Latest addition to the cold caller list is Business Alliance.
A John Green from Business Alliance cold calls timeshare consumers and gives them the chat about recovering their money and using the pitch of calling a Legal Services Advice Line to verify they are genuine and to be trusted.
He provides a phone number 0118 328 2238 which can be called and at this number the consumer will be re-assured that Business Alliance is indeed representing the Home Office Asset Recovery Department.
Business Alliance claims to be registered at the UK Companies House, and indeed there is such a company by this name, but we have been unable to verify they are one and the same, and we fear this is not the case.
The phone number the cold calling Business Alliance is using is: 0144 278 0814
Luckily some consumers did call the real Home Office and were informed this is not true and not to trust at all this company called Business Alliance.
For those who didn’t get that far, after the initial call they are informed that a cheque is ready to be send off to them through DHL. But before this can be done Business Alliance needs to make sure the timeshare owner is who he says he is, and for this he needs to place a guarantee in the way of purchasing £500 worth of UKASH Vouchers.
And this is of course the real catch of this story, as we have heard similar pitches to this one before.
Once the UKASH vouchers are purchased the timeshare owner is asked by Business Alliance for a part of the code on the vouchers. This to proof he actually purchased them! Supposedly to cash in the UKASH Vouchers you would need the entire code, but these dubious companies have figured out that a part of the code indicates the country where the voucher is purchased. So they only ask for the other numbers of the code, as they already know the ones that correspond to the UK.
Needless to say that DHL never arrives with the cheque to the timeshare owners house, and when checking on the UKASH vouchers he is told that they were cashed in days ago..
Have you been approached by Business Alliance from 01442780814 or any other company with a similar story to the above? Then please let us know. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or place a comment on the blog.