Gestion Inmobiliaria Malaga, a dubious cold calling Resale Company

Several German-speaking timeshare owners have brought a company by the name of Gestion Inmobiliaria Malaga or G.I.M. to our attention.

The agent from GIM, Mr.Carsten Ritter explains to the Timeshare owner that there is a buyer for their timeshare who is willing to pay over 12.000 euros.

Really a very attractive price, taken into account the resale market is extremely slow!

After the initial contact Mr. Ritter sends a Sales agreement (Verkaufsvollmacht) to the timeshare owner with the details of the supposed sale.

All the seller needs to do is sign and put his bank account so he can receive the money.

They even assure the consumer there won’t be any fees to be paid, and the buyers will pay the notary fees.

On the sales agreement there is space for the town hall to sign as well.

As far as we know, there is no notary or Town hall involved in any sale of a timeshare week!

Neither do they need to see any ownership certificate and verify with the resort is all is in order, fees paid and weeks used or banked, etc.

Research on this company does not really show a convincing picture.

First of all, we have been unable to find a company registered with the Companies House in Spain under the name of Gestion Inmobiliaria Malaga.

The mentioned registration number B-786778657 does not exist!

Contact details for Gestion Inmobiliaria Malaga are, address Avenida Andalucía 10, E-29004, Malaga

Telephone (0034) 951 120 185 and Fax (0034) 951 238 075

Their website lacks all kind of company details and has no mention at all about timeshare sales or resale’s.

Emails used by G.I.M. are the following: and

If this company Gestion Inmobiliaria Malaga has contacted you with an incredible resale offer for your timeshare, please let us know.

You can reach us through the CONTACT US  form or place a comment on the blog.




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Have you received cold calls from Art Travel Kech based in Marrakech?

This alert goes out for a company called Art Travel Kech which is a timeshare resale company, based in Marrakech and with a very familiar pitch.

Art Travel Kech 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.

They explain to the consumers that there is already an agreed sale price and the price is surprisingly high for the sole purpose of convincing the consumer of the good deal.

Their address is Rue ibn el Benna, L’hivernage, 4000 Marrakech (Maroc) and telephone number 00212 644 263963

Email :

The website is

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 Art Travel Kech with the number 00212 644263963? Please, let us know.


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Avez-vous reçu des appels par la société Art Travel Kech basée à Marrakech?

Cette alerte aux consommateurs sort pour les entreprises de revente Art Travel Kech, basée à Marrakech et avec un pitch (argument commercial) très semblable lorsque elles contactent les clients avec des appels à froid.

Art Travel Kechcontacte 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 Rue ibn el Benna, L’hivernage, 4000 Marrakech (Maroc) et numéro de téléphone 00212 644 263963; adresse email :

Site web

Veuillez noter que les entreprises qui vous appellent à froid, 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 Art Travel Kech par le numéro 00212 644263963? S’il vous plaît, faites-nous savoir.


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Last chapter: Stafford Crown Court sentence, who is who?

Last chapter on the Stafford Crown Court sentence and the gang of nine British fraudsters who conned sick and elderly victims out of almost €1 million in a timeshare resale scam.

At least 470 people were targeted by the group in what has been described as a “cynical three part scam,” according to reports.

According to a police statement, the gang raked in more than €986,000 between 2012 and 2015, setting up a string of bogus companies and bank accounts in the UK.

In the previous chapters we explained who the main responsible were, and which companies they had in their names.

The other people involved in the sentence are:

Matthew Barker, 25, from Bromsgrove: Charged with fraudulent trading. Sentenced to one year and one month in prison, suspended for one year and six months, and 250 hours of unpaid work.

Steven Cross, 37, from Worcester: Charged with conspiracy to defraud. Sentenced to six months in prison.

Dawn Gingell, 55, from Hampshire: Charged with conspiracy to defraud. Sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

Brendan Hicks, 28, from Redditch: Charged with fraudulent trading. Sentenced to one year and one month in prison, suspended for one year and six months, and 250 hours of unpaid work.

Alan Sharp, 66, from Norwich: Charged with money laundering. Sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for a year, and 200 hours of unpaid work.

We certainly would like to congratulate the police with their investigations, which have resulted in this court sentence and justice being done.

It is a shame though that Mindtimeshare was not asked to declare in the court case, as we hold so much information on this set up and all connected companies.

We do hope that the investigations will continue over the other years where obviously these same people have been involved in other dubious companies, leaving many duped consumers behind after paying thousands of pounds for un-existing services.

Sentences like this show again that reporting fraud to the police does pay off, and does have an affect on the activities of fraudulent companies and individuals.

If you have been defrauded or they have tried to defraud you, please let the police know!

Don’t ask why the police aren’t doing anything, because if nobody reports the frauds the police are not aware of the extent of the same.

If you have any question or query about the above, or want to talk to us about a fraud you suffered, please let us know through the CONTACT US form or simply place a comment on our blog.



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The Stafford Crown Court sentence. Who is who? Part 4.

Our next chapter is dedicated to one of the names appearing on the list of individuals sentenced by the court, James Barras.

James Barrass, age 37, from Norwich who has been charged with money laundering and was sentenced to two years in prison.

The name of James Barras is one that has been following us for a couple of years, a name that would pop up every now and then before going quiet again for some time.

Consumers claim they have been contacted by James, William and Richard Barras and later on a Kevin Barras as well, although we are under the impression this was all the same guy.

As explained by the victims, one of the Barras “brothers” would cold call and state that they worked on behalf of Wachovia in Spain who supposedly were the administrators for ‘RECLAIM.GI

They requested an 11% of 24,450 GBP to release the reclaim money of the consumer.

After paying this percentage they would tell the Consumer that they would receive the money in about 4 to 6 weeks time but of course that never happened.

When the Consumer called them and asked where the money was, all kinds of excuses were given about the delay and followed by numerous other dates for the payment.

After a long time waiting the Barras “brothers” would ask for a further 5% for administration fees.

The initial contact by telephone was from a Spanish man from withheld number confirming details taken by Richard Barras 07749753051

Then James Barras on 07870994681 who would do the home visit to ‘extract the money from the consumer’ and for which he gave them a sort of receipt for the 11%, which was purported to be for Spanish, tax on the investment.

And last, again only on the phone, William Barras on 07804207673.

At some point they also introduced a Kevin Barras to the list, who called from 07905744041

The company name used apart from Wachovia was J&WB Financial Investment Services with an address at PO box 161, LS2 19BW

Last thing we heard about Wachovia and William Barras was at the end of 2017 when a Consumer alerted us about a cold call from a company called Language Service and Solutions.

Supposedly Language Service and Solutions (LSS), were acting as a UK intermediary language service for ADMINISTRATION WACHOVIA ESP

We posted a warning on our blog about this alleged fraud as well and the link is

If you have questions or information about the above and want to share this with us, please use the CONTACT US or place a comment on the blog

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The Stafford Crown Court sentence. Who is who? Part 3.

Daniel Carr has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and was sentenced to four years in prison

Daniel Carr, of Exhall Close in Redditch, also used the proceeds of the scam to travel and take expensive holidays and clubbing as a VIP guest and feeding a gambling addiction.

The following companies have been connected to the name of Daniel James Carr

  • Client Mediation Services ltd
  • Design Wizards Ltd
  • Sureseal Ltd

These companies were used to set up credit card payment facilities and the name of these companies appeared on most payment receipts from the consumers who paid the upfront fees of the bogus resale companies.

Although consumers who paid by credit card tried to get a refund using the Consumer Act protection, many of these claims were turned down by the actual credit card company due to the fact the money had gone to a third party, and they could not establish a DEBTOR – CREDITOR Link.

So not only were people defrauded out of their money by telling them lies about a buyer for their timeshare, the way this was set up also avoided that consumers could at least try to claim the money back successfully when they realized they were scammed.

The company Design Wizards was taking money on behalf of the bogus resale company called Timeshare Disposal Group or TD-Group about who we published a warning in 2014,

Another company investigated by the police is Creative Solutions Ltd

Creative Solutions was yet another company charging the money for the bogus resale services on behalf of Property Management Services (

Property Management Services was directly connected with Resale Consultancy Services (, Legal Release Ltd and Inspired Marketing Solutions

All the above mentioned companies had a director in common at some point which was Craig Simon Walker.

Craig simon Walker, 27 years old, from Redditch has been charged with conspiracy to defraud. He has been sentenced to three years in prison.

If you have any question about the above, you have been dealing with any of the mentioned companies or would like to share information with us, you can reach us through the CONTACT US form or place a comment on the blog.

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The Stafford Crown Court sentence. Who is who? Part 2.

We will start with Brian Carr, the 30 year old alleged leader of the conspiracy and the oldest of the two Redditch brothers who were at the heart of this ‘calculated and cynical’ fraud that netted more than £800,000 from hundreds of unsuspecting timeshare owners.

As per the Redditch Advertiser, Brian Carr had a lavish life style taking luxury holidays and feeding a £400-a-week cocaine habit.

He is connected to a range of companies, some of them set up through the Companies House and where he appears to be the administrator or Director.

The name of Brian William Carr can be found connected to the following companies:

Many of these companies have been mentioned in blog articles of Mindtimeshare.

As mentioned, the fraud is certainly to a much larger extend and involves many more companies, as in the above mentioned list, as many of them were on their turn directly connected with others.

So even though Brian Carr cannot be directly connected to those companies, there certainly is a link between them.

One of the main ones, and most active ones in the past couple of years is certainly RSB Legal.

RSB Legal was mentioned to us the first time in November 2015 and in direct connection to Ownership Release Services.

But RSB Legal was not the cold calling company who invited people over to discuss a claim against their resort at a meeting with a so-called Legal advisor.

The companies calling for RSB Legal have been so far:

For those not familiar with the above, all these companies were cold calling with the story about a claim against the Timeshare resort, guaranteed claims based on their numerous successes.

But consumers ended up in meetings with consultants from RSB Legal, selling them a relinquishment service, which had to be taken up prior to starting the claim.

Paying thousands of pounds upfront, many of these consumers didn’t even see their timeshare relinquished…and about a claim we haven’t heard anything.

RSB Legal “disappeared” at some point throughout 2017, leaving numerous consumers (victims) behind whom after trying to contact them wrote to us in great distress as they realized they had lost their money.

When RSB Legal stopped appearing in the paperwork the name of Standon Mortimer came up and has been used up to now for the same calls and same meetings.

In June 2017 we also detected a new Claims Company called Timesure Solutions.

The UK Companies House informs that Timesure Solutions Ltd is active since 23/02/2016, registered at the same address as the address shown on the website

Appointed Company Director is Brian Carr, from the same registration date.

The website, with telephone number 0333 5772 334, email:, address: Suite 7, The Business Centre, Redditch, B97 6HA, is connected to the company Timesure Solutions ltd.

They are shown as a company who handles Timeshare disposals and claims against the timeshare resorts.

In the next chapter we will continue the list of companies connected to the names of the people sentenced.

If you have any questions, or have been dealing with any of the mentioned companies, please let us know. You can reach us through the CONTACT US form or place a comment on the blog.

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