Timeshareassociation.net is the website for Timeshare Association Network, a company with offices in London and Madrid that may be able to help you get out of a timeshare. They have been active since June 2021.
Timeshare Association Network Website
Right off the bat, it was hard to not be skeptical of Timeshare Association Network’s promises considering the fact that they were founded so recently. Their website, at first, made this skepticism a bit difficult: in terms of design, it looks great. The navigation is also smooth and easy to use, and the pages are highly responsive.
However, when we started reading the actual content, that first impression faded quickly. It would be easy for someone in a desperate situation to get taken in by how nice the website appears. But the website copy reveals very little about who actually runs Timeshare Association Network, how they operate, and what their processes are.
Specifically, the first few pages in the navigation — Make a Claim and Cancel Your Timeshare — are quite devoid of anything substantial. Make a Claim is simply another “contact us” page, saying that “If you don’t know which route is right for you or where to start, our team of advisors are ready to talk and advise you on the best course of action for you,” without giving any information about what that course of action could look like.
Meanwhile, Cancel Your Timeshare looks like it describes the contract nullification process in full. But reading closely shows that it’s fairly superficial, definitely circular, and overall doesn’t necessarily say anything a reader wouldn’t already know:
- “Lets take a look at cancelling your timeshare contract. It may be that making a lawsuit or claim is not the best route for you given the amount you paid for your contract, it could well be that it is not profitable to proceed with a claim. Alternatively the recovery of monies may not be important to you but what you want is to get out of the legal obligations of your timeshare contract which is paying those extortionate maintenance fees each and every year.”
- “The cancellation plan is a low cost legal process which requires the involvement of our legal clerks and lawyers, it does not require the presentation of a claim through the courts. With this process, our lawyers will initiate the ‘unilateral cancellation’ of your contract…”
This language may be accurate about the cancellation of a timeshare, but it still does not give Timeshare Association Network any credence as far as being the company you should choose to enact it.
The page Why Us is where one would expect to get more specific information about the team’s professional background, but even that is lacking. Instead, they make the outlandish statement that they “are successful in 100% of our legal claims,” and do not feature a single individual’s name or title — not even the person presumably on the Home page. There is a stock photo of a corporate team standing in for the “Timeshare Association Network Legal Team” (their caption), and the statement, “We can promise you our team of experienced lawyers and specialist legal consultants work in the best interest of you the client under FULL confidentiality regulations.” However, this promise seems quite empty, as the reader gets no sense as to who these lawyers and specialists actually are.
On that note, while the Home page does feature someone named Richard Madsen, a “Legal Timeshare Expert,” further research led us nowhere insofar as finding out who he is or what his professional background is, and his name is nowhere else on the Timeshare Association Network website, including the Why Us page.
Finally, and perhaps most significantly, there’s a link in the footer navigation to Timeshare Association Network’s “Corporate Website” that leads to the website for CGO Media Ltd, a marketing and design agency that claims to have multiple clients from different industries. This could, in theory, explain the quality of the website at least on a visual level. However, a closer look showed us that Timeshare Association Network and CGO Media Ltd are, in fact, one and the same.
This is actually there in writing in the website footer, all the way at the bottom of each page: “Timeshare Association Network is a trading name of CGO Media Ltd.” More than anything else noted here, this is indicative that Timeshare Association Network is not what it seems, and certainly has no business making any kind of timeshare cancellation promises to anyone.
Timeshare Association Network Reviews
Though Timeshare Association Network does not have reviews on Google, Yelp, or Facebook, the website Timeshare Business Check summarizes feedback on this company from others’ contributions. It overall confirms exactly what we concluded from reviewing their website — that there is no real information about how Timeshare Association Network operates, and that they are the same business as CGO Media Ltd.
Specifically, they list the following under Observations/Comments:
- “The images of Richard Madsen and the legal team are stock images.”
- “The website was registered 7 June 2021 and ownership details have not been disclosed.”
- “The business is not regulated in terms of acting on behalf of consumers in regulated activities, such as making claims under the Consumer Credit Act or legal representation in court. It is therefore advisable to seek information in writing from them as to what precise process will be undertaken for the fees and what regulated persons or businesses would act as representatives where this is legally necessary.”
It is helpful to have this information verified. We also found it helpful to confirm it by researching CGO Media Ltd a bit further. That was how we found their Facebook page, which has 50 reviews, all of which are obviously fake. They’re all from Dec. 2013 and state over-the-top adoration for CGO (“Best page I ever seen,” “I really fall in love of the page,” “Everybody will get the most information from this page,” etc.) while awarding five stars.
Timeshare Association Network Cost
Cost is hardly addressed on the Timeshare Association Network website, aside from the company’s promise of a free consultation. On the off chance that you were to get in touch with this company to find out more about what they charge, we would first and foremost remind you that you should never engage with a timeshare exit company that requires upfront payment. This is a huge red flag, and usually indicative of a scam (not that we needed any further red flags to evaluate Timeshare Association Network as such).
We only recommend timeshare exit companies and professionals who use escrow for payment. Escrow is important because it means the company does not get paid until your contract has been cancelled, and you are completely satisfied with their work. You can learn more about escrow and why we recommend companies that use it on this page.
It does not take much to see that Timeshare Association Network is not a legitimate business and far from the first place you should look when you need to cancel a timeshare in Spain. Unfortunately, scams like theirs are incredibly common, but that does not mean they’re the only option for timeshare exit. We created this website to help people like you filter through what’s available, and find legitimate and trustworthy timeshare exit companies. To review the list of companies that we recommend based on thorough reviews, you can visit this page.