Beware of the fake lawyers office called Francisco Sanchez Gestores y Abogados

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A cold calling “lawyers” office has been brought to our attention by alert consumers. This fake lawyer is using the name of Francisco Sanchez Gestores y Abogados.

On the cold call they already seem to have plenty of information about the timeshare owner and especially about previous frauds the timeshare owner went through.

The agent from Francisco Sanchez Abogados claims though that the company, which defrauded them, has now been brought to court and a sentence has been ruled.

Through this sentence the judge has awarded money to the victims and the timeshare owner can expect a substantial pay out from around £15.000

Francisco Sanchez Gestores y Abogados are appointed by the court to arrange for this money to be transferred to the victims.

The only thing “missing” is the payment of 15% tax, which the timeshare owner needs to pay over the awarded money.

These taxes are to be paid into a supposed “Escrow account” in the name of Iberian Transfer Services”.

Contact details for Francisco Sanchez Gestores y Abogados is a (fake) address at the Calle Almogia nº8, La Barriguilla, Malaga

Telephone 0034 951949037 for Spanish (not connected) and 0203 137 0356 for UK.

Website www.franciscosanchezabogados.com, which is registered but not functioning and the email they use, is lucianchez@franciscosanchezabogados.com

Please note that this company does not exist and neither is there a lawyer by the name of Francisco Sanchez appointed for payouts through the court on sentences that have not taken place!

Be always very careful when receiving calls from people claiming to be working on behalf of solicitors / court houses, notaries etc.

If you have been contacted by Francisco Sanchez Gestores y Abogados from 02031370356 then please let us know.

Email us all the details to customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog

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Opfer von Orbit Travel erstattet Anzeige bei der Polizei in Deutschland wegen mutmaßlichen Betruges

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Ein deutscher Konsument, der bei einer Verkaufsveranstaltung in Arguineguín das Produkt von Orbit Travel kaufte, hat nun Anzeige gegen Orbit Travel bei der Polizei in Deutschland wegen mutmaßlichen Betruges erstattet.

Als der Konsument vom Urlaub nach Hause kam und genauer prüfte, was auf der Dachterrasse des Club Puerto Atlantico geschehen war, stieg in ihm der Verdacht, dass er betrogen wurde.

Grund für die Annahme ist, dass der Konsument unter Vorspiegelung falscher Tatsachen – Gewinnkartenziehung und Hauptgewinn für alle – in die Verkaufsveranstaltung gelockt werden, nachdem er angeblich einen Hauptgewinn gezogen hatte. Um diesen „Hauptgewinn“ zu erhalten musste der Konsument an einer Verkaufspräsentation teilnehmen, und wurde dann im weiteren Verlauf nach stundenlanger Bearbeitung wiederum unter Vorspiegelung falscher Tatsachen zum Einkauf in eine Mitgliedschaft überredet, die einzig und allein darauf abzielt, Kunden in einen Kreislauf von angeblich billig zu buchenden Urlaubspromotionen zu locken. Was jedoch nicht erwähnt wird, ist dass der Konsument bei jedem weiteren Urlaub weiteren Verkaufsveranstaltungen ausgesetzt sein wird, bei denen er erneut dazu gebracht werden soll, sein hart erarbeitetes Geld auszugeben.

Bitte finden Sie nachfolgend eine Vorgangsbeschreibung, die uns vom betroffenen Konsumenten zur Veröffentlichung zur Verfügung gestellt wurde:

“Meine Frau und ich wurden im Mai 2015 vor dem Hotel RUI de Palmeras in Playa del Inglès von einem Mann angesprochen, der uns 2 Gewinn-Lose gab. Nach Öffnung der Lose hatte meine Frau ein T-Shirt und ich einen Hauptgewinn gewonnen.

Der Mann trug keine sichtbare Identifikation, Autorisierung oder Ausweis, die die Zugehörigkeit zu Orbit Travel erkennen ließe. Er gratulierte uns zum Hauptgewinn und bedrängte uns, uns ca. 1 Stunde Zeit zu nehmen um mit dem Taxi nach Arguineguín zu dem Hotel Puerto Atlantico zu fahren, um die Anlage zu besichtigen. Zugleich erhielten wir einen Freischein für die Hin- u. Rückfahrt mit dem Taxi. Die Gutscheine gelten nur an diesem Tag wurde uns gesagt. Er sprach von ca. 1 – 2 Stunden die wir insgesamt aufbringen sollten.

Am Hotel angekommen wurden wir von einer Dame empfangen und auf die Dachterrasse gebracht. Es folgte die Abfrage einiger Daten, wie Namen, Anschrift, Urlaubswünsche, wie oft im Jahr, in welchen Ländern, mit welchem Luxus wir gerne Urlaub machen etc..

Anschließend zeigte sie uns dann eine Suite, die sehr gut ausgestattet war (gehobener Luxus). Daraufhin wurden wir von dieser Dame durch den Ort geführt um Arguineguín näher kennenzulernen.

Es folgten weitere Ausführungen über Hotels, in denen man dann weltweit über Orbit Travel buchen kann, die uns dann in einem älteren Katalog erläutert wurden. Diese Hotels sollten alle dem gehobenen Standard entsprechen und buchbar sein. Sollte bei der Buchung das Wunschhotel belegt sein, würde uns ein anderes angeboten mit demselben Standard. Es wurde weder über eine Mitgliedschaft in einem Urlaubsclub noch über die Teilnahme an weiteren Verkaufsveranstaltungen gesprochen.

Mit diesen Informationen wurde uns dann von einem weiteren Herrn (Chef dieser Damen) ein Angebot unterbreitet, das 6 Vouchers enthielt (Gutscheine für diese Hotels weltweit), wobei 1 Voucher der Hauptgewinn (für eine Woche) war, den man bei Anzahlung gleich nutzen kann, sowie eine Ratenzahlung der Restsumme, d.h. je €980 für jedes der 5 Vouchers.

Des Weiteren wurde auch gleich die Möglichkeit eröffnet,  Zusatzwochen zu buchen zu je €375 von Mai bis August, und je €432 von September bis April. Hierfür gab es keine Garantie. Angeboten wurde auch die Koordination von Flügen und Transfer jeweils vom Airport zum Hotel, was jedoch selbst bezahlt werden muss.

Die Unterkünfte wurden uns immer in 4 – 5 Sterne-Hotels garantiert.

Als ich den Herrn darauf ansprach, warum auf den Dokumenten Time-Sharing steht, wurde uns versichert, dass dies nichts damit zu tun habe.

Letztendlich entschieden wir uns das Angebot anzunehmen und unterzeichneten. Anschließend erhielten wir je ein Essen und 2 Flaschen Sekt (eine zum Anstoßen und eine zur Mitnahme).

An diesem Tag wurden von mir €300 Anzahlung geleistet, sowie weitere €1700 die Woche danach. Die ganze Präsentation dauerte bis spät nachmittags um 16.30 Uhr.

Am nächsten Tag wurden wir nochmals (wiederum ohne Kosten) in das Hotel Puerto Atlantico mit Frühstück eingeladen und bekamen weitere Fragen beantwortet. Das war am Vortag sehr viel Information.

Es wurden uns verschiedene Webseiten gezeigt, auf denen die Hotels alle zu sehen waren, die buchbar seien. Bei vollständiger Bezahlung des Angebots (weitere €4900) sollten wir dann den erforderlichen Zugangscode bekommen um diese Hotels zu reservieren, buchbar über Orbit Travel.

Die Gültigkeit der 6 Vouchers wurde uns bis 2021 zugesagt.”

 

Weitere Information über die genannten Firmen finden Sie hier:

Voyager Travel & Go Compass: Die beiden Urlaubsclubs unter der Lupe – Canaria Journalen (in Deutsch) http://bit.ly/1dIZjGO

Orbit Travel, der neueste Urlaubsclub unter der Voyager Travel Firmengruppe (in Englisch) http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1xF

Go Compass, die neueste “Erfindung” von Voyager Travel / Lifestyle Holidays (in Englisch) http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1aT

Verschiedene Artikel über Voyager Travel http://mindtimeshare.me/?s=Voyager

 

CLICK HERE FOR THIS ARTICLE IN ENGLISH

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Victim of Orbit Travel reports alleged fraud to the police in Germany

Captura de pantalla 2015-04-16 a la(s) 15.13.54A German consumer who recently bought the product of Orbit Travel after sitting through a lengthy sales presentation in Arguineguín, Gran Canaria, has reported alleged fraud to the German Police.

Once he went home and carefully analysed what happened on the roof of Club Puerto Atlántico in Arguineguín at Gran Canaria, he suspected he had been defrauded.

The reason to suspect this is because the German consumer was lured into such a sales presentation under false pretences after supposedly having won the main prize in a draw through a scratch-card. In order to pick up this “big prize” he had to attend a “short” presentation. After hours of sales talk and again under false pretences, the consumer was persuaded to sign into a ‘holiday product’, which has the sole objective to pull consumers into the circle of supposedly cheap holiday accommodations. What isn’t mentioned is that consumers will be exposed to further sales presentation with each future holiday where then again they will try to convince them to spend more of their hard earned money on yet another product.

The following is the description we received from the German Consumer:

“My wife and I were approached in May 2015 on the street in front of the Hotel RIU de Palmeras in Playa del Inglés by someone who gave us two winning tickets. When we opened them we found that my wife had won a T-Shirt and I won the main prize.

This person did not wear any visible batches, authorization or any other identification, which would show that they belonged to Orbit Travel. He congratulated us for our main prize and urged us to take 1-hour time to go with a taxi to Arguineguín, to visit the Hotel Puerto Atlantico. We received a free ticket for the taxi to the hotel and back. These tickets were only valid for that day, we were told. He spoke about 1 – 2 hours, which we would have to stay there in total.

Once arrived at the hotel, a woman received us and took us to the roof terrace. After asking us for some details as names, address, what our wishes are for our holidays, how many times we holiday per year, which countries we go to and with which type of luxury we do like to holiday etc.

After that they showed us a really nicely equipped suite (high luxury class). Later on she took us for a walk through the village to know more about Arguineguín.

This was followed by further explanations about hotels worldwide where we would be able to book our holidays with Orbit Travel, and which were also shown to us in a catalogue, not the newest one. All these hotels were supposedly hotels with high quality standard and available for our bookings. If one of the hotels would be fully booked, another one with the same standard would be offered. We were not told about a membership in a holiday club or about the attendance at future sales presentations.

With this information given, another man (the superior of the ladies) appeared and made then the offer, including 6 vouchers (weeks) for bookings in hotels worldwide, whereby one of the vouchers corresponded to the main prize we had won and which could be used immediately, if a deposit was made on that day, and with a further payment of €980 in instalments for each of the 5 vouchers.

Furthermore they offered the possibility to book additional weeks for €375 each, during the period from May to August, or €472 from September to April. No guarantee would be given for these bookings. They also offered the coordination of flight bookings and hotel transfers which would be done by Orbit Travel but which had to be paid by us.

The accommodation weeks were guaranteed to be always in 4 or 5 star hotels.

When I asked this sales man why the documentation is titled with “timeshare”, he assured us that this had nothing to do with the offer we were made.

Finally we decided to accept the offer and signed up. After that we were invited to food and drinks; two bottles of champagne, one to celebrate there and another one to take with us.

On that day we paid €300 deposit, plus a further €1,700 a week later.

The whole presentation did last until late afternoon, around 16:30h.

The day after we were again picked up (again for free) and taken to the Hotel Puerto Atlantico to have breakfast and were answered a few more questions. As the day before it was quite a lot information.

We were shown several websites where we could see all the hotels that supposedly were available for booking. The necessary access code to select these hotels would only be made available to us, once we had paid the full purchase price (a further €4900), and could be booked via Orbit Travel.

The validity of the six vouchers (weeks) was promised to be until year 2021.”

***(Text translated from original email from German consumer)***

For more information / articles on the above mentioned company and connected ones have a look at the following links:

Orbit Travel, the latest Holiday club linked the Voyager Travel group. http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1xF

Voyager Travel & Go Compass: The Holiday Clubs under the spotlight – Canarian Journalen http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1cr

Go Compass, the latest “trick” of Voyager Travel / Lifestyle Holidays http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1aT

Resume of articles about Voyager Travel http://mindtimeshare.me/?s=Voyager+

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Warning for cold calling (FAKE) liquidators by the name of Caceres!

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Indeed we have already many many bogus companies claiming to be the liquidators of Reclaim ltd and ILG- Incentive Leisure Group. But we have yet another name to add to this growing list and this time the company is called Caceres.

Liquidators Caceres has the same pitch as the others; they are the appointed liquidators for reclaim ltd and are there to help the consumer to recuperate his money.

Caceres has all details of the consumer, including the exact date on which they purchased the ILG membership and the amount of the Reclaim Certificate.

With these details obviously they create a sense of trust with the consumer. On top of it, the agent from Caceres, a man called Joseph Frank, also assures the consumer that they are paid by the courts so there are no charges for their services to the consumer.

All the consumer needs to do is submit a claims form with their details and wait to see the money coming into their account.

The claims form together with the copies of the Reclaim Certificate need to be submitted either by fax or email. Due to the tremendous amount of claims Caceres does not allow submission of documents by post.

The email address is caceres@email.com and the address quoted on the documents they send through is Alonso Sanchez 17-2, 21003 Huelva.

Research has shown that there are no such companies at the mentioned address, which explains why they don’t want any post, and as a matter of fact there is no such company registered by the name of Caceres at the Spanish companies house.

After consumers submit the paperwork the story of the “no fees to pay” changes by the day and all of the sudden taxes are to be paid, the consumer needs to get a Spanish Tax registration number, notary fees….you name it, they need money for it.

And all the payments are to be done into a bank account under an individual’s name, nothing to do with the actual tax office, government or any official entity.

Please note that CACERES as a company does not exist and is certainly not the appointed liquidator for Reclaim or ILG.

If you have been contacted by Joseph Frank from Caceres or by any other individual with a similar story as the one above, although using different names, then please do let us know.

DO NOT submit any personal details to these kind of cold callers. You do not know where these details will end up!

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog

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Bent u opgebeld door het notarieel kantoor van Miguel Cortes Ortega uit Madrid?

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Een nieuwe “ongevraagde” beller is sinds een week actief onder de naam Miguel Cortes Ortega. Dit moet zogenaamd een notarieel kantoor zijn in Madrid.

Een Nederlands sprekende dame onder de naam van L.Daens zegt dat er een verkoop heeft plaats gevonden van de timesharing van de eigenaar die ze bellen.

Het Notarieel kantoor van de heer Miguel Cortes Ortega is nu bezig om alle documenten in orde te krijgen voor deze verkoop.

Maar als de eigenaar zegt dat hij akkoord gaat met de verkoop, bellen ze terug van de notaris om te zeggen dat er helaas een rekening is gevonden van de BTW over de timesharing die nooit is betaald. En zonder dat deze openstaande rekening wordt voldaan kan de verkoop niet doorgaan. De rekening is ongeveer 6000€ en moet worden betaald via een bank overschrijving naar een bank in Polen! De rekening in polen staat onder de naam van Universal Concept IF.

Op dit moment hebben wij alleen nog maar klachten ontvangen over deze oplichters van Nederlands sprekende consumenten maar wij sluiten niet uit dat de notaris Miguel Cortes Ortega zijn klantenkring gaat uitbreiden naar andere nationaliteiten.

Het adres van het notarieel kantoor is: Calle de Lérida 32-34, 28020 in Madrid. 

Maar onderzoek heft uitgewezen dat er zeer zeker geen notaris kantoor is op dit adres en er is helemaal geen notaris onder deze naam in Madrid of Spanje!

Het telefoon nummer dat wordt gebruikt is een Spaans mobieltje: 0034 692809572 en de email is een Gmail: Notario.cortesortega@gmail.com

Wees voorzichtig als u wordt gebeld door wie dan ook die zegt dat zij werken voor de notaris Miguel Cortes Ortega want dit kantoor BESTAAT NIET! Dus stuur geen persoonlijke informatie aan deze mensen en zeer zeker moet u geen betaling doen.

Mocht u al zijn gebeld vanaf de telefoon +34 692 809 572 door iemand die zegt dat zij werken voor Miguel Cortes Ortega, laat het ons dan snel weten.

U kunt ons bereiken via de email naar customercare@mindtimeshare.com of zet een berichtje onder dit blog.

ENGLISH VERSION CLICK HERE

 

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Have you received a call from the notary Miguel Cortes Ortega from Madrid?

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A new cold caller started this week, pretending to be a notary from Madrid by the name of Miguel Cortes Ortega.

A Dutch-speaking lady by the name of L. Daens explains that a resale has been agreed for the timeshare of the owner and this notary office of Mr. Miguel Cortes Ortega is handling all the paperwork.

But when trying to transfer the timeshare out of the name of the owner, all of the sudden an outstanding invoice appears of VAT that was never paid by the resort.

This outstanding payment is around the €6000 and should be paid into a bank account in a Polish bank. This account is in the name of a company called Universal Concept IF.

For the moment the notary Miguel Cortes Ortega is only targeting Dutch-speaking timeshare owners but of course they might want to “expand” their business to other nationalities.

Address quoted for this office is Calle de Lérida 32-34, 28020 in Madrid.

Research has shown that there is no such office at the mentioned address and neither is there any notary in Madrid or Spain

Telephone number they are using is a Spanish mobile 0034 692809572 and the email address is a Gmail account: Notario.cortesortega@gmail.com

Please note that this company does NOT exist, so you should not have any dealings with them and certainly not provide them with further personal details or make any payment!

If you have been contacted by any person from telephone +34 692 809 572 claiming to be working for a Spanish notary by the name of Miguel Cortes Ortega, then please do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog.

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Cold caller warning for Ordem Dos Notarios and Lisboa Tribunais from Portugal!

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This warning goes out for a fake notary office in Portugal calling themselves Ordem Dos Notarios. They pretend to be the notaries working on behalf of the Lisboa Tribunais (Portuguese Supreme Court)

Timeshare owners, who had dealings in the past with bogus resale companies in Spain, are being told by the Lisboa Tribunais that these companies have been tracked and closed down in Portugal.

All assets have been seized and there is money blocked in the bank accounts in order to pay back to the victims.

In order to obtain this refund of the lost money, the timeshare consumer needs to taxes. For each company the consumer dealt with there is a charge of £450. This can be arranged through the Ordem Dos Notarios.

Ordem Dos Notarios requests these payments by Western Union. They send the consumer forms by email that supposedly are the receipts from the court, with a display of all kinds of official logos. These forms are fake.

Once the payment is made through Western union into the name of an individual, they call back again to the Timeshare owner and request more money for more taxes.

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Please note that this is a FAKE company! There is no such company as Ordem Dos Notarios or Lisboa Tribunais calling victims of timeshare resale companies, and neither have these companies been closed down in Portugal or raided by the police!

The telephone numbers used by  Ordem Dos Notarios: 00351 964659388 and 00351 92655488

If you have been contacted by Lisboa Tribunais or Ordem Dos Notarios then please DO NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENT!

Please let us know if these fake companies have approached you! You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog.

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