Man who promised to recover timeshare fees jailed

Friday 14th December 2018

Officials in Singapore have sentenced another timeshare fraudster, after he was involved in multiple cheating scams, duping unsuspecting timeshare owners into believing he could recover money from terminating their timeshare memberships. He has been sentenced to 3 and a half […]

Scammers Targeting University Students

Thursday 13th December 2018

Thousands of fraud reports have been received by the tax authority from students at university and colleges across the UK. Fake emails, which use university addresses in a bid to appear legitimate, may tell people that they are owed money […]

Italian Regulator issues record fine to Facebook

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Italy’s consumer regulator is fining Facebook over £8 million, for concealing how they make money from their data. The fine comes after an investigation by the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) looked into alleged violations of the consumer code by Facebook.
According […]

Barclays introduce ‘Switch off’ spending

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Barclays bank has become the first bank to allow customers to switch off certain types of spending and control what they are purchasing. The new service is aimed at helping vulnerable customers who may be in debt or have problems […]

Who’s side is your bank on?

Monday 10th December 2018

The BBC programme, Watchdog, has investigated the story of a young victim who was beaten and left unconscious in a park and then had his entire inheritance raided from his bank account. To make matters worse his bank, NatWest, refused […]

South Africa Timeshare industry set for major overhaul

Friday 7th December 2018

The regulatory body which overseas timeshares in South Africa say that they are preparing a major overhaul, after receiving thousands of complaints from unhappy consumers. The National Consumer Commission, which regulates consumer and business interaction, launched an inquiry in May […]

Multiple Lawsuits Against Marriott For Huge Data Breach

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Marriott Hotels and Resorts has been hit with a huge class-action lawsuit over the data breach which saw 500 million customers affected, and that’s just the start. Under GDPR, the hospitality giant could face the world’s first significant fine under […]

Timeshare Company Could Face Prosecution

Monday 3rd December 2018

A timeshare travel company based in Cape Town, could face prosecution for multiple charges, including tricking customers into signing up for a membership.
Vacation Hub International, a membership based travel and lifestyle company, is being investigated by South Africa’s National Consumer […]

Letting agency demanding money for simply viewing a property

Friday 30th November 2018

The BBC programme Victoria Derbyshire has found that a letting agency has been demanding hundreds of pounds from prospective tenants to view properties for rent. The agency in question is Flintons in London and, so far, they have denied all […]

Timeshare still popular in the United States

Thursday 29th November 2018

Timeshare giant Wyndham Destinations has commissioned a survey, in an attempt to gauge the future prosperity of the timeshare industry in the US. According to the survey of 1,250 Americans, almost half believe they will spend more than $80,000 on […]