Atlas Consultants Europe, the other side of their business…

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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.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the 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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3 Responses to Atlas Consultants Europe, the other side of their business…

  1. Lesley says:

    This. Ompany did this to me and my husband last year, we spent 3 bloody hours in that so called office while they tried to persuade us to hand over £6000 for 3 holidays a year , and a tablet and a weeks holiday and so on, do not accept a scratch card of these ppl as they are all gold not a chance did we hand over anything as we weren’t born yesterday, the woman who owns it is about 80 years old foul mouthed and totally off her head,

  2. Stella says:

    My husband and I had the same experience but didn’t get as far as the CD bit as soon as a deposit was mentioned we were out of there. What a sc**.

  3. John says:

    My fiancee and I had this experience. In south Tenerife we were approached by a British 19yr old guy called Reis, I was given the ‘winning’ scratch card. He called over his work friend, a British girl, and we were told the two of them will get 60 euros each for getting us the winning scratch card and that we have won a prize being 1200 euros, an ipad or free holiday. In the excitement of it all we were wisked into a cab and taken a 5 minute drive to a hotel round the corner from Siam water park and sat at a table where we were buttered up. The woman who gave us the meeting gave a long speel about her life and even had a photo album out. She We were beginning to lose our patience. She pretty much sucked figures out of her thumb telling us our holiday could have been a quarter of the price, offered us a cruise, etc. Don’t fall for it! Then she came out with cheap holiday software, we saw the Realistix cd which she offered at £27 a week. At that point my fiancee lost it and we wanted to leave. We were given a form with the ‘cheap holiday’ we won. Don’t do it, they want £99 upfront for that and it’s all wishy washy. They call themselves Atlas Consultants Europe ph: 0845 862 1872. However when they called me, I had already seen this website and informed them I looked them up on google and sudenly the woman is like ‘we’re a different company, you’re making a mistake’. I asked her take my details off their database. I’m really glad I was wise enough not to hand over my bank accont details

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