Has Hacienda Services offered you a resale and arranging your NIE Number to collect the money?

This new company called Hacienda Services with website http://www.haciendaservices.com, has started to cold call timeshare consumers, and are offering a resale which they say they have in the pipeline.

The consumers who have alerted us are all telling us the same story about a first call by a company called We Buy Your Timeshare and then Hacienda Services takes over on the following calls.

Hacienda Services claim to have 2 addresses in Spain, both on the Costa del Sol:

In Torremolinos, Avenida Palma de Mallorca nº15 1 G, Postcode 29620 and an Address in Marbella, Avenida Ricardo Soriano Number 4, 3C, postcode 29600

They have 2 contact numbers, which is a Spanish mobile +34 632636622 , a landline 0034 952 600 352 and a fax number 0872 115 6343, email address is info@haciendaservices.com

Hacienda is the Spanish word for Tax Offices and it is clearly the intention of this company to confuse the timeshare owners and make them believe they are acting as an official agent.

On their website which was created on the 4th of January 2012 they go as far as displaying logos of the Tax office as if they would be authorized by them. Obviously this is a very serious!

When contacting the timeshare owners they claim to have the sale lined up but that the Spanish Government needs a payment of 11% tax over the purchase amount and in order to pay this the owner has to arrange an NIE number. NIE numbers are tax registration numbers which are used for residents to pay income tax in Spain and for those who own property / real estate in Spain. This does NOT include timeshare, and certainly you do not need an NIE number to sell a timeshare and the government is not charging 11% upfront from a timeshare seller.

To add up to insult, the payment is requested to be done by Western Union Transfer, so that is an unprotected payment to an individual in Malaga, Spain who supposedly works for the tax offices…

After the payment the timeshare owner should receive a bankers draft in 3 weeks’ time.

We know already what will happen after 3 weeks, or at least part of it…there won’t be a sale and there won’t be money in your bank! Time will learn if at that stage they have the nerve to claim even more money from innocent from the owner..

Please be careful, this company is certainly NOT genuine, and has NOTHING to do with Hacienda or any official entity in Spain.

Has Hacienda Services called you from 0034 632636622 ? Please let us know!

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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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13 Responses to Has Hacienda Services offered you a resale and arranging your NIE Number to collect the money?

  1. Vic says:

    Hacienda Services cold-called today ,(26/11/1 ) offering £25,000 for a Club Concierge
    timeshare ! A John Bishop suggested I make a payment through Western Union for the
    sum of £650 ,to be made payable to J.Lancaster . He then gave me an account number
    and sort-code. THEN he asked for my passport number –supposedly to help secure an
    NIE – He also gave me his contact number – 00 34 611336741. A Mobile !!!!

  2. Betty says:

    I have been contacted by a man from Hacienda Services claiming they had money waiting to be paid to people who were due Cash Back from a timeshare deal who did not get the money. He mentioned that the Cash Back company had been closed down and the funds were with the Tax Office. He mentioned that our postcode was stated wrongly and previous attempts to pay the money had not been successful. He was delighted to tell me he had 6000 euros (he even gave me the GBP equivalent of £5836.14 – which incidentally is not the current exchange rate). The NIE was mentioned and he arranged for a number to be issued (this was done apparently by someone in another office) and would cost £500 but they didn’t want any money until the draft had been delivered to me by UPS and cleared by my bank. This was due to happen this morning, Saturday 9th Feb 2012 between 10am and 12noon. I expect to hear from him again to say that the NIE had to be paid before the draft could be received as this is the only way he can get anything from me.

  3. Anthony says:

    NOELLA SANCE of Asociados de Hacienda rang me today and then sent details of the supposed Tax Office to Pay the fee to, by Bank Transfer or Western Union, because She said Credit / Debit Cards are not safe?.Their address is Asociados de Hacienda, Calle Puerto 9-12, 29601 Malaga. Tel; 0034602685728
    Hope you find this information useful, She also tried to Blacken Albert’s name. Regards Anthony

  4. Michael says:

    My octogenerian Dad bought a timeshare that turned out to be fraudulent. He has been very anxious to recover his money and accepted the cold-calling offer from Martin Pope of Hacienda Services Malaga (telephone 0034 632 707423) to achieve this.

    The required fee of £2,000 was to be paid by Western Union but Dad was told by Mr Pope that the original payee was unwell; subsequently we have been led to believe that Western Union had placed that name on a watch list which is as good a reason as any to go off sick…

    Dad was asked to change the Western Union payee to Mark Vincent Flynn of Hacienda Government Services, Malaga. This was causing him some hassle so he enlisted the assistance of my sister who discussed her suspicions with me. Finding this website clinched it for us.

    I asked a Spanish-born colleague to speak to the real Hacienda in Malaga (number from international directory enquiries). She was told that Mark V Flynn did not work there but the person she spoke to declined to give his name or his job title.

  5. Ian says:

    A company calling themselfs Asociados De Hacienda called yesterday claiming to have sold my timeshare for £12000.00 and wanted 8%tax sent to a third party because I was not NIE registerd and e-mailed a 214 form. I checked on the internet and found that the 214 form had not been in opperation since 10/06/2009.
    The third party on the 214 form was Paul Robert Stickland
    Address Senorio De Aloha Avda, Manolette, 29660 Nueva, Andalucia, Malaga
    The address Asociados De Hacienda, Calle Puerto 9-12, 29601, Malaga

  6. Martin says:

    Hacienda Services seem to have changed their approach. Dewie Hagen assured me that NO MONEY UP FRONT would be required as a company called A D Claims had been through the court for the cheque, (not credit card as apparently Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act might have got us the money back.) we paid to DWVC holiday discounts. A D Claims has “had problems” and is no longer in business. Dewie was quite up front saying that they were the equivalent of the HMRC. The address she gave was 30870 Calle Rebeca, 55 URB, Camposol Mazarron, Murcia. Her direct line phone number given was 0034 632 791 871 but strangely enough she didn’t know the main number of HS. She wanted the details of the documentation we had given to A D Claims (Not sure that we gave anyone any details – we have had about 8 companies offering their services for about 300 euros ‘court fee’.) and will ring back Monday. Presumably the % payment scam comes later! Dialing 1471 unsurprisingly did not reveal the numer that had called me.

  7. Andrew Wright says:

    Steven Andrews has contacted me and later sent me the very official form 214 [in triplicate] from notaryobligado. Different in that the tax I am to pay is only 3% whereas letters above say 10% or 4% – Steven can’t make up his mind. I have to take this to the bank to get a Western Union draft to Malaga for Diane Elizabeth Datson who is my English-speaking Tax official. I can contact her on 0034 952 600 351 but she (sorry the office) is closed 1pm until 3pm. Funny, that is the very next number after Hacienda Services number! Apparently the NIE or NIF number is not needed unless I actually want to go to the townhall in Malaga and hang around for 3 days with a translator and the correct documents. This form 214 is for non residents to pay their Spanish taxes – at 3%! Needless to say I am not forwarding any money at all and the new company replacing Haciendo will have to wait awhile. Thanks for the original warning

  8. Alan&marlene says:

    Just had a phone call (01983898384)from Summer Sun to see if we were interested in selling our Club Class membership!! Said that they were holding an event in Birmingham tomorrow where it could be offered for sale to people who wanted to buy these memberships. Ha ha.

  9. Linda Cotter says:

    We have also been contacted by someone saying that they are working for the administrators of Personal Travel Group which is going into liquidation. They are asking for 10% tax to be paid to a lady called Emma Tanya West and then they will deliver, (this Friday) a cheque for half of our reclaim money which was agreed when we sold our timeshare. They sent us form 214, and the money has to be cash, sent via Western Union, and we are somewhat suspicious. Does anyone else know anything about this?

    • Stephen Winn says:

      Only half of your re-claim money… they told us that we get all of it within 24 hours…. apart from minor details (i.e. amount due to you and length of time it takes to get it) my eaperience is exactly the same as yours Linda

  10. Stephen Winn says:

    I have been contacted by Hacienda services. A Mr Steven Andrews claims that the Spanish inland revenue want 10% tax in order to release monies owed to me. The 10% is to be paid to a Linda Marie Roberts who purports to be a Spanish Tax official assigned to my case. I have been given a telephone number of 0034 952 600 352 on which to contact her. and have received an e-mail containing a form 214 .It all looks very official and sounds too good to be true as I can re-claim the tax. I realise that you have pointrf this out as a scam but has anyone actually investigated these people ?

  11. P.S.Tingle says:

    I have been contacted today by Hacienda, they have sent me a very official looking form (214) which I’m supposed to fill in and return to them with the 5% fee to release my funds. At least they promise to send the cheque out to me by courrier on Friday (today is Tuesday) that is if I can get the fee to the person named on the form tomorrow. I have to say that as usual they were very convincing but I managed to delay things saying I wanted the form translated (I know a fluent Spanish speaker) and I did express surprise that the Spanish government wanted ‘tax’ on something which wasn’t earned or interest on an account but merely returning stolen money. The gentleman (I use the word loosely) insisted that they wanted it on all money leaving Spain. Thankfully I have found your site and know now that my suspicions were well grounded.

    • K M Jacobs says:

      Just been contacted by a femail by the name of Daisy Stop, from Hacienda, After reading your letters I am sure that it is another scam, at will not be sending money to them. Thank for the info

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