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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Timeshare Investment Back, dubious company on a known Address!

A new company has been brought to our attention, Timeshare Investment Back who is cold calling timeshare consumers in the UK to make appointments for a meeting where they will be informed about Timeshare Disposal.

This company has a rather basic website http://www.timeshareinvestment-back.co.uk which was registered on the 12th of December 2011. So just starting off the business then!

On the website, there is no clear identification on who this company is, and neither is there any address or indication where they are located. The only contact details mentioned are a telephone number 08442430623 and email; admin@timeshareinvestment-back.co.uk

But with a bit of research, it seems that there is an address after all and surprise surprise look at this!

Calle Rio Darrio, portal 2, Mijas, Costa del Sol Spain

Where have we seen this address before? There you go…..ILG Headquarters!
Oh dear, if this is a coincidence, well not a very fortunate one, thinking about the “bad vibes” this address must bring to thousands of consumers who were defrauded by ILG.

So, Timeshare Investment Back, cold calls consumers, knowing obviously they are timeshare owners and not being very clear where they obtained their personal data, and invites them over in the UK to meet up to discuss about disposing of their timeshare.

The meeting is with a company called Keld Property Solutions Ltd, a company registered only recently in November on the UK Companies House and no names of directors or administrators as yet. They do have a website http://www.keldsolutions.co.uk which was registered also in November and by the same person who registered the Timeshare Investment Back website.

Yes we might be a bit quick with our alert, but please let’s face it…companies that cold call from Spain, websites with no identification, and dubious stories about timeshare disposal.

Haven’t we heard this before?

So please to those who are being called or those who have been called and made an appointment; we only ask to be cautious, and if attending this kind of meetings, go with an open mind but with a closed wallet. No credit cards, no money, no cheque book…did the agent on the phone not promise you were going to sell or dispose of your timeshare? Well then you don’t need any money or card on you to attend that meeting!

Please let us know if you have been called and / or attended the meeting from Timeshare Investment Back / Keld Property Solutions Ltd.

yourtimeshare@hush.com

Have you received a Membership fee bill from Pro Travel Solutions?

In the past weeks we have received numerous emails from consumers who were surprised by receiving a Membership fee bill for their DWVC membership, requested by a company called Pro Travel Solutions.

But who is Pro Travel Solutions?

Pro Travel Solutions is the former Timelinx Group. They have been slowly replacing its main holiday club membership Designer Way Vacation Club for the Marketing Agency Agreement Personal Travel Group – http://www.personaltravelgroup.com for which the inventory is provided by the travel agency Pro Travel Solutions Plc.

Incentive Leisure Group Ltd in Gibraltar ceased trading in January 2011. This company was Timelinx´ last marketer using such name which was operative, as the listed ones at UK Companies House had also been dissolved earlier – i.e. Incentive Leisure Group (Milton Keynes) Ltd. & Incentive Leisure Group (U.K.) Ltd.).

It seems now that in spite of ILG going into liquidation, Pro Travel Solutions is trying to continue their business and is doing mailings to DWVC members asking for the £75 membership fee.

Pro Travel Solutions states their address in the emails they send out as; Waterpark Business Centre, C/Rio Darro 2, Mijas Costa, Málaga, 29649, Spain. But this is very strange as these offices were abandoned last year when ILG went into liquidation and have been empty ever since.

Their contact number is 0871 971 1170

The email they send out includes the following information:

“We have lots of fabulous special offers on http://www.thetraveller-online.com or if you have any special requests, just give one of our travel consultants a call on 0871 971 1170 and they will search out the best offers.
Remember booking now for your summer holiday means you can take advantage of the Early Bird Discounts, email reservations@protravelsolutions.co.uk”

Do they really pretend as if nothing has happened and DWVC is going on and people are “happy members” of their Holiday Club?
Who are they trying to fool?

Have you received an invoice from Pro Travel Solutions?

Please let us know!

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