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KwikChex, has enjoyed another successful trip to the annual CTSI Conference (CTSI Symposium 2018), in Nottingham this week, working to protect consumers.   The subject of our mini-theatre session, presented by Chris Emmins, was ‘Partners in Disruption – bringing together law enforcement, the private sector, the media and consumers’. With limited funds and resources for tackling an […]

Francis (Frank) Madden was yesterday (Tuesday 01 May) sentenced to 40 months imprisonment for scamming consumers in a supposed holiday discount scheme. The sentence was handed down after he changed his plea to guilty on reduced charges. Madden was previously convicted on two occasions and was actually under a suspended sentence when KwikChex detected him […]

KwikChex, a Corporate Affiliate member of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), will be presenting at the CTSI Symposium 2018, which takes place in Nottingham at the beginning of June. This is the flagship event in the UK Trading Standards calendar, with exceptional attendance from experts across the consumer protection spectrum. This year, the subject […]

Consumer awarded over £4800 as judge declares that breaches of contract by International Refund Action Ltd. (ITRA) were “completely unacceptable” KwikChex can report that on Friday 19 January 2018,  at Weston-Super-Mare County Court, another consumer it has supported has won a judgement against International Timeshare Refund Action – ITRA. The judge ordered ITRA to repay […]

Data from law enforcement agencies and details received by KwikChex via the Timeshare Task Force resources show that the majority of consumer complaints being made within the greater timeshare and long term holiday products sector’ concern the following. So called timeshare alternatives; where it is claimed that substantial discounts are provided by paying very large […]

Successes for consumers right across the spectrum The Timeshare Task Force, which is managed by KwikChex, has produced an unparalleled series of results for consumers during 2016. The free service has become increasingly vital and more used  by consumers in the last 12 months, with the Timeshare Business Check website playing the leading role in [...]

KwikChex has been successfully working for some time with Trading Standards Officers in support of identifying and taking action against rogue businesses. This is particularly true within the holiday sector and even more so in terms in terms of timeshare and related products, where we lead the Timeshare Task Force, which is helping protect and […]

Credits: Daily Mail By: Sarah Bridge Mail on Sunday article about serial timeshare fraud offender Frank Madden reveals problems Trading Standards face – and includes how KwikChex is cooperating with them to assist investigations and prosecutions. All consumer reports to KwikChex and the Timeshare Task Force are also made available to the relevant authorities regardless […]

With the permission of the consumers that contact KwikChex and in particular those that do so via the Timeshare Task Force and Timeshare Business Check resources, we are now going to provide access to information on every case we receive to the relevant authorities. Organisations such as the European Consumer Centre, (The ECC network), UK […]

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