Timeshare owners should be on their guard if contacted by either Barclays Sterling Ltd & CAS Consumer Arbitration Services, both of which have been brought to the attention of the police in the UK.
Barclays Sterling Ltd, which does not appear to be registered at Companies House but which quotes a Lancashire address, is reportedly contacting timeshare owners and advising them that a buyer has been found for their week or points. This is practice that RDO condemns as, more often than not, the sale fails to take place and the owner loses all monies paid for the so called service.
Barclays Sterling Ltd claims to be part of CAS Consumer Arbitration Services, an organisation that purports to offer resale advice to timeshare owners. The company is again not registered at Companies House and its website was set up using a false address in the US.
Timeshare owners looking to sell should only ever use a company that is a member of RDO and has signed up to its code of conduct. For more information go to www.rdo.org