Breaking News! Eze group directors sentenced to 46 months for timeshare ‘leisure credit’ scam!

How many victims of Eze group have been waiting for this news!

Following an investigation by the National Trading Standards Regional Investigation Team Central England, Dominic O’Reilly (55) of Costa Adeje, Tenerife was sentenced to a total of 28 months imprisonment and his step-daughter, Stephanie O’Reilly (30) of Dickens Heath, Solihull was sentenced to a total of 18 months imprisonment, suspended for 2 years, for their part in a timeshare ‘leisure credit’ scam.

Both were also banned from becoming company directors for nine and six years respectively.

Last November, Dominic O’Reilly and Stephanie O’Reilly had pleaded guilty to offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 relating to misrepresentation regarding the selling of “Leisure Credits” or ‘Concierge Services”, a so-called holiday and lifestyle product, as well as connected purported legal assistance to timeshare owners.

The court heard evidence relating to 36 victims who had paid out nearly £205,000 to Eze on contracts valued at over £422,000. However, within the paperwork seized by Trading Standards were files relating to over 100 further complainants who had been sold contract worth approximately £1.3m and papers indicated that there were many thousands of consumers in total who had signed up to the Eze Group.

In sentencing the defendants, HHJ Creed said that the pair had used ‘oppressive, aggressive and highly manipulative sales practices’ and that the victims had been ‘bullied and frightened’ causing them ‘enormous distress and anxiety’. He further stated that the pair had gone to ‘considerable efforts to circumvent regulations designed to protect consumers’ and that there were many consumers affected over and above those on the indictment. Of real concern to the court was the fact that the practices had continued after Trading Standards had got involved and interviewed Stephanie O’Reilly.

EZE has a history of issuing threats and commencing defamation actions against those that have published information suggesting they have breached Consumer Protection Regulations, using law firm Pinder Reaux which in our case resulted in a default judgement as there was simply no money to defend ourselves in the UK courts.

PLEASE BE AWARE that there seems to be different dubious cold calling companies who are right now targeting Eze members, offering them a compensation claim based on this sentence. Eze consumers receive a call from different companies informing them that they can get the money back that they lost to Eze Group. The consumer is then asked for an upfront payment of around £1,000 for ‘legal fees’ or ‘taxes’.

Please note that this is just another scam, and you should not fall for this!

If you paid to Eze group in the past 6 years, using a credit card, you are still on time to do a consumer act claim and we can help you with clear guidelines on how to do such claim.

If you have been contacted about recovering the money or you have any other questions, please let us know.

You can reach us through the CONTACT US form or simply send an email to customercare@mindtimeshare.com

Source used for article: https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/news/father-and-daughter-sentenced-to-46-months-for-timeshare-leisure-credit-scam/
https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/eze-group-timeshare-trading-standards-16010581

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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1 Response to Breaking News! Eze group directors sentenced to 46 months for timeshare ‘leisure credit’ scam!

  1. Linden says:

    Hi just received article from O-YOO,

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