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  • ABC Lawyers advert

    16th May 2018 sees a full page advert in the London Metro paper being run by Timeshare Compensation which is a company attached to ABC Lawyers who in turn are a part of Monster Travel etc.etc. All run by Mark Rowe and his people.
    He has a long list of companies and it has been said elsewhere that many of these companies have been raided by the police and a huge investigation into their dealings is currently taking place and is likely to take many months to complete. It is alleged that arrests have taken place and prosecutions are very likely as the investigation is into the companies dealings with timeshare consumers and many millions of £s are involved.
    There is even a reference to ABC Lawyers at the bottom of the advert (in very small print of course)

    How come that, under this cloud, companies such as this are allowed to still advertise in such widely circulated tabloids as The Metro?

  • #2
    It is interesting to see how people who want to "help" you to end your timeshare contract are advertised in the media but those who currently sell the product in the first place do not usually use to this type of advertising.

    This could be a sign that people do not usually seek to buy timeshare, but they do look for ways to get out of it ...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jcorrea-lawyer View Post
      It is interesting to see how people who want to "help" you to end your timeshare contract are advertised in the media but those who currently sell the product in the first place do not usually use to this type of advertising.

      This could be a sign that people do not usually seek to buy timeshare, but they do look for ways to get out of it ...
      How true.
      I have never seen any timeshare developer advertising for customers in any newspaper.
      The reason being that by advertising their products the prospective customers are then enabled to research into the individual developers products and also their performance on a customer service level.

      I do not feel it is therefore necessary to dwell further on the above.

      When we see regular adverts to get people extricated from timeshare products they invariably lead the unsuspecting timeshare owner into filling out a survey or giving out details which supposedly are intended to make them believe that there may be a possibility of easily getting them out of their contract. The primary object for the advertiser is the obtaining of the information that the individual enquirer is possibly interested in getting out of timeshare.
      If the advertiser is unable to take financial gain from this information it can be then passed on to a sister company running on similar lines or at least sold on to others to try to entice enquirers into some other such scam (Leisure Credits)
      This is why we see so many of these type of set ups under one umbrella and consumers are then passed along from one "company" to another in the hope that eventually one of them gets a bite and the enquirer becomes caught.

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      • #4
        Yes I am afraid that there are some desperate, elderly timeshare owners who are locked in to their timeshares and forced to continue to pay maintenance fees on weeks and points that they no longer use. So in desperation they turn to adverts like this and then they follow it through by completing some survey and find themselves on the lists of the cold callers. These cold callers are ex timeshare sales people and so are highly trained in selling dreams and hopes. So there exists many people who have spent fortunes over and over again in the forlorn attempt to get out of their no longer needed timeshares.
        There must be some way of ending this situation but the EU Commission has done nothing about it for UK consumers. We just have to hope that the UK Government Agencies does something about it once we are no longer being controlled by Brussels Bureaucrats.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ollie View Post
          Yes I am afraid that there are some desperate, elderly timeshare owners who are locked in to their timeshares and forced to continue to pay maintenance fees on weeks and points that they no longer use. So in desperation they turn to adverts like this and then they follow it through by completing some survey and find themselves on the lists of the cold callers. These cold callers are ex timeshare sales people and so are highly trained in selling dreams and hopes. So there exists many people who have spent fortunes over and over again in the forlorn attempt to get out of their no longer needed timeshares.
          There must be some way of ending this situation but the EU Commission has done nothing about it for UK consumers. We just have to hope that the UK Government Agencies does something about it once we are no longer being controlled by Brussels Bureaucrats.
          Ollie

          There's nothing to prevent UK agencies from having legislated here years ago. Nothing except lack of interest.

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          • #6
            Unfortunately these adverts pay for the publication, I had one of my readers answer an advert in of all places the Royal British Legion magazine, this was for a company duping timeshare owners out of thousands for relinquishments that were never done. As I explained, the publisher just sells advertising space, they do not even check on the company. Another great one was last year, when a major newspaper was running a story about sellmytimeshare.tv, over the page was a full page advert for that very company. This does show that even though an investigation is being reported the paper runs an advert, the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. People believe because the advert is in a prominant publication it must be genuine.

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            • #7
              Mainly people believe what they see in black and white without question. Desperation can colour their thinking and you only have to have a smooth talker and its virtually job done.

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              • #8
                I see that ABC lawyers and Athena law are now advertising on Timesharetalk
                Timeshare.lawyer is owned by Advanced Business Consultants Legal SL

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lawnmower75 View Post
                  I see that ABC lawyers and Athena law are now advertising on Timesharetalk
                  Timeshare.lawyer is owned by Advanced Business Consultants Legal SL
                  ABC Lawyers are part of the Monster Group. Athena Law are advising some past Clients of Monster. Its all gone quite on that front from Athena Law so perhaps as they are sharing the same platform they have come to some agreement.

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                  • #10
                    You will also find an advert on there for Timeshare Advice.
                    https://www.timeshare-advice.co.uk/
                    This ultimately leads back to Lansdown Financial Ltd which turns out to be another entity owned by the Monster group and their currently still running operation at Fanabe Plaza.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ollie View Post
                      You will also find an advert on there for Timeshare Advice.
                      https://www.timeshare-advice.co.uk/
                      This ultimately leads back to Lansdown Financial Ltd which turns out to be another entity owned by the Monster group and their currently still running operation at Fanabe Plaza.
                      The above operation in Fanabe seems to be either closed down, or at least, downsized. No reports of touts on the streets either and it is noticeable that it is now one month since any posting by the blog site Timeshare Consumer Association which is stated to be run by the Monster Travel, ABC Lawyers stable of companies. It may be that the reason is that the rumours are correct and the owners of the blog site are too busy trying to avoid the attention of Action Fraud and the police who are said to be very interested in their past activities.

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                      • #12
                        This topic appears to be the most frequently followed topic on the forum. Whether it is frequented by "guests" who are associated with ABC,Monster Travel etc, is difficult to ascertain but in any event it does seem to attract a large audience from somewhere ?

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                        • #13
                          Well. That seems to have awakened someone at the TCA blog site from their slumbers!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dooley View Post
                            Well. That seems to have awakened someone at the TCA blog site from their slumbers!
                            Yes. Sometimes a little prod can get a lame duck to move.

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