Monster Travel / SellMyTimeshare.tv

Reasons for warning
 
We have been assisting many consumers with problems regarding Monster (and connected companies), they attract numerous complaints & reports to Action Fraud. 

On 28th November 2017, police officers investigating matters concerning Monster Travel and SellMyTimeshare.tv executed warrants, searched several premises and made multiple arrests. The investigation is ongoing.

There are a number of connected businesses using different trading names such as ABC Lawyers. 

We would advise extreme caution regarding this company or any associated company.

Please also see our profile which contains a full list of associated businesses and further information http://timesharebusinesscheck.org/monstertravel/

What to do if you believe you have been affected

Reporting

Consumers that have been affected are advised to immediately file a report with Action Fraud online https://www.actionfraud. police.uk/report_fraud or by calling 0300 123 2040.

 
 Getting your money back
PayPal. If you paid via PayPal – even if you used a credit card, contact PayPal and raise a dispute via their Resolution Centre resources.  Advise them of the circumstances.
Civil claims If you paid by other means than a credit card, such as a debit card or bank transfer,  you can file a claim through the UK courts. The most convenient way to do this is via the Money Claim Online (MCOL) service. This does involve paying fees and most likely appearing in court. You can represent yourself or consult / appoint a solicitor. We would advise that there is of course always a risk in pursuing a court claim – and that this also includes the possibility that the business could be wound up / made insolvent and / or have accounts and assets frozen.
Criminal compensation If a successful prosecution takes place – individuals and the businesses are found guilty by a criminal court, it is possible that an application for criminal compensation may be made against assets. This is one of the reasons for ensuring that you file a report with Action Fraud.
Insurance It is worth checking your insurance policies to see whether you are insured against fraud, theft and/or dishonesty. This may be through a stand-alone policy – for example, for card protection (individuals) or employee dishonesty/fidelity (businesses) – or as part of a wider insurance product such as home contents, travel, or legal expenses.
We hope this information has been helpful. You can contact us via the following linkhttp://timesharebusinesscheck.org/report-your-concerns/

KwikChex – looking back at 2017

Timeshare

For KwikChex, 2017 was dominated by successes and praise in the timeshare sector, where KwikChex manages the Timeshare Task Force, providing totally free assistance to consumers.

 

Consumer feedback

Click here to read feedback from timeshare owners about the assistance they received from KwikChex.

 

Rogues arrested, in court & guilty

Our work in cooperation with the authorities has always been a vital part of our consumer protection efforts. In 2017, in cases supported by KwikChex, 6 people appeared in court over scamming timeshare owners.  Two of those have already pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in 2018. The other four go to trial in April. And in the longest running investigation, multiple offices were raided and owners and senior executives of one network of businesses were arrested.

 

Civil claims

KwikChex continued with the well-publicised success of the previous year, providing more free assistance to timeshare owners who have been scammed by rogue claims businesses, providing evidence that helped forced settlements in civil court and Section 75 claims – helping to win back thousands of pounds.

 

 

Relinquishment

Many timeshare owners were helped to relinquish their timeshares at no cost or for low cost payments to their timeshare companies. The majority had been lied to by rogue claims companies about their legal and contractual rights and only found that they could exit easily after making contact with KwikChex via the Timeshare Task Force.

 

 

New Timeshare Helpline opens

KwikChex, supported by the Resort Development Organisation (RDO) added to the online Timeshare Business Check – www.timesharebusinesscheck.org with a new telephone helpline for consumers which again provides completely free assistance +44 (0) 1202 832012 www.timesharehelpline.net

 

Trading Standards Approval for KwikChex

Definitely one of the highlights of the year.  In addition to our existing Corporate Affiliate membership of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), the integrity of KwikChex services was demonstrated again when we were awarded one of the most trusted accreditations for any UK- based business – Trading Standards approval through the Buy with Confidence scheme – and consumers that we have helped since gaining the accreditation have been quick to provide more feedback, giving us a 5 star rating.

 

 

Presenting at the 2017 Consumer Affairs & Trading Standards Conference

KwikChex had a full session at our presentation to many Trading Standards Officers at the annual CTSI conference – helped by the popularity of the topic we presented – overcoming funding problems to help beat rogue traders. KwikChex was able to demonstrate how our investigations, verifications and resolutions services have helped cash-strapped law enforcement authorities in the battle against scammers. There was also plenty of activity at the KwikChex exhibition stand, with law enforcement and other authorities involved in consumer protection visiting to discuss cooperation.

 

 

 Online defamation, harassment and distortion

The story that never goes away. 2017 saw many more businesses from across the world seeking help from KwikChex. With a seven year track record that has been covered by the media globally, a wide range of businesses continue to seek our assistance when attacked by liars and cyber-bullies. Hotels and restaurants complaining of fake reviews on TripAdvisor remain the largest group – but many other professions, including lawyers, doctors, online businesses, health & fitness and even funeral directors have sought our help – and we continue to provide the unique services so often seen and heard on television and radio and in leading national newspapers.

 

EZE Group guilty of scamming consumers

Judicare Law International

Preview by Thumbshots.comJudicare Law International Limited
www.judicaregroup.com*
Product Offered: Timeshare, buy/sell and claims/release
Transparency evaluation:Contact details and legal entity provided on website.
Actions by authorities:None known.
Verified information**:Registered in England & Wales, Company Number 10043006 https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10043006
Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, number 630930 https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/using-solicitor/law-firm-search.page
Other sources*:Members of the Association of International Property Professionals http://aipp.org.uk/members/judicare-law-international-limited/2/
RDO member:No.
Contact details (as on Companies House)
Business address:3a The Grange
3 Codicote Road
Welwyn
Hertfordshire
AL6 9LY
Phone number:01438 840 258
Email address:admin@judicaregroup.com
Associated businesses
Internationalpropertylegal.com (domain now expired).
What happened when we reached out to this business?
n/a see below.
Observations and comments
This company contacted us to request this listing as despite being an SRA Regulated Law Firm they stated that they still get people wondering whether they are legitimate because of the numerous bogus claims companies out there that deal with timeshare and the confusion that that causes.
Report your concerns
Information & disclaimers:
Timeshare Business Check is managed by Kwikchex.com. KwikChex does not endorse any product, service or business. This information is provided to assist you in your decision to use a particular business or website. Some information within this table has been manually checked by our verification team, using reliable and trusted sources, but we cannot guarantee total accuracy. **See How we verify. The information provided on the Timeshare Business Check site should not form the entire basis of any decision to make a purchase or enter into a contract. You should pay particular attention to aspects such as terms and conditions and if unsure, seek further advice. Timeshare Business Check is not responsible for the content of external websites - *See full external links policy. This information is subject to change at any time. Last update: 06/12/2017
Contact:
If you believe any of the information in this profile to be incorrect or have concerns about this company please contact us.
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SUCCESS!!!!!!!

SUCCESS!!!!!!! I followed the advice and sent the letter you checked and tried a Section 75 with the Halifax credit card, and they said YES. They are refunding the whole amount we paid for the leisure credits (even though it wasn’t all on the credit card) and interest.  Thank you very much for your advice and support.
Ms H, Nov-17

Timeshare Owners Protection Plan

Timeshare Owners Protection Plan
No website.
Product Offered: Timeshare Claims
Transparency evaluation:N/A - No website
Actions by authorities:Investigations pending
Verified Information**:https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10775452
Other Sources*:Monster Travel / Monster Rewards / SellMyTimeshare.tv, are the subject of a BBC investigations programme. See link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-37690840
Mirror Article - TCA: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/timeshare-consumer-association-claims-independent-9367808
RDO Member:No
Contact DetailsAs on companies house
Business Address:Midland House 2 Poole Road
Bournemouth
BH2 5QY
Phone Number:None
Email Address:None
Other Trading names
ABC lawyers www.abc-lawyers.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Cheap Holidays Tenerife www.cheap-holidays-tenerife.com Timeshare Business Check Profile
Glenmore Consultants/Monster Rewards Ltd www.glenmoreconsultants.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Hello Consulting www.helloconsulting.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Hollywood Marketing www.hollywoodmarketing.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Jive Hippo Limited www.jivehippo.travel Timeshare Business Check Profile
Justice4 Limited www.justice4.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Lansdown Financial Limited www.lansdownfinancial.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Monster Community www.monster-community.com/ Timeshare Business Check Profile
Monster Rewards www.monster-rewards.com/ Timeshare Business Check Profile
Monster Travel www.monster.travel Timeshare Business Check Profile
Monster Vouchers www.monster-vouchers.co.uk
Sell My Timeshare www.sellmytimeshare.tv Timeshare Business Check Profile
Staycation Lodges Limited www.staycationlodges.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Advice www.timeshare-advice.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Compensation www.timesharecompensation.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Consumer Association www.timeshareconsumerassociation.org.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Lawyer www.timeshare.lawyer Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Owners Protection Plan Timeshare Business Check Profile
Travel Promotions www.travelpromotions.info Timeshare Business Check Profile
Tuloca Limited Timeshare Business Check Profile
Value My Timeshare www.valuemytimeshare.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile

Connected companies:
Complete Internet Solutions www.cis.sc Timeshare Business Check Profile
Holiday Timeshare Timeshare Business Check Profile
Praetorian Legal www.praetorianlegal.com Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Council (fake) wwww.timesharecouncil.co.uk Timeshare Business Check Profile
What happened when we reached out to this business?
Previous attempts to have this company and it's many connected businesses comply with consumer protection regulations have in the opinion of KwikChex failed, and it is now a matter for the authorities to act upon, which is a process currently taking place.
Observations and comments
A part of the network commonly known as ‘Monster Travel’ or ‘Monster Rewards’, which also includes SellMyTimeshare.tv.
Numerous consumer complaints and active investigation by the UK authorities – extreme caution advised.
Report your concerns
Information & disclaimers:
Timeshare Business Check is managed by Kwikchex.com. KwikChex does not endorse any product, service or business. This information is provided to assist you in your decision to use a particular business or website. Some information within this table has been manually checked by our verification team, using reliable and trusted sources, but we cannot guarantee total accuracy. **See How we verify. The information provided on the Timeshare Business Check site should not form the entire basis of any decision to make a purchase or enter into a contract. You should pay particular attention to aspects such as terms and conditions and if unsure, seek further advice. Timeshare Business Check is not responsible for the content of external websites - *See full external links policy. This information is subject to change at any time. Last update: 12/10/2017
Contact:
If you believe any of the information in this profile to be incorrect or have concerns about this company please contact us.
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