After 3 years the Spanish National police has taken action against the criminal set up of the FAKE lawyers in Tenerife.
This news was published yesterday after the Spanish police gave out a communication.
Mindtimeshare published recently an updated list of the more than 100 company names these criminals were using. you can see this list on the following link: 101 names
For the moment only 3 people have been arrested, 6 more have been charged but they could not be detained because they reside outside Spanish territory or do not know their whereabouts.
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All those who have fallen victim of this criminal set up should make sure they reported the fraud to the police.
If you had not written to us before and you did pay at some point to these FAKE lawyers, or their procurators, please let us know.
The Spanish newspapers that published the news about the arrests wrote the following about what happened:
The National Police has dismantled this criminal organization that would have defrauded more than 130,000 euros to timeshare owners located in the south of the island of Tenerife, as reported by the Superior Police Headquarters of the Canary Islands.
As a result of this operation, three people of 25, 30 and 55 years old, from Italy and the United Kingdom, have been detained as alleged perpetrators of three crimes of fraud and belonging to a criminal organization, and six more have been charged for the same acts.
The investigations by the National Police began in the month of February of the year 2018, when the first denunciation was received. Subsequently two more complaints were received, all from citizens of the United Kingdom.
The diligences practiced were able to demonstrate the modus operandi of the organization, as well as the identification of all its members. The remaining six could not be detained because they reside outside Spanish territory or do not know their whereabouts.
The members of the organization obtained listings of timeshare owners that had been defrauded before or simply owned a timeshare membership, or for some reason problems had arisen with the company that had sold them the property / membership.
Once they obtained the list, on the black market or from disloyal workers, they began a telemarketing operation in order to capture the most propitiatory victim. After contacting the victims, they presented themselves as a lawyer specialized in scam cases, informing them that they had been awarded through trial against the company that had cheated them or that for some reason had left them without the timeshare.
Likewise, they offered the possibility of taking up the services of this firm, to obtain all the money invested in the purchase of the vacation package on a timeshare basis. Once they agreed to be represented, they sent them various false documents, which they passed as officers, while they claimed different amounts of money to continue the negotiations, all with the purpose that they would be returned all the money.
Through this remission of false documents of courts, Tax Agency or advice, they gave the scam the legal appearance necessary for them to continue entering different amounts of money in bank accounts that facilitated them, until they realized the possible scam. In this way they obtained more than 130,000 euros.
The organization was distributed in three hierarchical levels. In the first would be the head of the organization, which made the decisions and steps to follow. In the second level would be the workers who performed the practical functions of the organization; location and contact with the victims, processing of documents, recruitment of personnel that would act in the third level; holders of bank accounts for the payment of the payments made by the victims. The third level would be those responsible for opening bank accounts for the organization and transferring the funds to the account of the leader of the organization.
Once the police report was processed, together with the detainees, it was placed at the disposal of the competent judicial authority. The investigation has been developed by agents of the National Police of the Local Brigade of the Judicial Police of the South of Tenerife, Adeje.