Associated Timeshare Business
Associated Company Name:Elite Vacation Timeshare Business Check Profile
Details of criminal activity:Timeshare Holidays.
Authority Actions:Currently being investigated by Trading Standards.
Information Sources:Consumer Reports
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13342173.Holiday____fraud____probe_needs_
cash_to_bring_prosecution/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3094117/Investigators-suspect-fraudster-targeting-elderly-scams-incredibly-say-t-afford-prosecute-savage-cuts.html
Associated Timeshare Business
Associated Company Name:Reco Holiday Timeshare Business Check Profile
Details of criminal activity:Timeshare Holidays.
Authority Actions:Currently being investigated by Trading Standards.
Information Sources:Consumer reports.
Associated Timeshare Business
Associated Company Name:Glenleigh Promotions Timeshare Business Check Profile
Details of criminal activity:High pressure sales operation to purchase Timeshare Holiday credits in "Elite Holidays" which is managed by Glenleigh Promotions. Extremely difficult to book the holiday as no availability.
Authority Actions:Currently being investigated by Trading Standards.
Information Sources:Consumer reports.
Other Associated People
Jay Furneval
Keith Furneval
Claire Emily Garland
Associated Timeshare Business
Associated Company Name:Hotweeks
Details of criminal activity:Operated a high pressure sales operation targeting older persons selling membership to the Hotweeks scheme which he told customers offered discounts on holidays. Details of contracts were hidden from customers until after they signed up for membership. Charging various sums from £1000 up to £6000 for certificates offering discounted holidays, customers were persuaded to buy up to 30 certificates but only one could be used for each holiday. Also misled customers by falsely claiming his company had been approved by the Office of Fair Trading.
Authority Actions:Aug-2012
* 6 months suspended sentence for eight counts of unfair trading by Southampton Trading Standards.
* Court set a curfew from 06:00 to 18:00.
* Ordered to pay £2,650 compensation to victims and £5,000 costs.
Mar-2009
Francis Madden & Jay Furneval / Ventura / Hot Weeks
Formal Undertaking pursuant to S219 of the Enterprise Act 2002 with regard to:
- not contravening provisions of the Cancellation of Contracts made in Consumer's Homes or Place of Work Regulations 2008;
- Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
- Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
Information Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/south/series9/week_nine.shtml
http://www.southampton.gov.uk/news-events/pressoffice/NewsItem.asp?ID=4377
Associated Timeshare Business
Associated Company Name:Gold Quest Marketing
(Dissolved)
Details of criminal activity:Cold calls timeshare owners all over the country and promises to buy their timeshares off them for thousands of pounds. All you have to do is pay an "admin fee" of £325 upfront, and come down to Bournemouth to complete the deal. But faced with a hard-sell to join Mr Madden's latest holiday club. The paperwork never mentions "buy", only the word "trade".
Authority Actions:Oct-2007
* Bankruptcy Order for Frank Madden / Goldquest Marketing
Mar-2006
* Investigated by BBC Inside Out.
Information Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/south/series9/week_nine.shtml
Associated Timeshare Business
Associated Company Name:Discovery Concepts Limited
(Dissolved)
Details of criminal activity:Sold holiday club memberships offering consumers discounted holidays, mainly in unoccupied timeshare properties. Consumers were told they would receive a free holiday if they attended a sales presentation, but in fact they had to pay a cost of £39 in admin fees.
Authority Actions:Jan-2004
* Banned from using misleading advertising by Office of Fair Trading under Control of Misleading Advertising Regulations 1988 (CMARS).
Information Sources:http://www.oft.gov.uk/news-and-updates/press/2004/02-04#.UxciYZWPPVI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-19368604
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