Carr, Daniel

Associated Company Name:TBC
Details of criminal activity:Charged with conspiracy to defraud
Authority Actions:Stafford Crown Court

* Sentenced to four years in prison
Information Sources:
Other Associated People
TBC
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: 21/05/2014
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Carr, Brian

Associated Company Name:TBC
Details of criminal activity:Charged with conspiracy to defraud and perverting the course of justice
Authority Actions:Stafford Crown Court

* Sentenced to six years and eight months in prison
* Disqualified from holding the position of company director for ten years
Information Sources:
Other Associated People
TBC
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: 21/05/2014
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Barker, Matthew

Associated Company Name:TBC
Details of criminal activity:Charged with fraudulent trading
Authority Actions:Stafford Crown Court

* Sentenced to one year and one month in prison, suspended for one year and six months
* 250 hours of unpaid work
Information Sources:
Other Associated People
TBC
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: 21/05/2014
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Barrass, James

Associated Company Name:TBC
Details of criminal activity:Charged with money laundering
Authority Actions:Stafford Crown Court

* Sentenced to two years in prison
Information Sources:
Other Associated People
TBC
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: 21/05/2014
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‘Time-share fraudsters sentenced to more than 20 years in prison’

Credits: www.westmercia.police.uk ‘Time-share fraudsters sentenced to more than 20 years in prison’ 23/02/18

Nine people have been sentenced for their parts in a ‘deliberate and cynical’ campaign of timeshare fraud, following an investigation by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Economic Crime Unit.

Appearing at Stafford Crown Court between 21 and 23 February were:
• James Barrass, 37, from Norwich: Charged with money laundering. Sentenced to two years in prison.
• Matthew Barker, 25, from Bromsgrove: Charged with fraudulent trading. Sentenced to one year and one month in prison, suspended for one year and six months, and 250 hours of unpaid work.
• Brian Carr, 31, from Redditch: Charged with conspiracy to defraud and perverting the course of justice. Sentenced to six years and eight months in prison and disqualified from holding the position of company director for ten years.
• Daniel Carr, 24, from Redditch: Charged with conspiracy to defraud. Sentenced to four years in prison.
• Steven Cross, 37, from Worcester: Charged with conspiracy to defraud. Sentenced to six months in prison.
• Dawn Gingell, 55, from Hampshire: Charged with conspiracy to defraud. Sentenced to three years and six months in prison.
• Brendan Hicks, 28, from Redditch: Charged with fraudulent trading. Sentenced to one year and one month in prison, suspended for one year and six months, and 250 hours of unpaid work.
• Alan Sharp, 66, from Norwich: Charged with money laundering. Sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for a year, and 200 hours of unpaid work.
• Craig Walker, 27, from Redditch: Charged with conspiracy to defraud. Sentenced to three years in prison.

Read the full article from West Mercia Police here: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/44436/Time-share-fraudsters-sentenced-to-more-than-20-years-in-prison

Further article by the Coventry Telegraph (including photos of those charged): https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/evil-fraudsters-stole-875k-vulnerable-14341211?mc_cid=0d844242f7&mc_eid=313919f626

Mercantile Claims Management Solutions Ltd

Preview by Thumbshots.comMercantile Claims Management Solutions Ltd
www.mercantiletimeshareclaims.com*
Product Offered: Timeshare release
Transparency evaluation:Contact details & legal entity provided on website.
Actions by authorities:None known
Verified Information**:Currrent Name & Registered Office:
MERCANTILE CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Onyx House 12 Phoenix Business Park, Avenue Close, Birmingham, England, B7 4NU
Company No: 10419677
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10419677
Other Sources*:Not known
RDO Member:No
Contact DetailsAs supplied by business
Business Address:Fort Dunlop
Fort Parkway
Birmingham
B24 9FE
(Regus Serviced / Virtual Office)
Phone Number:0800 470 3900
Email Address:info@mercantileclaims.co.uk
Other Trading names
Mercantile Claims
Mercantile Timeshare Claims
timesharereleaseuk.com
Praetorian Legal http://www.praetorianlegal.com/ TimeshareBusinessCheck Profile (Trading name of Legal Costmasters Ltd)
What happened when we reached out to this business?
TBC
Observations and comments
Karen Ann Hasker-Smith & Gary Wayne Smith are listed as Directors of both Mercantile Claims Management Solutions Ltd & Praetorian Legal Ltd.
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: 02/03/2018
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Refund Action Group

No website foundRefund Action Group
No website found
Product Offered: Timeshare Claims.
Transparency evaluation:Unable to verify contact details.
Transparency Failure
Actions by authorities:None known
Verified Information**:None known
Other Sources*:None Known
RDO Member:No
Contact DetailsAs supplied by business
Business Address:Unable to verify
Phone Number:0208 952 1000. Not verified.
Email Address:info@therefundactiongroup.com. Not verified.
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Cancel Our Timeshare www.cancelourtimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Cashback Europe PLC www.cashbackeurope.com Timeshare Business Check profile
CLC Action Group www.clcactiongroup.com (redirects to ownersaction.com) Timeshare Business Check profile
Club Class www.clubclass.net Timeshare Business Check profile
Club Class Concierge www.clubclassconcierge.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Club Class Holidays www.clubclasscorporation.net Timeshare Business Check profile and www.clubclassholidays.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Club Class Marketing www.clubclassmarketing.com (under construction) Timeshare Business Check profile
Eurafric www.eurafric.net Timeshare Business Check Profile
European Claims Centre www.europeanclaimscentre.com Timeshare Business Check Profile
Global Resale Services (UK) Ltd Timeshare Business Check Profile
Gr8stays www.gr8stays.com
Information Advice Bureau www.informationadvicebureau.com Timeshare Business Check Profile
I Wanna Go To Spain www.iwannagotospain.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Law of Timeshare www.lawoftimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Leisure Alliance Plc www.leisurealliance.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Leisure Alliance Premiere www.leisurealliancepremiere.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Meadowbrook Directors Ltd
Multi Claims www.multi-claims.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Owners Action www.ownersaction.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Premiere Stay www.premierestay.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Premiere Travel www.premieretravel.net Timeshare Business Check profile
R. A. Consultants Timeshare Business Check profile
R. A. Marbella Timeshare Business Check profile
RCI Action Group www.rciactiongroup.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Reclaim Experts www.reclaim-experts.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Refund Action Group Timeshare Business Check profile
Release Your Timeshare www.releaseyourtimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Selgmintimeshare www.selgmintimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Sherlock Marketing www.sherlockmarketing.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Slapp fur Timeshare www.slappdintimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Sochalls LLP Timeshare Business Check profile
Solution for Timeshare www.solutionfortimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Timeshare Advice Centre www.timeshareadvicecentre.co.uk/ Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Law Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Release www.timesharerelease.co.uk Timeshare Business Check profile
Victoria Marketing www.victoriamarketing.net Timeshare Business Check profile
Wir stornieren Timesharing www.wirverkaufentimeshare.de Timeshare Business Check profile
What happened when we reached out to this business?
TBC
Observations and comments
One of several entities connected to operations that the UK authorities have taken action against to protect consumers. They have switched to other jurisdictions and continue to attract numerous complaints. Part of the ITRA operation which attempts to persuade consumers and timeshare owners that it acts in their interest. If contacted by any of these associated businesses and trading names, please report to Timeshare Business Check and / or seek advice from a trusted and reliable lawyer or a government approved consumer organisation
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: 02/03/2018
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R. A. Consultants

No website foundR. A. Consultants
No website found
Product Offered: Timeshare Claims.
Transparency evaluation:Unable to verify contact details.
Transparency Failure
Actions by authorities:None known
Verified Information**:None known
Other Sources*:None Known
RDO Member:No
Contact DetailsAs supplied by business
Business Address:Unable to verify
Phone Number:Unable to verify
Email Address:Unable to verify
Other Trading names
ITRA www.itra.net Timeshare Business Check Profile
Baker & Siluad Managers Ltd www.bakerandsiluad.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Cancel Our Timeshare www.cancelourtimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Cashback Europe PLC www.cashbackeurope.com Timeshare Business Check profile
CLC Action Group www.clcactiongroup.com (redirects to ownersaction.com) Timeshare Business Check profile
Club Class www.clubclass.net Timeshare Business Check profile
Club Class Concierge www.clubclassconcierge.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Club Class Holidays www.clubclasscorporation.net Timeshare Business Check profile and www.clubclassholidays.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Club Class Marketing www.clubclassmarketing.com (under construction) Timeshare Business Check profile
Eurafric www.eurafric.net Timeshare Business Check Profile
European Claims Centre www.europeanclaimscentre.com Timeshare Business Check Profile
Global Resale Services (UK) Ltd Timeshare Business Check Profile
Gr8stays www.gr8stays.com
Information Advice Bureau www.informationadvicebureau.com Timeshare Business Check Profile
I Wanna Go To Spain www.iwannagotospain.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Law of Timeshare www.lawoftimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Leisure Alliance Plc www.leisurealliance.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Leisure Alliance Premiere www.leisurealliancepremiere.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Meadowbrook Directors Ltd
Multi Claims www.multi-claims.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Owners Action www.ownersaction.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Premiere Stay www.premierestay.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Premiere Travel www.premieretravel.net Timeshare Business Check profile
R. A. Consultants Timeshare Business Check profile
R. A. Marbella Timeshare Business Check profile
RCI Action Group www.rciactiongroup.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Reclaim Experts www.reclaim-experts.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Refund Action Group Timeshare Business Check profile
Release Your Timeshare www.releaseyourtimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Selgmintimeshare www.selgmintimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Sherlock Marketing www.sherlockmarketing.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Slapp fur Timeshare www.slappdintimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Sochalls LLP Timeshare Business Check profile
Solution for Timeshare www.solutionfortimeshare.com Timeshare Business Check profile
Timeshare Advice Centre www.timeshareadvicecentre.co.uk/ Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Law Timeshare Business Check Profile
Timeshare Release www.timesharerelease.co.uk Timeshare Business Check profile
Victoria Marketing www.victoriamarketing.net Timeshare Business Check profile
Wir stornieren Timesharing www.wirverkaufentimeshare.de Timeshare Business Check profile
What happened when we reached out to this business?
TBC
Observations and comments
One of several entities connected to operations that the UK authorities have taken action against to protect consumers. They have switched to other jurisdictions and continue to attract numerous complaints. Part of the ITRA operation which attempts to persuade consumers and timeshare owners that it acts in their interest. If contacted by any of these associated businesses and trading names, please report to Timeshare Business Check and / or seek advice from a trusted and reliable lawyer or a government approved consumer organisation
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: 02/03/2018
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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Timeshare Legal Services & The ‘Timeshare Ombudsman’ Warning

We have recently received a report that the company Timeshare Legal Services (www.timesharelegalservices.co.uk) has been contacting consumers and stating they were given their information from the ‘Timeshare Ombudsman’ (www.timeshareombudsman.org.uk).

We are not aware of an official service under this name and both websites do not provide transparent business details i.e. legal entities/company numbers or in the case of the ‘Timeshare Ombudsman’ even an address. We would class this as a transparency warning.

The ‘Timeshare Ombudsman’s domain also shows the registrant name and address as hidden, which again is a transparency warning flag.

Timeshare Legal Services make the following claims on their website ‘SERVING THE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 20 YEARS’ and ‘With extensive experience in the industry, we have helped over 2,000 people break free from Timeshare Contracts, and recovered over one million in reclaims.’ As the website domain was registered only in June 2017 and a company by the same name with the same address was only incorporated in November 2017, we would be interested in determining the truth of these claims.

We are also concerned as to the sharing of data between these companies.

Generally, we advise extreme caution regarding any business making unsolicited calls/emails/SMS, not least because there may be Data Protection law breaches involved -i.e., that they may have obtained and /or are using your data illegally.

We are passing our concerns to the relevant authorities and will provide an update when available. In the meantime we would be interested to hear from anyone contacted by these companies or currently using their services: http://timesharebusinesscheck.org/report-your-concerns/

Another Court Judgement Against ITRA

Consumer awarded over £4800 as judge declares that breaches of contract by International Refund Action Ltd. (ITRA) were “completely unacceptable”

KwikChex can report that on Friday 19 January 2018,  at Weston-Super-Mare County Court, another consumer it has supported has won a judgement against International Timeshare Refund Action – ITRA.

The judge ordered ITRA to repay the consumer £4802.60, having decided that ITRA had not provided the services promised.  The judge also commented that the “Breaches were as fundamental as they could possibly get” and that there had been “so little done for so much money”

The consumer asked for the assistance of KwikChex via the Timeshare Task Force resources that KwikChex manages, which are funded by the Resort Development Organisation (RDO) after ITRA’s multiple failures to clearly respond for over a year to requests to detail what ITRA had carried out on her behalf. KwikChex provided free  advice and support for 18 months during the dispute, which culminated in the court hearing, with ITRA vainly trying to defend the lack of work carried out and poor communication. Attempts to carry out some work at the eleventh hour, well after legal proceedings were started were rejected as ‘too little, too late’.

KwikChex Director Chris Emmins provided a witness statement and attended court in support of the consumer, which detailed ITRA’s involvement in the notorious Club Class Concierge scams which resulted in the winding-up of seven connected companies by the UK authorities. Also included in the statement were details of complaints made by consumers to Action Fraud about ITRA and the misrepresentations that ITRA had a ‘Head Office’ in Gibraltar – something the Gibraltar authorities had confirmed was untrue.

ITRA attempted to defend the claim by using their favoured law firm, Pinder Reaux and a barrister, whilst the consumer represented herself. Two witnesses appeared for ITRA – the first was a Patrick O’Connor, who from the outset admitted that he used an alias when working for ITRA, calling himself ‘Steven John’ a name that has been quoted by many consumers making complaints against ITRA. He stated that the alias was easier for consumers to remember. The second witness was identified as Andrew Cooper, who in his witness statement said that he was a ‘consultant ’for ITRA. However, a solicitor from Pinder Reaux described him as ITRA’s CEO – and when questioned whether he was a director of ITRA he replied that he was. Andrew Cooper was also a director of two of the companies closed down by the UK authorities in 2012 – Bridge View Consultants Ltd. and Club Class Concierge Ltd. He is also a current director of European Claims Centre Ltd., a business that claims to have helped thousands of people to exit timeshares, though it was only formed in June 2016 and uses the serviced  / virtual offices to conduct its business as ITRA.

The latest case echoed the well-publicisied win by Mr & Mrs Walker against ITRA in court in 2016, who were refunded over £7000 – see the report by the Daily Mail – http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-3709511/Couple-win-7-000-victory-faulty-timeshare-contract-following-18-month-legal-battle.html

KwikChex and a number of consumer protection and advice agencies continue to receive complaints concerning ITRA.

Free advice and assistance is available for consumers on the Timeshare Business Check and Timeshare Task Force websites and via the Timeshare Helpline – 0044 (0) 1202 832012 timesharehelpline.net

KwikChex and the Timeshare Task Force services have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards and are the only business operating within the timeshare sector to have received official accreditation under the Trading Standards Buy With Confidence scheme – see the accreditation and verified consumer feedback on the following link  – www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk/profile/kwikchex/24358

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