The company wanted a decision before we left their office!

Its now or never! If you leave the office, you will lose your chance!

… Is what you probably have heard, if you have been attending a promotional sales presentation from a fraudulent company.

today only

Fraudulent companies have their clear aim when they invite you to a meeting, and the last thing they want is that you walk out of their office without leaving your money there! They are prepared to tell any possible and necessary lie, as long as the consumer buys into their story and have their wallet prepared.

The sales representatives seem to use all the same tactics, which are clearly aimed to avoid that potential buyers have time to discuss the offer between themselves or obtain information “from outside” and perhaps run off.

 ‘Keep the victim away from anything that might disturb the sales action!’

The consumer and potential buyer is treated with greatest attention, often they are offered drinks and snacks, not because these people are especially hospitable, but to avoid that the consumers have the opportunity to look for information in internet, as if they do, they will find blogs and web pages like ours from Mindtimeshare that will tell them the truth, and the deal is gone!

Indeed there are consumers who saved themselves from losing money by going to the restroom and searching on the mobile the name of the company where they were about to be caught, and finally found our warning on the Mindtimeshare blog.

“The company wanted a decision before we left their office!” is what victims report to us.

Be aware that it can be very complicated to recuperate a deposit, even if it was made by credit card. Such fraudsters are using third party companies to charge the deposits on accounts that finally cannot be linked to the original company that has sold you their service! Or the credit card machine is “broken” and you are taken to the nearest ATM machine to withdraw the cash…

You might even be threatened with legal actions to be taken against you, if you do not pay the balance, once you signed an agreement with such fraudsters.

What is the conclusion?

If you are going to attend a sales presentation, follow our advice:

  • Take it with calm! You are always in your right if you want to walk off!
  • DO NOT PAY ANY DEPOSIT!
  • Do not sign anything on the day!
  • Take your time to find information about the company!
  • Ask for copies of the documentation to take with you and read everything, also the small letters! If they are not willing to do so, alarm bells should be ringing, as then they have something to hide.

If you already have attended such a presentation and have doubts now, get in contact with us and receive information about the particular company you had dealings with.

Please e-mail to customercare@mindtimeshare.com or leave your comment here on our 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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7 Responses to The company wanted a decision before we left their office!

  1. taff says:

    Mindtimeshare always gives good and sound advice. Never sign anything on the day and always use due diligence before entering into any deal or contract.

  2. Naomi says:

    Hi I have received a cold call this week from a company called The High Street Group, telephone number 0191 211 4130 and based in Newcastle. They say that they can reclaim money paid for timeshare via Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act and that the time limitation is three years from the date a consumer realised that they had been mis-sold a product. He said that he had an 86% success rate (not sure what he was measuring though – certainly not money reclaimed)! Please pass this on. Thanks Naomi

  3. richard says:

    Hi. I have been contacted recently by Leisure Alliance who say they have taken over collecting Club Class membership fees, we have never paid any membership fees to Club Class, they claim we signed a membership form and agreed to pay an annual membership fee of £93,we never agreed to any membership fee and I clearly remember asking what if we don’t pay this membership fee, they said this would not be a problem it just means we could not use the Clubs services.
    About a month ago they ask me to pay £850 to cancel my membership, then a few days ago I had another letter saying the we could now pay just £350 to cancel the membership, up till now I have not replied to them because I think its a sc**…….Any thoughts ???????

    • Dave says:

      Don’t do it, simple as they have been instructed to stop trading speak to trading standards or the equivalent, you do not own anything in fact if you paid by Tesco loan or credit card even as a deposit you maybe due your money back as they cannot fulfill their side of things.

  4. marrion says:

    The worst example I’ve experienced was when I had taken my agent and her retired company secretary husband with me to my timeshare near Fuengirola. I came back late one morning from shopping in my hire car to find them being bundled into a car by one of these time share touts. He virtually shouted me down when I protested that they were not interested. They set off for a location in a building site up in the hills , with me following. Just one pavilion type building, otherwise just scrub and sand. They were treated to a two hours ‘presentation’ from which we managed to extricate ourselves only when they started giving away ‘prizes’ – the customary junk.

    If I hadn’t had my car they would have been marooned there miles from civilisation. These were two well-travelled people accustomed to the wicked ways of big business but even they could be taken in. On holiday of course!

    I’ve never forgotten it, though it was over ten years ago.. It was a lesson to all three of us.

    (Please use this if you wish as a warning to anyone who gets ‘molested’.)

    Marrion

  5. Geoff says:

    Sound advice Alberto

    Some years ago I was cold called by a company offering to include me in a class action against RCI but I needed to go to their office in Walton on Thames to meet their lawyer. I went to this very smart office backing onto the River Thames (probably rented for the day or maybe the week) and met their so called lawyer who spent all of ten minutes with me taking some details, all of which could have been obtained by post or on the phone. I was then told one of his colleagues could help me by relieving me of my timeshare liability. In short they were not interested in a class action they simply wanted to get me there so their high pressure salesmen could go to work.

    I was then subjected to a high pressure sales pitch for one of the Club Class companies (and we all know what happened to them). They tried to threaten me with horror stories of how much my time share would cost me over the next ten, twenty and so on years, a liability which would be passed on to my children and grandchildren. However they would relieve me of my timeshare if I bought into their holiday club. They offered me a one off special deal only available if I signed up there and then. If I wanted to go away and think about it the price would go up by several thousand pounds. I was very unsure about this but eventually signed up and paid a deposit by credit card, but only after I had double checked the paper work and made sure there was a cooling off period included.

    When I got home and looked into things further and checked out the company I realised this was a scam. I cancelled immediately and got my money back.

    The moral of this is that If any salesman tells you this is a today only deal that is the signal to walk away immediately.

  6. george says:

    Sounds just like Club Class! Keep up the good work!

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