KwikChex earns Trading Standards hero award for saving consumers potential millions from timeshare scams
Investigation and verification service provider, KwikChex, has earned a prestigious Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award for its continuous work and passionate commitment on behalf of consumers, particularly around timeshare scams.
KwikChex, and its Director and Co-founder, Christopher Emmins were nominated for the Business Award by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council for its years of assistance targeting fraudsters and providing support to trading standards and local law enforcement agencies.
The company, which was founded in 2010, has provided ‘expert’ witness testimony in the prosecution in a number of cases, one of which with potentially millions of pounds worth of fraud.
KwikChex has established a free and effective online help service for consumers the Timeshare Task Force, a helpline aimed specifically at assisting victims of timeshare fraud, and consumers ‘stuck’ within timeshare agreements that have been targeted by unscrupulous timeshare resale fraudsters.
The CTSI Hero Awards celebrate those who make outstanding contributions towards consumer protection in our communities. KwikChex received its award at the CTSI Hero Awards 2019 ceremony at One Great George Street, London last month.
Chief Executive at CTSI, Leon Livermore, said: “The Business Award is designed to recognise businesses that demonstrate a dedication to protecting consumers. KwikChex not only strives to help consumers who have suffered at the hands of ruthless fraudsters but have been a strong supporter of our profession. I’m pleased to name them our 2019 Business Hero.”
Christopher Emmins was presented the award by Conor Burns MP, and Peter McVeigh from Status International, which sponsored this year’s Business Hero Award category.
KwikChex manages the Timeshare Task Force on RDO’s behalf. For more information about the work these organisations are doing please visit our dedicated timeshare pages here.