#Timeshare Cold Caller list June 2016

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Dear All,

Please find the latest cold caller list from Mindtimeshare elaborated with the information received from Timeshare Consumers in the month of June 2016.

We have counted 60 cold calling companies in June 2016 of which there are 10 new company names included.

Although the numbers seem to be slightly lower than other months, we are noticing an increase of so called “claims” companies, and fake notaries and lawyers.

For a complete list of the 60 cold callers and the corresponding links to the articles we posted about them go to the PDF attached:

Mindtimeshare Cold Caller List June 2016

The 10 new companies who have started their cold call campaigns in June 2016 are the following:

  • Albor Concursal (FAKE)
  • Amparo del Olmo                                                       http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1M2
  • British Consulate Thailand (FAKE)
  • Claims Management Resources CMR                    http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1Md
  • Continum Travel                                                         http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1Mh
  • Corfu Notary Office                                                    http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1ME
  • Garcia & Hermann Solicitors
  • Gregorio Belen  Legal advice                                   http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1Mt
  • Thomas Ashworth Consultants                               http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1MI
  • Time-Share Stockmarket TSM                                http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1Mx

Cold calls are NEVER a good sign or a good start of a relationship with a company that is offering you their services. If these services include an upfront payment you should really think twice before sending any money and do a thorough research!

Thanks to all the Timeshare Consumers who are so kind to forward to us all the information they receive and provide us with all the details of the cold callers.


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Charles Ashworth, cold callers with offers for claims against your resort.

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Many cold callers are contacting timeshare owners to offer claims nowadays. It seems to be a very attractive selling point and consumers are vulnerable to these sales talks of “recuperating all your money”.

One of the latest cold callers who are offering such possibility is a company called Charles Ashworth Consulting.

As with the other cold callers who offer these claims, there is always a need for the consumer to either receive an agent at home or attend a meeting.

With Charles Ashworth Consulting the option is attending a meeting in Redditch.

After the initial call the agent from Charles Ashworth Consulting a follow up email is send to the timeshare owner.

The points they raise as usual, the maintenance fees, perpetuity and lack of availability.

One phrase that calls the attention in the mail is where they say:” Here at Charles Ashworth we are working with a number of legal teams across the UK and in partnership with Third Party Lawyers running compensation claims against your time share …”

Something which is quiet surprising as normally a legal company in the UK would not accept any customer which has been approached and offered their services on a cold call.

Such way of acting is considered as not ethical under the SRA Code of Conduct 2011, which is the mandatory Code of Ethics for UK Lawyers, and this regulation states: “O (8.3) You do not make unsolicited approaches in person or by telephone to members of the public in order to publicize your firm or in-house practice or another business.”

Apart from the above, we have done research on Charles Ashworth Consulting and noticed that for example their website has only been life since the beginning of May. So very recent.

Contact details for Charles Ashworth Consulting are Telephone: 02895215532 or 0121 667 8770

Email: info@charlesashworth.com but also timeshareclaims@charlesashworth.com and their supposed address is: Phoenix house; Monahan Road; Cork, Ireland.

Nobody is actually invited to this address as all meetings take place in Redditch.

Their website http://www.charlesashworth.com does not have any further company identification or details, no Companies House, no privacy statement and no terms and conditions.

We certainly would recommend consumers to be cautious when speaking to this company.

If you have been contacted by Charles Ashworth Consulting from 02895 215532 in Cork, then we would like to know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog



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The notary office in Corfu has processed your timeshare resale…

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A new dubious cold caller has been brought to our attention, which apparently is the “notary” office in Corfu.

Although the timeshare owner never had any dealings with anybody in Corfu, it appears all of the sudden that their timeshare has now been sold and this notary is handling all the paperwork.

One common factor is that all the consumers at some point paid to a dubious resale company for the resale of their membership and then never heard anything back.

This notary from Corfu seems to know everything about this transaction though and claims that the sale finally has gone through.

The person calling from this office with a perfect English accent is IOANNA MAKRIANAKIS and she reconfirms the conversation by email using the address: minister@minfin-gr.org

In the email she explains the consumer has “administrative obligations to the Hellenic Republic”. These obligations seem to be an amount of around £800 and the timeshare owner can pay these by Money Gram to an individual with a Greek name.

All other paperwork send to the consumer is in Greek, and the only thing that one can understand from there is that they are about to receive £12000 for the timeshare when they pay the admin fees to the Greek government.

There is no address on the paperwork, no company name or notary name and all the consumer get is the above mentioned email address and a Telephone number:

+30 211 198 5556

Please note that this is not a trustworthy call and you should never pay any money to a cold caller and less if this is to a cold caller who does not identify themselves properly, know about previous frauds you were a victim of and ask for the payment through Money or similar.

If you have received a call from Ioanna Makrianakis or associated, using Telephone number 0030 2111985556 then please let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog

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Time-Share Stockmarket or TSM, cold calling resale company from Marbella


for-sale-sign PMSCold caller Time-share Stockmarket or T.S.M. as they like to call themselves, has started to approach timeshare owners around Europe.

Contact number is a Spanish mobile: 0034 634352326 and email: tsmstockmarket@gmail.com

This company T.S.M., which seems to be based in the Avenida Ricardo Sorreano 24, in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, has no problem with promising the timeshare owner a guaranteed resale.

In their documentation they even state that the maximum resale time will be 3 months.

That is not the only statement they make, they also claim to be registered in both Spain and Gibraltar and T.S.M guarantees 100% the resale will take place and with complete refunds.

The word refund does make alarm bells ring, because if you are selling, what “refund” is there to make?

But indeed there is another issue to be mentioned which is the UPFRONT payment to get the sale done through this company.

They kindly call it a “registration fee” and the amount is €1200 payable through bank transfer into an account from an individual.

As explained in the documents they send to the consumers, the registration payment stands for: – publication of the time-share object – registration for time-resale. Administration and commission fees
- verification and research of the time-share – transfer of certificate names
- all trust fund transactions.

It does appear though that this company has no knowledge of the European legislation, which clearly stipulates that it is completely forbidden for a resale company to ask for upfront fees from the seller to process a sale.

This apparent ignorance of the legislation added to the fact the company cold calls, and their paperwork is filled with writing mistakes even in their own address, does not really make the company Time-Share Stockmarket look very trustworthy.

If you have been approached by cold calling Time-share Stockmarket or T.S.M. from the Spanish mobile number 0034 634 352 326 we would like to hear from you.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog



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Gregorio Belen, de advocaat uit Madrid die geld uitdeelt.

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Een nieuwe beller op de lijst. Op de lijst van verdachte bedrijven, en onder de naam van Gregorio Belen.

Dit heerschap zegt dat hij een advocaten kantoor heeft in Madrid. Volgens Gregorio Belen heeft zijn advocatenkantoor  een jarenlange ervaring op het gebied van timeshare en de daarmede verbonden activiteiten.

Zij hebben daarvoor inzicht in de databasis van de geregistreerde timeshare eigenaars. Deze database is bij niemand bekend, maar klink uiteraard geloofwaardig als je zomaar ineens wordt gebeld en je afvraagt waar ze je gegevens hebben gevonden.

De taak van Gregorio Belen is bedrogen timeshare eigenaars  te helpen en de aan hen de door bedriegers afgenomen gelden terug te vorderen. Dit gebeurt op de volgende wijze :

Zij stellen een dossier samen op basis van de door de geïnteresseerden voorgelegde informatie; vervolgens bestuderen zij het dossier en beslissen dan of er een mogelijkheid ter terugvordering van gelden  bestaat; indien ja, wordt het dossier bij het toegestane gerecht ingediend.

Heel toevallig heeft iedereen altijd een mogelijkheid om geld te vorderen. En het gaat nog snel ook, binnen enkele weken is alles al via de rechter beslist en wonder boven wonder krijgt de consument een zeer hoog bedrag uitgekeerd.

Het toegewezen bedrag staat vanaf dan op een fiduciaire bankrekening van het gerecht op de naam van de begunstigde geboekt en kan dus niet verrekend worden. De honoraria van Gregorio Belen zijn in deze gerechtskosten inbegrepen daar wij rechtstreeks door het gerecht uitbetaald worden. Maar er zijn wel andere gerechts en administratie kosten verbonden aan de zaak en die moeten apart betaald worden.

Het “addertje” onder het gras zit hier best wel verscholen, maar omdat het bovenstaande niet de eerste keer is dat wij dit horen, weten we wat er gaat gebeuren.

De consument krijgt inderdaad de “bevestiging” dat het gerecht een positieve uitspraak heeft gedaan. En soms komt daar ook nog eens een “kopie” van de bankrekening bij waar het geld aan het wachten is tot de consument de gerechts- en administratiekosten voldoet.

Zodra de consument deze onkosten betaald via een bank overschrijving komen er ineens allerlei belasting aanslagen boven water, onkosten voor registratie nummers. Noem maar op, maar er komt geen eind aan de betalingen.

Onderzoek heeft uitgewezen dat er geen advocaten kantoor bestaat onder de naam Gregorio Belen, en is er ook geen advocaat geregistreerd in Spanje met deze naam.

Het adres in Madrid in Calle Argensola s/n, 28004 Madrid, España is ook niet na te trekken en hij belt via een mobiel nummer (0034) 603 383 971

Email: info@gregoriobelen.com

De website zelf www.gregoriobelen.com is begin Juni geregistreerd.

Al met al is dit zogenaamde advocaten kantoor beslist niet te vertrouwen en raden wij ten sterkste af om maar enige bedragen over te maken naar deze mensen.

Er zijn geen advocaten die Gregorio Belen heten en er zijn ook geen rechtszaken via zijn kantoor.

Mocht u al zijn gebeld door Gregorio Belen vanaf zijn mobile 0034603383971 laat het ons dan weten!

U kunt ons e-mailen naar customercare@mindtimeshare.com of plaats een commentaar op het blog.

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Gregorio Belen, a lawyer from Madrid handing out money.

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A new caller on the list. On the list of dubious cold calling companies that is, and under the name of Gregorio Belen.

This gentleman says he has a lawyer’s office in Madrid. According to Gregorio Belen his law firm has years of experience in the field of timeshare and related activities.

They have therefor insight into the database of “registered timeshare owners”. This database is not known to anyone, but obviously it sounds credible when you are cold called and you wonder where he or she found your information.

The task of Gregorio Belen is to help timeshare owners who have been defrauded by impostors and help these consumers / victims to recover funds. This is done in the following manner:

They shall compile a file on the basis of the information submitted by the interested parties; then they consider the case and decide if there is a possibility to recover funds; if so, the file is submitted to the authorized court.

Coincidentally everyone always has a chance to recover money. And it goes surprisingly quick as well as within a few weeks everything has been processed by the courts and miraculously the consumers will be paid a substantial amount of money.

The amount allocated is from then on in a fiduciary bank account of the court in the name of the beneficiary and cannot be touched. The fees for Gregorio Belen are paid directly by the court. But there are other court and administration fees that need to be settled first and cannot be deducted from the awarded amount.

The “catch” in these set-ups is not always easy to discover but because the above is not the first time we hear this, we know what will happen.

Consumers indeed get the “confirmation” that the court has made a positive statement. And sometimes there is also another “copy” of the bank account where the money is waiting until the consumers satisfies the invoice for the court and administration fees.

Once consumers pay these costs via a bank transfer all of a sudden all kinds of tax bills surface, expenses for registration numbers. You name it; there is no end to the payment requests.

Research has shown that there are no lawyer’s offices under the name Gregorio Belen, and no lawyer is registered in Spain with this name.

The address in Madrid Calle Argensola s / n, 28004 Madrid, España is untraceable and he is calling from a mobile number (0034) 603 383 971

Email: info@gregoriobelen.com

The website itself www.gregoriobelen.com was registered early June.

All in all this supposed law firm is certainly not to be trusted and we strongly advise not to disclose any payments to these people.

There are no lawyers who called  Gregorio Belen and there are no lawsuits done by this office.

If you already received a call from Belen Gregorio from his mobile 0034603383971 let us know!

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or post a comment on the blog.

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Have you received cold calls from Continum Travel, another company based in Marrakech?

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This alert goes out for a new resale company called Continum Travel.

Continum Travel contacts the timeshare owners and offers them a guaranteed resale for their membership for a very attractive and high sales price.

Continum Travel contacts consumers mainly in France and Belgium and offers to buy their timeshare. In order to sell the timeshare, the owner must go to Marrakech and attend a meeting with an alleged buyer.

Their address is hivernage Marrakech, 40 000 Marrakech (Maroc) and telephone number +00 212 617 061 102; email: cont.travel.ste@gmail.com or contact@continumtravel.com

The website is http://www.continumtravel.com

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The Continum Travel officer explains that there is no down payment. But when the consumer receives the confirmation email, it says clearly: A deposit of € 499 must be paid before any movement corresponding to the creation of the record, verification of your property, legal fees and translation as well as making appointments for the day of the transaction and the opportunity to stay for free up to 7 nights in a 4 * hotel in Marrakech.

This does not sound like “no payment”!

Please note that companies that cold call you, obviously got your contact information and membership details through an illegal source and when they offer a guaranteed resale requesting you to travel to another country and pay upfront fees … they are not trustworthy!

Have you been contacted by Continum Travel with the number +00 212 617061102?

Please, let us know.

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