready all details of payments made, how and when as their is a time limit.
      I don’t think your mother will see any monies from J D Knight .

  2. Mel says:

    Hi. I was cold called last week by Jennifer Davis from JD Knight, re legally exiting from timeshare maintenance committments. Our timeshare is in Tenerife. The cost would be £595 paid by credit/debit card – no mention of Pay Pal. She explained the process that the company would go through to achieve this and it would take about 3 months to resolve. She explained that we would receive copies of all correspondence which they sent to the timeshare owners and is ringing back this week. No prizes for asking what my response is going to be!!! Thank you for this background information and feed back from other people.
    Kind regards, Mel.

  3. melanie says:

    Hi i had a call from sharon she said did i know that the time share company i was with is in a lot of trouble and its only a matter of time before they go bust she said the company could help me get my money back she said it would cost 1190 pounds up front fee im worried havnt heared of the company she is going to ring me back on teus may 7th. We have been on the holidays with Lions Resorts she strest saying with a lot of members pulling out we might end up not being able to get our holidays can you advise please.

  4. Mike says:

    Had a phone call from JB orJD Associates yesterday. They basically said that they were working for a company called JD Knights in Preston and under section 75 they could get all of my money back from Lion Resorts for our holiday ownership. I now cannot wait for the next phone call from a lady called Elizabeth, it will be short and sweet with a few expletives inserted in the right places. I still do not understand how they got my name and mobile number as it is a company mobile not even registered to me, and the fact they know I have a ownership from Lion?

  5. Maureen says:

    We received a call from a lady called Sharon who spoke to my husband a few days ago. He arranged a call back for today. Must admit she sounded very convincing. No small amount of money mentioned to for my 2 timeshares from Lions they want a total of £1,785. going to call back to speak to my husband, I can only guess what he will say. Glad I looked on this site !!!

  6. Lesley says:

    I was called by jd knight today. Apparently they can get me at least £10000 of the £15000 we stupidly paid for membership of a tenerife based holiday club. Very convincing man. Will not be perusing this……I don’t think.

  7. Brian says:

    Had several calls to my wife, today Lisa from JD Knight rang me to ell me they could claim the total amont of my timeshare purchase with Lion in Cyprus. £225 or £595. Thanks to this blog I know what my reply to the next call will be.Brian.

  8. Dear Caroline,
    You left us a very interesting comment here yesterday (8th of April) and we would like to continue in contact.
    Your email bounced back so could you send us a direct message to customercare@mindtimeshare.com and we will send you the email we had prepared for you.
    Customer Care

  9. joe says:

    pleased I found this site ,got the same cold call from jd knight associates claiming they will get our money back from inscentive leisure ,we paid a deposit by debit card and and the balance by bank transfer ,the lady on the phone said they would get it back under section 75 of the consumer act, she’s phoning back tomorrow can’t wait I think she’ll be hanging up on me.

  10. rena says:

    just had a call from JDKNIGHT told us we can get our money back, he will be the first as we paid cash and no one will get it back. He is phoning tomor with info and we have to have all the paper work to hand, getting fed up with all this cold calls. Not asked for money yet, i told him no money being paid upfront so will wait and see if they call back

  11. Margaret says:

    Hi, we were contacted by JD Associates – Julie Jeffreys and asked to part with £475.00 for them to recoup our money from Incentive Leisure, She told us that they have no other offices in Spain and are purely a British Company that will undertake to deal with our credit card company on our behalf. She also stated that we were guaranteed to be paid under section 75 of the consumer act. We are getting really fed up with all of these cold calls- are they all in cahoots with one another. How do they find out this information. I dread to think the answer my partner will give them should they be silly enought to call us back

  12. William says:

    I was cold called by a lady from J D Knight Associates called Dorothy Higgins and offered their services at £475 to be paid by credit card ,she is calling me back later and I now know that I will not be parting with my money. Thanks for the Blog

  13. Norman says:

    I had a call today from a man called Keith at JD Knight who sought to undertake the retrieval of money swindled out of me by Incentive Leisure. Maybe I sounded a wealthy sort on the phone (though I don’t really think so!) because I wasn’t offered the £199 job. Nope, straight into the £475 one for me. No mention of Pay Pall either: credit or debit card only. He’s going to call me back. His second call will be very much shorter than his first!

    Then, this afternoon, I received a call from C.A.S. … which I thinks stands for Customer Advisory Service. The caller’s name was Laws. Are these names real? Knight as in shining armour and Laws as in Great British Justice. Mr Laws made an identical case … and I mean word-for-word identical … to that of the shining knight. Except for money. Money hasn’t been mentioned yet. I have not a shred of doubt, however, that it will be mentioned during his next call. This call will as brief as the shinng knights!

    I am now presuming that these people are not genuine. If they aren’t they are criminals. Are any of them genuine? And if they are, how can we tell?

  14. Brian says:

    Had a call from these people last wednesday(17/9/12) but since I have had great experience of these things I told him to call back next wednesday when I find my relevent papers. Having checked I will now tell them to BOG OFF


  15. linda gee says:

    i two have received a call from jd knight found this bogg very helpful i know what i will be saying to hom when he calls back many thanks linda

  16. kerry says:

    Thank god for the internet. Oliver knight is phoning me on tuesday and i shall be telling him to shove it up his backside sideways. Only I’ll put it to him less politely!!

  17. Roger says:

    Many thanks for your blogg, I have been in discussion with them today and decided only tom proceed when I had researched them further. The information available has now saved me money and prevented me becoming a victim of a further scam.

  18. john says:

    I have had contact from Oliver Knight today same story £199.00 or £475.00 thanks for your blogg – obviously another scam.

  19. james says:


    • james says:

      is there a chance you have anything about getting on to either clubclass or lesiure alliance who havwe suposed to have taken over i bought a gold timeshare but the guy from rentals directtold me i had been upgraded to saphire grade i have never had any thing off clubclass since i bought it way back in about 10years not even a holiday i would be obliged if you have any about them thank you james

  20. Norm de Plume says:

    Company only incorporated in October 2011. No address on website as required by Companies Act.

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