The Fake Notary Scam.

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From all the types of scams, generated most of the times through a dubious (cold) call, the one that seems to be very active over the past years is the one of the so called fake notary.

Not always is the consumer called directly by this notary. Most of the times the consumer speaks to a different company first, which can be a bogus resale, fake lawyer or even a fake claims company, who then passes the call or the supposed processing of the case to the notary.

Fake notaries have been passing the scene, and this blog in all kinds of shapes and forms.

For a resume of all articles published where a fake notary was mentioned please have a look at the following link: https://mindtimeshare.me/?s=notary

The latest being the one supposedly based in “Corfu”, who has dealt with the resale of the timeshare and has money waiting in an “escrow” account to be paid out to the client.

Consumers have to be aware that notary offices in Europe or worldwide are not all the same, and what you may be expecting from a UK notary won’t be the case for example in Spain.

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It is not a common procedure for a notary to contact consumers and tell them they have large sums of money waiting for them, and “just pay the fees and we send you thousands of pounds…”

If you are contacted by somebody claiming to be acting on behalf of a notary, than make sure you do your homework and proper research.

Notaries worldwide are registered professionals, and they should provide you with all the proper company details and registration numbers, address and other contact details.

Notaries do NOT pay money to people they only have spoken to over the phone and have not provided any official document to proof their identity.

  • Notaries do not cold call
  • Notaries do not handle timeshare resale’s.
  • Notaries do not process timeshare relinquishments.
  • Notaries do not take money through Money Gram, Western Union or bank accounts in the name of an individual.

Payments for the services of a notary should always be accompanied by a proper invoice with all the corresponding details (as mentioned above), VAT number, or TAX ID of the corresponding country.

If somebody claiming to be speaking on behalf of a notary has approached you, then do let us know and please do not provide him or her with any personal or private details, and certainly do NOT make any payment to this person or company.

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Have you received cold calls from Orange Travel Tours , a company based in Marrakech?

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This alert goes out for a new resale company called Orange Travel Tours.

Orange Travel Tours contacts the timeshare owners and offers them a guaranteed resale for their membership for a very attractive and high sales price.

Orange Travel Tours contacts consumers mainly in France and Belgium and offers to buy their timeshare. In order to sell the timeshare, the owner must go to Marrakech and attend a meeting with an alleged buyer.

Their address is 182 Boulevard Abdelkrim El Khattabi, 40 000 Marrakech (Maroc) and telephone number +00 212 644 601 488; email : marieorangetravel@gmail.com

Site web http://www.orangetraveltours.com

The Orange Travel Tours officer explains that there is no down payment. But when the consumer receives the confirmation email, it says clearly: A deposit of € 499 must be paid before any movement corresponding to the creation of the record, verification of your property, legal fees and translation as well as making appointments for the day of the transaction and the opportunity to stay for free up to 7 nights in a 4 * hotel in Marrakech.

This does not sound like “no payment”!

Please note that companies that cold call you, obviously got your contact information and membership details through an illegal source and when they offer a guaranteed resale requesting you to travel to another country and pay upfront fees … they are not trustworthy!

Have you been contacted by Orange Travel Tours with the number +00 212 644601488?

Please, let us know.

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Avez-vous reçu des appels par la société Orange Travel Tours située aussi à Marrakech?

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Une nouvelle société de revente a été reportée sous le nom Orange Travel Tours

Orange Travel Tours contacte les Membres de multipropriété par téléphone et leur raconte qu’une société est intéressée par l’acquisition de leurs semaines et le prix offert est bien au-dessus du prix du marché actuel

Orange Travel Tours contacte principalement les consommateurs de France et Belgique et leur offre de racheter leurs multipropriétés. Afin de vendre la multipropriété le propriétaire doit se rendre à Marrakech et assister à une réunion avec un prétendu acheteur.

Ils expliquent aux consommateurs qu’il existe déjà un prix de vente convenu et que le prix est étonnamment élevé dans le seul but de convaincre le consommateur de la bonne affaire qui est offert.

Leur Adresse: 182 Boulevard Abdelkrim El Khattabi, 40 000 Marrakech (Maroc) et numéro de téléphone :   +00 212 644 601 488; adresse email : marieorangetravel@gmail.com

Site web http://www.orangetraveltours.com

L’agent de Orange Travel Tours, il n’y a pas de paiement initial. Mais lorsque le consommateur reçoit l’email de confirmation, une caution de 499 € doit être versée avant tout déplacement correspondant à la constitution du dossier, la vérification de votre bien, les frais juridiques et de traduction ainsi que la prise de rendez vous pour le jour de la transaction et la possibilité de séjourner gratuitement jusqu’à 7 nuits dans un hôtel 4* à Marrakech.

Cela ne ressemble pas à “aucun paiement”!

Veuillez noter que les entreprises qui vous appellent sans vous demander un appel, ils ont évidemment obtenu vos coordonnées et les détails d’adhésion par le biais d’une source illégale et s’elles vous offrent une garantie de revente demandant de se rendre à un autre pays et payer des frais initiaux … elles ne sont pas dignes de confiance!

Avez-vous été contacté par Orange Travel Tours par le numéro +00 212 644601488? S’il vous plaît, faites-nous savoir.

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Carlos Monver, een vreemde advocaat uit Madrid

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Tja, daar is weer zo’n advocaat die ineens zomaar belt met heel goed nieuws voor die consumenten die ooit geld hebben verloren bij een aankoop van een dubieus vakantie club lidmaatschap.

Carlos Monver doet in rechtszaken tegen deze clubs en heeft al vele zaken gewonnen.

Nu is hij zo aardig dat hij zelfs mensen zelf benaderd, en deze aanbiedt om ook voor hun een zaak aan te spannen, en het beste is nog dat hij hier geen geld voor vraagt.

Die Carlos Monver is geweldig, want zijn honoraria wordt betaald via de rechtbank, dus de consument hoeft niets aan hem te betalen.

Goed he?

Wel een beetje vreemd dat ze zomaar bellen, en ook dat er geen website is, het adres in Madrid in de Calle Genova geen nummer heeft, en dat er ook niets bekend is in de Kamer van Koophandel in Spanje over een advocaten kantoor onder deze naam.

Een email adres zoals c.monver@gmail en een Spaans mobile nummer (34) 603 383 980 geeft ook niet veel meer informatie weg.

Het vermoeden dat dit misschien niet echt helemaal zuivere koffie is wordt bevestigd als de consument verder in zee gaat met Carlos Monver en er ineens allerlei betalingen boven water komen die moeten worden voldaan voordat de consument het geld van de rechtbank terug krijgt.

Bent u al gebeld door Carlos Monver zelf of een medewerker van dit kantoor in Madrid?

Dan raden wij aan om zo min mogelijk informatie te verstrekken aan deze mensen, en laat het ons zo snel mogelijk weten.

U kunt ons bereiken via email customercare@mindtimeshare.com of een commentaar onder dit blog.

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Carlos Monver, the dubious lawyer from Madrid.

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Again another so called lawyer who calls people out of the blue with the tremendous good news that they can recover their money through court, when they paid a dubious holiday club in the past.

Carlos Monver successfully handles court cases against these dubious holiday clubs. And he is so nice to approach the affected consumers directly (cold call) in order to help them with their case, and he doesn’t even charge fort his.

This Carlos Monver is a star, because the court directly pays his fees, so the consumer won’t have to pay him anything.

Isn’t that great?

It does seem to be rather odd that this lawyer cold calls, there is no website, the address in Madrid in the “Calle Genova” has no number and there is no such company or office known at the Spanish Companies House.

Their email address c.monver@gmail.com or Spanish mobile (34) 603 383 980 doesn’t really provide more information either.

The final confirmation that something is totally wrong here comes though after the consumer agrees to go ahead and all of the sudden all kinds of charges and fees appear which need to be paid before the consumer actually receives the refund awarded by the courts.

If you have been speaking to Carlos Monver or an agent claiming to be working in his offices, then we would like to know. Make sure you don’t supply them with any further personal information about yourself and contact us by email at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the blog.

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Yet again another ASA Ruling on Easy Consulting!

 

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Over the last years we have seen several ASA Rulings against adds from Easy Consulting and connected companies.

For some reason though Easy Consulting does not seem to get the message through.

In 2012 we posted an article already about a ruling from ASA against an add from Direct Resorts International (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1HC) which is a company belonging to the Easy Consulting group.

In July 2015, ASA published another ruling on their website (http://bit.ly/29v4agY) about the company Love All Inclusive and certain misleading statements on their web. Among these statements were the fact they mentioned to be ABTA members and “backed by a Ministry of Justice license” of which ASA could not find any proof.

Today, the 13th of July 2016, ASA publishes another ruling with similar objections about the website from The Ultimate Holiday Package.

You can read the full statement of ASA on the following link: http://bit.ly/29GI8HA

Again the ASA Ruling, the same as in 2012, expresses the concern about the lack of response from Easy Consulting and the apparent disregard of the Code of conduct.

Mindtimeshare is very pleased with the ruling from ASA as the group of companies from Easy Consulting has been mentioned numerous times on our blog and we have received many inquiries / complaints regarding their cold calling practises and the supposed discounted accommodation they offer. (https://mindtimeshare.me/?s=Easy+consulting).

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Litigar Abogados, a strange company with a strange web.

 

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Not always we need to be notified that a cold call has been received from a dubious company. Sometimes consumers bring websites to our attention that need to be looked at, as they might not be what they appear to be.

That is the case with Litigar Abogados and their newly created website http://litigarabogados.com

A website from a supposed lawyers office that at first sight lacks all the company information or registration numbers.

No privacy statement either, although they do ask for the consumers details through a contact form. So nobody commits to keeping your privacy if you fill this in!

The “15 years” presence on the Internet didn’t give them time either to translate the page into Spanish, which would be expected from a company based in Spain.

Litigar Abogados cannot be found in any Company House, neither the so-called lawyer attached to this company by the name of Manuel Amas Conde.

Their “location” details are:

C/ Duque De La Torre 29, 2nd Floor, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España

Freephone: 0800 862 0 140


litigarlawyers@consultant.com

manuelamasconde@consultant.com

We certainly have second thoughts with this company and if for any reason you are contacted by them, or end up dealing with them through other sources, we recommend extreme caution.

If you have been speaking to Litigar Abogados or have been referred to them, please let us know.

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

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