At the end of September we posted an article on this blog about Atlas Consultants Europe and their cold call campaign to the supposed victims of a company called Gold Crown Solutions. (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1ns)
But the cold calls and the offers to continue claims for Timeshare Consumers does not seem to be the only “business” this company has taken on.
As they are based in Tenerife, they also seem to have a sales deck on the islands and attract potential clients through the OPC’s the representatives on the streets with the scratch cards.
Holiday makers, and preferably Timeshare owners are approached by the OPC’s and offered prizes through a scratch card. This prize has to be picked up at the sales deck and a free taxi will take the consumer there.
We have heard it all before about these kind of presentations and Atlas Consultants Europe is not an exception to the rule.
Once at the sales deck the consumers have to sit through a presentation of a Holiday Club called Gold Crown Resort. Gold Crown Resort is actually an American based Discount Holiday Club Membership for life with a website https://www.goldcrownresort.com .
The membership costs around £6000
Together with the membership Atlas Consultants Europe also offers the possibility to relinquish the consumers’ existing timeshare for a fee of around £3500
A payment on the day is required which is charged by a company called Gold Crown Services SL. Something that is questionable as the membership for Gold Crown Resort is for lifetime, so under the Timeshare Directive there should be a cooling off period with no money changed hands.
This is though “easily” overcome by Atlas Consultants Europe as they actually “throw in” several gifts such as pre-paid holiday accommodation and a Tablet. The money paid on the day is reflected as the payment for these gifts… and not as a deposit towards a Holiday Club Membership.
Although Gold Crown Resort seems to be a genuine company in the United States, we still would recommend caution when dealing with the marketers of this product in Tenerife, Atlas Consultants Europe.
If you have been through a presentation from Atlas Consultants Europe in Tenerife we would like to have your feedback.
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