It seems that hundreds of car owners in the UK have been scammed out of thousands of pounds when they tried to get their car fixed and the garage took money upfront, knowing the car was beyond repair.
The car-owners were assured by the receptionist of the garages that they would get the car fixed. The receptionist assured the consumers he knew a lot about cars as he had sold them in the past.
Car owners met up with this man outside the garages and he even went to their homes. Many consumers signed up for repairs with payments upfront up to 10.000 pounds. They also handed over all the original paperwork and the keys of the car to this person so he could take the car with him.
After paying, it turned out their car could not be repaired at all and they were notified the garage took it to the scrapyard. When reviewing the paperwork the car owners realised that it actually stated in the agreement that in case the car would be beyond repair, the garage would dispose the car in a nearby scrapyard. Something that would have cost the owner probably a couple of hundred pounds…
DO YOU THINK THIS IS SHOCKING?
Do you think the car owners should have asked a qualified mechanic about the real possibilities of a repair, the costs and then decide what to do?
Well, maybe the news about the cars above is FAKE but we can assure you that on a daily basis hundreds of timeshare owners actually go through a very similar story with their timeshare and pay over and over again for legal services that do not exist or cannot be fulfilled!
Every day timeshare consumers receive phone calls from nicely speaking persons, working for supposed “marketing” companies and they invite consumers to a meeting in order to discuss a claim against their resort. On the phone these agents guarantee them that they are qualifying for a claim.
But at the meeting the consumers don’t see any legal professional. The so-called “legal advisers” are most of the times ex-timeshare sales people. Nothing wrong with that, but for sure they have no legal qualification to assess if the consumer can claim or not.
It goes beyond believe though that so many people do pay at these meetings a substantial amount of money upfront and commit to balance payments of so much more money, without even knowing for sure if they can claim or not…
They hand over the original deeds and paperwork, and leave copies of their ID”s…
For many though the only service received (if you are lucky…) is a relinquishment of the membership, which often could have been done for free with the resort or against a payment of a couple of years of fees.
If you think a car owner should have a mechanic to look at a car that needs repair, and get a proper estimate of costs first, to see if it is worthwhile to repair….
Why do you pay cold calling companies for a legal service that can only be done by a genuine lawyer???
Genuine lawyers offer free assessments!
That is not dubious, that is how genuine legal professional works!
If there is a claim, you get a proper estimate of costs and a payment schedule and then you decide if you want to go ahead.
And if there is no claim, you are the one that decides if the timeshare goes to the “scrapyard” and you don’t owe the lawyer anything!
If you want more information about the claims against resorts, please CONTACT US and we explain it in detail.
More information about the claims can be found in the article: “Are you a timeshare owner? Then it is time to claim!”