The subject of Timeshare Recovery Room Fraud seems to be “hot” at the moment, and indeed you see it more and more. Cold calls from companies who seem to have all the details of the consumer they are contacting and very worrying, the details of the frauds he fell for in the past.
Goldburg Advisory Group has only just started their cold calls. But their pitch is indeed based on the fact that a bogus resale company or bogus legal company has duped the timeshare consumer in the past.
The agent from Goldburg Advisory group claims to be calling from the UK. First they ask if the consumer indeed had dealings with company xxxx and then they inform that exactly that company has gone into liquidation and Goldburg Advisory is dealing with this.
The result of the liquidation is that the consumer is to receive the money he had paid to the bogus company in the past plus a compensation amounting to £2750. If the bogus company was a resale company, they also state that the timeshare was actually sold, and on top of the above-awarded money, the timeshare consumer will also receive the sales money. All this money will be received by cheque in due course!
The agent explains that under UK rules her company cannot not charge any up front fees but on the receipt of the cheque the consumer will be required to pay £450 for administrative costs. After all this terrific good news, the agent says she will pass the consumer’s details to their billing department and that he will receive a call from their cashier within the following 20 minutes.
The “cashier” indeed calls back straight away, and again informs that No upfront fees were chargeable however the administration fees amounted to £450 but with the cheque the consumer will receive court papers which need to be sign immediately and also would require to pay a bond of £1800 this money will be held by the trustees as a holding bond. The name of the Trustee is Green Tree services.
Once Goldburg Advisory Group receives the paperwork, the consumer will get the admin fee back.
Through research we have not been able to find any company registered in the UK under the name of Goldburg Advisory Group and neither a trustee by the name of Green Tree Services.
The contact details for Goldburg Advisory Group are Telephone: 0800 234 3378 and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no website.
Cold calls are never a good sign or a good start of a “relationship”. Worse even is when these callers seem to know more about you than you about them! Claiming they won’t ask for money in the same sentence where they require a fee of £450 and £1800 also sounds rather dodgy!
Please be careful when receiving such call as described above!
If you already had the pleasure of receiving a call from Goldburg Advisory Group calling from 08002343378 then please do let us know.