Action Fraud Alert: Timeshare “Recovery Room” fraudsters targeting former victims

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Action Fraud UK has published an alert on their website about the fact that former victims of timeshare frauds are now contacted again by what they call “Recovery Room fraudsters”

“Recovery Room fraud is a method where scammers contact victims of previous frauds (often by cold calling) and claim to be able to recover previously lost funds. In July 2014 the Financial Services Authority (FSA) estimated that 30% of people who had lost money through Investment fraud would also fall victim to a Recovery Room fraud.

When Recovery Room fraudsters target victims of timeshare frauds they usually claim to be a legal professional or a representative of a government agency (normally within the country where the original timeshare property was based) in order to appear legitimate…”

Fraudsters already know personal information!

If you want to read the full article posted, then go to the following link: http://goo.gl/RkTcWr

How to protect yourself

  • Never respond to unsolicited phone calls – if in doubt, hang up.
  • Always check that the details of the organisation or company contacting you (such as website, address and phone number) are correct – the fraudsters may be masquerading as a legitimate organisation.
  • Don’t be fooled by a professional looking website as nowadays the cost of creating a professional website is easily affordable.
  • Be wary of any firms or individuals asking for advanced fees.
  • Consider seeking independent legal and/or financial advice before making a decision.

We would like to add to this that in case you do get a call, please contact Mindtimeshare! We will be able to give you more information and advice about the cold caller, and the information you can provide will be vital for us as well.

Our cold caller list (https://mindtimeshare.me/cold-caller-list/) is based on the information we receive from consumers, and this list is used by many timeshare consumers who are on the lists of these “fraudsters”.

You better be safe than sorry!

 

 

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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