JR Abogados, more fake lawyers from Tenerife

 

One of the latest cold callers is a company using the name of JR Abogados (FAKE).

This (fake) lawyers’ company is based in Tenerife and their way of working has all the looks of the Fake lawyer group from Tenerife that has been defrauding consumers over the past years.

These bogus lawyers are using or better said abusing the name of a genuine lawyers company that is based on mainland Spain, and certainly do not have anything to do with claims against timeshare companies or similar. If you compare contact details you will see they do not coincide!

As consumers tell us, the representatives of this company who seem to have their full history of timeshare ownership and dealings, tells them about a claim being lodged shortly in the courts.

This representative is referred to as the “Senior Consultant” Mr. Matthew Forton.

Follow up emails are signed by Maria Navas from the Legal Department.

The bogus law company JR Lawyers quotes as their address the Avenida Daltar 109, Edificio Borla, 38001, Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Once they have the consumer’s attention they quickly go over to asking money for all kinds of fees and taxes before the consumer can actually get the awarded amount transferred to their bank account.

Please note that you cannot join a claim just like that, with a cold call from a company you never spoke with before.

There are no class actions in Spain against holiday companies, and again, you cannot just jump into a claim and join.

If you are approached by these “senior representatives” from J.R. Abogados or any other company telling you they are lawyers and you can join the upcoming claim, please let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

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Méfiez-vous des fausses sociétés de revente Macquarie Developments Ltd.

Une nouvelle société de revente bidon a été portée à notre attention sous le nom de Macquarie Developments soi-disant basé à London.

Macquarie Developments contacts multipropriété parlant français propriétaires par appel à froid et leur raconter une histoire au sujet d’un acheteur d’entreprise qu’ils ont déjà en attente, vif sur l’achat de leurs semaines, et le prix offert est bien sur le prix de marché actuel.

La société qui étaient censés acheter les semaines à temps partagé est Charter Queen basé à Hong Kongmais le fait est que cette société ne sait rien de tout cela.

Le propriétaire de temps partagé est demandé un paiement.

Macquarie Developments envoie au consommateur une copie d’une (fausse) contrat de revente et ils réclament de l argent pour les droits de revente et l inscription au cadastre.

Personne du contact de Macquarie Developments, cet Sophie Auvant.

Miss Sophie assez étrange utilise un compte Gmail pour communiquer avec les clients :

sophieauvant17@gmail.com

Et même s’ils sont basés à Londres, elle utilise un téléphone portable espagnol. 0034 602 44 29 **

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!

S’il vous plaît nous contacter par e-mail customercare@mindtimeshare.com ou laissez votre commentaire ici sur notre blog, et nous prendrons contact avec vous.

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Beware of fake resale companies Macquarie Developments Ltd.

A new bogus resale company has come to our attention as the supposedly London-based Macquarie Developments.

Macquarie Developments contacts French speaking timeshare owners by cold calling and telling them a story about a business buyer they already have on hold, keen on buying their weeks, and the price offered is of course the current market price.

The company that was supposed to buy the timeshare weeks is Hong Kong-based Charter Queen, but the point is, there is no such company or buyer of timeshare weeks.

The timeshare owner is asked for payment to show their interest in selling.

Macquarie Developments sends the consumer a copy of a (fake) resale contract and they demand money for the resale rights and cadastral registration.

Macquarie Developments contact person, this Sophie Auvant.

Strange thing is that Miss Sophie uses a Gmail account to communicate with the customers:

sophieauvant17@gmail.com

And although they are based in London, she uses a Spanish cell phone: 0034 602 44 29 **

Please note that companies that cold call you, obviously got your contact details and membership details through an illegal source and if they offer you a resale guarantee asking to pay an upfront fee … they are not trustworthy!

Please contact us by email customercare@mindtimeshare.com  or leave your comment here on our blog, and we’ll get in touch with you.

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Mindtimeshare Active Companies September 2021

Dear All,

A new Month has started, and we have counted the active companies for the month of September, who have been contacting consumers with offers regarding their timeshare through un-solicited calls, emails and even SMS notifications.

There have been 33 active companies, of which 12 companies are new on the list.

For a complete list of active companies please click on the following link:

Mintimeshare Active companies Sept 2021

Names of the new companies are:

Most of the active companies are offering a claims service together with a relinquishment from the timeshare. Reading through the paperwork it appears that they are only offering a relinquishment and the claim is not guaranteed at all. Logical, as no legally qualified person has even looked at the case when consumers are handing over the money.

Consumers are attending Zoom meetings and are under the very mistaken impression that these meetings are harmless and for free. The way these meetings are conducted, and the length of time consumers are kept in the meeting, certainly reminds us of those meetings at the sales offices in certain resorts where people ended up signing their life away for the sake of getting out.

Here we have now a situation where people are sending money transfers and providing their card details after 4 hours (!!) of zoom meeting, without any interruption and without any possibility to check on all the facts they have been bombarded with.

Only when they get out of this meeting, they start to search online and find the warnings and complaints from other consumers about the company they just paid close to 2000 Pounds to.

Recently it has been brought to our attention that consumers who paid close to 12 months ago to similar companies, are now being approached by third party companies, assuring the consumer the company they paid to has gone into liquidation and the services won’t be delivered.

After breaking the news, the consumer is then offered new services and even a service to recover their money from the previous scammers.

After checking online at the Spanish Companies house, the companies supposedly closed or in liquidation, are still actively registered. And certainly, no third party should have the details of the consumer anyway…

So, are they the same people? Trying to get out of the clause in the agreement that states that the consumer can claim a refund if after 12 months their relinquishment has not been processed?

Please be extra careful with these calls because you already have been fooled once, and you don’t want to fall for this again!

If you received a cold call, letter, or email from a company you have not asked for information and never given your contact details, please do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

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Did Aegis Direct or Meridian Litigation go into liquidation?

We are receiving some very worrying emails from consumers who unfortunately paid to companies such as Aegis Direct or Meridian Litigation Advisors.

It seems that the consumers who paid almost a year ago to these companies, are now approached by other cold callers who have all the details of their payments.

The consumer is informed that the companies have closed, they have gone into liquidation or simply did not pay the “solicitors” who were going to take care of their claims and relinquishment. So, the bad news is that the consumer won’t receive the services they paid for.

This is of course quite upsetting, and it also seems very awkward that these calls are received just a couple of months before the 12-month contract expires and the consumer should receive a refund if the services weren’t delivered.

Why was the consumer not notified about this before? Was there not this mention in the agreement they could not claim a refund after paying, not even in the 14-days period straight after paying? And this was explained because the lawyers start straight away on their case!

But now, 10 months later, the story is that there was no money received, their file has not been touched and “we are really sorry, but we cannot do anything for you”

Well, there is something they can do for the consumer…

Help them with claiming a refund under the consumer act if they paid by credit card.

But this help comes with a price tag, if the claim is successful, the supposed legal company wants a 25% of the awarded refund.

For those consumers who are looking on the internet if indeed Aegis Direct or Meridian Litigation have gone into liquidation, please find the links to the Spanish Companies’ House where you can see that these companies are still actively registered.

Aegis Direct: https://www.infocif.es/ficha-empresa/aegis-direct-sl

Meridian Litigation Advisors: https://www.infocif.es/ficha-empresa/meridian-litigation-advisors-sl

If you have paid these companies and were waiting for their claims and relinquishment services to be delivered, you might want to read the warnings we placed on this blog some time ago:

Aegis Direct: https://wp.me/p1kmoi-41L

Meridian Litigation Advisors: https://wp.me/p1kmoi-3BU

If you paid to above companies and would like more information, please contact us by email at: customercare@mindtimeshare.com

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BCN Legal Group and the fake Court Case against Club Class

A new bogus company has been brought to our attention by the name of BCN Legal Group.

The representatives from BCN Legal cold call and explain to the consumers that over £27,500 has been awarded to them,  following a Spanish “Class 1 Court action” against Club Class.

To access these funds a tax reference is required which the consumer won’t have as they are not residents in Spain

But not to worry, BCN Legal can help the consumer with obtaining this number and all the consumer needs to do is send £2,500 to BCN Legal.

The good news is that the money paid for the Tax reference number will be refunded, so first the consumer must pay £2,500 but then when the Tax reference number has been submitted, the money will be reimbursed.

This reimbursement will be included with the amount on the cheque of the awarded money from the courts.

The agent from BCN Legal follows up the call with an email including a “compliance letter”. There is also a form the consumer needs to fill in for application of the Non Resident Tax number, this form they call the Model 2010 IRNR (Nonresidents tax certificate)

They also ask for a copy of photographic ID either a passport/driving licence or bus pass, for proof of identity, and a copy of current utility bill as proof of residency.

Please note you should NEVER send such proof of ID to people who cold-call you!

Contact details of this dubious set up are:

Email: infobcnlegalgroup@gmail.com

Address: Rbla. Catalunya 53-55, 7º-B, 08007, BARCELONA

Telephone:    0034 951 122 1**

For those who are in a doubt, please note that there have been no court claims against Club Class, and it is very unlikely there will be in the future.

In any case NOBODY should know you had a membership with Club Class unless YOU told them.

So, any cold caller with stories of claims and awarded money regarding Club Class should be treated with extreme caution and the best and cheapest way to deal with these callers is to HANG UP!

If you had calls or emails from BCN Legal, please do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

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Beware of the latest cold caller Newgate Legals!

A new cold caller has been spotted by the name of Newgate Legals.

When you investigate the way of working of Newgate Legals, and who they work with, you get the funny feeling these people are not new at all, and it probably is another name change.

Let’s start from the beginning.

Newgate Legal cold calls from a UK Landline 019135921** but they are not based in the UK at all.

They are supposedly based in Mallorca.

 

As with all cold calling “claims companies” they assure the consumer they stand a good change for a claim and obtaining a substantial amount through the Spanish courts. Never mind the consumer relinquished years ago or stopped paying fees, never mind if they bought prior to 1999, everybody has a claim with Newgate Legals.

Although they use the word “Legals” in their name, they apparently are not really “Legals” as for the legal part of the services they use another company; Tranquilitas Legal Consultancy in Mallorca.

Oh dear…yes!

What more can we say about Tranquilitas that we haven’t said before?

It also looks seems that many of the consumers that are approached, have paid to another claims company before. They paid Meridian litigation Advisors.

Does this not sound like Aegis Direct or maybe Arbitration Consultants? And what about J Foster Associates?

Newgate Legals is a registered company in Spain.

They were registered at the Spanish Companies House in March 2021. That is only 6 months ago. How many claims can they have done so far, taking in mind claims take up to 2 or even 3 years to go to court in Spain?

The nature of business is registered as “business consultants” a vague description which should not be necessary if you are a legal company.

And another detail is that the administrator of Newgate Legal is a Mr. Dragos Tanase who is also the administrator of the company J Foster Associates.

All this information is available on the internet.

Contact details for Newgate Legals are email: info@newgatelegals.com , Spanish number +34 871 18 08 ** and the above-mentioned telephone number in the UK..

It doesn’t come as a surprise that we are now receiving inquiries about cold calls from Newgate Legals, and the inquiries of Arbitration Consultants have stopped. Same thing happened before with Aegis Direct and J Foster Associates.

Same people or not, the offer is the same and we certainly do not recommend hand over any money to any of these companies.

They “free advice” in a zoom meeting quickly converts into paying a deposit at the end of the meeting of close to 2000 euros and a balance of another 7000 euros approximately.

Please remember, if you relinquished your timeshare, you will NOT be chased by the resort or any other company that has “taken over”.

If you have doubts, call the resort! They are the only ones who can give you the status of your membership.

Legal companies do NOT cold call. Neither do they work with other companies who do the cold calls for them!

If you have been approached by Newgate Legals, please let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

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Scam alert for the fake BBVA bank and the request for a Cross Border Litigation Permit

A new cold caller scam has been brought to our attention in the past week.

Consumers are receiving cold calls from supposed bank employees who are trying to transfer money from “abroad” into the UK Bank account of the consumer.

Names used are among others, Steven Ward and Ryan Wilson who call from the number 0203 290 22** and state they work for the Security Bank.

This Security Bank supposedly deals in transactions from abroad.

The bank employees are trying to transfer money but there is paperwork missing.

Of course, the consumer wonders where the money comes from that is going to be paid out, and the Security Bank employee can only see that it is from a Court settlement in Spain, and they mention the names of fraudulent resale companies the consumer paid to many years ago.

To get the paperwork in order the consumer is told he will be contacted by a lady in Spain; Natalie Gomez.

This Natalie Gomez will be able to give a clarification on what is happening exactly as she deals with the court and the (fake) BBVA.

The telephone number from Ms. Gomez is 0034 91 143 68**

Soon after this initial call the consumer receives an email from the bank in Spain which is send out from the email address: info@oficinademadrid.com

The email explains the following:

As you know we have been unable to find your Cross Border Litigation Permit, which is the reason for the delay on the payment of your settlement.

We have contacted the notary that the litigation company used for their legal documentation, and they have confirmed that they were never requested to action a Cross Border Litigation Permit for your case file. 

The Cross Border Litigation Permit is an essential document as it verifies the final verdict and demonstrates that the legislation between the UK and Spain marries up correctly, and that there are no ambiguously worded sentences, that could be observed as misleading and therefore jeopardize the final outcome of the case. It also allows the case to progress from Criminal to Civil hearing, so the claimant can be officially registered as the beneficiary of the awarded settlement. 

We have approached several lawyers that work in conjunction with the court and have had several quotes come back for the Cross Border Litigation Permit the best price being £2400.00

Please be advised this fee will be reimbursed to you from the guilty parties, this will take between 4-6 weeks to process.

The awarded amount of 33,650.00€ will be released within 3-5 working days of the full payment being received by our accounts.

Please find the invoice attached in order for the payment to be made in sterling to the UK associate account.”

Please note that this is a SCAM!!!

There is no such thing as court settlements out of the blue with thousands of pounds awarded to victims of scams that happened over 6 years ago and where companies vanished.

If you are not aware of being part of a claim, we can assure you that you are NOT part of any claim.

Neither is there such thing as a Cross Border Litigation Permit!

If you received a call or email from any of the people mentioned above or the supposed banks they work for, please let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

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Mindtimeshare Active Companies for August 2021

Dear All,

With the end of August 2021, we have as every month, elaborated the list of active companies that have been cold calling, emailing pr texting consumers with offers related to their holiday / timeshare membership.

In August we have counted 33 active companies of which there are 7 new companies added to the list.

For a complete list of these companies please click on the following link:

Mindtimeshare Active Companies August 2021

Some new companies don’t seem that new and they are simply name changes of precious active companies who think that in this way they can avoid being mentioned on the internet or consumers finding the bad reviews.

There are also new companies who have taken a name from a genuine company and twisted this slightly but still it confuses consumers. People trying to do their homework and research, end up looking at websites of real legal companies and think they are talking to the same people!

Careful with that, and always distrust cold calls for as much as their website looks amazing.

These are the names of the 7 new companies:

  • ADARGA Lawyers
  • Audiencia Nacional
  • Contract Support Centre
  • Resales Alliance
  • Select
  • Timeshare Investment Team
  • WDL Services

There are a lot of these bogus companies that seem to be working with “old” client’s lists which means that all the sudden we are again receiving queries about claims against Club Class or resale companies that were active over 10 years ago such as Blue Chip, Excalibur, True Valid, etc. Please note that there is nothing to recover from companies that have vanished over 10 years ago!

If you have been contacted by any company or individual with stories about awarded money through courts, recovering money with a claim, cancelling timeshares that are supposed to be cancelled already, etc. please do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

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Cold caller alert for Timeshare Investment Team!

A new cold caller has been brought to our attention, and they use the name of Timeshare Investment Team.

As per “Debbie Parker” the agent calling from the Timeshare Investment Team, the company the consumer was dealing with previously no longer exists so the relinquishment and claim the consumer paid for won’t be happening.

It’s not only very worrying that “Debbie” knows who the consumer dealt with in the past, but also it becomes even worse when the supposed “liquidated” company is Meridian litigation Consultants.

Meridian Litigation was a cold calling “claims company” who has taken a lot of people from innocent consumers for cancellation services and claims against the resorts, and nothing ever happened. And then they were gone…

So now we have Timeshare Investment Team, and their Investigation Board cold calling consumers to help them out with the fact they paid for a bogus service.

The number used by the Timeshare Investment Team is 0191 359 21** which appears to be number from Newcastle.

But it is not the Timeshare Investment Team that will help, and the consumer is advised that they will be called back by lawyers who are based in Mallorca.

Mallorca? For sure it won’t be Tranquilitas Legal Consultants?

Never mind who calls back, this whole story doesn’t sound right! Starting with the cold call, the fact they know you paid Meridian Litigation and supposed lawyers from Mallorca calling back…

If you received a cold call about dealings, you had in the past with Meridian, or any other Claims / Relinquishment company and the cold caller is going to “help out” please let us know.

You can contact us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

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Fake ADARGA Lawyers in Tenerife, the saga of the fake lawyers continues!

 

Yes, they go on and on, and every time we place a warning, these scammers just swap names and copy / paste a website and start all over again with another name.

Now we have Adarga Lawyers. The latest fake lawyers from Tenerife and NOT TO BE MISTAKEN with Adarga abogados in Mainland Spain.

A very clever trick to confuse consumers when trying to do their homework after the cold call, searching for these lawyers on the internet and looking at websites of genuine lawyers with a very similar name.

Please do not fall for this scam!

Adarga lawyers in Tenerife are not lawyers! Real lawyers do not cold call and do not make up stories of claims won in court and money awarded to a consumer when this consumer didn’t even know there was a case.

Contact details of the fake lawyers are:

Email: info.adargalawyers@consultant.com and 24-7-adarga@legislator.com

Telephone: 0800 066 49**

Person sending emails is among others: Maria Navas Alonso supposedly from the “Departamento Legal”

Careful, the website they quote on their paperwork is from a genuine lawyer’s company in Madrid! These people have nothing to do with these fraudsters in Tenerife.

If you received a letter, call or email from Adarga lawyers in Tenerife, talking about awarded money, embargos, and fees to be paid, please do not pay them a penny, and let us know as soon as possible.

You can reach us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

 

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Resales Alliance, cold calls and notary fees for a timeshare resale

Long time ago since we have seen a cold calling resale company. Most of the cold calls nowadays are from people pretending to be lawyers and legal advisors.

But we now spotted a cold calling resale company using the name of Resales Alliance.

The company Resales Alliance approaches timeshare owners and offer to sell their timeshare membership.

They do these resales through a supposed auction platform on their website.

In case the auction fails they even offer to directly buy the timeshare off the client.

But most of the consumers are lucky and they receive an offer for their timeshare membership.

But the next step is paying the notary fees, because for some strange reason there are notary fees involved in this resale.

The website from Resales Alliance is www.resalesalliance.com but a message comes up that the website is not safe. Not a very good sign when logging into a website!

The fees requested are to be paid into the name of the company which shows as Resales Alliance ® Meridian 

Email: accounts@resalesalliance.com

With the European law, the Timeshare Consumer Act changed in 2012 it was made more than clear that there is no upfront payment allowed with a timeshare resale.

Neither are we aware of the need of a notary to intervene in a timeshare resale as this is more the job of the Trustee who should change the deed into the name of the new owner.

If you received a call or an offer from the company Resales Alliance for the sale of your timeshare, please let us have your feedback.

Important question is always, how did they get your details and how did they know you are a timeshare owner?

You can reach us by email: customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

 

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Beware of the fake Lopez and Martinez Abogados!

 

Cold calls from Fake lawyers’ offices seem to be rather popular.

The number of cold calls we hear about from people pretending to be lawyers of employees working at lawyers’ offices, is terrible.

For some reason, they do sound quite plausible, and consumers seem to fall for these calls.

What is certainly very strange is that a lawyer would be cold calling, because this is obviously in conflict with the GDPR regulations.

Latest cold caller is using the name of Lopez and Martinez Abogados. The person calling is a Michael French, and he explains that the consumer has been awarded money through the Spanish courts.

But unfortunately, the money is under an “embargo” and to release this, the consumer will have to pay the relevant taxes.

Phillip King from the Malaga Law Courts (the Expats Department) will contact the consumer during the week to explain how the embargo can be lifted.

This is all lies and a big scam.

There is no money awarded and no people are calling out of the blue from a courthouse to explain about money, embargo’s and how to pay fees to get the compensation pay out.

The people from Lopez and Martinez Abogados, and the Expat Department at Malaga Law Courts are using the following telephone numbers:

0034 672 530 9** and 0034 602 581 6**, both Spanish mobile numbers.

If you have been contacted by the sweet-talking employee from Lopez and Martinez Abogados or by the Expat Department at the Malaga Court, please do let us know.

You can contact us by email at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

 

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Have you received a notification from the Audiencia Nacional?

We already warned on the blog about the bogus company called Interbank, but there seem to be many more names used by the people in the same set up.

This time they are pretending to be from the “Audiencia Nacional” in Spain and they send a fake copy of a wire transfer form with the supposed awarded money.

All copies taken from the internet and adjusted with the contact details of these fraudsters.

Please so not fall for this scam!

There is no money awarded in the courts in Spain, and nobody is going to “wire” you money into your UK bank account.

If you are receiving emails like this, from Tina Jones supposedly working at the Interbank UK and with telephone number:  020376473**

Or Maria Mendes and Maria Teresa Blanco Martin, supposedly calling from Spain, from Financiera Oficial and using telephone number:  0034 9119857**

All these people are fraudsters, so please do not provide them any further personal details, do not engage in conversation with them and most important DO NOT PAY THEM!

If you received messages like the one described above, please let us know.

Contact us by email at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

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Mindtimeshare Active companies for July 2021

Dear Consumer,

We are now in the high summer months and although it looks like everybody is on holidays, obviously there are still a lot of companies out there who continue to be active with cold calls and unsolicited mails and letters.

For the month of July, we have counted 35 Active companies of which 10 companies are new.

For a complete list of the active companies from July 2021, please click on the following link:

Active companies July 2021

The main subject of the cold callers keeps on being the supposed court claims and the fact all timeshare consumers can claim and get the money back they paid, or even double the amounts.

It is very worrying to see how so many people are dragged into paying an upfront deposit for services of so-called claims companies and their legal associates, during the zoom meetings with the “consultants”.

If before we warned about going into sales meetings and other meetings in person on holiday and ending up paying money as the consumer felt trapped and was under the impression, they wouldn’t let them out there… now this has moved to the comfort of the home and zoom meetings that last and last hours.

Without wanting to repeat ourselves, we must stress and insist that you should NOT PAY anybody who has approached you on a cold call or through another company or person who cold called you.

Do NOT PAY any money to people that offer you “free advice” and then ask you to pay during a meeting on the computer without giving you time to check the facts and think things over.

Sad enough the “carrot” is no longer the supposed claim through the courts and getting the money back, there is another reason why people end up paying money for these fake services.

There is another FAKE story these companies tell the consumer and this is about the  relinquishment of the timeshare that was never processed or registered and the upcoming debt collectors for years and years of fees plus interest.

Please, if you relinquished your timeshare years ago, we assure you that NOBODY is coming after you for thousands of pounds of outstanding fees.

And if you are not sure if you relinquished (despite not having paid any fees over the past years and not receiving any invoices…) TALK TO YOUR RESORT!

They are the only ones who can clarify this matter with you.

Not a cold calling “claims company” with fake lawyers.

It is really frustrating to see how these people are trapping so many consumers in their webs repeatedly.

And a special warning to all those who have elderly parents with a timeshare, please warn them as these companies seem to be targeting mainly the elderly.

If you received a cold call about your timeshare or holiday ownership, please let us know.

Whoever has called you, we are interested in knowing their name!

Thanks for all the consumers who keep us updated every single day, this is so helpful, and the information is of great value.

Kind regards

Customer Care

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Careful with bogus email from FAKE Manzanarez Abogados!

We have been advised by several consumers about the receipt of an email that has been send out by a company calling themselves Manzanarez Abogados Law Services.

The email, supposedly written by Julie Anne Morris from the Admin department, seems to be targeting consumers who bought into Eze Group many years ago.

The header of the email states the following:

THIS IS YOUR FINAL CHANCE TO CLAIM THE MONEY BACK YOU ARE OWED FROM EZE GROUP ..SOON ALL CLAIMS WILL END AND THERE WILL BE NO WAY OF CLAIMING WHAT IS OWED TO YOU,…WE WILL CLAIM 110% OF YOUR MONEY BACK AND YOU CAN PAY OUR FEES WHEN YOUR CLAIM PAYOUT IS SAFELY IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT…SO NO RISK!!

The strange format of the email, the name of the company “Manzanarez Abogados Law Services” and the numerous spelling mistakes in the text, made consumers suspect something isn’t right here.

The email comes from a “Gmail” account which isn’t really the usual practice for a “legal company”. The account is clientservicesmanzanarez@gmail.com

They certainly try to “confuse” the consumers as they claim to be based in Marbella and have copied an address from a real lawyer’s office with a similar name.

Please be assured that Manzanarez Abogados Law Services is not a genuine company!!

Another thing that has caught our attention is that a very similar, almost identical email was send out not so long ago by a company called Scudamore.

Please read the warning on the following link:Did you receive the email from Scudamore Law Services?

If you received the email as described above or anything similar, do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

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Couple jailed in the UK over scam with fake court claims!

 

It is not every day that we read news like this, although we certainly would like to see this more often!

This week the press made notice of a Stockport couple who defrauded the elderly and vulnerable out of more than £600k in “shocking” scam.

Sean Thompson, 49, and Caroline Preston, 38, duped victims into paying fees for non-existent legal work after wrongly telling them courts in Portugal and Spain had given ‘judgement’ against the notorious Club Class timeshare empire which collapsed in 2012.

They told the victims that the liquidators of the seven businesses collectively known as the ‘Club Class companies‘ were completing the winding up process, and subsequently confirmed investors who paid thousands each would not receive any damages.

Police said Thompson and Preston befriended their victims and even concocted stories about family bereavements before persuading them to transfer money. In total the amount of  £653,674 was defrauded by this couple.

On July 16, Thompson, of Churchill Crescent, Reddish was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court to six years and six months after pleading guilty to fraud and money laundering.

Preston 39, also of Churchill Crescent, Reddish, was sentenced to three years after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to fraud and money laundering.

If you are approached by telephone, email or any type of communication, from companies or people claiming they can get you a refund, cancel your membership or make you part of a court claim, please DO NOT PAY them any money and let us know!

You can contact us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

Source:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9806031/Con-artist-couple-jailed-stealing-650-000-cold-calling-pensioners.html

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/stockport-scam-crime-police-court-21091863

 

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Marketing Advice Centre, calling on behalf of who?

It seems like common practice that there are companies cold calling when the company offering the services is another one. Well, at least they use another company name.

This is also the case with one of the latest cold callers by the name of Marketing Advice Centre.

They cold-call timeshare consumers and ask them about their timeshare and explain that although they might have relinquished in the past, the consumer is still liable for the fees and the resort will come after them for the debt.

A debt which throughout the years must have mounted up to thousands of euros.

But before the consumer enters a panic attack, Marketing Advice Centre offers the solution to this problem!

A professional claims company who can help them with cancelling the membership once and for all, and on top of this claim back the money they paid for the membership.

This supposed “professional” company is “Arbitration Consultants

Indeed, the same company Arbitration Consultants as in our warning which you can read on the following link: https://wp.me/p1kmoi-47y

Arbitration Consultants offers the consumer a zoom meeting where they are explained about their problem with the resort and what Arbitration Consultants would charge for their services.

A substantial upfront deposit of £2000 being 20% of £10,000 fee with promise of refund if unable to cancel the timeshare contract within 12 months

Please note that if you relinquished your membership, your resort is NOT coming to chase you for any outstanding debt! If you have not received any notification from the resort about any fee, for sure your relinquishment was processed when they said it was processed and we have not heard of anybody paying debts of close to 10k for past years fees.

In any case, don’t ever let you convince in a zoom meeting of certain problems and services that can solve them, without doing proper research on all the things said in the meeting, and if needed, contact the resort.

There is no such thing as “legal services” that you need to pay there a then without a proper time to think things over and decide if you really want to go ahead with these services.

If you have been contacted by Marketing Advice Centre or any other company that refers you to Zoom meetings with so called “legal advisers”, please do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com

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Careful with the FAKE European Central Bank!

Again, we seem to have several fake banks who are cold calling consumers to tell them there is money in their accounts waiting to be transferred into the consumers’ account.

We all know there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but there are fraudsters who think consumers will believe them if they tell them there is close to 100.000 Pounds waiting to be paid out.

This time we are talking about a fake and fraudulent set up, calling themselves the European Central Bank or ECB

The agent “Sanz de Moral” from this ECB- European Central Bank contacts the consumer on a cold call and then reconfirms by email the tail about the money.

The email comes from the following address: EuroCentBank@mail.com

“Thank you for your email communication, Yes we are pleased to confirm 98,500.00 Sterling that comes from various sources and this was paid to several banks in Spain.

We have also contacted the Spanish Authorities Gov.Es in order to complete these transfers please confirm you wish us to assign this to an in-house lawyer who will cover the certificate and verification as all this must be done legally to assure completion of transfer to your account in the UK, you will be assigned the lawyer should you wish to go ahead and you may communicate direct with your assigned lawyer you are required to pay the initial fee to the following who will be assigned to your case:

Lobana Razia Amarir – In house ABG

Email:  LSAmarirECB@mail.com

Ms. Lobana Razia Amarir, a lawyer that cannot be found in any register of lawyers in Spain, asks a fee of close to 1500 Euros for her services, to be paid into her personal bank account in Madrid.

Most worrying is that in the email they actually mention bank account details of the consumer, so they not only got hold of the personal contact details, and the history of having dealt with fraudsters in the past, they also know which bank account they have. Probably because the consumer paid the fraudsters from the past by bank transfer, but really this information should not be in the hands of these kind of scammers!

We cannot stress enough that there is no money waiting anywhere to be paid out! This is IMPOSSIBLE.

Don’t let fraudsters talk you into a new fraud and have you losing even more money!

If you have been approached by these fraudsters, please let us know!

CONTACT US! customercare@mindtimeshare.com

 

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