Newsletter May 2012

Another month gone! And summer on our doorsteps.

One of the main News Headlines this month was the arrest of Toni Muldoon as well known con-man who has been arrested (and convicted!) in the past over timeshare related fraud.

Toni Muldoon has been arrested this time for other accusations in relation with escort work and debt management help companies.

Read more:

Although not confirmed as yet, we from Mindtimeshare have serious indications that the “career” of Toni Muldoon in Timeshare wasn’t really over and he continued to be involved with dubious companies up till his arrest 2 weeks ago.

The fact that he is going to be out of action for an uncertain and possible long time, gives us hope that these companies might cease their dubious business!

More articles about Toni Muldoon:

The month of May was also the month of the name changes. All of the sudden certain companies decided to change their name and we suppose their “image” and “reputation” on the Internet.

For all those who did change their name, we insist with our question of Why change your name if you are as genuine, reputable and successful as you claim to be?

It started off with EFTAG, The European Fair Trading Advisory Group who appeared on their email, cold calls and a new website as European Fair Trading ( A small name change but it certainly makes a big difference when searching with Google.

ITRA the International Timeshare Refund Action wasn’t going to be less than their sister company EFTAG, and they didn’t change their name but they did change the way of approaching consumers. Companies such as Timeshare Ups ( ) or ( ) started cold calling consumers, but when sending the information by email it all turned out to be ITRA.

We also had a so called Mediation company doing a name twist. First we had a company called Anthony Bains Cohen from London ( but a couple of weeks later the name was simply changed to ABC Mediation (

Resort Servie Care also entered the list of name changes and started to call themselves Resort Care Europe ( This is another example of a company that obviously has so many complaints and refund requests that the only thing they can do or try to do is to “disappear” and start over with a new name. More articles about Resort Servie Care:

And last but certainly not least on this list we have Holiday Rentals Direct ( who appeared in May under the name Holiday Lettings & Sales or Holiday Lettings Direct (

Unfortunately none of the above changed their “modus operandi” and dubious pitches. Some of them changed website and phone numbers, others didn’t even bother. But for all of them, in spite of the name change, the same warnings go out and none of them are trustworthy!

Other articles we published this month:                       Universal Travel Market or UTM                       Favilas Arenas                       Asociados de Hacienda                       Club Class Prestige                       Kelly Consultants                                    Equitas Property Ventures                       Hernandez y Serrano Lawyers                       Consumer Advisory Solutions                        Ballyrawer Estate Limited                       TD Recovery

As always many thanks to all our followers and consumers who take the time to send us an email as soon as they have been called by new or existing companies. If it wasn’t for the continue help and support from all of you, we wouldn’t be able to alert about these companies as quick as we can. And thanks to this we know that a lot of people have saved themselves a lot of money and grief!



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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4 Responses to Newsletter May 2012

  1. Stuart Walsh says:

    Has anyone used Privilege Weeks lately. Do they still exist. Have a week I wish to consider using up but seem to not have a response from telephone and my password does not seem to work so unable to choose a location ?

  2. charles says:

    DWVC is back to trying to sell their holidays, or if you have not used the weeks a company called PROTRAVEL operated by a KEITH LAWERANCE will buy your contract and you will recieve the sum of £6,850 BUT you first have to pay 1,295euros to release the contract for you to look over then sign and return. another scam they have cooked up!!!

    • Amelia says:

      I received the same telephone call. The lady who called me was extremely rude, especially when I laughed on her request for the 1,295 euros and asked me if I was taking the micky!!!!! When I answered that it was she who cold called me and that I thought it all a scam she put the ‘phone down on me. Would still appreciate information on how to reclaim the stolen monies for us poor souls who did not pay by credit card. Is there no one out there helping us?

  3. Stuart says:

    Called by Karma ?? is it yesterday with a statement that they could act to recover money spent on previous, failed attempts to sell timeshare. They could go back up to ten years they said.

    Did not wish to listen, so said that it had been longer. I believed that I had seen the name on one of your notifications. Just thought I would let you know that they are active.

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