Sell your timeshare free’ website exposed over £3.5m refund claims.

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Selltimesharetoday.co.uk continues to flout advertising rules after an investigation found its claims to be misleading.

The above title is from an article published today in The Telegraph and written by Kate Palmer.

The company with a website called “Selltimesharetoday.co.uk” has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority for making misleading claims about money awarded to customers.

Selltimesharetoday.co.uk says it has secured customers £3.5m back on their timeshare agreements, free of charge, but this figure was deemed “unsubstantiated” and “misleading” by the watchdog.

Mindtimeshare already detected this company in 2011 and we brought this company to the attention of the different Timeshare companies, whose logo appeared on this web without their permission.

In 2011 Selltimesharetoday.co.uk actually already claimed that they had recovered the £3.5m for Timeshare owners!

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Picture from same article in The Telepgraph

Selltimesharetoday.co.uk not only seems to be selling timeshare but also offer relinquishments and apparently can also offer Holidays in timeshare resorts against discounted prices apart from the supposed refund claims…

As explained further in the press article, the ASA’s powers to crack down on such websites are limited. It cannot fine or take advertisers to court, because it is not a statutory body. In exceptional circumstances it can refer cases to Trading Standards, which has the legal power to fine.

Instead, the authority will impose sanctions, including asking search engines to remove any paid-for search advertisements when they link to a page with non-compliant adverts.

If this fails, they will launch a campaign against the business to warn people against their services. They use “Ad Words”, such as the example above, which are paid-for advertising banners on search engines that name and shame the errant company.

The authority has now referred Selltimesharetoday.co.uk to its Committee for Advertising Practice, which will decide on a suitable sanction.

We from Mindtimeshare are certainly very pleased to hear that websites like this, where alleged false statements are made in order to get consumers to take up services from a company, based on these statements, are now looked at closely by the authorities and fined or closed down where proven wrong.

(Full article can be found on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11753912/Sell-your-timeshare-free-website-exposed-over-3.5m-refund-claims.html)

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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