February 2021 was a short month, so here we are yet again with a list of active companies offering all kinds of services to timeshare consumers on cold calls, emails or through “referral” of the same.
We see it happen far too often now that people are cold called or emailed and when they show the slightest interest, they are quickly referred to another company.
Should we then not name the second company on this list or the third or fourth?
They are all in the same game!
In the month of February 2021, we counted a total of 37 active companies of which 11 companies were new ones.
For a complete list of Active companies in February 2021 and links to the blog articles we wrote about them:
The names of the 11 new companies are as followed:
- Alpha Consulting
- Caridad Garcia Procuradores
- Financiera Oficial ES
- Geros Abogados
- Marketing Solutions Group
- Premium Breaks
- Referral Consultancy
- The Advisory Team UK
- Timeshare Word Advisory
- Tranquilitas Legal Consultancy
As you will notice, most of the companies on the list are so called claims companies.
As we have pointed out in one of the articles, we posted this month, please be careful with the half-truths they are telling people in order to get them to sign up for their services.
Read the article on the following link: https://wp.me/p1kmoi-429
We cannot stress enough about the risk of engaging with cold calling companies.
Not just because the company seems to know all your details and even payment details from the past, they are to be trusted and they are who they say they are.
The contrary! Nobody should be holding your private and personal details without you having given your consent for this.
Cold calls on itself might not be “illegal” as such, but if the cold caller is holding your private information and is using this to sell you their services, that cannot be branded as legal. Neither can it be called a cold call, at least not for their side!
The latest “pitch” we have noticed as well among these cold calling claims companies, is that they tell the consumer that even though they relinquished their timeshare many years ago, the resorts are now chasing the members for outstanding fees mounting up to thousands of pounds.
This is complete nonsense, and really if you relinquished the membership and have this confirmed by the resort, don’t let unscrupulous cold callers scare you with these stories.
We try to place warnings on our blog the soonest we receive the information from consumers and have been able to do our investigations.
Therefore, it is very important to us that you let us know straight away when receiving dubious calls or emails with offers regarding your holiday ownership.
Always do your homework and ask for more information before paying to a company that contacted you without you having asked for it.
For as much as they are registered, for as much as they sound knowledgeable, plausible and even professional, there is no reason why you cannot take your time to get more information about them before paying thousands of euros/ pounds.
And remember, we are here to help!