Back in June Inside Timeshare published warnings about yet another new “claims” company called JSD Group Ltd, Company Registration Number 12507867, with the registered address 69 Raffles Avenue, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA2 7ED. They also claimed that they were registered with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), yet we could not find any registration or even a provisional approval to operate in claims management. It now seems they have turned their attention elsewhere.
Although no registration has been found with the FCA, JSD Group is registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) for Data Protection. The ICO Registration Number is ZA756403, registered on 15 May 2020 and is due to expire on 14 May 2021.
We have had several readers email Inside Timeshare that they have received cold calls from JSD Group, not for claims against their timeshares or holiday clubs, but, wait for it, against “SOLAR PANELS” companies. So it would appear they are now diversifying or is it just that “TIMESHARE CLAIMS” are getting too hot for them. After all Inside Timeshare is not the only publication to highlight this lot.
It should also be noted that at the time of publishing our first article Inside Timeshare did not notice the “Renewables” section, but we have since noticed that the website was updated on 15 June 2020. So this might be the new “update”.
To recap, the registered company director is Scott James Deakin, with the company being incorporated on 10 March 2020, with the website being registered on 15 March 2020 and set to expire on 15 March 2021. Yet the website did show several “testimonials” from so-called happy clients, not bad for a company that had only just been registered.
We also have a strong suspicion that this “firm” is also linked to several “scam” operations which were primarily based on the Costa del Sol, although with UK registered addresses. These are WTC Administration Ltd or commonly known from the calls emanating from their Spanish call centre as Willard Thomas Claims. They also appear to be associated with another company called Arley Associates Ltd.
Tony Hetherington published an article on WTC Administration back in 2015, where he had tracked down the “Director” of WTC, Kevin Eadie. He was found running a pub in Torremolinos called Mulligans Pub, a well known Irish style venue.
Once again we have to warn our readers who are mainly timeshare owners but many will also have had solar panels installed to be wary of any company that cold calls, especially JSD Group.
We also wonder how they have managed to get the data of these customers who have had panels installed. Just as with timeshare, many of these “client lists” are stolen and therefore illegal to use. Can JSD Group prove to the ICO that they have obtained these lists Legally? We very much doubt it!
Have you received a call from JSD or any other company regarding your timeshare and now for claims against the “mis-selling” of solar panels. If so please use our contact page and let us know, your information can help others not to be taken in and losing a lot of money.
Links to previous articles.
The Tony Hetherington Article on WTC Administration.