Timeshare con artist Francis ‘Frank’ Madden in court
9th July 2019
Timeshare con artist Francis 'Frank' Madden in court.
A PROLIFIC timeshare conman who has previously targeted Southampton residents during a long criminal career has been ordered to repay money to his latest victims.
During his latest scam, Francis ‘Frank’ Madden, 62, had his staff cold-call hundreds of members of the public every day and invite them to presentations for holiday club companies Central Marketing Ltd, Glenleigh Ltd and Reco Corp Ltd.
High-pressure sales techniques were used to get victims around the south west to part
Couple’s stress ‘beyond belief’ over timeshare. Club Class International
3rd June 2019
J.H.writes: We believe we have lost our money to a sham deal that started in 2009 when we sent £7,500 to London accountant Sochalls for its client, Club Class International (CCI).
This was a fee to get rid of a timeshare we have owned at Benalmadena in southern Spain for more than 15 years.
In 2010 CCI did pay the annual maintenance fee for our timeshare, but in 2011 we received a demand for that year’s fees of £998 and attempts to contact
UK timeshare gang ‘who made £4million a year duping up to 500 Britons in elaborate scam’ is smashed in Costa del Sol
16th May 2019
UK timeshare gang 'who made £4million a year duping up to 500 Britons in elaborate scam' is smashed in Costa del Sol
Spanish police arrest 56 Britons following a series of Costa del Sol raids
Investigators have so far uncovered 500 victims of the timeshare scam
Majority of the victims are pensioners - and police fear there may be thousands more who will never be identified
Scam involved calls from fake lawyers convincing victims to sell property
Fraudsters then exploited the elderly
British gang held over £4.3million timeshare fraud
British gang held over £4.3million timeshare fraud: Woman, 44, 'masterminded' Canary Islands scam
Spanish police raided offices in Arguineguin and Mogan on Monday
Involved are accused of systematically defrauding tourists since 2007
'Used flyers promising free gifts to entice tourists to their HQ'
Then they would 'trap them for between four and eight hours to hard-sell'
A British woman has been arrested for allegedly helping organise a £4.3million timeshare fraud that targeted thousands of tourists.
Paula Beatson is one of 58 people