Mindtimeshare sets alarm bells ringing for legal services “cold callers”

I have been telephoned a number of times by people offering legal services. Is this allowed?

No.

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Data protection have been in the news plenty recently, partly because of Facebook’s troubles and partly because of a new regulation coming into force in the UE last May 2018.

UE imposes requirements on any business that handles the data of UE citizens, and one of these requirements is CONSENT. Consent that can’t be passive. You need deliberate clear option that can be withdrawn at any time.

A claim company need to get explicit permission to call and to hold data about timeshare owners.

Neither solicitors nor anyone working for them are allowed to telephone timeshare owners offering their legal services.

These ‘dubious marketers’ making cold calls in relation to timeshare schemes infringe the General Data Protection Regulation (UE GDPR).

It is estimated that 300.000 european timeshare owners have received unsolicited contact about their timeshare since 2010.

Dubious claim companies have caused real distress to timeshare owners.

We advice timeshare owners who may have been affected to be vigilant and to ask the company to remove their details from the list and to reort cold calls to the ICO (if the company is British) or the “Agencia de Proteccion de datos” (if the company is Spanish).

Have you been cold called by a claim company?

If so, let us know about it.  Fill in the CONTACT form or email customercare@mindtimeshare.com

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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