AD CLAIMS AND LITIGATION Management, a new name on the warning list!

We have a new one in the long list of dubious “legal consultancies” who offer their services to do claims or group claims against timeshare companies, Discount Holiday Clubs etc.

AD Claims & Litigation Management is allegedly based in Fuengirola, address;C.C Miramar Local B35, Avenida de Encarnacion, 29640 Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain

This is actually a shopping center and the address is most probably a postbox at the post office in this shopping center.

Contact numbers Spanish mobile (0034) 644 635 184, (0034) 602 528 438 and fax (0044) 0872 115 5023

Website www.adclaimsandlitigation.com  Email info@adclaimsandlitigation.com

Looking at their website which was only created 4 weeks ago, there is a lot of information that sounds extremely familiar to other so called Legal consultancies such as Bratley and Sharp mentioned on our blog before http://wp.me/p1kmoi-u

AD Claims and Litigation advisor Caroline Quinton sends the consumers a lot of paperwork and documentation to make it sound as believable as possible but bottom line is the upfront fee of €235 to cover court costs (!!??) and a supposed 10% of the money reclaimed.

These litigation procedures are never successful and those who pay for them are never returned their investments nor the “legal” (scam) fees paid.

Please note that legitimate law firms never cold-call people. And the reason is simple, they lack your contact details unless you give it to them. This is why you must mistrust always any phone calls from the UK or from Spain offering you out-of-the-blue to take “class actions” or “group actions” against timeshare companies.

Ask yourself why and how these people got their hands on your contact and investment details.

Have you been offered the services of AD Claims and Litigation Management? Let us know!

About mindtimeshare

Mindtimeshare is registered as a Spanish Association - reg number: G-98401524. Mindtimeshare provides assistance to timeshare owners who have been defrauded by holiday clubs and bogus resale companies. The Mindtimeshare project was launched in February 2011. After dealing with timeshare members over several years who had been defrauded by numerous bogus companies and for large amounts of money, I considered launching an Organisation to help timeshare owners that have been targeted by bogus companies. On this blog you can find information about the different active scam companies and their “modus operandi” and also place comments, ask questions and see comments from other consumers who have the same doubts or have been through the same experience. Mindtimeshare has resulted in a huge success and has received the back up from not only timeshare consumers but also from the professionals in the timeshare Industry. Mindtimeshare helps timeshare owners who have been scammed by bogus Discount Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back companies; fraudulent timeshare resale companies; bogus class action companies and false lawyers and notaries. We offer professional answers and advice to Timeshare users. If you want to send an email instead of posting a comment on the blog please do so by emailing: customercare@mindtimeshare.com
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33 Responses to AD CLAIMS AND LITIGATION Management, a new name on the warning list!

  1. paske says:

    does anyone know anything about litigation management ltd. bona fide or con?

  2. Olwyn says:

    Hi Has any body any information on a company called Litigation Management Ltd
    I have been approached regards disposing of my Time Share weeks are they Legit.????

  3. Mike Blaxall says:

    Resolved Claims Ltd approached myself about getting money back under section 75 that I had paid to DWVC, I told them I had paid by a Debit card and not a Credit card but said ” The could then reclaim it back under the Distant seller act ” so I paid the about £250, however they came back to me in about 4/5 weeks to say, ” Sorry I was out of time, and they could not do what they had claimed ” they then said they would refund me in full what I had paid, and they were true to their word refunding me in full.
    Under section 75 if you have been missold something and within 6 years you can either use such people or if you have the time, then you can do it yourself, and hope this comment is helpful.
    This goes to show there are some good honest people out there ready to help, but at a price !
    Kindest of regards to all
    Michael Blaxall

  4. Gary says:

    Hi all my name is Gary I have just found this site thankfully.
    I am in the middle of dealing with AD claims, I have already paid the initial fees and admin, they now say they have got my money but want £1600 to pay Spanish taxes before they can send it to me, the £1600 tax money will be sent back to me once the transactions are complete.
    Is this usual for the Spanish Government to give back taxes they have received for overseas investments.
    HELP don’t no what to do but am not sending any more cash !

    • Michael Blaxall says:

      Hi Garry,
      I also paid them the initial fee, then they said my money had been paid into an ecrow account and could not deduct their fee so wanted their 10% before they would send the money, once that had been paid, they then passed this over to another lot of scammers who said, they had now my money, but told me they had to take UK taxes before they could send it, so I got onto Customs and Excise in the UK and they confirmed, if they were genuine they had no rights to deduct either Spanish or UK tax, and this was a fraudulent site.
      I then told them so and that is where they stopped communicating with me by email and when I telephoned each time they put the phone down on me.
      Gary you have lost some money, and BEG you not to send them any more, A.D.Claims and Litigation is a fraudulent site, scammers, crooks
      Mike

      • william melville says:

        I HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM RESOLVED CLAIMS LTD .HAS ANYBODY ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COMPANY

      • Gillian Budd says:

        Resolved Claims Ltd appear to be legit. They are registered with the Ministry of Justice, but they are expensive – no win, no fee, but if they do win,they take 25%. Probably only reasonable in the amount of work they have to do when the majority of cases will not end up with a payout. I have not used them, but have been recommended to them.
        Kind regards,
        Jill Budd

  5. Rob says:

    Hi, if only i had seen this website before hand, before i start, im going to use a false name, because im still in contact with AD Claims.

    Firstly i was contacted by heather johnson, saying they would claim on my behalf and had to pay 200 euros to start with, once they received the out of court settlement, i had to pay just over 1000 euros to be able to get the full amount, after numerous phonecalls to get hold of Heather Johnson, which never happened as she was always away, I have received another letter from “spanish goverment” asking for over 1000 euros. Its not until now that i have seen this website and all the comments on here.

    Can anything be done?

    Many Thanks
    Rob

    • Mike Blaxall says:

      Hi Rob,
      I have also been scammed by these people, they don’t allow you to pay by credit or debit card, so you will have to accept you can’t reclaim back from either.
      I have on my previous email given you the Policemans name in Malaga to report any scams and also his telephone number as he speaks English, he has the ability and equipment to find these scammers, and while it may not help you, it could well help other, and the whole purpose of this site, who are the “Good Honest People ”
      Mike

    • Hi,
      Thanks for your message.
      So they started with the 200 euros and then asked for more and more?
      Lately a lot of companies use the “Spanish Government” pitch and really this is very serious as obviously the government has nothing to do with this!
      We will send you more information by email, but please if they ask for more money, whatever excuse, do not pay them more!
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  6. Rob says:

    Read with interest latest scams we have DWVC membership with reclaim that didn’t happen loads of phone calls and free weeks offered with various other companies now latest one head of timelinx killed in car accident and bank accounts full of money waiting to be claimed already flagged up FIH litigation aka Brashar litigation based in Malaga / Fuengirola very convincing web site with scales of justice they will give you your membership number to prove they are official, they will ask for 396e to proceed with the case offering probably twice the amount you have paid to the courts. These people deserve medals Bravo they will say they are Grandfathers and their children would disown them if they did anything illegal advice sought from solicitors do not pay upfront take this from someone who did and like many others lost out. Has anyone had money back on re-claim ?

  7. Martin Summers says:

    I’ve been contacted by someone called John Hynes of Consumer Claims Direct S.L., operating from Torremolinos. I’ve e-mailed the police officer as above and will put on his reply.

  8. Mike Blaxall says:

    Hello,
    Most of these scams are from the Malaga part of Spain, and if you have been contacted by any one of these scammers then the person to contact is :-

    D.Javier Quevedo the Police officer in Malaga who is presently dealing with scammers from his area, his email address is mquevedo0001@policia.es

    His telephone number is 952 046 392 and he does speak perfect english.

    It’s only if we all get together and report these scams to the police, and mindtimeshare that they will know the full extent of this crime in Spain and then get something done about it, you may not get your money back, but it just might stop some of them scamming others ! and hope this is of interest to all you who have been scammed !
    Michael Blaxall

  9. Mike Blaxall says:

    Hello Mindtimeshare,
    We are all aware that Incentive Leisure group went into liquidation at the start of this year and DWVC was part of that group, however the company who are now trying to sell holidays under the DWVC banner, are now sending out yearly £75 Membership Fee Statements that was originally agreed, but not with them, but DWVC at the time of joining.
    I no longer wish to be associated with the Incentive Leisure Group or any other part of that group, so I won’t be sending them any money, but just thought I would let you know, and then your advice to others who will be getting the same invoice !
    Kind regards
    Michael Blaxall

  10. Mike Blaxall says:

    Hello Mindtimeshare,
    I have had an email from R.D.O. Who claim they are working with yourselves in trying to reclaim monies from fraudsters in Spain, and ask for your response directly to my private email address as shown below, as I have some disturbing evidence to show they may not be, what they are claiming to be, and possibly another scam !
    Michael Blaxall

  11. Tom Thompson says:

    Hi All,
    Yes we were close to handing over money for our cash to be released, but when they sent through documents it stated about paying 1900 euros first to release money. They then phoned and Ireplied that I could not afford that sort of money which Irene/ Heather said that if I paid 1000 euros it would be ok. I replied would pay 800 euros and wanted to see letter from lawyer. They have sent me copy of letter which does not state our names but has the same footer as all AD claims paperwork.
    Thanks to this blog we will not be sending any money and have accepted that we will not see any money back. Does anyone know how to block the numerous phone calls.
    Ihave attached copy of letter.

    REF: A.D 1845:- Translation

    To Whom It May Concern:

    We the lawyers acting on behalf of Messrs. Directors´ of the companies named in court action no. 6431/14FE

    In the Tribunal of Malaga Province submitted by A.D CLAIMS & LITIGATION MANAGEMENT on behalf of their clients declare that all monies regarding the settlement offers are deposited in to our escrow account and will be issued into the name/names by way of euro bankers draft on receipt of relevant acceptance documents.

    Kind Regards,

    Marbella 15/09/2011

    Unfortunately header and footer did not show up.
    Regards
    Brian

    • Hi Tom,
      Thanks for the info.
      Glad you searched on the internet first and found the blog.
      They don’t send a lot of info then for the 1900€ they requested! Is that all?
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  12. Mike Blaxall says:

    A further comment to what I have written above, if you, like myself were scammed by Incentive Leisure Group, or any other scammers, there is a way you might consider to getting your money back, so I ask, ” Did you pay them by Credit Card, and was it less than 6 years ago ? “.

    If the answer is “Yes” then you can reclaim back your money from the Credit Card company under section 75 of the Credit Card act, you might ask if this is so, and then the Credit Card company to say “No” ( they will not pay out unless they know you know your rights, so DON’T give up, and I would then ask you to contact your Citizens advice center who WILL confirm what I have just said to be true.

    The Citizens advise center will tell you then how to proceed, and you can do this yourself, or engage a local solicitor who will do it for you, your choice.

    I know most of these scammer do not allow the use credit cards for obvious reasons, but just in case there is a scammer out there who did allow you to use a credit card in a scam, and it was under 6 years then you are entitled to get your money back from that credit card company.
    .
    I would also like to add, if you have recently been scammed and used a Debit Card this time, and it was less than three months and five days from when the money was taken, then you can make a claim under the ” Distance transactions act “, either a local solicitor can advise you, free for the first 30 minutes, also free from your Citizens advice center, and hope this information has been helpful !.

    In the meanwhile, I am proceeding through the British Embassy, ( with the help of Interpol ) to catch these fraudsters, scamming under the A.D.Claims and Litigations Management name, and if anyone from A.D.Claims is reading this now, as I hope someone will, just remember also, all payments paid to you via a bank do leave a paper trail !,

    All phones can be traced via Sat/Nav, to show their exact location where you are, be they pay-as-you-go phones or normal mobiles, in exactly the same way as the AA trace you if your broken down, and you don’t know where you are, also bear in mind, all email addresses also have an IP Address. so each IP address can traced and be pinpointed via Sat/Nav to your exact location.

    So when your caught, ( as you will be soon ), you will be shown up to all your family for what you do, thieving from basically honest pensions, who were taken in by you scum, not of Spain, but appear to be British people now living in Spain.

    I don’t know how you lot sleep at nights!, so hope you do get some restless nights wondering, not if, when you will be caught, for it will happen, and soon !

    • Hi Mike,
      Thanks for this comment.
      Totally agree that you have to insist with the credit card company when claiming a refund, they won’t give in that easy but you will get your money back as you stated above if you inisist!
      Regards
      Customer Care

  13. Mike Blaxall says:

    A.D.Claims & Litigation I now expose as SCAMMERS – FRAUDSTERS – CROOKS
    This company is all so associated with Bratley & Sharp, look at both their adverts and you will see the testimonials on both are identical, but have changed the name of who supposed to have sent them, so all made up testimonials !.
    Let me explain how they are operating this scam, and what happened to myself.
    I had a call a from Heather Johnson who advised Incentive Leisure was now in liquidation which is true, she then said, ” just before they went into liquidation the Spanish government seized a large amount of goods and money from DWVC which was part of International leisure, and they had been successful in getting money back to those who had been scammed, but as they were lawyers they did not do this for free, so there would be an upfront payment of 325 euros which would be refundable if the claim was successful and if not then it would be refunded, however if it was successful as all other cases had been, then they would want 10% of the money obtained. I paid the 325 euros, and then had a call from a Mary Curtis saying my case would come up next week and she would be in touch, she phone back a week later to say, their lawyers had been able to get 90% of my money back, and if I was prepared to accept this, then I would need to sign an acceptance form when she would send to me, she did, and I signed it, a few days later she phoned back to say this money had been put in my name in an esqew account ! and as it was in my name, they could not deduct their 10% fee so needed this before the money would be released, I thought this to be a scam, and said sorry I am no longer interested, she came back to say they would agree for 5% to be paid, and after I get my money, to send the remaining 5% so I sent this money, then had a call back from her to say, this is where she hands the case over to their lawyers ( or possibly other scammers ! ) who would arrange the payment. I then had a call from a David Farmer to say he expected the money to be in his hands within the hour and he would phone back, so to have a paper and pen handy when he did he phoned back to say, he now had the money, so all he needed me to do was to pay the basic UK Tax on this money and he would then be able to send the money, I told him this was never mentioned and to send me all details in an email, that’s right, he never did, so I sent and email to Mary Curtis and again no reply, so tried to phone, and each time I mentioned who I was, the phone was put down, so now you all know what to expect and what the scam is.
    Neither of these companies are registered in either the UK or Spain, their address is a post box in a shopping center and their phone number is a mobile, and each time I had a phone call it was either shown as Unobtainable or the mobile shown on their site, however they did make one mistake and phoned from a landline number which was 034603121775, I was always 75% sure this was a scam, but proceeded on the basis of letting everyone else know what the full scam was, and now I will proceed through the British Embassy in Spain to hunt down these fraudsters, who I must agree are very good at what they do, especially Mary Curtis, Gary Leigh thought he could walk on water and look what happened to him ! so all who had dealing with Incentive Leisure please accept there is no money to be had from your dealings, and just accept and learn from your mistakes, kind regards to all

  14. graham says:

    same as jan found this site to late.any advice???

  15. Kathleen says:

    Kathleen
    Waiting for a call from Mary Curtis, she represents A D Claims & Litigation. 360euro court costs and 10% of refunded . Now i’ve had lots of calls from sooo many who want to help us claim our money back and she sounds so professional, she couldn’t call this morning as she’s in court!!!!!
    Thanks to sites like this we can check these people out.

  16. Patricia says:

    Been contacted by a representative from ADClaims&Litigation today. Wanted E397 for court filing fee, as well as 10% of the money refunded after the court case. He didn’t sound like a legal eagle and didn’t know the website address for the company without looking it up which I thought was dodgy. Thank goodness I checked the company online. Don’t want to lose anymore money to these scams!!

  17. crispin corbett says:

    Very pleased to see your information before we handed a substantial amount of money to A.D. claims in fuengirola.We have given them the court fee but have said we would not send them any more without official signatures of a lawyer who has a main line telephone number and an official address so we could contact them-Caroline said the lawyers were too busy dealing with so many
    calls to be contacted!Did Leonard lose the court fee plus the 10% he may have paid to them?I also asked why they couldn’t ask the lawyers to send us the banker’s draft minus their 10% cut and Caroline said the lawyers might not give them the money-I said I would not work with lawyers where there was no trust!I also said that in Britain you would not send out the 10% cut before you received any money youself and she said in Spain that was normal practice.I asked her how she had our telephone number and she said they got it from the fraud squad who had timeshare owners’ telephone numbers -as if!!!!!!!!!!
    Has anyone ever received anything from them?Has anyone else lost money through them?
    Would love to hear your news-many thanks.

    • Dear Crispin,
      Many thanks for your message.
      Fraud Squad? Spanish law to pay upfront fees? Their creativity on inventing pitches is endless it seems!
      We are glad though that at least you didn’t pay them more money and found the blog on time.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  18. joyce bennett says:

    Heather Johnson of the same company contacted me last week, said i wasn’t interested. They assured me they were an English Co. and there were no ” up front fees”. Ms Johnson said her manager would phone me. She of course did, and spoke with my husband and told him the court fees tale, 320 euros. Today I have received loads of paperwork with the above spanish address!! Can nobody stop these people?

  19. Kathleen Smith says:

    Today I have been contacted by someone allegedly named George Pike from A.D. Claims offering services of a Spanish lawyer to help me claim for compensation as mentioned above. I asked if I could not get my own lawyer to act for me and was told that the costs incurred would be much greater if I did this.
    I`m supposed to be getting all the relevant paperwork emailed tomorrow and a call back on Mon. to act on my decision.
    I`m so glad I Googled it up. I was suspicious from the start and will certainly not be handing over any Euros for fees which would of course be refunded when my money was won back less their 10% fee.

  20. Martin Fox says:

    Has anyone heard of been contacted by “Consumer Claims Direct” with offices in Spain and UK offering to claim compensation if you paid any money in Spain when you took out the contract for timeshare or within the 14 day cooling off period.

  21. Gillian Budd says:

    I have not been contacted by AD Claims, but have been given the internet address of a company “resolvedclaims.co.uk” who apparently offer a “no win, no fee” service. They take 25% of any money they recover. Their details were given to me by Apex, who were the company we were sent to by Waterstones! Has anyone any knowledge of resolvedclaims.co.uk?
    Also, on leaving my last posting regarding Waterstones and our fruitless trip to get an offer for our DWVC membership, I received an e-mail from RDO, offering to take up my case. It would appear that RDO are legit. Has anyone else used them?
    Jill Budd

    • Leonard Gilbank says:

      Ironic reading this issue about AD Claim, I have just retuned from Menorca, and noticed an ad for a similar company in Monarch in flight magazine. I am of course peed off with the situation, but comming to terms with we all learn from mistakes, and now decided not to give any of my time with any holiday company, knowing many have had much worse cases than mine.

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