An apparent new company by the name Simple Property Marketing Solutions Ltd has recently started to cold call timeshare consumers.
On the call the timeshare owner is asked if they want to sell, and after the usual information and basic pitch on how much Simple Property Marketing Solutions Ltd can do for the timeshare owner, they will send an email to confirm the conversation.
Soon an email arrives indeed from firstname.lastname@example.org and surprise surprise they are already in a situation where they can do a secure offer for the timeshare membership.
They explain further: “As you have been made aware by your representative, in order to proceed with the sale we require you to place a refundable liability insurance deposit down which is all done through NatWest Business Services at NatWest Bank.”
Oh dear, is that an upfront fee I see there? It certainly is! And by bank transfer..
Simple Property Marketing Solutions Ltd with address Cavell House, Stannard Place, St Crispins Road, Norwich, NR3 1YE and telephone number : 0845 319 4874 are indeed asking for an upfront fee after a cold call and a guaranteed sale supposedly lined up
This company is actually registered at the UK Companies House with registration number 7899267.
Upfront fees were banned from any Timeshare Resale process as per the Timeshare Directive approved in the UK on the 23rd of February 2011. So SPMS should really be aware of this.
Have you been contacted by Simple Property Marketing Solutions or SPMS with phone number 08453194874 and offered a secured sale for your timeshare? Please let us know by emailing email@example.com or placing a comment on this blog.