Here we are again, the end of another week and almost at the end of our second week of “house arrest”, which has now been extended for a further 15 days. Even with the current situation Inside Timeshare is still receiving emails from concerned owners, one email has certainly made tempers flare. This involves MacDonald Hotels and Resorts, who we already know from the ongoing story of Mrs B are one of the most disgusting timeshare companies in the world. Inside Timeshare is sure that our readers will also be disgusted with the latest story of intimidation and greed from MacDonalds.
Link to one Mrs B story
Yesterday afternoon, Inside Timeshare received an email from a gentleman who is trying to help an elderly and vulnerable friend regarding her two timeshares with MacDonalds, he is at a total loss as to what to do.
The details so far.
This lady is in her late 80’s, she and her husband own two timeshares with MacDonalds at different resorts and have owned them for many years. They have always paid their annual maintenance fees even when unable to use.
Her husband is now suffering from dementia and other illnesses, she receives help at home but this is not free and costs a lot of money for his daily care. It is now coming to the stage where he will have to go into a care home and we all know how much that costs.
She wants to give up the timeshares as they are no longer being used and the annual maintenance is now a financial burden which could be used for the care of her husband. MacDonalds refuse to allow her to hand it back without paying them £5000 for each of the timeshares, a total of £10,000 which as you the readers will agree would be better spent on health care.
In all my time doing this work I have never come across a timeshare company that treats people in this manner, I even think that the Mafia would be disgusted!
This is a blatant example of EXTORTION by MacDonalds, I use the term EXTORTION as that is what it is and if MacDonalds don’t like it then take me to court!
This has been published in the German publication Info Canarias (see link).
PDF of translation
Once again this article highlights that the liquidation has been brought by Isla Marina SL with a debt of around 47 million euros. It is also reported that IFA Canarias is also owed around 9.3 million euros.
Hermanos Santana Cazorla SL is certainly in trouble, the question now is what will happen to Anfi once the Cazorla’s company has been liquidated?
The only positive point in all of this is the fact that IFA Canarias owns the other 50% of Anfi and this may be a very good opportunity for them to take total control of the Anfi Group.
More on this subject as and when information becomes available.
Staying with Anfi, they have just published the following video and text on their Facebook page.
What makes it a complete joke is the opening line, “The Anfi Group is and always will be a great family”. Yet as Inside Timeshare has been publishing, this is not borne out by their behaviour towards clients who have had to cancel bookings during the current situation. The charging for cancelling bookings, the charges to re-book at a later date. This along with the demand that the only way to receive the “accommodation voucher” in order to save the week is to sign the “new contract” is nothing short of “blackmail”.
Text of the Anfi Group post:
The Anfi Group is and will always be a great family .
A week ago, half of it, our members & clients, had to leave the resort, forced by the quick coronavirus spreading all over the world and the emergency measures ordered by the Government of Spain. Today, because of these overwhelming times we are now facing, we are very sad to have to say “see you soon” to a substantial part of our #Anfiteam. This situation, as extraordinary as it is temporary , is nothing more than a stone in our path, which we will definitely overcome together . THANK YOU so much team! You are simply the heart of Anfi. Be assured soon we will open our doors together again, will welcome our Members and guests with our arms open , a warm smile , our hard work, which will translate in superb and unforgettable holidays at Anfi.
Meanwhile, we will keep your “home-away-from-home” spotless and, reiterate that, both Anfi Vacation Club and Customer Services department teams are, as always, at your service, for any assistance you may require in the regular work days and timetables.
#StaySafe #StayAtHome and remember: “There was never a night that could stop the sun to rise and never ever a problem could silence and beat hope” See you soon!
#AnfiGroup #AnfidelMar #iloveanfi #GreatDestination #GranCanaria #HolidaysInTheSun See less
The link to the Facebook video.
So there we have it, two examples of the lengths these unscrupulous timeshare companies will go to screw their own members, both of these examples show that you the member/owner mean absolutely nothing to them apart from how much they can squeeze out of you.
Have you had problems with MacDonald Hotels and Resorts and trying to exit?
If so, use our contact page and tell us your story, Inside Timeshare, is working with a freelance journalist who is investigating the timeshare industry and has already been informed of this latest case. He has told Inside Timeshare that he has already started his research and will do all he can to ensure this gets the widest publicity possible.
As for Anfi, no matter what you think of the resort itself and we do have to agree that it is a great resort, it is the way in which members are being treated which is the problem. If you are disgusted with the methods used by Anfi and would like to know your rights and legal options, once again use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.
Have a great weekend even if you are on “house arrest” and stay safe.