Have you received a cold call from Harper Associates?

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A new company name has popped up this week on the cold caller list. The company is Harper Associates and they cold call timeshare consumers who have been duped in the past by bogus resale companies.

The pitch from the agent of Harper Associates is very similar to others we have seen on the blog before. The agent informs the Timeshare consumer that the company who has defrauded them has been raided, money has been seized and is now waiting to be paid back to the victims.

The problem is though, as per the agent from Harper Associates, that the bogus company used different bank accounts all around the world, and the amount paid by the Timeshare consumer has been spotted in China.

A company by the name of Harper Associates exists as such in the UK Companies house, but we have serious doubts that the person calling is really from this company.

They also call from a withheld number, so no possibility to check any further details.

They do provide a number 0203 695 8257 to get an “insurance number” from (supposedly) Lloyds of London. When the consumer obtains this number, he is asked to send £100 to a bank official in China via Western Union.

The name of this bank oficial is Yanhailia Ng, or Xiaojia Huang. After sending the £100 to China though another phone call is received, this time from a man called Martin Shields of Harper Associates saying there has been a mix up and to claim the consumer needs to send a further £1,000.

Please note that there has been no police raids where accounts are blocked in china or any place in the world and people are called to make Western Union payment to release these funds!

We recommend extreme caution when speaking to any person telling you they are calling from Harper Associates and certainly not send a penny to any person and place in the world.

If you did receive a call from Harper Associates or any other company with a similar story, then please let us know.

You can email to 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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2 Responses to Have you received a cold call from Harper Associates?

  1. Pete says:

    A company called Alpha Accounting based in London and using the number 0203 6958257 are now contacting timeshare consumers using the same story line as Harper Associates. Be aware.

  2. Fred says:

    had a call from Harper Associates stating exactly the message contained in your blog . They gave a contactable number as 0843 8866381 . I dont think that belongs to the original H A though.
    Their address given as 923 Finchley Road NW11 7ES.

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