The Ups and Downs of Owing a Timeshare

November 8th, 2018

Consumers are still been lured into purchasing timeshares, and why not, imagine been lucky enough to own one or two weeks in a luxury resort abroad. Lots of couples and families enjoy them year after year. With most resorts catering for children, allowing families to relax while the children are entertained. However, unfortunately the bad […]


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Another Timeshare Allegation

October 1st, 2018

Another allegation hits the timeshare industry and this time it’s in the famous holiday destination of Gatlinburg and the Smokies. The area in Tennessee, USA is described as an area for outdoorsy people who enjoy hiking in the mountains and being close to nature. The area also boasts of an indoor waterpark, a two storey […]


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Operation Manta – Costa Del Sol

September 24th, 2018

It has been reported that dozens were detained over a timeshare scam that involved 500 British people, all were conned out of their life savings in this multi-million-pound Costa del Sol racket. It has been estimated that this racket alone conned people out of more than £15 million pounds. To date 36 people have been […]


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Action Fraud Update

September 17th, 2018

New reports have shown that fraudsters preying on the old and vulnerable are on the rise. These scrupulous con artists are advising consumers who have invested in fraudulent or mis-sold timeshare schemes that and are owed compensation. And yes you’ve guessed it: these companies are claiming they can get you your money back… for an […]


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Operation Tidworth Leads to Five Imprisonments

September 10th, 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority fraud squad confirm that ‘Operation Tidworth’, one of the watchdog’s biggest probes to date, has led to five being jailed for a £2.8m London-based boiler room scam. Those involved and convicted have been jailed for a total of 17 years for their participation in an intricate London-based boiler room scam which resulted […]


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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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