Yes, we have once more a new name, and a brand new website for a supposed “new” company called The European Claims Centre (ECC). This once more turns out to be ITRA the International Timeshare Refund Action.
We cannot ask too many times why this constant change of names and brands, when in reality the consumers keep on ending up in the same meetings with the same pitches at the same places.
If ITRA were really such a successful and straightforward organisation, why on earth would they not want to use the name of this brand when contacting consumers? Maybe they don’t like the matches on Google when searching for this name?
The European Claims Centre is based in Slough. Address: Churchill house,1 London road, Langley, BERKS, SL3 7FJ
On the website http://www.europeanclaimscentre.com which was registered the 6th of February 2015, they claim as usual that they are “helping timeshare consumers”.
The logo used by the European Claims Centre is an eye catcher as this looks very familiar to the logo used by the ECC European Consumer Centre and could be interpreted as being a connected organisation, which obviously they are not!
If we are only looking at a name change and not an actual change in way of pitching and “helping” the timeshare consumers, we have no doubt that these meetings are once more not really focused on any action group or “help” for consumers.
The real reason to get a timeshare consumer at their Claims Centre is to offer their additional services to dispose of the timeshare at a cost around £6000
This service is often proposed to the consumer based on statements that their timeshare is in perpetuity or that although the resort has agreed with them already to a FREE relinquishment, the consumer should not believe the resort.
Surprisingly all consumers attending meetings at the claims centres from ITRA are qualified to do claims and actions against their resorts. They never seem to say no to anybody…
Our advice is certainly to be cautious when attending this meeting, and always double check these stated facts with your resort / timeshare company or independent solicitor BEFORE handing over any money or signing any paperwork.
If you have been invited to a meeting at the European Claims Centre in Slough we would like to have your feedback.
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