Simple Property Marketing Solutions, when reaching the newspapers isn’t a good sign….

The dubious resale company Simple Property marketing Solutions or SPMS  as they like to call themselves has reached the headlines of the Daily Mail online.

They caught the attention of Tony Hetherington, as a consumer made him aware of the very dubious practices of this supposed timeshare resale company.

As the consumer explains, SPMS contacted him for the sale of his Timeshare in Malta, and as a matter of fact they already had a buyer lined up for it. Great news and even better because the price they were paying was 3 times more than the owner expected ever to get for it.

Slight hiccup was the fact his timeshare is in Florida, slightly further away than Malta. But SPMS did find this an objection and still wanted to go ahead with this great deal. Just needed a “liability insurance” fee of £995 from the owner to make sure all would be processed correctly.

The alarm bells obviously rang the whole way through this telephone conversation, and luckily this timeshare owner knew about Mindtimeshare and double checked the website.

As quoted in the article of the Daily Mail, the timeshare owner read our publication about the New Timeshare Directive and the fact that upfront fees are illegal.

Another issue that made the timeshare owner suspect was the fact that Simple Property Marketing Solutions asked him to transfer this “fee” to a bank account under the name of Simple Property Solutions Limited

This is obviously another company name, and for those who are not aware of this, the fact that you pay by credit card to a company but the charge is actually done under a different name, may obstruct the refund claim and in a lot of cases consumers have seen they couldn’t get a refund under the Consumer Act at all.

This issue was discussed in an article in the Daily Mirror and it reads as follows: Daily Mirror: “A possible pitfall is the need to prove a “debtor-creditor-supplier” relationship – ie the person you pay needs to also be the one that provides (or is supposed to provide) the goods or service.” http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2011/02/can-i-claim-back-money-from-il.html

So the timeshare owner who received the offer from Simple Timeshare Marketing Solutions wasn’t wrong when suspecting a dubious deal. In spite of him writing to the supposed Company owner, and trying to call the 0845 319 4874, all of the sudden there is no reply and it seems they are no longer there…

If you want to read the full article from Tony Hetherington then click here: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-2231132/Simple-Property-Marketing-Solutions-says-sell-timeshare-upfront-fee–con.html

If you want to have a look at the Timeshare Directive as the above owner did, then go to our website: http://www.mindtimeshare.com/Info/Timeshare-Directive.htm

If you have a similar experience and need further help with a possible refund claim, then please 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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2 Responses to Simple Property Marketing Solutions, when reaching the newspapers isn’t a good sign….

  1. Rod says:

    I sent you an e-mail telling you about these people back in April 2012,they took a ‘fee’ of over £500-00 from me then dissappeared I would personally recommend that none of your clients have anything to do with them.Meanwhile I am still stuck with a timeshare at Lion Resots,Paphos,Cyprus and they have just sent me an invoice for annual maintenance fees which has gone up from £295 to £347 and I have’nt been near it for 4 years.Any advice from anyone would be welcome.                                         Desparate pensioner Rod. 

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  2. Shirley says:

    who are sivler lineing please

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