After being cold called from so many different firms over the years.. countless times trying to sucker me in for numerous different reasons, I have decided to do the public a service and make my own blog. I will dissect all these companies 1 by 1 in the event to eventually let the world know who are scammers and who are legitimate companies actually here to help us…

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Incentive Leisure Group, DWVC, Timelinx, Reclaim Ltd (UPDATE)

To the best of my knowledge, Incentive Leisure Group Ltd Gibraltar – main marketer of Timelinx Group – http://www.timelinx.com/en/ – has ceased trading early this year. Even Incentive Leisure Group´s site includes more information about its alleged current legal status, and of its cashback scheme, Reclaim Ltd – http://www.leisuregroup.net/.

The following article published in the Daily Mirror last January would support the view that ILG is not active anymore in the UK soil. Some comments added to the article would show that ILG had sacked its entire staff, and closed down their offices in Costa del Sol, and the UK. We also have other sources who would confirm this information.

Incentive Leisure and Personal Travel go AWOL – January 19th, Daily Mirror

http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2011/01/incentive-leisure-and-personal.html

However recent information obtained in March which still needs verification would tell us that although the Timelinx Group has closed its UK operations; still its Personal Travel Group (PTG) scheme – http://www.personaltravelgroup.com – is still operating from Gibraltar.

As indicated Incentive Leisure Group Ltd in Gibraltar ceased trading last January. This company was Timelinx´s last marketer using such name which was operative, as the companies listed with the same name at the UK Companies House had been dissolved earlier – i.e. Incentive Leisure Group (Milton Keynes) Ltd. & Incentive Leisure Group (U.K.) Ltd.).

Moreover the Office of Fair Trading had announced last December that it was taking to Court to Incentive Leisure Group, Personal Travel Group, and Geo Demographic Market Research Ltd (previously known as the Direct Marketing Partnership Group Ltd), although this is a matter about which we do not have further information though – http://www.oft.gov.uk/news-and-updates/press/2010/146-10

On 21 January 2011 the Gibraltar Chronicle published a Legal Notice – http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/consumer-enforcement/gibraltar-chronicle.pdf – stating that Incentive Leisure Group Limited, would be wound up by way of creditor’s voluntary liquidation.

The OFT has informed the liquidator about its action in the UK and its interest in the proposed liquidation. In the meantime, the OFT claims that it will continue its action against ILG, and other defendants in the UK, and monitoring the place in Gibraltar.

Another worrying sign that tell us that the Timelinx Group might not have completely stopped trading, it is that besides the information gathered that tell us that Personal Travel Group (PTG) might be still operating from Gibraltar, it is also that we have detected a warning on cold callers published on the website of the bogus holiday club membership, Designer Way Vacation Club (DWVC) – http://www.dwvc.com/en/ – marketed until recently by ILG itself.

We have also some evidences that tell us that the Incentive Leisure Group might have ceased trading in South Africa late last year, as a result of the death of Garry Leigh – Timelinx Group´s top guy and founder – closing down its two sales decks, located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and transferring at the same time, the handling of the holiday bookings of the DWVC Members, to Pro Travel Solutions, in the UK.

This is the information we have currently about ILG, and other Timelinx companies, however it would require further investigation to be 100% certain about the current status of the Timelinx Group.

Please, if you have some new information about this group of companies, contact us.

yourtimeshare@hush.com

Did you write to Club Class, ITRA, Cashback Europe or Reclaim using their Gibraltar address at Garrison House?

The Financial Services Commission (‘FSC’) in Gibraltar has issued a warning to the public about the address: Garrison House, Library Ramp, Gibraltar

Please read it: http://www.fsc.gi/enforcement/fscwarning0020.htm

This follows repeated references to this address as the Gibraltar office of unlicensed entities, which have been carrying on financial services business and have been the subject of enquiries received at the FSC.

The FSC’s investigations have shown that the majority of entities that claim to be at this address are not incorporated in Gibraltar and often have no discernible presence in any other jurisdiction and which may well be bogus. Their sole link to this address appears to be as recipients of a mail forwarding service.

You’ll never guess which known companies are registered or linked to this address, Garrison House, Library Ramp, Gibraltar..

Club Class International PLC
Club Class Concierge Ltd
Club Class Holdings Ltd
Club Class Services sarl
Club Class Plc
Global Vacations Ltd
Reclaim Ltd
Leisure Alliance
Casback Europe Plc
ITRA

The FSC’s link states that generally timeshare schemes and holiday clubs do not fall within the remit of the FSC as they are not carrying on a financial services business as defined in our legislation.

Then, if timeshare schemes and holiday clubs do not fall with their remit, why do they mention it?

Why do FSC invite persons with concerns about timeshare companies, cashback schemes or holiday clubs to contact the Department of Consumer Affairs (Government of Gibraltar) on (+350) 20050788 or (+350) 20044871 or by email to conaffairs@gibtelecom.net?

Yes. You are reading my mind.

Will it be because they are receiving complaints from timeshare owners and other consumers regarding companies registered at this address: Garrison House, Library Ramp, Gibraltar?

If this is your case, I invite you to contact the Department of Consumer Affairs of Gibraltar.

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