Business Advisory & Consulting Ltd, cold callers on behalf of the Home Office?

The case of Business Advisory & Consulting Ltd is one of those where the entire cold call seems to be very dubious, but the setup is very well elaborated that it is easy for a consumer to fall for this!

Business Advisory & Consulting Ltd, cold calls timeshare consumers and claim to be working on behalf of the Home Office and Spanish authorities to find and return monies that had been fraudulently obtained by re-sale companies.
They provide the consumer with a business address: The Pavilion, Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2SZ, and a Company registration Number: 06484635

And contact numbers 0203 2866 982 for Harrow, but also a number 0118 328 2238 for a “Legal Advice Helpline” in Reading.

The people calling from Business Advisory & Consulting are Michael Curtis, Robert Manning or Maddox, and Peter Curtis.

And then at the supposed Legal Helpline there is a lady called Kate Wood who backs up all that is said in the cold call and yes this company is genuine.

On the initial cold call they say they have identified that the timeshare consumer has paid a specific bogus resale company, they even know the exact amounts (!!), and that these monies have been sourced to a Moroccan Bank.

The next day the Timeshare consumer receives a follow up call and is told that the money seems to have been placed in a 10 year bond, but with the help of the authorities and a release fee this money can be recovered.

In order to pay the release fee the timeshare owner has to purchase UKASH Vouchers in the amount of £500 and then the money will be returned through a DHL Courier.

Once the UKASH Vouchers have been purchased the caller from Business Advisory & Consulting asks for part of the voucher numbers, in order to verify they are real but supposedly without the possibility to collect them. Well wrong! Because the numbers they don’t ask for are those which identify the country where the voucher is purchased, and of course they know this is UK so they can “guess” the complete coding and go and collect the money.

The timeshare owner will be waiting for the DHL courier and only realize afterwards that they have been taken for a ride!

The fact that Business Advisory & Consulting is claiming to be registered with the UK Companies House does not mean they are the “real” company that is registered. So far no confirmation of this could be verified.

Have you been contacted by Business Advisory & Consulting from 02032866982   or have you also been speaking to The Legal Helpline at 01183282238 then please let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the blog.

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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7 Responses to Business Advisory & Consulting Ltd, cold callers on behalf of the Home Office?

  1. Len says:

    Claiming to be from Business Advisory Services…answerphone kicked in with an ‘important message from BAS…..’ and ‘please press ‘1’ to hear the message.’ Really?
    I am sure there are a number of variants and different source numbers too…
    We blocked the number…three calls in a short space of time..
    Wasters….answerphones are worth having as so are call blockers….

  2. Bernard says:

    Hi I have been called by Business Alliance and the story is the same throughout with the UKASH VOUCHERS and the mony I have spent on fraudulent spansh companys is in moroco but to get it back in-to spain where it started will cost me money then to transfer it to the uk will cost more money then a courier from DHL will arrive at my door.So before all this my daughter did reserch was then I got straight on to my bank fraud team luckily I only spent very little on theplan.

  3. Vicki says:

    The people operating this scam are Janet Shaw from Business Advisory Services and Sally Tim representing the Spanish home office both numbers in the above report are given. When calling the numbers of course they never answer but, the answer service is the same voice and words, the first thing to be suspicious of, the they want you to buy some youcash vouchers which of course they do not want you to give them up but, they ask for part of a number and as the report above states the bit they don’t want is only the country code. With minutes of you giving the code they are off spending it. It’s bad enough I got ripped off once but for the low lives to have another go is pure evil!! I really hope they get caught and pay for what they have done!

  4. Don says:

    the name is Mannix .They were Admin Assist based in Wimble don in a block of flats
    the 0118 no is for bristol but they have managed to get calls directed to their number.
    Have nothing to do with them.

    • vinny says:

      my dad has had the same thing from buisness alliance ltd telling him to buy £500 worth of ukas vouchers and dhl will deliver a cheque luckly i was at his house when they called as i have been reading up on things like that. now we are going to just agree with what they are saying and try and waiste a bit of there time.the numbers they are giving are .postcode sg9 oed.phone no 01442780814/0118382238 and co reg 02275946 dont beleve the legal advice line either its bogus

  5. Barbara says:

    My dad has been contacted by this company and unfortunately has parted with alot of money. As he is terminally ill with cancer I would like to have these callous criminals caught. Please contact me for further information

  6. rob says:

    HI; Business advisory services (I think they said) . What is interesting is that I have had several calls from these people claiming to be based in UK and say they are an information service only. Every call has been the same. As soon as I say I did not pay by cedit card then they give up so clearly they hope to make some money by handling the claim orm the card company despite the initial statemnet that tey are a free information service. Their record keeping is poor. I presume these people give out lists of numbers to be tel’d, perhaps form people shome ‘phones and that the callers hand on ‘interested’ leads to a ‘rep’ who is the one who then ties to pressurize for the deal. I will listen more carfully next time and ring back to see if it is from a UK number. Rob

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