Newsletter November 2012

Dear All,

Another month has gone by and in no time we will be able to say the same about the year 2012. A very busy year for us, at which we look back with great satisfaction.

What has become clear is that there are many consumers out there who have been defrauded or were about to be. We are very glad that in a lot of cases we have been able to avoid worse, and for those who did fall into a trap, provide information and guidelines on how to claim a refund and where to report these frauds.

One wonders though if the whole subject of fraud is something that seems to be more active in the timeshare business than in other businesses. Why are timeshare owners especially vulnerable?

A very delicate situation of which these dubious companies take advantage. New companies see the light on a daily basis, a very worrying statistic!

We think it is still the lack of information that is provided to the timeshare consumers. So many more victims could be avoided if timeshare consumers would be informed about all the different frauds and scams that go around. There would be fewer victims if timeshare owners would ask for information to the experts first before paying a fee or deposit.

But of course they need to know where to find these experts!

We from Mindtimeshare provide updated information, advice and guidelines to as many consumers as we can. The continue flow of inquiries we receive on a daily basis are all handled with care. We aim continue as professional as always and provide the same quality advice to everybody. And don’t forget we provide this advice for free!

But we do need the resorts and other consumer organizations to be aware of our existence and provide the timeshare consumers with our contact details and make them aware of Mindtimeshare.

The more people know the better. With over 1 million timeshare owners in Europe, it should be possible to eradicate these fraudulent companies. The more consumers contact us, the more consumers telling us about new companies’ …less consumers will be defrauded and these companies will no longer be able to survive!

The above does come with a “price” for us though. We hear more often from consumers about companies telling them Mindtimeshare is a fraud or a resale company trying to do their own business. Or that we are disgruntled timeshare employees, or even that we are criminals and currently in prison. We understand that companies that appear on our web are not very “amused” with our findings and research. So we cannot expect them to speak highly of us. But don’t let them confuse you though and always remember who is cold calling you and asking you for money?

We as a professional team will continue to offer our services to the highest standards possible, and all we ask from you is to continue informing us about the calls you receive and make other timeshare owners aware of our existence.

Together we will stand strong in the fight against timeshare fraud!

Having said all this, November turned out to be one of the busiest months in respect of new companies added to the lists. Very difficult to keep up with, but we managed to get all the warnings out there!

Some examples of blogs we published are:

Absolute Solutions                                            http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Dh

Betancourt                                                         http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Bh

Burgado Ferras                                                  http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Be

Business Alliance Ltd                                        http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Cq

Dunlan & Boyle                                                   http://wp.me/p1kmoi-DG

Fast Line Legal Services SL                              http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Dz

First4data                                                            http://wp.me/p1kmoi-BG

Gateway Equity Solutions                                 http://wp.me/p1kmoi-DD

Global Services International                            http://wp.me/p1kmoi-CS

Green Security Services                                    http://wp.me/p1kmoi-DO

HMLS HM Legal Services                                 http://wp.me/p1kmoi-DT

JG Maach                                                             http://wp.me/p1kmoi-DX

LADAC                                                                  http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Cu

Madrigal                                                                http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Dr

Propiedades Andalucia Sur                                 http://wp.me/p1kmoi-DD

Reclaim Consultancy                                            http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Do

Saliveras                                                                 http://wp.me/p1kmoi-DQ

Secure Transfer Holding                                      http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Dk

Timeshare Exit and Disposal Services               http://wp.me/p1kmoi-C7

Trinity                                                                     http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Ck

World Services International                               http://wp.me/p1kmoi-Cg

Many thanks for providing us with all the information and taking the time to write to us.

If you are cold called by a company with a dubious offer regarding your timeshare, a resale, disposal or even Class Action offer, do let us know. We will be pleased to give you all the information and do research where necessary.

Kind regards

Mindtimeshare

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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15 Responses to Newsletter November 2012

  1. eileen says:

    just received a cold call form a rather rude excalibur rep after i told him i was neither selling or using my timeshare he went on to ask if i was happy to to keep receiving phone calls i told him i wasnt bothered as i would either hang up or be rude if i didnt like the way the call was going then added that i was ending the call and hung up the cheeky devil rung back saying he didnt like scottish people im afraid i replyed with rather flowery language said he was a cheeky b******d and i didnt like him either this lot seem to come out the wood work when holiday time or bank holidays approach sadly i never caught his name

  2. Phil says:

    I was called the other day (3rd time) by excalibur informing me that since I wasn’t using my Club Class membership would I want to sell it on. The lady on request introduced herself as Jane Taylor. I said no and gave her the obvious reasons. The intriguing thing is that her voice sounded remarkably like that of a Jane Clark from Club Class. I tried though unsuccessfully to deal with her two years ago when I realised that I had been sca****. When I told her that I wasn’t interested in people who unashamedly try to defraud people of money and about to ask if she was indeed Jane Clark ex Club Class she hung up.

    • Peter says:

      I have just been called by a Peter Cilfford from Excalibur, saying that he has a client who did not want to pay the full price for a Travel Connect membership. I am extremely suspicious of all these compamies now, and told him that it against the law, by the Timeshare Directive, to charge money up front. It will be interesting to see if he does call back, he said he has to check with Travel Connect that my membershp is fully paid up. Another thing, the name Excalibur did not produce any references on this web site, so it must be another new company trying to get money.

  3. daphne says:

    for mskipper if you have the correct info and enough of it barclay card will pay I know as I managed to get £9000.00 plus from them because of a fraudulent company, but also with the very kind help from Alberto garcia he is a mind of information and very willing to pass it on to whoever needs help, keep trying , but make sure you have lots of evidence against the fradulent company and keep copies of everything I had about 80 pieces of paper but well worth the trouble when I recieved my cheque from barclay card. good luck

  4. ernest says:

    continent conections trying to get annual fee. Threating legal action if not.still trying to get money back from them any ideas.

  5. Mskipper says:

    Hi Bill many thanks for your quick reply. We are also writing to the ombudsman to see if they can help us , let me know if it helped you to retrieve your money. these crooks should be stopped as they are causing a lot of heart-ache to so many trusting people.

    Good Luck

  6. rabbaxter says:

    hi rab baxter here has any body herd of wwth exoectations holidaysbig advert in sunday mail the will take tmeshare and give you points back for your week and pay ure fees after three yeers give them six monthes notice you walk away the keep time share and you can take your week at any time all over the world has any body been in talks withe this company web site is http://www.expectationsholidays.co.uk phone no is 08715211595 await yure coments

  7. merton says:

    Hi all
    Has any body been called by FT Solutions?

  8. Jo says:

    Thank you for being the timeshare owners’ guide to scams and fraudsters. You do a magnificent job.
    Too often owners are left stranded once they have paid up front for their timeshare. The developers and marketers get their rewards and disappear from the scene and the service provided by many time-share resort managers often amounts to little more than collecting the levy each year and beyond that, a deafening silence. I am a New Zealander and until I had a brush with the fraudsters and bogus re-sellers I really did believe that they were genuine business people who would do their best to help. I am no longer so naive!
    I wish a happy holiday and all the best for Christmas and the new Year to all the team at Mindtimeshare. Regards.

  9. Bill says:

    I have received a token refund from my credit card company which they said was in good faith but not a total refund so I have passed the matter over to the ombudsman to see if i can get the rest of my money back. The credit card co.said because the main payment went to a company in Cyprus and they the company were not there they are not responsible for that money. I will let you know what happens when I get the results.
    Bill

    • Mskipper says:

      Hi can you tell me who your credit card company is , as we are trying to recover a payment of £9000 plus from our credit card company Barclay Card. who will not help us to get a refund. Any help what so ever would be very appreciated,

      Regards ME45

      • Bill says:

        Hi, my credit card company is M.B.N.A. and I am still hopeful of a full refund. Hope that this is helpful.
        Bill

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