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  • Is Spanish Legislation about to take another step forward?

    The word is that Spain is to take a serious look at "Fake News"

    What this may mean for timeshare consumers is that large numbers of timeshare dedicated Blog sites and Websites may well find themselves coming under scrutiny for selling "Get out of timeshare dreams"

    Resellers who take your money and provide nothing in return will be called to justify their existence.

    "We will get you out, scam companies" who take your money and run will be brought to task.

    Companies who purport to get you extradited from your timeshare burden for huge and unnecessary fees will be outed.

    Companies/Lawyers who pretend to take actions on your behalf will be exposed.

    In effect anybody not providing value for money will be closed down and probably prosecuted.

    Some may suggest that the day cannot come soon enough for the beleagured consumers and if the authorities in the UK had anything about them, such as a spine, then they would follow the lead of Spain.

  • #2
    Some may suggest that if the had a spine they would have heeded the complaints over a great many years of a great number of voters and dealt with the problem years ago. But they live in an cocoon and if there is no gain they do not want the pain.. Good luck to Spain

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    • #3
      Unfortunately Keith it is currently where we are and I have my own views as to why this is but the grip of certain people of influence is slowly loosening and will continue to do so as they are shown to be working to maintain the profitability of certain developers to the detriment of their customers.

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      • #4
        As the bard or somebody like him once said Twas ever thus

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        • #5
          We have to believe that one day common sense and logic will prevail as the powers that be finally realize that those who lobby them do so in order to seek advantage for developers against any reasonable deal for consumers. It is only the groundswell of opinion and the growth of internet scams which will convince the authorities that in order to rid timeshare of the fringe scammers they first need to clean out the industry itself and that will not come about by a voluntary clean up from within in my opinion.
          This means consultation with bona fide timeshare consumers and not some bought and paid for lackies. pseudo consumer bodies like TATOC or committee men put in place by the developers.

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          • #6
            Slightly off topic here but interesting. (Fake News??)
            My sources tell me that at approx 7.56 this morning on Sky News an advert was played for a Timeshare Travel and Leisure company with the closing clip still depicting the TATOC logo at the bottom.

            Someone should perhaps tell the Advertising Watchdog and the company advertising their products that TATOC have not been in existence for many months.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mavo View Post
              Slightly off topic here but interesting. (Fake News??)
              My sources tell me that at approx 7.56 this morning on Sky News an advert was played for a Timeshare Travel and Leisure company with the closing clip still depicting the TATOC logo at the bottom.

              Someone should perhaps tell the Advertising Watchdog and the company advertising their products that TATOC have not been in existence for many months.
              I have noticed a few still waving the flag and one big company as well I had reason to check out their terms and conditions and there they were ;-)

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              • #8
                Should this not be a matter for the advertising watchdogs to look at

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                • #9
                  Do you not think that may have been due to the courts especially in the Canaries did not do their jobs as they should in the past because they were influenced by the developers who were mostly landowners in the islands who had a lot of clout with judges and council officials but now there are a new breed of judges who are not easily taken advantage of and council officials have seen the light with many of them breaking the law not just on timeshare but building regulations such as allowing companies to build houses without proper licenses and people have had there homes bulldozed being prosecuted one of the latest being a council official allowing Anfi to make a private beach and bring sand from the Sahara for it this was against environmental laws he has been prosecuted and Anfi been fined. I now think that the developers pushed it to far and now the courts are taking notice of the people. I have seen in the past owners who have taken their complaints to court have lost but now they would of won their case some who took their cases to court in the Canaries after the court ruling about 50 years maximum lost in the Canaries but won when they took it to the supreme court now the local courts know the supreme court means business they are dealing with cases as they should

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                  • #10
                    We do have those people frequenting this forum who are more than well equiped to comment on the situation in Spain.
                    But because of the evolving litigation situaton on the Canaries it is difficult for them to comment at this time.
                    We have to go back, not too many years to recognise that the Spanish tourist industry lagged a couple of years behind in adopting new directives and initiatives. Now the situation is in reverse with the Spanish Courts taking the lead and recognising the benefits that tourism brings and they are now taking decisions that reflect those financial benefits that come to them courtesy of that big red ball in the sky which we in the UK see so little of.
                    We are sure that at some stage in the future things will become clearer in respect of the direction that Spain is prepared to go to in order to protect and preserve the tourist industry and protect and prevent the exploitation of the holidaying visitors who play such a large role in putting so much money into their coffers thereby creating so many job opportunities for their local populace.

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                    • #11
                      Further to this: It is reported in Spain that the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) has tabled an amendment to the upcoming new data protection act. This amendment is designed to further protect the public from this fake news by giving authorities the ability to prosecute organisations and people who are using fake claims and promises to scam consumers.

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                      • #12
                        First of all let me say Hello to many of you that I already know from previous forums!! This is my first post and promise won't be the last one.

                        Regarding what you mention Mavo, the debate has nuances and they arise between the regulation of content and the risk that the fight against hoaxes actually serves to restrict freedom of expression or uncomfortable news with certain "powers". However, after the apparent foreign interference during the sovereignty process in Catalonia, the National Security Commission of the Congress it is true that in March a "proposal not of law" presented by the PSOE, and supported by the Popular Party, was approved. This proposal urges the Government to improve the human and technical means to fight against these disinformation campaigns in cyberspace, probably in that direction comes the amendment you are referrring to.

                        Just as "information is power", the lack of this, or its falsity, is chaos and confusion, and, as we say here in Spain, "a scrambled river, gain of fishermen" (or crooks...)

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