Happy Holiday Season

July 30th, 2018

Holidaying is what we look forward to all year round, saving for that summer vacation, however, falling foul of the fraudsters can ruin everything! Pre-holiday scams are on the increase in offering cheap flights and luxurious accommodation, which unfortunately neither exist. Recently Virgin Atlantic where the latest in a long list of well-established companies been […]

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Watch Out for the ‘Exclusive Club’ Pitch

July 23rd, 2018

Are you one of the many thousands of timeshare point owners who are never able to book your preferred week? Are you aware that many consumers don’t even realise that they are in a timeshare points system due to the misleading way in which the product is sold as the famous ‘exclusive club’? It all […]

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Do’s And Don’ts When Buying Timeshare

July 18th, 2018

If you are looking to buy a timeshare it is always wise to do your homework first. There have been reports of many unscrupulous sales techniques used by timeshare sales representatives and down the line it can leave the owners very unhappy. Here, at the Timeshare Consumer Association, we have listed a few do’s and […]

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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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