Another month has passed and yet again so many “new” Companies started their dubious activities during this month.
Luckily and thanks to all the quick responses of the people who follow us, we were able to place warnings about a lot of these companies’ only days after they started to call consumers!
But in this Newsletter we also want to speak about those companies about which we placed an alert a long time ago, and are unfortunately still active. By the number of inquiries we receive still each day we have elaborated a top 3 of ongoing dubious activities:
1) The guaranteed resale: The cold call and the story of a company being so successful with resale’s that they had to call the consumers up and see if they want to sell, seems still to be the most common one. Although maybe not mentioned in the first call, there is always that moment where the agent breaks the news about the upfront fee, liability, security, legal or notary fee. After paying the consumer never has his timeshare sold as the sale always falls through and after checking the paperwork he realizes he paid for a 12 month marketing fee.
Companies active with this pitch are: Viva Connect http://wp.me/p1kmoi-2Q , HRD or Holiday Rentals Direct http://wp.me/p1kmoi-5q, Blue Chip http://wp.me/p1kmoi-7C and Half Moon Holdings http://wp.me/p1kmoi-2j
2) The legal consultants: Another cold caller, claiming to be connected with a large number of lawyers who are doing claims on behalf of the consumers against their timeshare / exchange companies. The consumer pays to join these demands, but will only realize months or years down the line that nothing has happened. The most that will happen is that the company calls again and asks for more money!
3) The Class Action: Slightly different to the legal consultancies as these claim to have larger Class Actions up and running and thousands of consumers signed up…yet again, no results up till now and even worse, those attending the meetings in most of the occasions end up with a membership into a dubious Holiday Discount club which is connected to the so called Class Action.
Of course we receive inquiries about all kinds of companies and other very dubious offers made on cold calls. But the above are the ones that generated most inquiries last month and we really thought it was time to warn once more about them.
The following articles were published during the month of April on our blog:
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-lm Financial Associates Ltd
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-lp BM Services
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-lr Southern Resale Solutions
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-lv Ultimate Transfer Services UTS
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-lL Holiday Discount Warehouse
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-lS OH Control Account
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-m6 European Resort Resales
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-mj ETOAC Ltd
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-my Mendoza Morales Inmo
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-mD Alpha Connexions
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-mH JD Knight Associates
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-mP Barela Tovar Lawyers
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-n1 Zel Consultancy
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-n7 UK Lawyers in Spain
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-na Alondra y Calinda Lawyers
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-ni Timeshare 3
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-nr Fincas S Pedro y S Pablo
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-nu Consumer Matters
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-nx Keystone Solicitors
If you have been called by any of the companies mentioned on our blog, or by any other company on a cold call and with dubious offers for your timeshare, please let us know!
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