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    • stevvieboi
    • By stevvieboi 13th Jun 17, 5:02 PM
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    club la costa & mercantile claims
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:02 PM
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    club la costa & mercantile claims 13th Jun 17 at 5:02 PM
    hi folks, anyone heard of the misspelling of the points system club la costa is running, and companies offering no win no fee, to claim back your money on the mis-selling of them, listing high court wins in madrid, as contracts are now null and void due to them mis selling them, and anyone heard of mercantile, can't find anything on them as in reviews, are they real or another scam company, have offered to deal with my purchase with club la costa
    anyone heard of anything thanks
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    • Raymondo111
    • By Raymondo111 13th Jun 17, 5:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:50 PM
    You are quite right concerning the illegality of Timeshare/Holiday Clubs that were sold in Spain and the Canary Islands, lots of Companies have cropped up, some scams and some genuine Companies, they contacting Javier at this Website: http://www.correaguimera.com.

    He is a long time member of the Timesharetalk forum and will give you the best advice.
    • Grumpelstiltskin
    • By Grumpelstiltskin 13th Jun 17, 5:58 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:58 PM
    The company was only incorporated on 10/10/2016 so less than 1 year old.
    • Alan Bowen
    • By Alan Bowen 13th Jun 17, 7:42 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 7:42 PM
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    If they called you, it is almost certainly a scam. If you called them, perhaps less so. As noted they have only been in business since November so it would be unlikely they would have any satisfied customers so far.

    The terms and conditions on the website are very simple and suggest they take (an unstated) percentage of any recovery but make no mention of any up front fees. The minute anyone suggests you pay to get rid of it or worse buy something else instead with a promise of a cash back at some point in the future, run as fast as you can.
    • happybluenose
    • By happybluenose 7th Dec 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 9:36 AM
    Mercantile Claims
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    • 7th Dec 17, 9:36 AM
    This company have a good track record of timeshare terminations. Importantly they do not charge any up front fee for their service which is normally a good indication of the type of company they are. They have some decent testimonials online mercantileclaims.com/testimonials

    They are the sister firm to Praetorian Legal (praetorianlegal.com) who are registered and authorised with the MOJ (Ministry of Justice) another important factor to take into consideration when dealing with claims companies.
    • Barnesj
    • By Barnesj 13th Oct 18, 1:21 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 1:21 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 1:21 PM
    Did you get any satisfaction on this issue?
    • Alan Bowen
    • By Alan Bowen 14th Oct 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 14th Oct 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 14th Oct 18, 7:05 PM
    The original poster has never been back on the website since the first posting. I would draw whatever conclusion you like from that!
    • newhavendavid
    • By newhavendavid 15th Nov 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 15th Nov 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 15th Nov 18, 5:00 PM
    We're trying firm called Alpine Assessors to get compensation for misselling by Club La Costa ppint-based timeshare. They claim high success rate. No win no fee. BUT 4,450 upfront - they say this is refunded if they don't get a result in 2 years. Are we throwing good money after bad?
    • Alan Bowen
    • By Alan Bowen 15th Nov 18, 6:45 PM
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    • 15th Nov 18, 6:45 PM
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    • 15th Nov 18, 6:45 PM
    Yes, you certainly are. Paying up front is not no win no fee. Never ever pay a penny up front. This company has a share capital of 1, was formed last year and has filed no accounts at Companies House.

    Their website claims 10 years experience, quite how the company can claim that when it was formed in February last year is difficult to see but if they will lie on their website, why would you offer them a penny?

    The sole director is Sean Patrick Howes who was previously a director of Luxury Matters Ltd which was struck off in 2016 having never filed accounts either, do you see a pattern?
    • JLN1974
    • By JLN1974 19th Nov 18, 5:22 PM
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    We have experienced awful customer service in trying to exit our fractional timeshare with CLC. Being batted back and forth with the finance company and struggling with the payments we finally got cornered by CLC into surrendering our membership just before the recent court ruling and since discovering that fractional contracts were illegal - period - and on the spot finance agreements also illegal - period. Both of which we discovered just now. Other discoveries that have left us seething. Is there anyway of dealing with this and getting our money back without solicitors?
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