It is never nice to hear how companies cold call Timeshare consumers and try to cheat them out of their money by offering services that probably are never going to be delivered.
Services based on made up stories of court cases going, succesful claims that have resulted in money awarded to the victims, etc. Etc.
But certain stories go far beyond the “simple” cold call and dubious offers.
We received this week several copmplaints though from different consumers who had been dealing with Windmill Mediation Services recently.
We thought we had to share their stories with all the readers of the blog, as this shows how low these companies fall, and how far they go to get their objective which is taking money from innocent people.
This is what we received:
“Unfortunately we got entangled with Windmill Mediation. They dropped their opening fee to 750 Pounds, so we went along. This supposedly would get us 45,000 Pounds compensation.
We insisted on a written agreement that any further fees would be taken from the claim and this they agreed to.
Surprised last week to get a call from them stating that our file was being passed to J.Lopez Mediation for the distribution of the claim.
J.Lopez Mediation asked for 4,550 for TAX and VAT. Of course we explained we did not have that amount plus informing him of the fee agreement.
It was suggested I borrowed that fee .
Early next morning phone call from Windmill Mediation services saying that if we did not pay this fee our file would be passed to a debt collection company!
They followed this call with an e-mail. Very quickly followed by e-mail from European Debt Collection.
More calls have been received ever since, telling me to pay. Including an aggressive call from EDC – European Debt Collection saying if I don”t pay this within 7 days he will be visiting my house. We have been to the Police, and Action Fraud have taken all details, but that doesn”t stop the fear of people at my door demanding money or goods. Every-one assures me it is all bluff BUT!!! …obviously we are terribly worried…”
So, these companies mentioned no longer stick to the first round for money and have no scrupulous to even threat people with fake debt collectors, and people banging on their doors.
If you have experienced a similar story recently, then please le tus know. This needs to be reported to the pólice, as we are of course looking at a serious offence.
There is no such company by the name of European Debt Collection, and neither have there been any courtcases or settlements on Timeshare cases where money has been set aside for the victims.
PLEASE be careful with cold callers. If the offer they have on the phone sounds too good to be true, it ussually is!
Always do your research and if you are a victim of a fraud, let us know and report it!