Another twist to scams related to timeshare is the so called debt recovery companies this time called Patrick McCullagh Debt Management who supposedly is appointed by the resort.
Timeshare consumers receive a letter which looks very genuine indeed with all their ownership details, something that makes you think it must be real!
The letter states as follows:
Our Client: Resort Name
Debt Case No: 4019
Outstanding Amount: £497.93
We have been authorized to collect on behalf of our clients the outstanding balance in relation to Community l Maintenance Charges.
To prevent litigation you must settle the amount of £497.93 within fourteen days (14) days of the above date.
Should you wish to discuss this matter further please telephone without delay our legal department on 0845 649 2877 during office hours 09:30-16:00 hrs Monday to Friday.
Please note failure to respond will result in a county court judgment being enforced with all additional costs accrued added to your final liability.
The payment of £497.93 is a full & final settlement and a receipt will follow.
Payment can be made by the following methods:
Bank transfer, Cheque, or Cash payment directly into your local Nat West Bank, in all cases
quoting your unique Debt Case Number listed above.
P. A. McCullagh
Nat West Bank
Sort code: 77-13-01
Account no: 82854760
Please note we do not accept credit/debit payments or cheque via the postal system.
When calling their resort because they were not aware of this debt, they will realize this is a fraud.
Patrick McCullagh Debt Management states the following address on the letter:
Mansion House, Riches Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1JH
Phone: 0845 649 2877 & 0845 649 2868
Please if you have received a letter like this, do NOT pay any money towards the bank account mentioned in the letter!
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