EZE Group Europe Limited Found Guilty of Scamming Consumers
Timeshare company EZE Group Europe Limited and its director, Dominic O’Reilly have been found guilty of engaging in aggressive commercial practices. The company used high-pressure sales tactics and took consumers to a remote location making them feel trapped.
Timeshare companies usually approach consumers whilst they are on holiday and are often told they can win a prize if they attend a short presentation, which is a timeshare sales pitch.
EZE Group Europe Limited made consumers feel threatened by preventing them from leaving unless they signed a timeshare contract. This meant that against their will, they signed up for a product which they would not have otherwise purchased and with little information explained to them.
The case appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 17th November 2017, Dominic O’Reilly pleaded guilty to offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulation 2008. These are namely the sale of Concierge Lifestyle Packages.