A new cold calling Fly Buy Company has been spotted since last week. Their name is Worldwide Resorts.
This company contacts consumers out of the blue and already knows they own a timeshare and where they own this.
The pitch from the agent of Worldwide Resorts is that the timeshare owner received bonus weeks in the past or already purchased an accommodation package from a similar company, and these weeks are now about to expire.
But Worldwide Resorts will kindly extend the validation of these weeks for £99
The timeshare consumer is quickly asked for their credit card and given no time to think about this, or to do a bit of research.
Worldwide Resorts must sound very convincing because the consumer does not even recall having received or purchased any bonus weeks in the past, and still falls for the payment of £99
Doing research on Worldwide Resorts, the website http://www.worldwideresorts.biz does not really give a lot of information apart from the destinations you can travel to.
There is no company registration number, no address or any other basic company information, which is obligated by law, no terms and conditions, no privacy statement and not even any contact details. Nothing really.
They call from a UK number +44 0141 2808 001 which clearly gives the impression they are UK based.
It is only when the charge of £99 is processed and a confirmation email send from email@example.com an address is displayed as Apartado 12, Avenida Pais Valencia 23, Alfaz del Pi. This must be for correspondence only as this is a post box!
Cold calls are never a good sign, added up to the fact this company does not identify themselves properly on the web and giving the consumer the impression they have dealt with them before or that they are linked to their holiday company, it certainly does not sound recommendable.
Please note as well that payments under £100 cannot be claimed back under the Consumer Act. So once you pay, it is very unlikely you see the £99 back.
If you received a call from Worldwide Resorts from 01412808001 then we would like to know.
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