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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Financial Associates Ltd and Ownership Advisory Line..

Another company has been brought to our attention called Financial Associates Ltd who uses the pitch of the company reclaiming the Reclaim money of consumers and having money waiting to be paid out.

This company cold calls consumers, and the agent calling gives out the company details as being:

Financial Associates Ltd
Address: 40 GOOSEBERRY HILL, LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE, LU3 2LA
Phone: 01183282856
Company Registration Number: 04974251

And in order to verify that they are for real, they even give out the details of the Ownership Advisory Line on 02032865384 to confirm that Financial Associates Ltd is genuine, and also to contact Companies House.

This pitch very similar to another company, Asset Accounting Services.

An alert consumer did indeed call all the numbers given, but also looked up the contact details of the company called Financial Associates Ltd, which is actually based in Cricklade, so not Luton (!!) and called them directly. And surprise surprise, they know nothing about anybody of their company in Luton and is certainly not part of theirs!

Financial Associates Ltd also requires a security check through buying UKASH vouchers and in order to make sure these vouchers are for real they request 10 digits from the 19 digit code. This to give the consumer the impression their voucher cannot be cashed in, but nothing of that is true as the other digits are related to the country code and yes, the voucher can be cashed knowing the other numbers!

Have you been called by Financial Associates Ltd with phone number 0118 328 2856 or have you been told a similar story by another company?

Please let us know!

Asset Accounting Services Ltd from Colchester

Asset Accounting Services Ltd from Colchester, Essex, has started to cold call timeshare consumers and seems to have a lot of information about them.

Asset Accounting Services Ltd, with address Lodge Park, Lodge Lane, Langham, Colchester, CO4 5NE has a contact number 01245 790932 and is registered at the UK Companies House.

It is again one of those companies that cold call and know the timeshare consumer had a problem in the past with a resale company or his resort, and again come up with the story of a court case.

Must be a very good working pitch, because lately there are so many court cases as far as all these companies concern!

But there is more to this story! Mr. Lewis Green, the agent calling the consumer, states that his company is allegedly involved with a court action against the consumer’s timeshare resort, and will get back with further information later in the week. However, he asks the consumer to phone the “Legal Timeshare Advisory Bureau” in Gateshead, UK, to ‘authenticate’ the genuineness of his company.

The UK number for Legal Timeshare Advisory Bureau is 0191 645 0911.

The timeshare consumer is assured by the Legal Timeshare Advisory Bureau, of which we cannot find any mention on the internet (!) that Asset Accounting Services is definitely a genuine company.

The consumer is then called back by Asset Accounting Services and informed about how the money is going to be paid to him once this is released after the court case. Bank account, address…all very official, all very neat.

But then the story changes!

In order to get the money into the account, all off the sudden Asset Accounting Services wants to be sure that it goes to the right person..

Having gone through the planned delivery procedure with DHL the consumer is then asked to buy 5 separate £100 UKASH vouchers straight away. Lewis Green would then call back to get the last few digits of each of the vouchers, and refund of those would be triggered by the paperwork within the 2 packages delivered by DHL the following week.

Oh dear…

For those who are not familiar with these UKASH vouchers (which we weren’t either) this is a payment method which is used for consumers security, but never give the code on the voucher to anybody else as they will be able to cash in the money paid towards the vouchers!

Unfortunately the above mentioned company Asset Accounting Services doesn’t seem to be the only dubious company using this payment method to verify people’s “identity”.

Did you get a call from Asset Accounting Services from 01245790932, or have you spoken to the Legal Timeshare Advisory Bureau on 01916450911?

Have you been asked to buy UKASH Vouchers for a similar operation?

Please do let us know!

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