Dear Timeshare consumer,
As a closing of the year 2014 we have produced a complete list of all Cold Callers and “dubious” companies / websites that were active in the 2014.
A total of 445 companies, actively selling their products or services and from the 446 there were 306 new companies detected in the same year.
You can find a complete list with all names of the companies’ active in 2014 and the link to the blog articles on the following PDF: COLD CALLERS 2014
The breakdown on the type of companies is as follows:
211 Mediation companies (dubious legal, fake lawyers, fake liquidators, etc)
112 Resale companies (cold calls & upfront fees)
31 Fly Buy companies
19 Disposal companies
19 DTMC –Discount Travel Membership Clubs
19 Claims companies
17 Class Action
It is difficult to do a breakdown on the area where these companies are based, as a lot of them bluntly lie about their real locations. Obviously most of them are based in Mainland Spain, Canary Islands and UK.
As we are on the subject of numbers, we are very pleased to say that in the year 2014 our Blog www.mindtimeshare.me received 434,959 visits. This is about 1200 visits a day.
Main nationalities who visited us are: United Kingdom with 279,306 visits, Spain 74,336 visits, USA 14,561 visits, Germany 9,379 visits and Singapore 5,807 visits.
Top posts visited over the year are:
Cold Caller list 8133 views, Fastline Legal Services 5400 views, Monster Travel 3850 views, Realistix Browser 3780 views and Timeshare Release/ITRA 3574 Views.
It is very satisfactory to see that so many consumers have found their way to our blog and were able to do research on the companies they were looking for.
We can only guess how much money we have saved consumers by publishing the articles and making them aware about the different dubious companies.
Special thanks to all those consumers who wrote to us day in day out with all the information about the companies that approached them with dubious offers, providing us with copies of documents, emails and all kinds of details such as telephone numbers and email addresses.
We couldn’t have done this without you!
For us 2014 was another great year, and we are looking forward to do even better in 2015!
Keep on telling us about the cold calls and the dubious offers you receive related to your timeshare or Holiday ownership.
We look forward to hear from you!
We have just received our confirmation for a 2 week holiday which we paid £200. Resort Management direct rang us and told us we had been selected after we had bought bedding in Majorca in April. Are you saying this is a con please?
The number is 08458627782 on the confirmation letter with our ref RM….95D
Advice received from Mindtimeshare has enabled us to successfully have the deposit of £1500 paid for the Realistix Soulutions software returned to our bank account using the ‘chargeback’ scheme for transactions made using a debit card. We am so relieved to be able to put this awful experience behind us and are so much the wiser. The process involved was straightforward and our bank was also supportive, even when our claim was challenged. They were given 5 days to make their case against us but failed to do so. If you find yourself in the position of having used a debit card and not a credit card , this is the way to go. This shows that you CAN get your money back provided you act quickly, there is a time limit of 120 days after the original transaction. Many thanks to Alberto and the team.