La Loma Inversiones, Spanish real estate selling Timeshare for UK Owners?

Another alert on the blog, this time for La Loma Inversiones.

This supposed Spanish Real Estate company, based in Calle del Toro 1ª, 37002 Salamanca, Spain is cold calling timeshare owners to tell them about the buyers they have lined up waiting to take their membership of their hands paying good money.

La Loma Inversiones does not have a website, their email address is laloma@lawyer.com and their telephone is a landline (not exclusive to Salamanca) 0701 005 1796 and a Spanish mobile number +34 698 326 442

This company is not registered at the Spanish Companies House.

That’s not a lot of information for a company that claims to be on the ball and doing loads of real estate business, amongst which they sell timeshare as well.

The paperwork they send out looks all very official, explains all about Escrow accounts and how people’s money is protected for the sale…and the fact the timeshare owner will have to pay an upfront fee. Oops!

And to top it all off, no credit card facility, they want a bank transfer to a bank situated in a rural town called Alhaurin el Grande on the Costa del Sol in Spain…that’s about 500 km away from Salamanca, a long way they’ve come to open a bank account!

For us there is all the reasons in the world to recommend NOT to deal with these people, and definitely not sending them any money anywhere!

Have you had a call yet from La Loma Inversiones on 0034698326442 ?

Please let us know.

About mindtimeshare

Mindtimeshare SLU is registered Company reg number: B35957182 Mindtimeshare provides assistance to timeshare owners who have been defrauded by holiday clubs and bogus resale companies. The Mindtimeshare project was launched in February 2011. After dealing with timeshare members over several years who had been defrauded by numerous bogus companies and for large amounts of money, I considered launching an Organisation to help timeshare owners that have been targeted by bogus companies. On this blog you can find information about the different active scam companies and their “modus operandi” and also place comments, ask questions and see comments from other consumers who have the same doubts or have been through the same experience. Mindtimeshare has resulted in a huge success and has received the back up from not only timeshare consumers but also from the professionals in the timeshare Industry. Mindtimeshare helps timeshare owners who have been scammed by bogus Discount Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back companies; fraudulent timeshare resale companies; bogus class action companies and false lawyers and notaries. We offer professional answers and advice to Timeshare users. If you want to send an email instead of posting a comment on the blog please do so by emailing: customercare@mindtimeshare.com
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14 Responses to La Loma Inversiones, Spanish real estate selling Timeshare for UK Owners?

  1. Tony Perkins says:

    It has happened to us and it all seemed genuine we had all the paper through etc and yes we did part with money just over 3,000 Euros. we have tried to make contact and you have guessed it no-one there!!! so it appears we are one of the unlucky ones a horrible end to 2011.

    • Hi Tony, thanks for your comment.
      Indeed it is a very unpleasant story with La Loma but let us send you more information and see if you can recuperate the money paid.
      Regards
      Customer Care

      • Stanley Wilson says:

        I am in the same situation.Have parted with 2000+ euros to La Loma last October. Lost and cannot make contact. Any progress in tracking these people down and have you any more info
        Stan Wilson

  2. Chas says:

    Hi,

    Here’s how it works. La Loma rep number one (Administrator) phones and after much discussion, an agreement which looks very legal is drawn up and after an initial deposit paid to then, an amount of approximately 10,000 Euros is supposedly heading to the seller. Then, La Loma rep number two (Senior Accountant) makes contact and advises of complications, looking for more money for tax purposes, eg. Shortly afterwards, La Loma rep number three (Legal) gets in touch and makes you aware of further issues such as land registry and for the agreed money from the sale to go ahead and the money to be released from the escrow account, more money is required.
    The people who work for this Company are very plausible, very persuasive and persistent. They are also using CCA Associates as a Company name.
    Beware of any contact as they are very good at what they do and have no shame. I hope they sleep well.
    More to follow as time goes by.

    • Dear Chas,
      Thanks for your comment.
      You are right, these people are very good at what they do, cheating consumers it is, but they know how to do this very convincing.
      I hope you haven’t paid them any money and if you have, please not a penny more and let us know.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

      • Chas says:

        I sent a previous email this afternoon, please discard.
        Here is a further update as promised, after 4,000 Euros have been lost to the fraudsters. At least, someone had a great Christmas. As the money had been saved for further education costs and as this is now in jeopardy for one of our sons, I will make sure that I will meet with these people at La Loma in the future (or whoever they will be working for or wherever they will be working) to get compensation of some sort. This is not the end of this matter Mr Peter van der Berg, Mr Lewis Bari and Mr Adam Granger and I do hope you enjoyed a Happy New Year.

  3. Fipo says:

    Hi there,
    my parents, Belgians, living in Germany, were approached by La Loma Inversiones too.
    I was involved in the phone call because I already discovered two dubious timeshare companies previously. We told them, as long as we had not to pay a cent they could try to sell the timeshare. Now they sent us a blank contrat for selling time share property. It also brings up the 9% deposit etc. If someone is interessted in the paperwork they send me, I can send the PDF via Email. Also I checked their adress on gogle street view and could not discover any company scine or something else approving their existance. In the next call I will try to get more information about the persons.
    I noticed that the last two companies approaching us for the time share sale had coworkers from the Netherlands, as the guy from La Loma is.
    Best regards

  4. Gill says:

    I have received telephone call from company the ts consultants.com(thetsconsultants.com) claim to have contact with a number of large buyers and no money up front their fee apparently comes from the sale of the timeshare/points on completion of the sale. Obviously from previous company’s having approached us I am dubious, can you tell me if this is known to be another scam. There will apparently be another call in 24-48 hours with offer.

    • Hi Gill,
      Thanks for your comment.
      There is an article on this blog about TS Consultants and their meetings in Spain and UK.
      From all the comments we received, nobody actually did sell or dispose of their timeshare as the trick of the meeting is an expensive investment plan!
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  5. antony says:

    my name mr m a cheshire i have had a call from this person and sent me some papper work to read and alot of phon calls the papper work does not look right they said my time share would fetch £8.000 pounds be very careful with this person do not send money you will not see it againe

    • Dear Antony,
      Thanks for your message.
      These people are not to be trusted indeed.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

    • dave says:

      i have been offered £20,000 by the same people They wanted 9% as a bond but were “going to try and get it down to 3%” loads of phone calls and as you sais the paperwork looked dodgy!
      they e-mailed and sais i only had 7 days but that ran out on tuesday-they e-mailed me again yesterday…

      • Hi Dave,
        Thanks for your comment.
        Indeed they look dodgy!
        And their offer sounds too good to be true.
        Better hang up on them, would save you a lot of money.
        Kind regards
        Customer Care

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