A new alert goes out for a company called Mendoza Morales Inmo. This is a cold caller, mainly targeting the German market and with a very strange pitch.
Mendoza Morales Inmo claims to be working on behalf of the Registry office in Fuengirola.
A Mr Hans Merten from ‘Inmobiliaria Mendoza Morales’ explains to the timeshare owner their surrendered week is still registered in the ‘registro de propiedad’ (Property Registry). He then explains that after speaking to the resort, they have notified him that maintenance fees have been adding up and come to a substantial amount, for example 3750€ as he told a consumer. But luck is on the side of the timeshare owner as Mr Mertens kindly negotiated this amount and managed to get it reduced to half of it.
The agreed amount would have to be transferred into a bank account, and once this amount has been received the resort would no longer request any further payments, and the membership could then be released for resale. Mr Merten is so kind to send this all by fax to the timeshare owner, including his own bank details and an official looking document with the logo of the Fuengirola town hall.
Very strange to say the least is the fact that on the documents this supposed Real Estate shows an address in Madrid: Calle Serrano 134, Madrid
Telephone number 91 101 22 43 & fax number 91 101 22 46
Luckily the timeshare owners checked with their resort and were told that there is nothing true in the story of this Mr Merten, and as a matter of fact they have never heard of him!
If you surrendered your timeshare and you receive a call from Mr Hans Mertens or any other person claiming to be working on behalf of a registry office and Mendoza Morales Inmo…don’t pay a penny! And please let us know!