Category Archives: Tips & Advice

Timeshare Cold Callers September 2019

Dear Consumer, The updated Cold Caller list for September 2019 is ready. Please click on the following link for a complete list: Cold Callers September 2019 This past month we counted 51 cold calling companies and there are 10 new … Continue reading

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Be aware of the so-called Recovery Scams!

Every month we see it again on the cold caller list, the amount of cold calling claims or legal companies offering consumers to recover their money. Money consumers paid towards dubious holiday clubs and other fraudulent companies. When someone contacts … Continue reading

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Latest update on John Palmer Trial!

The Prosecutor’s Office reduces to 24 months the maximum penalty for the Timeshare fraud. The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office has reduced to 24 months the highest penalty for the defendants of the timeshare fraud in the Canary Islands that is being … Continue reading

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Do you think you have a claim but you are missing the paperwork from the resort?

Many consumers who have been reading our article “Are you a timeshare owner?  Then it is time to claim!” and realized that they indeed could qualify for a claim, are worried because they don’t have the original purchase contracts for … Continue reading

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Mindtimeshare sets alarm bells ringing for legal services “cold callers”

I have been telephoned a number of times by people offering legal services. Is this allowed? No. Data protection have been in the news plenty recently, partly because of Facebook’s troubles and partly because of a new regulation coming into … Continue reading

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Are you a timeshare owner?

Then, it is time to claim. This is what the Spanish Supreme Court suggest after more than 100 final rulings. The Spanish Supreme Court ruled that the main timeshare contracts that were considered illegal included: Floating weeks or Points Perpetual … Continue reading

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To Claim or not to Claim, Chapter 7, “We were told not to contact the resort…”

Many so called claims companies who also offer an additional service for relinquishment of timeshare; seem to cover all angles of this service in their agreement. More than the actual claims part the consumer attended the meeting for in the … Continue reading

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To claim or not to claim, Chapter 6, Are they really working on my file?

Once you have signed and paid a claims or legal business, or agreed a contract with a company to act on your behalf with regard to your timeshare relinquishments, claims and compensation / refunds, all you need to do is … Continue reading

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Silverpoint, so what will happen next?

Many owners of Silverpoint resorts have been caught by surprise with the news that Silverpoint has withdrawn from the RDO, as they no longer sell timeshare. http://rdo.org/membership-updates/silverpoint/ News like this comes like thunder in a clear sky and obviously creates … Continue reading

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How many timeshare owners have recently received a cold call from the “Spanish Tax Office”, “Spanish Court” or “Spanish Bank”?

Fraudulent companies are cold Calling timeshare owners who have been previously defrauded: Don’t fall for a scam like this. The Call When the phone rang, the person on the other end claim to be an employee closely liaise with the … Continue reading

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#Timeshare Cold Caller list for October 2016

Dear All, A new Cold Caller list has been produced for the month of October 2016. There have been 67 Active Cold calling companies and among these we have noted 18 new company names. For a complete report on the … Continue reading

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#Timeshare Cold Caller list for the month of August 2016

Dear All, Please find the latest update of our Cold Callers listings, the one for the month of August 2016. This months’, we have counted 65 active cold calling companies of which 14 companies are new on the list. For … Continue reading

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The Fake Notary Scam.

From all the types of scams, generated most of the times through a dubious (cold) call, the one that seems to be very active over the past years is the one of the so called fake notary. Not always is … Continue reading

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Careful with the £99 offer, to extend the bonus weeks you purchased some time ago!

The past weeks we are receiving a lot of inquiries from consumers who have been approached by the different Fly Buy companies. Although it seems there are several companies calling actively, they all seem to have the same “sales pitch” … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 370,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Newsletter Mai 2015 – Was ist zu befolgen, wenn Sie sich plötzlich in einer Verkaufsveranstaltung eines zweifelhaften Urlaubsclubs befinden?

Nun, es ist wieder die Jahreszeit, und wir befürchten bereits bald wieder Berichte von unglückseligen Urlaubern zu erhalten, die Verkaufsveranstaltungen solcher Schwindel-Urlaubsclubs besucht haben, und damit endeten, sich in irgendwelche dubiosen Urlaubsclub-Mitgliedschaften eingekauft zu haben und mit DVDs oder Urlaubs-Kreditpunkten … Continue reading

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Nieuwsbrief Mei 2015 – En wat doen we als we in een presentatie van een valse vakantie club terecht komen?

Tja, het is weer de tijd van het jaar waar we kunnen verwachten dat er eerdaags weer klachten en trieste verhalen komen over vakantiegangers die door een presentatie zijn gegaan van een of andere valse Vakantie Club, en uiteindelijk het … Continue reading

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Newsletter May 2015 – What if we end up in a Bogus Holiday Club Presentation?

Yes, it is the time of the year again where we can see it coming… the unfortunate stories of holidaymakers who attend Bogus Holiday Club Presentations and end up buying into a dubious membership, DVD’s or holiday credits they don’t … Continue reading

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Cold Caller List April 2015

  Dear All, The month of April has passed and we have detected a total of 88 active companies in this month. A very similar number to other months, although there were “only” 11 new companies brought to our attention. … Continue reading

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Informative video from the ECC in Denmark about Holiday clubs

As we are heading towards the summer, many people will be thinking of packing their bags and travel on their desired and well-deserved holidays. The is no better time though to start giving advice, to make sure the holidays do … Continue reading

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