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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.Sorry to hear of the issue. I will set out my written answer shortly.
I would never recommend to someone that you pay a company abroad a large up front fee. The reason being you have no protection if things go wrong. The much safer option is to ask a firm to act on a no win no fee basis with no money up front. What typically happens if there is a scam, is the scammer sells your details to another scammer - if you were cold-called then your data rights may have been infringed too. You can make a claim under Section 75 but only if your consumer rights were infringed, not if you willingly paid money to a company which may not be legitimate. I cannot say here if they are or they are not legitimate (this is not a private forum so I cannot say anything which may be construed as defamatory) so I will simply say this - you should ask a no win no fee law firm if they can assist you here.
Many others are in the same situation - there are a lot of mis-sold timeshares around and they charge exorbitant fees to exit. Ideally, a law firm who specialises in timeshare claims should be instructed to stand the best chance of getting out of this at no cost. I am not sure if you were subject to pressure-selling, though these companies usually do this - they invite you to a lengthy meeting and they tempt you to pay a large up front fee - typical sales tactics. If the timeshare was not mis-sold then you may be bound to the terms and conditions meaning an exit fee is payable if you terminate.
JustAnswer cannot act for you as this is an internet forum, not a law firm, but any of the following should be able to assist you on a no win no fee agreement (nothing to pay up front) :
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Yes, you can do that if you call the credit card provider - you are in time to do this so yes, I would go ahead. I would also be reluctant to speak to anyone who contacts you out of the blue / cold-calls you.
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