Beware of Fraudulent Behaviour

June 20th, 2018

At the TCA we are always warning our clients to be careful when dealing with timeshare sales representatives, even if they do seem genuine at the time, it pays to do your homework.  However, lately in the UK there have been many more fraudsters on the loose, not solely in the world of timeshare, but […]

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Timeshare Con Artists Agree to Surrender 3.4 million Dollars’ Worth of Assets!

June 11th, 2018

In addition to being permanently banned from offering timeshare resale services and telemarketing, the Florida based scammers behind the deceptive resale scheme have agreed to renunciate approximately 3.4 million dollars’ worth of goods, including a Rolex watch, properties, vehicles, diamonds and silver coins, to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against them. The ringleaders, John […]

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Warning to all Georgia Residents!

June 8th, 2018

Officials in Atlanta are warning timeshare owners of more cold call scams, stereotypically from somebody claiming that they are calling from a travel agent. The caller usually starts by telling the owner that there is a cash buyer waiting to purchase their timeshare weeks. Then the bogus company requests upfront fees in order to start […]

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Be Aware of Robocalls!

June 6th, 2018

What is a robocall? A robocall is an automated telephone call which delivers a recorded message, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company. In the United State, a so-called ‘kingpin’ of Robocalling has been busted by the Federal Communications Commission. The ‘kingpin’ made a massive 96 million calls which attracted the attention […]

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Affordable Holidays Con New Zealand Widower

May 25th, 2018

A widower from Timaru, New Zealand has recently been caught up in a timeshare holiday scam that saw her $600 lighter of pocket.  After recently losing her husband, Anita Ramsay booked a holiday to help her get over her loss.  She booked a cruise through a travel agent, but she was then convinced to change […]

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Identity Theft Affecting Timeshare Exit Companies

May 18th, 2018

The TCA have reported on several occasions regarding the numerous fraudulent exit and compensation companies popping up all over the place.  These companies are claiming that they are legal experts in Timeshare law and have many years of claiming compensation or achieving exits for timeshare owners.  These companies are destroying the confidence of the Timeshare […]

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More Justice for Consumers

May 16th, 2018

Justice has been brought for consumers who were conned by two brothers, Amarjit and Shivjit Bagharian, from St Albans Road, Smethwick. The brothers were the ringleaders of a timeshare fraud gang and have been ordered to pay back £100,000 following proceeds of crime investigation. Amarjit and Shivjit were both jailed for seven years and two […]

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Another Pensioner Hit with the Hard Sell!

May 14th, 2018

A Portsmouth pensioner wishing to remain anonyms was tricked into parting with more than £8,000 of her life savings after she received an unsolicited cold call offering to help her relinquish an unwanted timeshare agreement. The consumer purchased a points-based Timeshare from Club La Costa back in 2000. The 69-year-old along with her husband and […]

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A Goodlettsville Couple Attend a Timeshare Presentation and End up with a Lot More Than They Bargained for!

May 11th, 2018

We’ve all heard the horror stories of innocent unsuspecting consumers going to a timeshare presentation and being held there under duress for hours on end. But wait until you hear what happened to a couple from Goodlettsville. The couple in question never intended to purchase and attended the presentation out of curiosity. Their curiosity cost […]

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Madden Sentenced

May 4th, 2018

We at the TCA are pleased to update you on the sentencing of Francis Madden. Madden has been jailed for 40 months after conning innocent people into parting with thousands of pounds for holidays which were ‘virtually worthless’ in Portugal and Spain. 61-year-old Madden would get his employees to cold call daily, hundreds of vulnerable […]

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