Have you been called already by Lake Harvest International?

A new cold caller for the lists is a company by the name Lake Harvest International, that has started their call campaign recently and seem to pretend to be calling from the Timeshare owners resort!

Lake Harvest International  has a website which was registered in October 2012 http://lakeharvestinternational.com/ On this website they actually claims to be founded in 1996, and with main HQ in Hong Kong.

Their address is: Level 8 & 11, Admiralty Centre, Tower II, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty Hong Kong; Tel:0044 0845 557 7724; Email: info@lakeharvestinternational.com .

Lake Harvest International does not provide any details on the web about what kind of company we are dealing with, precise company registration details, i.e. limited company?, etc.; registration number, company director, etc. nothing!

The website also does not meet many legal requirements that any website in Europe should comply with.

Official definition of its business as indicated in the website: “Established since 1996, Lake Harvest International are one of the leading multiservice company’s worldwide specialized in tailor made holidays, matching timeshare owners looking to sell timeshare with customers looking to buy timeshare and investment management.

We offer investment products across all major asset classes to a diverse set of institutional and individual clients. Lake Harvest International is one of the most progressive market leaders internationally.”

However, the information that we have gathered so far tell us about a timeshare resale company cold calling timeshare owners, informing them about an unknown “federation” keen on purchasing their timeshares at unrealistic prices, and requesting upfront “refundable” payments of up to £1,500. Besides the previous, this company is using its website to market online its clients’ timeshares.

Timeshare owners should be aware that the current EU Timeshare Directive FORBIDS the request of upfront payments by resale companies, and the resale contract used by this company leaves the door open for the buyer “suddenly” being unable to honor the resale purchase agreed price.

“Should your offer fail to complete due to any unforeseen circumstances, we at LAKE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL hereby GUARANTEE to procure you the same amount within the same time frame (6/8Weeks) from our Corporate Division.”

Our experience tell us that the second buyer could be a marketer promoting the acquisition of a worthless holiday club membership, and/or promoting to invest large amounts of money, into real estate investments, located in some exotic locations overseas. This real estate package would include the promise of large returns in a couple of years, along with the disposal of their timeshares. Worryingly the website of this resale company points to real estate investments: http://goo.gl/LhCLb

Bottom line, timeshare owners should not under any circumstance accept timeshare resale offers made through cold calls. In 99.9% of the cases they will be dealing with resale scams.

If you have been approached by Lake Harvest International from telephone 08455577724 please let us know by placing a comment on the blog or emailing us to 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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3 Responses to Have you been called already by Lake Harvest International?

  1. Christine says:

    Have just been called too. Not prepared under any circumstance to part with money upfront regardless of how it is done. They all want the same “money upfront”.

    Do not fall for it !!

  2. Cynthia says:

    We have been contacted by Harvest International. They said they have a buyer for our points and to be able to proceed we needed to pay an insurance to protect THEM in the event we didn’t hand over the deeds. The price for the insurance started at £1,500 and then their legal dept dropped it to £900.

    They then go into how we would be protected under the British Consumer Act etc etc and we could recover any money if lost through the credit company.

    We have declined their offer.

  3. steven says:

    i have been called by them .spent all weekend searching for them. they said all the right things. apart form wanting my credit card details to put in the contract. when questioned they give you the spiel about liabilty insurance and the money is refundable. then if your wavering abit they tell you there a world wide company with offices in london, hong kong etc. and to look them up on the net.
    when i replied i am on the net and i do not see your company conversation ended.
    fancy calling and you have not posted your website?

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