Inmobiliaria Alhambra from Seville a tricky cold caller with upfront fee.

A new cold caller has been brought to our attention, Inmo Alhambra from Seville.
This company with a name that suggests they are a Real Estate “Inmobiliaria” contacts timeshare consumers by the ways of cold calling.

After the cold call and the great news they have a buyer lined up for the timeshare, they email the consumer a bunch of papers with Company presentation and Sample Contracts.

Inmobiliaria Alhambra claims to have their address in a village close to Seville; Avenida del Primero de Mayo 12, 41860 Gerena, Seville, Spain

Contact number (0034) 693 976 778 and fax (0034) 976 362 153
Email: inmo-alhambra@spainmail.com

They do not have a website, which is a shame for a company that explains they have been around for so many years and so successful, one would expect such a company to have at least a basic website.

When checking the address on Google, it appears to be a real address and there is indeed a real estate on the address mentioned…even the name is the same.
Wow, we must admit that the creativity of the people behind the Timeshare resale company Inmo Alhambra has gone one step further to make sure that when people check they feel it is all genuine..
But when contacting the “real” office in Gerena on totally different contact numbers of course…we are assured by a Spanish owner he has nothing to do with timeshare resale, neither do they speak English or any other language!

So, to continue with Inmo Alhambra who calls timeshare owners, after the initial call and the presentation of documentation they break the news of the upfront fee. They call it a security fee and the amount is calculated as 9% over the sales price. Supposedly the money is transferred to the “Trustee” but when looking at the paperwork the name on the bank account is the name of an individual and no Trustee is mentioned at all!

To cut a long story short, we have a cold calling company, offering a guaranteed resale, charging an upfront fee which goes against the law, by bank transfer which means the payment is not protected, their address is copied from another company…and it all sounds too fishy to continue!
Have you been called by Inmobiliaria Alhambra from 0034976362153 ?
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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8 Responses to Inmobiliaria Alhambra from Seville a tricky cold caller with upfront fee.

  1. Deborah says:

    Inmobiliaria Alhambra in Gerena does exist, is reputable and has a web site http://www.inmobiliariaalhambragerena.com/es/
    I’m sure they’ve got nothing at all to do with this Inmo Alhambra time share scam. I’m popping in to the proper Inmobiliaria Alhambra tomorrow and will show them this site and the comments, in case they want to take legal or other action to protect their reputation.

  2. Maria says:

    Same here,
    They contacted me for a timeshare that my parents own.
    Pay over 3000€
    sadly all too late now, or is there a way to get the money back?

  3. CHRIS says:

    I HAVE PAID 1025 EUROS SO FAR TO THIS COMPANY

    THEY ARE ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE WITH UNPAID TAXES ON MY POINTS

    OF 4049 EUROS THEY WANT ME TO PAY 1049 INTO THE SAME ESKROW ACCOUNT

    BY THE END OF THE DAY !!!

    • Dear Chris,
      Well you have found the blog, so please do NOT pay them a penny more!
      We will send you over more information by email.
      These people are fake, there is no sale.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

  4. Mr. Ryan says:

    Funny, my parents have also received documentation from them and had previously been in touch with Travel and Leisure, seems they TOO were using the same phone number.
    This is getting interesting; are they really all one and the same?

  5. Kev says:

    My parents were sadly scammed by this company – just over 3000 euro. Took me minutes to find the scam and this site, sadly all too late for them.

    Incidentally, you mention another similar company on here and they share phone/fax numbers, ie same scam office… Iniexsa Inmobiliaria!

  6. keith says:

    I was approached by this ‘company’ representative, (Aaron) who claimed they had a Finish buyer for one of my timeshares and a load of points I had. The person had allegedly purchased several properties, timeshares and other GVC and Diamond points, and was looking for more as he rented them out on a business footing. As said in your blog, they sent loads of official looking papers which all looked convincing, and the patter was also so off pat it seemed true. After a day or so he said I needed to pay fees which were to go into an escrow account as the sale had gone ahead and the fully refundable fees needed to be paid to progress the sale and register it. It must be genuine as there was a swift account, a traceable bank account and all the right looking paperwork. Despite my misgivings, I paid the fee and I duly got the official release form for my funds. When the money did not arrive, I was phoned to advise by Aaron that there had been a problem with the tax office and they had demanded 50,000 euros in back tax. It seemed Aaron had had a hard day of negotiation and the tax office finally agreed to settle for 980 euros, a ‘piffling’ amount in comparison to what they had originally wanted. Ive heard all this before so I tld a Aaron I was unhappy and would fly over to pay the tax office personally. It might be a problem though. for a foreigner to go to a tax office and pay what was owing???? ……… Yeah right……..so Iv’e been scammed and ‘Aaron’ says the company will dissolve the agreement if I am unhappy and refund all my money. Guess what, I’m not holding my breath as now I know Ive lost a chunk to a scammer.

    Beware, as always, if it sounds to good to be true, go with your first instinct and run like hell!
    KV

    • Hi Keith,
      Many thanks for your comment.
      You are so right, they sound really professional and the paperwork has all the bells and wistles to make them look real.
      So sorry you fell for this.
      We will be emailing you some more information.
      Kind regards
      Customer Care

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