Scam still causing heartache
The couple, who do not wish to be named, are Norwegian and live in La Siesta. They were approached to go on the ‘blanket trip’ in May 2010 at a local market. They thought that a trip to Cartagena and a free lunch would be a nice day out but like so many others, they never got there!
The couple were taken to the Owners International office in San Javier and instead of having their promised free lunch, were made to stay there for seven hours! “We were only offered a coffee during that whole time,” commented the couple. “They kept us there to persuade us to invest in a fractional purchase of an apartment in Terrazas de la Torre Golf.”
And after seven hours sat in an office, starving hungry, the salesman was onto a winner and the couple invested more than 16,000€. “We got so tired in the end and just agreed to invest. They were very persuasive. It was like they kidnapped us and wouldn’t let us go until we paid our ransom!”
The couple agreed to invest in a 1/17 fractional interest in an apartment at the complex, but they have no right of use or occupancy as the property is owned by Owners International S.L. The contract, written in English and so is illegal in Spain and not worth the paper it is written on, states that the couple “will be required to rent any desired accommodation periods directly from a management company.” That company was called Fractional Management Services S.L. and like Owners International, RTN has tried to contact them on numerous occasions for a statement, without success.
29 June 2012
How many more couples have lost money to this despicable company, we lost our life savings! Now we have contacted a solicitor to take legal action, anyone who wants to join forces please contact me or Louise at Round town newsReport
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