Another cold caller on the list, Direct Resort Promotions or DRP
This company has been cold calling for the past months and offers promotional weeks to the consumers.
Direct Resort Promotions are offering 3 promotional holiday weeks which can be taken at any time within a 3 year period for the price of £625. The consumer has to decide the same day though as this offer will only be on the table for 24 hours.
But who are these people that seem to have all the contact details from the consumers and even know about previous bonus weeks booked through other companies?
Starting with the website www.directresortpromotions.co.uk a website registered in April 2012, we don’t really see an address of the office or a registration number of the company itself.
The agent on the phone assures the consumers they are based in the UK, but after the research we have done we have serious reasons to believe they are based in Spain! Why would they not tell this to the consumers?
From the investigations we have also deducted that Direct Resort Promotions is linked to many other Fly Buy companies that have been active in the past year(s).
Belonging to the same group we have; Extra Time Online, Resort Direct UK, The Gift Company, Extra Weeks, Easy Weeks Travel, The Ultimate Holiday Package, Direct Resorts International, Easy Consulting, Direct Resorts UK, Anu Points and Anu Corporate.
That is a lot of companies!
Direct Resort Promotions have the following contact details:
Phone UK: 0871 711 3545 and 0800 198 7766
And to take away the doubt they are based in the UK…they have a fax in Spain (!) +34 966 860 563
So we have a cold calling company that offers 5* accommodation in over 135 resorts worldwide and the only catch seems to be the consumer has to decide the same day as this offer is not ongoing!
We have also received feedback from consumers who tell us that the person calling from DRP Direct Resort Promotions makes them believe they are connected to RCI or even working for RCI directly! Consumers in that way are made to believe they are booking an RCI holiday and RCI standard! Direct Resort Promotions has certainly NOTHING to do with RCI or any other reputable exchange company!
Reading the small print on the website though it mentions that as a couple the consumers will be required to attend a presentation of at least 90 minutes…en if they fail to attend this presentation without a valid reason they will be liable to pay in full the rental cost of the accommodation for the duration of their stay.
This is certainly not something that is clearly pointed out when the consumer receives the cold call and is given a couple of hours to say yes to this “fantastic” offer!
If you have been cold called by Direct Resort Promotions from 08717113545 or 08001987766 we would like to know.
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