A new mediation company has been brought to our attention over the past 2 days called ABC Mediation.
ABC Mediation is cold calling, and it seems (for the moment) that they are targeting DWVC members especially. The story they tell is that the directors of DWVC are to appear in the Mercantile Court of Malaga on the 23rd of May and the victims of this company can place a claim.
ABC Mediation is based in London. Their address Suite 1097, Kemp House, 152 – 160 City Road, London, ECIV 2NX, and contact details are Telephone: 0203 627 4664, Fax: 0203 627 4767 and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
That is exactly the same address and phone numbers as the one for Bains Cohen, a dubious lawyers office who also started cold calling recently with the same story. About Anthony Bains Cohen published an article last week on the blog http://wp.me/p1kmoi-nW
The website for ABC Mediation www.a-b-c-mediation.com was registered on the 3rd of May 2012, which is the day we published the blog about Bains Cohen.
ABC Mediation charges £378 upfront to cover all costs, on the understanding that the full amount will be recovered from the defendants. Since when does a lawyer guarantee he will win the case?
Apart from the £378 ABC Mediation also invoices a 15% of the agreed settlement if the claim is successful.
All this is explained in the documents they send to the consumer after the initial cold call, including the bank details of Anthony Bains Cohen for the transfer of the fee!
Do we need to say more? We have a dubious lawyers office / Mediation Service who changes name and websites in a timeframe of 1 month, cold calls timeshare consumers and talk about a court case nobody knows off, asks for an upfront fee to be paid by bank transfer and ..it just doesn’t sound right!
Have you been called by Bains Cohen or ABC Mediation from London? Please let us know.
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