Romance scam – woman faces bankruptcy after cruel scam

Wednesday 5th May 2021

A woman from the West Midlands has told the BBC how she handed over nearly £113,000 to a man she thought she was in a relationship with.
Ms Elwell has been forced to go to the police after the person she thought she was in a relationship with claimed his life was in […]

Timeshare Tales

Tuesday 4th May 2021

A lot of can change in the world of timeshare and with the travel and leisure industry looking to gear up for summer and a possible boom in business after the Coronavirus epidemic, we thought it would be interesting to see who is doing what in the world of timeshare and is […]

Another Win for Mercantile Claims

Wednesday 28th April 2021

The team at Mercantile Claims work extremely hard to gain successful outcomes for our timeshare owners. Many of our clients come to us after having experienced years of hardship and distress at the hands of unscrupulous companies who have often targeted them simply because they own a timeshare. These fraudulent companies know […]

5 scams that could end up breaking your bank

Tuesday 27th April 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic has not only thrust the world into chaos but with record numbers of people now working from home, scammers have taken the opportunity to use the pandemic to target more and more people. Record numbers of scams have sprung up over the last year and with so many of […]

Is now the right time to get out of my timeshare?

Thursday 22nd April 2021

As the world starts to re-open once again and we start to look forward to the summer ahead of us, the prospect of being able to take a holiday this year is very tempting. Tourism halted to a near standstill last year and making a long-term commitment to an annual holiday spot […]

8 million lost to pension fraud so far this year

Wednesday 21st April 2021

Action Fraud is warning those with pensions to keep them safe and remain vigilant to keep their pension pots out of the hands of scammers. New figures released from the National Reporting Centre for Fraud and Cyber Crime have revealed that £1.8 million has already been lost to fraudsters this year so […]

Have you ever thought of purchasing a timeshare?

Thursday 15th April 2021

If you have ever thought about purchasing a timeshare or holiday club membership you may have considered attending a sales presentation with one of the many large resorts in the market. However, before you do it is important to go armed with some very useful information, you will not hear about when […]

Another Successful Claim

Monday 12th April 2021

It is no secret that timeshare owners are some of the hardest hit consumers out there. Not only are the vast majority mis-sold expensive and lengthy contracts but they are also then often victimised by scammers looking to take advantage of their desperation to be free from their lengthy and expensive contractual […]

The future is timeshare?

Wednesday 7th April 2021

Following the big news that Hilton Grand Vacations is acquiring Diamond Resorts for billions of Dollars in company shares, in the midst of a pandemic, Diamond CEO Mike Flaskey welcomed the news. He spoke with American news channel Fox to discuss the impending acquisition and in an optimistic outlook, says Diamond are […]

Reports of pension scamming drops – officials issue new warning.

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Pension scamming has become such a big problem new legislation was brought in to tackle it and stop victims with pensions from losing everything. The legislation meant that people were not allowed to be cold called from companies to talk about their pension pots and coerced into investing into fraudulent schemes. However, […]