“Due to the very aggressive and litigious nature of Harlequin, this website may not be up for long, hence please make a note of my email above, whether you may wish to contact me now or in the future. Nevertheless, I will do my utmost to keep this going, in the principle of freedom of speech and human rights. I All information provided here can be backed up with evidence.”
“Bluntly put, as soon as I handed over my deposit, I was in their complete control and getting out is impossible without significant financial loss.
You buy, they earn significant commission, you sell, they earn significant commission. Worst of all, you are silenced as your deposit and income are dependent upon their success, meaning you fear providing negative information that may lose prospective investors.
It’s a never-ending nightmare merry-go-round…
Which reminds me: Soon after my “holiday” to Buccament Bay (they were attempting to fill the place’s emptiness with investors), I was telephoned by Harlequin travel, requesting that I provide a positive “Trip Advisor” review to balance out negative ones. I was told this was “in all our interests”.
… making clear that positive reviews by investors were “expected”. I had recently come on board, very vulnerable, and felt intimidated and forced to agree.
Looking at the website “Tripadvisor”, therefore, makes me cringe. It is my personal opinion that a large number of reviews are from investors, who not only feel obliged to provide these but also are lead to believe they are aiding their own success by “bringing in business”.
The above is my own personal experience. However, I am aware that there are others who find themselves in the same boat.”
… from the website: http://www.harlequin-warning.co.uk/