A new Month has started, and we have counted the active companies for the month of September, who have been contacting consumers with offers regarding their timeshare through un-solicited calls, emails and even SMS notifications.
There have been 33 active companies, of which 12 companies are new on the list.
For a complete list of active companies please click on the following link:
Names of the new companies are:
- Advice Warehouse
- BBVA (FAKE) Oficina International
- BCN Legal Group
- CCA Marketing
- Farrell Travel
- JR Abogados
- Macquarie Developments LTD
- Newgate Legals
- Refund Advice Online
- Rincon Abogados – RR Rincon Abogados
- Security Bank
- Timeshare Finance Claims – TFC
Most of the active companies are offering a claims service together with a relinquishment from the timeshare. Reading through the paperwork it appears that they are only offering a relinquishment and the claim is not guaranteed at all. Logical, as no legally qualified person has even looked at the case when consumers are handing over the money.
Consumers are attending Zoom meetings and are under the very mistaken impression that these meetings are harmless and for free. The way these meetings are conducted, and the length of time consumers are kept in the meeting, certainly reminds us of those meetings at the sales offices in certain resorts where people ended up signing their life away for the sake of getting out.
Here we have now a situation where people are sending money transfers and providing their card details after 4 hours (!!) of zoom meeting, without any interruption and without any possibility to check on all the facts they have been bombarded with.
Only when they get out of this meeting, they start to search online and find the warnings and complaints from other consumers about the company they just paid close to 2000 Pounds to.
Recently it has been brought to our attention that consumers who paid close to 12 months ago to similar companies, are now being approached by third party companies, assuring the consumer the company they paid to has gone into liquidation and the services won’t be delivered.
After breaking the news, the consumer is then offered new services and even a service to recover their money from the previous scammers.
After checking online at the Spanish Companies house, the companies supposedly closed or in liquidation, are still actively registered. And certainly, no third party should have the details of the consumer anyway…
So, are they the same people? Trying to get out of the clause in the agreement that states that the consumer can claim a refund if after 12 months their relinquishment has not been processed?
Please be extra careful with these calls because you already have been fooled once, and you don’t want to fall for this again!
If you received a cold call, letter, or email from a company you have not asked for information and never given your contact details, please do let us know.
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