Mason, Goodwin & Lisco – http://www.masongoodwinandlisco.com – is a likely bogus timeshare consultancy which seems to be based in Tenerife, although pretends to be based in London.
They don’t classify themselves openly as a Legal Consultancy, although claim to be able to help timeshare owners who were misrepresented or suffered the miss-selling of their timeshares, and would help them to surrender their deeds to their resorts, which would allegedly result with the ending of the timeshare owners’ obligation to pay their annual maintenance fees, in a timeframe of one month!
I can confirm you that this company is not member of the Law Society in England & Wales, so it cannot provide any kind of legal advice. Neither is register at the UK Companies House or Spanish Companies House.
I am aware that this company is cold calling timeshare owners, requesting upfront payment of up to £400 to provide the previous service.
Upfront payments are illegal when requested in timeshare purchases, resale offers, as established by the new timeshare European Directive.
Timeshare owners who purchased their weeks in Tenerife seem particularly targeted, what it might tell us that the people behind this likely scam are using unlawfully lists of timeshare owners who purchased in Tenerife. Some of the people behind this likely scam might have worked in the past for timeshare resorts located in this island.
Mason, Goodwin & Lisco began an online campaign with Press Releases in a number of online channels last March 2010 as a way to boost their “corporate image”, although I have not detected any new positive online feature on them recently though.
And this very recent:
Trying also to give more credibility to their “brand” they also set up accounts in two social networks: Facebook & Twitter.
Their address is a mail forwarding company used by other timeshare fraudsters in the past:
60 Windsor Avenue
Their webpage does not comply with the basic legal requirements.
Mason Goodwin & Lisco which claims to be a UK based Legal Consultancy having access unlawfully to timeshare owners’ confidential information, and strangely they are not meeting their potential clients in the UK, but in Tenerife!
Spanish law does not allow Spanish Law Firms to market their services, so nobody working for Spanish Law Firms is allowed to cold call timeshare owners.
So who would be representing Mason Goodwin & Lisco in the meetings in Tenerife? UK solicitors? Spanish solicitors?
I recommend you NOT TO DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY and please, contact us urgently if you have been cold called by them.