Sales man from Devon based Associates, known ITRA branch, sentenced!


Yesterday we were pleasantly surprised by a news publication in the Exeter Express & Echo who informed about the sentence against two Timeshare sales man involved with the company called Devon based Associates.

You can read the article on the following link:

We are very pleased to read that justice has put an end to the dubious practises of this company.

About Devon Based Associates we actually informed already in July 2012 through a blog article on the Mindtimeshare blog. (link:

As you can read in this article there are strong indications that this company was involved with ITRA and as a matter of fact, were using the same tactics and publicity material to convince the consumers.

We have seen this over and over again with ITRA and related companies, the pitch that people can claim against their company on a No Win No Fee basis, the scare tactics at the meeting telling the consumers they will be linked to their timeshare for life and beyond, and the extortionate amount to pay to be “released” of their timeshare. Something that in the practise is not always done! So consumers have ended up paying up to £8000 to be released of their timeshare, and this has never happened and neither did they get a refund of their money or their original deeds returned!

These meetings also include the pitch about joining the RCI Action Group. Again a story about claiming back money through a Class Action, No Win No Fee, but certainly not very clear rules about what will happen in reality.

Apparently just another “carrot” used to get consumers through the door in order to make them pay for the above mentioned services.

“…The judge said the customers had been lured to the meetings on the false pretence they were dealing with lawyers and then charged ‘exorbitant fees’ to get out of their timeshare deals…”

If a judge and court can see clearly the intentions of these people and the companies behind them, where does this leave the companies that are backing up these so called “Class Actions”? Where does this leave Edwin Coe LLP and Litigation Management?

Where does this court ruling leave the entire ITRA set up, and their so called RCI Action Group?

It certainly makes one think why reputable companies such as Edwin Coe LLP or Litigation Management think they are on the winning side.

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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:
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2 Responses to Sales man from Devon based Associates, known ITRA branch, sentenced!

  1. Geoff says:

    This is wonderful news its about time scumbags like this got what they deserve. Just a pity they didn’t actually go to prison.

    i just wish that the authorities in Spain and the Canary Islands would adopt the same stance because there are just so many of these con men there ruining peoples lives, not to mention bank balances, with impunity and little or no comeback.

    Many thanks to Mindtimeshare for all your great work in exposing con men in the holiday industry and warning people about them. I am sure you must have saved many people from the cost and misery that these people heap upon innocent and unwitting holiday makers.


  2. Bob says:

    first off thanks mindtimeshare
    and of course all it`s readers for the information we have all received.
    over the last few years I have had a couple of cold calls about my ( time share)
    I use the word loosely as it`s only been use the once. But I must admit I am
    tempted by this latest offer by a company called
    but before I go any further does anyone out there now anything about or has had
    any dealings with this company.
    many thanks
    bob .
    p.s and remember if it sounds to good to be true it normally is,hence this letter.

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