Beware of fake Spanish Lawyers

May 13th, 2020

A recent enquiry alerted us to the existence of yet another firm of fake Spanish lawyers (Abogados). Torcaz Abogados purport to be a law firm set up in 1994, they quote a Spanish company registration of A43663289, however unfortunately no such registration number can be found for either the name of the company or the […]

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Cold Call Timeshare Scams & How They Spin Their Wicked Webs

April 7th, 2020

Timeshare scams must figure well within the top 10 money spinners for those unscrupulous individuals known as “Con Artists”. So what steps can you take to avoid becoming a victim? Firstly it is important to understand how these fraudsters work. A starting point is that most scammers will be working from stolen data either from […]

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Step by Step – How to spot an online timeshare scam company

March 16th, 2020

Technological and software advancements these days have made it easy for anyone to set up their own website without necessarily needing any help from the paid professionals anymore. Timeshare scammers have been known to take advantage of this by creating websites overnight to try to dupe innocent victims. To help you spot an online scam […]

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The Great Timeshare Swindles

August 1st, 2019

Over the years timeshare companies have had more makeovers than any other industry, be it due to changes in regulations or just bigger and better money-making schemes, here we outline the most common practices you may fall foul of: “Part 1 – Phoney Legal Firms” It is very important that you are aware of the […]

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Sutton Hall Timeshare Part 3

June 28th, 2019

Extortion, coercion? You decide. So, to recap, TCA is receiving calls from anxious, elderly Sutton Hall timeshare owners who are stuck in an 80 year contract with ever increasing maintenance fees. We have analysed the annual accounts of Sutton Hall Timeshare Club Ltd.  A summary of the key figures that we will discuss is below: […]

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Sutton Hall Timeshare Part 2

June 26th, 2019

Extortion, coercion? You decide.  As we said in Part 1, we are receiving a worrying number of calls from Sutton Hall owners who are receiving threats of legal action for unpaid maintenance fees.  We also know of some owners who have actually received a County Court Summons.  In all these cases the owners are elderly […]

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Latest news on the EZE group case

March 26th, 2019

Dominic O´Reilly, 55, the director of the now closed Eze Group Ltd, and his step-daughter Stephanie O´Reilly, have finally received their sentences for offences committed under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. On Thursday 21st March 2019, at Birmingham Crown Court, the Judge, Laurence Creed said that they had used “oppressive, aggressive and […]

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Cape Town Update

January 7th, 2019

We at TCA would like to update you following on from a previous post in September 2018. The long-awaited report into the Cape Town mis-selling of timeshare has finally been announced, the story has captured the timeshare headlines, recommendations have been introduced to include, new laws and regulators to deal with the industry. Ebrahim Mohamed, […]

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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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