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i own a holiday membership with dwvc and have been contacted

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i own a holiday membership with dwvc and have been contacted by a company called half moon holdings malagar asking if I would like to sell my membership they have a customer wanting to buy for £8400. I would like to accept the offer but they have asked for £1395 liability payment up front how can I check the company is not fraudulent. They have given me a company reg as B93063337.
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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

 

Thanks for your reply.


There have been quite a few questions submitted to the board about Half Moon Holdings. I am fairly sure that some were by customers who had paid and had not received a service and could not contact them.

 

I also recall that they had a website which did not contain any details, but I cannot locate this anymore. I cannot get any further details, which you should certainly be able to do if they are a reputable firm.

 

They would in effect be acting as agents and they should send you documentation first for you to examine and make an informed decision as to whether to proceed, along with verifying their credentials. It is highly irregular to ask for money first and there are a number of scams in this area who use this practice. How many agents do you know that ask for money up front?

 

If they have cold-called you I would be very suspicious.

 

I would treat with extreme caution, ask for documents and certainly do not transfer any money or pass account details without examining any literature they provide you with.

 

I'd steer clear on the basis of irregular practice.

 

There's also some timeshare forum chat which is pretty persuasive:-

http://www.timesharetalk.co.uk/index.php?topic=13367.0

 

 

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Tom

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

thank you for your information it has been very helpful can you please check I have only made a one off payment to you and not subscribed monthly because I was a bit confused with the payment section

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Expert:  Thomas replied 5 years ago.

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I''m an expert, I don't know what your have agreed with the site. I will email admin about it and someone will contact you.

 

Kind regards,


Tom