Welcome to the Month of July!
As always, we have done a list of active companies from the month before, which in this case is June. With active we mean those companies who approach consumers out of the blue but knowing perfectly well that the consumer owns or owned a timeshare.
This contact can be a cold call but also an email or even a text message.
For June we counted 29 active companies and from those there are 8 new companies, names that we hadn’t heard of before.
For a complete list of these active companies please click on the following link:
Although 29 companies might sound not as much as we have seen in other months or years, it still means that there are 29 companies trying to persuade people to sign up for their services, without the consumer knowing who they are, and worse even, with the consumer being asked to pay a substantial amount upfront.
If before the risk was when consumers traveled to Spain and sat through meetings for hours and ended up to drained that they would sign anything for the sake of being taken back to the hotel, something similar is happening with these “zoom” meetings people are invited to.
Consumers are kindly offered a zoom meeting over the internet to get to know the consultant and discuss the services, etc. But we are hearing more often that such “get to know conversation” is taken up hours and hours. And the meeting is ended when the consumer pays the upfront deposit online with a credit or debit card.
Hours and hours of bombarding of all kinds of information and supposed real facts that are difficult to verify when you are in front of a screen looking somebody in the eyes on the other end.
If you are invited to a zoom meeting, please be careful as they don’t seem to be as innocent and harmless as people think they are.
Of course, you can sit through the meeting, but as with everything else, like the meetings face to face before in sales decks abroad, or the “home sits” of supposed legal consultants on your couch, follow the golden rule and NEVER EVER pay any money there and then.
Listen to the information, take note of names and facts they give you, if possible, record the meeting so you can listen to the content again in your own time and space, verify facts, company names, and allow yourself at least 14 days to think this over.
If after all that you are still convinced you want to take up the services, by all means…
If you have been invited or already went through a zoom meeting and would like to give us feedback or ask us for more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks as always to all those consumers who are alert with any calls, emails or messages they receive and let us know the details.
We couldn’t do this without you!