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  • Timeshare owners are the ‘most specifically targeted’ victims of scammers

    Research by KwikChex, the award-winning investigation, verification and resolutions business shows that in a world absolutely saturated with fraud, timeshare owners are the most specifically targeted group. Most scammers work on a broad ‘numbers game’ – using unsolicited contact and online marketing that reaches as many people as possible, in the hope that some consumers will…

  • 18 people charged by UK police in connection with large-scale fraud against timeshare owners

    The UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that it has authorised the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) to charge 18 people with 79 counts related to large-scale fraud targeting timeshare owners. This follows a lengthy investigation into businesses in the UK and Spain and the directors and employees of companies including…

  • TIMESHARE ASSISTANCE – THE GLOBAL, ACROSS THE SPECTRUM SERVICE FROM KWIKCHEX

    News from Kwikchex KwikChex has spent years developing and honing our timeshare-related services. During that time, we have focused principally on European timeshares, but we have had an increasing demand for assistance from businesses, consumers and other organisations from all over the world. The launch of our Timeshare Assistance website timeshareassistance.com brings together the complete…

  • Recommendations for timeshare owners regarding cold-calling and online video sales (‘Zoom meetings’)

    Timeshare owners have been contacting KwikChex regarding approaches made to them via cold-calling and online video meetings by businesses seeking to sell timeshare exit and compensation services. In many cases, they have been persuaded to sign contracts and often pay significant fees immediately. KwikChex has discussed these issues with experts in consumer protection, including feedback…

  • Kwikchex develop new consumer website – ‘Timeshare Exit Concerns’

    Recently there has been a substantial increase in the amount of contact made by fraudulent operators who are targeting timeshare owners (using the COVID 19 situation) offering them ways of exiting their timeshare or some kind of ‘too good to be true’ offer. Some owners have sadly parted with large sums of money and have…

  • Alert: Timeshare Claims Cold Callers using false identities

    Consumers have advised that they are increasingly being cold called by people that initially identify themselves as KwikChex or a purported ‘official authority’. They have claimed to be from (for example), The Timeshare Council’ or consumer protection organisations or law firms or court representatives, citing supposed cases that have already taken place which entitle the consumers called to a…

  • Reporting any unsolicited contact regarding your timeshare

    Data abuse is prolific in the timeshare sector and fuels scams with many timeshare owners wrongly falling victim and parting with large sums of money.  More so now than ever before, fraudulent operators are targeting timeshare owners offering them false promises and ways of exiting their timeshare. It is advised any timeshare owner receiving any…

  • EUROC/KwikChex initiative to provide free assistance to timeshare owners start to yield results

    Whilst the initiatives being worked on between KwikChex and EUROC are still in their early stages, there are already timeshare owners making use of the free assistance Both EUROC and KwikChex have been contacted by owners that have had access to the online advice and the appropriate assistance is being provided – and valuable information…

  • Clubs & resorts stay connected, share ideas, explore solutions and work together…

    Committee representatives from clubs and resorts around the U.K and the rest of Europe have come together recently on a series of conference calls organised by EUROC to allow an opportunity for timeshare clubs of all sizes from a variety of locations to stay connected, discuss common issues and share good practice with each other especially…

  • Launch of Timeshare Owner Data Protection Campaign

    As you are already aware, data abuse is prolific in the timeshare sector and fuels scams with many timeshare owners wrongly falling victim and parting with large sums of money. Despite the best efforts made by resorts, clubs and developers to protect owner data and follow up with the authorities on suspected breaches; enforcement against rogues using…